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good morning, america. this morning, high-stakes showdown. both sides dig in, just 65 hours before a government shutdown. will your tax refund be delayed? could american troops on the front lines actually not get paid? race against time. workers at japan's damaged nuclear plant scramble to prevent a huge, new explosion. and big questions about radioactive fish swimming into the world food supply. caught on tape. how one driver escapes the scariest moment on the highway, when road debris blasted through her windshield. the lucky break that saved her life. and the secrets are out. we have the blueprint for the royal wedding. all the details, from the married name they'll be using. to the one question that even william won't know the answer to, until the very last minute.
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good morning, america. great to have elizabeth vargas here, as robin takes some vacation time. spring break. boy, it is really getting down to the wire in washington right now. house speaker, john boehner, and senate majority leader, harry reid, met last night, to try to reach a deal to prevent a government shutdown. and president obama will call leaders back to the white house for another stab at it. but prospects that the government shutdown on friday is greater than ever. >> and the president called an impromptu news conference, lecturing the republicans to start acting like grown-ups. very exasperated. we have a story we're talking about in the studio. and you'll be talking about it today.
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you won't believe what happened to this 8-year-old boy. he's the center of a school controversy over discipline. police say this boy was so out of control, they had to use pepper spray on him. he and his mother are in the studio to talk about what happened. >> pepper spray against an 8-year-old. there were reports that teachers in the classroom were barricaded. and he was waving around a wooden plank. >> police and the school are not backing down on this. also, we have plenty to get into. wendy williams said good-bye to the ballroom. >> we love wendy. >> she will be here in just a little bit. first, let's get right to washington and that looming government shutdown. it would be the first 1 in 15 years. and jon karl joins us with more on what it could look like. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. after a highly-contentious meeting at the white house, democrats and republican leaders had what both sides report as a productive meeting here on capitol hill yesterday. even as government offices prepare for a shutdown, talks are intensifying up here about
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avoiding one. this is what it sounds like when the government is about to shut down. >> we don't have time for games. >> we're not going to allow the senate, nor the white house, to put us in a box. >> we have bent over backwards. tried to be fair and reasonable. >> we don't have time for trying to score political points or maneuvering or positioning. >> that is not acceptable to our members. and we will not agree to it. >> reporter: and they're still fighting over how much to cut and where to make the cuts. government funding doesn't run out until midnight friday. but if they don't reach a deal and get it passed by then, american troops, including those on the front lines in afghanistan and iraq, may not get their paychecks. and smack in the middle of tax season, that refund you've been waiting on, you may have to wait. and there's museums and national parks across the country.
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treasures like yellowstone and mt. rushmore, will be closed to visitors. if you don't already have a passport, don't even think about leaving the country. last time the government shut down, 200,000 passport applications were stopped in their tracks. many essential services won't see a change. yes, air traffic controllers will still be in their towers. border control agents will continue to work. and whether rain or sleet or snow or a government shutdown, the mail will keep coming. although both sides are sounding slightly more optimistic this morning. even if they strike a deal here today, time is running without because they still have to find a way to get it passed by midnight friday because that's when the money runs out. george? >> thanks, jon. we turn to one of the key senators in the negotiations, senator chuck schumer of new york.
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it looked like everybody was at the barricades in the afternoon. but harry reid went to the senate floor late last night and sounded more optimistic. he doesn't believe the government's going to be shut down yet. is there reason for optimism? >> i would say there's a little bit of hope. a little more than a glimmer of a candle. but it's certainly not a full, bright, burning candle yet. here's what's going on. the bottom line is, there are three areas where we have disagreement. one is the number. $33 billion was the number that both sides were working off of. it's the fair number because it's right in the middle. they wanted $61 billion. we wanted freeze, which they characterize as zero. $33 billion is a little to their side. and it is the number that republicans called for when they started budget negotiations. they were first for it. now, they're against it. speaker boehner keeps moving that number back. >> i want to get to that. he said in the white house meeting that he needed about $40
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billion in cuts. $7 billion more than what democrats had agreed to so far. $7 billion is a relatively small price to pay to avoid a government shutdown, isn't it? >> well, again, there's no guarantee they don't keep moving the goal post further back and back and back. but there's a second issue, george. that is where the cuts come from. the president has wisely outlined that we shouldn't cut our seed corn, the things that create economic growth. for instance, you shouldn't cut aid that help students go to college. you couldn't shut science research that saves lives, cancer research. and we have offered to put new cuts on the table that cuts the same amounts of dollars. >> but speaker boehner says so much of that, he calls it smoke and mirrors. one-time savings. and in many ways, money that wasn't going to be spent anyway. >> they're in different departments. the agriculture department. the banking department.
