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getting me high. i kind of like. >> happy friday. >> happy friday. come back on monday morning as well. >> thanks for joining us. we're going to be back at 7:25 with a local update. good morning. balt for the base. the gop presidential candidates face some of the most influential conservative voices in the country today, a meeting that could impact the future of the campaign. this morning rick santorum speaks out in a live interview. final moments. chilling details on what josh powell said to his young sons just before he killed them, as we learn about disturbing images found on his computer and his long history of violence. and is this really a woolly mammoth walking among us? we'll let you decide for yourself, friday, february 10, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm lester holt in for math matt this morning. one of the deciding factors in the gop race is who can attract the most conservative voters. mitt romney has struggled time and again with this. >> today he makes his case at the all important political conservative action conference. this as a new nationwide survey shows rick santorum is moving up in the polls as the race moves closer to super tuesday. we'll be talking to rick santorum live coming up. >> also, new developments at the murder trial of a former university of virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. what a witness said he saw
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george hugueley doing just two months before her death. >> on a happier story on this friday morning we have a great one. we'll meet two sisters who decided to step in when their other sister was told she could not carry a baby. they both agreed to be surrogates and now they're both pregnant due within two months of each other. we begin with candidates in the gop presidential race addressing the conservative base today. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in tulsa, oklahoma, where rick santorum was campaigning on thursday. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. i'm starting off in one of the super tuesday states where interest is getting so high that a few thousand people came to see rick santorum here inside this arena at oral roberts university. 13,000 watched it live streamed online. there is a big thing happening in washington in conservative circles. you could say this is game day where three of the four presidential candidates will be appearing on the same stage.
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>> always fabulous. thank you for the welcome. great friends. >> reporter: oh, what a difference a year makes. today, mitt romney really needs the kind of warm reception he got in 2011 at the influential conference called cpac, but the mood and the stakes are different now. romney faces some of his toughest critics, conservatives who at this point have made a determined effort to keep him from locking up the nomination. romney on fox news thursday night. >> i have a record of being a strong conservative on the issues that matter. i will point that out when i'm together with my friends at cpac. >> reporter: aides say he will focus on the economy and president obama today not the slugfest of this gop primary. >> governor romney has been tearing down opponents without offering a vision for the country. >> reporter: rick santorum, fresh off his three wins and his largest crowd. about 4,000 at oral roberts university. a christian school where
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santorum pounded away again at the white house for its battle over contraception coverage with the church. >> it's the catholic church. but it's the catholic church first. it won't be the last if they get away with it. >> reporter: newt gingrich who has had a quiet campaign week will be on stage today at the conference, too. aides say he will claim to be the only candidate for big change. at the conference the republican party stars are, in essence, competing to outdo each other taking apart president obama. from florida senator marco rubio. >> the president of the united states looks like he's a really good father, looks like he's a really good husband, but he is a terrible president. >> reporter: to those former candidates who gave the primary season a fleeting spark. >> which is why barack obama cannot have a second term as president. [ cheers and applause ] >> he says on tv, and i quote, i
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deserve another term. for what? >> if it's halftime in america, i'm fearful of what the final score will be if we let this president start the second half as the quarterback. >> reporter: when governor rick perry dropped out he endorsed newt gingrich. gingrich's aides say he will be laying out policy ideas today, almost like a state of the union sort of list of things he would do if elected. this is also a key time for fundraising with all of the attention and santorum's campaign tells us he raised $2.2 million in just two days as all of this new attention is coming his way. ann? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. rick santorum is now joining us from capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning, ann. >> there is a sense you're finally getting your due, gaining momentum after the three-state sweep and a new gallup poll released thursday shows you're tied with newt gingrich nationwide.
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what do you want to say about the excitement this is generating? we heard kelly talk about the money. does she have that right? how much more do you expect? >> we'd love it to keep up at this pace. it's been about $1 million a day which is terrific. we're saying the same message we have been saying for months. this is the most important election in the history of our country, an election about whether we are going to with a country that believes in foundational freedom, that we'll build a great country from the bottom up or with an elite from the top down telling us what to do. >> on thursday you said mitt romney's campaign has been serially tearing down opponents without offering any kind of vision for what he wants to do for this country. i have to ask. if you look at what's happened in this campaign so far for the republican nomination so far, it is clear that negative campaigning generates votes. the question is if history is a
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guide, aren't you going to now have to go negative? will you commit that you and your pacs will not or are you going to have to now? >> i have talked about the issues. the speeches i give, i try to give a vision for america, what i believe is in the best interest of our country with limited government and reducing the size and scale of washington and promoting the basic values that i think of hard work, giving people opportunity -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt, but i'm asking whether or not you will go negative. have you made a decision about that? have you decided you absolutely will not? have you committed to that now? or do you want this nomination enough to do that if you have to? >> if you mean negative by personally questioning their personal or business or -- no. i'm going to talk about the issues. i'm going to talk about my record, my vision for the country. i will talk about governor romney's record and barack obama's record and vision for the country.
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this should be about the issues, about what people care about at home. they don't care where you made money and how you made that money as long as you didn't do anything illegal, unethical. they're focused on how are you going to help them make money and provide for themselves and families and build for stronger communities in america. >> you're clearly animated when you talk about this. are you prepared to commit to not going negative? can you answer that question yes or no? >> if you mean going negative against someone in a personal way, absolutely not. we will talk about the issues. i think governor romney and barack obama's record, which on a lot of issues are the same, are negative in what they have done to this country and the state of massachusetts. i will certainly point that out as i have throughout the course of the campaign. we'll talk about things americans care about that affect them, not this back and forth we have seen in the race so far. >> one of the things you were asked last night on cnn as an issue americans care about is
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the pentagon's plan to allow women to serve in combat roles. you had some concerns about this and you said, " it could be a very compromising situation where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved." what do you mean by that? . do you want to take another crack at that? >> well, no, exactly what i said. when you have men and women together in combat, i think men have emotions when you see a woman in harm's way. i think it's natural. it's very much in our culture to be protective. that was my concern. i think that's a concern with all of the militaries. the israeli military has women in a lot of roles but don't allow them in combat because of the natural inclination to not focus on the mission but be in a position to protect someone because that's something that's natural within our culture. >> some people might listen to the quote and think you meant
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that you were concerned about women being emotional. >> oh, no. that's not the issue. i have talked about this issue a lot. i have never raised that as a concern. no. the issue is certainly one that's been talked about for a long, long time is how men would react to seeing women in harm's way or potentially being in a vulnerable position and not be concerned about accomplishing the mission. >> i see. right. i hope it's okay to ask how your 3-year-old daughter is doing. i know she was hospitalized with pneumonia. >> well, she's doing great. i was with her last night. i hadn't been with her since i left her in the hospital. she was on the mend when i left. it was so great to be home last night and get a chance to spend a lot of time with her and the rest of the kids. this has been a wellspring of refreshment on the campaign for me. >> we wish her well. >> thank you. >> by the way, senator santorum will be a guest on "meet the
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press" sunday along with new white house chief of staff jacob lew. >> now to the other top stories of the morning from tamron hall at the news desk while natalie is on assignment. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. violence is escalating in syria this morning as two explosions have slammed syria's largest city for the first time since the start of a popular uprising. syrian state tv said military and security buildings were targeted killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 175 others. meantime tanks are surrounding the flash point city of homs cutting off and bombarding civilians as food, water, and medical supplies run critically low. new details in the murder-suicide of josh powell and his two young sons. powell told his 7-year-old son charlie that he had a big surprise for him just before attacking him and setting the house on fire. this according to the social worker sent to supervise the visit. she heard the younger boy,
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braden, crying as she was blocked from entering the home. officials say a computer in powell's home was found to have pornographic images that led a psychologist to recommend he undergo a psycho sexual evaluation. we'll have much more coming up in a live report. jewish organizations and other groups are outraged this morning as the marine corps says it does not plan to discipline a group of marine snipers seen posing in afghanistan with a logo similar to one used by the nazi party during world war ii. the photos were taken in 2010 and surfaced on a blog. the marine corps said the group believed the ss logo was a nod to sniper scouts, not a symbol of hitler's special death squad. now to the landmark $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses. let's check in with mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning. president obama says the
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settlement will speed up relief for the hardest hit homeowners. that's about 2 million in this country, by reducing the principal and refinancing loans. it does not mean homeowners who lost homes to foreclosure will get them back. the other sticking point is if your loan is held by fannie mae or freddie mac that's half of all mortgages held. it doesn't apply to you either. the bottom line here is with the settlement the hope is it will stop the housing market from backsliding further. time will tell whether or not it works. back to you. >> thank you. this video may have you worried that we are headed into an ice age. a government engineer caught this supposed woolly mammoth on tape in siberia. but they have been extinct for 10,000 years. skeptics say it's just a bear with a fish in its mouth or clever video editing. hmm. it's now 7:13. now back to ann, lester and al.
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let me toss this into the pot. a japanese researchers, they have discussed cloning the woolly mammoth. so riddle me this, batman -- >> ooh! >> it's from cloning. i'm convinced! >> yeah. >> just after this was taken he tripped on the loch ness monster. >> you can tell it's a fish. look close up. there's a separation. >> road trip! >> yay! let's go to siberia, ladies and gentlemen. i don't think so. let's let somebody else check it out. meantime a check of the weather. >> we have our own bit of siberia coming. finally getting some winter. lake effect snows for the great lakes. storm system down south. arctic air pushing in from canada. by tonight we are going to have the front push through. these low pressure systems will be developing, strengthening, forming and frigid airs as it
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slides south, my grandmother had a frigidaire. that air will set up. we are talking generally three to four inches of snow. locally, 12 inches in northern indiana and heavier amounts in northern new england. for the most part, we are looking at one to three, maybe two to four inches of snow through tomorrow into tomorrow night. that's what's goi >> well, a little cooler and a little cloudier today but nonetheless we'll still see the 70s in many cities. i'm meteorologist christina loren. in the nbc bay area weather center. temperatures are expected just a touch cooler later on today than where we ended up yesterday. about 68 degrees in places like fremont, you hit 68 in san jose today slightly cooler at the coast and it's a cloudy start in san francisco, 64 for you today. this weekend showers arrive for the second half of sunday. rain at times on monday. and that's your latest weather. lester?
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>> al, thanks. it's happened again according to the cdc for the fifth time this year a cruise ship has returned to port early because so many passengers became violently ill. kerry sanders is in ft. lauderdale this morning for us. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, lester. the crown princess has returned to port everglades here two days early. this is the second time now it has had to return to port with passengers on board complaining about their symptoms. authorities believe they were hit with something called the norovirus. the symptoms are painful stomachaches and the inability to keep anything down. it was supposed to be an escape from the rat race, but ill passengers say it was nothing close to paradise. >> it's been a nightmare. we lost two full days of our cruise. we spent thousands of dollars
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for this cruise to stay in my room vomiting, diarrhea. >> reporter: the crown princess was sanitized six days ago after the cdc alerted what they called a code red. 289 passengers and crew members hit with the virus. but despite the cleanup, the crown princess on its next voyage returned two days early with more passengers getting sick. this as another ship, the ruby princess, was also hit. 105 passengers and crew too ill to leave their cabins. >> i did get sick. i was confined to my room and i felt like i was in prison. >> reporter: princess says the first first sign of the spreading illness we immediately initiated additional enhanced sanitation procedures to interrupt the person-to-person spread of the virus. norovirus, as seen under the microscope, lives in moisture like the natural oils in the palm of your hand. medical experts say it's easily
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passed in close quarters like a ship where people touch the same railings. the average person touches their face 16 times every waking hour, making it very easy, say doctors, to infect through the mouth or eyes. nbc's dr. nancy snyderman says noro is a particularly pesky virus to quarantine and eliminate. >> the really sort of frightening part in this is that even after you have had it and you're feeling better you can still pass the virus on. >> reporter: it's not just cruise ships. in new jersey, more than 140 students at rider university and at princeton were rushed to the hospital, complaining about norovirus's cruel symptoms. >> our friend was in the hospital last night. she was throwing up a lot. it was bad. >> reporter: now if you're about to take a cruise and you're worried that your trip could be ruined you can purchase trip interruption insurance. here's the catch. you have to get off the ship at one of the ports and fly home.
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of course if you're hit with the norovirus probably the last thing you want to do is leave your cabin. in this case, princess not only apologized to the passengers, they have refunded their money for the tickets and given them discounts on future travel. of course the one thing that has passengers upset is what one thing nobody can accommodate them on, getting more time from work. >> kerry sanders, thank you very much. it's 7:19. here's ann. witnesses at the trial of a former university of virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend have described what they say was a pattern of violence in the couple's relationship. we have the latest from charlesville on this. mike, good morning. >> reporter: the first full day of testimony in the yeardley love trial turned lurid with stories of betrayal and excessive drinking, all leading to a tragic end. george huguely and mike burns
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were rivals on the lacrosse field and for the affection of yeardley love. burns testified while visiting friends at the university of virginia little more than two months before love's death he heard a woman's voice calling, help me. running into huguely's apartment burns saw huguely and love in a physical confrontation. demonstrating in court how huguely, on trial for murder, was choking love from behind. he testified, in all honesty, his hand was around her neck. the twist, burns was also romantically linked to love, testifying he had, quote, hooked up with her off and on since their first enunter in may, 2008. burns was a lacrosse player, but not for virginia. he played at the university of north carolina, a league rival. after burns surprised the pair he testified huguely released love who ran from the room. witnesses described her as distraught. her face looked like it might be freaked out. the lawyers argue the killing was not intentional.
