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back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 26th day of september, 2012, and savannah remind me that it's jackie agnilet's birthday. >> my assistant, celebrating a birthday. thanks for everything she does. i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie and willie geist is here. al is out in cleveland. we'll check in with him in just a little while. this half hour, you're talking about the florida gators. >> but not the football team. >> which ones then? >> the ones that are apparently becoming v.i.p.s at children's birthday parties. i guess it's quite the trend in florida, and it appears to be --
would you do it? we'll talk about that and something called bagel botox. bagel botox. do you know who it is? >> i do know what it is. >> give us a little more. >> apparently the trend is getting a bagel shape in your head by injecting botox. >> why? >> maybe a little cream cheese on top of it. >> i like that. >> a little salt and onions, how delicious. >> what's worse, that or having alligators at your kids' birthday party and the hottest stories on line. lady gaga coming clean and talking about her battle with bulimia and anorexia since she was a teenager and rihanna's tweets open to the public to ex-boyfriend chris brown and the buzziest internet news. then we'll have high and low-end ren nations. you might be thinking about doing a renovation or starting from the ground up. we'll talk to the twins known as the property brothers, flooring, cabinets. we'll help you decide what you
can afford. >> no, that's mine, no, that's mine. >> like most twins. >> lots to get to. let's go inside, natalie, for the news desk. all the headlines. >> good morning, again. good morning, everyone. the campaign trail heads to ohio today where both candidates are making their pitches to voters in the battleground state. mitt romney is making a serious push as polls show the republican nominee trails president obama there, this as the first debate is now just one week from today. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the united nations general assembly today. on tuesday president obama told the assembly that tehran is running out of time to resolve its disputed nuclear program and vowed the u.s. will do what it must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. in an interview with the associated press, ahmadinejad called for a new world order. meanwhile, here in new york city, public outrage this morning as the openly anti-israel ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. on this yom kippur, the holiest day on the
jewish calendar. it was a bad call, but they are sticking to it, so says the nfl, uniholding that controversial call by replacement referees that gave the seattle seahawks a victory monday night against green bay. the league did acknowledge tuesday that refs should have called an offensive pass interference penalty on seattle's final play, a move that would have given green bay the win. an alert from the world health organization this a new virus similar to sars has been detected in london and in the middle east. there is currently no evidence of an outbreak, but else officials are exercising hyper vigilance. low-cost airline air asia is putting babies in the back. it's advertising a quiet zone on long haul flights starting in february. the first seven economy class rows will be reserved for flyers aged 12 and over. they will be separated from the rest of coach by bulk heads and lavatories. the company's website says we know that sometimes all you need
is some peace and quiet. a record 170 million americans are expected to celebrate halloween this year, and they will spend nearly $8 billion on costumes, decorations and candy. that's up 17% from last year, and that now includes $370 million on pet costumes alone. well, it may look like a bubble bath gone wrong, but it's just mother nature stirring things up in scotland. that is sea foam blanketing the scottish coast in the village of aberdeen. experts say heavy surf mixing with the air and other junk in the water lathers up that mound. and these little angels sure get a bad rap. check out these baby tasmanian devils. this year 40 of them were born in new south wales, australia, where a breeding facility is trying to save the little guys from extinction. once they are healthy enough, they will be released into the wild to embark on their own devilish destinies. they are actually kind of cute. four minutes past the hour right now. let's go back to al in cleveland with a check of our weather for
us, at the fish market, al. >> well, we are at the west side market in cleveland. go the a lot of fun folks here. got kids here from city year, donate a year of service, americorps, friends last night from the northeast ohio adoption services and the cleveland scream team, with the cavaliers. stopped screaming since lebron left, right? >> still scream. >> they still scream. they still scream. let's check your weather to see what we've got for you. we are talking about, again, more showers and thunderstorms along this frontal system from oklahoma all the way into pennsylvania. heavy rain, the futurecast going out 24 hours shows you this line of showers and thunderstorms firing up and moving into the northeast. some of this rain is going to be pretty good. in fact, we have a low chance but still a chance of some tornadoes along this system. rainfall amounts generally anywhere from 3 to 4 inches.
