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breaking news. the dow opens higher this morning a day after plunging more than 500 points. what's causing the wild swings on wall street and just how much longer will this roller coaster ride last? captured. police release new mug shots of the three siblings caught in colorado following an intense nationwide man hunt. this morning new details on the dramatic high-speed chase that ended in a violent crash and gun fire. and today's exclusive. a vicious chimp attack left charla nash blind. two years later, a life-changing surgery has give then courageous woman a new face and we will see it for the first time today,
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thursday, august 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. talk about volatility. for the last three days the dow has either closed up or down by more than 400 points. >> it's been incredible. fortunately, things are mostly bearish right now over the last 14 trading days the dow has lost 2,000 points and it was fueled by concerns by banks both in the u.s. and europe. we'll get the latest on this story straight ahead, matt. >> also we'll have the latest on the search for a maryland woman. she vanished in aruba.
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the fbi is joining the investigation. police have a suspect in custody. we're going talk to that missing woman's boyfriend about the cryptic facebook message he received from her shortly before she disappeared. >> and on a different note, what do you think is more important to women, sleep or sex? i'm not looking at you. we're going to be talk about have you ever wanted to spend more time at work to avoid your own kids. we'll talk about a revealing survey of moms just ahead. >> as we told you a second ago, we'll show you chimp attack victim charla nash's new face three month after her ground breaking transplant surgery. i think a lot of our viewers will remember a couple of years ago when we saw how the chimp attack left charla's face. it was very difficult to see. as bad as that was, today, i think you'll be very, very happy to see a remarkable transformation. we'll get to that a little later in the show, but we begin this morning with yet another tumultuous day on wall street. cnbc's maria bartiromo is here
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with her take on this. good morning. there are people at home shaking their heads because they think this seems so random. they want to know why investors felt good enough about the market to drive it up 400 points on tuesday and bad enough about the market to drive it down 500 points yesterday. >> that's a great question, and i think that the day thatty we saw gains in the market people were looking for a bottom. we're all trying to figure out when this ends, and so we did see money move into the market. the federal reserve came out and said that they would keep interest rates at exceptionally low levels until at least 2013. we read that differently. on the one hand, we have low rates for the next two years. on the other hand, do they tell us 2013 because the economy will be weak for the next two years? >> you look at a lot of the headlines this morning, maria, and they're saying france. we have a problem in france. their debt may be downgraded now. are we to believe that on tuesday no one had a thought that that might happen, but on wednesday all of a sudden it was a problem? >> it's a great point. from day to day you're seeing different sentiments that take
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place and manifest in major moves in the stock market. the bottom line is france, all of the euro zone has a bigger problem than the united states and that is spending more than they're taking in, massive amounts of debt and that's what's unnerving the european side of things. >> but are we at the point where investors are so nervous and lack so much confidence that any piece of information, any rumor drives the market dramatically in one direction or another? >> yes, that's the right way to put it and the bottom line is we're looking for evidence that there's reason to buy in a sustained manner. we need better-than-expected earnings and we're seeing a turn in developments here in the u.s. we haven't really seen that so we haven't seen a sustained move in the upside. >> boy, some banks took it on the chin. >> big time and it started in europe. >> maria bartiromo, thank you very much. we appreciate it. now here's ann. >> matt, thanks. the three siblings who spent more than a week on the run from the fbi, their arrest floelg a
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high-speed chase in colorado. the brothers and sister are now being held. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of the siblings are here at the pueblo county jail and they each face four counts of assault on a peace officer and it's the first of a laundry list of charges. a caravan to jail for a family of fugitives who spent eight days on the lam. the dougherty gang after a high-speed chase after a chase on colorado's i-25. >> they proceeded at a high rate of speed. obviously, you have individuals who have been identified as very dangerous. >> with officers tailing lee grace dougherty and brothers dylan and ryan, police say the sibling suspects opened fire on patrol cars with an ak-47. officers ahead used so-called spike strips to flatten the trio's tires sending their white sedan crashing into a rail. >> we heard gunshots and sirens
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and we came running out to look and we see the cop his guns drawn. >> police say lee grace was armed with a handgun and when she didn't drop the weapon officers shot her in the leg. one of the brothers was quickly tackled by police. the other, captured on foot a short distance away by nearby workers. >> i told him, hey, there's nowhere to go. just give up now and he proceeded to just ignore us and that's when we decided to take him down. >> reporter: police say for the 20-something siblings with a long criminal history it was the second high-speed gun blazing chase in four days. the alleged crime spree when officers tried to pull over the trio for speeding. >> i got a flat tire. i can't go any further. >> police say just five hours later the dougherty gang robbed a bank in georgia using an ak-47 and a machine gun. >> they had an arson of weapons and they weren't afraid to use
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them. >> with their faces plastered on billboards from florida to texas, the the outlaws made it all of the way to colorado. they bought camping gear at this store and tried to buy ammunition at walmart. following tips, the police tailed the dougherties on to the interstate, the bullet-flying pursuit a minute later. >> as far as a man hunt goes, this thing went as it was supposed to. >> police say a fugitive family's cross-country mayhem is finally over. the dougherty gang faces serious charges in at least three states. the legal process begins here in colorado because this is where they were arrested. they could be in court as erle as later on today. ann? >> miguel almaguer, thank you very much. jim cohen is special agent in charge of fbi's denver office and jim taylor is from pueblo, colorado. good morning to both of you. >> sheriff taylor, first let me ask you, it's not every day that
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you get that armed and dangerous fugitives are in your jurisdiction. what did you tell us about the tip and how you responded? >> the whole investigation was a combination and collaboration between all of the law enforcement agencies here in pueb pueblo. the citizens giving us the tip -- our initial contact with the individuals in southern colorado and obviously the state patrol's incredible xhas and stoppage of the vehicle was all put together by collaborating together with each other. >> on that point, how was it that you were able to take these three in without having any officers hurt and being able to take them in alive when one had already threatened to go down fighting and when profilers had predicted a shootout. sheriff of? >> well, quite frankly it was the state patrol and their
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professionalism and how they do business, they were chasing the vehicle. they deployed the stop spikes. our deputies were behind them. we got help from another jurisdiction. just everybody really working together and the training and everything else that came together. >> okay. can you describe quickly the gun and ammunition that you found on them and also their demeanor? >> i can't tell you much about their demeanor. i can tell you that there were two ak-47s or skss after the car was crashed according to the state troopers and my staff that were on scene as well. the -- the young lady had a mac 11 subgun with her when she exited the vehicle after the 1050 or the crash and subsequ t subsequently was taken into custody. they're doing an inventory of the vehicle for the state patrol and we have the vehicle here at the sheriff's office. they'll do that inventory.
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there were indications of additional weapons in the vehicle, but we don't have a complete invents or yet. >> to the sheriff's point, this does seem to be a good example of good cooperation between local authorities and the fbi. you tliel had billboards up with the fugitives' faces on it. what worked here? >> it was a collaboration of local, state and federal agencies sharing intelligence and sharing it rapidly using our tools and our advanced technology. it started really on the east coast with both florida or atlanta field office engaging really the media to start that man hunt and then working with the state fusion centers relaying to all of the law enforcement agencies around the country the armed and dangerous nature of the subjects, the dougherty family and more importantly things to be cautious of as you approach them. so it really was a terrific
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collaboration. that information was relayed here and them the good citizens of colorado started calling in tips and local state agencies focused their efforts and at that point the colorado information and analysis center or the kayak fusion center in colorado quickly and rapidly passed pertinent intelligence to the local state and federal agencies for us to move in. >> agent jim yacon and jim taylor, congratulations to you and all of the officers involved in this effort. thank you so much. >> thanks, ann. >> it is now 7:11. here's matt. the 2012 presidential race is heating up with the first major test for gop hopefuls. the iowa republican straw poll takes place this weekend, but it's two names not on the ballot getting a lot of the attention. chuck todd is nbc's political director and of course, our chief white house correspondent. he's in des moines this morning.
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hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we're in for a whil wind 48 hours. there's a republican debate tonight and the straw poll on saturd saturday, but it's the two non-candidate, rick perry and sarah palin who are casting a large shadow on the field of actual candidates. >> believe in this country because i believe in americans. >> reporter: leaving little down the he's about to jump into the republican presidential race, texas governor rick perry tested out possible stump speech lines wednesday. >> i'll tell you this west texas optimist sees our brightest hour is just around the corner. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with "time" magazine first provided to nbc news, he now has the fire in the belly required for a grueling campaign. >> i'm kind of getting to the all-in point and the idea that this is what i'm supposed to be doing. >> reporter: another non-candidate is making waves with most of the political world in iowa, sarah palin is trying to keep her name in the mix
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releasing this video saying her bus tour is back coming to tomorrow's iowa state fair. >> they love their country in good times and bad and they're always proud of america. ♪ >> reporter: meanwhile the official candidates run for saturday's straw poll. ann pella sounded nonchalant about the candidacy. >> he stressed his own experience over perry's 26 consecutive years in elected office. >> i spent 25 years in the private sector, and i know how the economy works. >> reporter: the next three days will be crucial for the minnesota republicans, tim paulency and michele bachmann. bachmann is plague ying up her roots. >> i've lived a real life. i didn't go to washington to be a politician. i am not a politician.
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>> reporter: former governor tim pawlenty who struggled to catch fire and was in a previous debate will go on the offense. >> i know how to put the hammer down. >> fair or not, saturday's straw poll could be make or break. >> if they don't do well it could have a hard, devastating impact on their campaign going forward. >> reporter: a scheduling note just this morning we learned sarah palin will be in iowa today, do some bus tour events today and try to step on the debate tonight and one other scheduling note, the white house reconfirmed that the president has no plans to cancel his vacation which begins in the middle of next week after a trip to iowa, matt. >> chuck todd in iowa this morning. thanks so much. it's 14 after the hour. here's ann. now to london and the city's violent riots. police raided the homes overnight of people suspected of being involved in the violence as vigilantes took to the
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streets to protect their neighborhoods. nbc's michelle kozinski is in london. good morning. >> hi, ann. the rioters have been a gang of teenagers armed with bricks, not guns. the fact that this has been a failure to police that some are forming groups to protect themselves. is britain really broken as some would say or could this really happen anywhere? what looks like more rioting is actually now police chasing bands of vigilantes seeking justice. >> we are here for one reason and getting lots of support. >> they need backup. >> reporter: and turned on police. these guys armed themselves with swords and others hunted looters and teenagers just rioting a bus. britons are fighting back against the so-called hooligans, many just children who for four
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nights turned cities into war zones. >> they were robbed by people and working hard. >> reporter: in birmingham when three young men were run over protecting their street, the father of one spoke out. >> i lost my son, blacks, asian, whites, we all live in the same community. why do we have to kill one another? >> reporter: the prime minister offered this. when we see children as young as 12 and 13 looting and laughing it is clear there are things that are badly wrong in our society. >> reporter: unemployment here hitting a record high, many are bored. >> they've got no future. they've got nothing to lose. >> they would rather steal it than go out and work for it and earn it. >> reporter: and the level of violence has been sickening. this man is now in critical
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condition, beaten trying to stop rioters and a bleeding victim a malaysian student was just attacked. his bicycle stolen. others joined. he's now awaiting surgery. the government vows to crack down after the fact through prosecution and getting some help online from more citizens willing to turn in their young neighbors. >> you have to set an example because you have to punish some people to stop this mess. >> reporter: every single day in england we have heard people say, you know what? this would never happen in america because the police would put a stop to it. they say that's what they need here. they'll take a closer look at cities like boston as examples on how to deal with gang problems. ann? michelle kosinski, such a sad trajly. thanks so much. natalie's standing by and
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she's got the head plines. >> good morning, matt and ann. five u.s. troops were killed this morning in a roadside bombing. 51 international service members have now been killed there so far this month. most of them americans. >> after spending the night searching pacific ocean for a missing marine fighter jet, military officials recovered the plane's two crew members and the plane crashed noou near san diego last night. the scientists have been able to successfully destroy cancerous tumors in patients with advanced leukemia for the first time ever. nbc's chief science correspondent brian bazell has more on this achievement 20 years in the making. bill ludwig told us doctors told us without the experimental treatments he would have weeks to live. >> i am in a position of good health, no cancer in my system. >> reporter: goodwin is one of three patients who have gotten a treatment for leukemia called cll. the results are so spectacular
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that many believe they can mark the beginning of a major advance in cancer treatments. >> more than a two-pounder tumor was eradicated. >> reporter: the team at the university of pennsylvania removed white blood cells that normally fight infection, genetically engineer them with a harmless form of hiv to make them attach to and kill the cancer cells and return them to the patients with one infusion. the research was too risk toe win government support, but barbara netter who started a foundation with her late husband edward provide the seed money. >> we wanted to do something more, hope to do something more. >> reporter: it will take years more to know if the initial excitement is warranted, but at least three lives have been saved. >> robert bazell, nbc news, philadelphia. attorneys for arizona governor jan brewer are asking the supreme court to rule on the constitutionality of that state's tough immigration law.