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>> it's a difficult case for the defendant because he's admitted key facts, being in the room, touching her, having an altercation that turned physical. >> stephanie alaj testified that she was affectionate with huguely including one night less than a week before love's death. earlier that night friends testified there was another altercation between huguely and love after love found him and a friend sitting in his room with two female high school seniors there visiting campus as recruits for the softball team. a witness testified love began beating him in the head with her purse. legal experts say the volatile nature of the relationship could hurt huguely's defense. >> this relationship was marked by violence, abuse, verbal and physical, lots of fights. that hurts the defense. it's not a typical relationship. you know, people have problems, but they don't go around choking each other usually. >> reporter: days before she died the prosecution says love
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got a threatening e-mail from huguely. molly mallard who was with love when she got the message broke down on the stand recounting the moment love read the e-mail out loud. i should have killed you, it read. when you add alcohol to the mix it becomes more volatile. friends testified that by the time of love's death george huguely was getting drunk some four times a week. they planned an intervention after the lacrosse season. ann? >> mike, thank you for your reporting on the story. just ahead, a woman with two sisters, both carrying her babies. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ov
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>> good friday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. an early morning fire caused a scare at a lumberyard. calls came in just before 3:00 this morning and by the time firefighters arrived at rafael lumber and building flames were 40 to 50 feet high. the owner of the business says they got lucky. >> could have been a lot worse. could have been our dry shed or something like that. wouldn't have put that out quick. it's all dry timber in there. >> firefighters say an automatic sprinkler in the building helped douse the flames. no word on a cause.
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let's look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good friday morning to you. we've got a nice day shaping up and we're going to see cloudy conditions and rain over the course of the weekend so get out and enjoy it if you can. 53 in san francisco, as we head throughout day, the south bay will get the most sunshine. this will be the warmest region. 70 in los gatos. 69 in san jose today. east bay cities touching on the mid-60s. the big pro am taking place at pebble beach, 50 to 54 degrees, cool out there if you are headed out there. we're going to see winds pick up out of the northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour so. the winds could impact game play later on. we'll watch that tournament and find out. come monday rain at times. tuesday a few showers early for valentine's day but clearing by wednesday. thursday sun and clouds, climbing back in the 60s. we'll check the drive. >> we'll take to you the south bay. we had early slowing showing up for 101 and 280, those are calming down quite a bit.
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look, flooding in the middle of the screen reported in the southbound 880 at the 280 interchange. sounds like a drainage block. you'll have water across the lanes. traffic is able to get through. a note for that. up the peninsula a smooth drive except for southbound 101 out of san mateo. slowing down toward menlo park and a disabled vehicle on the san mateo bridge east on the high rise. might have slowing out of foster city. >> thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area on facebook. another update in a half hour.
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7:30 now on a friday morning, the 10th of february 2012. it looks like a lot of people are getting up early to join us this morning and get a jump on their weekend. we're glad they're spending it with us in rockefeller plaza. meantime inside studio 1a i'm ann curry alongside lester holt who is in for matt this morning. great to have you here. >> fun to be here. >> still ahead, new york city anchor man greg kelly, son of the police commissioner, returned to the air this morning for the first time since being cleared of rape allegations. we'll hear what he's saying about the case coming up. >> and fashion week is getting
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into full swing in new york city and drawing attention to an often asked question, are the girls too young and too thin? we'll get more on that and tell you why one group wants models to undergo mandatory screenings for eating disorders. >> that's a new spin on that. later, it's a touching story. two sisters giving the ultimate gift to their other sister. they are each carrying one of her babies after she and her husband had trouble conceiving. we'll meet the gang in a few minutes. >> we have a lot to get to. let's start with the awful story out of washington state where josh powell killed himself and his sons in a house fire. dateline nbc's keith morrison has new information about powell's final days and the warning signs that could have potentially prevented this tragedy. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the new information is about animated computer sex found on josh powell's computer from salt lake city involving adults and
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children. that's why he was ordered to undergo a psycho sexual examination. new details are emerging about the last, determined, careful acts of this man carried out in order to do what he did. the planning, going to extra lengths to ensure it was effective, going to extra trouble to make sure the people who would have stopped him, had they had a chance -- and they will talk to us -- had no opportunity to do so, all bringing to a head a generations-old struggle over religion, sex, abuse and control. here he was last summer. josh powell teaching young charlie and braden how to skip rocks across the surface of the lake, though what was under the surface of the man's own skin was something else. >> he exploded the house. >> do you know if anyone is in the house? >> yes. there was a man and two
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children. i just dropped off the children and he wouldn't let me in the door. >> what's troubled me the most is that he brought the kids in, told them he had a surprise for them. somebody heard the kids screaming. >> reporter: now we know how carefully he prepared. the day before, a security camera caught him withdrawing money from his bank. he bought gas cans here and a pack of burners he placed around the house. he gave away the boys' clothes and toys and a witness saw him dumping something secret at this landfill. >> josh didn't plan on being around after that weekend. he had done everything he needed to do to leave this world. >> reporter: six months ago after his father was arrested on child pornography charges josh lost custody to his wife's parents, chuck and judy cox who were given temporary custody. >> my children have never been at harm. >> reporter: as they battled in court is coxs dug up disturbing information in his parents'
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divorce records. they learned josh attempted suicide as a teenager, that he threatened his mother with a butcher knife and there was this story. >> there is an incident where josh killed his younger sister lina's hamster by smashing it against the side of the cage. >> reporter: here, four days before the murder-suicide, a judge ordered josh to undergo psychosexual evaluation. >> a further evaluation which includes a polygraph is needed and appropriate. >> reporter: the reason, dateline has learned, is back in 2009, utah police found animated pornography on his computer. >> cartoons in the animation are of adults and kids having sex. when i is say cartoon, i don't mean cartoons in the sense of a fake character that doesn't exist. >> very life like? >> something that's lifelike and looks human. >> reporter: four days after the court appearance there was this. the ugly counterpoint of the
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last television interview josh powell ever gave. >> i love my sons more than anything. i put them first. i put my family first. >> reporter: well, after it all, his brother-in-law said the most remarkable thing which was i hope there will not be a charlie and braden law because, he said, this man was so determined to do what he was going to do it would have happened no matter what anybody tried to do to stop him. there will be a memorial service here in the building behind me in this morning drizzle. it will be saturday afternoon and already a very large crowd is expected. . >> keith, thank you. chuck cox is susan powell's father and charlie and braden's grandfather. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> i want to talk about some of the new revelations we heard in the report. let me ask you about the memorial. i know you moved it to a larger venue. it will be streamed on the
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internet. you are allowing tv cameras there. why the willingness to make it public? >> well, we have had a great support from many people. it's clear that people all over the world are affected by this horrendous act and care about our grandsons. we want to share with them and allow some other people to have closure on that part of it. so we felt it would be only right to allow other people the ability to grieve and to take part in a memorial service. >> mr. cox, as we heard keith report a moment ago there were disturbing images found on josh's computer, animated depictions of incest between parent and child. i know that only compounds your pain. can you tell me when you found out about that? >> about two minutes ago, i
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guess. but when i -- i heard it here. at the court hearing they were not discussing what was on the things they got off his computer. they were being careful about that. i just heard it. >> i'm sorry that you're just learning this for the first time. had you or your attorney known of the existence of these images could that have changed the course of events, especially in terms of visitation rights and arrangements? >> very possibly. it's clear that i believe he should not have been allowed visitation in his own home. it was much too hazardous. >> i know some of his family members are suggesting he was hounded to death by authorities. at the same time those computer images we are talking about apparently led to this order for josh to undergo a psychosexual evaluation. that would have included a lie detector test.
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in your opinion, did that send him over the edge into this final horrific act? >> i believe that he understood that there was no way he was going to bluff his way through this, not with the lie detector test on top of the examination and that this was it. the truth was going to come out. >> you know, there's been a lot of scrutiny about what happened on sunday including the time it took for law enforcement officers to respond to the first 911 call prosecufrom the social. is that authorities underestimating what josh was capable of? >> i think everybody underestimated what he was capable of. i could not believe he would have taken a hatchet to his own children. i have known him for quite a while.
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i don't think anybody can understand why he did this. and suspected he would have done this. so, yeah. the authorities -- it would have been better if they had better security or had the visitation in a different place. there was just no accounting for this. this is just such a strange twist. >> i know you're going through a painful and difficult time. we appreciate your graciousness and willingness to speak with us. >> thank you. >> you can get much more on the story on a special "dateline: an american tragedy" tonight at 10:00/9:00 central time on nbc. now a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >> as we look to show you what's going on for the afternoon, temperatures are going to be dipping way down into the teens and 20s, single digits and in
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the northern plains, well below zero. we'll p looking at 70s through the southwest, 80s in southern florida. along the coast, sunny skies but showers and thunderstorms in florida. snow out of the midwest into the northeast later today. rain through texas into the gulf coast and heavier rain in the pacific northwest. >> good friday morning to you. we're going to see a cool and cloudy day than where we ended up yesterday. in places like gilroy, about 68 in santa cruz. 66 in san francisco, 70 degrees in fairfield today. as we head throughout the weekend we get rain. looks like for the second half of sunday into monday so if you want to make outdoor plans saturday is the better day for the sunshine and warmth. it gets more active. rain on monday. clearing out for the second half of the day. d that's your latest weather. lester? >> al, thanks. up next, the ugly side of the
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city, a chance for designers to show off their clothing lines. nbc's craig melvin is on new york's upper west side. good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning to you. too young and too skinny. those are the complaints that have led to changes here at fashion week. things are supposed to be different this year. some say the guidelines don't go far enough. fashion fans who crowd the catwalks see glitz and glamour. that's not all sarah saw in the 1990s. at age 14. >> the fashion industry is a grown-up business with grown-up pressures and kids shouldn't be subject to that. >> preteen models are making headlines. last month cindy crawford's daughter became the face of versace at ten. another 10-year-old on the cover
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of french vogue. >> think of our standard of beauty. not filled into a womanly form. that's prepew besent girls. >> reporter: the group has updated guidelines and recommends an i.d. check to be sure models are at least 16 the day of a show. the council has not changed guidelines addressing skinny models. the industry has been grappling with the issue sins anna karanina's death in 2006. a year later the council encouraged models who may have an eating disorder to get help. the national eating disorders association wants mandatory screenings for models like drug screenings for athletes. >> we know eating disorders, the average onset is in adolescence and young adults. obviously in the modeling industry a disproportionate
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number of models are in that demographic. >> one friend of mine was told by her agency to only eat one rice cake a day to keep her weight down and if that didn't work, half a rice cake. this is insane. >> reporter: that's partly why the 29-year-old run as group to improve working conditions for models. she's still a cover girl. new york magazine declared her the norma rae of the runway. there are also new guidelines that ban smoking backstage at shows and also prohibit alcohol backstage as well. one of the complaints is these are guidelines from the council of fashion designers of america and the group doesn't have enforcement power. ann? >> all right. sounds like this will continue. craig, thank you so much. still ahead, did a british tabloid hack the personal voicemails of paul mccartney sent to his s exsan ng i afist r ilsthyisang in court after this. by balsa wood airplanes ] id
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welcome back. britain's far-reaching government investigation into phone hacking by newspaper reporters brought out another familiar face -- heather hills, paul mccartney's ex who says former beatle's voicemails to her were hacked. michelle kosinski is in london with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lester. this testimony continues to be gripping. really contentious. this time mills tells how she realized other ears were listening to her personal voicemails and at least one big name journalist admitted to listening, but denies doing anything illegal. back in 2001 when heather mills and sir paul mccartney were dating heather says they had a fight and that's when she realized something strange was going on. >> turned my phone off because he kept calling all the time. it was very stressful. in the morning when i woke up there were many messages but
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they were -- they wouldn't be. but i didn't think much of it. i thought i must have pressed a wrong button. >> reporter: 25 messages from paul begging forgiveness. at one point, yes, singing. ♪ we can work it out >> reporter: it did work. all was well until, mills said, she got a call from a reporter. >> he said, look, heather, we have heard you and paul had an argument. i have just heard a message of him singing on the phone to you, asking for forgiveness. i said, there is no way that you could know that unless you have been listening to my messages and he laughed. >> reporter: five years later when the couple's marriage turned bad and so did the press, in every detail of what ended in a nearly $50 million divorce, piers morgan, now with cnn but once editor of news of the world wrote in an article calling mills a monster, at one stage i
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was played a tape of a message paul had left for heather on her mobile phone. it was heart breaking. he sounded lonely, miserable and desperate and even sang "we can work it out" into the answerphone. now the time has come to tell what's right and what's wrong. morgan won't reveal anything about how he heard that message. testifying here in december. >> on the tape of a voicemail message, you didn't think it was unethical? >> it depends on the circumstances in which you're listening to it. in their divorce case paul mccartney stated as a fact she had recorded their conversations and given them to the media. >> reporter: something heather mills denies. >> did you authorize mr. morgan to access your voicemail? >> never. >> reporter: she said she never played her voicemails for anyone or authorized anyone to listen. so far the hacking scandal and the expense of closing news of the world cost more than $250 million. this week they settled the
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hacking claims of 15 more people. lester? >> michelle kosinski in our london newsroom. thanks. still ahead this morning, two sisters each carrying their other sister's babieses. they have an g azchinin touching story after your local news and weather. ♪ get, get up and go ♪ dress up the sun ♪ ooh, 'cause it makes me feel so ♪ ♪ beautiful outside in ♪ there's no hidin' ♪ the look of love, love [ female announcer ] women who eat breakfast, like the special k breakfast, actually weigh less. a closet that feels like a candy store begins with special k. ♪ what will you gain when you lose?
