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. good morning. breaking news -- one of the most wanted men in america, a notorious mobster, james whitey bozer captured last night after 16 years on the run. we're live wi how authorities finally tracked them down. 11,000 residents in north dakota forced to flee as the flooded river begins to flow over levees. the mayor is warning the flood willing be catastrophic. back to court, back to jail. there's reports that lindsay lohan has violated the term of her probation and she'll be in front of a judge today, thursday, june 23, 2011.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm ann curry, look who's back. >> i'm matt lauer back from a shoot that didn't happen. we're following the breaking news. the arrest of whitey bozer. the legendary boston mob boss managed to elude the authorities for 16 years. >> the man hunt came to a sudden end overnight when the now 81-year-old was taken into custody in southern california. the government had launched a new campaign to find him earlier this week. we're going to get the latest on this ahead. the prosecutors will seek the death penalty if casey anthony is found guilty of
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murdering her daughter, caylee. that may be more difficult after a federal judge ruled that the method use in florida to impose the death sentence is unconstitutional. we'll explain that. a rant, have you heard about this, led to a suspension of a major airline. he was using offensive slurs when talking about members of his own crew, he even impinged a city. we'll find out more about that. >> the arrest of james "whitey" bulger. pete williams has the details on that. good morning to you. whitey bulger will be finally right where the fbi wants him later today, in court. he was arrested while living in an apartment overlooking the pacific ocean. he's accused of committing murders and a host of many other crimes, many of them as he was acting as an informant to the fbi in boston shut down the mafia.
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one of the ten most wanted, james "whitey" bulger spent two decades on the lam. when they caught up with the crime boss late wednesday, he did not put up a fight. the ailing 81-year-old and his girlfriend 60-year-old katherine greed were arrest in this apartment complex in santa monica. >> we look to publicize the case worldwide. >> he's been a fugitive since 1985 when fbi agents were murders and charges of reasonable care tiering and other crimes commit in the 1980s. as the search for bulger expanded, so did his notoriety. >> do you know who i am. ? >> he was the inspiration of the 2006 martin scorsese film, "the departed," from all over the world, tips came in to have seen bulger and his girl friend. she was said to have plastic surgery six times but nothing panned out. >> this is an announcement by fbi. >> just two days ago, there was
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a new blitz designed to search for bulger. and this morning authorities say a tip from someone who saw the ads let s led to the arrest. >> bulger got the nickname "whitey" for the color of a strand of his hair. now someone will get the $2 million award offered for the information leading to his arrest, matt? >> pete williams in washington this morning. thank you very much. four minutes after the hour, here's ann. matt, thanks, evacuation orders in minot, north dakota where record flooding is expected to blow a damaging blow to the city. kevin tibbles, good morning. it's going to be a wall of water said to have swamp the city. there's lit that will the city of minot can do to stop it. for residents of minot, the
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sound of sirens signaled the time to head for higher ground. >> this is a very sad time for the city of min objectiot. >> we're numb. >> it forced 11,000 residents, a quarter of the city's population from their homes as the national guard worked to shore up weakened dikes. >> think about your own home. how would you feel if you knew this was coming down and was going to wipe you out. >> this city of 40,000 is bracing for the worst flooding in more than 120 years. water levels this time around are predicted to rise four or five feet above the record set back in 1881. brother and sisters scrambled to move their worldly possessions out of the family home, trying to put it all in perspective. >> we're not like joplin, missouri or alabama trying to take care of the injured or the dead.
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we don't have to rescue anybody, hopefully. >> all of the animals are out and staying out for now. >> many of the animals were sent to other states and some are being houses in a warehouse out of the flood zone. 500 national guard troops are on the ground scrambling to hold the water back, but there's simply too much. >> i know this community and it's a fairly close knit community and they do hang together. they do take care of their neighbors, and they'll do it again. >> now all of the residents of minot can do is wait and watch and pray. and it isn't even supposed to crest until sometime next week. the water won't recede for some weeks. it may take a month. this is going to be a disaster that the people of minot will have to deal with for a long time. ann? >> thank you so much for your report on that. 7:06, here's matt. president obama hits the road to sell his plan for
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withdrawing american forces from afghanistan. in a primetime address last night, the president vowed to bring 33,000 troops home by the end of next summer. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd's at the white house with details, chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. in the end, the president went with the most aggressive compromised withdrawal plan he could get commanders at the pentagon to sign off on. it means it fist significant troop withdraw since the war began. >> we take comfort in knowing that the tide of war is receding. >> it was a sober sounding president, not a triumphant one, who announced from the white house that he's fulfilling his promise to bring the troops home next month. >> al qaeda is under more pressure since any time six 9/11. we inflicted serious losses on the taliban and taken a number of the strong holds.
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>> of the nearly 100,000 troops now fighting, 10,000 of the surge forces will come home by the end of this call even daughter year. another 20,000 troops will be withdrawn by september of next year. as for the remaining 70,000, the time line for their withdraw in 2013 and 2014 could be decided when leaders of nato gather in president obama's hometown in chicago. >> this is the beginning, not the end of the effort to wind down this war. we'll have to do the hard work of keeping the gains we made. >> the president, while acknowledging the importance of the osama bin laden killing was careful not to underestimate al qaeda. >> al qaeda remains dangerous and we must be vigilant against attacks but we put al qaeda on a path of defeat and we'll not relent until the job is done. >> he used part of the speech to defend the decision to get involved in libya linking it to lessons learned to wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> this decade of war has caused
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many to question america's engagement around the world. we must chart a more centered course. we don't have to choose between standing idly by and acting on our own. we must rally international action which we're doing in libya where we do not have a single soldier on the ground. >> acknowledging the anxiety gripping the nation, the president said many politians for congress and running for president have suggested for weeks. >> america, it's time to focus on nation building here at home. >> the reaction on capitol hill was muted, somewhat odd, really. you put up with reluctant agreement. someone wishing there's more troops coming home, or someone wishing the time line had been slower on the presidential campaign. the most critical of the speech was former minnesota governor tim pawlenty. matt? what does the president's
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message say about the mood of the nation? >> good morning, tom brokaw. >> good morning. >> do you think the president hit what america was feeling? >> it's important to talk about the effect of all of this on the economy. and with 2012 coming up, there's a big political reason as well. >> do you think he appeased military leaders on the ground, he's going to bring home 33,000 of the so-called surge troops by the end of next summer. he was quick to point out that the rest of the troops won't be out of there until 2014. >> 70,000 troops there in 2013. after 11 years, it's time for the afghan security forces to take responsibility for their own country. they said they think it's a good plan. admiral mullen, a chairman of the joint chiefs and secretary gates signed off on this. he does run the army after all. there was pushback on the part
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of the military. they lost that fight. >> there was a political side from this speech. the second part he said it's time do nation building here at home. he's seen figures that you and i have seen. 44% of people feel they're worse off today than they were when president obama took office two years ago. they know the war is costing $10 billion every month. did he say the right thing to those people? >> there's a great, great eagernd on the part of everyone to get the economy kick started. the chairman of the fed, bernanke, said yesterday the head winds were stronger than we'd like to see them. everyone is calling it a soft patch. no one expects it to be a second wave of the recession. it's all about the economy, stupid, when you go to the election year with the numbers not getting better faster for him. what's going on with republican
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governor i governors if we can. >> scott walker in wisconsin, john case itch in ohio, rick scott in florida. they went to office with messages of austerity. look at the ratings and they're falling. >> people say we want to get government under control, but do it to someone else. >> right, don't cut things that are important to me. >> don't cut in my back yard. we're going to have that debate bigtime in the next year. you saw it playing out in the medicare debate as proposed by paul ryan. democrats jumped all over that. some of the republicans peeled back from that. they're going to try to find more oh a middle ground for it. >> as the debate in washington heats up over raising the debt ceiling, you would like people to become familiar with the name they may not know or recognize right now. that's someone named grover
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nowhere qui norquist. he's got most signing a pledge, no new taxes, most of the republican senators as well. when there's a negotiation and they talk about revenue enhancement, even when it's applying, for example, the killing of the ethanol tax 70 to the deficit, he fights that. jim baker doesn't think they re going to get a big deal before the end of the summer. he says why not extend the debt limit for six months until next year and then build in some spending benchmarks that you can get to and everyone can agree on that. the idea that we're going to get something really big before the end of the year. >> it's funny, we spoke recently to a high-ranking member of the republican party he said in his opinion this would be done by the fourth of july because this benefits neither party. >> it would be catastrophic, quite honestly. how big it's going to be.
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the white house would like to have something very large, all inclusive. they think it would be a strong signal to the american people. but what we're playing here is presidential politics for next year and no one wants to either be blamed or to not have credit for that. >> tom brokaw. pleasure. 13 after the hour. natalie is off, savannah guthrie is at the newsdesk. good morning to you. good morning, matt. we begin with a powerful storm in louisville, kentucky. races are cancelled at churchill downs after a possible tornado slammed the historic kentucky derby track. horses had to be corralled and relocate in the aftermath. no humans or horses were injured in the storm, but several barns and a chapel were damaged. a glimmer of hope outwest where crews have three major wild fires in arizona more than 50% contained now. evacuees may get the green light to return to their homes as early as today. with the summer season still one
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month away, they re on high alert for more serious fire this is summer. long island police have arrested a man suspected in a father's day shooting in a local pharmacy. it killed 43 people. david lapper was led from his home wednesday in handcuffs and charged with first degree murder and resisting arrest. his wife was also detained. much more of this coming up in a life report. a self-help guru and author has been found guilty of negligent nds t negligent homicide in the deaths of three of his followers in a sweat lodge. james arthur ray will face up to 11 years in prison or no more than probation for the deadly two-hour ceremony. pakistan said it has agreed to issue more than 35 visas to cia officers, part of the effort to ease strained relations between the two-countries. the officers will be part of the
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u.s. joint pakistani intelligence team. but they're fully disclosing the whereabouts to pakistani officials. melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange for us this morning. good morning. good morning to you sar, savannah. no surprise that rates remain unchanged and remain low for an extended period of time. downgrading the growth forecast for the economy in this year and the next. they offered no hints that there would be further stimulus for the economy. oil trading down to $93 a barrel. this on concerns of global growth, savannah? thank you. melissa lee, what happens when your motorcycle wants to go for a wide without you? two racers in a course in france found out after a small collision they could only watch as the two bikes got tangled up and started spinning and spinning and spinning. the riders could not get in.
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eventually the bikes burned out, left the racers behind. >> now i got it. just another -- no, not quite. this goes on a while. and them we get a little bit of a -- we'll see it there. a little tantrum from one of the riders. he didn't take it so well. 7:17, now back to ann, matt, and al. >> when you let go of the throttle on those, it doesn't go back like my scooter. >> i guess not. >> like what happened to you in los angeles. anyway, let's move on past that. >> i'm not sure of the connection there, but i'm sure you're going to get back to me on that. mr. roker is here with weather. >> okeydokey. let's show you what's happening. we've got severe weather out west, montana under the risk of strong storms, supercells, damaging winds. to the east, all the way from wichita, tupelo, up to syracuse in new york city, the potential of torrential rain, wind and hail, as you can see, along the system. we've got a lot of wet weather
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making its way in, anywhere from one to two inches of rain before it's over. especially in the northeast and northern new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your next of the woods. >> cloudy. a few few sprinkles in parts of washington, spots sylvania, northern loudoun county, northern washington county, today breaks in the clouds allowing sun to come out. upper 80s. a small chance of isolated storm this afternoon. only slight risk that any of those storms would be severe. more of the same on friday. saturday and sunday and that's your latest weather. matt? al, thank you very much. lindsay lohan is headed back to court this morning for a hearing to determine if she once again violated the conditions of her parole. lee cowen is in los angeles with the details. good morning. >> good morning, matt. as you well know, lindsay lohan has been a prisoner in her own
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home every since last month since pleading no contest for stealing a necklace. a lot of people thought putting her under house arrest would t keep her out of trouble, she's able to go out in public, so there's enough evidence of some wrongdoing to haul her back to the judge yet again. >> reporter: lindsay lohan's house party while under house arrest made tabloid headlines, not the punishment the district attorney had in mind. the party, though, is within the terms of her probation, as long as she doesn't drink anything harder than a shirley temple. if there was booze, there's trouble. >> lindsay lohan not getting the message. >> reporter: both tmz and radaron-line shortly after the party, she tested positive for alcohol. it could be another jail-worthy violation. >> her track record on probation has been an abysmal failure. >> she spent far more time in jail for her probation lapses
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than for her original crime, a dui conviction in 2007. when she pled no contest to stealing a necklace, she was put in lockup because it was a probation violation. >> she seemed adamant about wanting to get back on track. >> lohan dismissed the idea that there was any booze at her bash. there wasn't a party, it was a barbecue. alcohol is not in my house, it's just not a part of my life, she said. >> she told me she wanted to prove everybody wrong, her partying ways were over. >> she's finding ways to fill her days with like shooting a commercial. >> i found an amazing site with great deals. >> her rare public appearance may not be a victory lap. it's just another trip back to court. >> matt, lohan's publicist had no comment on what's going to happen. it could end one of two ways. the judge could send her back to rehab which hasn't work in the
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past. they could send her back to jail. jail is the best bet. matt? >> some of you heard i was with lindsay on tuesday afternoon after her home in los angeles. we were supposed to sit down for an interview to talk about her current situation and her plans for the future. at the last minute, lindsay and her people did express the concerns about the timing of the interview and it was cancelled. i think we're learning more this morning about the reasons for their concerns. >> that's right. okay. let's move on, shall we? let's talk about something else. straight ahead, big news. a federal judge declares florida's method of imposing the death penalty unconstitutional. the impact that could have on the casey anthony trial. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, a pilot defense of a tirade of the flight attendants captured on an open
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microphone. >> and justin weeker when he joins us on the plaza. first, your local news.