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the controversial measure makes it a state crime to be in arizona illegally, but parts of the law were blocked by taking effect by a lower court judge. a golden opportunity for nasa's mars rover as the six-wheeler reached the rim of the endeavor crater after a three-year journey across the red planet. it will give the rover named opportunity a snapshot of martian history by exposing rocks and land much older than the rest of the planet. it is now 7:20, back over to matt, ann and al. it's always interesting to see the pictures from millions of miles away. what an incredible piece of technology these rovers have been for us. >> thank you very much. let us get a first check of the weather from mr. roker. >> it will be spectacular in the northeast. we're really getting a break, finally, but we also have a big area of dakotas back into arkansas and parts of mississippi. we could see small shot at tornadoes but more likely damaging winds, hail and heavy
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rain. already firing up from northern texas, across into parts of mississippi. we're looking at anywhere from half an inch to two inches of rain in some areas. s, especially through southern >> good morning to you. waking up with a little fog up in the north bay, watch out for deep pockets in santa rosa. we're in the 50s headed to another gorgeous day, unseasonably cool again. 85 degrees in los gatos. gorgeous day in the city, 72 san francisco, and we warm up for the next couple of days, falling back below seasonal averages. fall-like weather as we head through monday, tuesday, wednesday next week. that's your latest weather. ann? al, thank you. still ahead, for the first time since the ground-breaking transplant chimp attack victim charla nash reveals her new face to the world. we'll have the exclusive images coming up. first this is "today" on nbc. he world.
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coming up, a maryland woman missing in aruba. now the person she was traveling with is under arrest. >> why did she leave a cryptic message for her boyfriend on his facebk we' s llakpee'peak to him after your local news. cryptic message for her boyfriend on his facebook page. after your local news. t
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>> good morring everybody. it's now 7:26. i'm jon kelley. a fire in san francisco's neighborhood sent neighbors out in the streets therl morning and burned a couple of businesses. christie smith is live at the scene. what is the latest? >> good morning. i can tell you that firefighters are wrapping up quite a few of them have left. and the fire is out. the question they are working on now of course is how did this whole thing start and how bad the damage is inside of the two businesses involved where a fire broke out before 5:00 this morning and spread fast, quickly jumped to two alarms.
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firefighters believe it started 18 clothing store and spread to the people's cafe next door. the two have a shared attic and investigators are on scene. at this point masonic and hate still closed but buses are getting through and look like they will open up the intersection fairly soon. live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. time to get awe check on the weather. christina loren. >> good morning, jon. good morning to you at home. more of the same for today. temperatures right now nice and crisp, 59 in concord, headed toward 86 degrees today. so, another unseasonably cool day. we're going to wrap up by oun or 2 degrees. after that more 70s across the bay area. a beautiful day in the bay. 72 for san francisco, 77 in redwood city. seven-day outlook shows you warm through saturday, then drop off monday through wednesday. let's check your drive. >> the south bay shows traditional slowing. lighter for a thursday, 101 and
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87 past the airport. music in the park, closures around noon. 237 slowing as well as 101. coming down through menlo park and past highway 84. that's the dumbarton bridge. haze but look, more sunshine than we saw yesterday. slow on 880 past the san mateo and dumbarton bridge. >> we'll keep our eye on that. thank you. for the latest, make sure to check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook.
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♪ 7:30 on a thursday morning, august 11, 2011. blue skies indeed as you look out over the western side of manhattan, central park in the foreground. george washington bridge way in the background in the hudson river on a beautiful morning here in new york city. and the music by the way is our way of letting you know that grammy winning zac brown band will be live in concert here on the plaza tomorrow morning right here on "today." ♪ the key to paradise meanwhile, inside the studio, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. just ahead, new developments in the disappearance of a maryland woman in aruba. >> that's right.
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35-year-old robyn gardener was last seen more than a week ago. but now her travel partner has been detained. straight ahead we'll talk to gardener's boyfriend about the cryptic facebook message he received shortly before robyn disappeared. >> so-called flash mobs, they were meant to be fun, people dancing and singing maybe. police are seeing a spike in flash mobs with a more sinister purpose. one woman recovering as she was attacked by a group of young men. >> also, we'll be talking about the road to recovery for chimp attack victim charla nash, more than two years after her vicious mauling, she's received a rare facial transplant. this morning, her new face will be revealed for the first time right here on this broadcast here on "today," talking to charla's daughter and brother about that as well. >> people will really be encouraged to see these images. it's great news. but we want to begin the half hour with those new details in the case of a maryland woman missing in aruba.
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nbc's tom costello has the latest on this story. tom, good morning. >> hi, matt, good morning to you. this case is similar in some ways to the case of natalee holloway who disappeared in aruba some six years ago. only in this case, 35-year-old robyn gardener apparently left bethesda, maryland, where we are now, on the way to aruba without telling her boyfriend. the man she travelled with is under arrest. that's gary giardono on baby beach in aruba telling police he last saw robyn gardener while they snorkeled together. now he claims she never came back to shore. his attorney in aruba is michael lopez. >> my client has been detained for a murder investigation. he gave the police all kinds of cooperation. >> reporter: robyn gardener met giordano on a year ago
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and agreed to fly to aruba after she lost her job recently. she already had a boyfriend, richard forester. she told him she was going to florida to see family. now he fears for her safety. >> i'm not angry at her. if she's found and brought back to me, i'll be angry then. but right now that's not even a factor. >> reporter: back in maryland, gary giordono has a violent history. allegations of domestic violence against an ex-wife and two court records reveal two restraining orders requested by previous girlfriends, one claimed he started to hit me on my face, neck, breast, and buttocks. he started to choke me with both hands. another report giordano threatened her and said the world would be better off without me and he could help. in 2003, he was convicted for shoplifting electronics, the fbi has joined the investigation in aruba. former fbi profiler, clint van zandt. >> giordono is alleged to have had a history of violence with past girlfriends.
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the authorities have to look at that as well as look at any evidence that's going to suggest that they left a hotel together or he left by himself. >> reporter: robyn's disappearance is an eerie reminder of 18-year-old natalee holloway's disappearance in aruba in 2005. joran van der sloot, the last person to see natalee alive, was never charged. today he's in prison in peru accused of another murder. but the natalee holloway resource center says despite aruba's concern, robyn gardener's disappearance needs publicity. >> no matter what they want or what they think is right, it is important that we get the media involved. aruba, of course, is a dutch territory. we are told that robyn gardener's blackberry and ipod have been turned over to the police. they sent the blackberry to the netherlands for a more thorough analysis. matt? >> tom costello, thank you very much. robyn gardener's boyfriend, richard forester, is with us now.
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mr. forester, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> tell me a little bit about your relationship with robyn, how long have you been dating her before she took this trip? >> we've been together for about 2 1/2 years, but fairly exclusive, i guess, since about january of 2011. >> she told you she was going to see family members in florida. it turns out that's not where she was. how did you find that out? >> i found that out once i'd spoken to a family member when they told me she'd been reported missing. >> and then didn't she also send you a text or an e-mail at some point, in fact, admitting she was in aruba and at that time did she admit she was there with someone snels. >> no. i did get an e-mail saying that she was in aruba, but it's just a change in plans as far as where they were going. >> mr. forester, have you heard of gary giordono? have you ever met him? do you know anything about him?
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>> i have never met him. i heard his name before. i was under the assumption he was just a friend. >> when you got that e-mail that she was in aruba, she added no other information, she didn't talk about being fearful, that she was concerned about her safety, nothing that might help in this investigation? >> no. i'll tell you, not when i got that e-mail. on tuesday morning, on the second of august, a little after 2:00 in the morning, she posted a note -- a message on my facebook wall saying this sucks. i didn't get it until the morning when i got to work. i questioned her, i didn't know what it was. she didn't respond. i e-mailed her throughout the day. later on in the day, between, probably i don't know somewhere around 3:00 in the afternoon, she sent me an inbox message on my facebook saying, you know, i love you, i care about you. we'll talk about this and sort it out when i get back.
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>> but seems like she left a lot more questions than answers. >> yes. when you hear that mr. giordano has told authorities that the two of them went snorkeling and she didn't return to the beach when he did, he then tried to leave aruba, you say that has to be a lie. why do you say that? >> just knowing her, matt, i -- i believe that she's too concerned about her hair, about her makeup. at that point in the evening afternoon, she -- being in a place like aruba or somewhere, she's probably had a couple of drinks and she's not going to stop to go swimming in the ocean at that point. she's probably going to be getting ready to go out for dinner, for the evening. but i know she's never been a fan of snorkeling, she said she may do it, but wasn't that interested. she is a swimmer, but would prefer to be in a swimming pool.
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now, being in a place like aruba, that might be a little different. but i just don't accept it for one minute that she was snorkeling. also the story from what i understand the change too, from they were snorkeling to they walked out to a point where the water was almost above their heads and that's when they decided to swim back to shore, when he got back to shore, turned around and she -- he couldn't see her -- he couldn't find her. >> i ask this, i hope you understand the tone that i ask it with. you seem to know her very well about what she would and wouldn't do, and, yet, it comes as a surprise to you that she would actually be in aruba with another man. >> you're right. you're absolutely right. i do feel like i know her very well. she was going through some -- some tough times. she'd lost her job recently. so i can't say where her mind is at at that point. my biggest concern isn't that
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she was there with another man. that to me, obviously that's an issue, but my biggest concern is that she's found and found safely and i'm able to have that discussion with her. >> when you hear allegations that mr. giordano has, perhaps, been violent or threatened other women in the past, do you fear that he has in some way brought harm to her? >> very much so. >> well -- >> very much so. i've done my own research. i've had people come out from his past who have contacted me and told me some pretty -- pretty bad details. so i -- i definitely have a -- a very bad feeling. but at the same time, i just try to stay optimistic and hopeful that -- that she'll be -- she'll be back and return home safely. >> richard forester, i appreciate your time this morning. thank you very much. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al.
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today's weather is brought to you by certified service. expert service right at your chevrolet-buick-gmc-and cadillac dealer. >> 14 years ago, matt and i held these twins and here they are now 14 years later. what's your names again? >> madison. >> and -- >> i'm ashley. >> now you got a couple of siblings now? >> courtney and david. where's mom? >> hi, mom, dad. >> 14 years. you guys look a lot better. we look a lot worse. fantastic. so nice to see you guys. thanks for coming. let's check your weather to see what's going on. we'll show you for today, afternoon temperatures cooling off. gorgeous, new england, the northeast and the great lakes, 70s and 60s, low humidity. going to be fantastic. hundreds, though, still continue down in texas. 40th day in a row of 100 plus readings in dallas.
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a risk of strong storms from northern mississippi to the dakotas. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. temperatures in the 70s along the california coast. 90ness florida and miami. showers and hit or miss thunderstorms and we have the national park service in the house. they got the big chips down at battery park. very nice. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning to you. we're dealing with more fog than we had at this time in san francisco. this is a live look at the transamerica pyramid. i think by about 11:00 a.m. the sun will shine through warming you to 72 degrees in the city of san francisco, comfortable day here. 85 in los gatos and on the warm side inland, concord 86 degrees. we continue to bump up the numbers through saturday. then another trough of low pressure cools us down sunday. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you very much. just ahead, the chimp attack
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victim charla nash unveils her new face for the first time and the transformation is remarka e remarkable. but first, these messages. nash her face for the first time. the transformation is remarkable. x
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back now at 7:44 with a twist on flash mobs.
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what started out as a fun way for groups to organize through social media has taken a violent and dangerous turn in cities across the country. nbc's mara ski yav vo com po is in chicago with more details on this. good morning. good morning, ann. these flash mobs are what happens when social media meets mob mentality. they're happening in places all over the world from london to chicago where last week hundreds reportedly organized on twitter to crash a street festival. the problem is especially bad in philadelphia where lately the city of brotherly love has seen a rash of hateful behavior. if you want to know what can go wrong if you're running through a flash mob, just ask emily. through a flash mob, just ask >> a few people in the mob started yelling, you better run, we're a flash mob. >> reporter: the 27-year-old editor for the satirical newspaper, "the onion" was walking through a philadelphia neighborhood with friends one saturday night when pandemonium broke loose.
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>> i got punched in the face. i tried to run, i fell down and i got hit and kicked a few more times. >> according to police reports, she was jumped by a flash mob, beaten ferociously by a group of young men, her leg seriously broken in two places. so-called flash mobs have come a long way from their playful beginnings as an on-line way to organize everything from pillow fights to dance parties. but there's nothing fun about the latest form of flash mobs. in cities all around the country, teams are organizing mayhem in ways never seen before when social media meets mob. last month in l.a., crowds shut down hollywood streets and clashed with police after a deejay tweeted about a free block party that never happened. at times, the flash mob turns into a flash rob.