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>> good friday morning to you. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. city of oakland trying to shut down two hotels popular with prostitutes. the city attorney will go to court today in an effort to close the national lodge on international boulevard and the economy inn on east 12th street. city says both motels have an extensive history of allowing prostitution in some cases involving children. both are already under court order to clean up their acts. the next step could be closure for one year. let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. we've got a mostly cloudy start at the coast. this camera has a shake as well. we have a weak disturbance passing through. some light and isolated activity coming down. just off the marin county coast you can see the showers falling apart as they move on shore.
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that will not be the case all day. high pressure regains control by about noon and temperatures able to climb into the 70s in some cities. los gatos for example. 70 degrees for you, 68 in redwood city. 69 in san jose. cooler for saturday, we'll bring 18 few more clouds. sunday into monday we get a system of low pressure that will provide rain add times so monday looking like kind of a washout. tuesday, a few showers early, sunshine for the second half of valentine's day. let's check the drive. >> we have a sigalert for southbound 280 at avalon. it happened after the last report. we still have two lanes blocked heading south passing westboro. daily city is jammed because of this accident yet to clear. it's a half hour and expected to be cleared in the next few. the slowing will take a while. east bay, the approach for the east shore freeway, typical there. in the north bay an accident,
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southbound 101 as you approach novato. slow approaching from petaluma. >> check out nbc bay area on facebook.
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back now at 8:00 on back now at 8:00 on this friday morning, it's the 10th day of february, 2012. the sun is out. the crowd is out. we're excited about the weekend comi coming. we have nice people saying hi to their family. i'm ann curry outside with lester holt and al roker. coming up, we have a touching story about tanya ratliff. they wanted to start a family, but they discovered she couldn't carry a baby. so her two sisters, two of her
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sisters actually decided to act as surrogates. now guess what? two of them are both pregnant and they're here to tell us all about that. >> terrific story. >> popular new york city tv anchor greg kelly who is the son of the police commissioner is back on the air this morning after being accused and cleared of rape allegations. we'll hear what he had to say coming up. on a much lighter note, forget about the flowers and candy, giata says there's nothing morrow mantic than making a dinner for two, and she's going to show us how to do it. >> that sounds nice. in the meantime, we've got natalie is on assignment so we have tamryn hall inside doing the news for us. good morning, everyone. a major announcement likely from the president today on the controversial new contraception rule. nbc's white house correspondent
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kristen welker is in washington, d.c. with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. senior administration officials confirmed for nbc news that it is very possible that the white house will announce later today some sort of accommodation on that contraception controversy. as you know, recently the white house aannounced that they were requiring religious affiliated institutions to provide contraception coverage for all employees, and that sparked quite a backlash from people within the catholic community. also, republicans, so today they're going to announce very possibly some sort of accommodation on that matter. now, the white house is insistent they are not backtracking. they say this announcement and whatever they do, say today will continue to provide coverage for all women. so that's really the key here. but, again, it looks like there will be a big development out of the white house on this contraception controversy. tamryn. >> thank you very much. three of the four republican
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presidential candidates are appear aing today before a major gathering of conservatives in washington. mitt romney, newt gingrich, and rick santorum will try to rally support. only ron paul will not speak at the event. the reality tv producer facing trial in mexico for the murder of his wife is pushing to have the charges dropped. the former survivor producer was extradited to mexico where he appeared for a preliminary hearing. the tv host son of new york city police commissioner ray kelli returned to the air after being cleared to the rape accusation. he did not address the claim by a paralegal that says he assaulted her. >> i'm very, very grateful for all the support i had here at fox 5, the support from my family, friends, those i care about and the viewers, of course. >> the manhattan district attorney announced tuesday night he would not charge kelly, who has taken a leave of absence
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more than two weeks ago. for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. bloggers are debating whether a photo of arnold schwarzenegger and sill veylvester stallone recovering from surgery. he said after all the action filming, it was time for a shoulder tune-up, and stallone was coincidentally waiting in line for the same surgery. all hands on deck. this video from the comedian rock off the earth has exploded on youtube. more than 50 million hits. ♪ somebody you used to know >> maybe they can afford a second guitar. the purple swirl is storming in the twitter account and the facebook page. it was caught by a pennsylvania couple. they snapped a few pics before letting it gone. the purple squirrel tweeted i'm
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free, i'm free. now where can i plug in the phone so i can keep updating me. it it was a indict yet of berries to an accidental fall into a chemical port-a-potty. even snooki apparently tweeting she wants a purple squirrel of her own. who doesn't want one. it's 8:05. back to al with a check on the weather. i see your expression. >> that's what happened to the joker, he fell into that vat and it changed him. maybe the same thing happened to him. it could become a super villain squirrel. we have a good group of kids here. what's thon. >> we raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer and next weekend we have our annual dance mare none, 46 hours of no sitting or sleeping. to learn more and donate go to thon.org. >> will you do the running man? we like that.
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7 news, boston, massachusetts, nbc 7. sunny, cool, 48 degrees. and it's going to g metuch colder in boston and the northeast with some light snow. storm system getting itself foeg in the south bringing rain now. it will combine with another system diving south aacross the great lakes bringing snow along the eastern seaboard. today it's in the ohio river valley. rain in the pacific northwest and that arctic express coming across the plains brill cold stuff and we're looking at wet weather we have very isolated showers coming down up in the north bay at the immediate coast. overall, cloudy start at the coast. clear down here in san jose. the south bay starting out with a lot of sunshine. that will be the warmest across the bay area. 69 san jose. 72 for gilroy. east bay a touch cooler from yesterday's highs. more clouds increasing throughout the day. we'll get a round of rain monday. tuesday clearing for the second half of valentine's day.
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and that's your latest weather. lester? >> al, thanks. up next, a double surprise for sisters who decided to help their other sister start a family. right after this. were going on, so i used my citi thank you card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? we talked about getting a diamond. but with all the thank you points i've been earning... ♪ ...i flew us to the rock i really had in mind. ♪ [ male announcer ] the citi thank you card. earn points you can use for travel on any airline, with no blackout dates. earn points you can use for travel on any airline, why se ttle earn points you can use for travel on any airline, for a why se one-note cereal? ♪ more, more, more... get more with honey bunches of oats 4 nutritious grains come together for more taste, more healthy satisfaction. get more with honey bunches of oats.
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back now at 8:10. if you have a sister you know there is no bond quite like it. one young woman from ohio hoping to start a family is receiving the greatest gift of all from two of her sisters. we'll talk to them in a moment. first, janet shamlian has their touching story. >> reporter: with seven nieces who adore her -- >> did you drop your rattle? >> reporter: it's no surprise tanya radcliff hopes to one day have her own children. when her doctor said she could conceive but not carry a baby, she was heartbroken. >> i don't think you can ever really prepare for a moment like that. we were sitting in a room with the doctor. it was devastating news. >> reporter: tanya has always been close to her three sisters who each have children, but she had no idea the strength of the bond up till they suggested something she never expected. >> cassie and i started talking behind the scenes about let's
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tell tanya we can do this. we have done it before. we're excited to make it happen, even thrilled to be in a position to be able to do this for her. >> reporter: tara and cassie offered to be tanya's surrogates allowing her embryos to be implanted in them. >> have you ever had a sister, sister, sister scenario? >> i have not done this mix yet. we're delighted it's going well. >> reporter: the sisters started a gruelling regimen of hormone injections and doctor visits, hoping one of them would carry tanya's baby. everyone was elated when tara got a positive test. you can imagine how they felt when, ten weeks later, cassie got one, too. that had to blow you away. >> it did. it still does. every day my husband and i are like, wait, i can't believe this is happening.
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to have not one sibling, but two able to do this for us and for us to have the opportunity to have two children with all the limitations that i have is just -- blows my mind. >> reporter: it was well beyond what tanya and her husband could ever have imagined. they learned the baby tara is due with in april will be a girl. when the entire family came to look at the ultrasound pictures of the baby cassie is due with in june, something no one was expecting. >> is that a boy? >> that's definitely a boy! [ cheers ] >> oh, my god! >> now i have to redo the whole nursery. >> reporter: after a young woman's struggle to start a family. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, cincinnati. >> tanya is here with her husband dan and her sisters
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cassie and tara. thank you so much, everyone, for joining us. good morning. >> good morning. >> that was the first time you saw those images of yourself reacting to discovering that you were carrying a boy, cassie. there are how many nieces that you have -- >> this will be the eighth. >> exactly. and among the sisters there are no boys. >> no little boys. >> what was it like to have that moment? to see that moment on video? >> it was exhilarating. either way, boy or girl, healthy is all we care about. but to find out we're having a little boy, we are so excited about it. >> this is some love. what were the words you heard? how did they tell you they would offer to do this for you? >> i remember that. they had both come to the doctor appointment with me. somebody was always coming to one with me. we were sitting in the car. i was krieg. it was raining outside. we were sitting in the car at the fertility clinic and they were -- she said to me, tanya,
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somebody in this car will be pregnant with one of your babies at the end of this year. that was the first sign i knew they had been talking behind the scenes but the first time we talked about it. >> how did you, dan, react? >> it was unbelievable to give up your body for a whole year for us is unbelievable. we're blessed just to have them in our lives. to step up and do that and be lucky enough to have both of them become pregnant is truly a blessing. >> reporter: in that moment when you found out, dan and you found out, tanya, what did you say to them? how did you thank them for this? >> i don't think we ever truly can. it's such a sacrifice. it's something we can never truly repay just being so thankful that they were willing to do this for us. >> reporter: you looked in their eyes and told them this. how do you remember the moment when you told them?
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>> well, cassie and i had been talking behind the scenes. i had been talking with my husband and the wheels in my head were turning. i knew this was something we could do. if we were physically able to do it then it would be a great gift. we're so excited to be welcoming o babies. >> this is hard. as you know. you have been pregnant before. being pregnant is tough. you have to take care of yourself, mind what you eat. no second thoughts? >> absolutely not. being pregnant is the easy part. raising the children is the tougher part. i'm glad i'll get to see the children be raised from the other side. >> meantime, tara, you blogged that there are signs that you're noticing in your pregnancy that make you think -- make you feel this is tanya's child? what? >> i craved pineapple. tanya dislikes it and when i
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attempt it, her baby lets me know she's in mom's camp. >> and tanya was always active as a young person. you were always twirling your hair and -- >> yes. this baby during every ultrasound is twirling her hair like she used to when she was a little kid. >> we're talking about april delive delivery? >> and july. >> how do you imagine that moment. you build a relationship with a baby when you're pregnant. giving up the baby in your case is not really giving up the baby. you're giving it to your sister -- the boy and the girl. how do you imagine the emotions of the moment being able to give this to your sister. >> i will be ecstatic that finally after this long journey they will get to be parents. >> because it was so sad to watch her wait. >> yeah. >> well, it's a beautiful story.
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>> thank you. >> you are so lucky. >> we are. >> we are. >> very lucky. >> you chose well. >> three women! >> i know, bring it. tanya, dan and cassie and tara, thank you so much. coming up next, we have giada de laurentiis showing us how to make a romantic valentine's day dinner for two. that's right after this.
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"today" celebrates valentine's day is brought to you by silky smooth dove chocolates. share love this valentine's day with dove. ♪ we're back at 8:22. this morning on "today" celebrates valentine's day, a romantic dinner for two. why not make a romantic meal at home for your sweetheart? giada de laurentiis is here to show you how it's done. nice to see you. >> good morning. we'll have a nice dinner for two. >> what are the rules for a romantic dinner? >> you can take simple foods and make them look elegant. we have a few tricks. >> we have a steak with sauce? >> yes. i think a juicy piece of red meat is awesome. it's romantic, sexy. >> i'm looking at the ingredients. this will be spicy. >> i like a kick, heat. you can moderate how much you want. so a can of tomatoes. everything goes in the food processor which makes it easy.
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you can make this the day before if you want to. onions, garlic. >> not too much. this is romantic. >> you don't want to have to -- anyway. i'm not going there. but sirano chili and the seeds. you can use this or thai chili. they add nice heat. this is where you can control the heat. i cut them in half. inside there are seeds. >> the more speeds the more spicy? >> correct. watch out. when you deal with these peppers, you have to wash your hands. touch your eyes after this and you're in trouble. >> not pretty. >> capers, sugar to even out the spice, salt and smoked paprika. >> oh, all right. >> that gives it smokiness. you whirl it together and come over here and let it reduce down for 20, 25 minutes. it becomes nice and thick. >> what cut of meat do we use? >> i like ribeye because of the
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ma marbling. it melts and you get this nice, flavorful, tender meat. simple. salt and pepper over the top. a lot of flavor comes from the sauce. a little bit of olive oil. just a little bit to keep it moist. put it on the grill like this. you let it grill five minutes on each side and you get this steak. >> shooting for medium rare? >> some people like it rare. some people like medium rare. >> i like your presentation. >> take something simple and elevate it by making it beautiful to look at . with a steak you have to let it rest. i like to cut it on the diagonal like this. easy to cut. look how beautiful it uh looks. >> with or without the bone? >> you can share it. >> we have a pasta side. and the shrimp in the shape -- >> take something special. >> we have a heart there. >> yeah.
