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good morning. state of emergency. a wind-driven wildfire in the mojave desert destroys at least 30 homes and is threatening 150 more this morning. as crews struggle to gain ground on an 11,000-acre blaze raging nearby. we're live with the latest on both fires. no survivors. a passenger jet crashes and bursts into flames overnight in the hills around pakistan's capital. 152 people are dead, including two americans. what caused that plane to go down. and there goes the bride. with her wedding just days away. chelsea clinton puts on a floppy hat to pay a visit to a famous
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designer showroom. as they say, who will she be wearing? the inside scoop today, wednesday, july 28th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on this wednesday. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning hundreds of firefighters are working to contain those two wildfires that have erupted and spread quickly in southern california. both of them fueled by changing winds. >> now, the most destructive of the blazes is about 70 miles north of los angeles. it's destroyed at least 30 homes already. as i said earlier, 150 other homes are in danger this morning. we're going live to that scene in just a little while. also ahead, a new report this morning that those classified war documents posted online include the names of dozens of afghan informants.
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so is the leak more dangerous than even the white house first suspected? and has this man put innocent lives at risk? coming up, the founder of speaks out in an exclusive interview. also i guess you could call them the diva and the diplomat. aretha franklin is used to performing and last night she got some help from an unexpected source. former secretary of state condoleezza rice. al sat down and talked to both of those women. he'll have that conversation for us a little later on. first on this h wednesday morning let's start with those wildfires raging about an hour north of los angeles. nbc's kristen welker is in tehachapi with the latest. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. governor arnold schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency here in kern county where we are watching two fast-moving fires. so far dozens of homes have been destroyed. people have been evacuated and a number of structures are currently threatened. if we could take a look at some of the video that we shot of this fire here in tehachapi.
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the first fire is called the west fire. it's destroyed more than 30 homes and is threatening about 150 structures. it's burning near tehachapi, which is 70 miles north of los angeles. it started yesterday afternoon and has already scorched more than 1200 acres. as many as 200 firefighters are battling this blaze and it's about 25% contained. now, we're also watching a second fire, the bull fire. that's in the sequoia national forest in the northern part of kern county. this blaze has destroyed six homes and forced the evacuation of a camp for juvenile offenders. so far 700 firefighters are on the scene and 5,000 acres has been consumed. this blaze only 5% contained, but fewer structures are being threatened at this point in time. now back out here live, there is some good news here, which is that there are no injuries so far. the cause of both of these fires under investigation. it's a very tense situation. a number of residents reporting
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that they just had to pick up all of their belongings in a matter of minutes and literally, matt, run for their lives. >> kristen, can't help but noticing looking at the wind generators behind you moving pretty quickly. what are the winds like today? what's the weather supposed to do? >> reporter: well, that is the biggest challenge right now for firefighters, matt. the winds are not incredibly strong right now, but they are expected to pick up and one of their greatest problems since yesterday afternoon when the tehachapi expire started was erratic winds, so that's what they're dealing with. today they are going to be out in force trying to get a containment line around these two fires. matt, back to you. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. now let's get a check of the rest of the top stories. natalie morales is in for ann who is on assignment. >> good morning, everyone. at least two americans were among the victims of today's jetliner crash near pakistan's capital of islamabad. 152 people were aboard the flight from karachi.
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the plane went down in a rain storm. there were no survivors. the head of the website that released the secret documents on the afghanistan war said today he did not post many other records because they contain the names of u.s. service members still serving overseas. today marks 100 days since the oil rig exploded in the gulf of mexico, killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in u.s. history. bp says the containment cap on the well is working and no new oil has leaked now in 12 days. and a sad note about one of our recent guests here on the "today" show. wildfire photographer jim cole passed away this week. his agent said jim died in his sleep of natural causes. last month jim spoke with matt about his new book, surviving a grizzly attack and still loving the great bear. he was a great man and certainly going to be missed. his talents tremendous, especially in the world of natural photography. it is now 7:05 pacific time. back over to matt, meredith and al. >> thanks very much.
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mr. roker. >> as we go back to california to go you what's going on in the forecast, 86 degrees, winds northwest 10 to 20 miles per hour and they are going to be gusty. and here's what's happening around san francisco. we've got overcast skies and our temperatures today again running quite mild. 50s to get your day started. around lunchtime, breaking out into the 70s inland with some clearing at least inland today, but still stuck in the clouds around san francisco and the coast. 60s and 70s for most of the bay area. about the same story tomorrow. and as we head into the start of the weekend, inland temperatures warming 5 to 10 degrees, to so finally looking a little bit more like july and trending a bit cooler early next week. that's your latest weather. meredith. >> al, thank you. now to that new report this morning that the names of dozens of informants are included in the tens of thousands of classified war documents leaked to an online whistleblower. in a moment we will talk exclusively with the founder of
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wikileaks. but first nbc's jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. while the white house is aggressively trying to control the political trying to contro the political fallout while the pent dwagon is assessing any potential damage to security. they are in a desperate search for the leakers themselves. in his first public response to the wikileaks controversy, president obama worried it could put american troops at risk but said there is nothing in the leaks to change his afghan war strategy. >> the fact is these documents don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on afghanistan. >> reporter: on capitol hill, marine corps general james madus couldn't contain his thoughts. >> it is appalling to release this information. >> the yeas, 308.
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>> reporter: the house finally passed a bill to pay for the bill after democrats in both houses stalled the votes for months. >> all of us, however, are concerned that after nearly nine years of war, more than 1,000 american casualties and billions of u.s. taxpayer dollars the taliban appear to be as strong as they have been. >> reporter: the pentagon has launched a full blown investigation to try to find the source of the leak. a senior pentagon official says a prime suspect is 22-year-old army private first class bradley manning. he's already suspected of leaking this gun camera video of a helicopter attack on civilians in baghdad to wikileaks. he's charged with downloading 150,000 secret cables. but pentagon officials tell nbc news that thousands of military d.o.d. civilians and even private contractors have the
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same kind of security clearance and access to secret files as manning. any one of them with a personal agenda or grudge could easily become wikileaks' next source. >> over half the american people are now against the afghan war. the number is bound to grow as a result of this gusher of leaks. >> reporter: if manning knows anything about these latest leaks, military officials say he isn't talking. as for those reports this morning that those documents contain the names of dozens of afghan civilians who provided intelligence to the u.s. military, pentagon officials say this is the fear they have had all along. if the names are revealed those people could become targets for the taliban. meredith? >> thank you very much. julian assange is the founder of wikileaks. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> since releasing the leaked reports you said, "our primary
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concern with people being potentially harmed had to do with afghan informants and that is why we held back some 15,000 reports for a detailed review." this morning the london times said they have found the names of dozens of afghans credited with providing detailed information to u.s. intelligence. what is your reaction to that? >> we're still reviewing that report by the times to see if it's credible. we spent quite a bit of effort on pulling out 15 threat reports that may have mentioned that for a detailed review. they will not be published until they are reviewed. this report by the times, i really can't comment on it too much. i have seen the allegation. we take these things seriously and we are reviewing it. >> is the 90,000-plus documents, only 2,000 have been reviewed by
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you in depth. how do you know what you put out there? >> well, the reports themselves have particular classifications which are placed on them by the u.s. military. now, it is possible that some of those classifications were misapplied internally. so that could be a cause of something slipping in there. it really is too early to say yet. we have seen these things in media reports that are not particularly credible. reading the times article it is hard to get a hook onto what they're talking about. but we have our people involved, looking at the documents. we'll come to a conclusion soon after that what is going on. but looking at the broader picture, there are 2,200 escalation of force reports in this material. the deaths of some 20,000 people documented, and, of course, every week another 100 or so
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people are killed in afghanistan and that number is increasing. we shouldn't let these rumors about whether there are additional names in there or not which may or may not be serious eclipses the bigger problem. >> you said there is a mood to end the war in afghanistan. you hope this information will shift political will. if in the process you have jeopardizes the lives of afghan informants, if somebody is executed because their name is out there, would you consider that your form of collateral damage? >> yes. that would be true in our case. if we had, in fact, made that mistake then of course that would be something we would take very seriously. >> this has to be sobering for you. your number one concern, you said, is to protect these people. you could have put dozens or
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maybe many more than that in harm's way. >> well, once again, we are checking to see whether this is, in fact, credible. it is probably unlikely. we have taken care to, in fact, hold back a 15,000 for review that it could have this type of material in it. if there are names there and they are at risk, this would be because of a misclassification by the u.s. military itself. >> would you consider never releasing the other 15,000 documents given what's going on now? >> we reserve the other 15,000 for a detailed review. we have designed a computer system especially for that review at a low level because we believe there was a small risk that some of them would have names within them. that review is progressing. >> all right.
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julian assange, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> it's 7:13. here's matt. thank you. with an economy on edge many states are facing difficult choice. new jersey's governor is facing waves for fixing his state's budget problems. good to have you here. >> good morning, matt. >> so much for flying under the radar. you have been in the seat for six months and you're making headlines. they are saying, the nation's most interesting governor, governor wrecking ball, a human bu bulldozer and my favorite, he may look like chris farley, but in terms of policy he's as sexy as christie brinkley. >> we're treating the people of new jersey as adults. we are in awful shape and we need to get it together. >> that includes taking on head on what are normally some sacred
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cows -- unions, teachers, cops. any regrets about the cuts? are you worried that a year or two from now the cuts may come back to haunt the people of new jersey? >> my regret is we didn't deal with it sooner. all the cuts are tough. in a perfect world i wouldn't want to do them. i'm in a state where i have an $11 billion defendant on a $20 billion budget. >> you took on the teachers union. you said to teachers, you may have to take a pay freeze for a year, pay for your own health benefits. you got into a heated exchange at a town hall meeting. take a look. >> -- from my education and my experience. >> well, you know what, you don't have to do it. [ cheers and applause ] >> the simple fact of the matter is -- >> teachers do it because they
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love it. >> the simple fact is this -- >> teachers do it because they love it. >> well, that's good. >> that's why i do it. >> teachers go into it knowing what the pay scale is. >> it's basically, you knew the deal, take it or leave it. these are teachers and that's a tough group to take on. any fear of fallout? >> i don't think you can lead out of fear. the teachers union in new jersey demanded 4% and 5% increases in the 0% inflation world. they pay nothing to the teachers for family health benefits from the day they are hired to the day they die. the people being ravaged from the recession are being asked to shelter people from the recession. the politically correct approach doesn't work anymore. we have to talk about the problems and solve them. >> are you reacting to what has happened inside the republican party long known as the party of fiscal responsibility?
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it took on a slightly different reputation over the last dozen or so years. did the party lose sight of core responsibilities? >> i think it did. the reason i became a republican at 18 and voted for reagan in 1980 is he articulated the ideas of lower spending, smaller government, common sense regulation, lower taxes. i feel we have lost our way. we have to get back to those core things and that's what people in new jersey, at least, want to hear. >> president obama is coming to your state later on. i know you're going to greet him. he's here, in part, to push for legislation that would help small businesses. do you agree with the legislation? are you in favor of it? >> i'm in favor of trying to lower taxes and lower regulation so they can create jobs. we need more private sector jobs and the economies are producing. >> based on what you have seen in the legislation, will you
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support that? you do agree on some of the things he's done for the economy. >> i agree on things like education, renewable energy and those things. i have been vocal in my support. i think he has to get back to the core principles as well. that's what he'll hear today. >> you made headlines for another reason. you're smiling already. you took on the jersey shore -- not the geographic location but the television show. you said that the show is negative for new jersey. i get the whole governor wrecking ball, but staki taking snooki and the situation? >> they're new yorkers. they parachute people from new york to the jersey shore and say that this is new jersey. it's not. if you want to come to the jersey shore, let's go. i will show you the real jersey shore. >> people say they are good for the economy in the towns along the jersey shore and they have
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increased tourism. you need money. >> we'll find other ways. we'll take the situation and snookie out back. >> now you're dumping them on me? >> there's only so much a man can take. >> governor, it's good to have you here. >> thanks, matt. good to be here. >> thank you very much. 19 minutes after the hour. here's meredith. >> matt, thank you. a new proposal is ruffling feathers in san francisco. a proposed ban on sale of most pets within city limits. natalie has details. >> cities like west hollywood, california, have had similar bans with dogs and cats but the new law would include all creatures great and small and the idea has the fur flying. >> reporter: it's a bow-wow brouhaha in the city by the bay. san francisco officials are
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considering a measure that would take the pets out of pet stores within city limits. if passed, store owners say the law would take a serious bite out of profits and consumer choice. ♪ how much is that doggy in the window ♪ >> there are lots of dogs and cats at rescues. there are more than enough. >> reporter: the idea to ban pet sales started with philip gary, who is also a backyard beekeeper on his own time. he says the original goal was to discourage so-called puppy mills, large factory-style breeding operations that he says raise dogs in cruel and unhealthy conditions and end up in pet stores. but animal lovers in this famously pet-centric town said, why stop with cats and dogs? what about hamsters, birds and
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chinchillas which also end up in shelters and are eventually euthanized. >> it's animal welfare. >> reporter: pet store owners like rick french say the city should keep its paws off. >> san francisco has a law that says you cannot walk an elephant down market street without a leash. if this passes i won't be able to buy a pet in a pet shop. >> reporter: french agrees puppy mills are a problem but says putting a leash on pet stores won't solve it. >> man has had pets for thousands of years. all the stores i know of in san francisco are very responsible. if they are not responsible that's where they should be focusing their efforts. >> reporter: in a city where dog owners refer to themselves as "guardians," any proposal about animals will raise hackles. advocates on both sides are certain to continue fighting like cats and dogs. >> of course before it can become a law a final proposal has to get through the city's
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animal control and welfare commission and a vote by the board of supervisors. meredith? thank you very much. still to come, who is that under the floppy hat? chelsea clinton heading into the store of a well known designer. who will she be wearing? all the details, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still to come, police investigating the disappearance of 7-year-old kyron horman in oregon say they are making significant progress but why are they doubling the reward? fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth,
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have you tried honey bunches of oats yet? every spoonful is a little different. mmm. they got three kinds of flakes. this is delicious. it's the perfect combination of sweet and crispy. i love it. this is so good. this is great. the magic's in the mix. good wednesday morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. time to check the commute with mike. a fire to tell you about. >> two car fires. the van fire is still going on in the peninsula. earlier one in castro valley. two reported in the last half an hour there. northbound 101 at 92. sounds like that should be out. no injuries are reported and no slowing on your peninsula drive. i guess that's the better news. a little bit of smoke might be remaining in the area, but our view of the san mateo bridge from the hayward side shows you you wouldn't even notice it if there was smoke on the peninsula side. rob, kind of a cloudy, hazy forecast for the area, at least that's what the cars are seeing right now.