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in april, 20 teens stormed this upscale d.c. store, stealing $20,000 worth of merchandise. in june, a group of 40 kids, some as young as 11 raided a pennsylvania sears grabbing everything from socks to watches. >> when we become part of a flash mob, all of a sudden, that anonymity takes over and we no longer look at consequences to our actions. we let the mob dictate for the most part what the behavior will be -- good, bad and the ugly. >> reporter: it's become an especially big problem in philadelphia where emily was attacked. >> they had a lot of really angry kids who don't really have respect for other people. >> reporter: emily ended up hospitalized for ten days, racking up overwhelmingly high medical bills. city officials are now fighting back, extending a weekend curfew for minors. >> if you're doing things you should not be doing, we are going to get you off of the
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streets. >> reporter: trying to ensure the only flash mobs in the city's future are the fun kind. now, while there have been arrests in some of the cases we showed you in the case of emily's attack, police showed up on the scene immediately but no arrests have been made. ann? >> all right. >> thank you so much. still ahead this morning, do you look for reasons to stay at work instead of going home to be with your children more? our surprising survey of mothers. but first, these messages. se
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>> big date night. what do you think of kabob. >> i love him. >> you love him? you just met him. >> that's all it takes. >> this underscores a serious problem in the united states. too many dogs, not enough owners. >> only 56% of the dogs that go to shelters are put to sleep. euthanized. which means kill. >> a couple other there i want to see. >> jess and margaret want to be part of the solution. >> i love him. >> what's going on, huh? >> as for norville -- >> love at first sight. >> it really is speed dating. he found his new love cindy wiggins in like ten seconds. unfortunately, speed dating for dogs is a lot like speed dating for humans. you don't always wind up with a match. but, oh, there you go. there's always next time. speed dating for dogs, because for so many of these guys, time is running out. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc
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news, orlando. ahead, a remarkable new look for chifrp attack victim, charla nash. >> her new face for the first time. but first, your local news and weather.
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>> good morning. the time is 7:56. i'm jon kelley. are people gathering signatures outside supermarkets protected by the constitution or a pain. safeway cracking down on signature gatherers, asking the courts to block them. they say they block entrances and customers are fed up. signature gatherers counter, safeway is violating their free speech rights. they protected the crackdown yesterday outside of safeway's corporate headquarters. relief is on the way for south bay drivers, that's good news. the california transportation commission has approved $200 million for three road projects and the plan to bring b.a.r.t. to the south bay. carpool lanes will be added between milpitas and san jose,
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memerging lanes on 101 from pal alto to mountain view and cato road in fremont will be rebuilt along the path of the b.a.r.t. extension. work on the 10-mile b.a.r.t. line from fremont to the berryessa area of san jose could begin as early as next year. we'll start you now with a check on the weather. >> it's looking great. this morning we have fog out there but it's clearing portions of the east bay and the south bay. you have sunshine in san jose. 72 degrees. in san francisco later on you have to wait until about 7:00 a.m. for the fog to clear. we're talking about a mini warm-up. tacking on one or two degrees through saturday. and then another trough of low pressure comes in cooling us back down below the seasonal averages. yeah, it's august. feeling hike early fall. we'll take it. let's check your drive. is it good? >> not so great. we got this new accident. southbound 880 is slow through fremont, north of here out of
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hayward a new accident at industrial parkway, that's blocking three lanes, only the fast lane gets by. it involves a motorcycle. i'll update on facebook and twitter. with this live shot at sunol, slow out of pleasanton and down to sunol. the low clouds there, visibility is okay here. we're watching the north bay for other problems. back to you. >> thanks, mike. a check on the dow right now. up almost 300 points, a little good news out of new york. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook.
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. ♪ audios and vaya con dios >> thursday, the 11th day of august, 2011 as we say hello to everybody who gathered in rockefeller plaza. the comeback tomorrow. several times from grammy award-winning zac brown band. going to be a lot of fun. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer. we're talking this morning about a wonderful new face for charla nash. >> she was horribly mauled by a
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chimpanzee in 2009. she went through a grueling surgery. she received a face transplant this morning for the first time. we will show you how that went. we'll talk to her brother and her daughter. that's coming up. it will make people feel a lot better about this story. >> after this morning, we're going to talk about a serious habit -- raising the question of whether or not you have tried to medicate your children with cough medicine to help them stay asleep before a long trip. that question was asked thousands of women in a new survey. if it's an uninterrupted night of sleep or satisfying sex. going to get into the survey coming up. >> and who here? bobby flay is in the house. >> bobby. >> it's raising the bounty. we love when flay is in the
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house. >> smells terrific. >> a little later. >> go inside. natalie is standing by at the newsdesk with a look at all of the headlines, good morning. good morning, it's an anxious morning on wall street. the day after the dow plummeted 540 pounds over fears of the u.s. and world economy. the dow is down 16% from its high back in april. this morning, asia's markets were mixed and london's ftse has gone up and down in early trading. >> the republican presidential candidates will face off tonight in the first iowa debate two days before the crucial straw poll there. meantime, texas governor rick perry is expected to jump into the race this weekend. and potential candidate sarah palin arrives in iowa also today. three siblings accused in a multistate crime spree are in custody after a week on the run. leigh grace dougherty and brothers ryan and dylan were captured after a shootout near
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colorado city. leigh grace was shot in the leg as she was captured but her injuries are not life threatening. churches in missouri are looking frantically this morning for a 3-year-old girl who vanished near her home this weekend. we have the latest from senath, missouri, good morning. >> authorities said they found a couple of items that could be potential evidence in this case, not far from the family's home. but this morning, no sign of 3-year-old brianne rodriguez. the search for 3-year-old brianne rodriguez turned to a wooded area just a mile from her home. k-9 teams tackling heavy brush and the sheriff hoped the specially trained cadaver dogs wouldn't find what they were trained to uncover. >> this is not the first time you've been through here? >> no, we've been here a couple of times today. but sometimes you miss things. >> what led them to this isolated patch of land? the police chief tells nbc news
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the investigation has turned up potential news. >> you have dogs out here today. what are you looking for? why this specific area? >> this area was of interest. we have another that we detected. >> breanne's parents said she disappeared saturday as she was riding her bike on the dead end street near her home. they believe someone abducted her. >> what have you heard from the police today? >> they said they're working on it and as soon as they find something, they're going to call us. >> on wednesday, friends and neighbors gathered at sundown for another vigil as much to comfort breeanns's parents as themselves. and authorities are looking for a late-model white van that could be tied to this case. natalie, back to you. >> we hope for a break in the case there. thanks so much. brian williams has a preview of what's coming up tonight on
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"nbc nightly news." brian? good morning, coming up tonight on "nightly news," tough troubled young people who found peace and purpose in an unlikely place and they work hard for the privilege. interesting story. have it for you tonight. natalie, for now, back to you. now for a look at what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. a new poll about the most hated person in america is the top ten. number one is casey anthony followed by spencer platt and octomom nadia sulieman. there's a question encouraging burt and ernie to get married. it would prompt a positive message to young people. the latest craze, deep-fried butter. yes, you heard that right. it was a big hit on the texas state fair. but you might want to keep the cardiologist on speed dial.
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and the northeast as well. where are you from? >> arkansas. >> arkansas. >> you're blocking this guy, though. well, our neck of the woods is clearing out nicely. we are seeing some deep pockets of fog moving over the city of san francisco. right now, you can actually see almost the entire top of the transamerica pyramid. we are losing that low cloud cover kind of fast. it looks like in san jose, you don't have to deal with it at all any longer. 58 degrees on your way to 1 later on today. 86 in gilroy and 2 degrees in livermore. we warm up a little bit over the next couple days and fall back to the 70s. another trough bringing us down next week. this's the latest weather. head back to mr. lauer. chala nash's new face. wait until you see the transformation. show you that ahter talfterhis. brother and daughter after this. thanks to the venture card from capital one, we get double miles on every purchase, so me and the boys earned a trip to dc twice as fast!
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back now at 8:10 with the latest chapter of charla nash's amazing recovery. in may, she underwent a face transplant. we're about to see her new face for the very first time. it may be disturbing that the transformation is really remarkable. jeff ross has the story. hey, jeff? hi, ann, good morning. charla nash was attacked in the highway behind me. it was violent. travis the jifrp ripped off her face and her hand, her survival, a medical miracle.
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that wouldn't been bthe only miracle. charla nash has a new face and this morning you're about to see it for the first time. the transformation has been difficult to watch from beautiful vibrant mother to helpless victims, disfigured and unrecognizable. after the attack, charla nash wore a veil to cover herself. travis the chimp came at her with such force, charla never stood a chance. >> he's killing my friend. >> who's killing your friend? >> my chimpanzee. >> it took off charla's nose, mouth, and hands and left her permanently blind. doctors saved her life, but wouldn't stop there. attempting the country's first ever double hand and face transplants. charla spoke with nbc news just weeks before her life-changing operation. >> this is my face and hands together. that would be nice.
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be able to do everything on my own. >> these are the first images of charla's new face revealed this morning for the first time. her brother and teenage daughter, briana were at the hospital when the ban daniels ca -- bandages came off. the progress is stunning. this photo was taken two months after the surgery two months ago. this is charla today. the swelling has gone down and her new face has molded to her bone structure. >> i think she's pretty impatient as to the recovery. but she's recovering very well. her speech is getting much better. she's been getting up and she's starting to eat. >> charla is still too weak to give an interview, but told us, i'm beginning to feel my jaw and chin and i can move my mouth and
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smile. >> yes, yes. can you smell charlie? yeah. >> reporter: charla is now breathing on her own now. and remember, she hasn't eaten solid foods since the attack. her first meal, eggs with cream cheese. i still feel weak, charla told us, but little by little, i'm getting stronger. >> charla has been doing well. she's met all of her milestones so far and has been stronger every day both mentally and physically. >> the surgery took more than a dozen doctors and lasted 20 hours. there were complications, though, after the operation. and charla's new hand had to be removeded e removed. her new face took and has already changed her life. today charla is in intensive therapy and for the first time since the attack, she's able to do things most of us take for granted, eating, talking,
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smelling. doctors aren't sure when she'll have full function back in her face. all depends on her progress. but so far, they like what they see. and for charla's family, there's new hope after years of such pain. ann. >> jeff rossen, thank you so much. rossen's brother, steve and daughter briana are joining us exclusi exclusively. good morning to both of you. a miracle? what other word would you use? >> you've been watching her face form over this period of time. the last time we talked to you, she was in icu. what has it been like to see her emerge again. >> it's good to see the rapid progress and a happiness -- a new hope has been sparked. and it's so nice to see her ready to get at it again. >> what about for you, steve? >> initially after the operation, she was quite sick.
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so i was there for like two weeks and i don't know if she said ten words to me during that time. and so from that point and now they interviewed her this morning. they got her to talk, you know, they mentioned her statements and everything. and her optimism is, you know, back again and so we're quite ecstatic. >> the idea that now there's the possibility, the beginning of her own ability to smile. i see you smiling too. and just thinking about that. what does that mean to your family? what does that mean to charla? >> just for her to make an expression, something that we've had to take from her words before, just nice that she -- her body language can express how she feels. >> hitting all of the milestones, doctors say, breathing on her own, smelling, eating solid food. it really is amazing. at the same time, she has faced such a grueling challenge after
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the other. shortly after the surgery, she had to have both hands removed because of the complications. what would you have to say about her resiliency? >> first, i want to mention that the hands were a successful transplant. there were complications with pneumonia that made it so that the doctors say they didn't thrive. there's no circulation to the hands or not enough circulation. so i forgot the question. >> she wants independence. >> yeah. >> it's got to hurt to not have the hands. got to hurt her emotions. how has she stayed strong? >> all she said was just like with the attack that we're going to start from this point and look forward, you know? and very optimistic that the face thrives and looking forward to the next attempt at the
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transplant. >> there will be another effort to transplant her snands many more surgeries planned? what is the future? >> i know for now, we're worried about her getting her strength back and just in general getting her back on her feet and used to her face. and just wondering about the steps in the process. >> you don't know who donated so that your mother could have her face? >> no. but i -- >> what would you say to that person's family. >> what they've done for us is so amazingamazing. i'm so thankful. this has given my mom the hope to move forward and a chance at a life again. >> you want to encourage other people to donate if they can? >> right, this is a good opportunity to mention the people that they should prepare for that event now that the loved ones can express the opinion on what they wan to do. it's just modern science moving forward, you know? but if they do consult with
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their loved ones, they know the feelings and make an educated decision. >> we're so happy to see your familiar moving forward. briana, look at you smiling. there you are, briana, thanks for being here. i it's been great. we're back after this. there's only one way to really take care
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this morning on reque"today kitchen" cook twg the bounty of fruits and vegetables cooking with bobby flay. welcome back. we get to cooking. >> yes. >> no! >> no you're playing yourself on "entourage". >> you're playing a fictional version of flay. there's a flays in l.a. doesn't exist. i'm singleton show. >> but having an affair with ari's wife. >> but married to my wife stephanie in real life. >> how's this story line playing out at home? >> the actress that play terry reid and my wife are good friends. >> you might want to keep it that way. >> relishes now. the first is a corn and onion relish over here. tell me about it. >> here's what i'm thinking. summer is -- you can almost see the close of summer. let's get to the bounty of
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summer. when i go to the farmer's market, as i'm sure you do, to me, the three things i see a lot of aretomatoes, corn, and peaches. why not utilize it in a unique way. fish tacos. i make them a lot at home in the summer and for lunch. and i can make a corn in and onion relish. and, of course -- >> the spiciness of onions goes right with the sweetness of corn? >> right. >> so what i do for the corn relish is grill the corn, shuck the corn. if you don't want to, make sure you cook it and take it off when it's cool. i add balsamic vinegar to this. again, another great summer ingredient is fresh basil, of course. salt and pepper and move on. >> it gathers a little bit. >> the onion takes over, doesn't it? >> exactly right. >> tell me about the peach -- >> you cook peaches a little bit. they bring out more of the natural flavors for the point. what i like to do is put a little ginger in there, fresh ginger, to cut the sweetness.