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lemon oil, linguine with ar arugula. this is a souffle. put it in a baking dish. freeze it for ten minutes. scoop out the little balls. little bit of milk chocolate. >> you can do this ahead of time? >> two days in advance. >> good. >> make the batter, mix it with the egg whites. put a ball in the center. cute ramekins and stick the whole thing in the freezer for a day or two. right before you eat it, throw it in then. 375 for 30, 40 minutes. 40 minutes if it's frozen. >> and i love the pink whipped cream. >> you take regular cream, add organic food coloring for this pink whipped cream which makes it extraordinary. >> very romantic. thanks very much. if you havgiada
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head to today.com. we're back in a minute. good morning to you. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. protesters back on campus and tents. six tents went up yesterday afternoon. video of the last encampment at the same spot. it was dismantled by police last fall. police and the dean of students asked protesters to take down the tents but so far, they're not bulging. let's see if that traffic out there is bulging, moving along. mike? >> laura, south bound 280 westboro the earlier sig-alert
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canceled. found the 101, slowing heading there. that area, things will slow it back out over the next half mour slow drive approaching the bay bridge, slow for friday. 580 jammed. also up through downtown oakland an accident that cleared. another one marina makes things tough getting out to the coliseum. over here to the toll plaza a live look, we see traffic's starting to jam up as is typical 8:30, on a friday, past high street. >> thank you very much, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area on facebook. i'll have another local news update in a half hour. hope to see you then.
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8:30 now on this friday morning, the 10th day of february 2012. you know, it just doesn't look or feel like february around here. the temperatures are supposed to hit, according to mr. al roker, around 40 today which is pretty remarkable for this time of year. >> hang around.
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in 24 hours it will feel different. >> possibly snow around midnight tonight. >> and cold air. >> all right. let's enjoy today. beautiful sun for as long as it lasts. i'm ann curry along with lester holt in for matt this morning. >> thanks for filling in for me. >> it will be cold! >> i'm going home! >> i have it covered, dude. >> we have a serious story coming up. >> remember a couple years ago kennedy cousin michael skakel was accused of murder. he's in court arguing his innocence. this morning his brother speaks out in a live interview. >> on a lighter and different note, are you tired of your old workout routine? this assumes you have one. in fact, we are going to show you a workout gaining popularity that will blow your old routine oy way. be warned, it is not for the
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faint of heart. that was a cement ball that jenna was carrying. >> okay. >> you really have to want to be in shape for that. >> you have to want it. >> not right now. >> we're never doing that. >> something that a lot of people are talking about are the gluten-free diets. you see the foods advertised. should you do it if you don't have to? dr. nancy snyderman joins us to get into what some people see as a craze and others see as a health issue. >> i actually bought a loaf of gluten-free bread accidentally. i tried it and it tasted amazing. >> my son is gluten-free. the change in what's available from five years ago to now is incredible. >> let's check on the weather. we already did, i guess. >> just a small bit. showers on the west coast. snowshowers in the central rockies. frigid in the plains.
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heavy snow in new england. sunday, frigid conditions in new england continue. wet weather in west texas and the southwest. snowshowers central rockies. afternoon showers along the coastal pa we have a few pesky coastal showers. cloud c. and cool. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. showers falling apart before they move onshore. san francisco, waking up with us in the city, you may encounter light raindrops through the next 15, 20 minutes. most activity starting to deteriorate as we see. that's why we'll hit the mid to upper 60s in the south bay. a couple of isolated 70s. sunday we get more rain monday. that's the washout day. showers tuesday. and the llama mamas are back! i didn't know they went away. don't forget. you can check your weather any time day or night on the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. what do you say we go down to
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captiva island. hi, willard! >> from the sun-kissed shores of beautiful captiva island. been around for a long time. south seas plantation has been good to us. they fed us breakfast and we had smucker's jam. can't beat that. happy birthday from smucker's. take a look at yancey -- i had a cousin named yancey. yancey birdsong from suffolk, virginia. that's peanut country. has a spoonful of peanut butter every day. here's alex imich from new york, new york. 109. holy toledo. attributes longevity to eating a balanced diet and spending all sorts of time with his pals. isn't that nice that he has friends at that age? and here's imogene belsley of
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peoria, illinois. i was there with the groundhog last year. she predicted the packers would win and she was right. didn't predict the weather right though. 102, plays bridge every day and goes out to dinner once a week. if i did that i wouldn't be so fat. the lovely dorothy. what a pretty name. dorothy geiger from orangeburg, south carolina. that's a lovely town. 103 and loves to tell stories and she likes to read her bible. can't go wrongdoing that, i'll tell you. won't find dirty words in the bible. from the halls of montezuma down to greenwood, mississippi. ellis smith, an ex-marine. once a marine, always a marine. 102 today. he was in world war ii. a hero. we have twins.
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this happens about four times a year. the lovely and exciting ida cheatham and lena cook. they are 102 years old today. both from missouri. what can you say besides happy birthday, happy birthday? say it twice. ida and lena, twins. now back to new york city. >> thank you, willard. coming up, a workout that means no wimps are allowed. out's a workout for women that can make a grown man cry. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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beth! hi! looking good. you've lost some weight. thanks. you noticed. these clothes are too big, so i'm donating them. how'd you do it? eating right -- whole grain.
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[ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multi-grain cheerios -- 5 whole grains, 110 calories. creamy, dreamy peanut butter taste in a tempting new cereal. mmm! [ female announcer ] new multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> announcer: take it off today is brought to you by truvia natural sweetener, honestly sweet. we're back at 8:38. this morning on take it off today, a unique, fun and fast workout to put your body to the
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test. "today" national correspondent jenna wolfe tried it and said it's awesome. >> a male scheer cheerleader, middle aged women and a strong man walk into a gym. sounds like a joke but the punch line is different. this gym in connecticut is definitely no joke. there are no mirrors in this gym. the goal here isn't so much to look good as it is to get strong. >> it's like one day you're at the grocery store and they say, let us help you out with the 40-pound bag of dog food. don't worry. i can take care of it. >> reporter: beth vogel and her gym mates are blowing through a 40-minute work out inspired by the sport of strong man competitions. the idea is to forget about individual muscle groups and get
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the whole body involved. how hard is this? >> about a 10. >> reporter: you're not even making a dent in this tire. hardest thing you do here? call this the opposite of an elliptical. you're not flipping through a magazine while working out here. it's strength training. it's intense but there is an element of fun here. this is reminiscent of the play ground days. was there a sense of intimidation? >> there is, but with mike and the staff, they correct your form, teach you the right way. >> reporter: trainer mike carozza was a college cheerleader. he works with suzanne, a trainer, nutritionist and former ballerina. they are experts in the fundamental elements of strong man fitness. >> the tire flip is one of our favorites. by far it's one of the most intimidating tools here because of the sheer size. that's fun to teach people how to properly do it.
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>> reporter: as i found out, some of the movements in strongman look like everyday chores. this is the farmer's walk. tell me about it. >> it works on hand strength, core stability and hips. that is core developer. no machine out there can mimic what this does. the way it loads on the body and the response you get from the mid section can't be compared to anything else out there. this is 200 pounds, double suzanne's body weight. this is a great and fast way to get the heart rate up, use your entire body. everything is moving fluidly. >> and her shoulders are working as well. >> they're on fire. >> reporter: like all exercise strongman fitness works out more than your body. a little bit of my aggression gets into the swing of things here. >> nice job. >> reporter: struggling with the atlas balls, i had to wonder if all the lifting will change me
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into something i don't want to be. [ grunting ] >> with this, you lose inches. your bra fat and all that goes away. >> reporter: while the bra fat di disappears, some clients expect more. >> we get those requests when somebody comes in and says, i want jennifer aniston's legs. it's like, you've got to be kidding me. >> reporter: strong man isn't isn't about the red carpet. it is about getting fit and strong. that's a goal every woman can get behind. >> nice job. happy to be done? >> because you're working the whole body with almost every exercise strongman workouts deliver on short sessions. you can do an hour on the elliptical and not do as much as 30 minutes in this workout. i know you're embarrassed because you asked for the jennifer aniston legs. it's okay. >> how much does that ball weigh? >> 60 to 90 pounds.
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let's say 90. >> and who were you thinking about with the sledge hammer? >> we have this executive producer. i'm kidding! not all the all! >> still ahead, the risk associated with a gluten-free diet. dr. nancy snyderman answers your questions. first, this is "today" on nbc. whatcha lookin' for hon?
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ah, these new jeans i want. i've been looking everywhere. new blue jeans? oh, don't be crazy, i've got tons of blue jeans. frank! frank! get my jean bin, susie wants my jeans. no she doesn't. here we go. nice and loose. ohhh. those are loose, but i actually just ordered three pairs of this kind. ooooohhhh. oh. when it's on your mind, it's on ebay.
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back now at 8:45. some of the world's most successful people have faced a difficult road to get to the top, and among them pittsburgh steelers wide receiver and two-time super bowl champion hines ward. in the new documentary, "nfl characters unite" he goes to a school outside of pittsburgh to mentor a young man named carlton dennis. take a look.
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>> how are you guys doing? i'm good, i'm good. first of all i want to say i'm proud to be here today. i got a chance to meet carlton, and this whole program is really just this perception, how do people outside of clariton view you guys? is it a bad place? >> no. >> nethese are some good people here. >> hines ward and carlton dennis, you're part of this documentary about nfl players and coaches including tony dungy that pair off with young people to fight this idea of prejudice and bigotry. in your particular case, hines you're a two-time super bowl champion and the mvp of super bowl xl and you've been called perhaps the greatest wide receiver in steelers history, but people may not know about your personal side. why did you want to reveal it in
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this? >> when usa network came to me to do a documentary about this, i heard the story about carlton and it was almost like looking in the mirror. i saw myself as a teenager and having to overcome adversity growing up as a child and having to fight the discrimination, being teased all the time because i was different. i hopped aboard, and i was excited to get the opportunity to make an impact in his life. >> because you're african-american and korean. >> correct. >> and kids would do what? say what to you? >> they would tease. i remember growing up as a child, the black kids, i really didn't fit in because i had a korean mothers. the korean kids didn't like me because of my african-american father, and the white kids didn't really understand the african-american side of me. so it was just hard trying to find my identity as a child, you know, kind of where i fit in and where i stood. >> and you're not in your head yet, carlton, and because you
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see hines ward you were having a tough time. >> yeah. >> what was your reason for having a touch time in school? >> people would call me mexican and stuff like that, which i don't like. it used to make me get mad and i want to fight somebody. i never pushed it that point, but i hated people discriminating against me and my race and stuff. i'm not mexican or anything else. >> you were felt to feel different. and all of a sudden in walks hines ward, and that was what we just saw where people lost their mind. he started to talk to you a little bit. what in this process have you learned? >> well, he teached me how tobeo my myself, don't worry about what anybody says to me or say. they could call me whatever they want. i'm not going to let that phase me and be myself and get my work done at the end of the day and i'm going to go to college and be successful in life what i
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want to do. >> it's clear from the look of your eyes, when you say that there's a smile in your eyes and smile on your face that there's been an impact. that impact alone would be enough. then there was this project you guys created because you love music, you got together and you did a music video that is on youtube. we're looking at this now. you're performing. >> we collectively came together, and carlton is really passionate about song writing. i challenged him to make a school song and talk about the place he lives at and resides at. all the kids have something to look on. now you can download it on itunes and everybody has got it in this whole high school. i'm proud to say that to have that impact and to make the impact on his life like that is amazing. >> yeah. it must be a full circle for you? >> yeah, it is. this month is characters unite month, and the usa network is doing a great job of doing a public service campaign on
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really combating prejudice and discrimination. so tonight the show airs at 7:00. so i'm really excited about it. hopefully, i think, it's a family show. all the kids and family sit down and maybe they learn from it because myself, tony, jim and coach dungy have experienced it at one point or another. >> well said. thank you so much. good luck to you, young man. >> thank you. >> we're back in just a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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it was a shocking murder that rocked the wealthy town of greenwich, connecticut, in 1975. 15-year-old martha moxley beaten to death. the case would go unsolved for a quarter century. but in 2002, michael skakel, a neighbor and a kennedy cousin, was convicted of the crime. he says he's innocent. last month he went to court to contest his sentence. michael's brother john is here along with skakel's attorney hue bert santos. >> good morning. >> your brother appealed for a new trial in 2010. now he's looking for an appeal of the stebs sentence to have it shortened. what are the thoughts behind that request? >> we still maintain michael's
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innocence. i absolutely maintain that. i was with michael at the time. >> you were his alibi. >> it was a precise time when the crime occurred. i was with michael at my cousin's house eight miles away. we left before the crime happened and we returned after. i gave a polygraph which i passed accompanied only by police officers a couple weeks after the crime happened. the prosecution's whole case rests on all of the alibi witnesses lying. unfortunately for them, i wasn't lying. they would like us to be quiet and go away. >> the outcome was a guilty verdict. the appeals have been unsuccessful. now at this point you're trying to get him out with time served. you're arguing in this case legally that because he was a juvenile at the time he should have been sentenced as a juvenile. >> like just about every ruling that's been out there that's gone against us.
