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good morning. breaking news. damaging tornadoes ripped through at least five states including one that knocked over several train cars in nebraska. as you can see, storm chasers got dangerously close to the action. heated controversy. debate rose up over john mccain blaming some wildfires in crossings. illegal border we'll talk about it with the arizona senator. and foul play? a mother accused of sending threatening letters to a legal league official and his family all because her son didn't make the baseball team. all because her son didn't make the baseball team. today, tuesday, june 21st, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. if you're watching the weather, you could see some strong storms from texas all of the way up to michigan. that follows monday's system that produces dozens of tornadoes. >> fortunately there are no reports of serious injuries. we're going the get the latest and al's forecast. also ahead, casey anthony trial was brought to an unexpected halt on monday as judge admonished lawyers on both sides from bickering. is that case now headed for a mistrial? we'll talk about that, and we'll talk about the new report that highlights the alarming rise in dangerous food allergies in children. we'll tell you the details on that. also this morning, shocking new claim from latoya jackson. she says her brother michael was
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scared for his life and believed someone would attempt to assassinate him. let's begin with the stop stories of the morning. savannah guthrie is there. good morning to you. >> good morning, ann and matt. in the news this morning, there's hope today in arizona where crews battling massive wildfires have had some relief from the weekend's blistering winds. but hundreds of residents are still in evacuation centers and dozens of homes have been consumed. nbc's miguel almagare is in sierra vista, arizona, this morning. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. fires are burning across the region but the monument fire is considered the top fire priority anywhere in the country. today, it's still threatening homes and it's also on the move. our first look behind the fire lines outside sierra vista, arizona. the monument fire, a wall of flames, has charred 42 square miles, at least 60 homes destroyed. while some were allowed to return home monday night, 13,000
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had been evacuated. many living in shelters. >> see right now it's nice and green. >> reporter: arizona like several drought-stricken states is a tinderbox ready to explode. this year 4 million acres have been devoured by wildfires nationwide. the forest service says this historic wildfire season is caused in part by climate change. but arizona senator john mccain created his own firestorm saturday saying undocumented immigrants may be behind some of the blazes. >> they have set fires because they want to signal others. they've set fires to keep warm. and they have set fires in order to divert law enforcement agents. >> reporter: a spokesman for the u.s. forest service says there's no evidence to support mccain's claim. the national guard will join firefighters near the front lines later today. the good news, calmer winds are expected. savannah?
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>> all right. miguel in sierra vista, arizona this morning, thank you. today marks disgraced anthony weiner's last day in congress as his resignation goes into effect at midnight tonight. his official letter of resignation will be read on the house floor today. he admitted last week to engaging in online sexual relationships with several women. 44 people are dead this morning after a russian passenger jet crashed in heavy fog bursting into flames near finland. eight people survived the crash including a 9-year-old boy. president obama will announce tomorrow his plans for the first phase of a drawdown a of u.s. troops from afghanistan. he's expected to start bringing troops home next month and to hand over power to the afghans by 2014. now, to wall street. cnbc's melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange for us this morning. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you. european markets are calm ahead of a key confidence vote in
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greece today. the vote takes place at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. the parliament needs to pass new austerity measures, the country needs the fund to avoid default. meantime, here in the united states, we are watching for key existing home sales data due out this morning. sales expected to decline to the lowest level so far this year. >> melissa lee, thank you. and today is the first official day of summer. and where better to celebrate than rainy stonehenge? some 18,000 people came to watch the sun rise on the year's longest day, the mysterious site in england. the rain and overcast skies could not dampen the summer solstice celebrations. kind of an modern take on an ancient ritual. 7:05. back to matt, ann, and al. happy summer solstice. >> to you. first day of summer. >> feels like the longest day a lot sometimes. but not around here. >> no. no, no, no. >> mr. rocker with a check of te
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longest forecast of the year. >> we have severe weather to talk about. in fact, yesterday we saw a lot of severe weather. this is in sell bran nebraska. hamilton and york county. look at these storm chasers getting awfully close. cars going by just as the system moves on passed. then we have the arizona wildfire to talk about. the wallow fire is still continuing. the good news is they are finally seeing a lightening of the winds. those winds are finally dying down. that's good news. at night, bard, california, we're starting to see wildfires cropping up there. smaller fire but, again, very dry over the last 24 hours. they're having some problems. here's the risk area we're talking about. stretching all the way from texas on up into chicago, as far east as charleston, west virginia, as far north as minneapolis. showers and thunderstorms already firing up due to a big aea of low prrosu areunne braska. we look for more tornadoes there as well. rainfall amounts from one to three inches of rain from duluth, minnesota, all of the way down to houston, texas.
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>> good morring to you. a live look at san francisco. clear as a bell. and boy, our temperatures are warming up already. we're headed toward 90 degrees in the city, make sure you're ready, drink lots of water if you're outside. 98 in redwood city. your east bay, 103 in fairfield. 101 concord. 100 in livermore. tomorrow more of the same. no real relief from the heat until we hit thursday down to 83. in his state. we spoke with the senator earlier this morning. we began by asking him if he was trying to use this current tragedy for a political purpose. >> i was not -- i was not referring to the wallow fire. obviously, it was part of the question/answer period during a
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press conference. and the fact is i just had been briefed on this situation by a forest service official. and we all know that people who come across our border illegally, according to the fire service, according to the border patrol, according to the local sheriffs and law enforcement agents that these fires are sometimes some of them have been caused by this. and so, again, i'm puzzled over that there should be any controversy since the fire service is on record as saying exactly what i just repeated because i had been briefed on that just an hour or so before the press conference that we held. >> i'm going move on to another major story that's making news now. and that's the president's expected, planned drawdown of troops from afghanistan next month. especially in light of bin laden's -- the killing of osama bin laden. this morning the "l.a. times" quoting unnamed -- multiple unnamed administration officials
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saying the president expects to bring 10,000 troops home by the end of this year. and this is while general petraeus has talked about 3,000 to 4,000. how much is too many? is 10,000 too many to you, senator? >> first of all, i would like to examine the number that the president comes forward with. secretary gates has been very clear and very emphatic that, quote, modest withdrawal is in our best interest. i, obviously, would like to know exactly what general petraeus' recommendation has been, as well as other military leaders. but -- so i would like to make -- wait to make a judgment but if they're support troops, i think that that is somewhat acceptable. if they come out of the 30,000 surge, then i think that's a matter of concern. >> meantime, i would also like to ask you about something that the gop front-runner mitt romney said. he raised some eyebrows saying, quote, we learned that our troops shouldn't go off and try
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and fight a war of independence for another nation. only the afghanis can win afghanistan's independence from the taliban. do you think the gop front-runner made a mistake with those comments, sir? >> i'm not so sure it was, quote, a mistake. but i think we should remember why we went to afghanistan. it was a direct result of 9/11. because the attacks were planned and orchestrated by al qaeda in afghanistan as we know. so we took our eye off the ball. i will freely admit, when we diverted attention to iraq. we are succeeding on the ground militarily. and we have made significant success. this reminds me a little bit, ann, about of the summer of 2007 when everybody wanted to bail out of iraq. and there was a handful of us, including general petraeus, who said, no, we can win this thing. >> house speaker john boehner, i know i'm going on a lot of different topics. >> sure, no problem. >> lot of stories are making news.
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members of your party are saying that the president needs congressional approval now to continue war operations in libya. it's been three months. do they have a point there? >> i think they have a very valid point. i wish the president, also, by the way, would speak more to the american people about the libyan situation. gadhafi is crumbling. he will go, in my view. unfortunately, because u.s. air assets were not used to any effect, that situation has been prolonged with needless deaths and casualties. but the president clearly has engaged the united states in hostilities and john kerry and i have a resolution that we're going to be bringing to the floor as soon as possible. >> all right. last question this morning, senator. and it's about the presidential campaign. you know the latest numbers the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll found just 45% of republicans are happy about the current crop of candidates on the republican side. would you consider -- would you be tempted to jump in this race
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if the numbers hold true as we move further down the road? >> ann, there's a long history of masochism in my family but not so severe to make me want to jump in again. >> that's the final word then, sir? >> final word. thanks for having me on, ann. >> it's great to talk to you senator john mccain. thanks so much. and now here's matt. >> all right, ann. thank you. there are new developments on the largest job discrimination in american history. on monday, the supreme court rejected a class action suit by more than a million women against walmart. a decision that will make it a lot harder to mount large-scale bias claims against companies. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court this morning. pete, good morning. >> reporter: matt, some of the women who brought this lawsuit say they will push ahead with their discrimination claims against walmart. but in a major defeat for them, and as many as a million others, the supreme court threw out their massive class action lawsuit.
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it's a huge legal blow for christine turned down for a raise at a sam's club store and betty dukes, a walmart greeter who helped launch this case. she vows to fight on somehow despite the loss. >> it does not take away any of the belief that we have that our claims are justified and right. they won one battle but the war is far from over. >> reporter: they joined other women in filing a class-action lawsuit, claiming that walmart had a culture of gender bias that permeated its more than 3,000 stores, affecting decisions on hiring and promoting. but by a ruling of 5-4, with all three women justices dissenting, the supreme court said that wasn't enough. they say the employees failed to prove that walmart had a general policy of discrimination or to identify a specific common reason that caused all of the women to lose out on a raise or a promotion. lawyers for the company say this huge case is now dead. >> walmart has always said if there are individuals who have valid claims, the company wants to address those claims.
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but that's a different issue than trying to lump everyone into one big, massive class action which would be completely unfair. >> reporter: lawyers for the women vow to try smaller class-action lawsuits against viewer stores. the cases have already produced some benefits. >> a lot has happened in the ten years since we filed this lawsuit. walmart has been forced to make some changes in the pay policies and the promotion policies. >> reporter: both sides agree the decision will make it much harder to bring big class actions against corporations by generalizing a small number of claims into a big lawsuit. >> i think this is the supreme court's most important class action decision ever. it erects very big hurdles to bringing a single lawsuit by lots of employees against a big company. >> reporter: though the women say they'll keep up the fight it may be hard for many of them to find a lawyer with only small amounts of backpay at stake for each of them. that's why they filed the class action lawsuit in the first place, matt. >> pete williams at the supreme court this morning. pete, thank you very much. it's now 14 after the hour.
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once again, here's ann. >> matt, thank you. police are investigating the cause of a fiery car crash that killed two people including ryan dunn, one of the stars of the once popular mtv show "jackass." jeff, good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning to you. if you've ever seen "jackass" the tv show on mtv or the three movies that followed you have seen ryan dunn's work. she's done everything. he's done stunts and pranks. but this was not that. no stunt. no jokes here. there were no tv cameras rolling. police say instead, ryan dunn was driving back from a bar at about 3:00 in the morning in this small area in pennsylvania, driving down this road at a high rate of speed, police say, when he lost control of the car, swerved off the road, plowed through trees and landed in the woods. ryan dunn was not a role model
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and he never claimed to be, turning childish pranks into a money machine. he was part of the core cast on "jackass." first on mtv and then in three feature films which grossed hundreds of million of dollars. any number of these pranks could have killed him. but it was a simple drive during ryan's personal time that would end his life. early monday morning he posted this photo online at a bar with friends. that's him on the left. these photos also taken that night. the bar owner says he had a couple of beers. just hours later police say ryan was behind the wheel of his porsche and, according to published reports, may have been driving over 100 miles per hour. his car lost control, smashed the guardrail, and burst into flames. >> their show was called "jackass." and then all the dumb things this is -- it's just horrifying.
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>> reporter: at only 34 years old, ryan dunn was dead, along with a friend in the passenger seat. there was nothing left of the porsche. investigators identified ryan from his tattoos. >> he's going to be really missed by everybody. oh my god! it's moving! >> reporter: featured in a "jackass" movie she says ryan has sped before. have you yelled at ryan for speeding? >> yes, i've yelled at him for lots of things. >> he tweeted a picture of himself drinking just hours before the accident. >> i know. >> what do you make of that? >> he is not a big drinker. he was always responsible. >> with drinking and driving. >> as far as i know, he was, yeah, so i can't imagine that he would do that. >> reporter: just this month one of ryan's final public appearances. on nbc's "minute to win it" playing for a children's charity. monday his cast mates, too upset to speak, instead took to twitter. johnny knoxville wrote, today i lost my brother ryan dunn.
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my heart goes out to his family. rest in peace, ryan. i love you, buddy. and friends say everyone loved him. >> i'm sick because it's a waste. sick because i loved him. sick because he was talented. sick because i can't believe he's gone. >> reporter: police are still investigating this accident, ann. unclear at this point if alcohol was involved. they're still looking into that, as well. ryan's family has flown into town from places like ohio and florida to plan his funeral. too upset to speak, of course, but they released this statement to nbc news. we are devastated by the loss. ryan will be greatly missed, but he will forever remain in our hearts. ann? >> jeff rossen this morning, thanks. it is now 7:18. once again, here's matt. >> ann, thank you. we go to south africa now where michelle obama is kicking off her first major solo overseas trip as first lady. she's brought along her daughters and her mother. nbc's kristen welker is in johannesburg with the latest on this. good morning to you.