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some of it's from health care. and this is as much a savings as anything else. the tea party folks are putting pressure on speaker boehner to just cut this narrow section. not because they want the deficit down. they do. but because they have this additional goal of stopping government programs. and these are vital programs that most americans support. then, you have the third issue, which is the riders. these have nothing to do with the budget. they are ideological fights, abortion, epa, health care. and those should be debated but at a different time. and here's the problem. the tea party just continues to pull speaker boehner further back and back and back. they're the people who say they don't want compromise. they're the people who say they relish a shutdown. and the bottom line is, if he can resist them, not give them their way on everything, i think we can have an agreement. and that's why there's a glimmer of hope. the fact that the president has not called another meeting in the white house yet shows that
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there's a view that these talks are making some progress. but i'd still be worried, particularly, because they do keep moving the goal posts back. >> bottom line. we only have a few seconds left. what are the odds of a shutdown? >> i hope it can be avoided. we're doing everything we can to avoid it. but the tea party has to compromise a little bit. and speaker boehner has to tell them that. >> senator schumer, thanks so much for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. and with the clock ticking, i'll have an exclusive interview tomorrow with house speaker, john boehner. that will be right here on "gma." now, to japan, where workers at the stricken nuclear plant are racing to prevent new explosions of highly-combustible hydrogen inside the facility. neal karlinsky has been tracking the latest on this overnight from tokyo. good morning, neal. >> reporter: elizabeth, good morning. incredibly, with every effort to save this plant, dangerous, unintended consequences seem to be stacking up. and this morning, these reactors
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are far from under control. there is concern this morning that the enormous amount of water dousing the fuel rods is actually weakening the containment vessels, the last line of defense that keeps radiation inside. in a last-ditch move, tepco, the nuclear plant's operator, says that nitrogen will be injected into reactors one through three, out of fear there could be a repeat of the worst moments of this crisis, another hydrogen explosion. >> this could be a failure of one of the spent fuel ponds that could cause a fire. and if so, it could be a major release of radiation. >> reporter: according to a assessment of the reactors obtained by "the new york times," we're learning that fragments of incredibly dangerous nuclear fuel were actually blown a full mile from the reactors early on. and then, simply bulldozed over as a makeshift barrier.
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all this comes as the world watches the massive spread of radioactive sea water and asks, is our seafood safe? >> i think the concern is that the fda doesn't have the resources to properly screen. they test less than 2% of seafood that comes from imports. >> reporter: the worry is that migrating fish, such as albacore tuna, might be contaminated as they make their way from japan to the pacific northwest. an expert says the situation is likely not as dangerous as people imagine. >> eating fish from those offshore sites, over a course of a year, may give you a dose equivalent to a c.a.t. scan. it's not trivial. but it would not be life-threatening. >> reporter: one bright spot this morning. look at this picture. this is where radioactive water had been flowing freely into the ocean. they've now plugged that leak. there's another picture that shows the water has stopped. they are hopeful that was the
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only leak. so far, they haven't found any others. good news, elizabeth. on that food issue, they have banned imports of fish from japan. but we can't stop fish from swimming from japan. that's where the concern comes up. >> the u.s. officials said again, they reiterated again, no harm yet. >> the cdc, fda, all sorts of government agencies saying that. we're going to turn to a wild government crisis in italy. tv show girls, sex charges, plastic surgery. all charges swirling around the trial of leader silvio berlusconi. the prime minister took another turn this morning. and lama hasan has the latest this morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. it is italy's trial of the century. it has everything, from an aging world leader, to famous movie stars. and allegedly, underaged sex. this trial has it all. sex, glamorous girls, money and power. not to mention the a-list celebrities, like george
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clooney, who could be called as witnesses, to defend the man with the permanent tan. silvio berlusconi, who is in the middle of a second divorce, is a self-confessed ladies' man. he's said he's had lavish orgies. they had a disco built in the basement of his milan residence. the women, tv showgirls and beauty queens. they're said to have dressed up as police officers and nurses. berlusconi allegedly showered them with gifts. and even played for surgery. all fun and games until he got caught trying to use his power to try to cover up having underage sex, at least 13 times with moore racken nightclub dancer and prostitute, ruby the heart steeler. she was only 16 when going to the parties. she said berlusconi told her, i'll cover you in gold.
