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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's tuesday, august 3rd. and this morning, extreme weather. tropical storm colin forms in the atlantic overnight, as heat stifles the nation. family tragedy. six teenagers drown in a louisiana river, after stepping off a steep ledge from shallow water. wall street rally. the stock market soars 200 points to a 10-week high. but where are the jobs? we ask treasury secretary tim geithner in an exclusive interview. actor charlie sheen pleads guilty. and is a free man despite threatening his wife with a knife. did his celebrity status get him a cush shi decision in court?
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and ali chooses roberto. was it the right choice? we talk to the new couple. good morning, everyone. a lot of people thought chris was the guy for ali. not to be. >> i don't know. i thought it was love at first sight for that couple. big day for them. we're going to talk to them coming up. also a big day on wall street. huge rally. 200 points on the month. the dow gained 7%. biggest monthly gain of the year. but the bigger question, is it a sign that the broader economy's about to bounce back, too? especially on the jobs front? what will that mean over washington's battle with taxes? that is going to affect everyone. we talk about that in my interview with treasury secretary tim geithner. also, in the gulf, it's like deja vu. the plans for the static kill were put on hold again on
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monday, when a hydraulic leak was discovered. they could try again today. this is officially the largest spill in history. we begin with the severe weather hitting the nation again. 20 different heat records were shattered on monday. this is as tropical storm colin forms overnight. sam is keeping track of this for us. >> good morning. colin develops. we watch this thing carefully. if it's going to grow, according to the hurricane center, it's going to be in this area, just north of puerto rico and the dominican republic and haiti. that's the perfect place for it to strengthen. this will take a pause as it goes between bermuda and the east coast. at this point, we don't know what will happen here. it's forecast to be a minimal storm and stay there. again, you have to watch these things, hour-by-hour. as robin mentioned at the top of the show, 20 record high temperatures. some of them had records stand since recordkeeping began. we had 112-degree, 114-degree
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he'd index reads. there will be more in the deep south. now, for the roaring start for august on wall street. the dow up more than 200 points monday, building on a strong july. but when will main street catch up with wall street? my exclusive interview with treasury secretary tim geithner is coming right now. first, bianna golodryga is here behind what is behind the reality. >> reporter: economic outlook in july was better than expected. corporate earnings were up. the question is, are we finally on the verge of the recovery we've all been waiting for? a new report out monday showed that manufacturing and construction, key economic indicators, rose at a greater rate than expected in july. >> it shows that demand for products around the world made in the u.s. is pretty strong right now. >> reporter: the news comes just days after a key report showed that the economy grew for a fourth-straight quarter. >> instead of losing millions of jobs, we have created jobs for
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six-straight months in the private sector. >> reporter: but while wall street and the administration may be more optimistic, americans are not. according to the latest abc news frustration index, 90% of americans think that the economy is headed in the wrong direction. while corporate earnings are showing an increase in profits, it's not translating to an increase in hiring. >> companies are extremely cautious after the financial crisis. they've basically lost their ability to predict demand for their products. and they're still slow to come out of that mode. >> reporter: friday's jobs report is expected to show a loss of an additional 70,000 jobs. and the unemployment rate is expected to climb from 9.5% to 9.6%. the current debate in washington is focused on whether the president's plan to allow tax cuts for the rich to expire at the end of the year would harm economic growth at such a pivotal moment. or is it crucial to reducing what most would deem an
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unsustainable cut. at the center of that debate is treasury secretary tim geithner. we had a lolly back and forth about the tax hikes. when i spoke to him, he said more savings from families and spending from consumers. we began about what everyone cares about most, jobs. should americans be prepared for unemployment to go up before it goes down? >> it's possible you're going to have a couple month where's it goes up. one thing happens in recoveries, george, is people start to come back into labor force. and that can cause the measured unemployment rate to go up temporarily. but we expect to see, i think most private forecasters expect this, is an economy that's gradually healing. of course, we want to do what we can to reinforce that process. because it's not coming back as quickly as we'd like. >> you say you want to reinforce that process. a lot of observers, partisan and not, look at the president's commitment to ending the -- allowing the tax cuts on the wealthiest americans to end, as a job-killer. i was speaking to newt gingrich.
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he says it's crazy to go through with this plan. some nonpartisan economists agree. and your own cba put out a report in june saying tax cuts are contractual. >> we're proposing to extend tax cuts that go to more than 95% of working americans. more than 95% of small businesses across the country. we think it makes sense to let the tax cut that only goes to 2% of the highest-earning americans in the country to expire. >> you object that they're contractionary? >> we do. >> the mayor of new york put out a proposal over the weekend that said why not extend all the tax cuts for a year or two? tied, coupled, with a solid commitment for deficit reductions in the future. why isn't that a good idea? >> if you extend, particularly the tax cuts that only go to 2% of the highest earning americans, then there would be a much higher probability.
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they'll be extended indefinitely. and that would add $700 billion to our tenured deficits. that would be a deeply unresponsible fiscal act. >> how firm is the president to this proposal? for example, if the congress passes an extension to the tax cut to the wealthy, would the president veto it? >> what the president believes is to extend the tax cuts that go to more than 95% of the americans. >> i know that's what the president believes is the better strategy. but i'm asking is he going to veto any bill that extends the tax cut for the wealthiest americans? >> he believes that he -- >> i know you don't want to give a veto threat. >> i would be happy to give veto threat to so many things. >> but not this. here's the deal. speaker pelosi thinks she wants it to come before the next election. >> most people don't believe you'll see the legendive outcome finished until the next election. >> here's the danger. you're playing chicken up
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against the deadline of a january 1st increase in taxes. we've all seen the possibility of gridlock in the senate, which could lead to what a lot of people consider the worst outcome. tax increases for everyone. >> that would be a -- i believe that would be a very irresponsible act for the country. and it is the responsibility of the congress to make sure that does not happen. >> let me ask you also about the president's relationship with wall street. alan greenspan was asked about it over the weekend. here's what he had to say. >> i've never seen anything like this. i've been in and out of wall street since 1949. and i've never seen the type of animosity between government and wall street. >> there does seem to be something of a cold war between the president and wall street right now. and i spoke to several wall street executives recently. some who supported the president in the past. and they all use exactly the same phrase. he turned on us.