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good morning. 7:26 on thursday. 23rd of june. i'm joe krebs. the man who triggers the security scare near the pentagon may be linked to last year's shooting targeting military buildings across the area. sources say ballistics evidence links the man to the crime. he's due in court on unrelated grand larceny charges. grand larceny charges. we'll lo
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no delays, however, major backup right here on the outer loop of the beltway. a live
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♪ when i see your face 7:30 now on a thursday morning, the 23rd day of june, 2011. al says we've got the threat of some scattered showers today. but right now, you can see we've got a huge crowd out on the plaza. if these people avoid the rain drops today and stick around until tomorrow, it will be treated to a live concert from bruno mars. he puts on a great show. meanwhile, inside studio 1-a, matt lauer along with anne curry. an arrest is made with connection of a brutal case here
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in new york. the murder of four people inside of a new york pharmacy. the alleged gunman's wife was also taken into custody. hear from her straight ahead. a pilot hit a career turbulence as his mic was stuck open as he talked about members of his crew. let's say he used some unflattering and offensive words to describe them. details on that coming up. and more of the special series, anchors abroad. kathie lee and hoda travel to jamaica to join forces with the most popular morning show. we're not sure if we want to see what happened. we'll have that coming for you in a little while. >> that's right. a court case could have an impact on casey anthony's murder trial. kerry sanders is in orlando this morning with the details. kerry, good morning. well, good morning, ann. if casey anthony is convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee, prosecutors say they'll ask for the death penalty. but this morning, their plan got
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a little more complicated. >> reporter: the state says casey anthony planned her daughter's murder with duct tape and chloroform and killed her so she could live the live of a party girl. that heinous crime is why, as they picked the jury, they wanted to know if the jurors could recommend death. >> you understand that ms. anthony receives the death penalty that she will, in fact, die by lethal injection. >> yes, ma'am. >> okay. but federal judge jose martinez ruled florida's death penalty unconstitutional. in his 94-page opinion, he reviewed convicted murderer paul evans' death sentence. the judge concluded because florida's jury only recommends the death penalty that the judges agreed to sentence them. the system is flawed. former u.s. attorney kendall coffey. >> a south florida federal ruling is not binding in the
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state court in orlando. her lawyers are going to argue every single point on a ruling that the death penalty law is unconstitutional. >> with florida's death penalty system is in limbo, it's unclear this jury specifically chosen as a death jury would ever be empowered to exercise that option. meanwhile, with 25 days of testimony and ten more to go, the murder case in orlando for now continues on schedule. >> i'm going to ask the defense to give me their best guess of when do you think you'll conclude. >> the defense now six days to the presentation is trying to poke more holes in the state's scientific evidence pointing out what investigators did not find. >> can you tell the ladies and gentlemen of the jury what the results are when you searched. >> my results were all negative. >> and more specifically, was there really evidence of
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chloroform? prosecutors alleged casey used duct tape and chloroform to kill her daughter. >> that a reasonable jury can conclude that caylee marie anthony died as a result of poisoning by chloroform. >> but the defense asked did they find any chloroform? >> chloroform was not identified. chloroform was not identified. >> the doll? >> chloroform was not identified in it. >> it's expected as early as today the defense will end its questioning about the state scientific evidence and begin to present its case that caylee was not murdered but rather accidentally drowned in the back yard swimming pool. ann. >> kerry sanders, thank you so much. savannah guthrie, the nbc legal correspondent. good morning to you. what is the possibility this will no longer be a capital offense case against casey
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anthony with the new ruling. >> the new ruling affects things but not right away. it's a federal district court ruling, not binding on this state court. but i can foresee a day that there's a higher court ruling that could affect lower court cases like the casey anthony case. so, the judge has a little bit of a decision to make here. he could, on his own, try to coly with the federal ruling, adjust the procedures in the death penalty case, so that if it ever is overturned as unconstitutional at a higher level that this case would hold up on appeal. but the prosecutors may not like that. he may just let it alone, let this death penalty case go forward, and let the chips fall where they may if some day down the road a higher court overturns florida's death penalty in a way that is binding on the state courts. the bottom line is, it's a little bit of a mess. and we can't be sure what will happen. but for today, this case will go forward as a death penalty case. >> mean tctime, the defense
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presented six forensic experts. how effective were they on the stand for the defense? >> the defense is doing what i consider to be a classic defense strategy, picking away at the prosecution's evidence. yesterday we had somebody on the stand, seemed to be a credible evidence who said, i tested those air samples inside the trunk of the car, and i can't tell you for sure there was ever a decomposing body in the trunk of the car. you'll remember there was a state prosecution expert who said, i tused these samples and there was a decomposing body. this is one of the situation where is you have duelling experts. the jurors might decide it's a wash. we don't know who to believe. they both seem credible and look to other evidence in the case. if they did on this issue of whether there had been a decomposing body in the trunk, the prosecutors might have the upper hand. there's been all kinds of other evidence. multiple witnesses said there was an unmistakable stench of human decomposition coming from the trunk of the car. >> the defense doesn't seem to
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say whether caylee drowned in the pool. is that a mistake? >> i would expect that jurors are hoping to hear some of that. a lot of forensics that the defense is definitely trying to play on what you call the "cs ix" effect, playing on the jurors' desire to see more of the science. for the jurors, that might be the appetizer. they want the meal. they're going to say, we're going to tell you, this was an accident. she drown in the pool. as a practical matter, they're wanting evidence of that. >> the judge wanted to get an idea of how long the defense is going to take. they just got started. why is he pressing them? >> there's been slow-going because of the discovery fights. at last check, it seemed that the defense would go at least through next weekend. the state seems to want to offer a rebuttal case. lit be several days, if not weeks before the case goes to the jury. >> savannah guthrie, thanks so much. a check of the weather with al.
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thanks so much, ann. got a lot of -- got a lot of ladies out here. i think they're here for justin bieber. oh, no -- yes. oh! wow. unbelievable. a lot of bieber fever out here. let's see what's happening. he's coming up at 8:30. stand by. afternoon temperatures, it's hot here on the plaza. it's also hot through the southeast into, the gulf coast. texas temperatures are back up there after a reprieve yesterday. temperatures well over 110 into the pacific north, into the southwest. pacific northwest well l. see clouds and showers, strong storms through the plains. in the northeast and the appalachians, back down into central mississippi river valley. wet weather along the western gulf coast. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> reporter: cloudy throughout the region and radar picking up sprinkles along interstate 95, fredericksburg. north and west, louden into frederick and washington
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counties. temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. some sun breaking out this morning into the afternoon. there is possibility of early evening thunderstorms, a slight risk that an isolated storm would be severe. more of the same on friday. less humid, cooler fo that's your latest weather. ann? al, thank you. now to an arrest made in connection with a cold-blooded massacre in new york. police have charged a gunman behind a quadruple murder along a pharmacy. jeff is at the crime scene in medford, new york this morning. good morning to you. this is as chilly as it gets. the gunmen walked into the pharmacy in medford, long island and opened fire. you robbed the place and took off by the time it was all said and done. four people inside were killed. but this morning, police say they have their man. he did it all to still kill, as they say. >> they got him. >> police arrested david laugher
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at his home wednesday, a married army veteran, clean shaven. police say he showed up at this pharmacy with a fake beard and a gun and went on a shooting rampage. >> this guy is a murderer. make no mistake. this wasn't an accident. this guy committed murder. >> four innocent people. how many people in the families have to suffer with this? >> police say all four victims were shot execution style and killed. including two pharmacy employees, raymond ferguson and his assistant, jennifer majia. she was just 17, supposed to graduate today. on the way to prom, classmates stopped at the crime scene to honor her memory. jennifer spoke with us later. >> i could feel it in my heart. my heart just sank. and i could just feel it. >> also killed, two customers in the pharmacy. one of them jamie tuset t actiu
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mother of two, engaged to be married. sche she'll be laid to rest in her wedding dress. >> it was so senseless. he could have stole the drugs and left everybody alone. >> david, why did you do it. >> reporter: law enforcement says it was drugs. he stole the pills but no money and calmly left. he has a history of painkillers, buying large quantities of vicodin in the past. he's even shopped at this very pharmacy in medford. >> this is one of the most heinous brutal crimes we've encountered. >> also under arrest, his wife, melinda brady. the details of her involvement remain unclear. >> i'm sorry. >> late last night, handcuffed and seemingly disoriented, brady apologized for the murders and pointed the fingers squarely at
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her husband. >> he did it -- he did all of this. >> laugher himself has not commented on the case since his arrest here on long island late yesterday. he and his wife will be in court later today to be arraigned. just some of the wakes are being held for the victims. ann? >> jeff, thank you. sad story. thank you so much this morning. coming up next, the profanity-laced rant by a pilot heard by other pilots and air traffic controls. you'll hearist after this. 6>6>xx6>6>6>6>6>6>6>
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we're back at 7:45. southwest airlines says the pilot that was in a rant against
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overweight, gay, and older flight attendants on an air traffic control radio frequency. the pilot's mic was stuck in the open position as he expressed those views to his co-pilot. tom costello covered aviation for us. tom, this can't be good. >> no -- not good at all. good morning, matt. southwest won't identify the pilot. this happened back in march. our affiliate in houston, kprc heard about it. requested the audio recordings. what you hear is this pilot on this very offensive rant tying up the crucial air traffic control channel while other pilots and controllers were unable to use it. >> reporter: in just a few minutes on a stuck open mic, a southwest airlines pilot did considerable damage to his career and his relationship with the flight attendants he works with.
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>> an austin-to-san diego flight last march, for 2 1/2 minutes, a critical air traffic control radio frequency is inaccessible. controllers and pilots could not communicate as the southwest pilot raged against southwest flight attendants, older flight attendants he called grannies. and overweight ones he called grandes. when the co-pilot objected, the pilot insisted. finally, the stuck mic released. >> okay, someone's got a stuck
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mic and telling us all about their endeavors. we don't need to hear that. >> and other pilots weighed in. >> they wonder why airline pilots have a bad reputation. on wednesday, southwest airlines apologized. >> we've disciplined him. we suspended him. and he's taken additional diversity and inclusion training to reinforce the company's expectation that you show respect and treat all with dignity. >> the pilot was suspended without pay and apologized to both flight attendants and the fshs aa. nbc aviation analyst captain john cox says the pilot's comments are a throwback to a different age in the cockpit. >> it was more common in the past, but in today's environment, you see a lot more focus on the professionalism and you don't hear these kinds of things very often anymore. >> on behalf of the pilot, i want you to apologize to our employees, to our customers, and to the fellow pilots in the industry. >> the faa is also weighed in,
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saying it expects more professionalism in the cockpit. here's an important point. below 10,000 feet, the sterile cockpit rule is in effect, that means you must not talk about nothing but the business of that aircraft. above 10,000, private conversations are allowed. but, matt, clearly, this was inprotoand way over the top. back to you. >> it was. thank you. the harvard study that could explain why you have such a hard time controlling your weight. details on that. but first, these messages.