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but the important thing is to keep everything under wraps. but the secret got out. and wiretaps just leaked to the first time to the media, reveal he knew ruby was underage. berlusconi reportedly said, okay, what is important is there are various people who can vouch for the fact that ruby gave an age different to her real one. let's hope it doesn't turn into a mess. too late for that, mr. prime minister. it is a mess. and after all this buildup, with the world media hanging on every word in this case, today's hearing only lasted seven minutes. and the prime minister was a no-show. the next hearing is scheduled for may 31st. george? >> thank you very much. can you imagine what it's going to be like if george clooney shows up at that trial? >> they've already had huge protests for and against berlusconi around the sex charges. so, it's an incredible spectacle in italy. >> it is. but he's a survivor. let's go to another
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survivor, sam champion. >> that's the only correlation. >> a whole different way. i'd like to be on record and say that, if nothing else. let's just get to the boards. we're going to start with the storms that came in monday night to tuesday, the biggest outbreak of severe weather that we have seen in more than ten years. behind that, look at this cold air. this is how powerful it was. atlanta at 40. columbia, south carolina, at 37. raleigh, at 31 degrees. but the numbers recover. atlanta at 68 degrees. jackson at 66. there's a quick look at the big board. we'll go into everything you need to know this morning in a moment. but first, your local weather is 30 seconds away. .
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i do, however, elizabeth, throw one mean "dancing with the stars" party. a twitter party on monday night. george? >> i haven't gotten my invitation yet, sam. >> you're invited. >> thank you. all right.
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does prince william and kate middleton feel that the eyes will be upon them when they marry? well, that's not much of an exaggeration. the palace has announced there will be 7,000 journalists covering the wedding, with 60 cameras along the procession route. no pressure. don't trip. bianna golodryga joins us with more details that were just announced. this is pretty big. >> reporter: we're all waiting. rehearsals for the big day are under way. if everything goes according to plan, we will have to wait until that wedding day morning to finally see what kate's dress looks like and find out who designed it. aside from the dress, with those of us without an invite and are planning to watch it live, we now know a lot more to expect on the big day. the morning of the wedding will start with an announcement from the queen's office, stating the titles william and kate will take. they may opt for no titles at all. then, at 8:30 a.m., guests will begin arriving. at 10:00 a.m., come the v.i.p.s.