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>> we had a deep obligation, the president did, to reform, to fix what was broken. there's nobody here or across the country, that would argue that our system worked. that would argue, it was not broken. so, our job was to make sure we put reforms in place to prevent a crisis from happening again. >> no apologies for the reforms? >> we're in a moment where people are still deeply unhappy about what happened to this country. we have to earn back all of us, the confidence of the american people. where you need oversight, the government's going to do that job. >> the administration's been caught, in some ways, in a vice between wall street and main street. and one of the things -- it sounds like i'm hearing here, is you need to have wall street understand how deep that anger is out in the country. >> i think that's important. but our job is to do what's in the broader public interests. >> do you feel a need to deal with at least the perception problems on the wall street.
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do you feel the need to reassure wall street that the president's not their enemy? and to deal with what they consider to be an anti-business attitude? >> my feel is, george, people want to see what you do. they're going to judge you by the quality of the judgments you bring to these questions. it's by seeing -- by looking at what we do, that we can help earn back the confidence of the business community, by the american people as a whole, that we'll get the right balance. >> no more business tax increases? >> the business community always wants their taxes lower. they do. it's understandable. you can say that's what their job is to argue for lower taxes. but our job is, again, to make sure we have an economy that's stronger. that's our responsibility. >> finally, your own future plans. i know you said many times that you serve at the pleasure of the president. so, if he asks you to stay the whole first term, you'll stay? >> i will stay as long as he asks me to stay. >> okay. mr. secretary, thanks very much. >> nice to see you. >> there's more of my interview
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with secretary geithner, with his take on elizabeth warren. on my blog. the president's stimulus bill is under fire yet again. this time, in a new report by two republican senators, released exclusively to "good morning america." the report takes dead-aim at the bill, blasting it as wasteful and largely unsuccessful in creating jobs. jonathan karl has the latest for us. all the details from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the report by senators tom coburn and john mccain, list 100 stimulus projects that these senators say are wasting taxpayer money. the forest service is spending more than $500,000 to replace the windows at this mt. st. heldens visitors center. the visitors center are closed and there's no plans to reopen it. the forest service told us, they are fixing it up to sell it. it's one of the projects
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highlighted in the mccain-coburn report, that they said adds up to waste. >> none of them have meaningful impact on creating jobs. >> reporter: among the highlights, nearly $1 million for the california academy of sciences to study exotic ants. the academy says the money created four research jobs. $71,000 for researchers at wake forest university, to see how monkeys react under the influence of cocaine. important research, the school says. and the biggest ticket item on the report goes to a joint venture of none other than bp. $308 million for a clean energy hydrogen power plant in california. bp may not be popular. but they say it is a cutting-edge project to create 1,600 jobs. the white house dismisses the report, arguing it focuses on a
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relative handful of projects. and misses the overall impact of the stimulus. >> unfortunately, senators coburn and mccain have a bad track record on this type of report. >> reporter: there are errors in the report. it cites nearly $300,000 to study the use of yoga to reduce hot flashes for women in menopause. in fact, the program studies symptom management for cancer survivors. the white house says if you add up all 100 of these projects, the total funding represents less than 0.25% of the stimulus. just a tiny fraction of the overall projects. >> raising a lot of eyebrows. before you go, jon, i want to ask and get your thoughts about a high-profile democrat facing charges in the house. what's the latest with maxine waters? >> reporter: the ethics committee has decided to go forward with conflict of interest charges against maxine waters. this is from a meeting she set up with her husband has a bank an investment in.
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she is insisting that she did nothing wrong. this is going towards a public trial, right in the middle of the campaign. >> all right, jon. thanks so much. have a good day. juju chang has the morning's other news for us. good morning, juju. >> good morning. we begin with the tragic story out of louisiana this morning. six teenagers have drowned while trying to escape the heat at a picnic in shreveport. they were wading in the red river when they stepped off a ?????????o deep water. ????????ts rushed to the shore. ????????ed to help. ?????????e could swim. ?????????ad one life chak et ?????? ????????an imagine, everybody ????????yelling for help. nobody could swim. >> the life jacket saved one boy. and it took fire officials and divers three hours to recover all the bodies. another delay for bp, as it tries to permanently plug the oil well in the gulf. is the so-called static kill procedure was supposed to begin last night. but crews found a small,
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hydraulic leak. they hope to get back on track today. meantime, new government data shows 172 million gallons spilled into the gulf between april and last month. making it the worst oil spill in world history. new revelations this morning about toyota and its problem with sudden acceleration. court documents filed monday claim the company knew about the problem as far back as 2003. the documents filed as part of a lawsuit cite at least six incidents before toyota began recalling cars last year. and finally, you want a car that won't be stolen? well, don't buy one of these. the cadillac escalade is top with car thieves who seem to like chrome and lots of horsepower. right behind it are the ford f-250, the infiniti g-37 coupe, the dodge charger and the chevy corvette. the least-stolen car, the volvo a.d. that happens to be the car i own. >> nobody will steal our car if
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they look in the backseat. sam is here with the weather. >> i don't know where to go. we're going to talk about the problem with this heat in the middle of the country. when you see this, we've got 18 states that are heat advisories. but the bright red here are excessive heat warnings. a prolonged period of dangerous heat is in your area. heat illness will probably occur if you're out in it. make sure you're taking every precaution to deal with the heat. we're talking about heat index levels that will approach 120 degrees. big storm in chicagoland. has some flooding going on from these storms. from rapid city, to denver, to des moines, into chicagoland. this will go for most of the day.
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and this is serious heat in the middle of the country, george. everybody needs to be very, very careful. >> thanks, sam. there's a controversial meeting that's happening in new york this morning, where the landmarks board is planning to
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vote on whether to tear down a 152--year-old building near ground zero, so a new muslim center can be built. is the proposed mosque an affront to the victims of 9/11? or an important step in healing and reconciliation? that is the debate. and dan harris is at ground zero with more on it. hey, dan. >> reporter: right here is ground zero. up the block is where they want to put the islamic community center. we're told this morning that landmark status is very unlikely. the last time the new york city landmarks preservation commission held a hearing on this issue, it turned into a shoutfest. >> this would be the birthplace of the next terrorist event. >> reporter: today, when commission members render their verdict, it's likely to bring all the emotions back. it's not likely to declare the building a landmark, meaning they will not be able to put up
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a community center, with a pool, a gym and a prayer center. what about the notion of building it a coupling blocks away from ground zero? not so close to such a sensitive area? >> you know, we stand for peace. peace is what matters the most. we believe the symbolism of being close to a site that had so much tragedy emanate from it, is a site that we believe will bring much healing. >> reporter: this has become divisive. pitting politicians like sarah palin, saying it stabs hearts, against new york city mayor, michael bloomberg, who supports the community center. and now it's sparked a fight in the jewish community. as the anti-defamation league called the center, counterproductive to the healing process. there has been a small mosque operating near here with little or no controversy. as for the new islamic center, if it clears this hurdle, it may
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be years until it's built. they haven't even started their fund-raising yet. >> it's likely to affect fund-raising, as well. coming up here, charlie sheen pleads guilty to assaulting his wife but no jail time. is it a fair outcome? or perk of being a celebrity? and a consumer alert about supplements. more than half of adults take them. but could some of them be doing you more harm than good? we have results of a new report. dr. richard besser is here with important advice you don't want to miss. that's coming up. and ali made her choice. it's roberto. [ male uncer ] mix it.