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rmp good morning. we have learned that the first daily michelle obama met with the former president of the south africa nelson mandela. the first time they have met and while details are still trickling in, this is no doubt a monumental start to this trip. a historic moment captured for the world as michelle obama and nelson mandela meet for the first time. her daughters also share the moment. monday night, they arrived accompanied by mrs. obama's mother, her niece and nephew. they got a very warm welcome, malia and sasha given african blankets to guard them from south africa's winter chill. the first daughters have been abroad before, earlier this year they accompanied the president to brazil, met the queen at buckingham palace but this might be their greatest to r esest fo world stage. >> they're celebrities. it will be nice to see the first
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children of america coming to south africa and actually interacting with -- you know, the continent has never had that chance. >> reporter: the red carpet will also be rolled out for marion robinson, the first grandmother who lives at the white house and helps take care of her granddaughters. but most of the attention will be for mrs. obama, america's first african-american first lady visiting her ancestral continent. >> to us, it's very, very, very exciting. >> i think it's a dream to be waiting for a young black woman. >> reporter: in the weeklong trip, mrs. obama promotes youth leadership, education and hiv/aids awareness and paid tribute to the most iconic figure with the tour of the nelson mandela foundation and visit robin island prison. his punishment for fighting against the racially oppressive system of apartheid. >> it's meaningful for africans and for south africans who have gone through this long racial
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struggle. >> reporter: this is mrs. obama's second official solo trip abroad. last year, she visited mexico. and earthquake-ravaged haiti. but she also raised eyebrows for a lavish private summer vacation with her daughter sasha to spain amidst negative economic newses. this week will likely draw a different kind of attention. >> the crowds are only going to be focused on her. and so, it is really her chance to have a global platform. >> reporter: a journey for the obama ladies that will resonate on two continents, half a world apart. mrs. obama met mandela who's 92 years old and frail health at the johannesburg home. in addition to malia and sasha, mandela's wife was present for the historic event. president obama met mandela back in 2005. matt? >> all right. christin, thanks very much. coming up, new drama at the
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casey anthony murder trial while the judge suddenly canceled proceedings and warned lawyers on both sides they could be headed toward a mistrial. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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>> good morning to you. flames ripped through a south bay fraternity house. marla tellez is live at san jose state or close to it with the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you can tell from our live shot it's a much calmer, quieter scene at this point. right over here to the left we have all 28 fraternity member who were inside the house at the time of the fire. they all made it out safely. they are currently getting briefed by san jose fire. the kappa sigma house is down the street. that's where they were living.
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smoke coming from the roof attic area. the fire quickly grew and other agencies were called in to help. the red cross not helping out because all of the displaced members, they have a place to go sue that is good news. the damage is in the front part of the house, upstairs ex10 sifr. one firefighter suffered burns. he has been treated and released so better news there. the cause of this is still undetermined. there are some reports that the fire may have started in the laundry room. we're waiting to find out more about that. streets in the area still blocked off. for a look at the commute we'll throw it over to mike. >> no official statement but as you pointed out, 11th, 12th, san antonio and san fernando around the house so we're going to mark that in the area. we have an accident northbound
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101 approaching around 13th. that's where you'll find slowing. a civic and a dump truck. north we have an accident off of 880 around lawrence expressway. causing additional slowing. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have a local update in a half hour.
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♪ yes, it is. 7:30 now on a tuesday morning, june 21st, 2 011. check out that view on the top of the rock. we couldn't ask for nicer weather on the first day of summer in new york city. spring officially coming to an end. going to be nice and warm hear hear in the big apple. take a look at the nice crowd out on the plaza. we'll go outside and say hi to them in a couple of minutes. we're instead studio 1a. coming up is the casey anthony case headed for a mistrial. live to the courthouse for the latest on what caused the judge
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to suddenly cancel proceedings on monday afternoon. >> also this morning, a mother accused of crossing the line because her son did not make a legal league team. police she she stalked and made harassing letters to an official. la toya jackson is here. she has a new book out. in that claim, she says her brother michael believed that someone would kill him. we're going to talk to la toya about that and other subjects coming up. but let's begin this half hour with the new developments at the casey anthony murder trial. kerry sanders has been covering it from the beginning. kerry, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. the judge is mindful, he has 12 jurors and 5 alternates cut off from their families now for 30 days. sequestered here in orlando, 100 miles from their homes in st. petersburg. these delays, the judge believes, were avoidable but for
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the petty personal conflicts between the lawyers on both sides of the case. casey anthony stands accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: but an undercurrent of ill feelings between defense attorney jose baez and prosecutor jeff ashton brought the entire case to a halt monday. >> all of this, folks, is going to stop. >> reporter: the judge says the petty bickering in court has come as lawyers on both sides beating the system. >> yes, there have been gamesmanship in this particular case. and it is quite evident there is a friction between attorneys. >> reporter: the judge says it's clear the defense withheld what expert witnesses would say to discredit the state's case. a violation of his long-standing court order. >> i just received a transcript of the deposition. >> reporter: and the state has
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failed to sit down with some defense experts and take their depositions as required by court order. one showed up unannounced at the prosecutor's office just this past week. on saturday. >> he was turned away. specifically by mr. ashton, not by an associate, not by a secretary, mr. ashton told him to go away. >> reporter: how much do these lawyers dislike each other? >> and these are really minor issues. >> reporter: minor mocks prosecutor jeff ashton? casey anthony sat trans fixed on the back and forth as her lawyer was sidelining her experts. >> he should not be allowed to comfore forth not even at the lefbth hour, at the strike of 12:00 and decide, okay, now i want to utilize something, and do it in a manner that is -- i
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don't want to use the word disingenuo disingenuous, but to do it in a manner that is unreasonable. >> reporter: judge perry said he is keenly aware that case law discourages punishes the lawyers now because there is but one immediate goal, a fair trial for casey anthony. >> it frowns upon that because you punish the defendant. >> reporter: the judge warned the issues here could lead to a mistrial, forcing him to start this all over again, going back to ground zero. but for the moment, he says, he will move forward with testimony. matt? >> kerry sanders in orlando. thank you. savannah guthrie is "today's" legal correspondent. good morning to you. this judge has had enough. he's told both lawyers that. the prosecution and defense, under what circumstances would he take the extraordinary step of declaring a mistrial. >> you just said it. it would have to be extraordinary. especially as hard as it was to find this jury all of the way
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from st. petersburg. the typical situation, something happens in front of the jury. some kind of prejudice to the defendant that cannot be undone. as nasty and contentious as these fights over discovery and witnesses have been, it's all taking place outside of the presence of the jury. >> by the way, the jury was not in the room for what we just heard. >> no. and for most of the bickering between the lawyers the jurors weren't there. >> let me ask a bizarre question, i think it's bizarre. can you think of any circumstances under which the we defense, for example, might be angling for a mistrial, something that maybe has been in testimony that they would love a redo on? >> well, i don't think there's any question that there's been some things in this trial that jose baez the lawyer would want a do over on. however, if he were trying to get a mistrial, number un, that would be unethical. number two, i might note in most retrials the prosecution tends to end. >> bad strategy all around.
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the tension between these two lawyer is always present or often present in a court of law. there's a legal cat and mouse game that goes on between prosecution and the defense. do you think, though, based on the high profile nature of this case that the television cameras are there and that both of these gentlemen and teams might feel as if a case like this could make or break a career, that the tension has been amped up? >> i'm torn answering a question like this because i want to say the cameras make no difference and the lawyers forget that they're there. but, look, in my trial the tensions are very high. these lawyers are not just working a long day in the courtroom, they're going back to their offices working all night, working through the weekend, the tensions are high, death penalty case, inexperienced defense lawyer. now add millions of people watching and three television cameras? yeah, i say it has an affect. >> by the way, the same dynamic when you talk about the judge, judge perry as well. how do you think he's fairing? >> it's clear that this judge wanted to set a tone early on that he is going to run a very
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tight ship. he's like a swiss train who starts on time. and that's another reason this irritates him so much. he's now lost, what, a whole day that the jurors are sitting in their hotel rooms. >> sequestered 100 miles from home, five weeks now. >> with all of their calls monitored, even what movies they want to watch has to be approved by the judge. most judges particularly in high profile cases don't want to waste their time. this irritates him and, in my experience, any judge who gets two lawyers before them bickering over things they should be able to settle for themselves is not a happy judge. >> savannah, thanks so much. 37 after the hour. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> narrator: today's weather is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by 100,000 mile, five-year power train limited warranty. >> good morning. we have a lot of nice folks.
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there weren't a lot here before, all of a sudden now there are a lot of folks. another tornado to show you. this back in central kentucky where we had some damage, luckily nobody injured. but it's just been really rough. r we had over 60 tornadoes yesterday and we will have more again today. temperaturewise, well, first of all, we have hurricanes to talk about. first hurricane is in the pacific 50 miles south of manzanillo, new mexico. dropping about 12 inches of rain. probably cause a lot of flash flooding there. now, the temperatures, we could use some of that rain in texas. temperatures have been averaging five to ten degrees above normal. and take a look at the drought. houston, over almost 18 inches below where they should be. dallas, under five inches of rain. they need the rain but they're only going to get about a tenth to a half inch of rain over the next 24 hours in southern and
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>> what's happening in our neck of the woods, temperatures rising. very rapidly. 67 in hayward, 69 degrees, 1 degree from 70 in san jose. headed toward the triple digits in the east bay and the south bay 100 in san jose, gilroy, los gatos, 103 for fairfield. 100 up in santa rosa. no relief from the heat unless you hit santa cruz. 85 today. by tomorrow, warmer possibly. 83 degrees thursday back to the 70s. pta mom accused of threatening a little league official's family when her son didn't make the team. we'll tell you about that. up next, are prepaid credit cards a good idea if you have a trouble controlling your spending? the risks and benefits, right spending? the risks and benefits, right after this. that can go the distance. that's why we gave the chevy equinox an epa estimated 32 miles per gallon highway.
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back now at 7:42. this morning on "today's" money, prepaid credit cards. according to federal reserve, they used to make $65 billion worth of transactions in 2010. that's up 35% from 2009. one of the pros and the cons and are they a good idea for you? jean is here today. good morning. >> good morning. >> why the growing trend with these prepaid cards? >> two things. we have a very large unbanked population in the united states. people who don't have a banking relationship. for them, prepaid cards are cheaper than using check cashing services. also a lot of consumers got into trouble with credit so they're steering clear. we also have the bank's nudging us in the direction of these cards because at the end of the
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july a new law goes into effect that limits the amount of nonby they can make on debit transactions. >> the idea of prepaid credit cards are pretty much as they sound. you basically pay in advance and you avoid the risk of getting into debt later. there are pros and cons. starting with the pros, you say there is no approval process. >> right. you don't have to have a credit history. these are a good option for a younger student, a college student as well as the unbanked people. >> obviously you can't get into debt unless you buy one that's too big, i guess. >> you can't get into debt at all because you are putting your own money on these cards. then it's gone, it's gone. >> it helps with budgeting. >> it does. if you want to go on vacation and you want to limit the amount of money you can spend, again, unless you reload it, this is going to limit you. >> the biggest benefit of all, no interest in no interest. you're not paying that. on the flip side, there are other charges and we should talk about that. >> the cons. you don't build credit.
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>> if you want to qualify for a mortgagor car loan or rent an apartment, you need a credit history. this is not going to accomplish that for you. >> most people don't raize they are not accepted everywhere you want to shop. >> right. and here we talk to the network branded prepaid card association. they say if you've got a card with a logo on it like mastercard, american express, they will be accepted where those cards are accepted but you've got to be sure you know what you're carrying. >> you say there are less consumer protections. for what? >> for fraud. and if you've got that logo you are going to be covered for the same things that network is covered for typically, but if you have an unbranded card you've got to watch it. >> if somebody steals your card and use it, then you're not protected? >> right. we're used to talking about zero liability protection on our visas and our mastercards. and in the case of these cards, if you don't have the little logo you've got to watch out. >> the flip side of not having interest is that there are higher fees associated? >> right. this is the big con. again, the fees vary all over the map.
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american express made some news last week. they issued a card that has lower fees. but you have to know what you're getting and you've got to read the list of fees because it comes from everything from getting the card to reloading the card to atm transactions. there's a laundry list. >> you are really taking care of us. >> doing my best. >> i know. helping us with our money, thank you so much. and coming up next, the mother accused of stalking a little league official because her son didn't make the team. thisat. 'sightfter is. [ male announcer ] walls can talk.