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at 10:40, the royal family will begin to pour in, with queen elizabeth and prince philip, the last to arrive. and then -- at 11:00 a.m., kate will arrive with her five braids maids. at that moment, a press release will be sent out revealing the dress. it will include sketches, the designer and photos. >> i think the reason that kate has been so determined to keep the designer under wraps is because she genuinely wants to surprise prince william on the day. she wants him to turn around and say, wow. >> reporter: the ceremony will include vows, a sermon and a blessing of the rings. while the groom has already admitted to having some royal nerves. >> my knees started going nervously. >> reporter: the palace reports the bride is taking it all in stride. at 12:15, the wedding party will depart for buckingham palace, to take photos and attend a
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reception hosted by the queen. on the menu, canapes and drinks. dinner and dancing, hosted by prince charles, who has already helped kate pick music for the ceremony. >> he's had a lot to do with the wedding, which is really, really nice. and he's so unbelievably busy. yet, he managed to make time to help kate pick the music. >> reporter: and it's not just the royal family doing the work and footing the bill. kate's family is intimately involved and reportedly going to contribute to the wedding. >> they will contribute to the wedding. they are expected to pick up the tab for the wedding dress. and i think it's important for william and kate to stay a part of it. >> reporter: so many details. it's going to be a big, and not to mention, a long day for william and kate. but the palace tells us that the future king and queen want the day to be a memorable day for their lives. >> it is a long day. i can't get over the ring, that he's not going to be wearing
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one. >> none of the royal guys -- >> reporter: the women do, but the men don't. >> pass that on. >> are you married? >> i have a ring. let's go to the man who has staked out his spot on the wedding trail that day. duncan larcombe, the editor of "the royal news." let's begin with the titles. the future king and queen will receive titles if they choose on that day. any sense of what that might be? >> what would normally happen for the heir to the throne, they would normally become known as the prince of wales. obviously, prince charles has got that title, because the queen, thank goodness, is still on the throne. there's a lot of speculation, will they be prince william and princess catherine? or could they be the duke and duchess of clarin. >> is that likely? >> it's possible.
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i think the fact they're leaving a spot on the wedding day morning is the clearest indication yet there is going to be an announcement of a title. so, kate middleton will go to sleep on the thursday before the wedding. the next time she goes to sleep, she could be a princess and a duchess. another big thing for her. >> if her plan holds, we will not know who the designer of the dress is until the last moment. do you think it's going to leak out? >> well, it's going to be that moment, isn't it, when she steps out of the rolls-royce, that they told us she will be in on that wedding day. and the eyes of the world will see the first glimpse of that dress. she is desperate not to let william find out what it is beforehand. i think it will stay secret. >> we're talking about how long and potentially exhausting the day is. will the couple have any downtime at all over the 20 hours or so? >> well, they've got two wedding receptions, as if the day wasn't long enough. and between the first wedding
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reception at buckingham palace for 650, they're going to have a rest, as they get changed or whatever. and have a little bit of down time. that would be the first time they probably would be able to look at each other properly. their feet are going to touch the ground. then, they come back in the evening for the other reception. it will be an exhausting day for them. >> finally, any news on possible honeymoon plans? >> well, that's it. apart from kate's dress, that really is the big secret. lots of different bits of misinformation are being deliberately put out there. it might be africa. that's a time to find out. >> the last, big mystery. duncan larcombe, thank you very much. >> let them have the honeymoon, for heaven's sake. coming up in the next half hour, the story we've been talking about. the 8-year-old boy who got pepper sprayed after an explosive temper tantrum at school. did police go too far?
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what a terrifying moment. speeding down the highway. a 2" x 4" goes through the windshield. as you see, it caught all on tape. the driver will tell us what saved her life. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos, here with elizabeth vargas. we also have the story coming up in just a little bit, about parents pushing their kids to get them to do sports at earlier and earlier ages. want that kid to be a tennis pro? start them out at 4 and even younger. >> and they can spend hours on the court. these sports are grueling and require a lot of -- you can't do anything else in your life if you're doing that. >> it has a lot of people wondering is it too much too soon? also, supermodel christie