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ali. i have something to say. >> what a finale for "the bachelorette." after all the speculation, all the twists and turns, ali picks roberto over chris, even before the final rose. did she make the right choice? will ali and roberto make it to the altar? america wants to know. >> yeah. >> we're going to hear from the couple this morning. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. not ali or roberto. >> no, no, no. i love the music and the swaying. and so, we have a chance to talk with them. cameron mathison sat down with them. >> and asked if they defy the odds. >> it could happen. keep hope alive. also this morning, an important health alert before you open the medicine cabinet.
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what's really in your supplements. "consumer reports" just released a list of what it calls the dirty dozen ingredients. how that could affect your health. we have a new series, "mom and dad we need to talk." it's going to look at depression in aging parents. we'll tell you how to notice the warning sides and get the help they need. and the latest case of celebrity justice. charlie sheen pleaded guilty in a colorado courtroom and walked out a free man. the "two and a half men" star will have his punishment on another day. is this a fit treatment for the crime? or did he get special treatment? clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: it looked down the walk down the red carpet. but charlie sheen was headed to a colorado courtroom. sheen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, assaulting his wife, brooke, during a christmas day fight. >> tell me exactly what happened. >> my husband had me -- with a knife and he threatened me. >> reporter: in a deal with
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prosecutors, a more serious felony charge was dropped. there's no jail time. but sheen got 3 months probation, 36 hours of anger management classes and 30 days at this resort-like drug and alcohol treatment center in malibu. it touts breathtaking views for those accustomed to luxury. former clients include britney spears and robert downey jr. but if sheen gets credit for time already served, he may not have to report there at all. >> what do you think? >> reporter: some think he's getting off easy. former police officer, valerie mcfarland, responded to brooke's 911 call for help. >> if she could see how mrs. sheen looked that christmas day and felt the terror that i believed she must have experienced. >> reporter: but legal experts say it could have been tough to convict sheen at trial. that could have ended with a three-year jail sentence. >> charlie and brooke reconciled. it would be a difficult case to prove. that's why the prosecution agreed to what one might consider to be a lenient
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resolution of the case. >> reporter: sheen says he's ready to put the case behind him. >> what are you going to do next? >> go to disneyland. >> reporter: and any concern about a jail sentence stalling production on sheen's hit sitcom are a thing of the past. today, tv's highest-paid actor will be back on the set. >> what? >> reporter: clayton sandell, abc news, denver. and joining us live from los angeles is prominent defense attorney, mark geragos, who represented michael jackson, chris brown, winona ryder, along with others. and former los angeles county d.a. robin sax. robin, let me start with you. what do you think of the plea bargain deal with sheen? >> this is probably the biggest case for people crying celebrity justice that you've ever seen out there. i'm sure if you talk to mark, in light of his chris brown settlement, he wishes he got that celebrity deal that charlie sheen got. three months of probation. 36 hours of anger management, is not within the realm of the most
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lenient of lenient sentences. >> yeah, he's been to rehab several times. in 1996, he pleaded no contest to attacking a girlfriend in her home. his ex-wife, who was that -- i'm sorry. denise richardson. >> richards. >> yes. she had a restraining order against him. all this going on. as robin said, mark, not even any kind of time that he has to serve as far as the domestic violence is concerned. any counseling. what do you make of all this? >> i make that the prosecutor had a devil of a time trying to make their case. they don't give these things away easily. obviously, they had already reconciled. on top of it, she didn't want to cooperate. she was out of state. she literally could have told him to go pound sand. they could have announced ready for trial and there's nothing they could have done. i see the opposite. i think the prosecutor got lucky he got a plea at all. >> you do? >> yes. i don't think the -- it's not necessarily lenient.
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remember, the alternative here is for sheen to say, no. i'm not going to plead to anything. let's go to trial. they set the thing for trial. she doesn't show up. and that's it. >> robin, i hear, you want to jump in on that. >> oh, my goodness, i'm jumping out of my chair right now. as mark knows, reluctant witnesses are the best witnesses. it shows the cycle of violence. and not saying i want to show up is different than not showing up to court. >> one problem. >> yes? >> one problem. if she doesn't show up, she's out of state, there's nothing they're going to be able to do very quickly to get her there. she's beyond the pail there, in terms of being able to bring her in. it's a lucky deal for the prosecution. they're lucky they got a plea. >> okay. let's move on from that case. there's another case that you haven't agreed on, either. that's lindsay lohan. she served about 2 weeks of a 90-day sentence. she has 90 days of rehab she must attend. mark, when we talked about this before, you thought that she, when people were thinking she was getting -- it was lenient, you thought this was too harsh. what do you think about her getting out in 14 days?
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>> i think 14 days is probably 13 days more than if she had been lindsay smith, she would have done. for a 90-day or less sentence in the county of l.a., if you're a female, you're out in 4 or 6 hours. only because she's lindsay lohan did she do 14 days. anding frankly, for showing up late to court and having to get re-enrolled in an alcohol program, it's a pretty outrageous sentence. certainly doesn't comport with anything else somebody would get in l.a. >> you know, robin, there's a lot of people upset about this, that she got out. is mark right? or wrong? >> well, first of all, the issue of lindsay lohan being released from custody is not a sentencing issue. it's not a judicial issue. it's not a prosecutor issue. that's a jail overcrowding issue, which we could have a whole discussion on there. >> true. >> whether it seemed like it was lenient or didn't seem lenient, that was part of the correction system. not the justice system. the judge did what the judge needed to do. the prosecutor argued their points.