look, you heard the story about the shortage of bacon. no shortage here. oh, yes. we're thinking of installing the bacon cam here. that's what's going on around >> good morning. a pretty good idea to take the umbrella with you today. it will not be a steady rain. we're at j & j meats. what is this, a smokey? >> a mild smokey. >> a mild smokey. that's a good smokey, savannah. >> you're torturing us, al.
come on. bring the bacon home. all right. time now for today's "take 3" where we each give our take on stories that have caught our attention and yours. we want to get right to it. what are we talking about, the gator story? >> kind of a what the what? who thought this was a good idea. apparently in florida there is a new thing now where some people are actually having these pool parties with baby alligators. i guess it's sort of a party favor. real live alligators. their mouths are taped shut, as you can see, so apparently -- >> how do they breathe in the water? >> the company that does this are doing it on the legit. it is legal, but obviously a lot of people have voiced complaints since this story aired, you know. i think it's cruelty to the animals, not to mention the poor people in the pool there. >> well, i mean, it looks like the kids are having a good time, but that doesn't always mean you should do it, right, parents? >> right. it's all fun and game. >> the company says it's educational, that they are actually able to teach the kids
are alligators and the wild. >> you know, as a father of young kids, i've been to these birthday parties where they bring animals in and it's cool to have a bunny rabbit or something like that, but never a vicious killing machine. i've noticed that. >> fire-breathing dragon. >> you could just picture the child showing up at his or her own birthday party saying mommy i wanted a dora party. get in the pool with the al gator kid. no! >> this is not the way. >> they say it's safe, but when the story happens we'll all look back and say of course not. >> maybe the alligator figures out like houdini how to take the tape off and goes after the kids. >> let's turn to the sports pages. >> willie. >> what's going on? >> all anybody is talking about, moved from the sports pages to the front pages. >> yeah. >> every newspaper is these replacement officials. it's been bad for three weeks. the regular officials have been locked out by the owners. they are sitting at home watching. "monday night football," a terrible call that ended the game. >> yeah, yeah. >> decided the game. >> in favor of the seattle seahawks instead of green bay. >> so the packers lose the game, and now the world is coming down on these officials an on the nfl
saying you are compromising the integrity of the game. we're not getting it right. >> and a "call me maybe" parody has occurred so you know it's bad. >> you know it's bad. >> over a $3 million i understand negotiation meltdown, right? >> that's the all the money. >> for a $10 billion industry. >> it's about a pension. the nfl made almost $10 billion. $3 million that the nfl won't give up, and the truth is their brand is so strong and they know people will continue to watch the games. >> right. >> that they are not compelled to do anything about it. >> i'm going to throw something out there, and you can call me crazy. am i the only one who feels kind of bad for this guy, lance easley, the 52-year-old professional banker turned ref who made that bad call? i'll going to be getting all kinds of hate mail. >> i feel bad for him of willie doesn't. >> making $3,000 a game. he did not have -- he had no professional, you know, training. >> right. >> had no clue what to do on a
professional field. that said, you know, he's put in that position where he has to make that call, and makes a mistake. >> we were told off camera that the guy who uses the replay, using technical terms here, willie, whoever watched the replay, those guys are not replacements. >> no, no, no. >> why didn't he make the call that everyone thinks? >> reverse the decision. >> because the call on the field, not to get too deep into it, was a touchdown. you needed irrefutable evidence there was not a touchdown and didn't see that in the video. natalie, i agree. these refs were given a crash course because the league saw it coming. we'll train you how to officiate an nfl game, and they are in over their heads. >> in over their heads. >> they are division 3 officials. this has to end or the nfl will be damaged. >> is it true that the replacement refs came from the lingerie league? >> apparently didn't even pass the lingerie league. >> what is that the lingerie league? >> it's not so much a league as a disgusting exhibition where women run around -- where women
