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which is so important is the time. you really should invest time into your image before you invest money. take time to do that weekly planning of what you're going to wear, because why would you put something so important till that last five minutes that you're going to walk out the door? it's how you feel for the whole day. >> ever going to wear any of these clothes again? >> the shorts. >> okay, thank you so much. mot good morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike, we'll check the commute now. on or close to northbound 680, we have a car fire. the crew on the scene is going to be a distraction, but the
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southbound is where the slowing is because of the traffic. northbound 101 is a problem slow all the way from highway 85 up to the scene of the big accident on northbound 101 at lawrence expressway right up on the center divide. the southbound side shows slowing as well. the bay bridge toll plaza is slow and slow on westbound 880. watch the bridges later on. the san mateo bridge is move in well. we also have a spare the air day. if you can cut back on the driving and help out the air quality, you can see the worst of the ozone near the san jose area. 90s inland. n francisco is warming quickly around noon and cooling by this evening. the cool down is part of the large scale cool heading h ng into the labor day weekend. more news after the break.
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neighbors are upset with a couple's plan to let verizon build a 55-foot tower on their property. it would look something like this one in southern california. people in the san antonio hills area will ask santa clara county to reconsider approval of the plan. the couple already has three cell phone polls in their yard. the latest tower would be 15 feet taller than the others and neighbors worry it will be an eyesore and a potential health risk. another local news update the in a half hour or so. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning.
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8:30 now on a thursday morning, the 2nd day of september, 2010. nice group of people joining us on the plaza this morning. on a day that's heating up. going to the mid 90s again today before cooling off over the weekend after that little thing called earl passes through. so we thank these people for stopping by. on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, ann curry is in for meredith. and natalie morales joins us, as well. we're going to talk in this half hour about a young lady with an unusual condition. >> imagine this, if you had a 14-year-old daughter and she could not eat for seven months straight. that actually happened. this young lady, and of course you can imagine what her parents went through. look at her now. we'll be talking to her about what she went through and how it affected her life. >> all right. >> okay. >> a reminder for you that on wednesday we brought our wedding couple here, melissa and jeremy, and then once we spent some time with them we gave you our four choices for the reception location here in new york city.
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well, we still need your help. got to go there and vote to our website at learn more about our couple, melissa and jeremy, and check out the choices and vote for your favorite location. >> or you can head to and follow our wedding progress and we'll also be checking our page for your comments and your votes. you can also text in your votes at 62269 -- 622639, next 1 for hudson terrace, 2 for central park zoo. or 3 for gotham hall. we'll reveal the winning locations next wednesday. they're all beautiful. >> later you want to batten down the hatches and nail down the tables in the studio because the real housewives of new jersey are coming by. uh-oh. >> okay. >> before we go any further speaking of battenning things down, let's go to al, he's on
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the outer banks of north carolina where hurricane earl is fast approaching. al, good morning again. >> good morning, guys. again, about 350 miles south of cape hatteras. category 4 storm. 145-mile-per-hour winds. we are watching as we expect it to come very close to cape hatteras, the outer banks sometime around 2:00 or 3:00 this morning. what about the rest of the country for the weekend? well, we are looking at wet weather along the mid-atlantic coast because of earl on saturday. we also look for mild conditions throughout much of the country. going to be hot through the south on into the gulf coast. sizzling conditions continue in the southwest. and a little bit cooler and milder in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday! see more wet weather making its way up the coast as earl makes its way into new england. look for the hot weather from the gulf coast on into the southeast, mid-atlantic states, the heat and sizzling conditions in the southwest, as well. here's a beautiful view from the mountain looking over san
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francisco. mainly clear skies. already near 70 outside in san francisco. oakland, san jose, well on our way to temperatures getting close to the 90s by lunchtime. still no sign of a sea breeze just yet, but that will fire up later this afternoon. that means the peninsula and coast will see highs early in the day, late morning to early afternoon. then the inner bay will cool down while 90s to 100 degrees continues inland. the sea breeze will cool us off big time for the weekend. don't forget get your weather any time of day or night. go to weather channel on cable or online. matt? >> all right, al, great job down there. thank you very much. we'll see you in a little while. coming up a rare medical condition that prevented a teenager from eating anything for more than half a year. look how great she looks today. we're going to talk to her. but first, this isdan "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
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this morning on "today's health," forbidden food. imagine being hungry but not being able to eat or drink without throwing it back up. well, that's what one teenager had to deal with for more than seven months, and you'll meet her in just a moment. but first nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy synderman has her story. >> reporter: 14-year-old gentrie hansen had not had a bite of food or drink in seven months. >> it started in december, and doing things for the holidays, we often -- even at the place we were at, and she was throwing up. as it progressed we ruled out other things. >> reporter: gentrie lost 30 pounds and doctor after doctor told her she had an eating disorder. >> seeing the mirror, i would start to cry. and one of the doctors would tell me, i'm bulimic. it was very frustrating, because i would gladly take some weight,
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and be healthy, and be happy. >> reporter: after months of struggling with the unknown, the right diagnosis was finally made, gastroparesis. a rare neurological condition where the stomach does not empty properly. a feeding tube was inserted into gentrie's intestines to bypass her stomach but still give her the nutrition she needed. but it didn't solve the underlying problem. she was in constant pain and always hungry. >> when they had me on feeds, it went to my intestines, and my stomach never stopped. >> it was a parent i felt abusive. it would occur to me that she hadn't eaten all day and her tummy was just hungry more so than mine.
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>> reporter: so the family made a decision. close the kitchen, and eat out until she got better. anything to spare gentrie the agony of smelling food but not being able to eat it.


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