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i don't think we have gotten a fair shake. the lead investigator had fanl interest in michael being convicted. >> what are you looking for in terms of sentence reduction? >> we hope the jury will recognize the sentencing judge sentenced a 40-year-old adult who the jury said committed a crime as a 15-year-old child. obviously our position is the judge didn't adequately consider the fact that what he's sentencing here is a child. and we are asking that the sentence be reduced. >> the prosecutor says in some cases they would ask for an adult trial and adult sentence and it likely would have happened in this case. >> in 1975 if michael had been charged the maximum sentence he would have received is four years. the case would not have been in the adult docket. the reason he was convicted in the first place is the jury didn't have all the evidence. there was a police sketch done of a man seen at the murder scene at the time of the murder. that individual did not look like michael skakel.
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that individual looked like the tutor, the family tutor, a fellow named littleton who was the suspect for years. the chief witness, greg coleman was a 25 bag a day heroin add t addict. he died before trial. >> one of the things that's bothered you in this is the attention the case got because of the kennedy connection. do you think it changed the outcome especially as the case moved on to appeals? >> i think all the attention made the players act differently. you have the lead investigator, frank garr had a book deal. it wasn't a secret to anybody. it was discussed during the trial. i don't see how anybody can find it fair or acceptable that the lead detective is allowed to make money and make that arrangement before the conviction happens. >> this is one of many points
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you have listed why the case should be overturned. obviously you are resting your hopes on the reduction in sentence. is there hope for overturning the verdict? >> absolutely. we have a petition called a habeus corpus pending saying he didn't get a fair trial. this is in 1975. no dna, no trace evidence, no fingerprints, no witnesses. >> we have to end there. erl we thaouveo e. h y good to have you here. we'll racig b ahtinenk beom mt. good morning to you. 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police are looking for a suspect in the city's fourth homicide of the year. a man was dropped off at the kaiser permanente medical center last night with stab wounds. he later died. police are investigating where he was stabbed and why.
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better news, let's get to the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> you played it to the weekend. nice weather for saturday. more clouds on sunday, maybe showers. you can see from the satellite clouds are increasing. sunshine throughout the day to hit 68 inland. 64 by the bay. 62 at the coast. showers moving in sun into monday. monday a washout with rain at times. tuesday, valentine's day, clearing early. have a great day. om
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back now with more of "today" on this friday morning, tgif, everybody. the 10th day of february 2012. we've got a nice group of people still outside on the plaza. >> that's right. we are understanding a big storm is headed our way in new york city. so we are enjoying what's left of the sunshine and the -- >> it's not a big storm. >> oh? you said it would be big. how big. >> i don't think the word century. >> i didn't say storm of the century. >> one to three inches, colder air and windy. not a big storm. >> snowmageddon.
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>> a moderate snowstorm on our way sometime this evening. >> ding, ding, ding. >> i'm ann curry along with al roker and lester holt in for matt this morning. al will be talking about refinancing mortgages. >> with news yesterday that five of the largest banks agreed to a mortgage settlement to help strugglinging homeowners, now may be the time to think about refinancing. we'll look at whether it's right for you. it could save you tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. rates are at historic lows. now the perfect time for homeowners to refinance. we'll get great advice. >> good information fm more people are trying gluten-free diets hoping it will improve their health, make them lose a few pounds. some doctors warn against gluten-free diets unnecessarily. dr. nancy snyderman will answer your questions about it. >> okay. also we'll talk about lingerie. >> lester and i are wearing some now. >> that got a reaction here. we have lingerie in the house.
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great looks for all body types. >> sometimes a guy wants to feel pretty. >> just in time for valentine's day. that's right. meantime, let's make a little turn to go inside. >> people will be watching "dateline" in a whole new way. >> let's go inside for a check of the news with tamron in for natalie this morning. >> good morning. new details in the murder-suicide of josh powell and his two young sons. powell told his 7-year-old son charlie that he had a, quote, big surprise for him just before attacking him and setting the house on fire. this according to the social worker sent to supervise powell's visit with the boy. she said she heard the younger boy, braden, crying as she was blocked from entering the home. overnight, officials said a computer in powell's home was found to have pornographic images that led a psychologist to recommend that he undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. outrage from jewish
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organizations and other groups as the marine corps said it doesn't plan to discipline marine snipers seen posing in afghanistan with a lo go similar to one used by the nazi party during world war two. the photos were taken in 2010 and recently surfaced on a military weapons blog. the marine corps said the group had no malicious intent and believed the s.s.logo was a nod to sniper scouts, not a symbol of hitler's death squad. the reality tv producer facing trial in mexico for the murder of his wife is pushing to have the charges against him dropped. bruce redman appeared for a preliminary hearing in mexico. federal regulators approved a new nuclear power plant. two reactors near augusta, georgia, could be operating as soon as 2016. the lone vote against licensing came from the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission who wanted more safety
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assurances in the wake of last year's disaster in japan. britain's investigation into phone hacking by newspaper reporters brought out another familiar face. heather mills, paul mccartney's ex-wife said the former baelteas voicemails to her were hacked. michelle kosinski has more. >> reporter: for an ongoing government hearing the testimony continues to be gripping and contentio contentious. heather mills tells how she realized other ears were listening to her personal voicemails. at least one big name journalist admits to listening, but denies doing anything illegal. back in 2001 when heather mills and sir paul mccartney were dating heather says they had a fight and that's when she realized something strange was going on. >> turned my phone off because he kept calling all the time. it was very stressful. in the morning when i woke up
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there were many messages but they weren't where they normally would have been. but i didn't think much of it. i thought i must have pressed a wrong button. >> reporter: 25 messages from paul begging forgiveness. at one point, yes, singing. ♪ we can work it out >> reporter: it did work. all was well until, mills said, she got a call from a reporter. >> he said, look, heather, we have heard you and paul had an argument. i have just heard a message of him singing on the phone to you, asking for forgiveness. i said, there is no way that you could know that unless you have been listening to my messages and he laughed. >> reporter: five years later when the couple's marriage turned bad and so did the press, in every detail of what ended in a nearly $50 million divorce, piers morgan, now with cnn but once editor of news of the world wrote in an article calling mills a monster, at one stage i
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was played a tape of a message paul had left for heather on her mobile phone. it was heart breaking. he sounded lonely, miserable and desperate and even sang "we can work it out" into the answerphone. now the time has come to tell what's right and what's wrong. morgan won't reveal anything about how he heard that message. testifying here in december. >> on the tape of a voicemail message, you didn't think it was unethical? >> it depends on the circumstances in which you're listening to it. in their divorce case paul mccartney stated as a fact she had recorded their conversations and given them to the media. >> reporter: something heather mills denies. >> did you authorize mr. morgan to access your voicemail? >> never. >> reporter: she said she never played her voicemails for anyone or authorized anyone to listen. so far the hacking scandal and the expense of closing news of the world has cost rupert murdoch's news international more than $250 million.
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this week they settled the hacking claims of 15 more people. tamron? >> thank you. walking the dog should get even the worst couch potatoes exercise unless your husky thinks he's a hamster. this pup is training for a sled dog touring center in alaska. don't worry, you can see he can jump off any time he wants to. seems to be really enjoying himself. i love the lady's expression. it's seven minutes past the hour. back to al with a check of the weather. >> i want one of those. that's cool. let's see what's happening for your weather. today we have a storm system getting together. two areas of low pressure, one over the great lakes and another in the south. cold air comes behind it. that's going to see this thing develop off the coast. also along the great lakes. so snow develops. colder air moves in. the storm system develops through tomorrow. lake effect snow and snow in the
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northeast and new england where the snow could be heavy. they could see up to 18 inches of snow down east maine. six inches of snow. but in northern indiana, up to 12 inches. good morning to you. we've got a nice day shaping up. a little bit of cloud cover for the first part of the day but comfortable conditions especially down to the south bay. enough sunshine to warm us up to 69 degrees in san jose. 70 in los gados today. come tomorrow, a few more clouds. showers arrive sunday into monday. rain at times. by tuesday, valentine's day, clearing for the second half of the day. wednesday, thursday, mild weather returns with temps climbing back into the 60s. have a great day. time for today's money and refinancing your home mortgage. rates are at historic lows. refinancing could save you tens of thousands of dollars, but not for everybody. vera gib bonns is an nbc
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financial analyst. >> nice to see you. >> you, too. five banks yesterday. $35 billion deal to help people refinance and get out from under their underwater homes. >> multi billion dollar deal. just a huge one involving five of the nation's largest banks going to help distressed homeowners, a large portion of the money will be allocated to those who are underwater. but we have 11 million americans in this predicament, one in five. this will probably help a million of them. it's not going to solve the problems of the housing crisis. >> it's a start. >> it is. >> let's talk about people who may qualify for refinancing. how much money are we talking about saving? >> a lot. there is a survey that shows 14 million credit worthy americans haven't refinanced and they are overpaying the monthly mortgage by $471 on average. >> which over ten years? >> $57,000 collectively. they are leaving money on the table. they haven't refinanced because they don't feel like it, don't
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want to deal with the process. don't leave that money on the table. >> how do you know if you're eligible? >> you have to have at least to% equity in your home based on the current appraised value. if you're considering on staying put three years and if you can reduce by three quarters of a percentage rate or more, you're a good candidate. >> first, check your credit report. >> 4%, 60-year lows are reserved for those with the best credit. if you have a score of 720 you could get 4.5%. you need to know where you stand so get a copy of the credit report from annualcreditreport.com. check it. make sure it's up to date. the error rate is like 70% if not higher. you could be denied credit all together by a simple error. >> whether refinancing or not you should check it out. >> yes. >> you have to point out that refinancing isn't free. >> right. you have to run the numbers.
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this is the only way to make sure whether or not it makes sense for you. look at total savings, less costs, less fees. refi calculators can help but closing costs are up 9% because of the government regulations. >> five of the most expensive states. >> new york. >> lovely. >> texas. >> i know. that's surprising. on average say you have a $200,000 loan. you're looking at $4,000 in closing costs. again because of the hoops that lenders make you jump through. that's additional staffing for them. they pass the cuts to the consumer. >> a lot of us are lazy and we've got the mortgage at one bank so we think we have to refi with them. >> sometimes they give you the best rate and sometimes they don't. comparison shop. look around. get half a dozen quotes. apps like zillo that streamline the process. you can see rates side by side. also see what others have to say about the experience with a lender. reviews, ratings, very
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important. >> and you have to get together your financial documents. >> asap. there is so much paperwork. as soon as you think about doing a refi, get two years of tax statements, pay stubs, asset statements, bank statements, brokerage statements. if you have been self-employed or had spotty income brace yourself for scrutiny. >> and lock in the rates. >> get everything done. then hurry up and wait. it's taking 60 days versus the old day with 30 days. >> everybody is trying to refinance. >> there you go. >> great advice. >> thanks, al. >> still ahead, stormy seas for hundreds of cruise ship passengers after a viral outbreak. we have the latest. up next, is a gluten-free diet good for you and does gluten-free mean calorie-free? we'll answer your questions after these messages.