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and she was released in accordance of however an inmate during that time, this week, in custody, based on those charges, would have been released. >> that's a good point. >> which is absolutely not true. >> one more case -- >> no matter what. >> if she was anybody else, she would have been released. the only reason they kept her for 14 days is because she was lindsay lohan. >> that's one -- that's one point, mark. >> if you say it's -- >> that's one point. and that's what robin brought up. that's a different case. the fact she has had different charges against her. that there's many people that say you say if she were lindsay smith, she would not have received this kind of treatment. we say, if she probably would have, she already probably would have been in jail before this, had she not been lindsay lohan. >> that's just not true. >> that is absolutely -- >> within the last month. robin doesn't do defense work. so she doesn't know. in the last month -- >> are you kidding me, mark? >> i walked out at least ten
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different people for something more egregious than this, that didn't do anything near this kind of a sentence. it just doesn't happen. >> that's because you're a celebrity lawyer, mark geragos. face it. you know as well as i do, if it was any other person, they would have been bucketed to court without that lame passport excuse in france. >> that's never going to happen. she could have just said -- her lawyer could have said, i don't event want your probation. i don't want to do any of this. the most they could have sentenced her to was a year, which is roughly 180 days more than she got right now because she got 90 and 90. she wouldn't have been on probation. and that would have been the end of that. and the sheriff would have released her in less than the 14 days. >> we're going to have to end it at that sentence. i'm going to give you each your phone numbers. you can call and work this out. you're on both sides of this. we appreciate your perspective. i have to tell you, mark, in listening and seeing our shoutout board, more people are inclined to believe what robin has just said about lindsay.
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but i know you have the reasons that you -- >> that's to be expected. that's to be expected. there's people -- there isn't any kind of great outpouring of sympathy for celebrities. people want to tear celebrities down. >> you know what? lindsay got a lot of mail and a lot of books when she was released from jail. there were a lot of people showing their support and hoping that the 90-day rehab stint, this time, will really help her. thank you. mark geragos and robin sax. thanks very much. i'm sure we'll have you back again soon. it's time for the weather. in this corner, sam champion. >> that was good, robin. let's get to the boards. we have a lot to talk about. the last few hours have been rough in chicagoland. we're going to show you some pictures this morning. lake shore on the left of the heavy rain. one to three inches. we always say this. abc stations have the best weather in the country. this is a perfect example. this shot from wls. tracy butler has been on this and telling us about the flash flood warnings out there all morning long. also, the big rainfall totals in these storms. it is to be expected that these
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storms will roll heavy, from rapid city, to denver, des moines, to chicago, all the way through inch indianapolis. these are 75-mile-per-hour storms. these are big thunderstorms, carrying lots and lots of rain. this can really be a problem. obviously, on your drive in this morning, but anytime during the day today. the other big weather story today. this is serious heat. it's not the heat you go, it's summertime. it's hot. no, no, this is bigger than that. oklahoma city, going to 102. 104. heat index, from 115 to 120. memphis at 102, and 103. atlanta still stays just below the 100-degree mark. very, very war
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american consumers spend nearly $27 billion on dietary supplements last year. but the latest edition of "consumer reports" says some of the supplements are not only a waste of money. they can be dangerous and even deadly. dr. richard besser is here to talk about six of the supplements that could be doing more harm than good. let's talk about the broader issue of supplements. they seem to fall in the gray area between food and drug. so, they're lightly regulated. >> in 1994, congress gave a gift to the supplement manufacturers. and they basically said the fda
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does not have the authority to look at the evidence as to whether they work or are safe before they're marketed. >> and the manufacturers must say this is healthy and safe? >> every supplement, in small print, it says the fda does not evaluate the claims. >> what's the three most dangerous according to "consumer report." >> we'll start with the top three. aconite, bitter orange and yohimbe. aconite is used for inflammation and joint pain. and the side effects of that can be severe. low blood pressure. you can stop breathing. you can have heart rhythm problems and death. it's the most common cause of severe herbal problems in hong kong. it's not used as much here. but it is a dangerous one. bitter orange. bitter orange is used for weight loss. that, as well, can cause heart rhythm disorders, stroke and death. it's similar to the drug ephedrine, that was used for weight loss and banned by fda.
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and yohimbe, is used for bodybuilding. it can be used for depression. it can cause rapid heart rate and death. in 1993, the fda warned about that drug. >> and there's greater celadine, kava and colloidal silver. it turned this man, politician sam jones, blue. there he is right there. he says he's fine. i don't know. >> you're fine. but you're blue. and it's permanent. it's not something that goes away. right before the millennium, he took this product, this silver, to boost his immune system. again, a claim that's never been shown. and it can permanently turn your skin blue. that one is a dangerous one to use. greater celadine, upset stomach and irritable bowl. it can cause liver damage. and kava can cause liver damage and has been banned in germany and switzerland. >> if you're on supplements,
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what do you do? >> talk to your doctor. there can be drug interaction. we have the other six on i'm going to be tweeted on them. but you never want to take the supplement without taking your doctor first. it can be extremely dangerous. >> six more on the website at >> six big ones. >> okay. when we come back, the bachelorette's big day. did she make the right choice? ♪ hi, a number two please? would you like that to hurt now, or later? uh, what? sir, it's a simple question, do you want heartburn pain now or later? [ male announcer ] these heartburn medicines make you choose between hurting now, or later. pepcid® complete doesn't. it starts to neutralize acid in seconds and keeps it under control all day or all night. sometimes you gotta make compromises, man. [ male announcer ] no you don't, man. pepcid® complete works now and works later.
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i want to share my life with you. and share your life with me. be my wife. >> okay, despite the ill-fitting color, "around the watercooler," the suspense is over. ali made her choice, roberto, on bended knee. she picked him over the landscaper, chris. and she decided to tell chris and break the news to him before the rose ceremony. >> not to make him go up there and be humiliated in front of millions of people. >> she had made the choice. we're going to hear from them both in our next half hour. cameron mathison, to see if they're still together. >> it's been 12 hours. >> a lot can happen. we'll be back. e
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♪ san jose's new fire chief william mcdonald will hold his first news conference and many hope it will reveal new ideas to put dozens of firefighters back to work. the union will be back at the bargaining table can city leaders tomorrow. the two sides are hoping to work out a deal that could reinstate 49 laid off firefighters and reopen a closed fire station. the union unveiled the latest proposal sunday but the city says it falls at least $4 million short of the $10 million needed to bring back those workers. another cool day but, mike, the warmest day of the week? >> possibly. only cooler from here, kristen. good morning on this tuesday.