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driving's okay, but how widespread is this? >> we're seeing that inland into solano county. it's been the story of the week. low clouds to start the morning. sunshine inland. look at these temperatures again today. mostly 60s and 70s inland. a few exceptions to the rule will be places like morgan hill, los gatos, and levivermore gettg close to 80. mild again tomorrow. friday and saturday, start to warm up a little bit. mid- to upper 80s inland, 60s out on the coast.ight meight now, 7:27. mo news after thbreak. ben and his family live on this block. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community.
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a major piece of the new bay bridge goes into place today. crews are starting to put the signature feature for the new eastern span of the bay bridge, a 525-foot tower into place. the first segment of the tower will be installed early this afternoon. construction crews will slide in a 1,000-ton beam, just one of four 150-foot supports that will eventually connect to the foundation of the bridge. the new span is scheduled to open to traffic by 2014. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. "today" show returns in half a minute. have a great morning.
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7:30 now on wednesday morning, the 28th of july, 2010. a large image of the crowd gathered outside our window on the world. coming up, the plaza will go country as carrie underwood will be here for a live concert. should be a lot of fun. meredith vieira alongside matt lauer. coming up a whooping cough epidemic. at least six infants have died in california. experts fear it could be the worse outbreak in 50 years. with the new school year
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approaching there is rising concern because many parents never had their kid vaccinated. what can you do to keep your family safe just ahead. also, her wedding is three days away and a hint for the designer she'll be wearing. and tomorrow on "today" ann has an exclusive interview with joe biden as he welcomes troops home from iraq. we're going to get his take on the war there and in afghanistan, especially in light of the leaked military documents. that's ann's exclusive interview with vice president joe biden tomorrow only on "today." let's us begin with what investigators call significant progress in the search for 7-year-old kyron horman. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. investigators have been tight-lipped in the nearly two months since kyron disappeared. tuesday, the press statement was limited and brief, but it did
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come with emotional words from kyron's mother. >> we are still very hopeful that with additional tips each day and their diligent actions that is what will lead them to kyron. >> reporter: an emotional desiree young, kyron's mother, joined investigators tuesday as they announced that the reward fund for the missing 7-year-old last seen at school in june, has been doubled to $50,000. >> we love you, kyron. never give up hope. we are all coming to get you to bring you home. >> reporter: meanwhile, kyron's family has stepped up their media campaign, pointing the finger at kyron's stepmother, terri horman, the last person to see kyron before he disappeared. kyron's mother believes terri was involved and that he's now being hidden. in an interview with people magazine kyron's parents say he's been stashed away and from
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what they know about terri, she planned the abduction and is executing a plan. young tells the newspaper that on the morning kyron disappeared she had an unusually brief e-mail exchange with terri indicating something was wrong. >> she was very short and to the point which is unusual for her. a one-sentence e-mail. she e-mailed me three, four times that day which is kind of strange. >> reporter: making a rare public statement, the sheriff's department offered little insight into their investigation and took no questions. detectives wouldn't discuss the grand jury investigation or details about recent searches at three homes belonging to friends of terri. >> we cannot comment on specific searches but we can tell you searches occur when necessary. we have resources in place to address any large or small scale search effort effort that may develop. >> reporter: investigators said tuesday they are making significant progress, but they
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have yet to name any suspects. in fact, police say they haven't spoken to terri horman since she hired her attorney weeks ago. he labels the speculation around terri a witch hunt. >> we believe kyron's disappearance involves criminal behavior because his parents have been deprived of their son for 53 days. >> reporter: bruce mccain worked in the sheriff's department for years. he says it's what investigators didn't say tuesday that worries him. >> when kyron was mentioned about finding him or bringing him, for the first time ever, there was no mention of him beag live. i think that's significant. >> reporter: this morning kyron's family say they believe the investigation remains on track. they are confident they will see their little boy again. investigators say they will give the case as much resources as they possibly can. matt? >> miguel, thank you very much.
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clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler. good morning. >> hi, matt. >> let me start with the gentleman who used to work for the sheriff's department saying that it's significant that no one who is part of the investigation refers to the fact that he is alive. does that strike you? >> it does. i think it gets harder and harder to hold out hope. the one hope has to be that if, as the media and the family suggests terri horman has anything to do with the disappearance, she would have to have someone out there working with her who is loyal to her and who law enforcement has not been able to identify in eight weeks. if we take terri out of the equation, that means some unknown predator has the boy and there is nothing to show that to this point. >> on the one hand the investigators come before the public and say, look, we are
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making significant progress. on the other hand they have doubled the reward money that would suggest they are going to the public saying, we need your help, we need leads. is that a contradiction? >> no. i think both is going on. number one, i think the reward was doubled because some private citizen wrote a check and said, i'm here to help, so i will double the reward. law enforcement is not going to turn that down. when we see the sheriff's offices and fbi researched the area around the school, they are redoing all of their leads again. that suggests that they are somewhat challenged. they have had over 3,000 leads, but so far nothing has led to the recovery of the 7-year-old boy. >> the idea that terri horman had some premeditated plan which was put forward by kyron's biological parents, some kidnap plot, you have to ask yourself for what purpose -- money, revenge? what? >> it seems like if this is true
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it may have been for revenge. some suggested through the media that her husband, kyron's biological father, may have been having some type of affair that caused her seven months ago to allegedly hire a hit man. when that fell through we have to say if this is true and if she was willing to punish him to kill him, would she look for another way to hurt him which could be through his son? >> we have to say with no concrete evidence against her we can't assume the worst. correct? >> yeah. the only thing worse than losing a child is being accused of having something to do with it. even though terri horman has been convicted in the court of public opinion, we have not seen a shred of evidence that's led to arrest or indictment. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, matt. >> now a check on the weather from al. >> thank you. you're celebrating your 14th birthday. what's your name?
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>> taylor. >> where are you from? >> macpherson, kansas. >> today is the day? >> friday. >> well, sometime in the next couple of days. >> yeah. >> let's check the weather, see what's going on. at least we know that the jet stream has kicked down to the south. 80s in the pacific wornorthwest. tomorrow and friday we can see the jet stream stays down south out west, so they will continue with the heat. it bubbles up through the country so sizzling weather continues through the gulf coast into the midwest. you maid here's a look at the golden gate bridge where we've got overcast skies pretty much throughout the bay area, not just for san francisco. you can see our temperatures this morning, mostly 50s outside for now. as we head towards the afternoon with clearing inland. it's going to be another mild day. 70s around san jose, close to 80 in livermore.
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otherwise, 60s and 70s for another day today. tomorrow, maybe just a little bit warmer. it's friday and saturday, i think we'll see those inland temperatures get more into the mid- and upper 80s and then trending cooler again early next week. and the allen family reunion. all right. what a group. i like you, young man. you remind me of yourself, except you're much better looking. let's go to matt. >> thank you very much. up next, which designer was chelsea clinton going to visit when she was spotted in new york on tuesday? we'll have new details on this weekend's big wedding, but up next, one state taking emergency steps to deal with the whooping cough epidemic. how concerned should you be? mih where we pick up a couple of horses that we ride to a nearby river. then we canoe upstream to a helicopter that takes us to the conference.
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nearly 1500 confirmed cases and at least six infants have die. dr. nancy snyderman joins us. >> hey, meredith. i think we are seeing a tipping point in unvaccinated children. the hot pockets are in families where, frankly, parents have decided not to vaccinate their children. in morin county near san francisco there are more cases than anywhere else. six infants have lost their lives who, frankly, should not have died. >> you say the vaccines have become victims of their own success. what do you mean? >> you and i remember what it was like in the '50s and '60s when we were lined up for the polio vaccine. the idea was if you get a vaccination you will not get ill and will not die. we had mass inoculations. people forget what it was like to see people with these communicable diseases. i worry if we undervaccinate children and you see whooping
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cough coming back, this is the canary in the coal mines. last year we saw children dying of measles. these infectious and deadly diseases shouldn't even be talked about. >> the whooping cough season is just beginning. >> it is. august and september we may see more. >> how do people protect themselves at this point? >> i have been an unabashed advocate for vaccinations. they are safe. they work. a lot of people are opting out saying, it's against my religion. for most people that's not true. make sure your children are vaccinated. the whooping cough vaccine is given at 2, 4, 6 months. if you are an adult and around a child under the age of 1, get vaccinated. if you are a woman of child-bearing years, get vaccinated. pull out the card your pediatrician gives you.
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there is a vaccination schedule you can get. these vaccines are meant to protect your children and you. if you think you can opt out, remember that when you go to the grocery store and walk by someone with cancer, m.s. or any other compromised and i think more important. right now individuals are trumping the general populous at large. i find it frankly offensive and immoral. >> what do you see for symptoms? what do you do? >> starts as a crummy cold but then you get this whooping cough. it can start two weeks later. it may start as stuffy nose, sniffles. a cough. runny eyes. but then two weeks later, you start to see the cough and the problem is children then have to sort of fight to breathe. children can sometimes breathe 50, 60 times a minute. sometimes higher and they literally, when this he die, end up suffocating themselves because they stugle struggle for
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breath. i have seen several cases as a young pediatrician. it is a horrendous disease. any time we talk about something that can be prevented we have to go back to basics. this is a time. make sure your children are safe. >> is it likely this will spread to other states? >> i have no doubt that it's going to. it's peaked in california. last year, in minnesota, and in philadelphia. we know children died of measles. this winter as whooping cough upticks, measles continues to be undervaccinated. we'll see pockets of communicable infections that a few decades ago we thought, frankly, we had eradicated from the united states. these illnesses should not be seen in the united states with the vaccinations we have at hand. >> dr. nancy snyderman, thank you very much. >> you bet, meredith. up next, days before her wedding, chelsea clinton dons a floppy hat to sneak into a famous designer's showroom. who's? we'll give you the answer right after this. for those of us who have lactose intolerance,
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chelsea clinton was spotted on tuesday sneaking into vera wang's manhattan showroom. that's the cover of women's wear daily. rosemary, good morning. you actually spotted her at vera wang's. tell me what you saw. >> we were standing out front and we had seen hillary go upstairs about 15 minutes earlier. unfortunately, we thought we may have missed her, but chelsea arrived on the scene wearing an enormous floppy straw hat and we were fortunate enough to photograph her. >> did you talk to her at all? >> i asked what she found most challenging about planning a wedding. she just lowered her head. >> and said nothing? >> she had other things on her mind. >> vera wang has designed dresses for famous wedding celebrities along the way. wedding dresses of jennifer lopez, mariah carey, ivanka trump. i know she was spotted at oscar de la renta's as well.
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>> all signs point to vera at this point. we have been told she's doing the bridesmaid and flower girls' dresses. >> the reason they were at oscar de la renta, is that for the mother of the bride? >> it could be for hillary as well as -- it's a three-day affair. there is a rehearsal dinner, brunch on sunday supposedly. so there will be plenty of opportunities for wardrobe changes. >> there is so much buzz about this wedding. it is certainly not the first one at the white house. we have photos of folks married there in prior years, some of the daughters of the presidents. this one has generated more buzz than any i remember. why do you think that is? >> people feel they know her. chelsea was only 12 when her father was first elected. they have seen her grow up through the years, become a confident young woman. it's a great lift to the country to celebrate something. >> it's an expensive lift. they are talking about $3 million-plus for the wedding in rhinebeck.