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this morning on "today's daily dose," the rising popularity of a gluten-free diet. many people think it's a healthier lifestyle and will help them lose weight but you could be missing out on vital nutrients. our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman is here to answer some key questions. good morning. good to see you. >> hi, tamron. >> there are so many questions. the first one is from tina in indiana says, i don't know much about gluten-free foods or diet. can you explain what it is? >> this is the million dollar question. gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. those are the things that really set off intestinal problems that people say that they have, bloating, diarrhea, stomach cramps, et cetera. you have to be a srt consumer and say, okay, if gluten is my
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problem, what can i eat? because people suddenly think they can't eat anything. there are good things you can eat including beans, seeds, fresh eggs. i'm underscoring fresh. fresh eggs, fresh meat. most dairy and fruits and vegetables. if you think like a smart vegetarian, but remember wheat and barley can be in things like beer, you have to think, what can i have? you can still have a very, very, very safe and nutritious diet, but you have to be really smart. >> so your warning is wheat, barley and rye. >> those three things, you'll be ahead of the game. >> next question is from facebook from justin. it seems as though gluten is the latest health problem that's blown up overnight. what's the real issue? are some people placing the blame on gluten that's likely something else? gluten seems like the "in" problem to have. you can go to the grocery store or convenience store and see gluten-free products. >> for people with gluten problems they bristle because they are having problems. it is the sexy new problem
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that a lot of people like to have, to the point that it's a $2.5 billion food industry. >> wow. >> say we don't like to cook and we decided we have stomach problems and we have self-diagnosed ourselves as having a gluten problem and self-diagnosis is never smart. you go to the store and start pulling off gluten-free stuff. turn over the package and read the ingredients. sometimes you will see 18, 20, 25 grams of saturated fat, a gazillion calories and lots of extra stuff. gluten-free doesn't mean healthy. >> and again, reemphasizing not to try to self-diagnose. >> no. >> you see it with many issues. >> this is a doctor diagnosis. you have to have the stomach upset and we can get into what to do in a few minutes. >> you also talk about the fact that this is celiac disease for people who have this issue? >> imagine the inside of your bowel which is a beautiful thing really. it's pink and glistening and there are little villi around
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that pull in nutrients and vitamins in your body. when you have celiac disease those get lost in the lining of the bowel gets flat. it's that point that you can't absorb things which is why people have cramping and diarrhea. when that happens, people lose weight. they can become anemic, vitamin deficient. a lot of times they get rashes. those are people who are really sick. there are blood tests to test for this. sometimes you even need a bowel biopsy. >> we have another question from angela on facebook. she says, how do you find out if you have celiac disease? which is what we're talking about. she said she's had chronic stomach problems since childhood and they are getting worse with age. >> the first thing i would say is while you are waiting to make the doctor's appointment go on a gluten-free diet and see if you get better. >> it doesn't hurt. >> it can't hurt you. >> then make the doctor's appointment. because there's some very important things. a thorough history and physical
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can many times figure out where a person may be having trouble. then, any one of these things we talked about, including the fatigue can be phenomenal. the pain can be phenomenal. that itchy rash we mentioned at the bottom, even your skin can be biopsied. there is an enzyme called anti-tissue transbutaminase. those are antdibodies, big words that only doctors have to worry about. it underscores that this is an autoimmune disease. it's anti-bodies fighting yourself. and doctors can figure it out. >> you mentioned autoimmune. there are other gluten-related disorders that are not celiac disease. >> let's say you don't really have the classic celiac disease, you could be allergic to wheat. you could have food allergies. you could have problems with other autoimmune illnesses that present with bowel things. one of the things i want to remind people of is
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krs-contamination issue. something as simple as lipstick or your child's play-doh can have something in it to cause problems. >> one more e-mail from teresa. i just had my 3-year-old tested for celiac. it was negative. i wonder if a gluten-free diet would help with his chronic stomachaches. >> first of all, go that way. start. but for children where the missed diagnosis can be phenomenally high, ask to see a pediatric specialist in bowel disease. if you are near the great children's hospitals or the big teaching hospitals this is where i would send a child for the correct diagnosis. >> thank you, dr. nancy snyderman. >> you're welcome. read those labels. >> thank you. still ahead, sexy lingerie to accentuate your assets no matter your shape or size. first, these messages. pe or siz. pe or siz. first, these messages. ough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe pe or siz. first, these messages. plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel.
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building helped douse the flames. no word yet on a cause. police say the school teacher accused of shooting a customs official outside his home was infatuated with the vict victim's wife. the 61-year-old charged with attempted murder and salt with a deadly weapon. bagwell appeared in court but did not teenter a plea. he shot robert tuesday after developing an obsession with the wife while a student in his class. the officer is hospitalized still in critical condition. l have l too a the forecast and the roads after the break. he
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welcome back. time 9:28. cool, cloudy at the coast. getting breaks of sun in san jose. increasing clouds throughout the day. enough sunshine before the clouds thicken up. hit 70s in los gados. hit 69 in almaden valley. tomorrow, a little bit cooler.
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clouds for the second half of saturday. by sunday, showers develop late night and into monday rain at times. mike? >> my map shows a slow drive for 680. take a live look at sunol. our camera, that is clear. the accident out on south, but there's another accident at castlewood. we see a backup approaching highway 84 north of where the camera shot is. slow out of pleasanton. another accident on the northbound side. northbound 880 at whipple, an accident moves to the shoulder causing slowing at fremont. north 880 and davis another accident may be blocking the lane. the freeway, an accident at golden gate field. >> we'll be back with our next news and weather update in 30 minutes. see you at 9:56.
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♪ you are beautiful in every single way ♪ ♪ words won't bring you down ♪ don't you bring me down today ♪ >> katharine mcphee performing in the new nbc musical drama "smash." the series is a show within a show about putting on a broadway musical. it's a big hit. we'll talk about it monday on "today." you saw her on a plane. >> she was singing on the flight from l.a. to new york. i got a free show. >> wow. >> at least she wasn't playing
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words with friends, you know. >> i wonder if you could get kicked off a plane for that. >> for singing. lester gets kicked off for doing the newscast. >> this just in. >> also ahead, another norovirus outbreak aboard a ship. the cdc said it's the fifth outbreak this year. what's going on? we'll go live to kerry sanders in florida in a little bit. >> then you don't have to have a victoria's secret model body to look good in lingerie. whether you want to hide imperfections or give yourself a boost we have styles to flatter any figure in time for valentine's day and bring a smile to your sweetie's face. i ad libbed that. >> wow! >> thanks for pointing that out. >> and then, that's amore with delicious appetizers and desserts for a special someone or a bunch of friends in today's kitchen. you know, for your special someone. give it spice. she looks great in the lingerie.
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>> was that ad libbed, too? >> jenna and lester are here to save us with what's on weekend "today." >> a look at las vegas gambling. how technology is making it easier for casinos to catch a cheat. and as folks get ready for valentine's day we have a love story decades in the making. 91-year-old newlyweds that prove it's never too late to find romance. >> so rahmare romantical. and the opposite of romance. speed, speed and more speed. the hosts of top gear invited me to spend time with them. they try any stunt on four wheels. i got behind the wheel as the passenger and later as a driver. you can't see much there. it was insane. it was a good time. >> wow. >> we'll have that and more. >> looks like a blast. >> it was fun. >> really cool. appreciate it. al has a check of the weekend
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forecast. >> did you come up with that off the top of your head? >> that's why there's smoke coming from my ears. >> for saturday we have heavy snow in new england. snow in the northeast. windy around the great lakes. rain along coastal pacific northwest. sunny and cool through the northwest. sunday we have frigid conditions continuing in new england. we've got more rain late in the day in the pacific northwest. also look for showers throughout western texas into the southwest. sunny and mild throughout much of southern california into the central well, cool and cloudy as we close out your work week. temperatures later on climb into the upper 60s, even a few isolated 70s with breaks of sunshine. overall trend increasing clouds as we head throughout the afternoon. tomorrow, clouds really thicken up. a few showers late sunday into monday. monday the heaviest rain comes down. tuesday, valentine's day, clearing for the second half. hope you have a fantastic weekend.
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and that's your latest weather. >> al, we want to say hello to penelope ann miller, one of the stars of kwo"the artist" up for oscar. i love that smile. last time you were here the movie was about to be released in the states and now here we are ten nominations later. all this praise. how does it feel? >> oh, my gosh. it's remarkable. who would have thought a silent black and white film would make so much noise? silence is golden. these are my little catch phrases. >> nicely done. just off the top of my head. >> just off the top of my head. i have had practice. >> this is a movie that's a silent movie, so you didn't have to learn lines, but in the movie you're conversing. >> we hear each other. you just can't. we were acting as we would normally on any set. the beauty of it was that the
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director played music in the background to create a mood and atmosphere for not only the actors but the crew. we were reacting to each other and, of course, my husband and i in the movie don't talk much which is part of the problem. >> he shows more love to uggie. >> the dog up stages me. pays more attention to him. not only is it his pet but his costar in the film. he's an actor in the film and the dog is in the movies with him. i'm jealous and he meet as young starlet. >> you get all the old hollywood glamour. the dog can't wear that. >> i got to try to look good. >> you looked great and the movie was fantastic. we adored it. >> when i was on with kathie lee and hoda neither one had seen it but they were looking forward to it. >> we could see it again and again. >> it does get better. there are so many nuances in the film.
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>> unlike our show. penelope ann miller, thank you. "the artist" in theaters now. >> very exciting. >> all right. thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> up next, a nightmare at sea for hundreds of cruise ship passengers. that's no movie and it's not silent. that's after this. [ indistinct conversations ] come for a smoke? yeah. no. you telling me you quit? yeah, i'm on my way. i'm trying nicoderm cq. [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, celebrate a little win with nicoderm cq, the patch with smart control technology that gives you a burst of nicotine in the morning then continues working for up to 24 hours so you can go from one little win to another. until you reach your goal. nicoderm cq. quit one day at a time. i make sure i've got the right guidance. turbotax has a unique gps feature that guides me to every deduction and credit i deserve, so i get my maximum refund, guaranteed. man: try turbotax now. get free, one-on-one, expert tax advice live, by phone or chat.
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horrible. stomach aches and the inability to keep anything down. it was supposed to be an escape from the rat race, but ill passengers say it was nothing close to paradise. >> it's been a nightmare. we lost two full days of our cruise. we spent thousands of dollars for this cruise to stay in my room vomiting, diarrhea. >> reporter: the 951-foot-long cruise ship "crown princess" was sanitized six days ago after the cdc alerted what they called a code red. 289 passengers and crew members hit with the virus. but despite the cleanup, the crown princess on its next voyage returned two days early with more passengers getting sick. this as another ship, the ruby
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princess, was also hit. 105 passengers and crew too ill to leave their cabins. >> i did get sick. i was confined to my room and i felt like i was in prison. >> reporter: princess says the first first sign of the spreading illness we immediately initiated additional enhanced sanitation procedures to interrupt the person-to-person spread of the virus. norovirus, as seen under the microscope, lives in moisture like the natural oils in the palm of your hand. medical experts say it's easily passed in close quarters like a ship where people touch the same railings. the average person touches their face 16 times every waking hour, making it very easy, say doctors, to infect through the mouth or eyes. nbc's dr. nancy snyderman says noro is a particularly pesky virus to quarantine and eliminate. >> the really sort of frightening part in this is that even after you have had it and you're feeling better you can still pass the virus on. >> reporter: it's not just cruise ships. in new jersey, more than 140 students at rider university and at princeton were rushed to the hospital, complaining about
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norovirus's cruel symptoms. >> our friend was in the hospital last night. she was throwing up a lot. it was bad. >> reporter: now if you're about to take a cruise and you're worried whether you need financial protection for the lost vacation you potentially get sick, you can buy trip interruption insurance but you would have to leave the ship at one of the ports to then fly home to let that insurance policy kick in. if you're hit with the norovirus leaving and getting on a plane is probably the last thing you want to do. princess did refund the cost of the tickets to the passengers and has helped them with discounts on future trips. but at the end of the day, al, the one thing nobody can get back is the time. as you know, sometimes it's hard to get time off from your boss. >> oh, you said that with a little edge there, kerry. >> reporter: thanks for picking that up.
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made of panties, but thank you. i won't be wearing these on air. ashley is our first person. she has curves. if you're concerned about the curves, what do you do? >> curves are great. flaunt them. highlight the sexy silhouette. i love the twist on mens wear. it's a men's shirt. obviously done in satin with hearts. it's from frederick's of hollywood. it nips in the waist, shows off the bust. a great bra underneath. it gives coverage without having to wear a big robe. it's a great look. >> i love the eye covers that says bad girl. >> on the other side is good girl. >> let's move on to linynn. if you have a pear-shaped bodies, you have ideas how to flatter it. she looks amazing. >> you want to accentuate the bust line. look for a style that's a halter neckline that shows off that area. and an a-line chemise is the
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best. this is the black swan with the feathers. you want to find a thicker satin. that will drape without clinging to your curves. >> the halter is pretty on her. that shape of a neckline is pretty. >> it gives a nice shape. >> perfect. thank you very much. now moving on to vicky who also has a great body, but she has what's called, i guess, the boy shape? >> she's petite and boyish. when you have a shape like that you want to create curves. look for feminine, flirty. i love the ruffle detail. the little skirt. the whole outfit is only $58. >> it looks adorable and gives pop in the right places. perfect. you look fantastic. you're rocking it, too. >> of course the heart earrings. >> and the hair makes it perfect for valentine's day. >> let's bring in mary kate. if you are concerned about the tummy and how to camouflage, this is an idea. >> a lot of women have great legs, a great neckline but they
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don't want to show the tummy whether they had a baby or it's wider. this is victoria's secret and shows off the figure but gives you coverage on the tummy area. that's the perfect style for someone looking for coverage. >> that color is so pretty. >> again, the hearts. uh want to find pinks and reds for valentine's. super cute. >> now let's bring out ivory, our plus-sized model. having fun in this one. >> just because you're full figured doesn't mean you don't want to flaunt your stuff. >> of course not. >> this is from lane bryant, particularly made for women over a size 14. the way it's cut with the panel down the center and mesh on the side draws the eye in and gives a flirty, sexy, see-through on the sides and enough room in the bust line for a bra underneath. >> p it's smart to look for the panel on the side to give you that line. >> and i love the pink and black. >> ladies, come on out. you look fantastic.
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i hope you have fun valentine's days planned. >> absolutely! >> we'll be looking good. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> who says you need a date on valentine's day? we'll help you live it up with your friends with an italian-inspired cocktail party. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on today's kitchen, step by step. throwing a valentine's day cocktail party. >> marissa may is here from lower manhattan. good to see you. >> thank you very having me. >> little cocktail party so nibble things. >> simple recipes for a valentine's cocktail party. you don't need a valentine. you can make them for your friends. >> there you go. >> first we have marinate edd shrimp with passion fruit. >> ooh! >> these are special prawns. >> can you use shrimp?