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it's fresh ginger, peaches, i cook them a little bit. i add green onions and cilantro. >> but i was reading you add some uncooked peaches to this same thing. is that consistency? >> a little bit of contrast and texture. if you throw the hot pieces over the uncooked peaches, they'll cook a little bit. you want to keep the extra peaches as well. >> put honey in there. >> a little bit of honey. instead of making tacos, you can take a fillet and add a little bit of this ginger peach relish right to it. this is just from the farmer's market right to the table. >> you can use the corn relish on this too. >> yeah. absolutely. >> this is great for any kind of grilled fish. citrus from fresh lime and a little bit of oil and i pour it over the top of the grilled fish and it's light and it enhances the flavor. >> you make the taco and you take the fish fillet and crumble it. >> you break it up any way you wan to. take that vinaigrette and start
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making our tacos. gor corn relish, tomatoes, lime, corn tortillas, and just away. >> can almost see the end of summer. we'rac fore-check. good morning. it's 8:26. i'm john kelley. this just in. the department of defense has released the official list of the 30 service members killed in this weekend's helicopter crash. four of them are from california. the dod says navy seals lieu eslang lace of santa barbara, darren benson and jesse pitman were all killed when the helicopter went down. airman andrew har bow of long beach and kevin houston were also killed. houston didn't grow up in the bay area but his father and other members of his family live in san jose. and the time ow is 8:26.
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we'll have a check on weather and traffic right after this.
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good morning to you. well, we still have a little bit of fog over san francisco. but it's clearing out as we speak. 72 degrees later on today. i think by 10:00 a.m., you might see completely clear skies in portions of san francisco. 77 degrees in redwood city, 58 in los gatos today. a little bit warm inland areas reaching 87 degrees in places like fairfield. through the next few days, temperatures come up a little
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bit. by sunday, we're dropping back down to the low 80s. 70s next week. >> that moerk cycle accident at industrial parkway, only minor injuries. a major impact southbound 880 from san leandro down past the san mateo bridge and toward industrial and hayward is very slow. 880 looks like this northbound. high street, continued slowing downtown to the toll plaza. john, back to you. >> for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll be back with another local news update for you in 30 minutes.
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♪ >> 8:30 on a thursday morning, august 11, 2011. just 137 shopping days left until christmas. oh, boy.
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those are the world-famous radio city rockettes performing a "wish you a rockette christmas" one of the brand new numbers from this year's christmas spectacular. it runs from november 11th to january 2nd. the rockettes want you to know that tickets are now on sale. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ the radio city rockettes, ladies. thank you very, very much. merry christmas, i guess. it's good to see you. >> that went well. thank you, guys. >> out on the plaza, matt lauer along with al roker and natalee morales. more great entertainment coming up tomorrow when the zac brown band will be here for the summer concert. >> that's right. we also want to mention what's coming up in this half hour. we'll be talking about the latest gadgets for students of all ages that apparently includes an alarm clock that will have your kids jumping out of bed to go to school. >> jumping out of school okay. >> we need that, also, have you looked forward to a pile of work at your office? maybe to keep you at work a little bit longer so you don't have the to go home and face your kids? it sounds terrible but it happens.
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a lot of us, i think, get so burdened a lot when it comes to taking care of our kids. apparently we'll be talking about a new survey taken of moms and shows some surprising things. >> that's right. >> survey kids and see if they want to stay at school longer. >> yeah. >> first check of the weather? >> absolutely. look ahead to the weekend. >> first, tomorrow, risk of strong 0 storms in the mississippi river valley, up into the plains. beautiful west. mild on the east coast. saturday rain moves to the ohio river valley. sunshine continues in the western two-thirds of the country. and then sunday, sunday, sunday, heavy rain here in the northeast. more rain in the southwest. sunny and hot out west. that's what's going on around the country. here good morning to you. taking a live look at san jose. completely clear conditions now. 58 degrees.
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a little breezy, as well. wind out of the southeast 14 miles per hour. as we head throughout this afternoon, temperatures a tad warmer in the north bay. 87 in fairfield. 72, a great beach day in santa cruz. that goes for san francisco, as well. that cloud cover already clearing the city by the bay. 5 degrees by friday. we cool off yet again next week. no heat wave in sight. and that's your latest weather. we want to tell you about a great new idea coming from the weather channel combining the best of twitter and the weather channel. they're teaming up with twitter to bring you the weather channel social. it will allow you for the first time to see all of the weather-related tweets for your city when you check your local forecast, whether it's on the web or on your mobile phone. to join the conversation, head to and just enter your area code and your zip cody should say. check your zip code and you'll get all the tweets in your area. as a matter of fact, a lot of the social networking has been helpful and beneficial in the
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severe weather we've had the last year. >> great. >> thanks for that information. when we come back, our survey of what moms said about that. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ my baby's got a secret back now at 8:38. with more of our special series "real mom secrets." this morning, what moms confess to doing in our today mom's blog and survey to get a break from their kids. every mom needs an escape. >> sometimes at the end of the day, the greatest reward is bedtime. >> you'd be surprised what they'll do to bring order to the home. >> i let my kids have soda with breakfast on the weekends, it was like magic. sometimes you use whatever works. >> with adults we call it a bonus or incentive, but it's still bribery. i don't see how it's different for children. >> in a survey by,
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30% of mothers say they use their job to avoid taking care of children, a stat that might hit close to home. >> sometimes i pretend i'm busy on the computer. i just can't do the my tenth monster jam of the day. >> sometimes even chores are more appealing. >> i have been known to obsessively clean the house to get out of playing little games like memory with my kids. >> my secret so getting some time alone is that i take my time and go down every single aisle of the grocery store. even though i'm only there to get a few things. >> 53% of moms would rather have a night of uninterrupted sleep than sex. >> no, no, no -- >> doing whatever it takes for shuteye. >> i pretend to be asleep so that he'll go to my husband. >> rachel fishman fedder on the editorial director of which helped
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conduct the survey and dr. nancy snyder is chief medical editor. good morning to you. good morning to both of you. what did you find about the length that some moms will go to get a little piece and quiet. >> it's amazing. it runs the gamut from the very innocuous from i will run through every aisle of the grocery store which i have to say i'd do. i pretend i'm working. i let my kids watch too much tv so i can get some peace and quiet. it goes on from there to extreme measures too. >> it tells us the significant number of moms feel they need breaks. 23% say they missed their alone time most. 14% say they miss their prebaby body most. 14% said sleep is what they miss most and 137b% said spontaneitity. we tend to think that women who want alone time are selfish. that's exactly wrong. i think this is self-preservational. women put themselves on the back burner. when we have given to our kids and husbands and our friends and family, we really run out of
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steam. that's when we get sick or frankly feel like we're going to fall apart. i would say one, i think a lot of these women are forgiving and they should be saying i think the numbers are all higher. but then let's get back to the society and say, of course you need some time by yourself because that's how you recharge your batteries. >> it's a healthy thing to do, and it may prevent you from doing something else you found in your survey. you found that 18% of them have medicated their children to calm him or her down on a lang car ride or plane ride. 8% medicated their child on a regular night just to have some peace and quiet. if you get to that point, obviously you need some alone time. >> i think it covered -- >> yeah. absolutely. >> we think -- you know, people don't want to admit they're doing it. it's so common,, we see just talking to other moms. we talk to moms all the time. >> did you ask what they're doing to medicate their kids?
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are we talking cough syrup or what are we talking about? >> ranges from i give my kids a tiny bit of alcohol at night to get them to sleep. >> whoa, whoa -- are you serious? what kind of alcohol are you talking? like a glass or a sip -- >> this is a response. she said i gave my kids a tiny bit of alcohol a night. i don't know what tiny means. >> that comes from generations and generations and generations of moms who deal with colicky babies. they would dip a pacifier in a little rum or whiskey. the joke was put the pacifier in rum and you should take a swig. it calms down. over the years that turned into over the counter medications like antihistamines which are known to cause drowsiness. i think that number is low. a lot of parents take their kids on long trips will give them something. i want to warn people. there's no standard for pediatricians to say, okay, you can medicate your kids other than some kind of medical procedure. and don't assume if you give your child a medication it's going to sedate them, sometimes it revs them up.
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>> we've got quickly get to this the last number, which we had this morning, that is 53%53% of would opt for a night of uninterrupted sleep versus a satisfying sex with their partner. you think that's lower too? >> 80% at least. >> you telling me you've never been there. >> of course. we made them -- >> you'd choose both if you could. if you had to pick one -- >> yeah, sleep. >> men, be warned. that's the reality. >> that's why we wear flannel! >> thanks, nancy, so much. on that note, we have to leave. oh, well. coming up next, some styles, the hottest back to
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♪ up in the morning and out to school ♪ >> 8:45. this morning on "back to school today," gadgets for your tech savvy students all of the cool
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kids in school will be using the latest tech gadgets. digital life style expert mario urkel arm strong here. let's start off with saving parents money. if they don't do their homework, they can miss out on savings. what's the suggestion? >> two main things. schools have prearranged deals already for the vendors already. if you shop unline or on-line o store, have proof you have a student in school. >> lap tops, standard operating equipment for a lot of students. you have one that's not expensive. >> $399. a g-16. a great performance. for $399. comes in a variety of colors. 15-inch screen size. not too heavy. not too small. >> memory, 2 gigs. >> i would recommend bumping up the random access memory or the processor. >> this is going to last for a little while. >> no. won't have to upgrade every year. >> every kid carries a backpack.
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>> these are cocoon innovations. inside there's an organizer for all your cables and wires. it makes it easy and complete. it's waterproof or resistant. a build-in stowaway cover inside the bottom of the backpack. >> rain yea day, you know what will happen? >> how much? >> $70. >> great. tell me about this over here. >> the i safe backpack. great for kids 8 and up. a security feature, like regular backpack and everything else. if the kid is in danger, there's an alarm to emit a loud alarm and flashing lights. >> what's the cost on that one? >> $50. >> keeping the lap top shape. >> lojack. >> they recovered 20,000 lap tops from this particular software. the way it works is you file a police report and they recover a team from absolute to track it
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down. >> how much is the service. >> $39 or $59 for the premium. buy one, get one free. >> reliable printers, very important. not the printer that costs so much. nine times it's the ink and the kar cartridges. >> love that, compact, dorm room. it's wireless. you can share it among family members and it does scanning and copying. it's no problem. going to be fine. you won't run through it every week paying more money on it. >> talk to me about this. >> web cam. this is a logicam web cam. they're great for kids traveling and going away and you want to see your kids. >> this should come with a conversation. you want to make sure that your kids are not capturing things on the web cam they'll be sorry about later. >> good safety point right there. but i think this is a way for you -- instead of picking up the phone to talk to my son orp daughter, i want to see them, how they're going on. what's going on in school. >> that's right. i skype a lot. i love that. talk to me about the alarm
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clock. >> everybody has challenges getting up. especially when we start back in september. this alarm clock is the sonic boom. it vibrates and has a loud noise. i put this vibration in my kid's mattress and it literally shakes the bed. he didn't like it -- he didn't know i was doing it. for example, let me see if i can make it do this. he didn't know i was going to do it for him. here's the hour, 8:48. the alarm is set. and -- >> that will get you out of bed. >> put that in your mattress. >> thank you. all right. >> taking notes with a pen and paper no longer. you can use this to record. >> sony recorder. you can pick up lectures from afar and record over 500 hours. >> and downloading textbooks, save a lot of money this way. >> 80%. >> people think you have to carry heavy textbooks. go to amazon, look for your listing for textbooks, see if they're on-line to rent instead of carrying the textbooks around. >> talk to me about the software. >> evernote, a free application,
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three different devices, a phone, tablet, or computer. when i take notes on class, i can do it on any of the devices. they're all synced up. great research tool, powerful. i keep my notes from in school. >> thank you very much. appriate it. up next, the lighter side of sports. spanning the world with lynn ber mapp. but first this, is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:50. good friend lynn berman is here to take us on a wild ride of sports. good morning. >> good morning. >> see this month's feature. the all-star baseball game and the end of the nfl walkout. what were truly the top sports stories. let's go spanning the world. >> unbelievable. >> all right. >> on your mark, get set, and a cirque du soleil first pitch. >> all right. >> play ball! in soccer, you can bend it like beckham. no, really, that's david beckham with a goal. yeah, or blast it like bing hamm, goalie bing hamm for san jose, 90 yards for the score. here's my favorite. australian rules football. they don't let you do that over here.
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miguel jimenez. you put your left foot in, you do the hokeypokey. oh, the twins, and -- safe. how about the seniors at wimbledon. a little backhand, forehand, back -- oh, this could go on all day. how about golfster martin kimer putting out of a helicopter -- >> and -- >> no! yeah, right? what's parker doing 200 miles per hour in a funny car. it would be nice if the steering wheel didn't break off in his hand. that's a tour de france, the car gets in close to the action. the motocross, it's chad reid. every one of these highlights. >> nobody got hurt! >> right. the genius of the month, the running of the bulls, he decides to go naked. and the bull decides too.