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just ahead, kathie lee and hoda take over jamaica's most popular morning show. >> we'll check in with justin bieber. after your local news and weather.
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good morning, i'm joe krebs. 82 degrees. 7:56 on thursday, 23rd of june. let's find out about the forecast from meteorologist tom kiernan. >> sprinkles south of washington and north and northwest of washington. those are continuing to advance to the north. and we'll have a lot of clouds today. highs into the upper 80s. late afternoon, early evening, scattered storms, slight risk of an isolated storm severe. more of the same friday but lower humidity, cooler weather for saturday and sunday. joe? >> we'll take a break. ♪
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good morning. inloop of the beltway in virginia, jammed from robinson terminal and slow towards route 123. a like look at robinson terminal. please pack your patience. you're jammed. back to you. >> thanks. back to "today" show. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. i just transferred a prescription to cvs because they have care 1on1. it's where the pharmacist stops and talks to me about safety and saving money with generic prescriptions. laura, let's talk about possible side effects. it's all about me. love that.
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get care 1on1 and talk savings, safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new, ongoing prescription. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. it's all mine. 8:30 on a tuesday thursday morning, june 23, 2011. the big and boisterous crowd. you're wondering why they're so loud? because they're in full anticipation because we have word that justin bieber is going to be coming on our broadcast this morning. the word has gotten out. there you have it. we have signs already out here anyway. he's going to be coming out. very, very exciting. >> it's really cool. also ahead, how about this subject. you diet, you diet, you diet. and every year you gain two
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pounds. >> what's one that? >> can't figure it out. >> a group of scientists at harvard, you know it has to be true, conducted a study they determined or pinpointed some of the things that cause most people to gain weight. we'll fill you in on that. common sense involved here, but still interesting. then, a recipe for fun or disaster, depending on how you look at it. kathie lee and hoda and mix it with an island paradise and a morning show there and see what happens. l hilarity ensues. you know there was drinking, drinks with little umbrellas as well. >> jamaica will never forget them. find out about that. coming up, but first, a check of the top stories. savannah guthrie. hey, savannah. good morning, in the news this morning, after 16 years on the lam, notorious boston mob boss james whitey bulger was captured over the night and is expected to appear in a los
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angeles federal courtroom today. his long-time girlfriend was also arrested and is charged with harboring a fugitive. bulger was on the fbi's ten most wanted list for his allege role in 19 murders. the 2006 martin scorsese film, "the departed" was based on his story. 12,000 residents of minot, north dakota will watch from afar as the rising river threatens their homes. one quarter of the city's population complied with the orders to evacuate last night. the river is expected to crest at record levels by the end of this weekend. president obama is speaking to soldiers at ft. john, new york today one day after the primetime address outlining the first significant u.s. troop withdrawals from afghanistan. the president said he'll bring home the 33,000 troops by the end of next summer starting next month. secretary of state hillary clinton took a public swipe at members of congress who are critical of u.s. military involvement in libya. on wednesday, she questioned the
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priorities of congressional critics, asking bluntly, whose side are you on? other news, fashion designer john galliano told a french court yesterday he did not remember hurtling anti-semetic insultings to bar patrons because of a triple addiction to alcohol, valium, and sleeping pills. they want him to pay damages but not seeking jail time. what's trending today. a quick roundup of what you're talking about on-line. topping out the searches on yahoo! and google, glenn campbell, fans are reacting to the singer's revelation he's got alzheimer's disease. the 75-year-old music legend plans to retire after a farewell tour. a story we brought you earlier today is heating up on twitter. southwest airlines apologizing for a pilot's obscenity-filled rant over an air traffic control radio channel. the pilot's offensive tirade was directed at gay, overweight,att
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this morning, j.k.rowland cleared up the mysteries of the potter website, it will be an interactive potter website with some new material but no new books. 8:04, now back to ann and matt. >> the noise level a very good . >> justin bieber out on the plaza this morning. these young ladies are happy about that. first, if al can still hear us, he's got a check of the weather. >> what did you say? wow, look at this. bieber fever in bold force. he's taking pictures. awfully nice. that young lady will never do the same. wow.
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all right. my gosh, oh my gosh! he's spraying the crowd with his new perfume, i think it's called sunday. more on that. let's check your weather, see what's happening. pick city today, midland, texas, news west 9, sunny, hot, 101. strong storms in the northeast, mid-atlantic mid-atlantic, mid-mississippi river valley. sunny skies in the southeast. temperatures in the 90s. thunderstorms there. temperatures well over 100 up into the southwest. let's update the bieber fever situation. all right. moms like bieber fever, too. oh my gosh. all right. that's what's going on around the bieber. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.. >> good morning, here we've got a cloud cover and a little bit of light rain falling in charles county and farther to the north and west of washington, loudoun
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county, clark, jefferson, frederick, washington, heading off to the north. later today, a few breaks in the clouds, little sun, highs upper 80s. storms in the afternoon, evening, slight risk of a strong storm. more of the same friday. saturday and sunday better, lower humidity, cooler temperatures, highs in the 80s. lows in the 60s. the crowd is going after justin to come up this way. they want their chunk of bieber fever, ann. >> that's right, ann, thank you so much. coming up, we're talking about why you can have failure from a strict calorie count diet. but first, i want to mention we'll be talking to justin bieber coming up after this. doctor can't always be there
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we're back at 8:09 in "today's health," the truth behind weight loss and weight gain. the old motto, everything in moderation may not be the key to a healthy diet after all. today's diet nutrition editor. a "today's" contributor and medical editor for health magazine. this is a big study. harvard university does this. 120,000 people they followed. i think 80% of them were women. they followed them for a long period of time. you like the study. >> like the study. they followed the people for a long time. they got interesting results. >> these were healthy weight
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people. they weren't overweight at all when the study started. >> one of the things that jumps out to me is that there's a lot of common sense in what they found. base i can you're going to eat things like potato chips, you're going to gain weight. you going to eat things like yogurt and fruit, you're going to lose weight. is that oversimplifying it. >> we're talking about weight creep. this is invisible weight, 3 1/2 pounds every four years or so. over time, that adds up, a pound a year. but the issue was that they found one serving or so, a big handful of chips, for example, that's enough every day. >> one serving a day over the course of four years. >> could pack on a few pounds. that's invisible. >> you think that's going to surprise people? >> i think people have so much information out there. they don't know what to eat anymore. all these crazy diets going on. if you get a few simple guidelines, they mention four or five foods you should avoid, four or five foods you should stick to. you're going to prevent that 16 to 20-pound weight gain. >> avoid the potato chips and
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the french fries. those are the two bad potatoes, okay. soda. >> sweetened drinks. not just soda. juices -- a lot of unnecessary sugars hidden that you don't taste. >> processed meat. >> some of these that you pointed out were no-brainers. when they looked at potatoes, they took a deeper look, regular potato, fiber rich, 100 calor calories, it's a big carrier for fat. we put on cheese, sour cream. this is where the problem comes. >> by the way, many of the foods have things we don't want. transfats, increase your cholesterol. it's a good idea to avoid a lot of these things. >> talk to me about the flip side. we know that even in moderation, this is going to add weight over the long haul. but in moderation this, will help you lose weight in the long haul. >> this makes you a more mindful eater when you're paying attention. they're lower density, that i ear protein rich. but even things like nuts. they're heart healthy, good for healthy eating but they have a lot of calories, so healthy
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eating doesn't always mean low calorie meeting, you have to make sure this is a portion, but not this. these things tend to be healthier in general, more fruits and vegetables. >> what's good about the fiber is they make you feel full longer so you're less likely to want to eat again, snack, have higher calorie foods later on. >> a life style component to this, doctor, that i want to talk about. they talked about people who sit and watch a lot of television and people who don't get enough sleep. there's something a lot of people don't stop to consider. >> first the tv, three ways it will make you gain weight. number one, you're sitting on the couch, you're not out moving, you're not going to burn as many calories, people who watch tv snack more when they're watching tv. when they're not, probably the images they're seeing on tv are making them buy more high-calorie foods. >> the sleep side? >> none of us get more sleep unfortunately. if you get between six to eight hours, that's the ideal amount in terms of preventing weight gain. if you get less than six hours,
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your body has certain hormones that make you feel more hungry. if you have a poor night's sleep, you tend to crave c carbohydrate-rich foods. >> you don't need to eat, you need to take a nap. >> take away. there's common sense. they've proven that. what's the main takeaway. >> keep it sifrpmple. focus on the whole grains, fruits, vegetables, joe gurt. eliminate the french fries, potato chips. >> weigh yourself, get a five-pound limit. if you don't like to weigh, pay attention to your belt. if you're letting it out, make changes. >> thanks so much to both of you. appreciate it very much. >> coming up next, kathie lee and hoda travel to jamaica and take over that country's morning program. the chaos that ensues after this. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. in here, the planned combination
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we are back now at 8:16 with the finale of our "anchors abroad" series. >> you think of jamaica, rastafarians and regay music come to mind. but not about kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. there's a little morning show in jamaica called "smile jamaica." we asked if we can co-host for the day. it was innocent. >> lucky for us, they said -- >> yeah, mon. take a look. >> a little known fact that the "today" show has been on in america three years longer than i've been alive. >> you know what that is? >> six-day years! >> hold it. wait a minute. >> wherever you look around the world, you see versions of the "today" show. >> the highest form of flattery. [ speaking foreign language ]
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>> when i think about our particular style -- >> where in the world would you think that there's a country that best embodies our spirit? >> hmm? >> jamaica? ♪ >> look at me. >> is that right? >> oh, my gosh. >> yeah. wow. >> that a baby. >> we're in good hands. >> we almost died!
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>> i'm not used to this kind of heat. >> we can get something here. >> a couple of cool ones, please. >> oh. >> i like it. i liky. >> jamaica. nice coconuts. >> wait a second, what is that? >> coconut water. >> no. >> then i said to the guy, yeah, mon -- ♪ daylight come i don't want to go home ♪ >> yeah mon. >> we're on our way to the big show. are you nervous? >> not nervous. >> what are you? >> up who do i talk to to get out of this business. ♪ don't worry about a thing ♪ >> we were supposed to go on at 7:00 a.m. we're looking at our watch --
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you said your watch is wrong. >> no, it was 7:04 and nobody cared. >> they're no hurry to get to us, that's for sure. >> why not go on when ever you want. >> when you're in the mood. >> when everybody was ready. a couple of people in the men's room. you know, that's life. >> is this -- this is hysterical. >> yeah, baby. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yes, smile, jamaica. >> we dressed for you. hold on. ready -- one, two, three! >> yes! >> well, my coconuts were hanging kind of low, so the flag was almost dragging to the floor, you know, that's a crime in america. i don't know how they feel about that in jamaica. but we're bad about that. i needed a -- i needed a crane to hold up those coconuts. >> the coconuts are weighing me down. >> how is it in jamaica, they're very nervous and nail biting because they were worried you were going to say one of the
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forbidden words. >> we were told the words we weren't allowed to say. >> but it's a real world in english. body -- >> b-o-d-y. >> we don't say that. >> body -- >> i have a body. you have a tall body. >> it means -- >> it means something else. >> it means behind. it means your tail feters. >> he was darn cute. >> he's adorable. first of all, where did he come from? he just popped up. >> jamaica. >> behave yourself, shaggy. >> and watch out for hoda. she's hands on. >> tactile. >> if you know what i mean? ♪ i want you to know i'm fired up fired up ♪ >> i thought he was a hot ticket. >> yeah, can't have a show without a good shaggy. >> i get down by the pottery wheel. ♪ oh my love >> and this very nice man is
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working the plate. i start to put my hands on it. and suddenly i was transformed to the movie "ghost". >> how does it feel. >> something of a sensual nature. >> i don't know, i was looking at carletts butt. her thong was out of control. >> what do you think? does she always look like that? ♪ >> it was -- >> i hofed that segment. ♪ -- >> when you did that uh, uh, uh. >> just can't -- >> i loved it. i loved that segment. i like that -- it did go on, we were hot. >> one more time. >> i had to go to the bathroom. it didn't help things. >> oh, my gosh. the goats. >> who thought that was a good idea, first of all. >> not the goats.