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we're back at 7:49. a suburban new york mother is facing serious charges this morning. police say it's all because her son failed to make a baseball team. nbc's peter alexander is in east meadow new york to explain this. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. this is the home of the east meadow mustang. little league is supposed to be about sportsmanship, team work and fun. apparently police say that was
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not the case here. one mom was so upset that her son didn't make the team police say she fired off a bunch of nasty lettering threatening a little league official and his family, even accusing the man of child abuse. went h when her son didn't make this team, police say janet struck out. the 44-year-old long island mother allegedly threatened the legal league official she held responsible for her son's fate. i know where your wife works, she allegedly works. i know where your daughter goes to school and your son's normal everyday routine. and, according to police, it didn't end there. >> just tell your wife and kids to watch themselves, especially at night. i don't care what it takes. i'm going to make your life and your family's life a living hell. these are not just words or empty threats. >> reporter: arrested wednesday night she was charged with stalking, aggravated harassment, falsely reporting an incident
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and endangering the welfare of the child. in the letters she addressed the little league official's school age son writing, if something terrible happens to your dad or mom or your sister, you can blame your dad for not taking these threats seriously. in another sent to the school afof the official's kids, she accused him of physical and verbal abuse. it was dismissed. >> she's regretful that she's been placed under arrest, but obviously she feels strongly that her family's been wronged. >> reporter: on the field last night the east meadows mustangs played ball but it really hit home. >> there's nothing justifiable to behave that way. >> reporter: parental bad behavior in youth sports is nothing new, where tempers can boil over in the heat of the moment. but if true these allegations are particularly troubling says
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psychiatrist. >> these are very thought through, premeditated, elongated process that went on. and in a way i find that to be more disturbing. >> reporter: outside of the home last night, attorney spoke on behalf of his client. >> she's a pta mom, dad's been involved in coaching and volunteering for many years. and a variety of different capacities. and so the allegations are shocking, to say the least. >> reporter: yeah, they are shocking allegations. we did speak to chiauzzi's attorney late yesterday. he says she is not guilty. but, matt, she is due back in court again tomorrow. >> bizarre. peter alexander in new york for us on this story. parents do get way, way too involved and carried away. i have a son in legal league and i try not to get that carried away even when his ace hardware team won their little league championship on saturday morning, which they just happened to do.
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>> good morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning two families are homeless after flames ripped through their home in oakland. take a look at these flames, the house is on 23rd avenue. the fire started around 2:00 this morning. thankfully everyone managed to get out safely. took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. so far no word on how it started. >> this morning one person is dead, three injured after a shooting in oakland. now police are trying to track down the person who pulled the trigger. neighbors called 911 last night after hearing gun shots and screaming. when police arrived they were told all four victims had been
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driven to hospitals. the three injured should recover from their injuries. so far no word on a motive or any arrests. >> breaking news from san francisco, police say they found a body at the marina green waterfront park. we have a crew gathering information. we'll bring you additional information throughout the morning. it's 7:57. it's going to be a hot day, first day of summer. boy, is it coming in with a sizzle. >> it is, laura. not even 8:00 and we're at 70 in sunnyvale with eight additional hours of warming before our highs. 63 in novato. 100-degree weather in the bay. the east bay the warmest, even the south bay a few of those triple digits. we'll cool off toward the weekend. let's get to you work now. how are we doing? >> we have an accident that cleared after about 20 minutes in lanes so that's a problem southbound 101 at sayser chavez.
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things are starting to move through the area. the report that laura told you about the bodysh it has beach street closed, watch for congestion through that portion of the city. we have slowing in the east shore freeway. not so bad through berkeley and look at that jamming off 242 off to walnut creek and slowing through antioch. starting to let up a itle through bay point and pittsburg. >> good to know. thank you for joining us for the latest traffic and news updates. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have a local update in about a half hour.
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8:00 now on a tuesday morning, the 21st day of june, 2011. summer officially arrives at 1:30 eastern time this afternoon. and we've got a big crowd on the plaza ready to celebrate the summer solstice in new york city. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. and la toya jackson is coming up. >> she has written a new book. there are some stunning things in there. she writes at her dad. he writes about her ex-husband. there's a lot to chew on. we're going to talk to latoya
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jackson in our studio in a couple of minutes. coming up, we're going to talk about dangerous allergies, food allergies. twice as many kids may be affected. we're going to get into what the possible reasons may be. and then a little bit later on, how many of you read "the girl with the dragon tattoo"? who should get the multimillion dollar fortune left behind by the author of that franchise? her partner of 30 years will speak out about her ongoing and bitter fight. before we get into any of that, we have gnsavannah guthri in for natalie this morning. good morning. >> good morning. in the news this morning on the first full day of solo trip to africa first lady michelle obama met today with former south african president nelson mandela, private unannounced visit. mrs. obama arrived in south africa last night along with her daughters and mother. also touring nelson mandela's foundation today. officials in iraq say at
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least 24 people were killed today when suicide bombers detonated two car bombs near the home of a local governor outside of baghdad. at least 22 people were wounded. a supreme court ruling monday shot down the largest sex discrimination case in u.s. history. a sharply divided court threw out a class action lawsuit against walmart filed by 1.6 million women who claimed the retail giant had a corporate culture of gender bias. the court says the women's potential claims did not have enough in common to be joined in one single lawsuit. the two women who initiated the suit say they will continue to advance their case. libyan officials claim a nato airstrike monday on the home of a top aide to moammar gadhafi killed civilians. they say they bombed a military target and they could not confirm any civilian casualties. that incident came one day after nato acknowledged for the first
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time that a separate airstrike in libya may have killed some civilians. hurricane beatriz is threatening popular tourist destinations today along mexico's coast. it strengthened into a hurricane on late monday with heavy rains and strong winds pounding the coast. now here's brian williams with what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." brian? >> savannah, good morning. coming up tonight on "nightly news" we're going to take a further look at this big walmart supreme court case and ask the question, will it ever be the same for women in the workforce? what changes now? that and more when we see you tonight for "nightly news." savannah, for now, back to you. >> all right, brian. thanks. now for a quick look of what you're talking about today, round-up online. a story we brought you earlier on "today" is burning up on twitter. "jackass" star ryan dunn died in a car crash in california hours after tweeting pictures of himself drinking. movie critic roger ebert responded on twitter, quote, friends don't let jackasses drink and drive, prompt iing a
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controversy online. veterans and civilians alike are retweeting about david hart. he was killed last year in afghanistan. 23-year-old set aside $150,000 of his life insurance proceeds to send 32 of his friends on their dream trip to las vegas. and yahoo!, twitter, and google are all buzzing over a new treat at this year's san diego state fair. fried kool-aid. balls of batter filled with kool-aid powder are deep fried and then rolled in, what else, more kool-aid powder. it's now 8:04. back to al with a check of the weather. >> thank you so much, savannah. a lot of nice folks here. california -- where in california are you guys from? >> we're from delano. >> you're absolutely correct. letha s whaeet'int'enppg.
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your forecast for today. memphis, tennessee, wmc-tv 5. afternoon thunderstorms. 92 degrees for a high today. on the satellite radar you can see that big low pressure system spinning around nebraska bringing around a lot of rain. some areas in minnesota, three inches. risk of thunderstorms in texas all of the way into western p.a. and west virginia. sunshine in new england going to be beautiful. record highs in the south good morning to you. well, we traded in the low cloud cover for cool skies and a really cool morning. already at 75 degrees in fairfield and 72 in hayward. same thing goes for san jose. later on today, the triple digits back on. the map is warmer than it was yesterday by five to seven degrees. 103 in fairfield. make sure you're drinking plenty of water if you're outside. it could be hotter tomorrow.
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be talking about what's in it. >> sure. >> you wrote, michael who confided in me years earlier that he feared assassination by those who wanted to steal his valuable publishing catalog and estate. you quote michael as saying, i'm even afraid to walk around in my own yard because i'm afraid they're going to kill me. i could never perform again because i know they're going to kill me. do you know who he's referring to? >> yes, he told me exactly who he was referring to. he was terrified. he was terrified of the fact that he had this catalog and he knew they wanted it. that catalog. >> catalog of music. >> his publishing which he owned over -- i think it was 750,000 songs just alone. so he owned everybody's publishing -- >> who did he think wanted to kill him to gain control of that catalog? >> women, everybody that surrounded that, that was involved in that. and he would speak about it. and he was very afraid. he said it was just a matter of time. he knew it was going to happen. when he first told me i was, michael, come on that can't be
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true. i didn't truly understand it in the beginning. but the more he explained it, the more i understood. not only did he tell me. he told my mother as well. >> one of the things that struck me. he said he was afraid to even perform yet we know at the time of his death he was rehearsing for a major tour over seas. >> that's right. >> what was the problem? he apparently had lost that fear. >> no, what it was, he was in a catch-22 where he knew that he had to perform and he had the perform ten dates because he was given so much. okay. i'll do this and only this. only the ten dates and that's it. >> so all the attention being paid to dr. conrad murray for the death of michael, you say he is the fall guy for a much larger plot. you write, quote, i decided to investigate michael's death and go public with what i found with the hope of getting justice for michael by identifying those who really killed him. and yet in the book, la toya, i couldn't find anywhere where you actually named someone or give proof of anyone actually killing michael. >> but when you read the book and you read between the lines
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and you understand, you will know what exactly michael led you to that, to what was going to happen. >> lead me to it. >> when you read the book you understand it completely. once you read it, you will understand it. and i have to say that i was not there when he was actually murdered. however -- >> but you do believe that it was not dr. conrad murray responsible for his death that someone actually murdered your brother? >> i believe that dr. murray was definitely the fall guy. i think that they need to invest gate this a bit more. go deeper into it. >> this idea of yours, and this belief of yours, has put you at odds with other family members. >> not at odds. >> you write in the book how the family always came together, for example, at the trial of michael. >> of course. >> -- earlier in 2003. but they're in the on page you in this. >> in the beginning they were, oh, no, he's passed, let him lie to rest. you can't not let that be because his children thanks need to know what happened, they want
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to know what happened to their father. they were there. they understand. >> have you gone to the police now with information that you have uncovered in your own investigation? are they now looking in a different area? >> in the beginning i was with the detectives right there with them and i wanted the surveillance camera, i want to no everything and everyone who came in and out of that house. all of a sudden that's eradic e eradicat eradicated. they erase it but just the first three or four minutes there. >> on the subject of the trial of the situation the brother found himself in on two separate occasions with accusations of molestation. you held a news conference, i think it was in tel aviv in 1993, and you said pretty important things. quote, i can no longer be a silent collaborator of these crimes against small innocent children. >> absolutely. >> you now say that you were forced to say that by your former husband jack gordon. how could he force you to say something so damning about your brother? >> matt, when you're in a relationship when you're being abused and very controlling, he
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controlled everything i did, everything that went on in my life. he was working with a group of people that were working with my brother at the time, which, in fact, i didn't know. i wasn't privy to that. i wasn't privy to watch television. i knew nothing that was going on. when i went on television and said my brother was wonderful, he would never do anything like that. he hated that. the next day, you get on. went to tel aviv. he said i was going on vacation. i thought there was an award show. we drove up, all those cameras and people there. i didn't know. >> you had a complete change of heart in terms of your brother's situation with molestation. >> never had a change of heart. i always knew he never did that. and that's one thing that michael and i discussed and talk about because i had to speak to him about that. he said, la toya, you don't have to mention that. i know you. i know your heart i know he was making you do this. michael knew more than i thought. he would call me and tell me to get away from him. gordon is going to murder you. what i would want to say he would tell me if i didn't do what we he wanted me to do or
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say he was going to kill michael. >> you have also made comments about your father joe molesting you and other forms of child abuse. now you say no other man alive or dead did anything like joseph did for his family and i thank him for that. >> i do. >> is this a contradiction? >> no, it is not. my father did a wonderful job of raising all of us. i have to tell you that when you're young, you see things differently than when you get older. when you get older and you have children and your nieces and nephews, you understand why your father disciplined you the way he did. parents beat their children back then. they don't do that today. if you do it today, you're going to jail. >> but you stand by the comments you made about molestation and child abuse? >> my father is a very wonderful man, matt. i have to tell you something. my father is getting older. i love him with all my heart. michael loved my father at the end of the day. people are showing footage of michael speaking at my father the way he thought many years ago. at the end of michael's life he called my father several times,
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wanted him there. he even told his children, call grandpa, he will help me get out of this situation. >> you're standing by your original statements about your dad? >> my father is a wonderful person and always will be. he has a great heart and, yes, i do love him and care for him a great deal. >> la toya jackson, appreciate it. the book is called "starting over." up next, why dangerous food allergies in kids coar moremm on common and dangerous than you might think. i'm good about washing my face.
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doctor, noticed some strange reaks to many foods. >> it's very challenging because we have to obviously prepare special meals for her every time she eats. and we really can't eat out in restaurants unless we pack her food in a cooler. >> reporter: she's not alone. the study at children's memorial hospital in chicago surveyed families of more than 40,000 children aged 17 and younger. it found that 8% of children, that's one in 12, had food allergies. and more than a third of the kids with allergies had experienced serious reactions. >> we have to be aware that severe reactions can occur and this study shows for the first time that the prevalence of severe reactions was rather high. >> reporter: according to the study the most common allergies were to peanuts, followed by milk and shellfish. but allergies to all kinds of foods appear to be increasing and doctors are most fied as to why. the leading theory is that kids are not, posed to certain foods
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as early in life as they used to be. for audrey, it reveals food news. she's not allergic to shrimp. the conclusion? food allergies are wide spread and increasing. but they require an accurate diagnosis, so parents can be aware of those foods that present the greatest risk. for "today," nbc news, new york. >> dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical contributor. one in 12, why the rise? >> we're not sure. it may be a combination of things. one, we become germaphobes. and instead of going the old way of introducing foods one at a time, breast milk or formula, and then vegetables and then rice cereal and then fruits we throw a complex foods at children too early. it may be that their immune systems are hyper reactive so
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that when they get foods later in life, their immune system goes, wait, this looks like it's foreign to me. it overreacts and then children come down with these symptoms of food reaction. >> we shouldn't be probably introducing foods, we don't know that that's the cause, but we shouldn't be introducing complex foods until at least 1? >> follow your pediatrician's advice and introduce foods according to a routine schedule in infancy. >> what symptoms should parents be looking for? >> classic. >> how early? >> usually have to do with itching or tingling on the roof of the mouth. sometimes difficulty swallowing. any time a child says, mom, i feel like my throat is swelling up or having difficulty breathing. wheezing, anything you see on this list, you call your pediatrician. the one thing i don't want parents to do is say, well, i think johnny or susie reacted to shellfish last week. let's try it again today to see. you don't want to do that. there are ways to challenge with
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certain foods that may have -- may be questionable. but that is done in an allergist's office under extreme supervision because you don't want that full-on reaction where someone can really have problems breathing and have a cardiac arrest. >> you mentioned shellfish and they have been tied to shellfish, peanuts and the milk products. >> the funny thing about milk, human beings are the only ma'am what that after being weaned still consumes milk. we know it's a great source of protein. but those three things with absolute culprits. so if you're concerned about that, please, please, please talk to your pediatrician. >> dr. nancy snyderman, trying to make sure we're healthy. thank you. here's matt. let us now swing down to washington, d.c. our good friend willard scott checks in. willard, good morning. >> anniversaries, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, we've got it, happy birthday. let's look and see who our birthday buddies are today or
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anniversary. esther meyer of vandalia, ohio, 100 years old today. loves politics. watches all the politics shows on the el vision. loves debates and has her great faith and belief in the good lord. how about that? here is june sago of monticello, illinois. 100 years old today. an avid gardener. loves to do puzzles, plays cards, and all kinds of board games. good entertainment. joe ronning. north dakota. 103 years old. he's the official greeter for the home, and absolutely a good man that is loved by everyone that meets him. hope they say that about me when i'm that age, which isn't far off. and we have florence wallis. jenkintown, pennsylvania. 100 years old today.