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>> these are better because they're sweeter from the mediterranean sea and the coast off sicily. they have a nice, tender texture and they go great with the passion fruit because it's sweet and tart. >> how do you clean them? >> gently -- >> have your fish monger do it. >> you can but this is fun. slowly take off the head of the shrimp. then take off the legs. there are ten different legs. >> we don't have a lot of time, so let's assume it's clean. >> take off the shell and take out the vein. this is the marinade. >> what's in it? >> white wine, carrots, lemongrass, garlic, basil and parsley. it simmers in white wine for ten minutes. then you cool it and drain it. it becomes this mixture right here. this you will pour over the already cleaned prawns. >> how long do you let it sit? >> that goes into the refrigerator for 20 minutes. >> okay. >> now we have to clean the
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passion fruit. so we'll take out the seeds. you add sugar -- >> they scoop right out? >> yes. add sugar, ginger and stir it up. what's cute is we still have the shell of the passion fruit. so scoop some of this inside. >> looks so tropical. >> yes. >> a skewer and a little -- >> yes. now we'll dress the shrimp. we have extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and then voila, you put a toothpick through it like this. >> done! >> super. >> and you have italian -- >> these are tremitini, tea sandwiches. you can put italian goodies inside. these are two kinds. mortadella and roasted pepper and then spinach and mozzarella. >> dessert? >> what's romance without chocolate?
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>> we have a cake with nutela and ricotta. you're going to put almonds inside. >> okay. >> sugar and cocoa powder. >> can you make it ahead? >> you can. then we'll get a great heart-shaped cookie cutter. and cut them out like hearts. >> oh! that's adorable. >> so they look like this. >> this goes into the oven for 45 minutes at 375. >> chocolate with with with strawberries? >> and this is a special cocktail called hibis-kiss with tequila, grand marnier. we'll top it with proseco. >> thank you so much. recipes on the website. >> and chocolate covered strawberries. >> and chocolate covered strawberries. >> happy vale
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popular with prostitutes. the city attorney will go to court in an effort to close the national lodge on itinternation boulevard and the economy inn on east 12th street. the city says both have an extensive history of allowing prostitution. in some cases, involving children. both are already under court order to clean up their act. the next step could be closure for one year. occupy cal protesters back on campus and so are their tents. six tents went up yesterday afternoon. you're looking at last encampment in the same spos dismantled by police last fall. police are taking a hands-off approach. police have asked protesters to take down the tents but so far they are not bulging. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. finally your temperatures are bulging in the right direction. we are warming up. cloud cover kept us cool for the first part of the day.
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we'll hit 68 degrees in fremont. 69 san jose. 70 los gados. more clouds tomorrow. sunday, late sunday into monday, we are going to get showers. monday looks look a washout. showers early tuesday. will make way to clear conditions and a quiet pattern lasting through thursday. >> here, northbound 880 up to davis street. accident cleareded a while back but a good deal of slowing. including past 238 showing slowdowns off the castro valley y. distracts in oakland around the city limits northbound 880. the one further south that cleared out of lanes and no slowing, cleared up after the accident itself. 680 smooth as well from sunol. nice flow out livermore and the tri-valley. accident northbound 880. it's right around fremont as you're coming up sunniville. back to you. >> thanks. we'll be back with our next
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>> how are you? you look great. ♪ >> all right. here we go. >> good to see you. nice to see you. hello! whooo! come on, hoda! oh, yes. hello, bahamas! >> hi! >> how are you guys? >> so many of these people that are here in the bahamas with us are not from the bahamas. they're from st. louis. they're from canada. they're from everywhere. >> we see garden city, kansas. >> so glad you're here with us. >> georgia's in the house. >> so proud.
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getting down here and lay back and enjoy. right? >> why don't we enjoy with -- >> okay. >> what is this? first of all, look at the glass. >> oh, my gosh. i was touching something inappropriately and didn't even know it. by the way, hoda, how are you feeling? we'll get to that in a moment. we're at the beautiful atlantis paradise island resort in nassau, the bahamas. >> it is gorgeous. >> drop-dead beautiful. another gorgeous day. >> let me tell you, we've finally gotten a cold snap in the united states, so coming here has been such a treat. we are on day two of our bahama adventure. i'm having a little bit of posttraumatic stress disorder from yesterday. >> tell us why, hodie. >> okay. in the conch shell, you guys know, there is something called the pistol. >> that word -- >> your pistol. >> you should know if something's called a pistol. >> we had two pistols on a plate here yesterday. >> two of them.
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>> we made a little pact. i was going to eat one. it's an oaf row -- aphrodisiac, by the way. look what happened. look. look. yes. oh! and i chewed it and swallowed it. >> and then what happened? >> it's gone now. it is supposed to be an of row deesh yak. that's all i can say. >> did it work? did you have a good night? >> you don't know what it's like working with kathie lee gifford. >> get on your knees every day of your life and thank the good lord. >> we had a water adventure a couple days ago. we showed a part of it yesterday but we thought we'd show a few highlights in case you missed it. we went down some water slides, swam with the dolphins. it was one of those imagine cal times i think for us. >> wasn't it?
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>> absolutely. >> swimming with the dolphins. >> look at this. look what's happening. >> she is behind us. she goes under and puts her nose on your foot and just propels you across the lagoon. hoda was terrified. then so happy. of course i thought she was going to kill me. but we were having a wonderful time because she didn't worry about her hair once. >> i couldn't care less. >> then we went down the mayan temple. >> and you won. congratulations. >> the thing that weighs the heaviest goes down the fastest, as we discovered. look at hoda. has she ever looked better? >> that's rude. >> we had some fun, you guys. >> went on a booze cruise. but today we have a new adventure. we're going to take you on the land. there are a lot of things in the bahamas that have nothing to do with the ocean or the water. we're taking you with us on that adventure today. >> sara is going to join us.
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she went to some of the islands. we'll take you to the straw market. miss smith has been working there literally -- she learned to weave when she was 5 years old. she's now 73, and she's the sweetest lady in the world. >> oh. >> oh. >> we've forgotten the most important thing. i'm sorry. how could we have forgotten these? we've been saying -- someone gave us a bikini because we hate wearing them so whatever. try it on. >> my bikini has fish in them. >> here. put it over your head. >> inside or out? >> no. out. oh, my gosh! look at those coconuts! >> hey. i've still seen a lot of you with bigger ones. you know what i'm saying? >> the other thing we were noticing around here about the bra situation, nobody wears them! >> i love it. >> you are huge.
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>> it makes my waist look smaller. >> you should keep them in. i like those. we also have, you guys, there's a dessert here that apparently -- you taking them out? >> all out. >> there is a dessert native to the bahamas. what is it called? i don't know. you guys know. guava what? g guava dust. it's supposed to be delicious. >> don't eat that part. >> it's got some fruit in it. right? guava fruit. we're smart. >> everyone's a comedian. >> that's really good. >> only place in the world you can get this. you guys have the best. the food is delicious. >> and you have some beers here. >> where? >> they're brewed right here on the island. what is this? oh, in the mug. what the heck was i drinking in this? >> it doesn't matter. we're just drinking. >> i like that, though. have your people call my people
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and tell them what that was. what is this? >> just drink it. >> it's got attitude. you get away from home and you're miss bossy pants. >> i have that weird streak. not a great thing. every friday we do a couple things. one is called kathie lee's "friday funnies." >> thankfully i don't have to do it today. >> we have a special guest for our "friday funny." step right up! >> come on, come on! >> what's happening, atlantis? >> tell us your "friday funny." i was sharing a dressing room with you. i walked in on you and you walked in on me. >> there's nothing wrong with that. i like the adjustments, too. >> they're gone. he thinks they're still in. >> first of all, you are now more officially bahamian than i am because you ate a conch pistol. i never have. >> we can make that happen. >> gentlemen, you need to eat a
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lot of conch. does wonders for you. straightens up your back, puts peps in your step. how old do i look? >> 84. >> i eat crack conchs every day of the week. salads, fritters. if you put your ear to my butt, you can hear the ocean. no, hoda. don't do it. you ate pistol already. you might try that. it's just a joke. you went on the water slide. >> we did. >> you got your free chlorine enema? 70 feet straight down. colonic, i'm cleansed. >> what's on your lip? >> is it conch pistol? >> a bahamian bug. >> you got to love the market. the water slides. what's the first attraction you see when you come off the slide? the dig. so appropriate because everybody coming off that water slide is
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to get something out of their butt. >> okay. you have an annal -- >> you have an issue we can discuss later. >> thanks for coming to see us. a big round of applause, everybody, for our ace comedian. >> thank you. >> a production. >> it is time for one of our favorite parts of the show called "bobbie's buzz." >> thank you for letting me crawl into your sea cage. i was very excited. whenever we come somewhere new, i love looking for special finds. the straw market is amazing here. >> yeah. >> look at these bags i found from sonique couture creations dotcom. which means anyone at home not here can also get their hands on them. these bags are so beautiful. there are gems encrusted. all of the straws are different colors. look at this one with the bow. >> tell everybody what goes into making things. they look so simple but this is a lot of work. they're beautiful.
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>> we even have a few ones next to you with your initials. i have a little gift. >> thank you. >> embroidered. and there are fun pieces of jewelry made out of something called nicker nuts, love nuts. >> between that and your coco t coconuts, you're all set. >> okay. so i have a double buzz today because i was really excited. >> the best double buzz we've ever seen. >> thanks, kathie. my mom's watching. we have florence and katie. she's getting married here on saturday. >> oh, yay! >> so excited. her husband's in the front row. there's kevin and her brother, michael. okay. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> you're going to be an amazingly beautiful bride. >> thank you so much. >> one of the things we all talk about down here and at home is our hair, how to keep it hassle free when you want to. i found the coolest apparatus. this is called the beach waver. this is perfect for your reception. this is not any curling iron. you actually have a few buttons
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here you choose, left or right, depending on what side of the head you're using it. so florence is going to help me. we're going to take a piece of her hair. if the camera can kind of come close up, you take a strand and you clip it down at the bottom of the barrel. >> that's the hardest part, right? >> and then you press it. and it spins for you. this is such a cool idea. >> i love it. >> awesome. >> i mean -- >> you don't have to do anything. you literally press goal. >> and you don't get burned. >> i love it. >> this is the coolest thing. >> that is great. >> that rocks. >> and real quick for those cute little ones. i will l tiara. >> i have to tell you, katie, kathie, said, we aren't getting our nails done before we go on? >> she knows how i feel about that. thank you so much. beautiful. >> congratulations to you all. >> thank you. >> thanks, bobbie. >> we are going to take you to
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what it has to offer by land. >> everything from straw weaving to hair braiding. we did it all. take a look. >> one of the most popular places are the straw markets. >> look at you hard at work. >> you've been doing this literally since you were 5 years old? >> yes, ma'am. >> now, how about for an amateur? >> oh, for an amateur, i have something for an amateur. >> is it very simple? for the amateur? >> come through there and go through there and pull through the middle. so it looks just like mine. >> what just happened? >> look at it. >> you're a genius, hoda. >> i have something for kathie called jacob's ladder. >> takes us all the way to heaven. this goes there and wraps underneath, right? >> then this. you can pull. >> oh, okay.
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>> i come over here. i give you easier. brinn it back over here. you go one, two, three and pull. >> just bring it -- and over. >> one. >> one, two, and three. >> can we try on one of the hats you made? >> yes. >> what's the biggest sombre sombrero-ish one you have? >> i have one. i know i have one. you have a big coconut. >> you love the tropics, the heat, the humidity, the sun on you. with all that comes hair issues. >> hair issues! >> when i was a little girl i had two braids here when i was, like, 8 years old, down to here. >> right. >> i like a french braid, like the girls do. >> let's see if we can get that from charmaine.
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>> charmaine. >> you don't know what you're going to find in there. >> oh, stop. ♪ >> in the zone. >> come on, bring it home, charmaine. >> it's cute. ♪ >> the fish fry. >> we're going to twin brothers with terrific fish. >> oh! >> conch salad, which is so delicious. >> delicious. >> and peas and rice. >> conch chowder! >> conch chowder! ♪ >> we've been waiting for this one. >> i don't know about you, but
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i'm ready for what my daddy used to call them, a little slip of something. >> we're in junkanoo beach. >> hey, everybody! ♪ me and my baby >> this is a bahama mama. >> that's delicious. you know what she said? wow, they're really sucking that down. yes, we were. all right? >> that's what we do. >> some of us are working here. >> just in time! thank you! i love this kind of work. >> me, too. >> you better get it right. >> it looks simple. we're ready. one, two -- >> good girl! whoa! she has a lot of inner issues. angers and things. wow. go, girl. >> i'm back, ladies. >> of course you are. cold. >> cold. >> cheers.
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oh. talk about timing. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. cheers, sweetie. >> kath, here's to the bahamas. it is better in the bahamas. we need too dry out. >> bringing products homemade in the bahamas. >> we need aa immediately. ♪ spread a little love today ♪ ♪ spread a little love my way ♪ ♪ spread a little something to remember ♪ ♪ ♪ spread a little joy... [ female announcer ] fresh milk and real cream. that's what makes philadelphia. ♪ so spread a little... [ female announcer ] and that's what makes the moment we enjoy it, a little richer. ♪ real belgian chocolate whipped with philadelphia cream cheese. new indulgence. the moment just got a little sweeter.