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>> all they had to do was run straight for 50 yards. >> how hard could it be. >> go -- >> come here. come here! ♪ it's going to be all right ♪ >> thanks for letting us be here today. >> you all are such fun. >> i'd do it again. >> in a heart beat. >> your island is beautiful, the people are spectacular. >> that was fun. anyway -- >> it was so long ago. we can't remember where we went. >> what do you think you did to the ratings? >> that's the number one -- they get 90%, 95% of the viewing audience for a while. apparently, the prime minister called and said can they stay on for another half an hour. >> it just -- >> can it go on and on. >> can you ma'amen -- >> yeah. >> they did announce a new flag today. >> they're going to need a new flag after we desecrated theirs. >> thank you very much.
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>> you're embarrassed and you know it. >> we've got to go to washington, d.c. where willard scott is standing by. good morning. >> oh we like to salute our birthday buddies. and two people this time married for 75 years, actually, four people. still a couple. elizabeth adler, erie, pennsylvania is 108 years old. loves to knit mitts and give them to children in hospitals. they like that. viola keterror of butler, pennsylvania, 100 years old today. huge pittsburgh steelers fan, and enjoys playing bingo. i haven't played bingo in 100 years. i used to like bingo. edward armstrong from west melbourne, florida, 100 years old. likes to play, guess what, bingo. and also checkers. and he loves to charm the ladies. o
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oh. agnes bucher. lovely. yonkers, new york. she has a kiss that conquers in yonkers. lives independently, proudly worked on cables that went on john glenn's spaceship when they sent him in to space. that's something she'll never forget. travis and verjee archer of friendswood, texas. 75 years they've been married. they sat in their ford model a and the preacher said all of the things they were supposed to. they got married in the back seat of their car. how about that? we have more, why not? avanelle and mota young of bowl kentucky. 75 years they've been married. attributes their longevity and happy life is their faith in the good lord and optimism and .orking the farm. that's it back to new york.
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thank you so much. just ahead, two big stars, michael phelps and justin bieber live on the plaza. but first, your local news. 8:26 is your time now. 28 degrees. clouds in the sky. will rain be on the way? tom will have the forecast after the news. good morning, i'm eun yang, thursday, june 23, 2011. another hot and humid day. tom is stand big in the weather center with the latest. >> we ought to get into the upper 80s, clouds around. could get a morning shower or early evening thunderstorm. slight chance that any storm would be severe. more of the same friday but less humid and cooler for the weekend. >> thank you. we'll tack
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♪ i need somebody to love >> 8:30 on a thursday morning. 23rd of june, 2011. a monstrous crowd on the plaza because we've got justin bieber, the teen pop sensation here this
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morning. he's going to join us on the plaza in just a couple of minutes. after he perfects that hand shake. then he's going to teach it to us. exactly. >> really? how exciting. >> we're talking to justin -- launching a new frag ranlt. talk to him in a second. al roker and savannah guthrie. did you know that today is olympic day. >> did not know it. to celebrate the day, we have the greatest themes of all time. that's swimmer michael phelps. and michael is going to talk to us in a couple of minutes. talk to us about what he's been up to, which is a lot lately. >> also this morning, we asked the question, what happens to a woman when she finally realizes that she's not as young as she thinks she is. the author of "sip by cups are not for chardonnay" are outlining her strategy in the latest book to try to give us a little help with that. all of us can use a little help with that. >> and the squeal factor can only go one way.
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bruno mars on the plaza. ♪ >> all right? >> justin bieber for launching his new fragrance by sunday. how are you? >> doing great. glad to have all of the fans here. it's a great day. >> can i tell you something? this is genius. let me tell you why -- someone came into my office today and said why is justin bieber doing a cologne? why is he doing a career? this is why right here. >> i'm more interested in how a female smells than a male. i did it for the girls and try to bring them in to something -- 100% of the proceeds go to charity. so it's just a really fun thing.
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>> so what do you do -- >> we dade couple. we did -- they have schools in other countries, in laos and other places. they're doing the campaign for schools. a bunch of schools are donating and getting involved. i'm just really excited. >> who is the inspiration for your perfume? >> well, different -- different girls and stuff, yeah. >> okay. that's -- >> different -- >> and what are you up to this summer? did you get some time off? >> i'm going to be recording my ne album and taking time off. i'm excited to. >> reporter: down time and be in the studio. >> one of your youngest fans, everybody here wants to see you, but this is macy right here. macy. there you go. >> you made her moment. thank you so much.
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>> it's good to have you back. fragrance called someday. i hope they can hear this, all of the proceeds go to charity. >> yes. good job for you. great to see you. >> good job. >> justin bieber. >> show us that handshake. good. >> al's got a check of the weather. >> check it out. for today, saturday, the weekend, we've got sunshine in the northeast with showers and thunderstorms, slight risk of storms in the mid-mississippi valleys into the west. sunday, sunday, more storms in the mid plains. sunny skies up and down the east coast. sizzling in the gulf coast, in fact all day sundayed through the country pretty darn nice. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, here, cloudy, muggy, mild. temperatures in the upper 70s. on radar, we are getting showers in loudoun county that's
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drifting across the poe potomac county. maybe sun breaking out. highs upper 80s, scattered afternoon storms into evening. slight risk an isolated storm would produce wind damage or hail. cooler weather for the weekend . and don't forget, you can check your weather any time of the day or night go. to weather channel on cable or weather.com on-line. coming up, talking to michael phelps and find out what he's got planned in 2012 for the london games. and also catch up -- 14 gold medals. but first, this is "today" on medals. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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one shot of hazelnut, iced, cream and sugar. i wouldn't want it any other way. get your iced coffee your way. america runs on dunkin' coffee. today's olympic start is brought to you by kellogg's, official sponsor of the 2012 u.s. olympic team. we're back now, 8:37, it's olympic day, worldwide
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celebration, the birth of the modern olympic games. here's one of the greatest olympians of all time. swimmer michael phelps. you're going to wear some of my gold medals. can i borrow some of yours? >> mine are still locked away in the tight spots. >> they're hidden away? >> i took them out a month or two ago. it was the first time i got a chance to look at them all together. my coach had a bunch of my athens medals for a while. i just got them back. it's good to be able to see all of them at once. >> impressive haul. tell me about olympics. there are events all across the country. like what? >> we have an event in baltimore. being able to have a day like this where we're almost a year out of the olympics and we can celebrate the modern olympics, for me, it's such a huge part of my life. and growing up and watching it and being able to compete in it, you know, i think really it --
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every single time the olympics comes around, winter or summer, you can see the picture come together. it's super cool. >> the sports side of it for you, obviously, has been incredibly successful. it allows you to gain some fame and you started a foundation. it's grown substantially since you started back in 2008 and it's getting bigger. >> yeah, sort of being able to -- we started the i am program in six initial clubs and we just added ten more clubs. so it's -- it's sort of not only learning people -- learning kids -- teaching kids how to swim, but also teaching people sort of everyday things that you can do throughout your life. you know, healthy and active life styles, but you know, say i'm strong, healthy, confident. so it's kind of interesting and fun for me to be able to see with -- with kids. i have the most fun and always -- it's always good being
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able to see a real true smile and excitement on the kids' face. >> let's talk about what's happening on the pool. i know you've been training a lot. you just got back from colorado where you were training in the mountains. i at some point started to feel sorry for you lately. it's hard to feel sorry for you about anything. but the fact is, when you win a race now, it doesn't make headlines. it only makes headlines when you lose a race. how do you feel about this? >> i don't know. i'm trying to gear up and get ready for the world championships and hopefully next year at the olympics. but, you know, for me being -- having lost in the year, it's frustrating. >> you were dominant in that event? >> the was the first time i actually wanted to keep that streak, that was the first time in nine years i'd lost. it was frustrating. but i think also at the same time, i think it's going to help me for the next year, being able to have that under my belt and knowing what that felt like, it's frustrating. it really is just -- just kind
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of ticked me off a little bit. >> you don't let it -- you don't brush it off. that's something that sticks with you? >> no, i don't want that feeling again. and you know i know what i have to do to be able to make sure i don't have that feeling and being able to -- to actually, you know, swim at santa clara and swim three seconds faster than i did, you know, three, four months ago shows there's some significant change. >> you already said you're going to be competing in london in the next olympic games. so right now, as you sit here, how do you compare where you are physically and mentally 14 months out of those games as compared to where you were 14 months prior to beijing? >> i think it's -- physically it's tough. being able to -- or taking off the time that i did after beijing and after worlds in '09, you know, being able to try and get back to that point is something that we're working on. and something we're heading in the right direction. and you know last summer wasn't
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too great, wasn't too exciting. but i'm in a lot better place now than i was then. enyouing it, having fun. >> you know how to get yourself to the peak at the right time. i'm sure you have that schedule pretty down pat. >> it's -- it's fun because we -- we've been able to grow our training a little bit over the last year. and we have some new faces and world championship members on the team. so, you know, we -- we've got a jokester environment around the pool. so we're always smiling, laughing, telling jokes. >> important to keep it light. good to see you. >> appreciate it. >> appreciate you being here especially on olympic day. if you want to find out about an event in your area, go to our website. what happens when a woman's age in her mind fames to match what she sees in the mirror. first this is it
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it happens to every woman at one point. you glance in the mirror and realize your mental age and real age no longer match up. how do you handle it? we have the author of "sip by cups are not for chardonnay" and she's written a new book called "i'm kind of a big deal and other delusions of adequacy." she's here with stacy kaiser, the author of "how to be a grown-up." those two titles are interesting together. when did this moment happen for you? >> well, i saw a photograph of myself and at a byirthday party. i took a look at it. no makeup. i was like, oh, my god -- i've aged ten years in the last year. yeah. >> you weren't -- it was shocking. >> you weren't salma hayek in that photograph. >> i thought, oh, my god, i look 40. not salma hayek 40. not cute fun 40, but like 40 --
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>> hard moment. >> it was depressing. >> i blame my children. >> oh -- >> oh, because -- >> i love my children, but it does age you, especially the toddler years. >> they're 3 and 6 -- >> 3-year-olds. >> right at that age. it gets better. it gets better. this happens to all of us. >> we do. we all have experiences. it manifests themselves differently. might blame different reasons. it's a normal phenomenon to get older. in my head, i walk around and i think i'm 26 and i look in the mirror and go, oh, my gosh, what the heck happened to me. it's important to find our own fountain of youth. driving a new special car or going out with girlfriends or getting a babysitter, something to make yourself feel good about yourself again. >> to go see justin bieber. >> the moment happened when i saw a cute guy walking down -- he's cute. wait a minute, i could be his mother. oh that's when i went, wait a
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minute, stop thinking like that. you crossed the line a little bit of your own standards because as i understand it, once you said i'm never going to do botox. that's not going to be something i'll ever do. >> i thought i couldn't afford it. but, yeah, botox is great. i -- here's the thing. my friend that was with me when i had that photo taken was like she did a little intervention on me and she said, it's time, it's time for botox. i don't want to look like one of the real housewives. i'm not going to do a ton of it. i did it. and i was really happy. >> you have it now. we're seeing some of it -- you look really good today. the point of it is when you do that emotionally, you feel better about -- your own image is better. it's worth it. how about that? do women cross the line, the own lines, the lines they set for themselveses? >> they do. they say i'll never do botox. not going to go and buy myself a convertible. and we go out and do those things. you see women going out and having affairs, flirting with
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old high school sweethearts on places like facebook to revitalize themselves which really isn't the healthy way to do it, by the way. >> it's not? oh. >> the healthy way to do it is it to learn to feel good on the inside. you're not walking around with a mirror in front of you all the time. it's about feeling good when you're walking down the street without the mirror and the picture. >> i got -- i see outside of the women who show up with the white hair and they're just so -- you know, you know they live this amazing lives. they're just so beautiful and they have the wrinkles and the hair. but something shines through. am i just dreaming when i'm thinking that that's the way to go? do we not put ourselves in this sort of i've got to be beautiful box? >> what you're describing is what feels good to you. and what i tell women and men is you have to figure out what feels good to yourself and do that. for you, botox worked. for me, i'm a chicken. i needed to find other outlets. >> i started to notice things about yourself when you get older, like the muffin top starts happening.
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it's gotten bad. like i used to have the muffin top and now i have the muffin bottom that's out of control. >> we're going to give you a hug. that's for darn sure. more coming up after this. >> thank you so much. >> ♪ hot dog [ male announcer ] it's 2011 and everything is different.