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lovely, lovely lady. nicknamed bingo queen of the home because she wins bingo. and she says the good lord is her friend. how about that? laverna houk of malta, ohio. 105. and has devoted most all of her life to serving god and also in her community where she is beloved. always done good deeds. i like this. johnie and valentine jones, been married 76 years. and we love them. you know what? either -- oh, forsythe, missou i missouri. anyway, they've been happy married because they love each other and she never listens to anything he says. that's it. back to you. >> all right, willard. thanks very much. just ahead, the family feud over the fortune left behind by the author of "the girl with the dragon t ao."
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breaking news in san francisco where police followed a trail of blood and found a body near the marina. >> reporter: a biz skblar story out of san francisco. a body floating at the marina at the ft. mason parking lot, discovered this morning at 6:30 by someone passing near the boats. san francisco police waiting for the medical examiner to come and retrieve it. we know it's a male, fully clothed, and there is another twist. last night police got a call of a trail of blood in the street and came to investigate. they found the blood but no victim.
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san francisco police is interviewing neighbors, trying to find surveillance tape. it's all blocked off this morning as they continue to investigate. and the trail of blood, that begins -- that's one of the areas that they are focusing on this morning and, of course, as soon as we get any information on this, we'll bring it to you. but that's the story from here, live in san francisco, christy smith. laura, back to you. >> christy, thank you. right now it's 8:27. weather and traffic right after this. ♪
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well come back. just about 8:29, a lot of slowing popping up northbound 101 as you approach 237. an accident is clearing from lanes and westbound at lawrence, that's another accident clearing at the top of your screen. the earlier one off of 880, a slowing near mountain view. it jams up through the area. livermore has been a problem since early on in the morning and speeds in the 20s as you go towards the double interchange.
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8:30 on a tuesday morning, june 21, 2011. it's a pleasant morning this morning. around 75 degrees, just under that. boy, do we have a great concert planned for friday bruno, one of my favorite guys, super talented. i'm ann curry along with
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savannah guthrie. >> i love his new song "the lazy song." >> i know. he's -- and i love that little hat he wears. mate had to leave early on assignment. just ahead, the intriguing story behind one of the most successful book franchises in recent years. >> a lot of people have read the trilogy, "the girl with the dragon tattoo," 60 million books, a u.s. film out later this year, steve larson's death, a messy fight over his fortune and a fourth secret novel? just as compelling as the books. coming up we'll get the inside story from larson's long-time partner live in studio. >> later on, marlo thomas, she's back, as she has more ideas for kick-starting your life. how to get your career back on track after kids and divorce. >> 1:16, summer officially, so you may want to plan a summer
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party. >> summand we have easy ideas. before that let's get a check of your wr. >> today, we have a risk of strong storms stretching from texas all the way up into the upper great lakes and over into west virginia, western third of the country looki fantastic. mid-atlantic states, great lakes into the central mississippi river valley, sizzling in the southwest. beautiful in the pacific northwest. ashland, oregon, getting into the united states 80s. >> love my ashland. >> i know you well, hey, our neck of the woods is really warming up. we're at 75 in fairfield and 68 in the city of san francisco. 70 degrees now in san mateo. well on our way to triple digits. 99 in fremont and 100 in concord. the forecast high for santa
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rosa, 100. hit the beach in santa cruz if you want to be cool. 83 degrees tomorrow. finally a cool down and the 70s return on friday. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you so much. coming up neck, we've been talking about how to straighten out your closet for the summer. talking about what to save, what to toss. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ back now at 8:35. kick start your life today with marlo thomas. the author and actress is back to help another woman in need in the next phase of her life. marlo, good morning. >> good morning. we're really get there the this week. on monday we met a mom who didn't discover her passion until she was an empty nestor. this morning we're going to introduce you to a woman who left the workforce to stay at home and raise her children. but when her marriage broke up, everything changed.
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>> i had my whole life sort of planned out in front of me. i could see the road ahead. all of a sudden my life turned sharp, you know, with the divorce. >> reporter: tracey shapiro was married for 15 years. she was educated and philips acade academy in new hampshire and she excelled during the early years of her career. >> they actually had three people there working in the payroll department and they saw how much i could handle and i ended up doing the whole job myself. >> wow. but like many women, tracey left the workforce to concentrate on raising her family. >> how did it feel to stop working? >> i got pregnant with twins. and i thought financially that's not really going to be worth it to put them in day care the whole time. one thing after another, you end up with five children. but my life was great. >> now tracey's divorce has changed her outlook. >> one of my goals is to be as financially independent as i can be. >> reporter: in the essay tracey sent to us here at "today" we
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could tell that getting a job would mean much more to her than just a paycheck. you said, i feel very blessed that my children are happy and have adjusted to divorce very well. i have created a new home that is filled with love for them but i feel like something is missing. what do you think is missing? >> something for me. you know, i've spent all this time for everybody else. i just would like something of my own. >> reporter: tracey has spent the last nine months looking for work. >> how is that going? >> it's been tough. it's hard to try to figure out how you're going to make yours stand out. there's a lot of people out there that need jobs. >> reporter: so we paired tracye up with carol of ivorylaunch.com to kick start her employment search. >> it's very powerful to show that you had these increasingly senior positions at the same company. >> i loved working before. >> uh-huh. >> i know that i will love it again. it's that scary step of, you know, changing your life again. >> change is scary.
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>> yeah. >> tracey shapiro is here along with carol. she is the co-author of "back on the career track, a guide for stay-at-home moms who want to return to work" and cofounder of irelaunch.com. tracey, first of all, what has helped you most of all get over that scary fear? you know, the things you just said on tape are things that i think many women listening this morning can completely identify with. >> yeah. it's been a tough go for me, but meeting with carol has been really exciting and eye opening. it's allowed me to change my perspective a little bit. you know, she's offered a lot of guidance and sound advice. so it's made me feel more positive about the possibilities. >> carol, let's talk about that advice. you have some basic tips. don't downplay. >> right. >> that's something that tracey was guilty of before.
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>> that's one of the things i saw right away with tracey. she tended to not recognize or downplay her accomplishments. so tracey does sot tax preparation washing on the side and the way she got into this was that she prepared her own complicated tax returns, brought them to h&r block to get checked and they said they were perfect. and then they offered her a job on the spot. and she declined that. but that is resume material. so that's a perfect example of tracey just telling that in a throw-away conversation without realizing that's an accomplishment. >> fundamental thing we women don't always recognize our worth, what we can actually do. you also say make sure you're represented well on the internet. that's key. >> that's right. one of the first things i did when i hear her name is i went online to see if she had a profile on linked in which she did not and we are working on that. it's important for people who are starting out after being at home to set up an online profile. >> okay. also you say target very specifically people who can help
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you and meet them. what are you talking about? just going out and calling them, picking up the phone, what? what do you do? >> you hear a lot of advice out there about going to networking events, professional conferences. but we say take it a step further. identify people in your local business community who are working in your field, who might even have a job that you aspire to, and reach out to them, ask them if you can go in their office and meet for 20 minutes and hear about their career advancement, hear about changes in the industry. over the last ten years, however long you've been out. >> people love to talk about how they got to where they are. i can see how she's so helpful. she's helpful to me. you also say, marlo, no matter how old you, are don't give up on the idea of interning. >> that's great because the first step always to any job is to get your foot in the door. you can learn the trade. and show how hard you can work and that you're indispensable. i don't care how much money you can make in a job there is nothing that buys experience. now, you have to have a little
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money, cushion, to allow yourself to do that. but it's a great way to get? >> it is tough whenoff got the kids though. i mean, is that the biggest fear is sort of figuring out how do i keep my kids taken care of. >> how to balance it all. that is tough. that whole transition from going from a stay-at-home mom to a working mom can be a tough go mentally for you. so that's the tough part. >> is there anything you can say to tracey to help her build her confidence? >> i'm really excited about working with tracey. she has got exactly the right attitude. she's really motivated to move forward. she's absolutely relentless about going after this goal which is a quality you must have when returning to work. i want to invite her to come to our irelaunch return to work conference in new york city. that's going to help build your confidence. i'm also going to be your personal relaunch buddy. i'm going to work with you until you get hired.
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i'm really excited about your prospects. >> that's fantastic. >> also, we have many, many applications that came in to the "today" show and so many of them very exactly tracey's problem. >> being with other women then is what you're tacking about at the conference, know that you're not alone. >> and the women watching today can really learn from this and start to see how they can pick up their lives. >> that's right. because tracey is going to -- like all the moms you're profiling, are going to be starting a blog on today.com. you can follow that. good luck to you. we're so excited for you and your family. so good luck to you. and coming up next -- and you, marlo, and you. coming up next, the mystery behind the author of "the girl with the dragon tattoo" and the battle over the $40 million estate. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:45 with the intriguing story of the author
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behind the popular me len anymore trilogy, a man who died in 2004 before he was able to see the success of his books like "the girl with the dragon tattoo." the millennium trilogy is a global publishing phenomenon. the books have broken record since their first printing. >> his first novel "the girl with the dragon tattoo" became the first million copy selling e book. steve larson right now is one of the best-selling e book authors of all time. last year we were selling steve larson book every second. 550,000 copies a week. >> reporter: in sweden the books became hugely successful films, grossing over $100 million and hollywood took notice. the american remake of "the girl with the dragon tattoo" hits theaters in december. steve larrson died unexpectedly
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in 2004 at the age of 50 were any of the books were published. she lived with larrson for 30 years. he left no will and his estate estimated at $40 million went to his father and brother, who says he was estranged. eva has not seen one penny from any of steve's book sales if resulting family feud is as epic as his thrillers. fueling the controversy larrson reportedly left behind a 40 book on his laptop. >> the most basic question about the fourth book is, does it exist, what format is it in, who owns the rights to it. the hope is that at some point these issues will all be sorted out and book four will see the light of day because i know that leaders around the world would welcome it. >> eva gabrielle is with us this
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morning, her new book is called "there are things i want you to know about stieg larsson and me." stieg larsson, long-time companion died in 2004. you are just now writing this book. why did you wait? >> i didn't plan to write a look at all. i started to compile my handwritten diaries after stieg died just myself and it grew from there. it takes time because i work full time in another job, so i'm not -- i'm not a professional author in that case full time. >> we just saw an amazing success of this trilogy. stieg larsson is not a rich man in life but $40 million after his death. and yet you say you have not seen one penny of this. why is that? >> the swedish law is not really up to date. no cohas been tants will receive anything after divorce or when a partner dies so you're left
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dispossessed, you should say. >> no common law marriage like in the u.s. if you live with someone for a long time you are treated as a wife. >> no, i don't have we don't have that. we also don't have the possibility to go to court and let the court decide if theris a reasonable outcome. tragic. it takes time. >> a lot of people wonder, 30 years. why not marry? >> i think i explain that in the book. we couldn't for security reasons. stieg was writing at the extreme right wing and we had to keep him stay single in the public records so they wouldn't find his home address. >> because the home address was under your name and if you had been married it would have been revealed. >> just a precaution, yeah. >> we reached out to stieg larsson's father and brother and they said they offered you a seton board of the company that controls his estate. let me read this statement. quote, we have wanted to share
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income from stieg's works as well as cooperate with eva in handling the rights. we have, however, been driven unhappily to the conclusion that eva is not interested in working with us, or in having any contact with us. we find that both very sad, unnecessary, and unproductive. have you turned down their offers and why? >> they actually didn't come with any offers until hollywood wanted to sign contracts to do a new film. so they published an offer in the swedish media in november of 2009. and they didn't come up with any meeting or offers with me and my lawyer until a year ago. >> even if late, was it not sufficient? >> no, we didn't think so because i -- i -- the money wasn't a gift. the money they offered. it was to -- a settlement offer. me having no legal power or financial power on the board, i would just feel like a hostage.