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he wasn't hurt either. the hot dogs. >> i don't believe that. >> the united everett soccer player went backwards on a penalty kick. that's not sportsman like, is it? then they tried it in manchester city right in the game. he missed his shot. the coach was not amused and then he benched him. and when rapino scored from the u.s. and she got musically patriotic. ♪ born in the usa >> our invocation of the month. nascar, please rise for pastor joe nelms. >> lord i want to thank you for my smoking hot wife tonight, please forgive me. >> religious, huh? >> and the baseball game, david is the human home run. he proceeds to blast himself out of the park. >> oh! it is gone! >> oh, my gosh!
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>> human home run. >> hey, it's a living, right? >> thank you so much. just ahead, ways to stay cool and chic in the dog days of summer. but first, the local news and weather. >> i knew you'd like that.
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good morning, everybody. right now it is 8:56. how about this is, londonton sydney in less than one hour. well, today the military launching the fastest plane ever built, the falcon htv 2 will launch today on the back of a rocket from the vanderburg air force base.
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the rocket will take the plane to the edge of space before the plane detaches and flies on its own at speeds up to 13,000 miles an hour. that's about 20 times the speed of sound. today is a test run so the air force can see if the plane can stand up to the extreme heat and speed. i suggest your tray and see the in the upright position. a weather check right after the break. swipe your card please. excuse me...? this belongs to you... you. excuse me... this is yours... thank you! you're welcome. with chase freedom, you get cash back on what you buy everyday. this is yours! thank you! that's 5% cash back in bonus categories every three months. and an unlimited 1% everywhere else. activate your 5% cash back
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san jose today. we warm up a little bit through saturdays and drop off next week. right back to you, jon. >> i'll take sunny and mild any day. for the latest traffic news, check out our news on facebook.
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we're back now >> we're back with more of "today" on a thursday morning. the 11th day of august, 2011. nice people hanging out on the plaza. al provided just a picture perfect morning. we thank them for that and thank the people for stopping by. matt lauer and savannah guthrie. professionals are back. what do we have this week? >> the controversial news week cover with michelle bachman. some say it was a cheep shot to put that unflattering photograph on the cover. we will revisit the debate about
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whether it's okay to breast-feed in public. we will talk to star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy. >> donny has done that. >> all muscles. >> we will also be talking about the weather. it was really nice today, but during these here in new york, during the last few days of summer, it's hard to figure out what to wear. we will give you good advice to go beyond the shorts and the tachk top to get you through the last weeks of summer. >> natalie loves to run. i run to eat. we have done races. the boot camp. imagine runing for boston to san francisco. there is a group of runners competing in a 3100 mile race around one square block. they did it here in new york as well. our in house athlete, natalie, had to check it out. >> okay. all right. >> speaking of natalie, she is
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standing by at the news desk. >> good morning to you once again. it's another deadly day for americans in afghanistan. five u.s. troops were killed this morning in a roadside bombing. 51 international service members have been killed there so far this month. most of them americans. more uneasiness on worldwide stock markets. they were down in asia and following wednesday's drop of 520 points for the dow. the dow is down 2,000 points in the last three weeks. president obama heads to michigan to talk about jobs. meantime republican presidential candidates square off for a debate in iowa with the economy expected to be a big topic. a straw poll takes place in iowa on saturday. three fugitive siblings are in custody after a nationwide manhunt that lasted a week. they were captured after shots were fire and a high speed chase
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ended in a crash. they are accused of shooting at a florida police officer and robbing a bank in georgia. police in london are carrying out raids looking for people involved in four days of violence in the city. london was mostly calm overnight, but tensions remain high. britain will look to the u.s. for help in fighting the gang. a pony in germany needed help getting out of a tough spot after it got stuck in a wheel from a tractor. firefighters were able to cut the pony free from the wheel of misfortune. the owner said the pony often gets into trouble because it likes to horse around. three minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt and ann. >> that's nice. >> i just got this. the artist is right here and she is so good. your name? >> janet. >> janet rupele is the artist. >> i took it inside.
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it's fantastic. appreciate it. let's talk about the weather. >> one for me too. i have mine upstairs. maybe she will do one of the nets in jersey and coming to brooklyn. when do you play in brooklyn? >> september of 2012. >> very nice. thanks for coming out. you brought a little basketball. look at that. we will play a little basketball. n anyway. let's check your weather and see what's happening. we will see we have s wers and thunderstorms making their way through theow ler mississippi river valley and strong storms in the northern plains where we have a risk stretching all the way down to mississippi. beautiful out west. along the west coast, temperatures will be perfect. pacific northwest to southern california. rain down in miami and thunderstorms later today. the sizzling weather continues through texas, dallas is the 40th day of 100 plus
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good morning to you. yeah, we're seeing that cloud cover start to clear the city of san francisco. you can actually see the tops of these buildings and almost the top of the transamerica pyramid. i think it's going to be another hour before we're clear in the city. temperatures today range from the mid to upper 80s inland. the low 70s at the coast. continuously climbing through saturday. then we start to drop off, a trough of low pressure cooling us down sunday through wednesday. thother cooldown in august. r latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. time for another installment of today's professionals. our panel of power players is back and here to break down the hottest headlines and studies making news, star jones is an attorney, author and tv personality. donny deutsch is chairman of a multibillion dollar advertising agency. nancy snyderman.
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the chief medical editor. good morning all of you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about news week's cover of michelle bachman, the republican presidential candidate who is getting momentum in iowa. that is the cover shot they chose with the headline, the queen of rage. this raised a lot of eyebrows. you think this is sexist? >> sexist, ridiculous, not fair. the inside copy. the word rage is never used. it's an isolated picture of her in what looks like the oval office and looks like she is crying and isolated. she is charismatic and this makes her look cool and mean. donny deutsch can say whatever he wants, but he's wrong. >> dr. nancy is going to be ticked at me. >> politically biased, but not sexually biased. >> you agree it's biased? >> i can show you newt gingrich with hair coming out of his
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nose. why can't they make a statement? obviously that was a real picture. they didn't air touch it. it's not a flattering article. why can't you write that? >> the article does not match the headline or the picture. >> it's a political stand. >> someone who defends mainstream media a lot rvelths it gives credence to the bias. >> i want people to suck it up. she is a woman running for president. it's the big job. not running to be on television. running for president. suck it up, man up, put your big girl pumps on. women need to stop with the oh, they are picking on me because i'm a woman. if you want to be in the game, put your big girl pumps on and get in the game. >> she did not complain about it. >> women all over america who are professionals are the ones
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i'm also talking about. we have to step it up. we cannot expect to play on an even playing field if every time it looks like they make us cry or they make us emotional, we whine. no whining. >> as the man in between the two women, i give points to star. i love you like a sister, but okay. >> i am trying to get john boehner cries repeatedly. i will say that they have a long history of picking unflattering portraits. his head with the markets. >> with the president and swimming trunks on on one of the national magazines for goodness sake. >> let's move on to a topic he is unqualified to discuss. unfaithfully yours. sexual behavior said men who suffer from performance anxiety are more likely to cheat.
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explain this. if a guy has issues in the bedroom, why does he want to cheat? wouldn't he be insecure? >> actually i think it makes sense. he then needs to prove himself somewhere else. with a stranger where there is no pressure. it makes the person he was with would be most comfortable. it's pathetic and sad, but he needs to prove something somewhere else. i would guess that. >> is there any explanation? >> sure. he's easy to bore. get bored with a partner. you can blame your performance on a partner. there is an adrenaline rush, anxiety, maybe a little danger. that allows you to do something you wouldn't otherwise. look for other partners is not a surprise. >> in some ways this is a moral cop out. people don't take the vows seriously anymore. >> really? oh, really? 50% of divorce.
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>> it seems like if it feels good, you do it. if the maid is handy, you sleep with her and get her pregnant. >> that's a big reach. >> there some men who make choices and women when make choices. people who take the vows seriously and have a moral compass higher than a hyena would not do it. >> do you think monogamy is normal? >> no. >> do you think it's ungnarl. >> i can't believe i just said that. i think you have to work hard at it. i am going to say something controversial. >> get ready. >> i think if you ask a lot of men and women what their ideal life would be, it would be having children, basically having their spouse live a block away and having freedom half the time and family half the time. we socialize in another direction. >> you sound like a -- when you go to kenya, you see lions with
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a bunch of lionesses and you raise the tiny lions and the lion sits there and eats the food that the lions -- >> i don't know where we are, but i agree with donny. you think monogamy is unnatural. >> biologically not normal, but it gives structure. >> i'm working really hard at it. >> from this study to this, this will be a good topic. breast-feeding in public. once again this issue is raised. a mother was kicked off a bus in detroit for nursing her infant son and the driver was suspended as a result. it ignited this debate again. dr. nancy, i guess the issue of whether it's proper to breast-feed in public, is there a biological imperative if she wants to go on with a normal life, she will have to nurse in public. >> what are is the problem when a mother wants to feed her child and she is breast-feeding that
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we get so wiggy. we are so puritan cal about not wanting to see a breast. we have no problem watching victoria's secret models. it's crazy. >> you have to go to the bathroom, but you don't do that in public. >> look. i think it's a beautiful and natural thing. the only place that i would get a little uncomfortable with my 8-year-old daughter. i have to get into a discussion. a woman has a right to do that and i would never get up. that would be the only time i would then have to get into a discussion. did mommy breast-feed me? >> breast-feeding is natural. feeding a child is the most natural thing. at some point, don't we have to make a modesty decision on whether or not a child at 4 or 5 years old needs to be breast-fed. if the kid can ask for a happy meal, they should not be
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breast-fed. >> if you are going to be breast-feeding in public, be discreet about it. some people don't think they should. a lot of people don't think. >> i was not breast-fed and it had a tremendous effect on me. >> that and it plays a lot. >> next week we will bring a therapist for donny. let's move on. i know last week on the segment, you guys had a spirited debate on this topic. college students logging on to advertise themselves as sugar babies for a sugar daddy. they used money to pay off college debt. i know you and dr. nancy called it prostitution. before we ask you, we want to bring in a guest. brandon wade is the founder of the most popular called seeking thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> let me have you respond to what our panelists believe about your website. it's dressed up prostitution.
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>> it can be prostitution because prostitution means money for sex. this is money in exchange within the context of a relationship. what's wrong with a husband giving the wife money or a rich boyfriend giving a girlfriend money? in this case it's a sugar daddy giving sugar baby money within the chemistry and romance. >> for may not be legal prostitution, but doesn't it walk up to the line? >> i don't think so. prostitution means no chemistry. people here, there is nothing wrong with a woman wanting to meet a wealthy and generous man. i think a lot of people say maybe the website takes advantage of women, but in reality the women who use the website i think are empowered to better their lives. >> you say that those who do these arrangements, it's like a negotiation. it's open and transparent.
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40% of these men on the website are married? >> yes. that is correct. ding, ding, ding. and there is chemistry with a married man and the black card that the married man has. >> let's have brandon respond and turn to the panel. >> i think it's great if a relationship could start off with a negotiation. wouldn't the world be a better place if everybody could be up front and tell people what they have and what they want? i believe in brutal honesty. >> all right. we will leave it there. thanks for joining our group today. i heard a lot of mumbles and yelling. you say this is prostitution? >> legally he is correct. it is not prostitution, but morally and ethically, the women know it. it's dressed up in an ivy league education, but it's profit cushion. you expect remuneration for sex. >> i'm not sitting in judgment. i am giving an evaluation based
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on the facts. >> there many women out there and i do not fault them. they are with men for financial reasons and that's their choice. who are we to sit in judgment if a young girl goes to college. >> how would you feel if your daughter did this. >> we are in a different position. >> let's say if. >> my daughter if she later in life for security reasons was going to be making choices for her well being, that's what she is going to do. they don't come from the same socio -- i am tired of sittinging here. >> she doesn't get her college debt paid for unless she has sex with one of the guys on the websites. are you fine with that. >> one of the guys you went out to dinner with last week. >> i will tell you i came down on star last week saying this was any way you want to look at it the oldest protection in the world. my 23-year-old called me and
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took me out. she said you are out of your league. you are out of touch. the young websites are taking me were right o. she said she has friend who is went out for $4,000 a night as arm candy and there was nothing wrong with it. i think my 23-year-old daughter is flat wrong. >> i love your daughter. not for a date or anything. she is too young for me. next week we want to you open up a little. >> no, no. i call for your opinions. star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy. if you have an idea for our panel, dog on to our website or tweet us @todayshow. up next, a gruelling 3100 mile race all-around one new york city block. how do they do that?
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as the saying goes, the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a first step. >> a group of runners in new york took that saying to the extreme. >> it's been called the mt. e r údq)st of marathon but it's the 3100 mile race where participants have unimaginable strength of body and mind. it is intense. it's gruelling. and at 3,100 miles, it's a race like no other. >> it's a force. like a determination. >> reporter: on a course that's just one city block in iññqueen
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new york, a group of ten runners have embarked on a seemingly unimaginable feat. from 6 a.m. to midnight every day they go round and round and around, 5,649 laps, over 52 consecutive days. . this is a spiritual thing for you? >> yeah, absolutely. >> reporter: to put this into perspective, it's like doing 2 1/2sn[ marathons a day for e runner. >> top runners are averaging 7 2shg 73 miles a day. >> reporter: by the time it's over they would have run the distance from boston all the way to san francisco. >> very inspiring. >> reporter: in rain or shine, all day, every day, they battle heat, humidity, pedestrians, bugs, dust and fumes, lap after lap. do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? >> yeah, it feels like life is one big circle. >> reporter: why would anyone
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actually do this? >> this is kind of my meditation. it seems to soothe me. >> reporter: this man from finland has won+wé the race sev times. what's on your playlist? what keeps you going? >> i listen to lots of abba. >> reporter: abba. on this seven-week journey each runner consumes about 10,000 callies a day and goes about a dozen pair of sneakers. the race is the brain child of a bengally spiritual leader who believed running symbolized the search for inner peace, or gs self-transendance. the sole female runner is from austria. mind over body every step of the way. >> quite a lead. >> reporter: for the runners, volunteers and spectators alike, it's not just about a race to the end, it's about a journey.