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plus, the same flea and tick protection as frontline and half the cost. >> oh we're back with another installment of our very popular series from bow to wow. annual advocate jill rapoport is here once again with a batch of dogs in need of a new home. >> we're still at 100%, that's great news. sadly this time of the year the shelters are at peak capacity. surprisingly they're filled with small dogs and puppies in desperate need of a home right now. >> the start of summer at animal care control in new york city. the cages, even the hallways, are sadly filled to the brim with wonderful dogs all waiting to get adopted. including this little cuddly mop top named baily. >> it's incredible that dogs like this that are really in such demand, right now you happen to be overpopulated with them. >> we're at capacity. we've gotten an influx of small
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dogs in. >> a 4-year-old poodle mix is a little scared but such a sweetheart. >> a little nervous, settling down nicely. he's in need of a makeover. >> bigtime. go ahead, sell it, bailey. give me a makeover and a home at the same time. >> next up, an adorable shih tzu mix who puts the l in laughter. >> buttons is 2 years old. came in as a stray. he has a little injury but it doesn't bother him at all. tongue sticks out the mouth a little bit. >> a black and white special that's a handful. i want a home now. on to beautiful bela who's a true couch potato. >> talk about mellow. this is mellow bela. >> she's a 4-year-old maltese mix we found her outside of our shelter. >> she's in great shape. she has an eye problem. >> ocular problem that's going to requirement ointment for the rest of her life but it will clear enough to see okay.
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>> not to affect her eyesight. her eyes are okay. >> yes, i can see. i just need a little help. >> and finally -- here's boomer! a beautiful boy with boundless energy. >> who doesn't love a black lab puppy? >> boomer is 8 months old. and he's going to be a big strong dog. very fast. he's going to have to go to a person who's active. >> look what you can find at your local shelter. a pure bred beautiful black lab puppy in need of a home, in great shape, curious, healthy, and just adorable. >> another four fabulous dogs hoping for a home. and we're joined once again by richard from animal care control of new york city. good to have you here. >> good to be here, matt. >> two minutes, four dogs. let's get going. bring out bailey. here's the before picture. and here is bailey now. take a look. what a great dog. >> when we first got here, ill thought we took the wrong dog. this is bailey. a huge makeover. >> look at the difference.
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>> earlier this morning, justin bieber petted bailey. >> yeah. >> justin bieber touch. >> woohoo! >> thank you very much. >> that's bailey. the second dog is buttons. take a look at how buttons looked at the shelter. needed a little work. here's buttons today. with savannah guthrie. >> he's a 2-year-old mush. sit on your lap, sit at your feet. low energy dog, really, really sweet. glad to be cleaned up a little bit and looking good. >> just wants to be in your lap. >> buttons, thank you very much. savannah, thank you. next we have bela. before and bela after. >> walked out by tara, one of the stage managers and a volunteer. >> one of our great volunteers. we're always looking for volunteers. we need help in the shelter. >> she's got her volunteer leash. >> bela needs a little ointment for her eyes. but it's not a problem. >> not a problem. she's really, really wonderful.
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>> sweet. >> thank you very much. >> and finally, this is a rare treat. we have -- take a look at boomer beforehand. an this is mark trout walking boomer out now. a black lab puppy. unusual. >> very, very, very playful. if you're a high energy person, this is a dog for you. need some training, get her puppy years to adulthood. mark was alsois also a doctor f. he knows a nice dog when he sees one. bring all the dogs out. >> happy birthday to my mom, i love you. >> happy birthday. >> we're going to be back with much more on a thursday morning after these messages and your local news.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kiernan. this morning, clouds around. on radar, we are picking up a few sprinkles across northern montgomery county, louden into frederick, heading off to the north. sprinkles in southern maryland. later today, storms after we get into the upper 80s. small risk of isolated storm would produce wind damage. more of the same tomorrow.
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traveling outer loop of the beltway, overturns vehicle blocks your left lane. stay to the right to get by this is by the american legion bridge. fire and rescue is on the scene. >> thank you. another news update in just about 25 minutes.
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we are back now with more of "today" on a thursday morning, june 23, 2011. some of the people who attacked our plaza this morning, a lot of them here, let's be honest, to get a glimpse of justin bieber who was here a little earlier on. lauer fever, i wrote that sign and handed it out. but justin was here a little earlier. and it was always nice to have him stop by. out on the plaza.
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tamryn hall is here as well. savannah guthrie going to join us from the newsdesk. health tests women avoid getting. >> they don't want to take them because they're afraid of what the tests may find. they don't like the tests themselves. mammograms, mris, kolancolonosi. how to overcome your fear about these exams because the exams will help you save your life. >> on a different and nicer note. school's out. we have long weekends coming up. we've got five great destinations for you from florida to oregon in case you're planning a weekend getaway. going to be along with great spots to go to. >> speaking of vacations and things we like to do in our spare time, get this, most americans are devoting more time to leisure activities like eating and drinking and not work. surprise, surprise. there was an assumption that we americans work too hard and don't play enough. good news with our spare time.
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what are we going to do? going to take a look at that. >> interesting. >> got the news, don't you think. natalie is off, we have savannah guthrie doing a great job. hey, savannah. >> after 16 years on the lam, notorious boston mob boss james whitey bulger was captured over the night and is expected to appear in a los angeles federal courtroom today. his long -time girlfriend was arrested and charged with harboring a fugitive. the 2006 martin scorsese film, "the departed" was based on his story. rays are cancelled at churchill downs after a possible tornado slammed the track causing horses to escape from their corrals. no humans or horses were injured in that storm, but several barns and the chapel were damaged. more than 10,000 residents of minot, north dakota were ordered to evacuate as the
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swollen river overflows its levees. sirens roared throughout the small town notifying people to leave their homes. it's expected to rise in to the record books over the coming days as rain and snow fueled the flood. some 33,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan will be coming home by next summer. the president announced last night as he addressed the nation. nato is praising the plan to withdraw the forces from the recent surge as a sign of progress in afghanistan. the 70,000 remaining troops will be withdrawing at a slower pace as the combat mission is not expected to end until 2014. southwest airlines is apologizing for the offensive rant by one of the pilots over an aviation channel. the pilot complained that his social life was hurting because he worked with too many gay and older flight attendants.
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southwest said the pilot returned to work since the march incident after the sensitivity training. they've never seen a dog loved quite as much as sampson. which is a nice way to say he's too fat. the black labrador retriever is australia's most obese dog. he can barely fit in his own dog house anymore. the 187-pounder is working at vets at a local shelter to help him lose almost 100 pounds. it's now 9:04. back to matt, ann, and tamryn. from bow to wow. he could use a makeover. >> hope the dog loses the appropriate amount of weight. we've got mr. roker straight across from us here.
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>> yes, i am. nice folks here. girl scout troop 10384 from new castle, pennsylvania. how many cookies did you sell? >> a lot! >> all right. a lot. let's check your weather. a lot of bad weather to talk about from the gulf coast into the northeast. we've got a risk of strong storms today. in fact, in the clouds we show you where the risk is. out in the plains, the northeast, northern new england, mid-mississippi river valley, rain along the gulf coast, shows in the pacific northwest. heat in the southwest and on into the southeast. temperatures, thunderstorms, 94 in tampa. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a warm and muggy thursday morning. clouds around the region producing light rain in southern maryland, charles, st. mary's getting sprinkles moving into calvert. to our north, montgomery, howard, frederick ocounty, driftsing out to the north and
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east. a slit risk of an isolated storm would produce wind damage this afternoon or evening as well as on friday. but lower humidity moves in for the weekend. should be cooler, and that's the latest weather. savannah? al, thanks. this morning on "today's health," the four screening tests many women dread. skipping critical exams such as mammograms and mris can be detrimental to your health. so prevention magazine has come up with ways to overcome your fears. a contributing editor is here with us. before we get to the individual tests, in general, there are these important tests, but there's discomfort associated with them. a lot of women just kind of avoid them. >> absolutely. you bring up an important point. for some women, it's the fear of the results of the test. for most, it's the fear of the test itself, the pain, the discomfort, we've got to manage to get through it. >> let's talk about mammograms,
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what's the concern that a lot of women have about them? what advice would you give them? >> mammograms can be painful. the breast tissue is squeezed between two metal plates very tightly. but mammograms are a short test. you need four different views to get all of the pictures that you need. and each view takes about ten seconds. so we're looking at 40 seconds of discomfort for a test that's proven to save lives. >> anything that you can do to kind of mitigate the pain that's associated with it? >> there are topical anesthetic sprays that you can get over the could wanter. cream or spray. you look for something with lidocaine in it. but for most women, using a mental trick, really focusing and noticing it's not going to last so long is the best approach. >> colonoscopy, an unpleasant and nimportant test. it's not the test, it's the stuff you have to drink beforehand, the whole process. >> before the test, you're
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sedated. rarely do people remember anything about it. but the preparation is not fun. i've done it too. seven hours before the test, you'll have to drink about a gallon of an absolutely disgusting liquid. since i got it, i might as well keep it real. it's horrible. cough syrup mixed with baking soda. >> it's horrible. >> yeah, it's terrible. >> you vo tto drink a gallon of. some women think it's easier if you drink one glass of the prep, one gallon of water or gatorade, and two glasses of the prep. then you have two gallons instead of one. there's pills you can take instead of drinking that liquid. the pills aren't for everything. they are linked with problems, kidney failure, kidney damage. you have to swallow 32 pills in an hour, also not so easy. >> we should say since we went on and on about how awful it is, this is an important test. >> incredibly important. it's recommended for everyone over the age of 50.
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and many people even younger and it does save livings. it's important. >> the next one on our list, mris. it's important in diagnosing a whole range of potential ailments. here's what it looks like. you go in a tunnel. if you have any tendency to claustrophob claustrophobia, this is a scary experience. >> mris are one of the things that people fear the most. one of the things we pointed out in prevention is there are some mind tricks you can use to get to it. listening to music or your favorite book on a cd can make a big difference. you can't take an ipod or anything inside because it's a big magnet. but most of the centers are equipped with sound systems so you can is ask the tech or your doctor to play the music for you which will help. >> another suggest is a book you like, an audio book. that might have a calming effect. >> exactly. visualize something happy. some people enjoy visualizing the drive home, getting out of there will make the big
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difference as well. >> endoscopy. you're putting a tube down your throat. >> you're sedated but it looks for acid reflex disease and ulcers. you're sedated for the part that many people fear gagging. you can ask for a topical ans r anesthetic spray. that cuts down on the risk of any gagging or bad memories of the test afterwards. well worth it. >> might have a sore throat, an septic on your throat afterwards? >> soft foods, jello, take i want easy. but it resolves quickly. >> thank you. good advice. help us work on our fears. thank you. still to come, she nearly lost her life but beat the odds. now an elementary school principal is an inspiration to her students. great destinations, even
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>> this morning on today's travel, long weekend getaways. take some time to enjoy fun in the sun, especially when it's affordable. good to see you. >> good to see you, al. >> july 4 weekend kicking things off. >> that is true. this is a reminder that you need to start planning your summer if you haven't done it already. >> first of all, a great beach resort down in ft. lauderdale. >> we love ft. lauderdale. we love miami. a great place to go is the ritz carlton there. one great reason to go right now is there's lots of great weeks,
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that's what we call air fare. so you can take something like a low cost carrier like jet blue down there. the ritz carlton for the summer is a great deal so you can vacation like a vip. for $249 a night, you can stay there. $100 resort credit and $125 gift certificate to spend as you wish. this is super luxury. it's a ritz carlton. they have a 29,000 square foot pool deck. so if you're thinking of fendy pool, this is the place to go. the beaches are the same all year round but the prices are lower in the summertime. >> even better. like that. big apple, new york city. >> a lot of people want to come to new york in the summertime. there's a lot of things to see. the mcqueen exhibit, the met. we have the great restaurants, the high line that's expanded. where do you stay? >> hotel prices in new york are through the roof. >> exorbitant. but not down on wall street.
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they have a deal for the weekends this summer that's under $250. what's fun is they are really trying to make a community down there on wall street so they're organizing a -- a food market on saturdays and wednesdays. >> farmer's market. >> it's all local producers from the hudson valley and the cat skills. there's something cool about the check-in. >> is that what you're going to ask? >> they don't have a check-in desk. >> when you come in, they're greeted by a host. they bring you a glass of wine. they check you in at a tab let, a hand held tab let. >> nice. >> cool, huh? >> out west, northern oregon. you like the green spaces. you have a great one. >> if you want to get outdoors, i was in aspen. it's beautiful to go hiking and biking. oregon is amazing for that. there's a hotel called the coastal mountain sport house, and it's haus. >> haus! >> and the owner is inspired by the trips to europe and they made a beautiful retreat 15 minutes away from portland. and it's all about biking, hiking, yoga, relaxing.