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how does a town prepare for that? >> the local community has allocated extra money for police detail to pitch in with the secret service and the state police. but the townspeople seem very excited. they have decorated their stores. they are eager to welcome new people to the community and they hope it will have a residual effect down the road. >> which it probably will for sure. i mentioned that you saw both chelsea and her mom, hillary clinton, secretary of state, yesterday. do you have a sense of the mood of the family? obviously they are elated. did you get the sense they were nervous or -- >> they seemed very composed and collected, ready to go. i would think quite happy. >> do you think you're going to figure out which dress it is before saturday or will you be surprised with everybody else? >> we're leaning towards vera. we'll keep working on it. >> okay. rosemary, thank you very much. coming up, new research that shows knowing the right way to fighe thh beuryo tsto pohid be the best thing to happen to your
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good morning to you. 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. want to check in with mike and the morning commute. another car fire. >> another car fire, another location. this time a cig alert as a result, laura. eastbound 24, right as you're passing by highway 13 and the interchange, reports of a car fire. more chp reports saying the vehicle was still smoking when they got there, someone was trapped inside. no updates since then, but with we know an ambulance has been called. three lanes reportedly blocked. causing slowing towards the caldecott tunnel. in the commute direction, coming off the walnut creek interchange, 24 slow approaching that area. and we just heard about an accident on the orinda side of the caldecott tunnel. a lot of activity in either direction for highway 24. the rest of the maze looking
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pretty clear, but clear is not the word as far as the forecast goes. rob? >> lots of low clouds well inland this morning. you can see what it's going to do to our temperatures hour by hour. mostly 60s and 70s around the bay area. by midafternoon, getting closer to 80 around fairfield and down aren't los gatos, and morgan hill, a couple of warmer places today. as we get toward friday to kick off the weekend, inland temperatures finally starting to warm up, though we're still talking 80s instead of 90 60s continue out along the coast. more newt.s r tek.ea
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bay area commuters may soon have to pay bridge tolls and tolls to drive city streets. controversial plan is gathering momentum in san francisco. transportation authority wants to impose a $3 toll during peak morning and evening hours in much of downtown san francisco. they claim it could bring as much as $60 million a year. the city may test the plan during a six-month pilot program in 2014. and during that time, drivers would only be charged during passenger hours. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning.
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we're back at 8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 28th day of july, 2010. kind of a nice morning here, although it's heating up a little bit. you're looking at a beautiful view from 70 floors above us. that is top of the rock here at rockefeller center, looking out over the river. i think in the background there you can even see lady liberty. now you're looking at ground level, lenny and his friends on the plaza. i'm matt lauer along with
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meredith vieira and al roker. coming up, we'll talk about something that affects all three of us. >> what? >> more people in the workforce are getting older and that means they have a boss who is younger than them. >> i do. >> that can be fine, but it can present problems especially if the younger boss has a different way to communicate, more tech savvy. coming up, how to make the relationship work for you as opposed to working against you. >> okay. plus, all couples fight, right? >> you have seen the two of them. >> it's not what you fight about that matters. it's how you fight. coming up, advice on the right way to argue with your spouse or significant other. >> it's when the fight starts about one thing and goes to something that happened a month and a half ago. >> you reach into the vault and pull out a golden oldie. >> you do? >> no, other people. and is dr. condoleezza rice, the
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former secretary of state embarking on a new career? we caught her tickling the ivories accompanying the queen of soul. we have the story coming up. >> lots to get to. let's go inside. ann is on assignment. she'll have an exclusive interview with joe biden tomorrow. natalie has the headlines. hi. >> good morning, everyone. officials in pakistan say no one survived an airliner crash in the hills surrounding pakistan's capital. the plane was flying from karachi to islamabad when it crashed and burned in a rainstorm. 152 passengers were on the plane. two americans are reportedly among the victims. firefighters are slowly getting a grip on a wildfire near the mojave desert, but the fire threatens 150 homes. governor schwarzenegger declared
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a state of emergency. todnbc's anne thompson is i venice, louisiana. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. on the 100th day of the catastrophe, families who made their livings off the waters are still out of work. the oil is still washes ashore and the cleanup is still slow, hot and tedious work. there is fresh oil on the sandbar west of south pass near the mouth of the mississippi river, a new onslaught stirred up by the winds of one-time tropical storm bonnie. >> it's more of a liquid form. before it was more solid tar balls and now it's like a patty. >> reporter: the oil is elusive, playing hide and seek in the gulf currents and it is breaking up, making it harder to spot from the air and more time consumer to clean on the sand. though no new oil has spewed
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from the troubled well for some 12 days, mike frenett says there is plenty still in the gulf. >> it just doesn't disappear. it's down below. the currents are working it. depending on the wave action it will pop up. i don't know how long it will do that, but it's going to be quite some time. >> reporter: the economic pain of the spill is evident in a long line of families waiting for free boxes of food and personal care items from feed the children. >> no matter what they do, it will never get back to what it was before. that life there it's completely gone. >> reporter: meanwhile, work continues out at the source of the spill and bp says it hopes to intercept that troubled well in two weeks. natalie? >> thank you, anne. amazingly there were no serious injuries after this spectacular crash during a weekend truck race in brazil. rescue crews had to remove one driver from his rig, but the other driver was able to walk away just fine.
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as you can see there. it is 8:04. let's go back to meredith and matt. hey, guys. >> just taking one last picture. sorry. >> forcing yourself on the people again. >> i literally punched you. gave you a shot in the ribs. now to mr. roker. you look awfully dapper today. >> thank you. that's very nice. we have a birthday girl today. how old are you, tiffany? >> 15. s>>t'le check the weather. our pick city, t'savannah, georgia. they will have scattered and thunderstorms today. you can see we have monsoonal moisture coming out of the south. we're looking at sunshine and warm weather in the pacific northwest. temperatures getting into the 80s today. we expect sunny skies, more warmth along the east coast. a risk of strong storms up state new york into central i will
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noise and a risk of strong storms in central idaho as well. where are you from? >> laredo, texas. >> your sign says lareo -- you forgot the d. >> oh. >> i love the town of lareo. here's what's going on now in san jose. we have, obviously, overcast skies now. winds across the area, especially to the delta, shows you we have the sea breeze cranked up again today. we are going to see mild temperatures again for the afternoon. mostly 60s and 70s. near 80 degrees inland. out by livermore and morgan hill. approach the weekend, we should see warming. just inland spots. mid to upper 80s independent land and trending cooler again. >> i think i'm seeing double. where are you from? >> up state new york. >> what's your name? >> rebecca. >> whitney. >> do you ever get yourselves confused? >> no. >> matt?
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attending relationship seminars and decided to turn their home into a no-conflict zone. they tackled this agreement by practicing the speaker/listener technique. >> we start to acknowledge that we're seeing a danger sign, we're starting to feel somebody is escalating, getting a little louder, you know, a little rude or somebody were we're spinning wheels on something we think we've worked it through. rather than let it get bigger and bigger and bigger, i'll grab it right then and i'll go, gee, you know, can you tell me what's going on with you? >> whoever has the floor is the one speaking and if you don't have the floor, you're the listener. that's your job. >> scott stanley is the co-author of a new study from the center for marital stud disand the book "fighting for your marriage." >> it's not rocket science. it's showing the speaker that you are really tuned to them right now. >> reporter: and reverse the role so that both partners have their moment to be heard. findings some stanley's research
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confirmed that couples who handle conflict poorly are set up for marital failure. and the ability to maintain positive communication from the earliest years in it marriage plays a big part in who remains happy and who ends up in divorce court. >> nobody is walking down the aisle thinking i hope this person handles conflict well with me. i hope we can fight just right. that's not what people are looking for. people want lasting love. >> reporter: is the idea to not get angry with your spouse? >> differences of opinion, desires, that's inevitable. you can hann handle it well wit respect and concern or poorly. that will tell an important part of your marriage. >> you don't always have to win or be right. >> it's been a healthy part of who we've become together. >> so the next time you feel a fight coming on, try to give the speaker/listener technique a try. it may just be the best thing
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that's ever happened to your marriage. meredith? >> thank you very much. >> here is today distributor dr. gale sultz and author of the book "decoding love." if you don't fight right it could cost you your marriage. why aren't people listening? >> it's hard to change behavior. anger is a powerful emotion. and when it comes to a powerful emotion, it's even harder to change. i see this in therapy all the time about all kinds of things but particularly when you're talking about having a fight, you feel righteous. you want what you want and it makes it hard to calm down and think of practice steps. >> for your book, andrew, "decoding love" you spent a lot of time studying the experts and doing the research. first do be specific and don't resort to low blows. explain that. >> relationships depend on a deep reservoir of affection.
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the best couples have that all the time. and over time as you make the hurtful comments it drains that a little bit. that undermines the relationship. that makes aruuát difference. being specific gives people something to respond to. don't say you're a slob or you're lazy. i need you to pick up more around the house, you can talk about that. >> it's about language. don't use the word you say i instead. >> you puts you on the defensive. as soon as i say you this, if i say i feel this about the way it's going on, you'll be less defensive. arguing is really just a form of communication as we talked about in many, many segments. it's all about communication that drives the direction of the relationship. >> how good you're going to feel about each other, how intimate you'll be able to be versus the distance that occurs. >> let's talk about the approach that amy mentioned, the speaker/listener technique. here's the premise, you keep the
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house too cold and gale you like it warm. >> so the important thing is that you want to be sitting at the same level with the person. you want to be looking in their eyes as opposed to, you no he, being distant, having a distant body language. if you can hold hands, my husband, we're going to try to do that. it creates an intimate bond. i notice that i keep turning the thermostat up and you keep turning it down and that's uncomfortable for me because i end up feeling like i'm freezing all the time. >> i hear you, so what you're saying is it's hard to have the house at a temperature i put it at that you'd be much more comfortable with it warmer. >> i appreciate that i feel you heard what i was saying. >> this is so not what happens in real life. >> i wouldn't touch him, because i'm freezing and he's keeping the house cold. >> you're angry. >> this is part of the problem, they founded this actually can be an effective method. even when they train couples in
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it, they find it's not effective long term. almost all couples resume their old form of fighting after a couple months. >> should you practice this? >> this is like a model and this is like a goal. but you're going to have to practice. so go home today, if you're watching, go home today and pick something that's not really going on. it's a mock fight. you're going to go home and say, let's pretend it's about the temperature. let's try this out, look eye to eye, let's touch, rehearse this so when we're mad and really mad, we already kind of have this many in place. let's make up a cheat sheet. >> what does that mean? >> we're going to sit down and say what are the things we have to remember to do? maybe even in the heat of the moment say i am so mad, get the cheat sheet. the cheat sheet will say, okay, we were going to sit down and be eye to eye. i was going to say, you were going to say. at first it will feel stilted and weird but actually in the long run at the end of it, you're going to end up feeling like you had a communication as opposed to i really want to
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strangle him. >> you say at the end let's hug. >> you know, you might not be able to because you might not agree and you might still be angry. if you can touch in any sort of way, you know what, i love you. remember, i love you. okay, we don't agree right now, let's re-engage tomorrow but say something positive. >> all right. all right. >> or you can swat each other. >> i was going to say. >> all right, gale, andrew, thank you very much. up next, how to make working for a much younger boss work for both of you, r younger boss wor both of you right after this. and silverado half-ton have each been named a consumers digest best buy. they like that chevy backs the quality with a one-hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees now get a low mileage lease on this malibu ls
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dynamic is the norm. how do you bridge the generation gap? dr. sills is a psychologist, deborah russell is the head of workplace issues at aarp. nice to see you. we have a lot more people in the work place dealing with this dynamic. it's inevitable because of the aging baby boomers. >> absolutely. there are 76 million baby boomers. more older workers remaining in the work place. aarp has a study that shows almost 70% plan to work past traditional retirement age which means you will have multi generational work forces. >> now that i'm in my 50s i subscribe to the notion that with age comes experience. 20 years ago i would say, it's a young man's world. but what does an older worker have to deal with psychologically and emotionally when dealing with a younger person as a superior? >> we are going to work until we drop. when i get a younger boss, inside i'm a little bit
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embarrassed. what does this mean about me? number two, i'm skeptical because you look 12 and i can't believe you're going to run this the department. number three, maybe i'm resentful. you passed me by. why am i not the boss of you? those feelings get in the way. >> isn't it true that older workers assume younger bosses and workers assume they are slower on the uptake, they aren't savvy with technology. those may bester ro ty stereoty niece the older worker's mind. >> a lot of times the younger person thinks, oh, this older person will be a load. >> we think younger managers often times view older workers like managing my boss and they have those negative perceptions about whether or not they are technologically savvy. >> it may be insecurity on both
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parties. >> do you want to manage your mother? basically that's what comes up. >> let me read you comments. we asked viewers, in this situation, e-mail situations. karen in missouri says i'm older than my supervisor's mother. it's just so extremely difficult to sit through the yearly reviews of my performance and listen to the things i could be doing to build my career. i can't tell her that i have already built it. now i'm just trying to hang on until i retire. now if i can't keep up with the latest software programs and work massive amounts of overtime at the drop of a hat, i'm not keeping up, i'm not valuable. this is a very common perception. >> it's a common perception but she can make this work for her. number one, you're a politician in a performance review. if the boss asks a formulaic question, let's talk about your career, i turn that into, let me talk about how i have been a value to the company this year. let me show you what i have accomplished and then let's talk
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about what software you feel i need to learn. you know, older people need to be walked through software. younger people dive in and experiment. help your boss understand the best way for you to learn it. >> this is a situation. they have to learn to work together. this kind of attitude and perps is not going to cut it. >> absolutely. you have to establish what are the ground rules to start out with? what are the goals i'm trying to achieve for the year? if part of that requires some training, that's a conversation that should be happening. >> you shouldn't close your mind off. you should be open to the possibility. here's one. he's cocky and not respectful of older employees with more years of experience in the company. he dares to advise on behavior and thinking as if we had never done what he's in charge of, as if we had no experience at all. the older employees are very frustrated, do not respect him either because he's not humble or willing to learn. >> i think that's difficult as well. in terms of the mindset of an older individual who's coming
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in, who's looking at all the experience that they bring. i think it is important for both sides to understand what they bring to the table in terms of generational differences, but also skills and abilities in the workplace. >> i said a second ago, judith, perhaps the younger employee being cocky, in this person's eyes, is experiencing insecurities of his own thinking i don't have as much experience as these older people. i have to be more assertive and aggressive. maybe it's coming across wrong. >> in a younger boss that is not a very experienced manager, it's a problem for anybody. here's what an older person can say. i'm here. i like my job. if there is a good ideaaymy i gg my way i'm going to take it from whoever offers it. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. we're back after these messages from your local news.