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the clouds back to the coast by 1:00 but linger through san francisco, oakland and richmond. that's why you're low to mid-60s. mid to upper 70s through the bay into the south bay valleys. cooler seven-day forecast. 2 to 4 degrees cooler tomorrow and thursday and that will hold through at least saturday. frances. >> all right. look out for pretty thick fog. chp telling drivers you'll find some on highway 1 and skyline boulevard, daly city. a little slowing southbound 280 approaching san bruno. here a live shot. delay free at the bay bridge toll plaza. 101 in san rafael, still flowing well but you'll find that fog across the golden gate bridge and the san mateo bridge but traffic still looking good there. kristen. >> frances, thank you so much. the news continues right now with "good morning america." have a great day.
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♪ love, love will keep us together ♪ ♪ think of me, babe whenever ♪ "love will keep us together." we're talking about "the bachelorette" on this tuesday morning. good morning, america. alongside george, i'm robin. and you see there. and roberto got down on one knee to ali. it was really cool, though. she knew this was the guy for her. so, she didn't have chris come to the rose ceremony at all. >> a little extra romance last night. >> yeah. so, we have cameron mathison joining us live. he had an opportunity to talk to the happy couple. is love going to keep them together, cameron? we'll find out this morning. >> first exclusive interview with the happy couple.
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also this morning, some important family information. and we're going to look at what do you do if you think your parents are depressed? it's a condition that often goes undiagnosed. we'll tell you how to recognize the symptoms and get them the help they need. it's part of a series, "mom & dad, we need to talk." >> an important series we're continuing. in our last half hour, we're going to have a little music. this woman is huge across the pond. you're going to love her, too. she's a platinum singer, recording artist. katie melua. and she's going to perform live. she is really big in england. i predict she will be big here, too. we'll hear from katie in our last half hour. back upstairs now to juju with the news. >> good morning, robin and george. good morning, again, everyone. more on the tragic loss of life in shreveport, louisiana. emergency crews were called to the red river, where they were told that one person was drowning. but they arrived to discover the devastating truth, that six
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teenagers were dead. vinita nair has the story. >> reporter: what started off as a summer night barbecue for three families has ended in a terrible tragedy. seven teenagers, one girl and six boys, ages 13 to 18, went wading in the shallow waters of the red river. just ten minutes in, the bottom of the river fell from underneath them. >> they had one life jacket here. as you can imagine, they were yelling for help. nobody could swim. >> reporter: after sinking 20 feet, one of the boys, a 15-year-old, started screaming for help. two bystanders jumped in to save him. for the other six, three brothers from one family and a sister and two brothers from another, it was too late. they were in too deep. the teens' families watched along shore, as emergency crews recovered their kids' bodies. this morning, a shocked community is sending its prayers, knowing this could have been avoided if the teens knew how to swim. >> i can honestly say in my 26 years in the fire service, i've never seen anything quite to this magnitude.
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>> reporter: for "good morning america," vinita nair, abc news. >> and sadly, we're told none of the adult family members on shore could swim, either, leaving them helpless. in connecticut, a man forced to quit his job at a beer distributor walked into the job today and opened fire. he killed three people before turning the gun on himself. in other news, countrywide financial, a company at the center of the mortgage meltdown three years ago, has agreed to pay $600 million to settle lawsuits. which claims it concealed risks as it loosened loan standards. it's the largest payout in connection with the mortgage crisis. treasury secretary tim geithner says americans should be prepared for the unemployment rate to rise for a couple of months before coming down. in an exclusive interview with george this morning, geithner said as the economy gradually heals, more people will begin looking for work, driving up unemployment. republicans are taking new
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aim at president obama's economic stimulus plan, highlighting projects they say are wasteful, like 500,000ed spent on windows at the mount st. helens visitor center which is now closed. and nearly $1 million spent to study exotic ants. the administration says the projects are a tiny amount of the overall stimulus plan. in medical news, a probable winner in the showdown between low-carb and low-fat diets. a new study shows you lose about the same amount of weight with either diet. but low-carb plans are better at raising your good cholesterol by nearly twice as much. now, for a look at what "world news" has on its radar for tonight, here's diane sawyer. diane? >> good morning again to you, juju. coming up on "world news," dietary supplements. so many of us take them. but there's a brand-new report about the risks. are some linked to heart problems? to cancer? which ones? we'll tell you all the news tonight on "world news." hope to see you then. finally, dumpster diving is
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getting a makeover, from trash to swimming pools. look at what's under this swimming pool. that's right. it's a dumpster. they're being installed on park avenue in new york city, during a city program that closes the street to cars during the summer. that's the news at 8:04. now, for weather. sam, will it be hot enough to get in a dumpster? >> oh, let me tell you. the one time that may sound good. i don't want to go into how many times, dumpsters -- i don't want to go there. i was young. but this may be a good time to think about anything that makes you feel cooler. how are you guys doing today, good? come on. i know it's hot. how are we doing? good? very nice. some gorgeous signs this morning. lovely ladies to the left. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to talk about. we're going to start with our twitter pic of the morning fm ft. wa i'm going to try to approach this.
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there will be the big storms rumbling and popping up during the day today. the storms will rumble, from chicagoland this morning. but rapid city, later today. denver, you will fire up, as well. indy, you're a part of that. this could be the bigger story of the day, r the silent problem with the big heat and the combination o ueat and the combination o >> and it's your birthday, ashley. you know how i know? >> how?
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>> there's a giant sign over your head. george? >> happy birthday, ashley. thanks, sam. it turns out, it may have been love at first sight on "the bachelorette." ali fedotowsky gave roberto martinez her first impression rose on the premiere episode months ago. ali saying roberto won her heart. there was heartbreak along the way. and cameron mathison learned about it when he sat down with the lucky couple in the house where they were for months. >> hey, george. that's right. they finished months ago. but they weren't allowed to be seen in public together ever, until last night's finale. otherwise, the conclusion would be ruined. but ali loved watching the finale together. in fact, she watched the tape of roberto's marriage proposal eight times. >> i want to make you laugh, just like this. i want to make you smile. >> reporter: they say it every
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season. but last night's finale really was bursting with romantic drama. starting with unexpected heartbreak. >> i'm in love with somebody else. i have to let you go here and not wait until tomorrow. >> reporter: then, a "bachelorette" first. >> you're the only guy here today. >> reporter: and the finale, a happy ending that even a buzz-filled blogosphere didn't see coming. >> i want to tell you you're so, so loved. he does do that now. outside the show. i don't know. >> lucky man. >> reporter: i'm taking notes here for a second. every morning. every night. i think i got it. that's going to go over very well at home in the mathison house. >> will you marry me? >> oh, my gosh. yes. yes. >> reporter: do you have a wedding date planned?