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>> when you see the runners cross the finish line, words can't express the look on their face. it's really priceless. >> reporter: and the 3100-mile race finished up with the winner completing his 3 100 miles in 44 days. the runner you saw in that piece came in third place. truly an incredible feat for all of those runners. it's unbelievable to think what they've put their bodies through, not to mention up here. >> wow. real, real -- >> and to do all that running on almost no sleep because they run till midnight and start at 6 a.m. the next morning. it's pretty rigorous. >> we'll be right back. to be r after these messages. promise flights for 25,000 miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for 25,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that. after all, isn't traveling hard enough?
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so rich and full of flavor. it was a grueling trip! try new activia french and greek yogurt. a world of great new tastes. good morning to you. it's 9:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. he's quiet, wears a suit and wanted by police for robbing a bank. police in concord looking for this man who they say patiently waited in line before robbing a bank yesterday morning on willow pass road. police say he got to the front of the line at the first bank and trust and gave the teller a threatening note demanding money. he didn't pull out a weapon and left as quietly as he came. the woman accused of breaking into alex tree beck's room says she is a prostitute and not a thief. as if that makes it better.
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good morning to you. we have clear skies now down in the south bay. that goes for the east bay, even loc land nice and clear. cloud cover sitting over the city. 72 degrees. 72. yeah, that's it for today. really, really comfortable. lots of sunshine. 77 in redwood city. 85 degrees in los gatos. typically we're much warmer in the month of august. it's been unseasonably cool month overall. we'll bump up your numbers for a couple days and then another cooldown for the bay area. 79 on monday, down to 77.
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comfortable next week yet again. let's check your drive with mike. >> not so great for the south. northbound 101, shoreline an accident just moved to the shoulder. very slow here off of 237 as a result, as well as 85 approaching the interchange. that's the slow spot heading into mountain view in both directions for 101. northbound 101 and university, a disabled box truck causing additional slowing heading up towards the dumbarton bridge. an accident moving to the shoulder at stevenson causing slowdowns for 880, as well. a live look at the golden gate bridge. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. have great thursday morning.
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♪ adios and valle con dios ♪ ♪ yeah i'm leaving today ♪ and if it weren't for tequila ♪ and pretty senoritas ♪ ♪ i'd have no reason to stay >> zac brown studied classical voice? he's the toast of nashville and the zac brown band to be on the plaza to kick a little country to our weekend. that's coming up tomorrow. live on "today," spectacular weather. >> yeah, the perfect day for a little country.
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>> if you want to vote for the songs they'll play, you can do that, toes, chicken fridayed, or as she's walking away. text 1, 2, or 3, to 622639. >> they are hugely popular. this is going to be a crowded plaza. coming up, beating the heat with a cool style for the summer. which fabrics and cuts you should add to your wardrobe to keep you from melting in the summer sun, especially in august. you know how it can get. and today's kitchen, we're going to hit the farmer's market for locally grown produce, all of the ramg lately. take advantage of all of the fresh goodies with seasonal recipes for you. >> but first, we want to tell you that it's international assistance dog week. the spokesperson and trainer from guiding eyes for the blind. you brought jordy with us. >> yes, i did. >> such an important role that you guys play. tell us about it?
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>> it's important for all of the amazing things the service dogs do for individuals and it brings a lot of awareness that the dogs do have access to any place in public is allowed to have market and small restaurants as well. helps with awareness as well. >> on guiding eye for the blind, you guys -- i used to live right here where you guys do the training. see you on the road. when people want to try to help, to try to figure out what to do, how do they get in touch? >> okay, guiding eyes -- we don't charge anything for any of our services so people can apply. we breed, train, and provide life-long support for our graduates for no cost at all. we're based in new york. if people want more information, go to our website, >> thank you, jordy. we appreciate it. >> check your weather quickly. show you what's happening for
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weekend. strong storms in the midsection of the country, up in the plains. beautiful on both coasts, sizzling in the midsection. that heat will continue on saturday. dallas will probably break its consecutive 100-degree reading. on sunday, sunday, more in the heavy rain in the northeast up and down the eastern seaboard. not another comfortable day, especially in the city of san francisco. 72 degrees. you are out of the upper 60s. today. 5 degrees in los gatos. as we head through the weekend, temperatures come up through saturday. 86 degrees. we fall back down. sunday through tuesday, another cooldown brings us down to the 70s. no heat wave in sight, and yes we are well into the month of august. hope you have a fantastic thursday. >> that's the latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, keeping you cool in the dog days of summer.
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then our search took us to beautiful greece and this thick and creamy greek yogurt, so rich and full of flavor. it was a grueling trip! try new activia french and greek yogurt. a world of great new tastes. staying fresh and fashionable in your summer heats. using a-lines over straight cuts. here with tips a contributing style editor for "lucky" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> for august, the hottest month. this is the time when we can't make our wardrobe last. you can make good changes to the outfits you're wearing to keep cooler, right? >> as the heat gets oppressive, there are clever styling tricks to look like you beat the heat. it's all about looking fresh for you. we have good ideas today. >> we have great models as well
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to show us the ideas. look at denise before the outfit she was wearing. and here, you're going to see, she's got a little bit of sweat stains, you may not be able to see it close in that picture. she had blisters on her feet. what are persons that would make a person uncomfortable with denise, right? >> exactly. >> how would you make changes. >> we took her out of that dress. this happens to the best of us. every woman's instinct is to pick that flimsy dress that's breezy. most of the dresses are synthetic fabric, polyester, nylon. stay away from those. we took her out. target, $30. >> isn't that beautiful? cotton. that's what you want to look for. natural fibers of cotton and linen. people who wear linen perspire two times less than someone in a semisynthetic fiber. >> the breathability of the fiber.
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>> we took away the belt. belts are great. we love belts. but in the summer on the humid day, they're going to have sweat pooled around the middle. >> don't want to do that. >> keep the dress free and breezy. >> she had blisters on her feet. she had pumps on. here you opened it up. it makes it easier. >> exactly. if you're wearing an unyielding pump, the shoe doesn't give. the leather doesn't give way. and it can create really painful blisters. so what we waned to do was give her the polish of a pump with a comfort of a sandal. these are aerosals that were built with a breathable technology. there's height but the coarsend. >> look great, denise. beautiful, thank you so much. next, we have desiray. if we take a look at the picture she was wearing before, we're going to show you how to layer like a pro glitch her example. she's got a trendy maxi skirt on.
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you think that works. you want to layer a little bit more. what do you recommend. >> it elevates the style. in the summer it's hot. we loved it. it was black an opaque. so we went up to this sheer daytime sheer skirt. this is the trends for the summer. we kept the same silhouette but gave her a romper. that t-shirt she's wearing is a romper. cute little shorts that act as a slip and tank top. a perfect foundation piece. this is all wearable apparel. the piece close to your skin is the most workable. so dez rey gets hot, she can take the skirt off and look cute in the romper. if she goes in the office and it's freezing, the frigid air conditioning, she can throw a cardigan over it. >> layered with a long necklace makes you look a little longer and thinner. >> exactly. that's $5. >> easy shoes as well.
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you look great, denise. thanks so much. talk about dressing to protect. because the oppressive heat also unfortunately means oppressive sun, which you can do a lot to your skin as well. and let's see how rebecca looks in this before picture. and how what was -- what was wrong with rebecca in this picture? >> from what you can see is on top of her shirt, all of the grease stains. as you mentioned, it's not just about sweat, but it's about protection. if you put too much sun screen on, you love sun xrooep screen, too much on, it keeps you from looking through the shirt. >> here's a similar look. not so different from what she was wearing. >> she wanted to keep the same style. so she gave her the shirt. this is from unicef. this is ultra violet protection factor or ups. like spf for clothes and people outdoors have been doing it for years. the fashion industry has finally
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taken note. >> look how beautiful and tailored it is. >> it's $20. it will help protect you. nothing can take the place of sun screen, but this place you don't have to load up on all of the greasy oils and feel like -- uv rays are minimized. >> looks great. thanks so much, rebecca. finally, let's be breezy in the summer and colleen is our example of the model here before. and she's wearing the nice tight fitted skirt. but fitted may not be the best for summertime, right, lori? >> misconception that short and tight will keep you cool. if you get hot in constricting clothing, it creates an encasement effect. keep everything breezy. >> a breezy example. >> it's an a-line skirt with a smocked top. everything should be skimming your body, not sticking to it. everything you saw today was under $50. be very breezy looks to keep cool and --
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>> beautiful. >> under $50. on budget. we love it. thank you, ladies. come back out really quickly. take one last shot. give you your due credit. thank you so much for being here and thank you, lori. great, great styles. coming up next, from the farm stands to your table, seasonal cooking in today's kitchen is coming up after this. [ female announcer ] are you and your dry hair not getting along? [ woman ] ♪ why you gotta be like that? [ elevator bell dings ] ♪ don't be like that ♪ 'cause i deserve better than this ♪ ♪ did i catch you playing up like that? ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] make friends with your dry, unpredictable hair. dove's new range with weightless nutri-oils instantly absorb to nourish dry hair deep down smoothing away up to 100% of its roughness and frizz. new dove nourishing oil care. make friends with your hair. carol. fiber makes me sad. oh common. and how can you talk to me about fiber while you are eating a candy bar?
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bounty. he's the chef at schoolhouse restaurant in connecticut. good to meet you. >> farm-to-table movement has really caught on. this is the best time of the year for it. >> absolutely. yeah, this is the best time of the year in this -- in this area, you can get anything and everything from the farm, it's great to do everything seasonal. show up at the farm or the farmer's market and just kind of let the -- let the farm dictate what you're going to do. >> starting with seafood. nice seafood dish. >> we're doing a nonimitating fish to cook. and what i'm going to do is i'm going to start out by seasoning it up with a little bit of salt and pepper. >> you can get it at your local fishmongers and they fillet it for you? >> yes. absolutely. ask for fileted and scaled and get it just like this. >> boom. >> simple enough. all you're going to do is add a little bit of oil to the pan. medium high heat as soon as it
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starts to smoke a little bit. we're going to gently drop it in. >> skin side down. >> skin side down. >> and what i'll let you do is i'll let you go ahead and press that down for about ten seconds per fillet. that will make sure that -- that will ensure that you get it really crispy on the skin there. >> normally you wouldn't do this like with meat. you wouldn't want the juices coming out. but it's okay. >> yeah, right. just otherwise the officials tend to curl up a little bit. pushing it down a little bit, it will curl up and all of a sudden relax. >> okay. >> so once you have it going. >> you can see we have it mostly cooked right now. and what i'm going to do is i'm going add a little bit of butter to the pan. this kind of -- as the butter melts a little bit, all you're going to do is you're going to then just baste the -- baste the fish with the butter. >> is there a point where you're going to flip this over? >> no, not really. you can -- what we'll do is we'll flip it over after we baste it. >> mm-hmm. >> just like that. >> and you're pretty much --
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your fish is going to -- we'll turn it off. then it's pretty much ready to go. >> in the meantime, you have great farm standing -- there's a beef and fregula? >> no. >> i've had count chocula but not fregula. >> similar to israeli couscous, but a little bit more flavorful. they toast it in an oven to dry it out. >> you roasted the beets? >> roasted the beets. these baby beets came from a farm. they take about 15, 25 minutes in the oven at about 400. >> then you skinned them so the skin come right off. >> they come right off. >> what else do we have over here? oh. >> over here what we've got is different kinds of cucumbers. these are lemon cucumbers, a lot of different baby beats cut up. >> onions. >> pickled on nons. >> it all goes in here. >> all goes in. >> dump them in. >> edible flowers as well.
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>> addressing some olive oil. >> that's right. >> olive oil, lime juice. a little bit of olive oil. get that in there. here's some water krescrest. we're going to make a vinaigrette. >> we're going to plate this up in a second. coming up, the no nonsense loud mouth from "curb your enthusiasm" suzy is here. larry! but first this is "today" on nbc.
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just wanted to show the kids a plate. >> beautiful. >> beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> you're cooking it yourself as i walked in. >> yeah. >> what a guy! >> meanwhile, hoda and kathie lee you can see stopped by. >> we just smell it. if it smells good, we walk in. >> you smell food. >> okay, you know who's on with us? potty mouth woman suzi -- >> oh, we love suzy.
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>> yeah. >> and can weight loss rumors that slow down your results. >> often that happens. >> you know how it goes. >> you get derailed a little bit. >> exactly. >> starving. >> this is feetback right after your lalew
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good morning to you. 9:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. more porches big board. nyse this morning.