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♪ the bahamas, guaranteed fun and sand, a little suntan. but you can actually go home with some great items. >> or order it from home. >> i like that. >> from food and clothes to home decor, fashion columnist for the nassau guardian, adorable. look at her. doesn't she look like her name? >> she does. >> she's going to tell us how to take these bahamian things home if we're tourists or order them from home. >> thank you. you guys look amazing as well. >> trust me, i know. straw is huge here. >> one of the oldest bahamian industries. it's actually one of the first ways the bahamian women got their entrepreneurial spirit alive and able to save their
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wares. what is cool about this is they can weave it so tightly that it's waterproof. it holds water. >> whoa. >> if you could feel this, incredibly sturdy. >> very sturdy. this is a wastebasket. they're very affordable. something like this made by hand is only $85. a great gift to take back. >> these are gorgeous. >> bahama handprint. you cannot find these prints anywhere else in the world because they're manufactured locally right here. >> good. >> they capture the essence and beauty of bahamian culture. look at this calendar. to die for. >> conch salad. >> i have this. >> you have this? >> learn from the locals. right now -- i'm sorry. >> all right. >> gastric problems. she is not herself. >> next up. >> wood carving from local bahamian hard wood. this is so beautiful because local artisans make these right in the straw market as well.
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there are over 400 vendors. you can wheel and deal, bargain with them and get affordable pieces made by handle. >> there's a new one now. >> renovated. yes. something like this, because this is done by wood carving, this is under $150, but you can get really affordable pieces at the straw market for $30 or less. pineapple coaster. >> look at this. >> oh, yeah. >> gorgeous. >> i love these frames. >> when you think of the bahamas, you think of the sand and the beach and you can take that with you or order that to bring it where you are. >> this will be on our website. >> it sure will. >> the bags are hot items here. >> everybody loves their bags. >> straw bags. >> cover your eyes. >> what's great about these is now the straw market has evolved and you can get straw products in every color imaginable. they're adorned with semiprecious stones. they're great. >> at every price point. >> exactly. it's the hal taylor bag company. hall taylor is carried in
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bergdorf so it's a status bag. >> how much? >> this is a vanessa bag. about $700. they go up to about $1,000. >> look at this little one. how much is this? >> $1,700. >> but look how beautiful. >> hand made. >> how much time? >> 30 seconds. >> this is bath and body from the bahamas. this is a candle. gimme peace. that means he's feeling you. >> i would told my bimy mother never give a piece. apparently it's different in the bahamas. food, hoda. >> we're going to have to run, sweetie. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> we'll be back. ♪ my heart skips a beat ♪ my heart skips a beat ♪ my heart is playing tricks on me ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing new special k granola bars. ♪ i can't break through with 4 grams of protein.
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clouds are increase, rolling in, you can see that from the live picture over san bruno mountain and san jose right now, we have some clouds out there. not mostly cloudy yet. wait until 1:00ing 2:00 p.m., then clouds thicken up. right now temperatures are mile. at 58 degrees in sunnyvale. we'll end up in upper 60s midland. low 60s at the coast. showers move in sunday into monday. mike? >> still slow north bhoubound 8 of san leandro toward oaklanded. all lanes cleared over a half hour. slow off of 238 and the castro valley y. slow 101 and both directs into menlo park. straggler going on there as far as the commute goes. north bound 280 sand hill sig-alert after an accident happened 20 minutes ago. no major slowing but be prepared at the scene. back to you. >> thanks. coming up on nbc bay area news at 11:00 live to pebble beach. tiger woods, bill murray, ray
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romano showing off their stuff at the national pro am and our own celebrity, bob redell, there to show us what's going on in 30 minutes. see you then. whooo! >> hey, everybody. we are back with a special bahamian edition of our weekly trivia game called "who knew?" kathie lee hangs out with the crowd in the bahamas. kathie lee will give you $100 and usually if you get the question wrong you get her cd. but today we have something better -- a gift bag. so you get two winning prizes. joining me up on stage, miss anastasia pier, the reigning miss bahama, also a reporter at a local station in ft. lauderdale. >> thank you so much. great to be here. >> take it away. >> tammy from tennessee.
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how many islands are there many the islands of the bahamas? 1, 4, 700, or 16. >> 700! >> yeah, baby! yeah. >> good job. >> go get a bahama mama. >> that was funny. when we first came here, it was so shocking. >> it is shocking. there are 700 islands. but out of the 700, only about 30 of them are inhabited. of the 30, only 16 are available to tourists. so it's crazy. there's so many and so many that are uncharted. >> and we hear they're not selling islands anymore. that game is over. >> it might be. >> klg. >> from upper marlborough, maryland. that was the old one. fill in the blank. >> iguana. >> okay. yeah. that's what i meant. has a population of 60,000 what? people, iguanas, stingrays or
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flamingos? >> i'll say stingrays. >> no. >> it's not stingrays. >> that would not be a hospitable place. look what you got! flamingos. >> thank you. >> flamingos. >> that's the correct answer. inagua has large salt marshes and in peak season it can harbor up to 60,000 flamingos. also the national bird. >> good to know. back to you. >> beautiful lady from new york. which celebrity couple tied the knot in the bahamas? >> mariah carey and nick cannon? >> wow. good for you. spend it wisely. there you go. >> she is on the ball. this was their wedding placed. >> they were hitched in 2008 on mariah's private estate here in the bahamas.
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and it was so private that not even the cannon family knew about it. so we found out much later. but it was a very, very private affair and it was here. >> a good place for celebs to get away if they really want to. >> stlor many places to hide here. >> back to kath. >> this girl is from north carolina and 11 years old. true or false, the islands of the bahamas are one of three nations in the world that issue a $3 as legal currency. pretty tough one for you. >> true? >> not that tough at all. >> yeah! >> i'm wrong again. there you go, honey. >> a $3 bill? >> and it is our regular currency. there's not as many floating around as a single or a dollar. >> there are also 50-cent bills. >> there are. 50-cent notes. it's interesting. >> over to klg. >> sweet girl from minnesota. i assume you're sweet. movies are often filmed in this country. how many james bond movies have scenes filmed in the bahamas? 1, 6, 10, or 20?
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>> six? >> yeah! hi. here you go. >> how smart is everybody? >> really. >> so six james bond movies. >> there are six. out of the 22 franchise films that james bond has, six of them have scenes here in the bahamas including casino royale and a bunch of others. i haven't seen all of them. but -- >> beautiful backdrop. time for one more. >> this is the happiest person in the entire audience because she is from alaska. what is the national sport of the bahamas? baseball, soccer, cricket, or softball? >> cricket. >> yeah! miss alaska. there you go, doll. thanks, sweetie. sorry, everybody. >> a lot of bahamians play softball as a pastime but not many people play cricket but it is our national sport. >> the smartest crowd going. thank you so much. loved having you. >> thank you. loved being here. >> up next, sara is going to set
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we sent our own sara haines to go and discover some adventures of her very own. >> mm-hmm. >> here she is. >> i'm in the beautiful bahamas and i can't wait to get in that water right there. before i do that, i have to conquer the wind and the waves. teach me how to do anything? >> right away. i'll teach you how to take out this front sail. >> okay. >> how do that. >> is that determining how the trip goes? because -- don't give me too much responsibility. >> i wouldn't. i will be here. pull. >> why did it look like it was easy. >> easy at first. let's go. >> next stop, open water. main lift! whatever. avoid rope burn on my pretty little hands. steering this boat proved to be a tougher challenge for me. why is it not going? >> port or starboard. >> what's starboard?
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next, i joined some tourists for some snorkeling at the famous grotto. i'm sara. >> i'm ryan. >> nice to meet you. we quickly learned our boat did not agree with our plans for the day. whispers of an engine problem. so we're here stranded on an island, but i'm trying to do my part to contribute to our rescue. so here goes nothing. ♪ i'll send an sos to the world ♪ >> and then we waited. i knew my writing in the sand would help. and we were off again to the thunder ball grotto, take two. >> lots of fish and great snorkeling spot. >> i've heard it's a famous spot. >> it was made famous in the movie "thunderball," a james
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first time doing this. >> don't do anything out of the ordinary. just relax, okay, and enjoy the fish. pretty much all you have to do is just stick your head in the bubble, we'll lower it done. it's going to be beautiful. >> i feel like i'm in an underwater cocoon pod. oh, my gosh! this is priceless. the best thing ever. after a group meeting, i was ready to head out on my own. what i learned was that even in the location as spectacular as the bahamas, sometimes the best views are beneath the waves. >> really brave of her. >> i know. >> you were freaking out. >> i would have. >> thank you, sara. up next, something we know
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to it. >> okay. that's fine. >> delicious. what's in that again? >> and the consistency. the tastes the same no matter where you are. >> exactly. dark rum, coconut rum, a spiced rum made in the bahamas, apple juice, pineapple juice and grenadine shaken to perfection. >> shake it, baby. >> is this that mango bango thing? >> no. >> what is it? i'll try not to show my disappointment. >> a sunflower cocktail, similar to the bahama mama. the similarity is in the tropical ingredients. >> not as sweet. >> right. >> it has a lot of pineapple. put us to work. >> let's start muddling. >> why does everybody have such a thing with mud snlg you know? >> muddling is a good thing. >> okay. >> what are we muddling? >> which one of you ladies -- >> isle muddle. what the heck. ? >> muddling cucumbers.
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>> oh, this is going to take forever. >> an award-winning drink. tropical nuclear. i created it myself. put some pressure on there. >> you better muddle. >> we have to muddle here. >> no one wants that. >> oh, yeah, people love it. oh, yeah. >> then what? >> what we got to do, we're going to add mango. that's pineapple juice. mango vodka. >> one. then what? >> coconut rum. >> oh. and that what's going on here. >> lemon liquer, r. >> i try not to mud until other people's business, but in your case i'll make an exception. >> oh, my gosh. thank thank yyou. >> that was a bad one. >> that was. >> we want to see you shake it. >> finally. >> okay. >> we have one minute. one minute. >> shake it up! show kwhaus you got. >> how you doing, mama?
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huh? >> i like it. i like it. >> all right. so we're going to taste that? take a sip because we have to -- we're going to eat next. >> yes, we are. >> sorry, marv. you took a long time muddling. >> would you light that one on fire, the next one? >> we are going to have some johnny cakes and some conch fritters. >> wait. >> i know, hoda woman. >> don't go away yet. >> oh, we'll be here until tomorrow. >> well, there is a nice breeze blowing. >> it's okay, marv. >> okay. >> no fire. >> everything else you did magnificently. thank you so much, sweetie. >> thank you very much. we'll be right back. the word is swapportunity.
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all right. you can find almost any kind of food, international food, from sushi to lasagna here in the islands, but you've got to taste the unique bahamian dishes. >> you got to. who's with us here, edwin johnson. by the way, he is the head chef at frankie gone bananas. >> don't you love that? >> thank you. >> all conch all the way. >> okay. >> this is the fresh conch out of the shell. >> what is a continue snch. >> it's related to the scallops, the mussels. >> all right. >> look at them raw. >> we're going to make salad with conch. and here we have with vegetables. i want you to help me. >> okay. >> we're going to add some goat pepper. this is local. >> does it come from an actual goat? >> crazy.
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and then we have -- go ahead. you can mix that. >> okay. got to muddle. got to stir. >> and add the water. >> okay. the flour. >> the flour. >> that's where the calories come from, right? and then the oil that you put -- but they're worth it. they're so delicious. >> oh, yes. this is the finished product here. there you go. mix that up for me. >> pop it in? >> mix it a little there. >> go, girl. >> oh! >> sorry. touchy. >> i know. >> can i do another one? >> yes. >> oh! >> hoda! >> i don't cook. it's not my forte. >> a little bit. stir it a bit. >> look how fast. >> those are the ones i finished there. five or six minutes there. >> they're amazing. >> bring it on down. what do we have on the grid snl. >> a grilled conch here. >> condition get enough of the
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conch. >> fresh conch, put some vegetables on there, okay, and then you take some plantains and a little there. it's good for you. >> i know it is. >> local goat pepper. really nice. >> very big on that. what is that? >> sweet potatoes. >> i like how you're going to cook it, chef. you just drop it in the -- >> very healthy. >> yeah. >> all the juice, all the nutrients. >> we're going to put some lemon juice on there. this is going to be folded in. >> and then you put that in the grill for how long? >> this is going to be on there for about 15, 20 minutes. >> you don't need to -- just goes right in there? >> right in here. >> get a load of that baby. >> from there you go. that's the the finished product right there. >> good. >> very colorful. very nutritious. this is another one, conch salad. >> i love it.
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>> conch salad. try that, as well. >> you're killing us. >> you know what, that goat whatever it is, pepper, spicy. >> a little kick. >> sure does. >> packs a punch. >> oh, my god. that's fresh. >> what's a johnny cake? >> this is centuries ago, four centuries ago, when you travel a very long distance you want to carry something that's going to last. >> yeah. >> this is one of the thing, it started off as a journey cake. journey. because it lasted very long. >> this is all i care about. >> we've got to run. thank you for everything. >> you're nice girls. nice girls. >> we had so much none the bahamas. thank you to everyone for your hospitality. >> khloe kardashian. basketball players. big ones. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry
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