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>> maybe next summer. i'm looking forward to enjoying that normal life. and kind of having that normalcy and enjoying each other. yeah. i mean, maybe some time next year. we'll do it. >> reporter: what's been the hardest part about the hiding? any close calls with paparazzi, trying to find out where you're staying? who you chose? >> they follow me like crazy. i called him once in tears. i can't shake them and i want to come see you. >> we haven't been in a car. we haven't gone to the movies yet. well -- >> well, we kind of went to the movies. >> virtual date, east coast/west coast thing. >> we went to the same movie at the same time. i went at 7:00 west coast time. he went 10:00 p.m. in charleston. and we went to the same movie. we took pictures with our phones of the theater. it was like we were together. >> reporter: and now, you can actually go see a movie. together. >> i know. >> reporter: physically together. and you've been reading internet
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rumors or the blogs? i mean, have you guys gotten involved in that? >> i'm bad. >> reporter: what about the rumor that you guys knew each other before the series began? >> i wish. >> i know. >> i wish. >> reporter: no truth to that? >> no. >> reporter: have you seen the rumors or the circulation of nude photos or the -- >> of mine? >> reporter: yes. >> yeah. i've seen them. that girl, they have a picture on there. she has a really nice butt. i wish that picture was of me. >> reporter: so, it's not you? >> no. >> reporter: can we set the record straight on one more rumor? there's a guy back home? or you had or have a guy? >> that guy is a good friend of mine. seriously good friend. i saw him one time since the end of the show. and he, like, had dinner with my roommates, who he's also good friends with. yeah. it's silly. >> reporter: i'm going to create a scenario for you. you have a buddy. he comes to you.
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and he says, i want to be on "the bachelorette," i want to be on "the bachelor." what advice would you have for your buddy? >> don't have girlfriends. i'm just saying. make sure things are cleared up. >> reporter: ali was shocked when she discovered that justin had a girlfriend and quit the show. so did frank, after announcing to ali he wanted to rejoin his ex-girlfriend. ironically ali competing on "the bachelor" earlier this year, left jake pavelka during the series, to return to her job. >> i'm so, so sorry. >> reporter: when ali changed her mind and asked if she could return, jake said no. if either of them had called and asked to come back to the show like you did, with jake -- >> heck no. >> reporter: we've all seen now couples frum from the shows. a lot of attention. a lot of great things can come with it. but it also creates or has created a lot of obstacles. >> be quiet while i'm talking. >> this is how he treats me all the time. >> reporter: the relationship between jake and vienna, the
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most recent of that. >> please, stop interrupting me. >> reporter: how are you guys going to avoid that downfall? >> i mean, for me, it's communication. i know how much we love each other. and that's the center of what we have. >> just the fact that we love each other. and the dynamic of our relationship and the way we communicate. i think that's what is going to make it last despite the outside distractions. >> reporter: ali did tell me behind the scenes that her relationship with the runner-up, chris, never got more than just a friendship. the romantic sparks just weren't quite there. the happy couple is planning to move to san diego, where roberto is going to open an insurance company. ali is planning to be a happy homemaker until she finds the right job. and i have a feeling they will do a little wedding planning. big wedding coming up in 2011. >> so, you're a believer? >> i'm a believer. and i know that my track record isn't great. i was a believer for jake and vienna. i'm aware of that.
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but i got to tell you. i had a really good vibe from them. i talked to them a lot behind the scenes. they seemed down to earth. and they seem like they have it all figured out. that's just my take. >> i love that you're such a romantic, cameron. i agree with you. they seem -- >> you do? >> i do. i'm going out on a limb, too. we're out there together. >> all right. let's go, george. >> okay. thank you, cameron. when we come back, how to help your aging parent through depn. depression is a serious medical condition it can take so much out o of y. i feel like i hav o wiwind myself up
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depression in the seniors enough. it's so important. first of all, if you think about it, a lot of seniors are isolated. they live alone. they've lost a partner. they don't feel they have a purpose in life. and things change for them. and often, they have physical symptoms, which can lead to depression and it's a vicious cycle. and depression can lead to more physical symptoms. and there's a lot of shame. and not wanting to talk about it. >> sure. >> finally, the cdc reported, in our seniors, they're the leading cause of suicide. >> really? >> yes. not the young. it's the seniors. >> and it looks different in older people than younger people, depression, right? what do we look for. >> it does look different. we don't think of the typical sadness in seniors. they have different similar thomas. they often have more physical complaints. they might have back pain or internal complaints. change in their function. second are memory problems. they might look like they have early alzheimer's. but they don't. and they can get misdiagnosed. they can't concentrate. the memory can go.
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if you don't treat the depression, it can get worse. and the third is a change in behavior. a change in personality. suddenly, if they become more irritable and anxious, that could be a red flag. finally, if they're not paying attention to their personal care, their hygiene. maybe your mom's not putting on makeup. your dad's not wearing the shirts. it is the changes. >> if you witness the changes, marie, the all-important conversation. how do you go about having that talk with your parent? >> the first thing i would say, is don't use the word depression. don't say, mom, i'm worried you're depressed. that's a code word. the seniors don't want to talk about that. i think you should focus on the physical symptoms. mom, i'm worried about your health. i'm worried about this complaint that you have. let's make an appointment with the doctor. go to the doctor, if you possibly can, with your loved one that you're worried about. and give the doctors the head -
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up. doctors don't have that much time. let them know. if the senior goes by themselves, they'll say my arthritis is acting up. and they might get a prescription for the pain. the pain pills can make their depression worse. >> and a lot of seniors, from that really great generation. and they may look at depression as a sign of weakness. and so, you have to manage the conversation you have, to take it away from that. and about physical instead of it being a mental issue. it's a real bug-a-boo, for many in that age group. >> it is. and as far as the treatment, in fact, medications can work. but certainly, we don't typically go quickly for the medications because there's a lot of side effects. the newer drugs have been associated with loss. talk therapy works. sometimes not. make sure there's no physical condition. there's no nutritional condition, thyroid problem. second, make sure the treatment recommended that they follow through. they take the medicine. they stop any unnecessary med spins get to sleep.