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i could be voted downey time. i wanted to go on with my life and finish my book instead. >> let me ask you about this fourth book. you say you've seen 200 pages of an unfinished book. >> i estimate there's 200 pages based on how far i know that stieg was in the process in late august. and then he died just two months later. >> who else has seen it? >> nobody. >> okay. >> i'm sure of that. i'm also sure that it was never printed out because it was just on a back burner, so to say. he was doing other things at that time. >> do you think it should be published? >> i think it's far from finished and it's 200 pages, there are 400 to go. and i'm not sure that any author would like to have his works and characters being taken over by ghost writers. >> eva, it's good to shear your story. thank you. once again, the book is called "there are things i want you to know about stieg larsson "" and
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summer party and to show us how to do that we have the chef and owner of two new york restaurants that can r. called mia donna and donatella. so great to see you. we need some cooking easy recipes because you've been busy. you've gotten married. >> i've gotten married. i have a baby on the way. >> congratulations. >> very exciting time. >> so exciting. those are beautiful wedding pictures. look at you. are you teaching him how to cook? >> no, there's only one cook in the kitchen. he cleans up though. >> good. >> do you cook? >> i love to cook. but mine doesn't clean up that much. that's another story. let's talk about what we're making for our party. >> entertain for a crowd, we don't want to spend a lot of time if the kitchen. this is an easy go to recipe. grill the bed. this the olive oil, poached tuna and catalina beans. >> it looks like you put olive oil on the bread, too. >> of course. we toast it right on the grill. you can get your husband to do that. >> more importantly, you're making a pasta. i do like a pasta.
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>> no cook sauce. >> perfect. >> good quality ingredients. extra virgin olive oil. >> fresh right now, tomatoes. >> no cook sauce, get beautiful tomatoes. there are different colors, heirloom. >> slice them in half. >> do you want to slice? >> i can do that. >> slice a tomato. i've had this olive oil poaching. take it out. >> poaching in what, olive oil? >> yes, lingering. >> garlic and olive oil. how long? >> no, not poaching, sitting. >> that's fine. >> add olives for sharpness. some purple and green basil. >> like that or tear it? >> that's it. they're small enough. >> okay. >> and then you take your pasta and toss it. i want some pasta water. >> why do you need pasta watter? >> it acts as a starch and binds t. them together. >> more saucy. >> more cheese. >> by the way, you put the cheese in before the sauce is really mixed in. why is that? >> the cheese acts as a binding
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agent. the good thing about summer entertaining is this pasta, the more it sits around, the better it gets. >> that was so easy. salt and pepper, obviously, you add to that. >> semi fredo. >> okay. >> it's so easy. >> is it? >> strawberries, sugar, a liltte ly you're lick food processor. >> what is that? >> all you do is fold in the puree. and then the best part about it is you don't need an ice cream machine, you pour it in dixie cups. you let it freeze for two hours. >> there you go. one of these things or make it into a pie. >> you can make it into a pie or make it into a loaf. all you do is fold. >> fantastic. >> it's great and easy. ♪
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residents say the city should not finalize a contract with firefighters until the invest digated by an i cannd be investigated by an indendent epparty. we'll have a look at the forecast. it's going to be a hot one. we'll check in with christina after this.
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good morning. we're already in the 70s. 68 in napa, 68 in oakland. upper 70 sds headed towards the triple digits. 100 dreags in livermore and 9 oh in the city. it's warmer for tomorrow and then we start to cool off for thursday. >> for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook.
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another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning. viewers reacted strongly to our editorials, saying californians should pay $37 a person to save education. julia says, it's unfor the tham mabl turning away valued students. red says the value far exceeds $38 a year. hillary, a shortsighted solution that will cost us far more in the future. others ared a mabt th adamant t bigger problem. we'vovercommitted ourselves to paying out rid dick cue lus sums of money for menial work.
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cap the health and retirement benefits of all workers. and gary, a department of education staffer says, i've seen so much waste and corruption, it disgusts me. thanks to all and join the debate at editor yells@nbc.com. back with more on this tuesday morning, 21st of june, 2011. the sun is peeking out making sure that we know that today at today about 1:16 this afternoon, it is summer. the longest day of the year. we hope you take atage of the nice day. i'm ann curry with al roker. >> did you see tamara's toenails? >> no. but i have noticed it. >> bad idea. >> think your manicurist scared by a tiffany's box. >> thanks a lot. >> more on the tornadoes that
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are tearing through at least five states. one of those powerful twisters captured on videotape. knocking over several cars in nebraska. pretty amazing sight, al. we'll get the latest on that coming up. >> incredible weather here with the tornadoes but also ahead, what is next for congressman anthony weiner and his pregnant wife? how his inner circle including the clintons are reacting and one of maria shriver's friends after arnold schwarzenegger's shocking admission to a love child. we'll get the inside story of "people" magazine on those stories. >> and then the diet s.o.s. joy bauer helps us with weight loss issues. how to kick start it with protein choices and the best choice for your morning jolt of caffeine which ann always -- first thing i see ann, smell that coffee. >> i have a maker in my office and i'm moving toward the espresso and i saw that.
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we'll find out about that. before that, let's get a check of the morning's top stories and we have savannah guthrie in for natalie this morning. >> good morning. in the headline this is morning, there's hope today in arizona where crews battling massive wildfires have had some relief from the weekend's blistering winds. monday, calmer weather allowing firefighters to make some progress and quieter winds on tap for today, as well. in the meantime, arizona senator john mccain is under attack for stayi i saying quote substantial evidence of illegal immigrants responsible for the fires. the u.s. military is denying libyan claims that an american apache helicopter was shot down over libya today. u.s. officials say it was an unmanned drone aircraft that went down, either because of hostile fire or a malfunction. today marks the disgraced congressman thaanthony weiner's last day.
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he admitted last week to enga engaging in online sexual relationships with several women. we'll have more on this story coming up. on the first full day of the solo trip to africa first lady michelle obama met with former south african president mandela. a private unannounced visit. mrs. obama arrived in south africa last night along with her daughters and her mother. she's also touring mandela's foundation today. the supreme court knocked down a class-action lawsuit against walmart, the justices were split 5-4 ruling that the women's potential claims were too different to be bundled into a single lawsuit. the two women who initiated the lawsuit say they'll continue to advance their case. several tornadoes ripped through nebraska and one was caught on video tearing across train tracks, knocking several cars around like toys. it then barrelled across the road and took down power lines, too. no serious injuries were reported. president obama will announce tomorrow his plans for
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the first phase of a drawdown of u.s. troops from afghanistan. he's expected to start bringing troops home next month and then to hand over power to the afghans fully by 2014. new york state is the focal point today in the national debate over gay marriage. protesters from both sides gathered at the state capitol on monday expecting a final vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. however, lawmakers failed to resolve the issue, apparently hung up on exemptions for religious groups. well, a tennessee bear fought the law and the bear won. although not without a few scrapes and bruises. look as a tennessee police cruiser slammed into a black bear cub and caught the collision on the dash cam. the bear took a bump to the bottom and scampered off the road and perhaps learning a lesson to stay away from the traffic. wow. in ka coma, washington, crystal cook got a big surprise when the waiter was her boyfriend home early from
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serving in iraq. >> hi, how's everyone doing tonight? >> oh my god. >> i love you very much. >> i love you. oh my god. >> and i want to know if you'll be my wife. >> yes. of course. >> sergeant dennis worth says making decision to propose to crystal was the easiest decision he's ever made. now 9:05. back to al with a check of the weather. >> that is sweet. thanks so much, savannah. let's see what's happening for today. we got a strong risk of storms, i should say a slight risk of storms, first of all, hurricane beatriz. 90-mile-per-hour winds. you can see it's going to skirt the coast, bring 12 inches of rain and then out to sea. we have a risk of strong storms central texas to minneapolis, as far east as charleston, west
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virginia, and parts of ohio. a chance of tornados in this system, as well. but mostly damaging winds, hail, and torrent rain and rainfall amounts looking at one to three inches of rain. houston to dallas, memphis, tennessee. flooding already in dallas this morning and the plains we are see good morning to you. well, it's as clear as a bell over the golden gate bridge this morning but temperatures are already heating up. take a look. we're at 78 now in concord. 72 in napa. and the big winner, fairfield. 82 degrees right now. well on your way to 103 later on. 101 in napa. 100 degrees in santa rosa. i'd love to tell you that it's going to cool off tomorrow but it's going to be just as warm, if not warmer. finally the 80s return on thursday and showers come back in the mix for friday and saturday. time now for joy's sos where we try to solve your diet
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dilemmas. tackling questions about breakfast and whether food can pack on the pounds. joy, good to see you. >> good morning, al. >> start off with skype. go to brooklyn, new york. we've got the beautiful erin from book lynn. erin, good morning. >> good morning. hi, al. hi, joy. great to be here. >> thank you. what's your question? >> well, my question is, as you can see i'm in my office and my co-workers and i are just about to go out on a morning coffee run. we've been having a debate, what has more caffeine, a shot of espresso or a cup of coffee? now, we want to make the healthiest choice. joy, what do you recommend? >> i think joy has already had a little caffeine. >> so you may be surprised by this. even though espresso has a reputation for giving us a huge jolt, a cup of coffee actually has more caffeine than a small serving of espresso. this is what people get tripped up. when you compare ounce to ounce, espresso has significantly more caffeine. that's because when we brew it we useless water so it's super
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concentrated in caffeine. an ounce of espresso has between 40 to 70 milligrams of caffeine and there's only a measly 15 milligrams of caffeine in an ounce of standard drip coffee. but, we drink at least an eight-ounce cup of coffee. so the caffeine adds up and clocks in between 100 to 150 milligrams. so to settle your debate, a cup of coffee is a winner. >> we're going out for a coffee break. >> if you have a double shot of espresso though, it's a tie. >> all right. >> thank you. wow. that's good to know. thank you, joy. i appreciate that. >> bye pooi. >> your pocket book, too because the espresso is more expensive. >> right. >> lauren in dallas, texas. she's on the phone and she has a question about breakfast. >> hi, guys. how are you? >> great. >> good. i know that eating a protein rich breakfast is crucial for maintaining my recent weight loss of 35 pounds. >> congratulations. >> yeah. that's great. >> i am getting so bored with
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eggs and egg substitute. are cereals and oatmeals okay because they had added sugar and what is a really good breakfast to eat other than just eggs? >> cereal and oatmeal are perfectly fine. don't be afraid of a little bit of sugar. if you're buying ready made brand shs just look at the label and make sure there's no more than eight grams of sugar per serving. and if you're starting with plain and adding your own sugar, one to two teaspoons. again, perfectly fine. but there are so many fabulous, tasty, healthy, non-egg protein-rich breakfast ideas. i want you to get creative with things like part skim ricotta cheese, nonfat greek yogurt is packed with protein. also you can add a scoop of protein powder into your cereal or your oatmeal or into any fruit smoothie. you can make a classic blt for breakfast using canadian or turkey bacon. that's not great idea.
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>> sauce ssagsausage. >> that's delicious. i sprinkle cinnamon on to my cottage cheese and top it on apple slices. those ideas are going to keep you feeling full for hours after you eat. and congratulations on the weight loss. >> thank you. >> okay. have a great day. >> i eat a lot of fruit if the summer. is there such a thing as too much fruit? >> it pain mess to say this, yes. >> is it the kind of fruit? >> fruit in general. >> just fruit. >> fruit provides 100% good for you calories. but it's denser in calories than the nonstarchy vegetables. so i give the nonstarchy venlgables a limited billing. broccoli and cauliflower and lettuce and spinach but fruit calories will add up. for people who are watching their weight or who have diabetes my advice is to have no more than three servings of
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fruit a day. a piece of fruit. if you're not watching your weight and you don't have diabetes, you can have much more wiggle room. >> is there a difference between having a banana and having watermelon? >> watermelon is more watery, lower in calories. a banana is more dense. fruit in general, a good rule of thumb is no more than three servings a day. coming up, prince william turns 29 today as he and kate get ready to head to the united states. so how are the duke and duchess holding up as newlyweds? we've got the latest scoop from "people" magazine. and later, what's in and what's out. the hottest celebrity trends for summer.