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brinkley is here. she will reveal her brand-new role. she is kicking up her heels. she will show us a couple of her moves, live. >> she does look great. a sad day for wendy. >> i know. >> wendy is out of the running. wendy williams booted from the ballroom last night on "dancing with the stars." she will be here live this morning to talk about it all. >> she said last night, if this was a personality competition, she would win hands down. but, unfortunately it's a feet competition as she put it. but we're going to begin this morning with an 8-year-old boy who got pepper sprayed after he had a temper tantrum at school. the police were called. and they are defending their decision to mace him. we'll talk to the mother and son in just a minute. but first, clayton sandell has the story. aidan elliott seems like your typical, video game-loving 8-year-old. >> finally got one. >> reporter: but what happened at this elementary school was hardly typical. >> i kind of blow up a little. >> reporter: more than a little. aidan, in a class of kids with
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behavior problems, became enraged. spitting, throwing chairs. even threatening teachers and students with a sharp piece of wood he held like a knife. >> i said i'm going to kill you once you get out of that room. >> reporter: how come you said that? >> because i was really angry. >> reporter: soon, police arrived. aidan told them -- >> i will kill you -- he told the teachers the same thing. if they came out, they were going to die. >> reporter: the officers decided their best option was to pepper spray the second grader. >> it was a situation that had to be diffused. and it had to be done very quickly. no one went home injured that way. >> reporter: aidan's mother, mandy, thinks police went too far. >> i do it was excessive force. we are filing a complaint. he's never hurt anybody in the past. >> reporter: if aidan contains his outbursts, the school says he is welcome back. >> that would be our hope and goal. i hope he is getting the services he needs so he is able to return. >> i don't know what my future
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is going to be. rich, happy, good life. or bad, homeless, poor road. >> reporter: aidan hopes for the good one. but knows the road he's on now is rocky. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, lakewood, colorado. aidan and his mother, mandy, join us this morning. mandy, many people have been shocked to hear that the police pepper sprayed him. what did you think when it happened? >> i was angry. i couldn't understand. i was on my way. why couldn't they wait the ten minutes before pepper spraying him? >> how did your son look when you saw him? >> he was red, handcuffed. crying, screaming how much it burned. >> aidan, what happened that day? i know you got rowdy on the bus with some boys. how did things get out of control? >> um, let's see. of course, i was riding on the bus. and they didn't let me, like, do something i, like, wanted to do.
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and then, we, like, needed to do stuff. but they wouldn't let me. so, they put me, like, in the corner with chairs. and they called my mom and kind of told her. >> why did you get so mad that morning? you said a lot of really awful things to your teachers and to police? what made you so mad? >> it was really the teachers because i just got really upset at them. >> did you mean it, though, when you said that you wanted to kill them? >> a little. >> and when you took a piece of this board from the wall, did you have any intention of using that as a weapon? >> kind of. >> well, you really scared your teachers. a lot of them barricaded themselves behind a closed door. >> uh-huh. >> do you think it's okay to scare people like that? >> no. >> are you sorry that happened?
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>> yes. >> does this ever happen at home, mandy? i mean, this kind of anger and rage in a child is uncommon. >> no. it only happens at school. it doesn't happen at soccer. it doesn't happen at swimming. it doesn't happen with babysitters, family members. it happens only at school. >> this is the third time police have been called to the school because of aidan's behavior. don't you think that indicates there's some sort of problem? >> i think there is a problem. but it's with school and aidan. and i don't know what else there is for me to do when i'm not there at school to figure out what is causing the problems. >> so, aidan, why don't you ever get angry like this at home? or when you're playing soccer? what is it about school that gets you in trouble? >> it makes me really uncomfortable. >> why? >> because it takes up part of my day with mom, even though -- because she's almost not at home
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every day. >> so, you'd -- >> now. >> but you know every kid has to go to school, right? >> yes. >> and a lot of people get upset and angry during the day. but it's not okay to get angry and threaten people. right? >> yeah. >> mandy, what have you done? i know you've tried some medications in the past to try to help aidan with his temper. has any of that worked? >> no. the medication just made him gain weight. didn't affect his behavior at all. then, so we all decided it was better to take him off of it. >> do you think there's any circumstance where it's okay to pepper spray a second grader? can you think of any circumstance where that's okay? >> off the top of my head, no. he's a child. there were two, grown police officers. they didn't even try to talk to him. you talk to him. and you find out what it is that's bothering him, as well. you don't just walk in, ask him to stop. and then, spray. >> aidan, do you wish you had