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and then, finally, if it's serious, and if you're really worried and they're not getting better, make sure they see, ideally, a geriatric specialist. >> how do you find a specialist like that? what would you recommend? >> i would talk to the family doctor that knows your parent. that's step number one. hopefully, they can make that recommendation. don't hesitate to ask for that referral. and encourage them that this is a time in life when physical things are happening and it affects their brain. they need to know that. >> marie, thanks for that. on more on how to help your aging parents. h. [ female announcer ] fiber has never looked better.
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a. c. transit service is expected to be back to normal this morning after a judge ruled the agency must stop imposing a new contract on its drivers. it forced bus calculations. the two meet with arbitrators to come up with a contract agreement. san francisco's municipal transportation agency meets today to review a pay increase for muni drivers. drivers are all but guaranteed a 6% pay raise to almost $30 san hour. the city charter says muni drivers must be the second highest paid transit workers in the country. there's a measure to change that requirement on the november ballot. check with frances and see how the commute's going. >> looking light at the bridge toll plaza. there's an accident eastbound 80
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degrees the next couple days and hold through the weekend. kristen. >> mike, thanks a lot. the news continues wit ♪ there are 9 million bicycles in beijing ♪ ♪ that's a fact it's a thing you can't deny ♪ ♪ like the fact that i will love you till i die ♪ [ cheers and applause ] beautiful voice. katie melua. big sensation across the pond in england. it's wonderful to have you here in the states. you have a brand-new cd coming out. and you're going to be singing for us in the last half hour. when you opened your mouth, we're like, wow. what a voice. >> i'm in a better mood for the rest of the morning. that's beautiful. >> you can sing with me. >> i'm not. then we would be in a bad mood.
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>> thank you, katie. we say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning. alongside george, i'm robin. >> also, a new report on the staggering cost of child care. this was really eye-opening. some families are spending more on child care than on food. we have a new study that reveals the staggering numbers. we'll have a lot more on that ahead. >> we will. ever wonder where a job interview went wrong? tory johnson went to employers to find out the top five mistakes job seekers make in an interview. the turns that could turn no thanks into you're hired. >> she's got the good advice, that's for sure. let's go to sam, now. again. a little close. within ten feet. >> and a little casual. >> i'm not touching you. i'm not touching you. >> i'm not touching you. i'm not touching you. i know. speaking of child care. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want you to know about as you walk out the door. we're going to start talking a little about colin here. here's the deal.
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as this storm continues to move a little bit north and towards the west, if it's going to develop a little stronger, it will be in that area between puerto rico and the dominican republic and haiti. in that area. right now, the hurricane center is not forecasting to do that and keeps it as a tropical storm. and leaves it over the weekend between bermuda and the carolinas. all interests on the east coast should be following the storm. and the heat, as well. it's the deep south up the east coast. look at what happens here in new york, and washington, d.c. and raleigh and philly. just three pick cities. we're going back in the 90s. we've had a little bit of a break. today, you guys will have a break. just know it gets back in the 90s soon. that was good.
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that weather was brought to you by the buick regal. ladies and gentlemen, cast your eyes thusward to the lovely robin roberts. >> i have no response to that, sam. i'm going to let that fall like that. thank you, sir. we have a new study this morning that has alarming findings about the skyrocketing cost of child care. forcing parents to make choices that may not be the best of their children. and our steve osunsami has all the details for us. and joins us live this morning. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we got an early look at this report. and in many states, child care now costs more than to send a child to college. for so many families in these difficult times, they just can't do it. jessica howell says she's struggling, trying to look for work from home and care for her 2-year-old daughter, malia, at work from home and care for her 2-year-old daughter, malia, at the same time. happens when thn the phone rings and it's a job offer? and they want you to be up there for an interview, in the city up t terview, in
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no.exactly. we don't know. ter: she's survivingurviving on nemployment. are is out ofcare is out of the question. there's no way she can afford there' it. it. here in georgia, she could easily pay more than $6,500 a year. >> >> day care costs are equivalent of, you know, monthly, a small mortgage payment. gage payment.across the country, child care costs have never been cogher. and it's terrible timing for so many families. n maryland and connecticut, families spent an average of $12,000 to $13,000 caring for one instant. that cost was nearly $14,000 in nearly a and new york. and nearly $19,000 in massachusetts. avse are just averages. ly we do not generally think of child care as that expensive. and families, when they have an hey haveare basically on the lower end of their earning power, as opposed to a family po ho has a child in college. y state and: in every state and care , the cost of child care e thane infant is now more than what most families spend every
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year on food. the9 states and the nation's capital, it's higher than tuition and other fees at public feesrsities. and many parents are having to make impossible choices. oices.y're caught in a bind. athout child care, they can't nd.k. nd unless they work, they can't orter: she cancare. >> reporter: she can no longer afford child care for her 4-year-old son. childidn't realize how expensive it was until i lost my 4-year-old so job. l reporter: today, he's here, thanks to a state agency, who is helping to pay her daycare bills while she looks for work. >> until i get a job. >> reporter: you need it. >> yes, i do. desperately. do.reporter: parents downsizing their day care is certainly ents ng the system hard. children are leaving. stem centers are closing. in georgia alone, more than th ing.0 closed last year. this fall doesn't look year.sing. >> our preschool classes have decreased. our toddler room decreased.
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and our infant room. de we only have a few babies. decreased.r: jessica howell says she needs a job to pay well enough to send her daughter to day care every work day. >> i couldn't accept minimum wage and still be able to put my daughter in child care and have food on the table. >> reporter: in two weeks, her unemployment checks will stop r: in two hen, she doesn't know what they will do. the federal government believes ves american families should be that ame spending no more than 10% of day annual income on day care. but the truth is, robin, many families are spending two-times to three-times that amount. three-timesthey are. muce, thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. brings this to we'd love to hear from you. tell us how you feel about this w you feel are your child care costs are your child care your pressure on your do you have some suggestions? eigh in on our shoutout board at at next, the top five mistakes job-hunters make. tory johnson will be here. stakes job-hunters make. @ú@ú@ú@ú t t tgx
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♪ she works hard for the money if you have ever wondered why you didn't get that job you wanted, listen closely. for today's edition of "america's jobs" our workplace contributor, tory johnson, reached out to top decisionmakers, the people who do the hiring. for what turns them off in an interview and how to turn it around. tory, you went to dozens of recruiters all around the country to find out what derails interviews. and the first one talks about preparing yourself for the sales pitch. take a look. >> i'm frustrated with candidates haven't tell me what they have been doing. i also want to hear questions from them, as it's a sales process. >> it really is a sales process. you're selling yourself in that interview. that means you have to be able to answer all of the key
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questions. as well as ask really important questions. expect to be asked what you've been doing since you were out of work. and just looking for a job, that answer's not going to cut it. you have to address something specific you've been doing. volunteering, temping, taking a course. if you haven't been doing any of those things, make it up. figure out a book that you're reading that is specific to something that you're looking to do professionally. walk into the library or bookstore. and flip through pages so you have a story to share about something that's interesting when asked that question. the question i hate but we all have to be prepared to answer it is, what's your five-year plan? if we knew that, we would be buying winning lottery tickets. not the easiest thing to answer. all someone wants to know is that you have a commitment to grow within this company. or you have a commitment to grow within this industry. then, you want to ask smart questions. like what are the immediate priorities in the first 30 days? the first 90 days? it shows you're thinking successfully. >> have a strategy.