run around in bikinis and tackle each other. >> i thought it was a sports term that i wasn't familiar with. >> just what i suspected. have you heard about the driverless car. >> another great idea, like the gators in the kids' pool. >> an idea whose time has come. >> apparently. >> the governor of california jerry brown signed a law that lets self-driving cars on to public roads. a new law goes into effect next year. it will take years before a fully autonomous car is out on the roads, but there's a new super modified prius. >> why. why do we want that? >> so you can aid the blind, for example, there's one reason they give. >> also drivers who have had too much to drink, this could be an option, or could you take a cab, just saying. but there it is. >> how would you feel, you look across and there's no one in the driver's seat? >> i just -- i just, you know, wait for the day when one of those gets in an accident, goes forb forbid. >> when they cut you off in
traffic. there's no satisfaction in that. >> remember the great scene in the "vacation" movie where everyone is asleep in the car and chevy chase is asleep at the wheel, too. now it could be self-. it was a lexus that came out with a self-parking car. terrible idea. apparently that works. i wouldn't know so maybe this has promise. >> some merit to it. >> don't we need a correction on our bagel botox. >> it's not technically botox. apparently this is a bit of a -- i don't know if you can call it a trend, but it's something going on in japan where people are injecting their foreheads with saol i saline. >> oh, that's so much better. >> that would damage their foreheads. create this circular bagel shape that you see there. >> why? >> apparently it came from mod com and all the trends. >> mod com. >> do we have a note about this? >> modification scene.
>> body modification scene, so this is something that they are just experimenting with. i guess "national geographic" has this show "taboo" and that's where they show this trend coming to light. it's not permanent. it lasts like 16 to 24 hours >> you know, i do not see a "today" show segment in the future how to get that bagel bow tax saline look for less. >> no expression on your forehead at least. >> you do have an expression. it says i just got hit in the head with a sledgehammer. >> exactly. >> we'll move on. coming up, lady gaga answers her weight critics, and more of the hottest stories buzzing online today, but first these messages. release me! you should eat something that's good for you
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then after that she said, you know what, guys, i gained 25 pounds, so what, but then her critics kind of came after her and everyone started criticizing her, so then just yesterday she tweeted out, you know, i'm starting this new product called the body revolution. embrace your body and sent out a twoet and said, you know what, this is my body. this is who i am and i can't change that, so everyone go on littlemonsters.com, which is her own website that she started. she's such a social media maven. she started the social network herself, and it is totally starting to take off and people are starting to, you know, get into it. >> giving her online power in the number of followers she has on twitter. whatever she does will become a big story. another one like that is rihanna. she's trending right now. why is that? >> totally. so rihanna is brilliant. rihanna makes more news with her tweets than when she even has like a performance or gives an interview. she's totally working the social media that way. rihanna is in the news because just a couple days ago she
tweeted at her ex chris brown and said, good luck at your court date. like i'm praying for you, all this stuff, and that issue is one of the most controversial topics in rihanna's career, so her tweeting at chris brown on twitter on this totally public. like she could have sent him a private message. could have sent him a text. >> might even have his e-mail address. >> probably has his e-mail address. ridiculous she didn't do that. playing the game right now and using social media to get us to talk about her. >> knows how to keep her name in the news. hothashtag. just talking about it, the nfl replacement refs. going wild on twitter. >> everyone is talking about this. can't get away from it, on twitter, on facebook, everything. the big tweet of the week so far has come from a lineman from the green bay packers, t.j. lang, and he said, you know what, fine me and pay the refs. let's just do this.