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good morning. 8:26. time to check the morning commute once again with mike. sigalert canceled. >> exactly. eastbound highway 24. because of the car fire, we had reports of someone trapped inside the vehicle with smoke in there as well. the update has not had any major injuries reported. lanes are clear. that's canceled highway 13. westbound showing some slowing but not as bad as we saw coming out of walnut creek. livermore, backup. that's cleared over the last half hour. peninsula shows slowing. that's in the southbound
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direction. it is typical coming into palo alto. >> and we are stuck in this pattern now. lot of low clouds all around the bay area. clearing skies inland with mild temperatures again today. summer is on hold. inland spot 76 in san jose. closer to 80 around livermore. evergreen and morgan hill, some of the warmer spots food. head towards the start of the weekend, inland temperatures start to warm up. the coasts cool. highs in the 60s. a>
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former congresswoman tauscher is battling cancer. she informed her staff last week. tauscher says she is in the early stages and that treatment will take place over the next few months. she does expect a full recovery. tauscher spent 14 years representing california's tenth congressional direct which stretches from san francisco to the california delta. we wish her well. more news in a half hour. the "today" show returns.
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♪ 8:30 on wednesday morning, july 28, 2010. rockefeller plaza packed on a bright, beautiful morning in the northeast. we are hoping for more of the same on friday when country music's golden girl carrie underwood makes our summer concert stage her temporary
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home. speaking of music and all things wonderful, al caught up with an unlikely duo. >> kind of an odd couple of music. dr. condoleezza rice, the former secretary of state, accompanying the queen of soul, aretha franklin last night in philadelphia for a one-night only, rare concert. >> wow. >> we'll show you how that turned out. >> was that for charity? >> raising money for music for inner city kids. >> amazing. >> i can't wait to see it. >> also a confession. we got it backwards. yesterday martha stewart was here with no-bake desserts. >> you were in the segment. >> i just needed a reminder. that was so you wouldn't heat up your kitchen and today we have main courses. mark bittman is here with some dishes for a great summer dish that requires no cooking at all. >> very good. >> all right. looking forward to that. have you ever had a truly
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embarrassing health question? keep it clean, you guys. i saw you. >> yes. >> sure. >> one maybe you didn't feel comfortable talking to your doctor about. we're going to pull back the curtain and give you answers to perhaps some taboo questions. >> first, al, a check of the weather. >> we're hiring younger and younger stage hands. take a look. >> wow, that's illegal, i think, in this state. >> not if you only have him work a certain number of hours. >> that's right. >> let's check your weather, see what's going on. we'll show you for today we have a ris of strong storms from new york on into central i willinoi and central idaho. rains in the southwest and  southern texas. for tomorrow, a slight risk of strong storms throughout the dakotas. wet weather moves through. western two-thirds of the country hot.
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here's what's happening in san francisco. cloudy skies. you can see the flag showing a good strong sea breeze. pumping more cool air across the bay area today. you can see our highs having a tough time getting out of the 60s and 70s. most of us today just like yesterday, mid 70s around san jose. 60s closer to the r inner bay. 80s further inland. as we head to the end of the week into the start of the weekend, we will see temperature starting to climb inland. mid to upper 80s inland. staying in the 60s along the coast. don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day on or how about no, let's go to willard now. hello, uncle willy. >> lots of frosting on the cake. happy birthday from smuckers, how sweet it is.
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ruth butsch in peoria, illinois. lives independently and had breast cancer at 26. she survived to 100. god bless and happy birthday. henry leininger of olivet, missouri. his secret to longevity is never marrying and has smoked a pipe since 20. never stopped. raisa ell, 100 years old, from pasadena, california. worked at a veterans' hospital for years. loves rocky road ice cream. who doesn't? and margaret delawter from catonesville, maryland. 100 years old, served as a nurse during many wars and adopted a daughter in her 60s. how about that? joe guggino of tampa, florida. 100 years old. nicknamed "old joe" and play it
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is clarinet for a community program. finally, sweet lillian payne, from greenville, south carolina. 101, retired teacher and attends beautiful basketball games. that's all. now back to new york. >> all right, willard. thank you very much. when we come back, some answers to your most embarrassing
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this morning on today's health, answers to all the questions you're too embarrassed to ask your doctor. today we tackle common health taboos from the new book "what the yuck." good morning. >> good morning. >> funny title, but the book is serious. you're trying to demystify topics people are embarrassed to talk about. >> we all have questions about our bodies that we're shy to
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talk about. we may not feel comfortable talking to fleriends so where d we get the information? sometimes we go to the internet which is rampant with misinformation. i thought we'd put it in a book to read in the privacy of your home and hopefully talk to your doctor. >> no question should be off limits to your doctor. >> correct. >> let's look at questions. first is from chapter three, the girls, it's all about breasts. i have one breast that's way bigger than the other. is that weird? >> if you look at humans, we have a lot of asymmetries. often one eye is bigger than the other. same the true for the breasts. they may point in different directions. if you have had it your whole life it's nothing to worry about. >> if it's something that suddenly appears? >> that is cause for concern. if all of the sudden one breast is bigger, more firm or the skin
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is thicker, more coarse, speak to your doctor. could be something serious. >> a lot of people have questioned about sex. you have a whole chapter on it. we had to modify this question, but the gist is why do i get a headache after sex? >> the headache -- >> i thought it was before. >> that's the excuse, but the headache after sex is real for some people. they get what's called an exercise-induced headache when they do any strenuous activity and hopefully sex is a little bit strenuous. the other thing that's going on is you tend to tense the muscles in your neck, scalp when having sex. that can bring on a tension headache. >> is there a way to avoid this? >> if it's happening often you can take an ibuprofen, but discuss it. it could be a sign of heart problems. >> okay. another topic people are hesitant to talk about with doctors is drinking.
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>> sure. >> people don't want to discuss it. but people wonder, why do i get drunk faster on champagne than other drinks? >> it has the same alcohol content champagne compared to a shot of liquor or a glass of wine. the gas, the republicans caububo be introduced into the bloodstream quicker. they ferment champagne twice which causes more chemicals that cause hangovers. you will get drunk more quickly, have a worse hangover. >> you have a whole chapter on pregnancy because a lot happens in that period and afterwards. this question, a common one, why do your feet grow after having a baby? >> this is a lovely thing people don't tell you. you deliver the baby and none of your shoes fit. what happens is when you're pregnant your body produces relaxin that relaxes the joints and ligaments in the pelvis.
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it also affects the joints of the foot. so your foot will expand a little bit. because you're carrying extra weight, your arches fall increasing foot size. >> i'm 7.5 feet when i started and now size 10. is that normal? they don't go back. >> on average women grow half a size to a full size with each pregnancy. >> you have a chapter in the book about men. common question, is it true laptops can make a guy infertile? >> a lot of people wonder about this. it's true that increasing the temperature in that area can kill sperm. if you're trying to have a baby, avoid anything that increases heat. whether it's wearing boxers, avoiding hot tubs and laptops -- it can be hot with a laptop on your lap and you're squeezing your legs together. so put it on the table. >> or put a book between you and the laptop. >> yeah. >> finally, diet. everybody has questions.
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this one says, is it true i will live longer if i eat every other day? >> there are crazy diets. a few studies in rats or worms shows this may increase life span. it has been shown in one study in humans which was not the greatest study. the bottom line is it's not sustainable to do this and the benefits respect proven. i would advise against it. >> and days without eating -- >> you get dehydrated. not a great way to live. >> the book is "what the yuck." up next, mark bittman [ female announcer ] jobs leaving.
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perfect for the dog days of summer. mark bittman is author of "how to cook everything." welcome. >> hi, matt. >> we had martha stewart on yesterday doing no-bake desserts. you're flipping things to talk no-cook meals. why do you like them? >> well, for the simple reason -- i can't think of how many nights i have been in the kitchen where i thought, what can i do without cooking? i remember my mother pulling leftovers out of the refrigerator saying we're having tuna fish or whatever. >> this is an upgrade. these recipes are less time consumi consuming. >> they're fast and cool. they are cool dishes that won't heat up the kitchen, won't heat up your body. >> first up, crab-stuffed avocado halves. you used pre-cooked crab? >> when you buy fresh crab in the store it's cooked whether t
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it's lump or claw. half an avocado, lime juice -- >> you're putting in cilantro as well? >> yes. >> why do you like that with the lime? >> this is a little bit asian, this dish. these all have citrus which is summery, cool, chilly. you could do this obviously with vinegar, parsley and french seasonings instead. >> some people would let the herbs soak in. how long do you prepare it? >> i do it and eat it. i want the herbs fresh. a little bit of salt, pepper. there's nothing to this. >> the simplest way is to serve it on a bed of lettuce, but you like the avocado? >> we'll get to the lettuce. don't jump the gun. >> sorry. et tu? jumping on me. that's a five-minute dish.
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>> yeah. >> or less. >> even less. >> now we have melon soup with prosciutto. what kind of melon? >> you could use mango if you want, too. cantaloupe. that purees beautifully. >> can you use one that's under or overripe? >> i would rather have overripe. >> underripe changes the flavor? >> it won't be sweet and you may have trouble pureeing it. you could use apple juice, white wine, a mixture, water for that matter. the flavor's in the melon. but apple juice is nice. >> i have a feeling meredith will opt for the white wine version. >> there we go. you get the idea. i don't like this blender. makes me kcrazy.
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>> first you attack me and now the blender. >> step in the right direction. now i'm being mean to inanimate objects. here we have a little bit of ham. >> salty against the sweet? >> yeah. shrimp would be nice. grated lime zest and i forgot to put in the blender more lime juice. so that would go in with the cantaloupe. >> you forgot an ingredient in your own recipe? >> it's not too late. >> you would chill this? >> yeah. >> real quickly, we have 30 seconds left. shrimp in lettuce. >> right. take the hard stem out. >> buy precooked shrimp. >> mango. >> did you buy precooked rice or cheat and cook something? >> this is leftover rice from the chinese restaurant. and bean sprouts. >> you have lemon juice here.
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did you forget that as well? >> that's my dipping sauce. >> you just roll it up. >> a little lemon, soy sauce or maybe fish sauce if you feel exotic. >> perfect for a hot day. quick and easy, no cooking. we'll get you a new blender. up next, what some would consider an unlikely musical pair. i will catch us up with aretha
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al, you have met a lot of wonderful, fascinating people and just recently got the chance to meet two at once. >> absolutely. there are a lot of duos in musical history, simon and garfunkel and now, franklin and rice? not as strange as you think. ♪ >> reporter: we all know aretha franklin as a solo. but now she's got a new partner who may not have ridden on the "freeway of love" but did ride on airforce 1. >> condoleezza rice plays piano with a symphony? excuse me? come on. you're kidding. ♪ >> reporter: she doesn't just play "chopsticks."