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done things differently that morning? >> yeah. >> what would you have done differently? >> just dealt with it. but that always happens once i'm done with everything. >> once you cool down? >> uh-huh. >> so, you have to learn to cool down faster, right? >> yeah. >> okay. well, aidan and mandy, i hope things turn out well in the new school situation you're in. and i hope this never happens again, right? for everybody. >> right. >> thanks so much for being here. >> thank you. let's check in now with juju chang for a look at the morning headlines. good morning, juju. >> good morning, everyone. we begin in afghanistan, where overnight, the largest u.s. base in the eastern part of the country came under attack by insurgents. the enemy stormed the airfield with assault rifles and nato forces fired back, killing seven men. rocket-propelled grenades. it's the second attack on a major u.s. base in a week. in libya, rebel forces are
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accusing nato of moving too slowly to launch air strikes against gadhafi forces. they say that's allowing gadhafi to attack civilians in the west. but nato says the problem is gadhafi forces are using civilians as human shields. back in this country, los angeles police say a serial killer known as the grim sleeper may be linked to eight more killings. lonnie franklin is already charged in connection to murders of ten women. the potential new victims were identified from photos found in his refrigerators. we're hearing for the first time from the family of a san francisco giants fan beaten outside dodgers stadium in los angeles on opening day. beaten so badly, he remains in a coma. our ryan owens is in los angeles with the latest. good morning to you, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, juju. the victim has now been in this hospital for nearly a week. and doctors have warned his family, he may never wake up. giants fan, bryan stow, had a feeling something bad was about to happen. even before he left dodgers
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stadium. >> for such a terrible event to happen, it's just outrageous. >> reporter: his cousin said he sent a text message, he was scared inside the stadium. minutes before he walked to the parking lot and was savagely attacked from behind. >> we just want him to wake up. >> reporter: l.a. police release these sketches of two, young dodger fans who reportedly yelled how much they hated the san francisco giants, as they assaulted stowe and at least two other men. cops say their crime was caught on surveillance tape. but it was so dark, they can't see much. they're confident plenty of others did. >> we believe there was approximately at least 100 people near where this assault took place. >> reporter: there is now a $100,000 reward. half chipped in by the los angeles city council. on facebook, the our prayers are
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with bryan stowe page has been visited by thousands of well-wishers, hoping a paramedic, so used to helping others, can find the strength to recover. >> you don't realize how much you love somebody, until something like this happens. and we just pray it's not too late. >> reporter: his family is gaining a lot of strength from his colleagues. paramedics who have actually driven from across the state to be here at his bedside. juju? >> heartbreaking. thanks, ryan owens, with the latest. and on a much happier sporting note, they say there's a first time for everything. well, this morning, the aggies of texas a&m are champions of women's basketball. danielle adams led the way, scoring 30, as the aggies beat notre dame, 76-70, for their first-ever national title. good for them. >> thanks, juju. now, let's check in with sam again for a look at the weather. hey, sam. >> good morning, everybody. let's deal with that -- we're
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going to show you some pictures of storm damage in florida. remember, monday night's storm, the biggest severe weather outbreak we've had in more than ten years. as it shut down in a lot of places, it kept rolling through florida. a lot of wind damage in that area. here's some early-morning, chilly air that moves into the deep south will be recovered by good sunshine today. new orleans comes in at about 75 today. but really warming up over the next few. 80, 84 degrees atlanta. to the 70s. memphis, to the 80s. it's chilly if a lot of parts of the south this morning. but you'll recover beautifully by afternoon. another storm system. if we looked at march in the northwest, it was really only dry about four days. and every day this month, they've picked up rain. it's just been one series of systems, just parked up there in the northwest. they get more rain today. more than an inch and a half or two inches of possible in that line that goes south of seattle to portland, all the way to northern california. eureka is involved in that. dallas is about 81.
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>> all right. it's time for the morning menu this morning. we all heard that life can change in a split-second. wait until you see this tape of a split-second accident on the highway and it proves the point. plus, a new wave of sports superstars. some are as young as 4 years old. is that too young, too soon? and jamie oliver is leading a food revolution right into times square this morning. you don't want to miss that. jamie oliver is leading a food revolution right into times square this morning. you don't want to miss that. it was a tough game out there today. i thought i was going to be it forever, but then it was dig deep time, and i brought it... and i struck like a cobra.