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we're up 345 right now. over 11,000. we'll see how long it will hold. we're also covering the day's news. in the field of candidates running to be san francisco's next mayor, a little more crowded. former supervisor tony hall will file his papers to be placed in the ballot later this morning. hall has 35 years of political experience in san francisco. the lifelong independent was elected as district 7 supervisor back in 2000. in 2004, he was appointed as executive director of the treasure island development authority. tony hall and a number of other candidates were not invited to tonight's mayor debate. mayor's debate. the event starts tonight at 6:00 at the african-american art and culture complex. let's get a look at the forecast right now. >> you can breathe it in because we have good air quality. 61 degrees in hayward. 59 in san mateo. a really nice day shaping up for us inland. warm in some places like fairfield, concord at 86 degrees.
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80 for santa rosa. 72 in santa cruz. temperatures climb through saturday. but just to 86 degrees. we drop back off monday through wednesday another cooling trend on the way to the bay area. 77 degrees. yep, that's it for wednesday. no heat wave in sight. let's see if there's any slowdown. i'm sure there is. >> yeah right here. look at southbound 880. the accident has cleared at steffansson but bad news, very slow from 92 past the dumbarton bridge all the way down towards mission boulevard. starting to smooth out quite a bit over the last 20 minutes. 880, the burst of traffic hitting that area. 237 slow all the way to the jama because of the accident earlier at shoreline. clear for a half an hour. still slow on 101. north towards university where that disabled rig still block the fast lane. watch for slowing into menlo park. but clear into san mateo. >> for the latest updates, check
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frb nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, we're so glad you're with us. it's thirst-day thursday, august 11th. hope you're having a good day so we have miss suzie essman with us today. >> i see her and i want to crack up. there she is with her hilarrty & ensues. we recovered from yesterday. >> if you saw yesterday, you know that our moms were here.
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they w were here on official business. we were heading over to the bowl-more lanes on 44th street with our moms to film a little episode of the four of us having a mother-daughter bonding. >> that's mine, check it. get it, get it! where was the one before that. >> there's my mom, jodie. let it go -- >> no, no! >> it was a nightmare. >> hoda and her mom were the bowling babes and mom and i were the gutter gals, and i hate to admit t, but boy did we live up to our name. >> this was the whole scene of putting shoes on. the longest part of the shoes were finding bowwing shoes that fit us right. >> my mother -- you wouldn't let them be on camera. >> you would not lettthe toes make it on tv. >> my poor mom has worked hard all of her life. foot issues are hereditary in
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our family and it's not her fault that her big toe lives in a different zip code than the rest of her foot. it's not her fault. but it makes it hard to find shoes that aren't as wide as they are long. if you know what i mean. so anyway -- >> it's going to be on soon. it was fun. >> i laughed myself sick. sick. >> it was pretty funny. >> our matt lauer, we see him if you were up late last nightt and late for us is 10:00. he was on "royal pains." and there was a scene where a doctor wants to come in and get on the "today show" and he approaches him in a grocery store. you get to see matt do his actingg >> he's so good. >> whoa. >> oh, i'm sorry. >> oh, my -- you! >> yeah, it's me. ben affleck. >> my brother and i were talking on the show on friday, 9:30. he's the former e.r. doctor turned house call physician to the rich and no so rich.
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wait a minute, did you watch the dvd? >> can i be honest with you, i don't have a clue of what you're talking about. we don't have a doctor interview. this is baby aaimal week. al got the polar bears. >> ooh, turtles, that sucks. >> when i saw him lost in the, whatever movie that was in will ferrell, playing himself, he played himself so brilliantly. he reminds me of greg kinnear, matt could have an acting career. >> if we could only show what we talked about in the makeup room. because he's neeer funnier than when he steps through that door. >> we're not at liberty to discuss that. >> here's a question, are good friends with your husband's friends? there's a new tudy out that shows that if you have a strong relationship with a friend of your husband, it sort of emasculates your husband. he doesn't like it. and it's actually says that they actually suffer froo erectile dysfunction. >> which is also a theme this week. >> i have never found that to be
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the case in my life. thank goodness, or in frank's. >> but -- was there ever a time where you were too flirty with frank's friends or too close to, ann he didn't like it. >> frank thinks i'm too flirty and close to everybody, everybody. imagine when we have eduardo in our house. imagine when kevin costner was in our house, what frank was like. frank issa caveman. frank is territorial. my woman. he really is. >> i remember being at an event with you guys and there was some guy who was talking to you close in your ear. >> about you, but frank didn't knoo that. >> whatever, it looked suspicious. >> well -- >> i was there, okay? and frank was upset. he said, what's going on here? >> frank -- >> he was 345 and i was glad. >> i liked that he was mad. he's a caveman, i'm telling you. a very well-groomed, best-dressed, hall of fame caveman. >> we like guys like that, old-fashioned. now what do you do when you are distressed or shocked?
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what's the first thing you do? exactly. okay. there aae, most of us they say we put our hands on our face, without even thinking about it. they call it the pacifier effect. sort of like a kid sucking his thumb. >> but apparently the other day when jay came on and gave you flowers -- >> look at the stock market. >> it's called the face palm. and apparently it's a viral thing. everyone is palming their faces. >> why aren't you doing that? >> bbcause i'm about to kiss him and i can't do it that way. but we have a whole bunch of pictures that show what people do when they are either shockkd or scared. there are plenty of other pictures. >> we've got other pictures. >> that's yoo when beyonce -- >> that's the opposite. they say most people do that. they just look like a freak. like they've been hit in the back of a head with a 2 x 4. >> because that day i didn't respond that way. you went craay and i went, oh, isn't that nice?
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>> i was really shocked that she walked in. you weren't that suuprised? >> no, i was happy to see her. >> you don't go crazy like i knew. >> and i even knew that jay was coming on that day. i did that just -- just like the how sweet it was. >> it was not becauseei was shocked. i was moved by it. like oh, isn't that precious. morning, speaking of frank?this >> like 4:00 in the morning, i'm awake and i know where bambino is. so iiput my hand down there to give bambino a little squeeze. frank is already loving on bambino. going schnush -- >> i was a little afraid of what you were going to say. >> bambino gets a lot of air time and he deserves it. >> he has a fan club. who is the most hated cellbrity in america. >> i'm so glad we didn't make this list. >> we'll give you the top five. starting wwth number five. jjn gosselin. >> why more than kate, would you
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say? >> he was unemployed. i don't emember. >> a lot of people unemployed. >> there was something, i don't remember what it was. >> o.j. simpson, number four. >> the octomom, nadya suleman was number three. number two -- reality star spencer pratt, the one married to heidi montag? >> aren't they till? >> i ddn't know. >> they're still married, i think, who kkows. and the number one, what do you think? >> it's casey anthony. >> 94% say they diilike her. >> which is putting it mildly. >> it is putting it ildly. >> notice there are two mothers up there -- >> you're hated for being a bad mother you're going to be oo that list for a long, long time i think. as always, every thursday we go to, i meant thirst-day, we go to "okay" magazine. the countdown to the kardashian wedding. >> you're going to give all that >> yes, i am. >> here's a question, ask okay to shave off your hair. >> they asked us that question before i knew what pictures they
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were showing. so i said, where's the hair. >> these things can be tricky and itchy when the hair starts to grow out. >> very time -- you better think it through. >> nobody was thinking that but you and a couple of other viewers, for sure. >> and hoda said, it depends on the shape of your hhadd >> except, you spelled "your" right, probably. you could be either sexy oo bowling ball-ish, and the trunl is you don't know unless you know it. >> are we ready for a little? let's have a little usic, you guys. is anyone in the mood for a little wild cherry? okay. >> you will be as soon as you and everyone in thhs room will be dancing. and trust me when i tell you,,i ride on this one. are you ready to "play that funky music white boy"?
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come on, that is a great song. thank you, guys. a big shhut-out to doug and & they actually won an auction. they paid money to ome see us. >> thanks you guys, thanks for being here, you all. it's thirst-day thursday and we have an anti-oxidant drink from morton's steakhouse. is it called a sahi, and super-fruit pam granite juice, ingredient that shall go e unnamed. coming up, sara's hottest picks for videos. and -- "curb your enthusiasm" is in our studio. we're going to hear what she has to y. w
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four eight seasons, susie essman has playee the potty mouth on the hbo hit, "curb your enthusiasm," famous for giving larry david a piece of her mind in an avalanche of four-leeter o words. >> the "l.a. times" calls her the most lyrical puuveyor of foul mouths on the television. let's take a look..o cf1 o >> the food is going to be a lot better here than on the plane, i guarantee. what is that? >> this is what you bring? >> that's italian bread. >> yeah. >> but this doesn't go with my menu. you don't know what i'm serving. don't impose your desires on my whole cuisine. >> you are ridiculous. >> first of all, welcome, we're so happy to have you. and as i'm watching that, i'm thinking, now it's supposed to be improvisational. do you just get an outline of what the scene needs to be about, and then you play? >> yes, for example, in that scene, the bread becomes part of
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the story line. so -- i knew he was bringing the bread and then in the outline, it will say, larryç brings sus bread and she's not happy about it. so the lines we improvise, i knew i had to not be happy about the bread. because that becomes part of the story line later. nothing is by accident with him, he knows everything. >> he gives you enough to give you -- he was genius in picking his actors to begin with. >> i think so. >> how close, i'm sure people ask you, your real personality to susie greensberg. >> let me think. i don't dress like her, number one. i'm much nicer and calmer and sweeter than her. however, i think that what we -pshare in commonnis that we bo kind of -- cut through the crrp. you know, we're both kind of don't, you know, put up with a whole lot of stuff. >> don't suffer a lot of fools. >> don't suffer a lot of fools. >> you put it so much better thanni did, kathie. >> god only knows why. so this is whht, how many
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seasons, now? >> this is eight. >> you're in new york now? >> the next fivv episodes, we shot in new york. which was incredible. we shot one episode and the producers in new york, but we shot five episodes in new york which was for me, because you now i live here, it was e you fantastii. >> were you shooting on the streets? or around people? >> people were going crazy. people were screaming larry, larry, larry!!o cf1 o >> what do peeple say to you? >> they ask me to curse at them. go urrr, myself. >> do you do it? >> if i'm in the mood. sometimes it's very cathartic. it's sometimes i can scream at you instead of my kids or my husband, it makes my relationshipp better. now.e met your daughter just your daughter/make-up artist. >> she's beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> and i think she does a bang-up job. you should have seen what ii looked like when i woke up this
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morning. i have four step-kids and we're actually the youngest just graduated from high school. we're going to be empty-nesterss >> are you an empty-nester? >> not quite. but the thought of it terrifies me. we live in a big house, with three dogs. and when i'm alone with frank -- what do you say? >> you know what i say to him and he laughs, because he gets a laugh out of it every time. i never thought you would live this long. that's what i say to him. and we laugh and we're fine. but that's what gets me through. >> what do you think is going to happen when you guys, just the two of you? >> we'll be fine. but you know the good thing is that we have a place upstate and we have a place in manhattan. so we have separate time from each other. so that's the key. i think the key is not being together all the time. i really do. >> we all agree with that. now this, you guys never know if "curb" is going to be renewed until the very last seccnd.
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it sounds like larry doesn't tell you straiiht-up what's happening. >> it's aulsz a matter of renewing by hbo. rear at this point. pain innthe >> he's really not. >> sure. >> he's really easy to deal with. he's the one that has to come up, he's the one thht has to come ut with these outlines. he's the one hat has to do all the work. >> how long can it take? larry walks in with a piece of breed. >> ii's more complicated than that, kathie lee. >> and there's a lot of guest stars. >> next week, his sunday is ricky gervais is on there, he's hilarious and samantha mathis, who you saw in the clip. michael j. fox. rosie o'donnell. >> she does an hysterical thing with larry, as usual.& mayor bloomberg is on. mayor bloomberg is on. >> because everybody loves the show, it's just hysterical. >> it's the most fun i've ever had in my entire life. except other things. >> and right now. >> and right now.
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you made it through the whole thing without swearing. up next, what will the next internet video sensation with? sara will be next.
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we're back with our special series, webtastic. sara haines was hitsing the internet to come up with new things. >> i brought you two videos todayy but first up, a cool stop-motion video from pd boy. check it out. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> wow. this is actually his friend tom, you're seeing it in reverse. he had grown that and said, i want to cut it all off. so he said, let's make a video. they did it in four and a half hours. >> where was the schaeffer, it was on his hands. >> the what he's doiig is they're shooting. >> they're shooting it and -- >> i don't hang around with the right people. if this is what they come up with. >> yeah, that's very clever. >> nice. >> good for them. >> and what's the second one for people wwo didn't particularly >> kathie, that's tough. we'll shave your head this weekend and we'llldo it in reverse. >> okay. >> the next -- >> it's just when it grows back -- >> and the next video features a new recreational pursuit perfect foo a summer day. no special effects here. sorry.
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♪ ♪ >> it's a sofa. this is bro shenanigans, this is a blog, this post got thousands of views it took them two and a half hours to go sofa suufing. >> i thoroughly enjoyed that one as well. >> thank you so much. >> eight loss myths. >> and other things, too, that are interesting. >> yes, the hottest celebrity fashions. we'll show you how to steal from them. for a fraction of thh price. >> all after your local news and weather.