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former secretary of state condoleezza rice is a trained classical pianist who's even played for the queen of england. and for one special night, dr. rice accompanied the queen of soul. ♪ >> we met at a white house dinner several years ago. she said, you play the piano, i know that. she said, we should do something together. my first thought was, yeah, right, we'll just jam, aretha, sure. >> reporter: ms. franklin, a staunch democrat who performed at president obama's inauguration and condoleezza rice agreed to put politics aside. ♪ of thee i sing >> reporter: they say politics makes strange bedfellows, but music brings them together obviously. >> well, it's purely from the artistic point of view to raise money. ♪ >> reporter: the special concert at the mann center in philadelphia is raising money for arts education programs for
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inner city kids. >> well, in music, there isn't any such thing as politics, right? it's a universal language. this is just about the kids. we are denying generations of kids the wonderful music education that i had. >> reporter: what does it mean for our youth in this country? >> i find it appalling when people call music, art, dance extracurricular. i believe it is an essential part of a curriculum in developing a well-rounded human being. ♪ >> reporter: rice studied to be a concert pianist until her sophomore year in college when something struck a chord with her. >> i realized there were people who were a whole lot better than i was. i decided i was probably going to end up teaching 13-year-olds to murder beethoven or playing at a piano bar. so i decided to find another path. >> reporter: what's more nerve-wracking, standing in front of the u.n. or being in front of a piano with aretha franklin next to you and a full
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house packed, waiting to hear you? >> thanks for putting it like that. i'll think about it the rest of the day now. >> reporter: that's what we're here for. just trying to help. ♪ >> reporter: for aretha, it's a wonder she's had time to practice with her budding comedy career. >> can i put the a.c. up? i'm dying. >> it's on. can't you feel it? >> can you feel that? >> we had a good day. i didn't particularly like giving him the slap, you know. but he said, oh, it's all right. he said, i'm a professional. i said, okay. i just want to be sure that you are a professional before i do that. ♪ >> reporter: the only slaps heard tuesday night were the clapping of hands. >> good night. i love you. thank you so much. >> there have been great duos in
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the past. s sonny and cher. >> o h, al roker. >> and you said you didn't slap people. she's publishing her memoir, extraordinary, ordinary people. >> you asked for that with aretha. >> the interesting thing i asked her is would she consider doing it again. she said, for the kids because they love the idea of raising money for the kids for inner city schools and programs. they'd consider it again. >> interesting. it's always the first thing that goes when they make cuts in school programs. music, art. >> and they are great together. they're a great team. >> you could join them as a singer. >> or i could be the one who pushes out the piano. >> that would be perfect. >> glass of water, ms. franklin? >> just ahead, we're going from that nice story back to the icc factor and the best way to deal
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with bed bugs. they're everywhere. >> first, good morning to you. it is 8:56. mike is here with an update on our morning commute. >> we will take you to oakland. this time it is 580. westbound 580. accident at lake shore avenue has the right lane blocked. you see flooring coming off of highw
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highway. northbound 880 slow. that's your alternate. a life shot past the coliseum shows you speeds around 50 miles per hour. because of the volume and even that's respectable. lighter volume past the coliseum heading through downtown. no major issues. have you a 15 to 16-minimum drive. a couple of minunor o f lay direhe tn. northbound direction. ct
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cane was in the bay area for a job interview. yesterday prosecutors charged huggins' 33-year-old girlfriend
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with murder. another local news update in 30 minutes. the "today" show returns in about a minute. have a wonderful wednesday morning.
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we are back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 28th day of july, 2010. according to al -- >> some thunderstorms, cool off and clear out. just in time for our summer concert with carrie underwood. >> good news. i'm matt lauer along with al roker. ann is on assignment. and coming up, it's wednesday, it is time for "money 911." we've got more answers to your pressing financial questions,
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including what to do when huge medical costs are trying to push you to the brink. also getting back to into the real estate game. >> you know that sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite? it's happening more and more across the country, not just for kids anymore at night. we're talking infestations have picked up 500% in recent years with 1 in 4 hotel rooms infested according to a recent survey. yum. so what should you do to avoid having them and what do you do if you get them? advice in just a little bit. >> seeing them alone makes me itch. it's horrible, isn't it? >> did head lice yesterday. speaking of news, chelsea clinton, big buzz around her upcoming nuptial. what will she wear, who is on the invite list. a lot of people talking, but chelsea apparently dropped a huge clue yesterday.
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she was photographed -- believe it or not that's chelsea clinton. that is chelsea clinton, the former first daughter. she arrived at a famous designer show room. her mother was there, as well. >> and then bumped into a wall. >> she bumped into a wall. >> that is a clue. we'll talk about what designer she may wear and the buzz around the glamorous affair. pretty cool. >> let's go inside. ann is on assignment. natalie is at the news desk. good morning to you. more than 30 homes now have been destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire near california's mojave desert. the fire about 70 miles north of los angeles, is still threatening another 150 homes. governor schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency. the u.s. embassy confirms that two americans were among those killed today when a jetliner crashed near pakistan's capital of islamabad. it was raining heavily when the flight from karachi went down and burned. there were 152 people aboard.
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officials say there were no survivors. the head of the website wikil k wikileaks has released secret documents says he has thousands of other records he did not post. the justice department is reportedly helping the pentagon with its investigation of the document leak. a federal judge could rule today on the legality of az a's new immigration law, which is supposed to take effect tomorrow. the controversial law requires police making routine stops to check a person's immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally. and an unusual way to celebrate a soccer goal in iceland. so what else do they like to do in iceland? well, they like to fish. so the team reeled in a big one, and of course posed for a picture with their catch. you should have seen the one that got away, though. that's a good one. it is now three minutes past the hour. let's get another check of the
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weather from al. a little far when they stuffed and mounted him. thanks, natalie. all righty. let's's show you what's happeni as fur ayoths wea er is concerned today. we've got some showers and thunderstorms coming across the great lakes. that's going to work its way into the northeast late tonight i we've got sunshine along the pacific coast, warmer than usual temperatures, highs in the upper 70s, low 80s, warmer in the pacific northwest than southern california. showers along the gulf coast of texas, risk of strong storms from central illinois to upstate new y a view across the mountain. a canopy of clouds. close to 2700 feet to 3,000 feet this morning. you can see the low clouds from san frowcisco down into san jose and morgan hill. looks like another 10 to is on:30 breakup time in terms of the clouds in san jose. longer across the inner bay. highs 60s and 70s. warmest places near 80.
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friday and stat day, inland temperatures climate least a few degrees. we stay in the 60s near the coast. now today's "money 911" where we try to help you with your financial problems. we have jean chatzky, the author of "money 11." we have the big dog, dylan rhatigan, host of "the dylan rat dpan show" on msnbc. >> good morning. >> and we'll come to the phones right now. we have celesta from ohio. hi, good morning. >> good morning. >> what's your question? ? my husband works at a small college. he has been a reference several times for students who are trying to secure financial aid, however, i think he inadvertently co-signed a loan for one of the students because -- i know he genuinely didn't understand what he'd done because when we got the paperwork in the mail he turned a strange shade of gray and i
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said what have you done and he said i was a reference. no. this is a co-sign, you are equally obligated. we've tried several times to ask the family to help the student secure her loan. she's missed payments. >> so you're on the hook. >> we get the calls. >> what can they do? >> unfortunately, they are on the hook that to get off the hook that student has to make 24 on-time payments in a row. >> so what can they do? >> so what you have to do is sit down with the student, bring her parents in, other representatives from the university. you need a powwow because there was a paper trail. you may actually want to get some legal advice. you may want to bring in the authorities if you think that this young woman knew what she was doing and your husband didn't. it sounds like he is a very nice guy who made a mistake.
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>> he's wonderful and she's a nice gal. >> can i just say something? she may not be such a nice gal. she needs to understand what she is doing to your husband's financial life. he did her --? and to celesta's financial life. >> exactly. so you call her in and you let her know how serious the situation this actually is and for everybody else, this is why we do not co-sign. >> we want to get your information and check back in to see where this dos. >> we can contact sallie mae and see if we can try to do something to work this out. >> stay on the line, celesta and we'll get someone on tap with you, okay? good luck. >> we've got an e-mail question. this is from janet. she lives in florida and writes. my husband and i are in our 60s and retired. we had a business that failed and we declared both business and personal bankruptcy losing our home and money saved. we are now renting a condo. my question is should we continue renting for life or get
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a mortgage for a place of our own. we have an income of $4,000 per month. what do these folks do? >> the hardest thing for people to do when you come through a transition of any kind like this, one thing i just want to say is to have a business and to have it fail is an incredibly admirable and incredible thing to have happen. one of the reasons why we're the country we are is because people come out and form businesses and they do fail and sometimes you find yourself in a situation like this and you say i was here, and now i'm over here. you shouldn't try to race to get back into where you were, to try to get back into the house and be back into the car. be patient. pay your rent. relax and live your life and then -- it's impossible for me or anybody else to answer that question, but at some point they will have the opportunity -- you will have the opportunity by virtue of the passage of time and by virtue of the payment of debt, meaning your ongoing
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post-bankruptcy debt that you'll have access once again to lending, but you shouldn't feel that clutching need to say -- >> right. >> & it's not as long as you might think that it takes. >> sometimes they often get offered credit in 12 months, 24 months. the question you have to ask yourself is can i handle it? clearly, i could aren't handle it the last time. >> you have to ask yourself in your mid-60s when you should have paid off your mortgage. do i really want to take on another mortgage. it may not make sense to take a third-year mortgage. >> we have rebecca. >> good morning. >> what's your question in. >> i'm a 45-year-old woman and recently diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy. i will undergo radiation and systematic treatments. i'm not only dealing with the fear of cancer, but the financial impact. the out of pocket-costs will exceed our savings which i don't want to entirely drain.
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we fear high interest rates are being sent to collections which would ruin our credit. you advise never to touch your ira, so would it be a better option to put the entire bill on the 9.9% visa or applying for a loan in. >> medical expenses account for most of the bankruptcies in this country. >> i had to deal in with this in my family. first of all, i don't want you to stress about this, okay? this should be the least of your stresses. i want you to concentrate on your health and getting better. two things you do not do. one, do not touch those retirement savings. those are safe even in bankruptcy. two, never charge medical debt on a credit card because then you owe the credit card company and you cannot negotiate anymore. you want to keep the bill with the hospital. here's the thing, the secret is there's no retail price with medical debt. medicare gets charged one rate and then you have people with insurance and the people without insurance with the highest rate.
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go to health care blue and you can see negotiated rates in your area as to what people are really paying your doctors. you need to negotiate those bills way down and work out a sensible monthly payment plan and if you get tired with treatment and you can't deal with this yourself, you can find a bill advocate at bill advocc e >> we'll check in with you. best of love. >> jeff's in the plaza and he's got a question. jeff? ? good morning. what would be some investment strategies or opportunities that would be proactive with our nation's green movement, but would help my wife and i meet our financial goals? >> good question. >> that's a really good question. actually, there are a few ways to go about this. if you want to experiment in green investing you may just want to look at some companies, some stocks that have greened their corporate practices. it doesn't mean that you have to
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go out and find a dedesignated green mutual fund or an energy company, although you can do that. you might look at company like the starbucks who have taken a look at what they do corporately and said we are good citizens in this world. >> the only thing i would add to that, when you think about green from an investment standpoint. it's not just about oh, we're using something that's not a fossil fuel, is it wind? is it solar? our biggest problem as a country, we're the most inefficient people i've seen in my entire life, ever, ever, ever. we don't use the most oil than anybody in the world. we just burn the most oil in the world. there are companies that exploit the fact that bring us the power facilities. 70% of the oil and coal we burn goes off as heat energy in the sky. no one else is like that. there are huge opportunities regardless of fuel and the
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technology is the greenest thing that can actually be done for this country. >> jean chatzky, dylan rat dpan gan and carmen. you can catch the big dog at msnbc. >> clean, and how to deal with some unwelcome guests. bed bugs. right after these bed bugs. right after these messages. i'm hungry. what's for dinner?