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we turn, now, to that scary car accident caught on tape. a 2'by 4" cashes into a woman's
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windshield. these accidents happen more often than you think. and our john berman took a closer look. >> reporter: these are as shocking as anything you see on the road. it looks like this car gets hit by a missile. the driver says the trucks in front of her were fooling around. she was taping them so she could report them to their companies. she told an auto blog that there was a 2 by 4 in the road. when the truck in front of me hit it. and when the trailer hit it, it just propelled it into me. i don't know why i didn't scream or cuss or cry. i guess, just pure shock. i could barely form words to call 911. but i most definitely know how lucky i was. in seattle, maria was not as lucky. she was blinded and suffered severe facial damage when a piece of furniture fell off a
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u-haul truck and pulverized her windshield. >> it doesn't allow me to smell things. >> reporter: there are more than 25,000 accidents every year and nearly 100 people killed by junk, vehicle parts, cargo, sitting in the road. and here, you can't do much about birds. but this police car found out they pack a wallop. on the discovery channel's "mythbusters." they found out what a flying piece of rubber can cause. enough to decapitate an unsuspecting driver. the key is for drivers to tie down loads. report anything you see in the road. and -- >> if you come up behind a car or a truck with a suspicious-looking load, you back off. >> reporter: because in the end, there is little defense against this. for "good morning america," john berman, abc news, new york. >> boy. coming up, we're going to talk live with the second couple voted out of the ballroom.
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it may be a long shot but barry bonds could take the stand in his perjury trial. prosecution rested its case after failing to get a last minute piece of evidence before the jury. the judge ruled a secret audio recording was barely intelligible. quick check of forecast with lisa argen. >> cool and breezy today. 46 in fremont right now. next weather system bringing wind and rain overnight into tomorrow. still cool for the opener tomorrow. >> traffic is slow from
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>> she'll show us a few of her moves. we'll also talk with the latest couple booted off "dancing with the stars," wendy williams and tony dovolani. they were kicked off last night. and they flew all night long to be here in our studio. >> she had the most grueling routine. >> she has been going coast-to-coast. and she'll be here. a new controversy. parents pushing their kids to get into sports earlier and earlier. some as young as 18 months old, going into training. >> look at this little girl. >> she is pretty good. she looks like she's having fun. but for a lot of these kids, it's just too much. the training is too hard. the hours are too long. we're going to get into that debate coming up. also, the man launching a food revolution, superchef, jamie oliver out there. look at him. >> chopping away. we'll have a meal with him. looking forward to that. first, let's look at the morning's top stories and check
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in with juju chang at the newsdesk. >> good morning, everyone. as you know, the clock is ticking towards a possible government shutdown friday. democrats and republicans are returning to budget negotiations today. they're slightly more optimistic than this time yesterday, that they'll be able to reach a deal. if they don't, a government shutdown could delay tax refunds and could stop u.s. troops from getting paid. engineers in japan have plugged a leak of radioactive water that was flowing into the pacific ocean from that damaged nuclear power plant. these before and after pictures show the water leaking. today, the leak is gone. but not all the news out of japan is good today. a confidential report raises new concerns about stress on structures at the nuclear plant. new figures for parents this morning about teenagers and alcohol. a new survey finds most teens see no problem drinking five or more drinks in one day. 68% of teens admit they've had alcohol. the average age when they first have their drink? 14. the same survey also found
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marijuana and ecstasy use among high school students is on the rise. piloting a plane, large or small, is no joking matter. but you're about to hear from one pilot who may disagree. the 24-year-old landed his small plane on a beach here in new york this week. you can hear him on air traffic control tapes getting permission to fly low, while making wisecracks, all just a few miles from busy jfk airport. >> you mean you want me to follow the shoreline? >> roger. >> 0336 2965 for the altimeter. >> roger. >> just let me know if i'm up in your grille. hey, tower, i got a question for you. >> go ahead. >> this might be crazy. but are we allowed to land on a beach. >> the controller said he could land on a beach during a emergency. but he said he had a sick passenger. he revealed he got the idea from the discovery channel. now, to diane sawyer for
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tonight's "world news." diane? >> as you know, he is a lightning rod. everybody is talking about him. governor chris christie of new jersey says he has the muscle to change your child's classroom for the better. why is even bruce springsteen now weighing in? taking some of his ideas on. you'll see that tonight on "world news." now, this is my favorite story. it's a teenager in germany, who has taken a nursery rhyme about the cow jumping over the moonlit rally. check it out. 15-year-old virginia mayer trained her cow to jump fences, after her parents refused to buy her a horse. the painstaking process -- check this out. there you go. regina's parents were so impressed by her hard work and effort, that they're now thinking of buying her that horse she's always wanted. now, she doesn't need it. she's got that cow. that's the news at 8:04. time, now, for the weather with sam.