let's get the refs back. that tweet has 90,000 tweets. that has more tweets than when the president of the united states came out in support of gay marriage which is one of the biggest hot topics of the past decade. it has more tweets than when beyonce, like the legendary beyonce, made her first tweet and even more tweets than when nasa tweeted out that we landed on the planet mars. >> wow. >> it's totally insane and going to be when we look back at the end of the year at one of the stories, that we're going to be like, wow, this was the story. >> a million tweets about it that night on "monday night football." >> it's insane. >> our last category is the it list, a couple of viral items. first up, this father. showing the pictures a little bit this morning. >> love this dad. this dad is so awesome. so, you know, we've been talking about more serious stuff and serious problems. the internet, it's all about the emotional connection you have with something, and these photos. how can you not like look at the photos and say this is so cute. like the pancakes this.
dad is totally awesome. the cool thing about this is this is actually becoming a trend online with the super talented photographer dads. >> that's the thing. these aren't like my home photographs. this guy is staging excellent photographs, and he just had his daughter a couple years ago. >> and her name is alice bee. how cool is that? we know this girl is cool. >> matt from buzzfeed online, appreciate it. >> appreciate it. >> how to help children master the art of good writing with an education award winner, right after these messages. imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior
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as part of our education nation summit, i met the new school and venture launch fund, the second annual innovation challenge looking for imaginative innovators to create technological solutions to improve education. jeff and lou are behind the venture called no red ink, this year's winners. good morning, congratulations. >> good morning, thank you. >> big prize, you get to be here and meet us, wow. how is it going so far? jeff, tell me about this. actually great what you came up
with. app called no red ink to help teachers in the classroom. >> after teaching high school english for eight years kids struggled so much with grammer and feedback, and i really wanted to provide a tool that would allow them to get excited and engaged about what they work on. >> how much technology plays into the fact that our children aren't great at grammar anymore, texting or facebook, they take the shortcuts to a lot of grammar? >> a lot of shortcuts, but one of the things that many people don't appreciate that's broken, the teachers hand back papers marked up full of red ink, but students don't do anything with that feedback. throw the paper out so what jeff built, which is so exciting, is a tool that actually let's them close that feedback loop and practice with grammar and get excited about it, because the sentences are so fun to work with. >> like an app that's widely available and used by teachers everywhere, yeah in. >> every student and teacher can go to noredink.com and create an account. >> fantastic. jeff and leo, congratulations. >> congratulations, guys. well done. >> excellent.
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some fog along the pacific northwest coast. sunny and warm through the southwest. east coast looking pretty good, although a little rain moves into the northeast of new england. tomorrow we're expecting more sunshine from the great lakes into new england with cooler weather. rain from hockey hockey into the mid-atlantic states. sunny and mild in the pacific northwest. the heat continues along the gulf coast int >> good morning. it will be below warmer today. batches of rain will come that's it from cleveland. we'll see you later. >> al, how many characters do you have there with you?
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this morning on "today's home," the highs and lows of home building. figuring out what kind of floors or countertops to go with can be overwhelming so we brought in the experts. jonathan and drew scott are the host of "property brothers" on hdtv. >> thanks for having us. >> flooring options. everybody likes the look of hardwood, but as we know it's expensive. >> it's expensive, but it also wears really easy. scratches and dents, so everyone wants the best of all the world. >> best of the best. >> not going for a solid hardwood five to nine bucks a square foot, go with an engineered product that's 13 three and six. we go with a porcelain tile that has a wood grain glaze on it, looks the same as a hardwood but 100 times more durable. will you never have children, dogs, husbands mucking this up. >> oh, okay.