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you know the old saying, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. that seems to be getting harder to do as the cases of bed bug infestations have grown in hote hotels, buildings, offices and even retail stores. we get more now from mike taibbi. >> reporter: exterminator. it's another bed bug call for al bernard in new york. this one, a three-bedroom student apartment in manhattan that's been infested for months. bernard uses steam heat first on anything remotely porous and then a chemical pesticide aimed at wherever the critters hide before feeding at night. the students all suffered rashes like these. plenty of evidence before prepping their apartment for the full treatment. this is what it takes. days of work by the three people who live in the apartment
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basically washing everything and bagging it, plastic boxing it. as much work as though they were moving. famous stores had to fumigate including a victoria's secret store. among the recent jobs -- >> bill clinton's office. >> reporter: it's not just heat and chemicals. dogs can sniff out the common bed bug that's uncommonly hard to find and kill. to support what's called the federal "don't let the bed bugs bite act" now in committee, bed bug populations have increased 500% in recent years and that a survey of 700 hotel rooms found one in four infested. the scourge is everywhere. >> alaska had an 800% increase just this year. >> reporter: and country or city, getting rid of the unwanted guests is expensive. >> you could be looking at $800 to $1200 to treat an infestation. >> reporter: the reasons, not poverty or hygiene but travel
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and the bugs' resistance to available pesticides. families endure months of attacks by a mostly invisible enemy. >> you will never find them. it's insanity. >> reporter: even if the dogs and pros do the job -- >> we'll get them clean but in a year anything can happen. >> reporter: they are the toughest of all pests to eradicate. for today, mike taibbi, nbc news, new york. >> if you're like me, your skin is crawling. what can you do to prevent them? here with hitips, missy hendrickson. you have been quoted as saying we are on the verge -- i'm itching. >> sorry about that. >> on the verge of a pandemic. why the huge increase in the numbers. >> most professionals say increased international travel is the number one cause for the problem in america. >> we're the carriers? >> unfortunately. bed bugs are hitchhikers. they are seeking to be where people are.
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wherever we find mass concentrations of people we'll find bed bugs. >> the national pest management association polled professionals and found 95% had dealt with them in the past year. ten years ago it was 25%. it sounds, too, like the professionals are finding them impossible to beat. is that true? >> not impossible. that's the good news. they certainly are one of the most difficult pests to treat. >> more than cockroaches, mice -- >> termites, ants. anything we think is hard to control. >> do we need to quarantine ourselves before walking into our homes? >> absolutely not. it's important to recognize that bed bugs are here, on the rise and it's a pandemic proportion. but hiding ourselves won't do any good. the most important thing is to be educated so we can be vigilant in protecting ourselves. >> they are even in stores like victoria's secret, abercrombie &
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fitch. >> inspect merchandise before you try it on. look at the seams, the garments, unusual stains that may be the signs of little mini blood droplets on the cloths. look for bed bugs or certainly any egg sacks as well. when you're in the dressing room, keep cloths off the floor or the soft goods and keep them hanging up. certainly with the hand bag as well. when returning home take a look at the bag the garments are returning home with you in. lastly, i would recommend that any consumer takes the new cloths, put them in the wash. bed bugs can't with stand temperatures greater than 113 degrees fahrenheit. a good washing or dry cleaning for delicate merchandise should take care of the problem. >> hotels, motels. strip the beds, look under the sheets, what else? >> a lot of bed bugs are picked up traveling. do a thorough inspection of the room before you check in. leave your suitcase in the bathroom and look around the
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beds. pull back the sheets, pull back the mattress covers, look for certainly any bugs. look around the seams and look for telltale signs of blood that we have mentioned. bed bugs feed on human blood. blood droplets could be a sign. take a travel flashlight. look behind the head board and pull up the dust ruffle to look underneath. >> they are nocturnal and aren't always visible to the eye. >> they're not. often times we can see adults if we look carefully. the babies, not as easy to spot. >> okay. not everybody will have a reaction though, right? >> right. not everyone does have a reaction. certainly when you're in your own home environment you can look at your bed, you can look around your room for some of the things we have mentioned. another telltale sign that you may have cause for concern is you will see little welts. they're very itchy and often are in a line, a straight line up and down the area that's been bitten.
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>> boy, you are a lovely person, but the subject matter is creeping me out. missy hendrickson, thank you very much for being here. important to be well educated on this. coming up, we're going to brighten your mood by brightening your home. why you shouldn't be afraid to add a pop of color. and later, chelsea clinton is spotted in aamou weddi designer's showroom. we have the latest scoop on the blessed nuptials coming up. first, these messages. you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, heart failure, nervous system disorders, liver or blood problems, and allergic reactions. before starting simponi™, your doctor should test you for tb
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we had a ball. announcer: try our new parmesan polenta crusted dishes. with chicken breasts. or steak medallions. both with our 4 cheese ravioli in creamy alfredo. at olive garden. good morning, everybody. checking in with mike. take a look at the toll plaza. >> you can see the roadway, very light volume of road. easy drive coming through the maze. we are show you a wider shot on the map. tool plaza light as well. accident earlier tied up. light now. 880 showing light drive coming past the coliseum. past high street. san francisco, mild around the ballpark and this evening, you are going to have slowing as well. 4:05 game.
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earlier than usual. >> warmest time of day. just not going to be the case for places like the peninsula and coast. low clouds inland had this morning. san jose still socked in by the fog. deep marine layer. we will see clearing skies inland. mainly 70s inland today. san francisco, same story tomorrow. warm up some friday and into saturday. 9:27. more news after the break.
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back off of plans to build a new stadium for the as in san jose. the mayor says that he will consider postponing the vote on a major league baseball park until next spring. commissioner bud selig wants san jose to delay putting the stadium initiative on the november ballot. major league baseball wants reid to wait million spring and then says lit help to pay for a special election at that time. the soy council committee will talk about the future of the november issue coming up this afternoon. massive taxes on cigarettes and
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california is having an impact on smoking. a new report from tax collectors says cigarette prices are up and the number of packs sold in the state are down. the examiner reports california bought $2.8 billion packs. a little more than 170 million are sold each year. california bought 8% fewer cigarettes between 2009 and 2010 than the year before. experts say health concerns smoking restrictions and taxes are leading to that decline. the average pack of cigarettes costs about $3 opinion 66 in 2000. but now it is $5.99. more local news coming up in a half hour.
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♪ oh, i told you so ♪ i told you someday you'd come crawling back and asking me to take you in ♪ >> the judges on "american idol" knew she'd be a huge success. carrie underwood went on to win and now she's a five-time grammy winner. she'll be here for a live concert friday morning on "today." the blockbuster concert series rolls on. a week from friday, train and then friday, 13th, keysha.
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meanwhile, this half hour, do not be afraid of the color. >> ooh, don't be afraid. >> we are not, no. we love it. >> you scared me a little bit. many people get nervous when it comes to adding bright hues to the home, but a splash of color like a colorful painting or a bright chair can perk up the interior and also your mood. we have advice on how to do it right. >> very good. also in today's kitchen, from emergency chocolate cake -- i'm having a chocolate cake emergency. what was that? bed bugs? >> i was getting over it. we have old-fashioned desserts that were popular in lean economic times making a comebachblgt we'll sh-- come ba. we'll show you three of the recipes. >> edinger's chocolate cake with pudding. maybe they will serve it at
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chelsea's wedding on saturday in upstate new york. the speculation is mounting. >> that's right. who was lucky enough to get an invite and what will she be wearing? >> we got a hint on tuesday when photos from women's wear daily magazine of chelsea sneaking -- that's chelsea clinton, they say, under the big hat. >> nobody noticed her. that's great. boy, the hat worked. >> it's crazy. >> why didn't she wear a diving bell? >> this is chelsea. she was going -- as we mock her before her wedding. she was going into vera wang's showroom on tuesday. her mother, of course, secretary of state. >> poor girl. everybody descending on her. >> lose the hat. walk in. we won't see the dress. the secret service and your mom are going in. bite the bullet and go in. >> apparently the speculation is
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she'll wear vera wang. she's been spotted at oscar de la renta several times. will she wear one dress for the ceremony and another for the reception? >> she'll be a beautiful bride. >> that's a lot of work. >> a girl has to look good. >> and have lots of dresses. >> for a wedding? >> you're supposed to only do it once and have it be amazing. >> two dresses for the same ceremony? hold that vow. i have to change. >> it's like diana ross hosting the grammys. >> i have to put my straw hat on. >> chelsea, do your ching. >> -- thing. >> you go, girl. >> we have watched her grow up. >> you want her to be beautiful. >> and you want to celebrate. >> i want to know what bill's wearing. >> bill lost weight. >> he looks terrific. >> he lost weight per chelsea's
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request or is so nervous he can't eat. and the mother of the bride to be, i think it will be a great, glamorous event. >> not that we'll see it. >> we'll see pictures. >> we wish them the best. >> what's going on with the weather? >> looking good. >> it's going to be a spectacular wedding weekend. >> for today we have the risk of strong storms later and a risk of storms back through idaho. wet weather through the southwest and down around the gulf coast. for tomorrow, hit or miss a view of san jose. still cloudy. how about a view from top down, from above. you can see the low cloudsos throughout the santa clara valley. along the coast. into the north bay valley. even almost into the delta this morning. mild temperatures today. eventually clearing skies inland. mainly 60s and 70s for highs. around livermore, 80s. temperatures slowly climbing.
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home, adding a splash of color. it not only brightens up your living space but can brighten your mood. how do you do it right? designer susanna salk is here to show us. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are we afraid of color? >> we're tied into the rules. we think we'll break a rule adding a bright color to a small room or this color can't go with that color. the main rule is there aren't any rules. >> what about people believing neutral colors are elegant. that bright colors are casual? >> not necessarily which we'll see soon. i find neutrals don't really bring anything to a room and makes it look unfinished. certainly as you said, colors affect our moods. why not bring them into the spaces we live in every day and have fun with it? >> absolutely. let's start off with the casual seating. . >> we think casual shapes. we should have casual colors. why not bring a touch of
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formality to these? for example, these are from cb2, these chairs. look at the stern charcoal gray. it has elegance for someone's desk. >> does this count as color? >> yes. color doesn't have to be purple, red, yellow. it's important to realize the importance and power of a somber color like gray which, to me, has a wonderful formality to it. >> very nice. >> we have chartreuse green on the rocker. it's fun to have an unexpected surprise. >> i love this. >> these pouf wouldn't two of them in a kids' room, in front of a fireplace be fun? >> a lot of people wouldn't consider color on an end table, but i love it. >> i love this chinese exotic red. this is a serena lily end table. wouldn't this be great in a bathroom, near a bed. look what red can do? every time i look at it, i'm
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happy. >> this is just white but adds chicness to the room. >> colors can be gray, the power of all white. so vibrant, clean, fresh. i love this crate & barrel table. >> up next, adding color to the room with art. it doesn't have to be expensive. >> this is from it's an andy warhol reproduction print. i love this of the brooklyn bridge. say you had a white room and you were scared to add color with furnishings. pop this on a wall and watch it come to life. >> if it wasn't work in one room -- >> move it to another. an easy way without committing yourself. >> with curtains there is a concern that it will close the room. >> it doesn't. even in a small room, i have a small guest room. instead of doing bland white curtains, i impacted it with something rich and vibrant. this is from anthropology. i love this from pier 1. it brings out the texture. it can make a small room feel
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jewel boxy. think about color on curtains. >> once you put up the curtains it seems you're stuck with them. >> you're not. they slide on a rod. put them in there. don't like them, take it off. i have never bought a colored curtain i haven't loved. >> sold. let's look at the formal seating. >> who would think pink, black and white on a rug? it's so elegant. i love the surprise of it. i love the big pattern. i think it's so elegant. >> and this chair? >> here we think dining room chairs have to be somber. who wants to sit on a stuffy chair. >> i think solid because you won't get tired of it. >> i think solid, boring chairs you get tired of. say you have a huge wood dining room table, wouldn't these zip it up? i love these from pier 1. >> that's a beautiful chair. you have a cool app you were telling me about. >> yes. say you're looking at the great
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color. you love this black lamp and you think, how can i translate it on the walls with paint? the ben color capture. i took a picture of this urban outfitters purple pouf and pressed a few buttons. it tells me instantly exactly what color paint to get and all the gradations of the paint color. it's a no-fail way to translate color in the rooms to the walls. >> that's outstanding. >> isn't it fun? i pressed it. there's the paint chip. >> these are great ideas. >> so simple. have fun. >> absolutely. for more great decorating ideas go to and visit the ivillage community. up next, satisfying your sweet spot with forgotten desserts after this. ♪ [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... ♪ ...can lead to another. ♪
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this morning in today's kitchen, what's old is new again. we have the host of "america's test kitchen" here to tell us how to make three old-fashioned treasures making a comeback. just in time. >> treasures? they are to be eaten, not put in a museum. >> absolutely not. what are we making? >> going back in time to the depression, 1930s, 1940s. these are cakes that came from that time. ingredients are hard to find -- butter, et cetera. the first is chocolate based on mayonnaise. >> mayonnaise? >> they are lost recipes we worked on. these are all in the pantry. start with cocoa, flour, a cup of mayonnaise. this was invented by the wife of a helmann's distributor. >> what a shock. she tried 18 other things first. >> hey, what about mayonnaise? you're in a good mood this
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morning. >> diving bell! >> i'm going to get through the segment somehow. water, mayonnaise. >> sugar, some stuff. >> mayonnaise. >> and mayonnaise. you can never get enough mayonnaise in the chocolate cake. that's it. dump and stir into the pan. 35 minutes, 350 degrees. >> what do you ice it with? >> it's butter, brown sugar, cook it in a sauce pan. a little bit of milk and confectioner's sugar. >> the next is the lazy daisy cake. >> people come for coffee or dinner. it's a one layer cake, a hot milk cake. the milk is hot when you put it in. it gives you a tender crumb. what's interesting is the topping. melted butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk and a cup and a half of -- >> coconut. that's where you lose me. i'm not a fan but that's okay. >> you didn't tell me.