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well today is officially the last day in congress for anthony weiner after admitting to inappropriate online sexual relationships that forced him to resign. meanwhile, one of maria shriver's friends reacts to arnold swartchwarzenegger's aff. she is a staff writer for "people" magazine. let's talk about anthony weiner, last official day in congress. what a fall. a lot of people are wondering, of course, about the status of his relationship, his wife huma is pregnant. she's somebody who is widely respected and loved in washington. what have we heard from them since he finally announced he was resigning? >> you know, we haven't heard much. and that is consistent with how huma has reacted throughout this
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scandal. we really pulled back the curtain on anthony and hum a's relationship in the current "people" magazine. it's fascinate a portrait we paint of a storybook marriage. anthony pursued huma for years. she really fell in love with him and he took great care to adapt his lifestyle to hers. it was a complete shock to her when this scandal hit. >> i know a lot of people are wondering what decision she'll make. i assume she'll be thinking foremost of what's best for this baby. but i mean, what are her friends telling reporters about whether she's decided to stay or go or wait a while? >> she does seem to be waiting it out. friends and family of huma's tells us that what she wants is what's best for her baby and her baby east f baby's father. she's made no decisions but friends do reveal that she is shocked, saddened and angry
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about this scandal that rocked her world. >> she has been incredibly successful in her own right. top aide to hillary clinton for many, many years. what have you learned about hillary clinton's reaction to finding out about this? and remember, at her wedding she was saying that huma was like another dauth to her. >> yes. and bill officiated at their wedding. a clinton confidante tells people that the secretary of state was shocked, and to use a another world for very angry about the twitter scandal and huma has been sticking close to the secretary of state. she began working for her in the clinton white house in 1996. this is a solid and storied relationship that goes back a very long time. >> let's go to another couple with problems. arnold schwarzenegger, maria shriver. mildred, mother of this child born to her between arnold schwarzenegger and her came out in "hello" magazine and put not only her picture but her own picture. i wonder about maria shriver's
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reaction to seeing this? >> they have no comment but a friend close to maria did hit back saying that the move lacked integrity. that allowing 13-year-old joseph, arnold and mildred's son to be photographed does not sit well with maria or her children. >> she claims she received no money, no payment whatsoever for being photographed and interviewed in "hello" magazine. >> that's correct. her lawyer does maintain this was not a compensated interview and, also, she claims that she really didn't receive very much financial support from on nald whereas schwarzenegger sources tell "people" that he has been supporting her financially since he became aware of the child's paternity. >> let's move to happier topics. the royals, a couple that seem to be getting it right, kate and william. princess catherine, i should say. she doesn't seem to be having any of the growing pain or growing period getting used to the role that prin sacess dianad
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to go to. >> she was 29 years old. he was acclimated to the role over a period of a decade. and she has emerged a style superstar. we simply cannot wait for her north american tour which kicks off very soon. >> just looking at her, have we yet to see any picture where she doesn't look absolutely perfect? and i notice that she's doing a mix of couture, very expensive clothing but also budget items, kind of mixing it up. >> there she is in a dazzling dress. stunning. we have learned that
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good morning. welcome back. 9:27. completely clear conditions. the sun is out. high pressure warming us up. to the warmest day we have seen of the year so far. temperatures are climbing already. it's only 9:30. 82 degrees in fairfield and 83 in sun vee veil. well on our way to the 90s and triple digits. 99 in fremont later on today. 100 degrees in san jose and 100 degrees in los gatos. not going to get too much of a break on the peninsula. 98 in redwood city. if you're looking for cooler santa cruz, 93 degrees, the coolest temperature on the map. it's going to cool down. 67 degrees for the overnight low. 83 by thursday and in the 70s. there's your cool down on friday and into saturday. let's check your drive with mike. >> it's getting crowded.
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we're looking over here, the speed is still very slow in many spots. 101 on the far side, and still off of 85, jamming past theçó airport there, slow towards old middle field road. i don't mean anything by calling it old field road. the peninsula is looking nice. east bay through livermore. accident and watch the approach. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. have a great tuesday morning. try to keep cool.
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now the summer officially gets under way today, summer concert series kicks into high gear and on friday bruno mars will be on the plaza. next week, miami sound from pit bulls. superstar blake shelton takes the concert stage. we'll have a little something for everyone this summer here in rockefeller plaza. >> i think pit bull is on every song. >> every song. >> featuring pit bull, you know? >> what does he do?
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>> he's got his own new cd coming out and now they have to return the favor. what he does is he rocks it. >> that's all that matters. coming up in this half hour, big development in the trial of casey anthony accuse of killing her young daughter. the judge got upset with the defense and prosecution. are we talking mistrial? we're going to go live to florida for the latest. >> much lighter note, now that summer -- what time is summer? >> 1:16. >> oh, okay. >> why did you see so incredulous? >> i thought you were wrong. sorry. >> he's the weatherman. >> i moknow, sorry. he's also sharp dressed. weather, wardrobe, bring it all in. show you the coolest look to beat the summer heat. i'm sorry, i thought you said 6:00 earlier. i apologize, great one. all right. we all know as we age our bodies change and so do our nutritional needs. this morning we're going to look at the food baby boomers should
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be included in their daily diet to help fight heart disease and diabetes. but first, al, if you're not so mad at tamron. >> never. i would love you to do the weather. tamron may not. >> time. >> i got a watch. >> let's show you what's happening. we're talking about today, we've got a risk of strong storms in texas all of the way on up into the great lakes. beautiful weather out west. 79 in d.c. -- make that los angeles. 81 in san francisco. record highs in the southeast. tomorrow that risk of strong storms makes their way into the northeast. the mid atlantic states are also look at beautiful weather out west. mild in the pacific northwest. sizzling hot from texas into the southwest. the heat will good morning to you. it's another warm day. 99 degrees.
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the forecasted high. some cities are expecting the triple digits. we're going to fall into the 80s but not for a few days. unhealthy air quality in the east today and that goes for all day today. if you're suffering from asthma or respiratory activity, restrict your activity. temperatures return to normal as of friday. that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up next, the judge in the casey anthony trial gets fed up on monday and abruptly stops the trial. so what happened? thter is.we r ht after this. ♪ all righty. oh, oh. you are a little biscuit. i'm carol. uh, we should skedaddle 'cause it's girls' night. so...okay. oh, wow. you got a skinny-dipping scene after the duel, right? well, i -- shh, shh, shh. show. don't tell. [ male announcer ] your favorite movies right when you want them. just a little -- okay. oh, wow. [ male announcer ] watch unlimited tv episodes and movies instantly through your game console or other devices, all for only 8 bucks a month from netflix. [ carol ] this could turn me into a history buff.
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orlando. they're from st. petersburg. they're cut off, sequestered in a hotel room here. and then there are these delays. delays that judge believes are avoidable. but for the petty personality conflicts between the lawyers on both sides. casey anthony stands accuse ochd murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: but an undercurrent of ill feelings between defense attorney jose baez -- >> here we go again. >> reporter: -- and prosecutor jeff ash stton brought the enti case to a halt on monday. >> all of this, folks, is going to stop. >> reporter: the judge says the petty bickering in court has come as lawyers on both sides game the system. >> yes, there have been gamesmanship in this particular case and it is quite evident there is a friction between attorneys. >> reporter: the judge says it's clear the defense withheld what
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expert witnesses would say to discredit the state's case. a violation of long-standing court order. >> i just received a transcript of the deposition. >> reporter: and the state has failed to sit down with some defense experts and take their depositions as required by court order. one showed up unannounced at the prosecutor's office just this past week. on saturday. >> he was turned away. specifically by mr. ashton, not by an associate, not by a secretary. mr. ashton told him to go away. >> reporter: how much do these lawyers dislike each other? >> and these are really minor issues. >> reporter: minor, says prosecutor jeff ashton? casey anthony sat trans fixed at the back and forth as her lawyer says ashton was sidelining her experts. >> he should not be allowed to come forth, not even at the 11th hour. at the strike of 12, and decide,
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♪ this morning on "today's" style, out with the old and in with the new. summer begins today, the longest day of the year, so that should give you plenty of time to clean out your closet and replace last year's looks with the latest trends. fashion expert is here with some hot summer fashions. you look beautiful. good morning. >> thank you. you look beautiful, too. >> we both have color, which is always the thing to do in the summer. >> color is very important. there's just some things you should plain toss or store. i'm going to show you the new hot styles to experiment with this season. >> let's jump right into it. the first look was hot last year. jegings. >> jeggings, they give the look of denim but the cop for the of
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the jegging. women lived in these but it's time to store them. they weren't so flattering on everybody, let's be honest, because they were skin tight. the new trend now is the wide leg flare pant. >> all right. let's bring out our model who is showing us how to rocke it this summer. >> high wasted. accentuates your waist. you want to do that. the flare at the bottom gives the illusion of a longer leg. again, gives the look of denim but more comportable than a jegging. >> you talked about the jging not being flattering to every ti body. >> your waistline is really good and flattering on most all body types. these are from anthropology for $118. pair it with a simple right t shirr. from h and m for under $10. >> thank you so much. let's move over to the next
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mannequin. thai d tye-died look. >> a new patterns a emerged and that's stripes. >> stripes? >> they come in all different shapes, but let me show you how to do stripes the right way. you want to do it in a nautical way. >> come on out, models. let's see it. >> or colorful bold stripes. like this dress, this is from maggie london. it's $138. you can get it at macy's. this is also like the perfect dress to pack for travel because it won't wrinkle. it hits right at the knee so it's flattering. just a cute wedge shoe like this. this is is $39 by ralph lauren. >> i love it. you look beautiful. excellent. i love that color on you. this is a hot trend from last summer. >> we saw this a lot, the banded fitted dress. it's called the bandage dress because it fit like a band-aid.
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it gives you curves. now it's about the bohemian free, loose style. you want it to hit the floor. so let's bring out our model for that one. this is my mom, actually. my lovely model. >> i love it. >> she's wearing a dress from ann taylor. it's $168. it's a little bit of a splurge but this is great because it works from day to night. >> i like that. >> you can wear it with flats or wedges. i think it's great if you have summer wedding or parties. throw it on and go. >> and it looks just as sexy as the tight dress. >> you think so? >> absolutely. mom, you look hot. very nice. very nice. let's go to the accessories out there. and the last year's trend, one of the celebrity's pictures with the last year's trend. gwyneth paltrow, the long necklace. >> the gladiator. i'm wearing one. but the gladiator shoes and sandals were really in. now it's all about high -- we're
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seeing this print everywhere. paiting suits and clothing but especially on shoes. you have a great variety and a great variety of price points. everything from a flip-flop, michael kors for 29 and nike air technology, $178. a little pea coat pump here by calvin klein for $89. >> the next thing, of course, handbags. this is one thing that doesn't change sizewise. last year's trend was oversized bag. >> big oversized bag. we saw the women wearing the mary poppins' bags. now it's really more about the structured clutch. so you can really have fun and experiment with color and pattern. under $50 from endless.com. $45 from nine west. or a little more fancy, banana republic. >> some people don't like tiny bags because of the cell phone. >> you can fit your essentials, lipstick, keys. you don't always have to dig
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around for everything. >> all right. and last but not least, the aviator style sunglasses that halle berry in those sunglasses. toss that? >> i really think you should. they were a hip and cool but we saw them season after season. now it's all about the cat eye. 1950 style from victory optical collection. exact replica of the most popular 1950s style. but they're really chic. $200. victoryoc.com. that's the cheaper version. if you just want do experiment, those are from h and m for $12.95. they look great on you. >> i like it. >> fashion forward. >> i feel cool already. and then for jewelry, let's go on. jennifer garner has a look that people rocked last year. let's see the picture of jennifer. >> it was a lot of heavy beading, tribal, colorful beads. that was just too much. for summer now you want to stick to statement gold jewelry. so one or two pieces is all you need. is this is all under $50 from
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avon.com from macy's, from forever 21, or you want to splurge on one really pretty statement piece like this from michael kors, $250. it will go where everything in your wardrobe. experiment with one or two gold statement pieces. >> great look. i love it. all the models look amazing. i like these glasses. >> you've got to keep those. up next -- i can't see. the best food for baby boomers. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on eat smart today, the best food for baby boomers. along with a well balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables to represent age related illnesses. today diet contributor is here with six categories of foods we should be eating. first of all, the basic question
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is, your nutritional needs really change as you age? >> you know we think things stay the same from when we were kids but your nutritional needs change every decade that time marches on. so there is always some basic habits. focus on the things that baby boomers, this is kind of roughly, you know, 40 age and over really need to pay attention to. more protein, calcium, vitamin d, getting frutsz and vegetables in to get that fruit and fiber. >> greet yogurt. >> triple duty food because, you know, as you go along you want to get the most nutritional punch for a particular food. three things. rich in ro pro teen. a lot of calcium. it's a concentrated source of calcium, as well as vitamin d. >> fruit and yogurt, it's better to add your own fruit because you're going to add sugars otherwise. this is something you can eat, you can eat it as a smoothy. it's portable.
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usually people can serve one serving a day and this is the way to go. >> omega 3 this is the one time we say fat is good. >> fat is good. coming from fish is going to be a great source. it also, again, is good source of protein and more vitamin d. you can get salmon, you can use tuna, you can use things in a can, you can get frozen. they're all going to be a really great source of omega 3 fats, good for heart health and brain health. the question is, what if you don't like fish or have a fish allergy. then you've gotta awalnuts and x seeds? >> they don't look too tasty. >> flax seeds you can bake with, you can dump them on cereal. but there's a newer flax powder you can scoop up and put into a smoothie, pudding, yogurt and makes it like that. same benefit. >> next one, red and purple fruits. this looks great. what's the nutritional properties here? >> all colorful fruits are going to look great. the red ones give at this time color that anti-oxidant
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licopene. you can get berrys all time of the year. don't forget about frozen. whether it's fresh or frozen, that's good. dark blue is going to be another anti-oxidant but you want to have these nutrient-anti-oxid t nutrient-anti-oxidants as value added. >> our next category? word of the day, vegetables other wise known as watermelon and tomatoes. >> this is the rest of our red fruit. >> i'm sorry. i've already messed up the word of the day. >> let's go. this is the cabbage family. things like cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower. these have nice detoxifying enzymes. they are great in fightsing cancer. it's not a -- these are good to eat. >> all right. leafy greens and then we've got to quickly do this.