>> a little more expensive than the engineered. >> you will get wear and tear. >> regular hardwood or engineered, but if you're going to spend the money on a regular hardwood, not an engineered, go for the tile if you have a lot of wear and tear. >> five to nine bucks a square foot. >> countertop, used to be granite, marble, those were the things you wanted. what's the new hot countertop these days? >> granite and marble, have to reseal them to maintain or they will be susceptible to stains. quarts, great for busy families. don't remember to do those things. >> this is not sealed or anything. got a nice shine. >> crushed quarts with a resin. no way for anything to get in there. >> okay. >> but it's really, really expensive. tends to be more expensive than the granites and marbles so what we do if you want to do your island in a contrast with the butcher block, this you're looking at 70 bucks a square foot for the skwaurts. ranges usually 50 to 100. this is 67.60, and what i like this. >> introduce people how to get
the champagne dreams on a beer budget. it looks like you're making a design choice when you are trying to save money. people will never challenge you. >> butcher block may be for an accent area, as you said, like the area or an area that's high use. >> you do have to seal it depending on the humidity in your home, once every month or three months. >> you can sand it down easy and even if it gets a few marks on it it adds character. >> we all like the look of custom cabinets, how much are custom cabinets generally going to cost you? >> don't have $20,000, $30,000. >> you can do pre-fab cabinets for around 4,500, the raw materials you need to install or if you have a tired kitchen, white cabinet, swap out the door for a glass door and then add a punch of color inside. you can see i've painted the black there in sort of a tiffany's blue. adds a little bit of class. >> from property brothers we use 80% of prefab cabinets and we
have people that write in saying it's the most beautiful custom kitchen they have seen but it's not custom. >> do you have to do it to get it in there just right? >> you have to be a genius. >> i make him do all the work. >> customizing, putting crown, a light rail, something to customize the box cabinet. >> you don't want it to look like it came from ikea. >> lighting. >> take two things that look identical and one is more appealing. >> let's talk about the lamps. >> yeah. >> which do you think is more expensive of these two lamps? >> i'm going with this one. >> good pick. however, they are very, very similar. had to think about it for a second. hi to look at it. >> this is an ikea lamp, a lamp that looks really trendy and modern, 30 to 80 bucks somewhere whereas here a designer lamp you're going for over 300. just goes to show when you're staging your home, doing something, think about where you're spending the money, you can save a ton. >> new show buying and selling,
about staging a home to sell not spending money. that's why i love this. shows you they are pretty well identical. can you get that designer feel for in the a lot of money. >> you guys do a great job. jonathan and drew scott, and conn gratz on the new show already airing on hgtv. >> wednesday nights. >> there you go. coming up, some down home southern sweets from a down home southern girl. country music star kimberly schlapman but first these messages. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs
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they call in the rough, where you tackle the whole thing. >> all right. and she joins us now. kimberly, good morning. >> good morning. >> do i have the storiy right, that as a little girl you used to sit and pretend you were hosting a cooking show? >> i did. i did, and i'm not sure what inspired it, but i would get on the counter, and i this voice that i would use, stir and stir and add these ingredients and i had this crazy weird voice but, yeah, it was a dream since i was a kid. never dreamed it would be reality. >> here it is, reality. >> going to put you to the test. we'll start down here. these are the apple crisp mini pies, is that right? >> they are good. >> is this a family recipe? >> this is my momma's recipe. i grew up in apple country in north georgia, where apples are abundant, especially this time of year so she would make this as a kid, a big old pot of it so i make a little smaller version. >> you have a little girl who likes to cook with you now, 5-year-old. >> little daisy. quite the cook. makes up recipes. they are not always edible, but we still try.
>> let's start off here. what do you want me to do in. >> five grabby smith apples. throw them in this butter. >> granny smith, your favorite. >> my favorite. >> the way to go. >> because they are tart. going to put a little water in here to get the juices going. they are tart, firm, and they are going to go great with our little sweetness, a little tart and little sweet. perfect marriage. >> how long do we do this? >> a few minutes as they will tender up and i'll make the filling that goes in there. sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, tapioca pearls and self-rising flour. >> i bet the tapioca is a good idea. what's the benefit of that? >> thickens it up, thickens up the sauce a little bit which will go great with the soft yummy apples. >> you spent a lot of time on the road. >> oh, yeah. >> how do you balance the cooking with your career? >> i'm figuring that out. i love, love, love to cook, and i even try to cook on the roads. we have a little electric skillet. that's all we have, but we do the best we can. >> i don't think that's going to
work. >> we're dumping this in. will you give this a stir and mix that up. >> absolutely i will, and i'll move on to the topping which is a crunchy crumbly topping. self-rising flour, sugar, cinnamon, net muutmeg and allsp and here's a trick, butter. cold butter. i'll use my fingers. >> cubes. >> cubes. >> what's the advantage of cold? >> because it's crumbley. it will stick together. >> i did perfect. >> that's wonderful. >> for me that's pretty good. yeah, that sugar just has to melt over the apples and sweeten emup a little bit. it's perfect. >> tell me about the little mason jars you have here. i love that touch. >> this is portion control. my mom made the big old pie. >> i was going to say southern cooking and portion control.