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think everything through before you get there. >> absolutely. it's important to focus on the details. yesterday, i talked to tony conway. he runs the legendary event in atlanta, an event planning company, where they do events every week. he looks exclusively at the details. for example, don't show up late and say you got lost. make a dry run the day before. he looks for polished shoes. he's sending you out to represent his company. you get the job. tony conway would hire you, by all means. he says that people come in and say, i'm interested in event planning. but don't want to work nights and weekends. that's when events take place. it shows you're not connected to the industry you're interested in. rather, you're going for any job. that's not going to work, either. >> you can't give them easy reasons to say no on the way in. >> that's right. >> there's a fine line you talk about. you have to avoid coming in overprepared. that's what the head of one agency talks about. >> if you go into an interview. and you've got charts and reports. and just too many ideas, that
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may actually be a bad thing. being overprepared can also backfire if your interviewer thinks you have all the answers. and you want to come in and take the place over. >> this one is especially relevant for older, more experienced job-seekers. you might be going in and interviewing for a lesser position or interviewing with somebody who is much more junior than you are. and so, you want to wow without overwhelming. you want to know everything that you can about that company, about that position. you want to be able to answer the right questions. and also, demonstrate your knowledge and expertise without overwhelming them. without walking in and acting like you are going to take over the place and you do have all of the answers. >> i'm compelled to ask because i think this is an issue that people are facing, especially in this economy. for those who may appear to be overqualified? how do they handle that question when it comes back? >> one of the important things you can say is, i thought about that long and hard before i applied for this specific position. and here's why i know i would do well in this job.
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i'm interested in moving into this industry. i'm not interested in having that high-profile position i had before, where i had to manage all of these people. i'm okay, now, being one of the worker bees instead of the decisionmakers. in fact, i think i bring an interesting perspective to this opportunity because of the experience that i've had. >> yet another fine line here, you have to do that without showing desperation. >> another big mistake. dozens of people i talked to told me that's a huge problem. it's so common in this economy. your financial woes have no place in that conversation when you're searching for a job. and you also want to keep it professional. lots of recruiters told me about bear hugs. fist-bumps. getting a little too casual. asking a recruiter, let's get drinks after work. or let's be friends on facebook. >> during the interview? >> during the interview. stunned, right? >> that's great advice. there's five other critical mistakes to avoid. to find out what they are, go to
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[ cheers and applause ] when we last saw katie melua, she was our breakout artist in 2004. six years later, she is one of britain's most successful singer/song writers. has sold more than 10 million records. her new album, "the house," debuted at number one. and is in stores today. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back, our good friend, katie melua. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> you have just blown up. everything is happening for you. such immense talent.
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and you have a little something in common with madonna. william orbit, the producer. he came out of retirement to work on this album. >> he did. but the funny thing is, i didn't know he was retired. that's a good thing. that's why i sent him the new demos, which i spent about a year writing and working on. he heard them. and he liked them. and we made this record. >> you did all but one, you wrote or co-wrote. >> yeah. >> what inspires you with this music? >> i guess, you know, when i was 6 years old. i come from georgia in eastern europe. and i remember the first time my mum sat at the piano. and she played "moonlight sonata." and it gave me the most incredible feeling in my stomach. and all i wanted to do was to keep that feeling alive. so, that's the starting point for me. and everything else, in and the songs just kind of orbit around that. >> just keep talking. i love when you say beethoven's
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sonata. >> another thing. i have a georgian tongue-twister for you. the letter -- that's a letter. >> that's a letter? >> yeah. and a tongue twister is -- >> and now, singing from her new album -- i'll leave it at that. do that again. and that's georgian? >> yeah. >> i'm from georgia, too. we say, y'all come back now, hear? >> that's the georgia around here. >> what does that mean in georgiaen? >> it's a tongue twister. it says the frog is making frog noises in the water. that's profound, isn't it? >> this is what we miss, katie. and from her new album, "twisted." it's "twisted" from her new album, called "the house." katie.
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entransed by the dance you do ♪ ♪ i'm twisted so twisted ♪ ♪ i want to twist and turn with you ♪ ♪ baby, i'm twisted ooh, baby, i'm twisted ♪ ♪ out on the street i meet you again ♪ ♪ this beast inside is counting to ten ♪ ♪ we're all alone we're near my home ♪ ♪ i'm twisted just twisted ♪ ♪ entransed by the dance that you do ♪ ♪ i'm twisted so twisted ♪
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thanks, again, to katie melua. that was fantastic. >> it was. >> it was a pressure. >> these two have the right idea. >> doing it right. >> to end the show. have a great day, everybody.
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a. c. transit service may not be getting back to normal this morning. the transit agency reported a short time ago 150 driver called in sick this morning. this even after a judge ruled yesterday the agency must stop imposing a new contract on its drivers. the system has been plagued by
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an unofficial sick-out the last two weeks. all right. by the coast today, mike, expect to see any sun? >> no. >> all right. >> no. unfortunately cloudy and cool. for sun you have to head well inland. south bay with mid to upper 70s. low to mid-70s around the bay but lingering clouds around san francisco, oakland and richmond. low to mid-60s here. so much fog we have flight arrival delays into sfo. your seven-day forecast, even cooler the next couple days, 2 to 4 degrees tomorrow and again thursday. frances. >> back to alameda, at least you can get out, one lane following this accident. notice heavy traffic on highway 24 through the caldecott. heading towards the bay bridge, look at all that slowing across the upper deck. traffic backed up. actually worse this morning towards the 880 overcrossing. you'll find some of the normal slowing in some of the usual locations like northbound


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