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and the great thing here -- $100 including all of your meals. >> what? >> that's what i'm saying? >> get out of here. >> really, get out of here. >> i won't. >> i'll have more. >> and the cyclist to hiking person. what do you do? >> yoga, relax? you go out and enjoy the incredible nature. if you want to go to portland, fantastic for the scene in portland. i recommend that too. >> if you think classic summer, you think maine. >> yes, i do. k kennebunkport couldn't get more classic. they have deep portrait, you can sit on a rocking chair. they have breakfast, tea time, and they have afternoon drinks and cheese, which i love. and you're close to my favorite, favorite lobster place with which is called the clam shack. a drizzle of butter and a little bit of mayo and a warm bun and you're done. >> okay. >> how about that -- back to you. >> focus, focus.
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>> one more to go too. >> hot springs, new mexico. >> yes, a place called the ojo caliente spa. >> ojo caliente? >> people have been flocking here for the healing powers of their waters. they have a deal for $169 a night. great thing is, no telephones in your room. you can spend your time soaking in the tubs, in the mineral waters getting mud baths, doing yoga, doing nothing and relaxing which is the whole point of a weekend get away is. >> very nice. thinking about that lobster roll. >> very good. >> always good to see you. thank you so much. traveling or grabbing dinner and a drink with family and friends, we're going to show you how most americans are now spending their time. but first, these messages.
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around here, do a morning show, folks don't do enough sleep. but a new survey shows how americans spend their time and it shows on average folks are getting more zs than a few years ago. >> the bureau of labor statistics compared how they are spending their time compared to four years ago. five minutes more of sleep. we like that. but this is surprising in some sense -- work-related activities went down 25 minutes. that was true certainly for those who lost their jobs, but even among the unemployed -- >> you mean employed. >> i mean the employed it had gone down 25 minute. >> watching tv more, eating and drinking more.
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we're talking about this. the eating part is comfort food. down and out. that's an understandable thing. personal care is up a little bit. telephone calls. >> telephone calls, mail and e-mail down. >> how can that be? >> people are e-mailing more than ever. >> house hold activities, an hour and 41 minutes down by a minute. >> telephone call thing is if you e-mail and text, you get charged. bills are going up. people are more savvy. >> people are e-mailing instead of calling. and i have to say people reporting the diaries of themselves. so i think we have the perception that we spend less time doing a certain activity than we actually do. >> and you want to be more correct. so you're saying i'm doing -- i'm watching less tv when, in fact, someone is watching -- someone is watching "housewives of beverly hills". >> me. i am. >> we need to add five more minutes to our sleep and we'll be right in line with america. >> be late to the show five
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minutes. still to come? >> we've got crabs and shrimp cooking up in "today's kitchen". >> spend your time. >> and on with kathie lee and hoda, the winner of today's choice, shelby crown. and a do it yourself style for this summer, we're going to crochet and macrame. >> helping you spend that local time. >> first, your local news and weath weather. anybody home? ♪ yes! ha ha! ♪ [ clicking ] dad, what happened? power went out, want a hot dog? [ female announcer ] oscar mayer selects are made with 100% pure beef and have no artificial preservatives.
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9:26 is your time. 84 degrees. hope air-conditioning's working at the white house. a hot day. good morning, i'm eun yang. let's go to tom kiernan to see how hot it's go toll get. >> the humidity continuing to remain in place like it did yesterday. right out in under cloud cover around 80. later today in the upper 80s. clouds today. that will keep us from getting into the 90s, late afternoon evening. small risk of ice lasolated stod hail. wale repeat this friday. saturday and sunday, lower
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humidity, highs into the 80s. we'll have increasing humidity against monday. tuesday and wednesday, hot and humid, highs near 90. and a slight chance of afternoon storms tuesday and wednesday. >> thanks, tom.
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man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! earlier accident outer loop of the beltway near the american legion bridge. it's now clear but you'll see delays as you approach route 66. back to you. >> danella thank you. another update in 25 minutes.
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♪ i don't feel like picking up my phone so leave the message at the tone ♪ ♪ because i swear i'm not doing anything ♪ ♪ nothing at all >> bruno mars like elvis, michael jackson. and now he's burning up the tracks with his own musical style. going to bring his talents to the plaza performing on our concert stage tomorrow on "today." we have an amazing story coming up. a remarkable woman and teacher is the principal of an elementary school in new orleans.
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and one of the big lessons people are learning from her, never give up. she's learned to live and love to the fullest. more on her story in a few minutes. >> what an inspiration. i can't wait to see it. then, do it yourself fashions. if you want to save some money on some hottest trends, bobby thomas has easy ideas to create our own look at home like taping up someone's mouth. very fashionable. it's hot pink. >> this is taking a disturbing turn. >> i'm really worried about bobby. >> what did he do? >> nothing -- >> a fashionable mummy. okay? it's a summer favorite -- in today's kitchen, seafood. we're going to be serving up king crab legs and shrimp with former top contestant, the weather. >> all righty. show you what's happening as far as your within is concerned.
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for tomorrow, slight risk of strong storms from the northeast, mid-atlantic, back into the central plains. sizzling hot from texas into the southwest. for saturday, we've got a risk of strong storms in the mid atlanta is, sunny out west. hot throughout the southwest and northeast. sunday, more heat through much of the country. in fact, big problem spot is going to be in the plains and the dakotas. still using that tape. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> all right. >> good morning, here low clouds around and the radar showing just a few scattered sprinkles right around charlottesville and just to the northeast of washington, northern anne arundel county. today might get sun breaking out. temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. could get scattered afternoon or evening storms. only a slight risk a storm severe. we'll repeat friday. saturday and sunday, lower humidity. nice weekend, highs mid 80s both days. morning lows in the 60s.
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>> oh! >> stop and that's the latest weather. let's say hello to tom papa hosting request it the marriage web" on nbc. people want to dish the dirt on this show. we watched the promo, we were struck by the remote control guy. >> the choosing the remote control. >> the nervous habit is to nibble on his remote control. >> can you help this man? >> no one can. we'll get laughs out of him, for sure. and his wife gives him a new remote, like a chew toy. >> oh. >> so what's up with that? >> the cable company thinks he must live with a pitbull. they send him a new one every two weeks. >> are you surprised with how much people reveal on national tv? >> well, yeah, they're married couples and they really, really want to win. and especially this year, they win the rightest of the right at the end of each show, and the
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rightest of the right wins $25,000 and a billboard in their hometown declaring that they're right. so every married couple is like, i want the billboard. no one wants it money, everybody wants it billboard. >> to show their spouse. >> look at that, you're wrong. >> looking back last season at the couples you met this time around. what makes a marriage. >> every marriage is ridiculous. >> how does your wife feel about that statement? >> she agrees. >> she's the best person to know that. >> yeah. >> keep it light. >> we're all a mess and there's always problems and it's better if you just laugh at it and don't take it too seriously. >> the last picture before the divorce, right? >> yeah. that's my ex-wife and. >> tom, congratulations. >> still married. "the marriage ref" this sunday at 10:00 here on nbc. up next, lessons in life and love from an inspirational teacher after this.
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of a good man, amazing technology, and incredible attitude that have helped the way for her. the romance between rolonda adams and troy valentine started five years ago, ironically at a valentine's day party neither wanted to attend. >> he didn't have plans to go there. and indidn't either. >> this is a gorgeous attitude. very attractive. >> a year into their care-free courtship, something happened that might have split other couples apart. an illness so common became so severe it almost cost her life. >> it will forever be etched in my memory because that's when the day my life changed. >> a kidney stone led to a life-threatening infection. >> how close did you come to dieing? >> i remember one of the family, you know, if she had arrived
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just 30 minutes later, i really believe she would not have made it. >> she survived, but just barely. >> to the right of me. >> and over the next year, she endured four amputations, both hands, and legs at the result of the massive blood infection. a long-time educator the school principal knew one day she'd be back with her kids, but she never expected tory to stick around. >> let's be very honest, many people would walk away from something like that. >> but he didn't. >> he said i'm here for the long haul and i couldn't believe i found someone to stand by my side like that. >> through tough days of physical therapy and regaining herb balance and self-esteem, h nursed her back to hell health. -- health. he gave up his own job. >> she had other help too.
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advanced dynamics helped the care when it came time for he to be fitted with new hands affecting high-tech sets for her needs. >> we have all different sorts of patterns and the patient uses to be able to operate that type of hand is much less. >> for her, the specialized prosthetics mean getting back the ability to do things she used to take for granted. >> it makes a huge difference for those who lost both hands to go, wow, i can pick up that glass. >> good afternoon, kindergarteners. >> with new hands and leg, she's back as principal of her elementary school. and she's bring a personal message to her students -- celebrate the differences of people with all abilities. here at st. rose elementary school, the mopt toe is treat others it way we want to be treated. and ms. adams is hoping her
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experience becomes a liveing example of that showing her positive attitude will take them anywhere they want to go. >> to her co-workers, she's an inspiration. >> even when you're hurting, you don't feel like coming, you're tired. you think about ms. anna, ms. anna can do it, you can do it. >> you in? okay, let's go. >> also, a newlywed. in sickness and in health -- and with joy and celebration. >> do you believe that day has become what i call a major day to appreciate things that most people take for granted. >> the ordeal has been a journey he wouldn't have any other way. >> the company that made her prosthetics works with a lot of wounded veterans. they're creating specialized arm
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and hand prosthetics for a variety of functions in activity specific devices cool stuff including attachments like hairbrushes, swimming fins, and electric beaters. amazing stuff. something that evolved from the tragedy of war, this country rose to the education and found people to make their lives that much easier. >> even up close, you can hardly tell. >> it's tremendous how real they look. she's with kids. kids get scared about those kinds of things. she puts them at ease. she had hands, she can do things even though she went through a tragic disease. >> what a treasure? >> that's a love story. there's a keeper. >> amaye robach. thank you. coming up next, saving money on summer style by making it yourself -- with duct tape right after this.
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>> if you take a look, there are so many table cloths laying around the stores and maybe in your house. but just remove one part of the pattern and just literally unhinge it. you have the neckline. this is a great pancho or a cover. i was on a website and i saw something similar to this, $300. and this you can make at home. designers by rachel roy. so many big designers put it on the runway. you're going to see so much of this. you can do it on a simple t-shirt. this is a curtain and this can become a necklace or stitch this on to the neckline like you see here. or just not -- just do the shoulders. anything. >> blane blue t-shirt. >> add this on. you can do a patchwork and lay on anything you want. have extras on this table cloth, a runner that matched. i tacked it on top of the skirt. it's so on trend to have an overlay. you can use it to lengthen the
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security on the inside of the hem or to cover a little on top. >> it's great as well. the top is sometimes too low and don't want to make it boring but cover you up. >> in seconds, you can easily base stitch or even -- >> love it. moving on. >> this is one of my favorite trends this summer. prada really down the runway. i bought the style for $7 at forever 21. a little bit of duct tape. people are laughing at me right now. >> this is the bell. >> this is duct tape. either the same idea up and down, you can change the colors. you can also wrap a belt with yarn, which is really fun. it looks great against white jeans. >> the yarp i get is easy. but how do you line it up with the duct tape. >> easy. the tape itself has a clean edge. you layer it over and over and clip it. this is great with embroidery thread that's smaller. give your shoe an update. add a little color. and bags that may have been tattered. maybe give them an update too, a
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clutch. >> i love that. the neon colors are hot. >> it's great to add a pop of color. i love turning stuff out of my junk drawer. again this, is paper clips linked together like you did in high school. and with tape, duct tape wrapped around to make this tribal necklace. we did it with different colors. gold or silver safety pins. >> you link them together. >> to make a at tthe design. i love bobbie pins. i put them on a ball chain that you can get from the hardware store. you can put them on hooped earrings if you see that and make great necklaces. >> you can do it in seconds. great. >> in seconds, you can update your hoops. and i took the ear rings that had a feather on them and hooked them to the end of the scarf to have the cool global feel we're seeing everywhere. >> the global ethnic tribal look
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is hot. >> these ear rings are $5. you can do so much. >> this might be our favorite one ever. >> thank you. >> i love it. >> thank you. >> i'll tackle it. >> up next, but first, this is "today" on nbc. i love it. [ male announcer ] the inspiration for its shape was an archer drawing his bow.