those two don't go together. >> today we're doing it in these cute little jars. >> i lived in the south and didn't know about portion control. >> this is the topping all done. so if you want to fill that with some apples, i'll do one and you do one. >> all right. >> and in the south, you know, we just take care of each other through food. >> sure. >> if you're celebrating, if you're grieving, if you got a new job or lost your job, my mom will be at your door with a pie, you know, just take care of you. and then we take the little crumbles on top, it's awesome. >> going to be crumble and get really beautiful golden brown. >> already pretty beautiful. >> what's the next move. >> put it in a little water bath, because in the water bath, it will help the heat just be even and cook all around and at the same temperature and throw them in the oven. 350 degrees for 25 minutes, voila. >> that is beautiful. even i can do that. >> can we get the mason jars anywhere? >> can you pick them up at the grocery star, yeah.
>> so you want to try, you want to taste? >> of course. that's why i'm here, kimberly. to try. >> you have to have a spoon. let's dig in. >> this is so good. >> this is momma's -- that's mom momma's apple crisp. >> your momma taught you well. this is very good. kimberly schlapman, the recipe on the website at today.com, and i'm talking with my mouth full. thank you very much. >> the show airs on great american country saturday at 1:00 eastern time. >> saturdays 1:00 eastern time. >> thanks. coming up next, a 26-year-old on a mission to create a million jobs. but first, this is "today" on nbc. anncr: more anti-maryland ads.
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>> when i was growing up, i always thought that i would go to college and then i would get some job that i hated. at least it would be a job. albeit one that i hated, but now i suppose when -- when kids are in college and growing up, they feel like they won't even be able to get a job so that's kind of tragic. >> larry david, 26-year-old matthew segal is the founder and president of our time and organization, an organization that hopes to create 1 million new service jobs for americans. good morning. >> good to be here. >> let's start with the numbers because they are pretty staggering. 1 in 6 people unemployed and 1 in 3 lack insurance and many of them saddled with student loan debt. how bad is this? >> i fear we're going to lose the productivity of an entire generation, and when you and i invest in a company in the private sector, we expect a return on investment because we think that we're going to get money coming back, yet we've not invested in the human capital of
young people, and by expanding these americorps programs and by expanding nationaler is vicious not only are you giving young people the critical skills training they need, but you're taking on community problems like our grandparents who need nursing, like classrooms that are overcrowded that need teachers, like disaster relief areas that need cleaning up, and our idealism can match with those problems to fill the void, thereby creating opportunity and get a generation back to work. >> so you started our times, an organization as a way to stand up for young americans, and your goal is to create 1 million jobs. how are you going about doing this? >> this is a voter and economic organization. we're aggregating our generation to stand up for our rights and opportunities as we age and strive for financial dependence, much akin to how aarp has done that for seniors, and in terms of job opportunities, that's first and foremost. the other thing we're doing is registering voters because the founding premise of our organization is that you only
have power if you vote, and in that regard we realize that money is appropriated on the basis of groups who turn out, and we need to show up at the polls and we've been registering people. >> 50,000 people yesterday, voter registration. >> matthew, thanks so much and good luck to you. >> my pleasure. >> coming up hoda and kathie lee with five steps on how to be famous, but first your local news and weather.