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i think people know what to do with these? >> great source of calcium if you don't drink dairy products. vegetable, proteins, what do you do. >> hummus. >> hummus is good. you can grind it up. you can use it canned. you can add them to salads, use them to a side dish. >> thank you. >> you bet. speaking of looking good, hoda i work at the cable company, and i get to wear a hard hat... a question already! my mom says cable can't bundle cell phones. you mean wireless voice service? nobody does that. mom says at&t does, so... uh...uh... [ female announcer ] get more bundle choices than cable. call to get u-verse tv and internet,
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lawsuit filed against walmart. the high court blocked the class action suit yesterday saying it was too big. 1.6 million women and did not cause a common cause of discrimination for all of those women. the woman at the center of the case was from east bay. she says women will continue to fight. she accused walmart of paying women less and not promoting women. people are going to gather at the women's building in san francisco at 11:00 to protest. there will be rallies in boston and washington, d.c., as well. meanwhile, let's talk to christina. >> good morning to you. boy, oh boy. in you're in the east bay, it's cooking out there. 78 degrees. 77 in livermore. up to 82 in fairfield and we continue to climb for another five or six hours. expecting triple digits in livermore. fairfield, 103 degrees. warmer along the peninsula.
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redwood city, 98 degrees. tomorrow because we're going to start out so warm, upper 60s and low 70s. 83 degrees by thursday. finally the 70s back on the map friday into saturday. >> in the south bay, we're looking at a nice drive shaping up. an accident on 85 near he will camino. there is going to be glass in the roadway. an accident at popular. notice a much better drive than we see through this area. smooth heading through the maze and bay bridge. east shore freeway from richmond, cal decot, slowing in the eastbound direction. 580 bogging out through livermore. it's sticking around there. heavier traffic and forcing folks to slow down through sunol. >> you can always go to facebook for the latest traffic and news updates. search nbc bay area morning news
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hey, everybody. so glad you're here with us today. do you know what today is? >> i do. it's booze day tuesday. >> june 21st, the longest day of the year, the official start of summer. >> i did not know that. we started summer off early didn't we yesterday? >> we kind of did. >> we got a head start on summer on this beautiful boat. >> have a wonderful friend who works for a company called edmondson. they charter and sell the most
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gorgeous yachts in the world. since we can't afford to charter or buy he made this beautiful boat available for us. >> we're free-loaders. >> 93 feet called the retro blue. he said would you like to go around to lunch. >> we wanted to thank donny for taking good care of you. >> donny deutsch who is on with us today. it was christine's birthday. sara is there. >> who else is there? >> sara, john, donny. frank was supposed to go and jay was supposed to go. at the last minute both guys had bad backs. don't know why. it was just donny and his hairem. we had a really good time. donny's back is hurting, too. it is. >> it really is. but one of the nicest parts on the boat, we had such a great -- we had a delicious meal prepared for us. and nice beverages, too.
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>> a very lovely young man named ryan who poured the lovely beverages. we liked it so much we brought ryan to the show. >> hello, ladies. >> is that that same gorgeous wine? >> clos belie. it's not that expensive. for a magnum is $65. look how light that is. what did you do last night after we left? did we leave the boat in a shambles? >> no, it's fine. cleaned up a little bit. >> saw you watching us, donny and his harem. you talk, you die. you know that? >> what happens on the boat stays on the boat. >> that's why it's a boat. >> there you go. >> are we supposed to sip or look at you? >> thanks, ryan. >> thank you. >> you know what we are celebrating today, ryan? something you don't understand. today is national baby boomer
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day. how old are you 5? how old are you? >> 31. >> to be a baby boomer. i'm on the end. i was born in 1964. if you're born in 1964, you're a baby boomer still. >> that's not quite fair. they had to cut it off somewhere, didn't they? >> one more quick thing. >> i've got to tell you something yesterday. if you can't reach me today. i'm unreachable. you cannot reach me. i'll tell you why. cass and i like to swim. at this time of the year in the evening. 6:00 we like to go down to the pool and get in it and watch the day fade away. i go down swimming, swimming about an hour, right? get out and something is going beep, beep, beep, beep. i realized that i'm the one beeping. my cell phone had been nestled right between my puppies and we took a lovely swim. >> are you serious? >> i think jimmy hoffa is there.
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the stuff that can get lost in my bazooms is unbelievable. anyway, you know what scares me, frank is off today trying to get earphone for me. >> i'm glad you're getting rid of that flint stone phone. >> i love that phone. i'm getting one like it. >> that phone is from the dark ages. who is it? you need to get updated, upgraded. >> that is annoying sound number one. >> that isn't it. >> if you had to pick the most annoying sounds ever, we are going to give them to you and want you to choose. what is worse? is it this, a crying infant? >> stop it, cody. >> or is it a high-pitched saw? is it the over exaggerated baby
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talk? or is it whining? >> that's a siren. what about whining? is jim gaines here or someone else in there. i'm just asking. okay? so they did a whole survey. they tried to find out what the most annoying noise was if you're taking a test or reading. the most annoying sound they say of all those is whining. >> whiners. >> people who whine. you can hear what they're saying. it's not just an annoying continuous sound like a buzz saw or siren, it's that you can hear the complaining and the whining. >> the misery. >> whining won. >> we were talking about aspen and the food and wine class we had. the biggest hit according to jay, your beloved, was these petrone pops. >> he doesn't drink really that much. >> i saw him put away a little bit. >> when he does, it's petron.
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>> of course his back was hurting. i'm only telling the truth. am i right? >> his back was hurting. so these are petron popsicles. this is lime and jing were just a touch of pitron or it would freeze. they were such a hit at the food and wine festival, everyone had them. and they're delicious. they sent them here. they are grapefruit, hibiscus, black fruit and ginger. they are really good. aren't they good? unique flavors. >> you can get them from king of pops in atlanta. >> they won't be unfaced with y tiquila. >> that is what? >> a little leper.
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>> a clouded leper. >> look at that. it's 4 days all. >> we can't talk because our mouths are frozen. >> from the washington zoo. >> we thought they would make you happy. you know who is here today? there is a lovely young lady here today. chloe ballam. she is here with her mom. auction we auction ourselves off for fun. just to see what we'd go for. no, for charity. they were the winning bidder at the american cancer society. we thought we would invite lovely chloe to come on over here. she is studying at the university of wisconsin. she is studying journalism. and communications. >> she is actually modeling something for us while we are here. >> she said she did wear braces. >> if your kids have braces, they get to pick the rubber bands that go on. a smart dentist decided, hey, i'll make braid-slits. >> what do you think of them? >> they're cute.
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>> do you think they'll be the hottest thing? >> the next cool thing. i'll tell all my friends. >> we want to thank you and your mom for coming. hope you have a good time here today. don't follow in your footsteps. it's not a good career path. ann or natalie, somebody like that. >> somebody smarter. there was a question that was posed in "ladies home journal." are women happy or fulfilled. they say the number one thing that makes women happy is having control in their life. being able to control. you know how your life is when it spins out of control. you have to pick your child up at daycare, you're late for work. certain things are out of your control. that was the number one thing women said made them happy. >> i totally disagreed with. i could have all the independence in the world, if i didn't have my family, that makes me happy. my relationships make me happy. the other thing they said, we suffer different things at different times.
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in our 19 to 20s, we feel the most pressure to look beautiful. i think that's when you look the most beautiful and feel the less. >> you worry about it when you're younger and you shouldn't. >> wait until you're 58. >> your mid 40s you worry about a nice home. mid 50s is your number one concern is money. then they asked if you had -- >> i think it's the well-being of your children. >> if you had one extra hour to spend a day how would you spend it? if you had one extra hour to spend on your day, how would you spend it? women said they would spend it alone. >> these women are miserable, i think. >> only 5% of the women said they would spend it having sex. only 5% out of everybody. >> who did i say that was? she's always talking about favorite thing. cameron diaz. she is the 5%. what would you do? >> you know what, here is the
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funny thing. i am very independent so i do have a lot of time i spend -- i'm a little bit of a loner. >> doing what? >> an extra hour? there are enough for me. i don't know. it a i probably read maybe. just listen to music. something chill that doesn't involve a lot of people. what would you do? >> i would take -- you do that in the morning, i read my devotionals. i would take walks with cass. that's exercising the whole world and i get both things. i get to work out and she runs my rear end, too. >> she does. >> hi, sara. >> well, really quickly, it is the united way's national day of action with all the kids coming out of school. good time to remind everyone to read. go to rif.org. by third grade, kids, if they are not good at reading, they are more likely to drop out. >> hoda's book is coming out in paperback. you can read that. or "messy m'cheanie."
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(narrator) from unforgettable adventures, to the wizarding world of harry potter, only at universal orlando resort. to the wizarding world of harry potter, anniversary of the shocking death of michael jackson. his sister latoya jackson is speaking out in an effort to protect his legacy as a musical icon and the man. >> in a new tell-all memoir,
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latoya claims his brother was worried about his safety and may have predicted his untimely death. the book is called "starting over." nice to see you. having read all of this book, as you walked up, i'm thinking, how in the world did you survive the abuse that you went through with their manager/husband before we get to everything about michael? you had nine years of literally torture and imprisonment. >> yes. terrible abuse for nine years. i had to pretend like everything was fine and everything is okay. that's why the book is called "starting over." it's never too late to start over. i want to bring awareness to women abused. there are many women being abused this very single moment. what we don't realize and we don't do, once you get hit once, that's one too many. you should take the liberty of walking away. >> you wrote another book before this. in that book, basically, you talked about how your dad was a child abuser, essentially. >> yes. >> there was discussion about
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michael jackson. was all the stuff or majority all fabricated? >> no. a lot of things in that book was with my ex-husband/ex-manager jack gordon which kathie is aware of. you have to say this. it was way wanted to write in that book. yes, i have a lovely father. my father did discipline us. we did get spanked. people did that back then. today they don't. today this book is very interesting because it goes to show you how one person can take control of your life, take your self-worth away from you, take your self-esteem and give you ultimatums. if you don't do this, you don't say that, i'm going to kill your brother. i believed him because the people he hung around, the circle of people he knew -- >> the mob. >> we spent a lot of time on mulberry street when i was in new york. after i left there were seven or
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eight fbi guys to come visit me. >> you make shocking allegations in this book. the headline people will take away is a quote here, "latoya they want my music catalog, they want my publishing. they'll do whatever it takes to get it. they are going to kill me." did michael jackson believe somebody out there was going to kill him? and do you believe somebody out there actually did? >> first of all, when michael first told me this, i was dumbfounded. you're michael jackson. who in the world is going to do this? >> you don't name names in the book. >> he was adamant about what was going to happen. his catalog was important. it was his publishing. it was generating $1 billion. just that alone, he owned half of that with another company sony. he was terrified of his life. i told me this. he told my mother. he was fearful. i started listening to him. my brother was a very happy-go-lucky guy. he loved to have fun.
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he loved life. he loved children. michael changed. he was so worried and nervous about his life. >> you said you were investigating his death. >> yes. >> here is the headline. you believe somebody killed your brother. >> absolutely. >> who do you think? >> you don't think it was conrad murray? >> i believe he was the fall guy. there are much more people behind them. michael told me the people behind him that wanted his catalog. they positioned in his life during the last names. >> why didn't you write names? >> the people he got rid out of his life came back. these are the people -- you have to follow the money trail. they knew what he was worth. >> it leads to individuals and why didn't you name the individuals i guess is what we are asking? >> this goes deeply into detail. you will see and you will understand and you will know this is who did it to michael jackson. >> you don't name names. >> it's right there you will knoblauch and white.
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it's there. >> i wish we had more time. >> we don't. i'm glad you got away from an abusive relationship. he is now deceased. >> thanks, latoya. >> sara gives pizza making a spin. boy, do we segue. [ female announcer ] ever wish vegetables didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea.
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of sara in the city. >> i tackled new york style pizza. when it comes to pizza, everyone has an opinion on favorite topping. you have to appreciate the place that started it all. not too thin and not too thick. crispy on the outside, but light and airy on the inside. these are some of the secrets i learned at america's very first pizzeria, lombardi's. i'm not very good in the kitchen, i'm warning you ahead of time. >> when i'm done with you, you'll be able to throw a pie in the air. >> we hit the kitchen where i learned the toss from the boss. >> i want you to be relaxed. the pizza is going to open up by itself. >> it's going to open up by itself. oops. >> good girl. >> i'm a natural pizza girl. maybe norl wasn't the right
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word. back to square one with a crash course in pizza making. >> we put the dough on the wooden peel. when we take it to the oven, it's going to slide right off. put it inn in the middle nice ad easy. >> it's like a mail slot. >> after baking 900 degrees 3 1/2 minutes. >> pull it out. >> that's heavy. >> put it right on here. >> watch out, guys. i'm taking your jobs. >> it was pizza perfection. >> how is that for the first time, boys? >> and my turn to master new york style pizza going solo. i want to do a picture. i want to draw it with toppings. >> okay. do you remember each step? >> i remember every step. >> the sauce is next. >> i know. don't tell me. you're cheating. >> all right. i'm not going to say a word. >> with cheese or the hair and meat for the eyes, my pizza
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portrait was coming together nicely. right now my inspiration is kathie lee and hoda. i made the pizza blonde for hathy lee but the hairdo is for hoda. sorry, hoda. it was a hot day outside. humid. have you ever made one like this? >> i never made one like that. >> i can't imagine why not. >> this is a quiz. who does this look like? does this look like anyone? okay, so maybe not the spitting image, but still an ambitious and delicious effort. >> i think the girls will be happy with this. >> i think they would, too. i feel like i should make it the special today. >> she is going to stay with me today. we are going to make hoda lee pies. >> john was ready to put my serving skills to work. >> follow me. >> luis. there are stairs? almost had a pizza down on that.