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i could have done something with mayonnaise for you. >> how about some miracle whip? >> you're a modern guy. >> i am. >> do you like chocolate? >> i don't eat that either. >> put this on top. into the broiler -- >> you broil this snm ye? >> yeah. >> this is the ultimate lost dessert. evan drew bakery's chocolate blackout. they never published the recipe. it is interesting cake. three layers. the fourth layer is a crumble toppi topping. then it has chocolate pudding as filling and icing. >> you have to make sure it cools or you'll have problems. >> if you don't you will have a mess. >> look at that. >> put it on the sides and you have, i think, the world's best chocolate cake and the recipe is
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back. >> you have to slice this up. mark, come on. mark's from brooklyn. he knows about this. come on in, mark. try this. >> okay. >> are we going to get a rating here or what? >> yep. >> that's it. >> we found it. >> you got it. >> unbelievable. this is amazing. >> do you know what would be great? ham and mayo in between the two of those. fantastic. >> everything goes better with mayo. al roker. >> recipes are on the website. much more ahead. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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i just want to eat the coconut. >> okay. has america found its next justin bieber? judging from last night's performances on "america's got talent" it looks that way. >> an 11-year-old rapper was called a cheeky little chap and impressed judges with his original rap. he faced off during a live show including this person, incredible street performer haspop. he left his family to pursue his american dream. >> he's a genius. >> howie mandel's favorite, belly dancing. >> they're not eating chocolate cake. >> put the cake down. tonight, mike posner performs "cooler than me" and more during the live results show at "cooler than me" and more during the live results show at 9:00/8:00 central time on nbc.
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into san francisco, we have two incidents to report. first one right at 280. disabled vehicle. mostly out. left there. further north as you are getting towards the bay bridge, ninth street pacific center. minor accident. partially blocking the lane. watch for slowing in both areas. not a major issue. you see map. no make are slowing there. giants play at 4:05. visibility is great. >> we are seeing at least underneath the cloud layer from san francisco northward to san jose still cloudy and another half hour before the clouds break up. we have the onshore flow coming into the bay area. now meet coastal eddie sitting offshore. >> you can see something in the low clouds this morning. as we head towards the weekend, temperatures are going to try to climb up. mid to upper 80s inland. 60s along the seashore. >> thanks. major new piece in the bay bridge goes into place today. crews are putting the signature feature on the new eastern span
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and a 525-foot tower into place. the first segment of the tower will be installed early this afternoon. construction crews will slide in a 1,000-ton beam just one of four 150-foot is ports that will eventually connect to the foundation. the new span scheduled to open to traffic by 2014. bay area commuters may soon have to pay a bridge toll and toll to drive on city streets. a controversial plan is gathering momentum in san francisco. the transportation authority wants to impose a $3 toll during peak morning and evening hours in much of downtown san francisco. they claim it could bring inasmuch as $60 million a year. the city may test that plan during a six-month pilot program in 2014. during that time, drivers would only be charged during evening peak hours. more local news coming up in a half hour and the "today" show returns in a minute. have a great morning and we will see you back here in a bit.
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twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. hey, everybody, it is wines-day, the 28th of july, we're so delighted that you're with us today. >> yes, we are delighted that you're with us today. >> we're going back to the theater again. we took a little break, but we're going back for the second time to see "a little night music" because bernadette peters and elaine stritch are in it. >> they sing "send in the
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clowns." i have the worst tan lines, i'm just noticing. >> we've been telling you that, hoda. what are we going to do with the "jersey shore" mania? >> they're everywhere. they rang the bell for the new york stock exchange yesterday. >> as if our economy doesn't have enough trouble. >> look at them. watch what happens to the stock market. let's see if they have -- these guys are everywhere. they're doing this. >> it looks like they cleaned up their act to go there. >> you know snooki is in the middle. >> and where's the situation? >> he's in the white jacket. >> that's pauly. >> the governor of new jersey came on to talk about the economy. here's how the "jersey shore" just happened to come up during the discussion, let's listen. >> some people are saying they're good for the economy in
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the towns along the jersey shore, that they've increased tourism. you're a guy who needs money in your state. >> we'll find other ways to increase tourism. we'll take snooki and the situation and give them back. i'll do something else, you know. >> all of a sudden you're dumping them on me? >> they're yours to begin with, matt. i have enough problems here. >> i love that. >> most of the cast members are from new york. they're not from jersey. >> no. >> so sees saying, they're you're problem. >> i love that governor christie. he says what he thinks. he says if i'm voted out next time, so be with it. i did what i had to do. >> yes, indeed. hoda woman. >> we have a daily feature. >> yes, we do. >> every day, there's another mel moment. >> hoda, we're just going to lead to it. >> we're going to roll it. >> hmm. ♪ >> and now, a moment with mel.
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>> [ bleep ]. me up. you have [ bleep ] ed me up. you [ bleep ] ed me up. i did nothing but help you. but you [ bleep ] [ bleep ] on me like a low-life [ bleep ] . which is now what i am convinced you are. [ bleep ] i am angry at you, you are a [ bleep ] waste of time. >> and that, was a moment with mel. >> you can't make up this stuff. apparently, there are 30 of them, so get used to many "moments with mel." everything we have it talk about today is unbelievable. >> well wait, there is a place where mel would feel at home. >> somebody sent me this. there is actually a city in austria, near salzberg. that we suggest mel move to. and this is it. >> we had to put the stars in.
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but actually, there is a word that is spelled the same way as the bleep word, and that's the name of the town. but we had to put the stars in, because we can't have the word on tv. >> the crazy thing is that all the street signs are, all the tourists come there and they steal them and they take them back to wherever they are in the world. because it's the mmm-ing post office and the mmm-ing city hall. [ bleep ] [ bleep ] >> and i hear it's a beautiful, beautiful city and i think we should do a remote from there. >> yes, we're live in -- [ bleep ]. >> there's a city in illinois where the folks are deciding whether or not rolling your eyes could be considered illegal. it's like a disorderly violation. >> it's unbelievable. eye-rolling. >> and the sigh that always comes after that. the eye-rolling and the sigh.
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>> this was started when somebody at the public meetings did the roll of the eyes and maybe they're talking about, about making it illegal. to roll one's eyes. >> they said it was an act in such unreasonable manner to alarm or disturb another or to invoke a breach of the peace. now we're going to legislate against human reactions? >> there might be a reason for legislating eye-rolling. there might be. take a look at what happens on our program a lot. >> we're going to be doing -- all right, guilty. i could not live in elmhurst, illinois. but i think this is ridiculous. first of all, those forums are there so people can express their feelings. >> it's actually incredibly silly. there's no way that could pass. >> i bet that wouldn't happen in -- [ bleep ]. austria.
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>> there was a big, i guess merger, you could say if a diplomat and a diva. >> condi rice and aretha franklin, were brought together for a concert. >> all for a good cause. >> it was in philly. and a lot of people don't know that condoleezza rice is a concert pianist. and aretha franklin is the queen of soul. so condi called her up and said, let's do a charity event. let's listen, shall we? ♪ oh, lift me thee i sing >> you can't really see condi too much. she's tucked away. >> she looks beautiful. >> we can always find the common denominator, our common ground is the, and they found it for a
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good cause. >> i think that's lovely, you and i should get along a little bit better. >> that is terrific. we get along. >> we get along mostly. >> mostly, we do. >> so there's a little, there's a hot item out there that you might want to purchase. >> a couple of things. >> the first one is -- let's talk about this first. this is astonishing. this may look like a normal cup of coffee, but it isn't. this cup of coffee costs $300 a pound. >> that's like $30 a cup. >> this cup costs 30, i'm going to put cream in mine. the deal is the beans are special and here's why they're special. what happens is, animals, cats and monkeys, eat the beans, then when it goes through their system, it comes out on the other end, apparently all that stomach fermentation, or whatever, something happens to the bean and makes the coffee smooth. so these $300 beans, i need more
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cream, because -- god knows i can't drink it like that. anyway -- >> there's not enough in the world to get me to try it. >> you're not going to try it? >> they say it's good. >> there is a tea that's called smooth move. >> i can't believe you're drinking that. >> oh, it's good. it's really good. it's smooth. >> i'm, i'm sharing with geri, trying to make up with jerry from yesterday. >> let me pour for you, you're going to need a lot. >> can you believe there's a coffee that's $30 a cup? >> out of my budget. >> take one sip, it will be $3. >> see what you think. >> nice, huh? smooth? see? >> yes. >> thanks, jerry. >> he just made $100, he can buy
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three cups of coffee on his own, now. the next cool thing we have is betty white is a dpphenomeno on so many levels. she's now got a clothing line. >> what's your name? >> emily. >> and what's your name, michaela. >> and you're an intern, too, gene? >> yes. >> what do you think of the betty white hoodies, are they nice? >> yes. >> i like yours, gene, it's white heat. >> you could go for a woman like her, don't you think? >> full of life, sexy as all get out. >> i think so. >> they have a little place you can put your ear phones in, right? your ear buds? oh, cute. your ipod, too? >> it's at home. >> he's probably got kathie lee cds on his ipod. >> those are available -- it benefits the morris animal foundation, because she's a
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don't you ever leave me again. >> i won't, i promise. >> america, welcome. >> thank you. >> i wish we were talking about a happier subject today. but i just watched it and it's a very tough subject. we always think of it as such a wonderful thing when they come home. but we don't realize that sometimes the worst problems can be beginning just then. >> exactly, it's the second war that they fight when they come home and have to reintegrate. it's not every soldier's experience. >> thank god. >> we say over and over again. but it's with increasing numbers. and as we were just talking about earlier, the rate of soldiers taking their own lives is, is staggering. really -- >> tell us the statistic. we don't know why some music is going on here. >> it's from the clip. >> but tell us this statistic. so we get it right. >> the statistic is that in the
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last year there are more soldiers who have returned home and taken their own lives that have died in both the iraq and afghanistan wars combined. >> wow. >> that's unbelievable. >> what drew you to this topic, america? why? >> truly, it was the writer-director ryan williams was very passionate and drawn to this subject. and we met working on a short film that he was doing over five years ago. and he was talking to me then about this subject. and he spent a couple years researching the topic. and interviewing soldiers and their families and just getting an idea of what the experience was. and he kind of emerged from those couple of years of research with this story. and what was really enticing about it to me to sign on as an executive producer, was i really appreciated his vision of kind of taking away the political conversation. and having the human conversation. >> and it's not about politics at all in the end. >> it's not about politics, it's not about a conversation about
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why are we there and should we be there. that's not the conversation we're having. the conversation we're having is these men and women are coming home, and how are we going to do it differently this time, welcoming them and honoring their sacrifices. >> and dealing with the changes. >> yeah. >> were you in iraq on a uso tour. >> i was, yeah. >> tell us what that was like. >> that was -- i feel like i'm still processing what the feeling was like. i feel i can best describe it, when we were back, we went in early june. and on the july 4th weekend, i really feel like it was the first time in my life that i truly had a sense of gratitude and a fraction of the understanding of what their sacrifice is. and i felt really privileged to have that perspective. and i was really excited to get to play the wife in this movie. because my research for the role involved a lot of talking to women whose husbands came home
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with ptsd. and hearing their stories and experiences that varied from you know, kind of best-case scenarios to worst-case scenarios. and the experience of the families is something that goes so unnoticed. the wives and the mothers and the fathers and the best friends and the children. and so talking to them and getting to talk to a lot of families. and, you know, we screened this film over the fourth of july weekend. we were at fort carson and we screened this film on base for over 400 soldiers and their spouses. >> i bet they so appreciated it, because you really do capture the devastation of a family. i wish we had more time it talk about this. the good thus is that out of this terrible experience, she got the husband. she's engaged do this -- >> adorable. >> fellow who wrote and directed the film. we're so happy for you. >> thank you. we're going to come out and we're going to play -- "who knew?" up next. >> and why wall color plays an
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play. >> you see the signs that say back-to-school or are they just roping you in? >> to some degree, there is. a lot of times, sales, you get in there and you can't find where the sale is. it's a employ to get you into the store, often. that's what this story is about. retailers do everything from how they build to think about it, in these hot days, keeping their doors open, blasting air conditioning, so you get in and that's their point. how they build it, how they paint it -- everything is about getting you in and keeping you there. >> this is smart. often when you go into a store, there happens to be a carpet, you don't even realize it, leading you -- >> like the fidelity line -- >> or the yellow brick road. >> the point is, you want to be aware of these things, you want to step off the carpet and get what you need. a lot of it is being aware of what you need to buy. getting into the store and being efficient about it and not getting waylaid by some of the things you see. carpet is one of the things they do to create your path. >> you should just walk anywhere
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you want. >> you should be very judicious and purposeful about where you're going in the store. >> what do colors have to do wi anything? >> colors are very -- if you look at younger stores? they're bright colors. geared towards younger people. much brighter colors. older people tend towards soothing colors. a lot of fast food restaurants are yellow and orange and red. those are very arresting colors because they want you to eat quickly and get out. >> oh, lovely. this is more of the psychology of how these things affect you. >> you also say that you should keep your interacting with salespeople to a minimum. because they can convince you, they're like -- that looks so good on you. >> and before you know it, you're getting something that you don't love because they told you it looked good. >> duly much smarter to shop with a friend. you go together rather than relying on a salesperson. and beware of authority. when you see somebody behind the cosmetics county in a lab coat, you're psychologically clicking that this is an authority
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figure, a doctor -- and it's a salesperson. dressed like a doctor like i'm not a doctor, but i play one at work kind of thing. >> now the grocery store, it's interesting how it's laid out in the grocery store. you don't think about it when you're there, right. >> miclk, eggs, are way at the back of the store, are way at the back of the storeth and take the small esht cart, possible. bigger carts, you tend to want to fill it up and you're like, i need this, i need that. and one little trick is if you only need milk, take enough money only to buy milk. don't end up getting in there and getting waylaid for all the other things. three, four, a certain price. you probably only need one jar of co-mato sauce at $2, you probably don't need three. >> and they put stuff at the counter that you might pick up. >> while you're waiting, if i'm in a long line, i always buy stuff along the way. >> you're the perfect kind of person.