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where's lloyd bridges when you need him? shrimp and king crab. the executive chef at serial number nine is here to show us how it's done with a seafood sauce. it's great on just about everything. you're doing the king crab like it's a shoutout to your friends of "the deadliest catch".
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>> we called the boat captain, he sent us the crab. it's one of the top-selling fish on pier number nine. >> lime zest, lemon juice. a little bit of miran. some agave. >> nice. touch of soy sauce. lemon garlic soy grass. we have jalapeno garlic, and fried basil. we put that up. we're going to put the king crab legs on the plancha. >> like a grill? >> you can cook pancakes. it gets a nice even one -- >> is this melted butter? >> right on top. >> you want to get these smoking a little bit. and we're going to take the melted butter and pour it right in here. >> is it king crab season right now? >> no, they come frozen from the boat. frozen at sea, right off of the boat.
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straight to me. >> does this go in here? >> two seconds. >> 1001, 1002, and go. >> i think you were singing. you got the fever? >> i got the bieber fever. >> i could tell, you were happy. >> the only thing that can cure it are king crab legs. >> over here, king crab legs. get them off and get them nice and charred. taking the butter in there. we're going to take the spoon and pour it right over the top. >> oh. >> this is one of the number one-selling dishes at the restaurant. >> i know why. >> this is really universal. you can put it with the scallops, the shrimp. even on beef. >> why not? >> take us back over here. >> talking about shrimp. >> large shrimp from oregon. put them with the cabin sauce. it's our secret sauce we put on
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the burger. so a lot of the sauces -- >> going to give up the secret. >> how do we take this? >> we take lemon dust. fresh mayonnaise that can be with you bhil we're talking. a little bit of that. >> telling you, just like that. >> a touch there. >> what's sambal. >> a garlic-chili paste. >> a little bit of cognac. >> you like cognac. >> this can be fun. >> yeah. >> should we do it? >> a little fresh. touch of worcesteshire. a little bit of sauce. >> not a small shrimp. >> it's not. >> is it a jumbo shrimp. >> yeah. like rodeo fashion.
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>> ty so mitch. >> still ahead, we've got kathie lee and hoda coming up. >> and it's going to be right -- >> afflalo call news and weather.
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another hot dayout there this thursday, 82 degrees current temperature here in washington. it's the 23rd of june, 2011. i'm barbara harrison. today, d.c. council members learn more who can receive a police escort and when. the chief is expected to testify at a public hearing. it comes after two police officers provided an escort for char hi sheen this spring in town to perform at constitutional hall. that escort was in violation of the department's policy. be prepared for a hot day. right to meteorologist tom kiernan in the weather center for the forecast. >> still humid. a lot of clouds around now. radar showing showers just to the north of charlottesville, drifting along east of the blue ridge, heading off to the north and east. today, might get a few thunderstorms popping up late afternoon, early evening.
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before then into the upper 80s. the same tomorrow. humid but less humid friday night. we might get a passing shower or thunderstorm saturday and sunday, though, lower humidity and cooler temperatures. next week, humidity returns with chance of storms monday and small chance tuesday and wednesday. danella, how's traffic? >> i have a report of an accident interloop of the beltway right past route 66. it's on your left shoulder. i'm seeing major delays as you continue on the interloop of the beltway and make your way towards 270. i want to show you the american
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda cot by. >> it's thursday, june 23rd, we're delighted you're here with us today, aren't we, hoda? >> we certainly are. boy, this southwest airlines pilot -- >> a bad boy. >> he couldn't keep his mouth shut. this was a houston-based pilot apparently in the cockpit talking to a fellow -- copilot.
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unbeknownst to him his mic button was pushed so his words were being broadcast to other people, air traffic control, et cetera. it was stuck. >> for 2 1/2 minutes this guy ranted. it seemed like he was slamming people who were gay, people who were old. itts a 2 1/2 minute thing. >> and people who were fat. >> so mann bleeps, you won't oo know what he's talking about. >> you'll get the gist. >> we found a little bit. here is what it is. >> now i'm back in houston which is easily one of the ugliest. all these [ bleep ] old dudes and grannies and maybe a handful >> that's so mild compared -- no, no, no. he was fing this and fing this. >> he called them grannied and grandees for the flight attendants. >> and one attendant he called part doable. >> there's a question we want to ask the facebook people. what do you think should happen to this guy? he was suspended out pay and he
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had to go through some sort of sensitivity reprogramming and is now back at work. >> this happened in march. do you think that's enough? the question was asked should the guy or someone who does that -- should they be fired? the way he speaks and what he says, does that make him a good or baddpilot? probably doesn't make much difference. but what he said was so hateful -- >> it was vile. >> it makessyou cringe. we'd love to know what you think. we do have something in this country known as freedom of speech. so where does it end? there are codes of conduct. if we used language like that, we would be fired. but he didn't know that the mic was open.& we'd love to know what you guys thing. everybody finds it repulsive, rights?it -- is he within his >> it's one thing if a guy were to say "she's got a nice rack," whatever guys say in the locker room. this was so much worse. it wasn't just guy speak. >> you do believe we're allowed
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to have an opinion, even if the opinion is vile? >> the question is do you have to subject everybody else to it? air traffic control kept trying to get intt the conversation. they kept saying, hey, we can hear you, stop talk sglg the worst part about it is not so much what he said, he put a lot of people at risk because the mic was open. planes were not able to communicate with the tower. >> if you read the transcript, you can see air traffic control couldn't get through to them and he was talking over them. >> a lot of issues he needed to talk over. i'm not saying he shouldn't be fired. i'm asking what you think. >> there's an airline called -- what's it called? >> ryan air. >> they always come up with these things -- >> don't they charge very, very little for a seat just to begin with? >> i guess they're a less expensive airline, from air land i guess. right now they charge you an extra 35 bucks if you bring a baby that sits on your lap.
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the baby doesn't take up any extra space -- >> i wonder how they can do that -- >> maybe they don't want babies on the plane. i don't know. >> they're the same ones that wanted to design the planes so you would stand up the whole way. >> they were lso the ones who thought about putting bathrooms with a coin thing to put money in to go to the bathroom. >> that particular fee about the children, about the babies has increased by a third in the last year. i think what it is is they try to get everybody to buy a ticket because for $10 you can go somewhere. [ baby crying ] >> they might have a point. >> spirit airlines is another airline, another -- an inexpensive airline. they decided to charge passengers five bucks to print out a boarding pass at the kiosk. they want you to come with your boarding pass for home, print it on your computer. or a lot of people carry their iphones and on the iphone the boarding ass is there and you scan it. >> i'll tell you why that can't work. that's discriminatory against
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people who don't have a computer or an iphone. somebody like my mother, somebody like me -- i don't do that. i want to talk to a person and get my boarding pass. >> five bucks is a lot -- >> i think anything is wrong. >> sounds like they want everyone to go paperless or use what you have at home. >> they don't want my mmther to get on a plane again or me. >> neither of you two. yeeterday we gave lindsay lohan another chance. we thought we weee being gracious and merciful and lovely to her. we said she's young and da, da,o da. then we found that matt had flown all the way to los angeles, agreed to a sit-down interview. he was downstairs waiting. then what happpned? >> she canceled abruptly. the queetion is why did that happen? there's a lot of different speculation and what we came to find out this morning is that, according to tmz and other sources, she failed an alcohol test and she has to appear in court again today, and she just found out about that alcohol
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test she had failed earlier in the day. so let's preeend she knew about that, she probably wouldn't want to sit down with matt lauer and do an interview knowing what was coming. the interview never haapened and she's going to court again. >> here is the thing though. i'm a stickler for this. the few times i have nott followed it in my own life, i've allays been sorry. you make an appointment with someone, unless you're in an accident or someone you love is in an accident, you follow through on commitments. it took a lot of energy for matt who has got a pretty busy schedule to get on a plane along with the producer, set-up cameras. that's another example of thinking i'm more important than everybody else is. now, i can imagine her attorney saying i doo't want you talking to matt lauer. >> sure. >> there's a way to have worked that out so nbc could have gotten the interview they wanted. >> he would have still had to ask about that. >> did he know about that at the
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time? >> he probably would have figured it out by the time it was time to sit down. >> i don't know. >> i don't know. i think people shouldn't leave people in the lurch like that. >> at 8:00 last night, a little after president obama spoke, "the voice" came on, at 8:15. >> i wish i had known that. >> it was so good. agaan to four. this is the beginning number. ♪ freedom ♪ freedom >> so that was the beginning. now, they cut in half. so the people left standing of that whole group are cvicci, th drummer with the tom boy look. she's left standing. baseball cap that's kind of askew. >> he doesn't always wear it.
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>> dia is the third one, one of blake's girls. >> interesting quality to her voice. >> she's cool. last one standing is bev. >> a good year for bald chicks. >> let me tell you, i ant to tell you while i was watching, i was predicting because i couldn't help it. i got three out of four. the only one i thought was going to get in was frenchie and not bev. >> you've been pulling foo frenchie for a long time. she's welcome back on broadway. people liked her here. >> now there are four left. now we go to next week. would you like to make your -- what's it caaled -- prediction, thank you. >> you know who it's going o you have to say hers. >> you've been watching. >> just pick one. it doesn't matter. >> i think the irl with the drums.
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i think it's going to be javier. today, guys. they were voting for your team or my team. voting was until 10:00 last night. alexis on the left, my girl. this is b.j. and tasha. they're the duet, and the winner gets to watch the finale of "the voice." >> they were all terrific. what broke my heart is one of my picks was not able to be with us because she had emergency gallbladder operation. she's here today and she's going to sing. it would be interesting to know what would happen to the competition had she been involved. >> are you reedy for a little song? >> i'm ready. >> if you love jesse j., and i know you do. there's a song called "price tag." it's so good. crank it please if you want. ♪
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>> sing it. you can sing. ready? ♪ everybody look to the left ♪ everybody look to the right ♪ all about the money, money, monny ♪ ♪ make the world dance ♪ forget about the price tag ♪ >> i like the harmony. yeah, baby. >> are you guys nervous? >> i have to tell you, you did so well yesterday. no matter who wins, it was such fun having you guys. >> are you guys enjoying it?
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do you know they're running out of feathers and salons because of the new feather thing in the hair? >> we'll talk about that tomorrow. >> yes, we are. >> good luck, guys. >> we've got to say a little bit about okay or not okay. then we've got to get going because we're going to jamaica in a moment. is it okay to promote yourself on your own clothing? >> you say these days, i'm just happy to see people wearing clothes. >> hoda said it's okay if you want more attention. it's a surefire way to get it. but do you really need more of that? >> coming up, we're heading to jamaica, mon. we can't wait after this.
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time for what we call anchors abroad wwich would be us. >> when you think of jamaica you think of rastafarians, red stripe beer. now you'll be able to think of the biggest jamaican treasure of them all, us there's a little morning show called "smile jamaica." we thought it would be fun to co-host for the day. >> when we asked, lucky for us, the crew of television jamaica said yeah, mon. we packed up the bags, got the lay of the land and got a little work done. >> hoda, do you realize a little known fact the "today show" has been on in america three years longer than i've actually been alive. >> you know what that is?
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>> 60 years! >> wherever you look around the quorld y world you see versions of the "today show." >> the highest form of flattery. >> when i think about our particular style -- where in the world would you think there's a country hat best embodies our spirit, hoda? >> hmm. >> jamaica! >> put me in the mood jamieson.
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>> rocks ahead. >> i'm a professiinal. look at me. getting around it. see? >> oh, my gosh. wow. >> way to go, baby. jamieson! we're in good hands. >> we almost died. >> hoda, i'm not used to this kind of heat. >> we can get something here. >> hello. how are you? >> not too bad. >> we're thirsty. a couple of cool ones, pleese? >> i like it. >> it's jamaican. >> what is that? >> coconut water. said to the guy, yeah mon, daylight come i don't want to go home. >> yeah, mon. >> we're on the way to the big
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show. are you nervous? what are you? >> who do i have to [ bleep ] t& get out of this business? >> we were supposed to go on at 7:00 a.m. we're looking at our watches. you said your watch is wrong. >> is my watch wrong? >> no. it was 7:04, and nobody cared. >> no hurry to get to us. that's for sure. >> why not go on whenever ou want. >> when you're in the mood. >> when everybody is ready. a couple of people were in the men's rooo. you know, that's life. >> is it ten after? this is hysterical. >> yeah, baby. >> oh, yeah. >> smile jamaica. >> we dressed for you. wait, one, two thrre. >> well, my coconuts were hanging kind of low. so the flag was almost dragging to the floor.