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>> a close call, but with a little bit of practice, i found my groove. we are delivering a pizza pizza. where are we going? see how pretty it is? i made it myself. >> by day's end, i didn't want to leave. >> one, two, three, pizza! yeah! distractions aside, it was time to see if i made the grade. do you think i should stick with my job or do you have a future in pizza? >> stick with your job. >> do you want to think about it for a second? >> he was cute. >> first of all i want to thank lombardi's. they brought pizza for everyone in here and opened early just to heat up the stove. he did say he would hire me. >> i didn't see that on the air. >> he might have said it at one point just to me. >> so far she hasn't been good at anything.
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>> i can't believe it takes three minutes to cook a pizza. >> you put it in the stove. it cooks at 900 degrees. you have to move it a second time to the back and you almost burn it. >> we are ve proud of proud of . look what jerry has for us. f
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good morning, everyone. it's 10:26. this morning two families are homeless after a fire ripped through their home in oakland overnight. the house on 23rd avenue, the fire started around 2:00 this morning. apparently the two families living inside the two-story home. thankfully, everyone, including children, managed to get out safely. it took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. so far, no word on how the fire started. we will have weather and traffic coming up after the break. but in the meantime, a fraternity fire in san jose. this is at the capa sigma house.
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everyone is okay in this one as well. at least 18 kids were able to ee vablg wait.ag sturot sw teho ee ar l alt.d.gh 10:26. we'll have weather and traffic coming up in just a bit.
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welcome back. the time says 10:28. temperature is already 92 degrees in sunnyvale. unbelievable. it's really warm. almost at 80 in the city of san
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francisco. 86 in fairfield and 85 degrees in concord. we're well on our way to the triple digits and we're going to be so warm tonight. upper 60s and low 70s. it's just going to be as warm if not warmer as we head through tomorrow. finally getting a bit of a break on thursday and then fry into saturday. let's check the commute with mike. >> at the south bay, 101, that's almost the temperature down here. a slow drive past the airport as well as coming up highway 237. sesame street, watch for crowds. there is a show starting in a few minutes and another one tonight. looking around 580, a slow down through livermore and bright spots on the 54 and 68. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. a smooth approach through the maze and fast track lanes, big advantage there. slow between mlk.
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back to you, scott. >> mike, it's 83 in san jose only because my kids left the front door open. that's why. , up stlathff ttendicras n aew tek daecoucht our facebook page. we'll see you tomorrow. we are back on this tuesday with today's beauty and how to get rid of those sags before they turn into bags. >> too late. we are talking about puffy eyes which can add years to your face. here is "instyle" beauty editor. >> a lot of things have to do with diet when you're talking about puffy eyes. if you eat salt you blow up? >> exactly. i know the night before if i'm going to wake up with undereye bags. it's definitely related to diet. sodium, anything packaged, canned goods. those things will make your eyes puffy in the morning.
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there are a lot of other things that cause undereye circles. >> you've broken it down into age groups. for people young in their 20s, why they even need it? this is stuff for them. >> first thing you want to do is find a cooling eye stick with antioxidants. you can feel how cool it is. anything cold will constrict the blood vessels and reduce puffiness in your eyes. >> that is cool to the touch. >> it's even better if you put it in the fridge. you'll get more cold. >> these are like fake cucumbers? >> exactly. and these stick to your eyes so it's easier. >> i like that. and they smell like cucumber. >> with cucumbers, it's about the cool. there is nothing magical it's about cold on your eyes. >> i didn't know that. i thought there was imamagical property to it. there isn't.
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>> now we learned that from amy. >> moving on in age. >> when you get into your 30s, that's when you start worrying about collagen and elastin breaking down. you want a rich cream with a potent antioxidant. this is an amazing antioxidant. >> what about these roll-on deals like this avino? >> these are great. they manually push the fluids out of your eyes. >> where does it go? >> as long as it's not in my under eyes, i'm happy. >> moving on to the 40s. >> in your 40s, this is when you need to start working on the muscles and the fat. tightening up the area. this product from tns is great. it contains growth factors which help your body produce more collagen. another roller ball. what you want to do is put them in the fridge. again, you get the cold because that really constricts the blood vessels. >> what's the spoon for?
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>> anything in your freezer is going to work. you can use a bag of frozen peas, a spoon, it's about the cold. >> moving on to the 50s. >> finally to me. >> what's going on here? >> too late. nobody looks at you any more. >> this is a really cool product. >> this one? >> this one. exactly. it's from roc. it's like having a little battery you put on your face. this one you put on your eyes. it helps your skin remember what it did when it was younger, jump starts it. helps it produce more collagen. >> these are cool. they're little sticky things. >> those are great because when you're in your 50s and your skin is drier, you want something with hyleronic acid. >> i stick aloe vera in a juicer and make ice cubes. you can also buy it at a health
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food store, put it in an ice cube tray you get the anti-inflammatory effect of the aloe and the cold. >> you know what i do? i wear sunglasses. ou we've got donny deutsch with a guy's point of view. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. if you have painful, swollen joints, i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu.
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questions about men. >> stop saying that. since we can't get inside a man's mind, one of our favorite man donny deutsch is here. >> you guys talked about the ship you took me on yesterday. thank you. one thing you left out and i have to say, frank, it was completely legit, the head massage you gave me. >> i was going to avoid bringing that up. >> it was a g-rated thing. >> all of us had a different part of donny, now what i'm saying? >> first question from sonia. if a man has a wife or girlfriend don't cheat. >> that's the question. you have this beautiful woman. i think men cheat for two reasons. if they are insecure about themselves. they need somebody to tell them how great they are, how big they are, how strong they are. if they are not getting that at home. it's sad. it really is, but the interesting thing it's about the ego. you can't say, what i am doing wrong? very often has nothing to do with what the woman is doing.
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having said that, you've got to make sure you're making your man feel good. we insecure males, which we all are need that. here are the signs of a man cheating. obsessive guarding of his blackberry. he's not reachable for hours at a time. number three, before he goes out he doesn't tell you where he's going so you can't check on it until after the fact. number four, he is grooming himself differently than he did. number five p -- >> chipping his nose hairs. >> a different technique in the bedroom. when all of a sudden his schedule changes. tuesday night he's all of a sudden out for business. >> that's extremely helpful, donny. >> next question from jody. why do men need sex to feel like they are loved. why isn't doing all the shopping, cooking, cleaning taking care for the kids not enough? >> it's important and you love a woman for that. friends can do that, mothers can do that. >> you can pay someone to do that. >> why does a woman need sex? you've got to rethink what
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you're thinking about if you think, wait, i need to have sex to make my man feel loved? it's not the only thing but it's part of the equation. >> next question from kelly. why does my husband take it personally i don't want to change my last name. how can i help him see my side? >> some men are sensitive about that. if your career or your own need you want to keep your name, that's fine. it has nothing to do with my lack of commitment to you or love for you. here are the reasons. you should have logistical reasons. >> what about hyphenating. >> i would like a woman to have my last name. if she had real reasons, it's my career, but if it was, i don't want that label, i would have issues. >> if it's another marriage she is going by, you don't want to be married to one guy and going by another name. >> in your case, i understand if you don't change your name. >> sara? >> i spent the first time with
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hoda's boyfriend. he is a great guy. and seeing her and them together, it's what we call puppy love. >> it's too bad about his back. >> hoda, next question from angela. why isn't my man romantic. four years telling him the same thing, no effort, help. >> unfortunately, a lot of women say their men are not romantic. if a man is not romantic. having said that, say there are certain things you need. i understand this is not you, but once a month i need you to kind of wine and dine me or once a month, say these are the real important things to me. if he still doesn't do it, don't say i want you to be romantic. i need once in a while for you to come up and give me a kiss on the cheek. if he's not doing that, he is saying, i don't care about your feelings. that is different between romantic and not romantic. >> sometimes it's hard to ask for something like that. >> don't attach it to being romantic. say it feels really good when you do this. we need the help. we don't have all the road signs. sometimes we need, go this way,
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for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with select services and a 1-year price guarantee. no home phone service required. aren't you glad we switched to at&t? yes...but i want my own invisible cord. you already have one. oh. ♪ get ready for your beach body. >> time to tone those trouble spots, people. chris frytag is a fitness trainer. >> i'm so happy to be with you guys. >> we like your concept. it's the whole circuit thing where you get everything done quickly, the cardio, the weights. >> we are busy women. >> i'm with you. exercise tv is on demand. these circuit workouts i have on there is about getting the strength and cardio in one
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workout. so many women say to me, i walk. i eat healthy. nothing's changing. do you do strength? strength is the secret to metabolism as we age. muscle uses more calories than body fat. women don't have time. >> let's do arms. everyone hates their arms. >> we'll do an abridged version of what we call circuits. we'll get cardio and strength done. let's talk about the lovely biceps and triceps. i love that you're doing this. let's start at the top. elbows at your sides. come down and up. we'll add a squat to it. be careful in those heels. sara, are you with me? we are going to do a bicep curl with the squat. i'm going to take it to the floor. do not come down to the floor. sara can come with me. i'm going down into a side foreign plank. i'm working my core and work our arms like this. >> what are you doing? >> a circuit means to move between exercises without rest. after we do this on both sides,
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we are going to come up and go into what we call a power drill, cardio drill. 30 seconds. ladies with those heels on, be careful. we'll throw our weight to the outside. side to side. you notice your heart rate goes up? that's one circuit. >> how do you work the flab off the back of your arms? >> we skipped that one. >> over your head. >> we were doing the abridged version. >> back there. what do you call it? wings. >> back fat. here we go. wide and high. open your newspaper. >> you know wide and high. >> like you're opening the newspaper. let's go into way call pliet stir the pot. my heart rate is going up. look at you two in your dresses.
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now we go into the cardio drill. >> bring it home. 30 seconds. >> yogi squat, five-point squat, up and down. through go, sara. >> thank you. >> it's obviously working. look at you. >> you are so sweet. >> up next, how to throw a disgustingly fun party. [ male announcer ] how do you say...
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now that summer's here and the kids are out of school, it's time to party. throw a bash to keep them busy all day long. >> "family fun" is celebrating their 20th anniversary and they are here to tell us how to throw a disgusting party. was this your idea? >> it was our magazine's idea. great party. what is so fun, it's giving kids
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a chance to celebrate something they love which is to get grossed out and we adults usually steer them away from. >> they are all going to be messy m'cheanies today. >> you've got dirty sock invites. we've got a lot of fool the eye sellment. it's not really dirty socks. they are very clean new socks. we sprinkle cocoa powder. cocoa powder, rub it in and it looks like a dirty sock. we have cockroach cookouts you can download. we've got big ones and little ones. use band-aids and glue dots to attach critters and dryer lint to look like mold. >> let's have some kak, shall we? >> thanks, guys. >> this looks -- what is this? >> a compost cake? >> compost bin cake. audrey and jade will help us decorate. we can put cookie dirt on the
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top. crush those cookies. put gummy worms and candy fruit slices. it looks like a compost bin. these are just pretzel rods stuck under the frosting. you just need an eight-inch cake. super fun. >> look like little peanuts. >> circus peanuts. >> slime rock. >> how do you make it? >> everyone loves making it. familyfun.com is the recipe. april edition of the family fun on the ipad. you're going to put in -- this is white glue. >> ew. >> pour that in. make a good mess. pour in green food coloring. you want more water in this one. 14 ounces of borax in the laundry detergent aisle. skip ahead a little bit. the glue, which is all mixed.
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we'll speed it up a little. you pour the glue in there. let it sit, so it con jeels. >> ew! >> and once it con geals, it's slime. >> feel it, feel it. >> no, thank you. >> go ahead. >> okay. >> this is our gross petulent potion. grapes, spaghetti. put on your blind folds. you will be looking for the eyeball marbles is what you're looking for. go ahead. find as many as you can find. >> ew. >> get in there, get in there! kathie lee. >> bananas in there. >> that was ravioli. >> it feels so nasty. >> i kind of was looking. >> i think you can look. >> yeah, because you're still not going to find anything. >> i got one. >> i saw it. >> no, put it in your jar. you have to keep going. >> marble.
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>> i didn't hear that. >> i like it. >> that looks like dinner last night. >> kids have a great time. >> i have one. >> oh, look. >> now get over here. >> i like this. >> ew! >> classic party game. these, we dyed them green. you're going to try to hit the eggs in the mouth. >> through the mouth? >> sarah is trying to keep them out. ready? and go! >> you hit them with the -- >> yep. >> oh! >> sorry. that was at me. >> this is nasty. >> oh, my gosh. >> sorry, sara. i feel terrible. >> i can smell this. >> i am so sorry. oh! >> i am so sorry.
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>> oh! >> wait what happened? that's it? >> this is fun. i think you won hoda because there are two on your side, unless they went under. >> they didn't go in. that is nasty. >> was that fun, you guys? >> yeah. >> you guys, thank you so much. >> i think you have to be 3 to like that. >> that's going to do it for us everybody, on this tuesday booze day. tomorrow, the final elimination of "today's" voice. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber?
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fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one.
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