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>> the only thing i want you to buy at the walk-out is a magazine. >> your magazine. >> but it is true that they put candy there, if you're standing with your kids, they're going to want the candy or they're going to want the little stuffed animal. all of those things are very strategic. you have to be very aware. >> you just give the kid what they want just do get out. >> pretty. or think about consistency. you open a credit card to go to a store and they send you all of those discounts, it's to get you in. it's smart to be aware. to watch, we're all watching our pennies now. these are tricks to be aware of. >> thank you. still to come, bobbie thomas e here atlebr celebrate some fun products this summer. you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber. [ all ] 3...2...1... happy school year!
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new this morning, votes are in on a controversy cal proposal to allow walmart to create its first soup seventer in the east
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bay. just before 1:00 this morning, the city council voted 3-2 against walmart's bill to expand its store. the no-vote open it is city up for lawsuits. the city council will revisit the proposal on august 17th. supporters say a super center would give antioch sales, create jobs. bigger walmart would increase traffic, noise and put nearby mom and pop shops out of busines business. a tasting party was held at the san francisco fairmont last night. the star of hit movies like "die-hard" is part owner in the polish company and being a pitch man for vodka is a lot easier and smoother than being an action hero. >> what i used -- i used to do that. can't do it anymore. >> why can't do you it anymore? >> old. >> not that old. willis does have the action bug
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to an extent. he has a cameo in an action war thriller which is did you out next month. thanks for joining us today. "the today" show continues. and we're back on this wednesday, with more of "today." it's time to play "who knew?" we're testing your knowledge on celebrities who drifted out of the spotlight. as always, kathie lee is across the street at the digital cafe, ready to hand out $100 to those who get the questions right. and to those who don't, they get that beautiful cd. rob shuter, columnist for is here to help us play. let's head across the street. >> despite a successful tv show peewee herman has been out of the spotlight for many years.
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what are his plans? >> well, i'm going to have to go with c, starring on broadway. >> and you would be right! [ cheers and applause ] >> wow, a total get it. >> what is he doing? >> peewee has recreated the playhouse on stage, it was meant to tour america. however, the reviews have been so terrific that they're bringing it to broadway in october. the steven sondheim theater, it's a hoot. >> you're kidding me. back across to kathie. >> she's from lexington, kentucky. excuse me, this guy is getting quite the view here. in addition to his action-packed acting career, mr. t also provided a voice to a character on which animated film? >> a. [ buzzer ] >> stop it.
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♪ everything has a story >> the answer is "cloudy with meatballs." >> what mr. t. said is he loves animated movie, he didn't have to get into hair and makeup. however, he did want to make a cameo in the "a-team movie." >> did he? >> he did not. they couldn't agree on a financial deal. and the more important reason, i was told, is if they had the original mr. t on the big screen, it might distract you from the new guy. >> back across to kathie. >> this gentleman is from california. mark hamil played luke skywalker in the "star wars" saga. what is he doing now? >> i think he's doing talent management. >> you're wrong -- but, you're going to love this. >> i'm sure he will.
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actually, he's writing comic books? >> he's terribly successful. what he said is he knows the geek audience very well because of his days on "star wars." so he knows the crowd, he knows what they want. he's done about three or four. and they're so good, he's in talks to make a couple of them into a movie. >> is this sci-fi stuff? >> yes, a genre he knows. >> back across to kathie lee. >> this gentleman is from california. the fonda family is known throughout hollywood for their acting. what fonda has taken a break from films since 200 2? >> peter. my sister said that. [ buzzer ] >> your sister is wrong. and henry died a long time ago. he took a longer break than anyone. okay, honey, here you go. you're going to love this. >> the correct answer -- people are having trouble -- it's bridget. >> it is bridget.
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bridget retired from acting in 2002. she had a little car accident, she's fine, after that she met the love of her life, became a mommy. now she's at home with her baby. she's still reading scripts, but hasn't found the right one yet. >> okay, great. back across to kath. >> family from ontario, canada. true or false, karate black belt and tv actor chuck norris now runs a martial arts-themed dating service. >> false? >> buy one cup of coffee. >> did you hear? >> he wasn't quite sure. >> we tried to trick them a little bit here. does have a martial arts studio. he teaches martial arts. it's not a dating service. however, if you find love on the mats, good for you. he's also writing christian books. he's got several christian books out that are terribly successful but martial arts is his thing. >> back across to kathie lee. >> a lovely young lady from chicago. jalil white, best known as urkel
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on "family matsers" most recently appeared on which of the following shows? >> c, "the office"? [ buzzer ] >> wrong. this one i did a couple of years ago, you're going to love this. that's me in my bedroom. you're going to love this. >> everyone is missing these. >> these are hard questions. >> the correct answer is "psych." >> yes. is working on a web series called "fake it until you make it." where he plays, he's written it, produces it, he's in it. and he plays a child actor who is now an image consultant. it's terribly funny. >> does he play his nerdy character? >> he does, what else could he be? >> it's time for kathie lee to kol back home. rob, thank you so much for being on. up next, our good friend bobbie thomas is with suhe
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we're back here with bobbie's style buzz. how do you like that? >> bobbie thomas has come up with some fun products to take you through the summer. we love our bobbie. how are you? >> how are you, looking very sexy but i'm so excited to share
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what is going to be on this monitor. has makeup and they've utilized this company, taz, which has developed the software where you can literally try makeup on online without having to go and try it on or wash it off. and literally, there's so much you can do. it's amazing. you can change -- >> that's cool. >> you can change your concealer, your lip gloss. if i go to my eyes now -- but you can even change -- you can change the intensity. if you pick -- you can -- >> that was beautiful. >> you can change the intensity. to go lighter. >> i love that. >> and it's very realistic. you can play around with their makeup. >> i want to see skin glow. >> it's just like a radiance. >> you can see it. >> what's great, if i go to the top, i went to taz -- >> no! >> sorry, sorry.
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>> now, watch. i wanted to show what you would look like -- >> i wanted to show what you would look like with brown hair like me. >> oh, my gosh. >> so you decided to go brunette and clear that up, you can see -- >> you can change that hair color. >> and i can kill you for showing the picture. >> i have one more. >> i would think there would be some equal timing in this. >> if you ever thought you wanted to look like klg -- >> i look like a guy in drag. >> that's ru paul. >> that's not pretty at all. >> hold on. >> now, this i love. >> look at the dress bobbie's wearing, guys. >> i always get asked about little things i'm wearing in the studio. but i find dresses that are too
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short sometimes. how many times do you find a tunic and you wish it was longer to wear as a dress. this is a dress from urban outfitters. i wore -- my mom's going to kill me. it's a slip by far west. i am obsessed because they have these extra-long hemlines, every woman should own this black one. what's great -- is that you can literally extend the length of a dress in your wardrobe that might have shrunk. they're under like $48 for the half-slip. the full slip is up to $80, but it's great. >> fantastic. next, beyonce, we all love beyonce, she's a goddess. she has this video "why don't you love me." and i was interested, women everywhere swooning over her robin's egg blue nail polish. chanel, who is always on top of trends, i called up and they
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said, you have to send this bottle right back. it's been selling out everywhere. so even though you may have a hard time finding this chanel. you may be able to find it opi. and pastels in general are a really fun pop. they're pushing baby pink aside. >> i love the nude. >> i love the nude. that's like the hot new color. >> tough to get. >> the chanel is but they have the new colors that celebrities are wearing and it's called paradoxal. it's kathie lee, but a little deeper. she's ahead of the trend. and i don't know if you can see my earring here, this may show you better, this is an ear cuff from litter. there's a whole new trend in body armor. which i love. i know it sounds a little medievel. look how great this body harness
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look on a shirt. she has a shoulder chain on, it's an alternative way of adding adornment. we've seen statement necklaces making such a statement. >> they sell this one. >> what is that? >> this is, this is -- >> this is alexander mcqueen, may he rest in piece, he was one of my favorite designers. he was ahead. it's a knuckle ring, even if you don't want to do a body harness or an ear cuff -- >> this would be good in bars. look, $7, this ring, it's here from wet seal. and there's all of these really great rings from singer 22. i wanted to show that you can try a statement ring that's more like this kind of cool -- this one bends. >> it would have to. >> it looks a little gaga. >> you can go with it. >> thank you, bobbie. >> you always have new stuff.
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in her new novel, "hand of fate" "new york times" bestselling author, elise weil explores the complex world of a new york crime-fighting trio. made up of a prosecutor, a fbi agent and a television reporter. >> the story, a provocative, outspoken and conservative radio host who is murdered and the team must investigate a list of suspects that seem to outnumber his millions of listeners. based on some of your real experiences. >> 102, i've been all around. >> no, no, no. >> you were a federal prosecutor. >> yes, my dad was an fbi agent.
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third-generation federal prosecutor. worked with female fbi agents and now i'm a tv reporter and did seven long years of radio with bill o'reilly as his co-host. >> and he has said that he's the guy that's murdered. >> it's always about bill. >> and everything is about bill. you never heard me because i got about three words in. >> you left it so long. >> i kept doing my email and he said, lis, i'm paying you. and i said, i'm a lawyer, i double-bill. >> when he heard about the book, was he glad that he might be the one portrayed? >> well i sort of tried to catch him in a a good moment, which took a few weeks. and i said, i have this book idea, it's my second book and i'd like to kill off a controversial radio talk show host in the first suspicious person that's going to be this beautiful, much-smarter, younger co-host. and i said, this is how they're going to kill him and he paused for a second and he said, no,
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don't kill me that way. kill me this way. >> and i ended up using his suggestion. yes. but they're so funny. there's so many letters in the back of the book where people are saying, no, it's really me. >> i'm really the one that you killed. mark levin writes in. >> it could be anybody. >> there are a lot of radio talk show hosts out there. >> and they have their enemies. boy, do they have their enemies. >> is this a beach read? what sort of a read is it? >> it's an absolute beach read. it's a girl book, absolutely. and because i have been all of those characters, you're going to get a real behind-the-scenes. you'll see what it's look like to be in a radio studio, a television studio. a grand jury room. you won't feel dumbed-down to. that's why i want to write it. i get to the end of my day, i'm on tv, i don't want to watch a lot more tv. i want to take the 15 minutes, and feel like i got something smart, but fun. there wasn't that much out there about strong women who are
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supporting each other. no back-biting, they're together and trying to do the right thing as women. i wanted to do that. >> who are the other two, the women? >> there's a federal prosecutor. >> are they based on other people or just from your own experience? >> just from my own experience. and i do change names to protect the guilty. i have a little present for both of you. >> we like those. >> we never know who this book could be modelled after. >> oh, my gosh. look at this, that's funny. very, very funny. kathie lee and hoda. >> i like that! >> thank you, lis. and everyone wants something free, so you can get my first book "face of betrayal" if you go to my website, you can download it for free. >> that's great. >> download it free for a week. >> aw, thank you. giving presents to everybody. good to see you. thanks and congratulations on the book. we'll be back with more of
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all right, miss sarah, what's up? >> we have these pictures, the annoying fashion faux pas, the first one we is is from sarah in michigan. the third indecent exposure where the pants drop. you can be banned from the mall. >> oh. what are the penalties? >> the first offense is a warning. as the pants drop lower. the second offense, asked to leave the mall for the day and the third is you can be banned from the mall. >> and the second picture is a room with a view. this is lisa from michigan. she was at dinner with her teenaged daughter and that was the view. >> that's not pretty. >> at a five-star restaurant, no doubt. >> keep the pictures coming, we're having fun. klg &
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