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good morning to you. it's 10:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. not the way they hoped it would end. two women rescued from a late night fire died from their injuries suffered during that fire. the 85-year-old woman and her caregiver died yesterday at san francisco hospital. the city medical examiner's office identified them as marilyn posly and her caregiver, 67-year-old connie yim. the fire at posly's home on jackson street was not huge but caused damage to the roof and an upper floor bedroom. the women had suffered burns and inhailed a lot of smoke and taken to the hospital in
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critical condition. when it comes to bay area foreclosures, the short-term outlook is good. that's not a sign of what's to come in the long-term. according to realty, fewer bay area homeowners went into foreclosure this july than a year ago. that's most likely because the number of short sales and homeowners placed in modification programs has gone up. more than 2,000 homeowners got default notices in july in the bay area, down from last year. more than 1,000 homes were taken back by banks, down 27% from last year. 10:27 right now. weather and traffic after this. get at&t u-verse today. at&t u-verse tv. make the switch! [ female announcer ] call now
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good morning to you. we are starting to see the cloud cover lift. now you can see the entire transamerica pyramid. that's a good sign for anyone looking for the sunshine in the city today. 52 degrees in san francisco headed towards 72 later on. 71 for oakland and 81 degrees in san jose. we do warm up a little bit over the course of the next two days. but hey, no heat wave. in fact, another cooldown sunday through wednesday of next week. temperatures falling back to the 70s. hope you like it. more on the way as we head into next weekend. let's check your drive with mike. >> still slow over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we still have a full plaza. the fast track lanes are moving. back to the maps, a slow drive off the berkeley curve, as well. over the water no problems. outside lands festival at golden
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gate park, expect closures starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight lasting through 11:00 p.m. on sunday. that will create slow drives into and around golden gate park. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. stay with nbc bay area news. we'll have the very latest as we look at the big board today, up 361 points so far. back now on this thirst-day with weight loss myths versus facts is if your weight loss has hit a a wall, it's time to get the skinny on wwat may be sabotaging your diet. >> take a little quiz to separate fact from fiction and we love that robbie capelo is the executive ditor of "prevention" magazine. >> are you ready? >> it's harder for women to lose weight than for men. >> fact. >> yes, fact. it's true. >> that's a fact. >> ding ding ding! >> yes. >> thank you. >> it all has to do with the
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fact that men have a lot more lean muscle mass with women so they have a natural higher metabolism. i hate to tell you this, but it only gets worse as we get older. >> i know. >> it's not fairr >> give us another one. >> when you get into peri menopause, you're dealing with losing more muscle mass. >> try post, honey. >> just get to the gym more. >> all calories are equal, so it doesnnt matter what you eat. >> that's a tricky one. >> thatts a facc. >> it is. >> that is a myth. >> sorry. >> you know what, we haveepeople on all the time that tell us -- calories in, calories out. >> it doesn't matter what kind of calories. >> i know that in my own life, it's not true. and tte fact of it is that the carrot is a not the same as a creme brulee. it all has to do with how we digest food. >> and every bodd is different.
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>> if you eat good food, you can burn up to 30 more calories a day. so -- >> 30? >> 30%. so it'ssa good idea. gain weight. night will make you >> i just heard that this was a myth. so, in my life, it's true. so i'm going to say, it's a myth..o cf1 o >> no, it's not!!o cf1 o >> you're exactly right. >> go with the opposite. >> it's nnt about when you eat, it's about what you eat. and you know what it's like. you eat dinner and -- >> when i eat late, i'm hungry when i wake up. and then i'm always eating. it continues and continues. >> actually that's surprising, because if you eat late, most people tend to skip breakfast the next day. but i guess that's not happening for you, hoda. >> hood is not a normal person. >> i have to pour cascade on the last two doughnuts or i'll eat them. >> a good way to end up in the hospital. >> have you ever thrown anything in the garbage and gone back to eat it.
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>> yess >> but you pour something on top of it and you stay away. >> cascade. >> go on. >> another less dangerous might be to eat dinner a little bit llter, then you're not so hungry. >> the only way i can lose weight ii not eat dinner. >> drinking a ton of water will help you lose weight. >> i'm going to say that's a myth. >> that is true. >> that is a fact. hoda gets that onee >> uh-huh, uh-huh. >> there was a very interesting north carolina that said that people who drink a lot of watero and decide to bypass the coffee and the tea and the sodd actually burned 200 more calorie as day. >> well you didn't say the whole thing. you just said -- see? >> you got to drink a lot of water. >> it fills you up. you feel full. >> and you also spend half of your life in the bathroom. >> and it's good exercise, too. here we go. >> is this the tiibreaker? >> if you exercise every day, you can eat whhtever you want.
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>> myth. >> i'm going to say that's a myth. >> i wish it were true. >> the truth of it is, you can actually out-eat your workout. if you do lot of biking and running, you cannot go hog down a whole pizza. >> let's do a quick one. >> becoming a vegetarian will not help you drop a dress size. >> will not help you? what? >> would say myth. >> well, actually it is a fact. because a lot of people don't vegetarians. >> so hoda wins. >> oh, my god. what is it, cookies? >> cookies! >> i'm glad you won that. >> i don't like any of that coming up, thank you very much. >> how you can get your favorite celebrity look without a celebrity stylist.or irst, these messages. @é
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back now with today's styye. celebrities pay the big bucks fof hollywood's hottest fashion trends, but believe it or not, you can afford them, too. >> taos, "us weekly" contributor and author, jill martin is here to show us how we can steal these high-priced celebrity looks for a whole lot less. >> we can take them and walk out of tte store. >> don't they get a lot of these free? >> they can just walk into a store and buy it, but you can get the looks for less. i've picked four looks that are relatable. so everybody can wear them. >> let's start with pippa. >> let's look at pippa's look. >> she's a hot dresser, everyone is watching pippa. -p>> i like a jean's jacket wit anything. >> her celebrity look. $1,722. this look, $206. >> american eagle denim jacket. >> adorable.
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>> you don't have to spend so much money on jeans or a jean jacket. and it's great to ave for the summer. and the dress is victoria's secret. >> that's cute. >> you'd be surprised how their clothing is great. >> you can get some darling things so inexpensively. >> for $49.50. >> so cute. the celebrity look, $1,722. this otal look, $206. >> good job. >> all right. mila kunis is a hot ticket lately. isn't she? >> this is at a premiere, a red carpet premiere, "friends with benefits." her designer look, $4,375. and this one, for $88 she's working it. >> $88? >> what's the store? >> pin-uppgirl -pand this is a dress -- you dot caapet. you could just wear it and the -pshoes, we love h by halston shoes now, available at bakers
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for $90. the total look. dids 4,375. the same look, $178. >> you look great. >> wow. >> hello. >> reece witherspoon. people always want to imitate her look. >> she's wearing shorts. >> she's wearing shorts. this is very classic. she's wearing short-shorts. iidon't love weaaing short-shorts, but i think shorts are in again, you can wear them. >> and they'rr modest for the most part. >> so reese's look, $2,987. this total look, $211. a lot of it comes from the bag, it's an hermes bag that reece is carrying and this one is from l.l. bean for $25. and the blue shirt with the white shorts and look at these great sandals. >> really cute. >> that whole look is how much, total? >> $211, as opposed to $2,19.
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>> now kim kardashian, we have -pher in stripes, i think, righ? >> we wanted to throw one kim in. everyone is talking about her now. kim always looks chic. she is aatually wearing her own line for kwqvc. this is from wet seal for $13.99. >> the fabric alone costs more >> isn't that great? >> and you look at the bag, kim is wearing an hermes birkin. and i like the metallics. >> now do you have to be that thin? >> my purple toenails? >> i think it's fun to have fun with color over the summer. i always pick a different collr on the toes. >> her total is how much? >> her total $9,578 because of the bag. and $182 for this entire look. >> awesome!
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>> you got everybody? >> let's get them out. >> they're adorable. >> thank you, jill. >> or should we say, reece and kim? >> you know, and mila. >> still to come how mom and dad can get their parenting styles in sync. and we'll meet a cancer survivor who beat theeodds and is inspiring others. but first, these messages. m
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raising children is definitely haad work. >> it can cause a lot of friction in marriage when mom and dad don't agree on how to parent. here with some survival tips is one of our favorite ladies, susan swimmer, the features editor of "more" maggzine. good to have you herr. >> you wants the parents to agree on base ig things, dprins, when and how to discipline a child. when do parents different on that, one is a softie, one is tough? >> when you first gettmarried, everything is great and the only thing you argue about is the wet
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towels on the floor. when you have children, it's a whole other game and it can be yoo're not going to agree on everything. the big, big issues you and your husband, you talk about in advance, separately. privately. it's not to say that children can't see parents argue. because a a lot of studies will say that children who see their parents disagree and then negotiate and reach an compromise, is a very healthy thing. the kkock-down drag-out errible language, the fights thaa some parents have should not be done in front of the children. >> my mother threw a chicken at my father, wunsonce, i thought was hisystericalhysterical. >> sometimes the discussions can last weeks, months, years. sometimes they last years. >> what if you'reefundamentally different on some things. if one parent things a child should be swatted on the bottom and one says don't ever do that. >> if you and your husband get to a point where you've talked
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about it, and you can'ttget there, reach out and get some help.& there are people -- sit down, sometimes being in an environment with someone who is totally neutral has nothing invested emotionally can help you get over that hump. different faiths, raising their childree? >> it is a tough one. but it's something, if you're of before you have children. listen, it's an issue that prrbably comes up. when you talk about your marriage ceremony. but you need to talk about these things. the other thing i say to parents, youuhave to communicate constantly. everyone is working, busy, running around, at the end of the dayy you're exhausted. all you're thinking about is your glass of wine. that's not the time to talk about an issue. >> after a glass of wine. >> but you need to have your arsenal -- text, email. call each other. check in through the day. keep the line of communiiation open. >> i mean, a lot of kids will play their parents against one another. >> oh, they're mad, they'll say, mom said no, but daa, please.
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and then the dad says yes. and the whole thing is over. >> the parents have dove a united front. now listen there are issues that you can say, we agree to disagree. not to the children, though. you can't let them play one against the other. >> what about the double standards in terms of, it's okay, because he's a boy, he can stay up. it's not okay for cass, because she's a gill or what about that? >> wrong. i will say that different children require different rules. >> they're all unique. >> and they're dealing with it. some kids can have a late curfew, because you know they're totally responsible. it has nothing to do with girl/boy, take that out of it. but think of your children as individuals. >> we always say to our children, you have our trust until you lose it. >> that's exactly right. but be firm with your children, be consistent with your children. >> and love them to pieces. >> wait until next time. >> we're capable of it. >> no chickens flying. up next, never say "i can't." a message from man who didn't
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recovering from a debilitating illness can be a lifetime challenge. >> sara has the story of one man who refused to let a disability >> shockk was a two-time cancer survivor by the time he was 22. since then, he's devoted his life to beating the odds and achieving what so many people thought was impossible. >> he's the type of guy who will take off his prosthetic leg to make others believe in themselves. the 55-year-old entrepreneur shares his personal story in the hopes of inspiring others. >> that stuff happens o us in life and we have to, we have to sooehow deal with it. >> his story is about overcoming setbacks. at 16 he lost a leg to cancer. while ii college three years
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later, the cancer retuuned. and jockey lost part of his left llng. >> the confidence that i had slowly built up, was trashed. and the worst thing was, is that i remember thinking, well, wait a minute, what's the next body part in three more years. >> jockey was determined o live a full life with whatever time he had left. he mastered one-legged skiing first and then moved on to other adventures. >> there are two roads you take, one, i give up and quit and become bitter and the other, you fight back. how did you make that choice? >> in the early days, i was kind of a little bit of a risk-taker to bust through those things. when somebody said, i'll bet a guy on one foot can't barefoot waterski. the fact that i did it is just a sign that occasionally my drive and focus and determination overcame intelligence. >> for three decades, one ph.d. in computer science and several
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successful businesses later, he is still standing. cancer-free. jockey literally wrote the book on overcoming challenges. it's called "who says i can't?" >> the reason i don't like the word "can't" and the reason i don't like this construction, pretty good, considering, is that it separates you. it says, you're going over here in this category and in this box. anddthat's where you're going to stay. p> with the support of his wife, family and sheer determination. jockey has set out to prove he can do anything as well as, if not better than, someone with two legs and lungs. he's biked hundreds of mile fooce charity and repeateddy swims in the notorious waters around alcatraz island. >> 17, this will be done >> jockey issnow shooting a highlighting the inspirational stories of other disabled
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athletes. the first is up maureen mckinnon tucker. a paraplolympic gold medal winn. >> that kind of statement is, please don't decide for us what we can do and can't do. and please don't decide for yourself what you can do and can't do. >> leave it to someone who doesn't believe in excuses or self-pity. to race an expert sailor. reminding us that even though life isn't always smooth sailing, you should still live it to the fullest. >> jockey refers to those of us who have all of our limbs as temporarily able-bodied. to remind us it could all gg away in an instant. jockey and his team have started editing their pilot with the plan to shop it around to the networks. >> we eed more television like that. >> we sure do. >> inspiring to people. >> it's an amazing mmssage. he had so many sound bytes, i havvn't forgotten. >> not bitter, better. >> thanks, sara.
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