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that's a crime in america. i don't know how they feel about it in jamaica. i felt bad about that. i needed a crane to hold up those coconuts. >> the coconuts are weighing me down, if you know what i mean. >> the powers that be were very nervous nail biting because they were worried you would say one of the forbidden worrs. >> we've been told the words we're not allowed to say. >> but it's a real word in english. body, b-o-d-y. >> no. >> i have an aging body. you have a tall body. >> it means apparently something else. >> it means behind. adorable. come from? >> jamaica. >> behave yourself shaggy. watch out for hoda, she's very hands on, if you know what i
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mean. >> he sang which i loved ♪ >> he drank which i loved. >> i thought he was a hot o cfo ticket. can't have enough of a good shag. i get down by the pottery wheel and this very nice man is working the clay and i start to put my hands on it, and suddenly i was transformed to the movie "ghost." i felt a little nature. >> i didn't meet the man. butt. her thong was out of control. >> is carlette always like that? >> we're learning to dance today. >> it was interminable. >> i loved that segment when you did the ah, ah, ah, ah.
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>> i loved it. i loved that segment. it did go on. we were hot. >> one more time. >> i had to go to the bathroom. it didn't help things. >> oh, my gosh, the goats. >> who thought that was a good idea, first of all??o cf1 o >> certainly not the goats. >> all they had to do was run straight for 50 yards. >> how tough can it be? >> gg, go, go! >> come on, baby. come on. >> thanks for letting us be with you. you were such fun. >> i'd do it again in a second. >> your island is beautiful. your speak are spectacular. >> and we're lucky. it really was. they're so sweet there. >> that show went on an extra 30 minutes. >> apparently -- we knew we were supposed to be on for an hour and a half total. all of a sudden we're on for two hours. it turns out the prime minister had called and said let them
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it's crazy. >> that was fun. >> up next, sarah's webtastic video pick. then we'll find out who the winner of "today's voice" is.
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we're back with webtastic. when sarah digs up the next video, everyone will be hitting send. >> this week's pick has her going bananas. >> that's right.
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it's about zola, the break dancing gorilla. check it out. >> zola is eight years old. they added the music after the fact. she loves playing in the water. she's actually currently living in the calgary zoo as part of the association of zoos and aquariums. so they're doing conservation. she plays every day, they try to stimulate the animals. they added the music after the fact because this is what she always ends up doing. >> that is adorable. >> it has over 900,000 hits. clearly zola is entertaining many. >> i wonder if she watched somebody doing that or doing what comes naturally? >> we'll have our "voice" winner after your local news.
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babies. i've been singing since i was a little girl, mainly for family and friends in church. i've always had a love and passion for music and singing. it was just by chance that i saw the "today show" would be doing their version of "the voice" competition. i actually had to use my cell phone, and then i didn't even think it uploaded because i didn't really know what i was poing until i got the call that they had chosen the video. one of the biggest surprises was that i was actually going to get to go on a plane for the first time. that in itself was super exciting. >> this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen. >> you'd be surprised what i got in in a day and a half in new york. when i got to the set of the "today show," i was so nervous, i kept my eyes clossd when itches singing. when i opened there and they wereeboth turned around, i didn't know are they turning around because it's over? did someone pick me?
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then kathie lle got up and gave pe a hug. oh, my gosh, she picked e. i'm coming back. i was supposed to leave back for new york, and the sunday night before that i got really sick to my stomach. i ended up going to the er. he says, no, no plane rides, no new york. you're going to have to stay and get your gallbladder removed. i was devastated. the day after i got out of the hospital, i got a phonn call from the producers of the "today show." they asked me o come back to new york and take another shot to be able to sing. i don't even care that i'm not part of the competition anymore. this has been a complete dream come true to me. i'm just little mexican girl from shirts, texas. and i'm so excited. >> it's so great. amanda is here to sing her heart out. take it away you darling girl.
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♪ seems like it was yesterday when i saw your face ♪ ♪ you told me how proud you were but i walked away ♪ ♪ if only i knew what i know today ♪ ♪ i would hold you in my arms ♪ i would take the pain away ♪ thank you for alllyou've done ♪ ♪ forgive all your mistakes ♪ there's nothing i wouldn't do to hear your voice again ♪ ♪ sometimes i want to call you but i know you won't be there ♪ ♪ oh i'm sorry for blaming you
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for everything i just couldn't do ♪ ♪ and i hurt myself by hurting you ♪ ♪ and iihurt myself by hurting you ♪ >> beautiful. good girl. >> gorgeous, sweetie. >> excellent job, excellent job. we love that you're here. have all been waiting for. we're going to bring up our three finalists. sarah has got the envelope, please. hi, guys. you're all right? everyone is holding hands. >> they've become good friends. >> i want to say, first of all, we tracked the voting all day.
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it was neck and neck all the way up. you're all winners. here it goes. i've always wanted to hope the envelope. and the oscar goes to tosha and b.j. roberts. wow. congratulations, you've won a trip for two to los angeles and two tickets to "the voice" live finale. because we're all winners, ww have something for you, we have the wii with karaoke revolution. >> i want to say you guys, you were all terrific. alexis you have a long runway, you're 18 years old. you're going to be a big singer on this program. some day. >> tosha, congratulations. >> i think hoda is going to try to climb in your suitcase and go with you to los angeles.
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>> god bless everyone. thanks to liza and montego. >> they were outstanding. a big thank you for amandd who was terrific today, too. >> e'll be right back for advice that anyone that wants to get through to a guy.
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have to thank a lot of people. but david friedman came through
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in a huge way on our voice competition. his book "the thought exchange" is doing great. in its third printing. now it's going to be done in hebrew and korean. >> we're talking about today's relationships and how to get through to your guy. nobody knows better than ou when it comes to communicating effective effectively. long-term closeness can create problems kate white is the editor and chief of "cosmopolitan msh magazine. and dr.ish is the author of "little white lies." you've both been with us before. >> kate, we speak different languages. that's the essence of all this, isn't it? >> what's interesting is there's a study that shows couples have more blind spot in tteir communication than strangers do. we go through something that you can call closeness communications bias where, because you're a couple, you
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overestimate your ability to communicate, so you end up talking in shortcuts or stuming things. >> if you ask your partner when are you going to be home, and he -psays not too late. that sounds like it's clear, but it's really not clear. >> you think not too ate ii midnight. e thinks it's >> right. you have to learn to be more specific, be ultra clear because shortcuts end up creating problems. >> big problems, don't they? >> what should the man do when mean?oman says, what do you what do you mean not too late. >> that's the thing. you have to call them on it. a lot of times we're being intentionally vague because we want to get away with it. what's not too late? are you thinking 1:00, 2:00? a lot of times we appreciate that. >> if you're going to be a worry. late, call me so i don't >> here is something a guy might say at dinner that might offend a woman.
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gri with this where did you get this chick then i would immediately say, what's wrong with it? not everything is seen as a criticism. >> he wants to know where did you get the chicken? >> whole foods or the grocery store? >> guys are literal. women tend to put another agenda there, interpret it in a way. pometimes you have to come out and say light heartedly, what do you mean by that? why dooyou ask? >> i love that "why do you ask" clarification. it goes so far to clear things up. back to the chickkn, women internalize things because you're nurturers, you want to make things right. >> you can internalize things, can't you? lee's pretend you didn't work out all day, you feel terrible and your husband asks you in a normal way, hey, did you get to the gym. you're completely offensive going, no, i didn't get to it. i was busy raising your kids. it turns into a big fight. >> when we are close, you assume pou have a shared brain. you're thinking he's thinking
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the same thing you are, hey, she phsn't been to the gym. >> and she looks it. thatts what we assume. >> he's wondering perhaps casually, have you seen the new equipment there. >> don't guys think they're being nagged when we follow up with "what do you mean by that?" >> it depends on the type of conversation. a lot of times we like it because i tell folks all the time, the biggest gift you can give us is a clue. we want to get clued in to what you're thinking. off it is for us. >> does familiarity breed contempt truly? >> i think youu ave to be clear that good relationships, they need novelty and they need strong communication stills so you don't misinterpret. you haae to be careful about speaking in code and taking the shootcuts and really be clear with each other. >> reading his body language. that sometimes is the dead giveaway. >> guys don't use a lot of words. we do our communicating through action. so we want to show up and show you how we're feeling and then
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we don't expect you to have to ask for it. >> so it's still going to happen, no matter what. >> here we go again. >> i'm going to go home and frank is going to -- never mind. >> so if you can't talk to your guy, what should you do? >> try talking to the animall, especially the ones hanging out in your yard. >> critters, right after this.
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question ear back with today's "call of the wild," a treatment for anyone who wants to sleep under thh stars. this saturday the national wildlife federation wants families to turn off the tv, silence the cell phone and spend a night outdoors. >> it's called the great american camp out. >> you have one eating the last bit of banana. >> this is a virginia opossum. it's all about trying to get
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kids and families back outside. >> a great idea. >> this saturday, we hope lots of people participate. you might get lucky and see one of these guys. >> this guy cannt hurt you? >> any wild animal you should respect it and don't want to approach it. these are very common. you can see them all over the country. if you encounter a wild animal, watch it, observe it. let it be wild. don't try to pettite. >> don't feed it, right? >> don't feed it. >> this little ggrl -- >> sure, there's rules for people, but not for you. >> she's a special case. people think they're ugly. >> i think she's adorable. >> cute. let's bring out ur next buddy, a snapping turtle. >> it is a snapping turtle. >> you don't want to mess with these guys either. >> rightt a big one mighttbe able to do some damage. this guy is pretty as well. most of the time people think these guys are ugly. what he's doing is trying to swim. these are aquatic turtles.
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at this time of ear in june is when you see these guys. the females come out to lay their eggs. if you encounter a female which is three or four times the size of the male. give her respect, don't get too close. >> don't mess with pregnant animals. >> she's staring right at me. >> it's a he. >> that's what i mean. >> he is looking at hoda. >> i'm not kidding. look somewhhre else. >> let's go to the next animal. -pthis one is pretty dramatic. when you're camping out, if you're really lucky, you might get to hear or see an owl. >> that is some kind oo freaky. >> beautiful. this is an eagle owl, this is similar to our north american horned owl. >> why are we making the sound? >> that's from the kitchen. >> i thought the owl was giving a message. >> if you're lucky you might hear the hooting of an owl.
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nocturnal animals are all around when you're camping out. you might not see them. pf you know what to listen for, you'll get to experience them. beautiful eyes, they can see in pitch darkness. silent flight. special ffathers so their prey doesn't know they're coming. >> does the pos some know? >> the opossum would be on the menu for this guy. this animal is another kind of turtle, a special turtle because it's a threatened species. this is a wood turtle. we match. i don't know if you can see the orange. a lot of levels, but that's all right. >> this is a threatened turtle. a northeastern native turtle. it's disappearing because we're destroying its habitat. if you do research before you go out and know what to look for, you might get to see threatened or endangered species. >> really leave them alone. >> is that one full grown? >> this is a full grown wood turtle. this last animal is nother
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mammal just like topossum was. >> is this a fox? >> a red fox. they're not endangered. she's a little skittish. you don't want to feed them, appreciate them for the wild animals. or hurt? >> chances are it's not starving or hurt. thess guys are omni nors. they eat eveeythiig from rodents to birds. if you see a sick or injured animal, call your local wildlife rehabilitator or animal control and they can hook you up. >> ave, thank you so much. we'll be back with more of -p"today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens williamsburg,
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it's time to check in with sara. >> the fans loved our version of
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"the voice." she said i really enjoyed your version. you chose reelt people, not the super thin and super young. they're all winners. >> i thought they did o well. afterwards everyone was crying. that was off camera, but it was sweet. >> a loo of people, robby wrote in amanda was unbelievability. i hope someone picks her up as talent. liz wrote liz should try ut for "ameriian idol" or "the voice." a lot of people outpouring for amanda. >> beautiful. also another shout-out to alexis. she's 8 years old. i love her. >> she did great. of course ttsha and b.j., >> ii was a sweet group. tomorrow what do we have? >> we have the actor who has been in almost everything, oliver platt. >> plus summer's fun toys and
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ambush make overs. that would make tomorrow try-day friday. >> see you, guys.
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