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hey, sam. >> juju -- go ahead, let it out. from kentucky, when you try to make a cow do anything, it's impossible. all of the city folks are here. some folks are here from michigan. some folks are here from atlanta. all right. got a little -- we have some north carolina? north carolina in here, as well. all right. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to talk about. as you head outside, here's a beautiful shot of chicagoland. it may be a little showery this morning. you'll break out of that later on today. it's that area of low pressure. it's right under the great lakes area, that gets some rain into new york city, and in the northeast, later on tonight for tomorrow. if i had to time it, and you guys are walking around times square, i would say around 7:00 tonight, we'll start to get showers in here. you have a good, beautiful day left. in the northwest, it's a little chilly. san francisco drops down to about 51 on friday. vegas gets to 58 on friday. the cool air gets into the deep southwest, as well. but today, atlanta 68 degrees today. dallas is 81. it's nice and warm in
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it's your sweet 16? what's your name? >> i'm lenee. >> this is your best friend? >> this is lindsay. >> you're going to hang out in the city for your sweet 16? >> yes. >> let me see your sign. you did a nice job. very nice. happy birthday. back to you, george. >> happy birthday. thank you, sam. it's time, now, for the latest trend in extreme parenting. moms and dads hoping to see
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their kids become the next venus williams or tiger woods, are training them earlier and earlier. some before they can walk. andrea canning tells us what she found. >> reporter: 6 months too early? getting early. there's so much a at stake these days if you make it big in pro sports. so, some parents are making every tool available, from private training to toddlers. to videos that claim to give an athletic edge from the time they can sit up on their own. are we looking at the next hulk hoguen? this is steve poolen, an 8-year-old wrestling superstar. his viral video is among thousands listed on youtube, by moms and dads bothing about their potential superstars. and they are getting younger and younger. companies are taking notice of these future phenoms, cashes in on parents' hopes and dreams. videos like "baby goes pro," say they help give your child an
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athletic edge. "gym tricks," a video series that trains babies from 6 months old. >> you're never too young. we read to babies. put them on our lap. and we read to them because that translates into interest in literacy skills. physical literacy is the same concept. >> reporter: angela hardy says her 20-month-old has gained a world of confidence because she's now athletic. >> she absolutely loves it. i'm not trying to make her a professional athlete. i'm just trying to give her the skills she needs to be successful. >> reporter: she doesn't guarantee elite athletes. but playground superstars. >> a playground superstar is a child who can navigate everything on the playground very confidently. and earns the respect of his peers. >> reporter: she claims the secret of superstardom is not achieved by devoting everything to just one sport. but try telling that to tiger woods. his dad, earl, first put clubs
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in his hand when he was 2. glen is following that path. he quit his job to support his daughter, mia's" budding tennis career. >> you're not on a holiday. >> reporter: at the tender age of 4, we watched her train for three hours in 95-degree heat. >> i want all of them. >> reporter: you want a grand slam? >> yes. >> reporter: her dad introduced her to the game in the hospital the day she was born. >> eye/ball coordination. >> reporter: you hear about parents pushing their children. >> see how she goes. people say that's too long. but a lot of kids playing six hours on playstations, eating junk food, drinking cans of soda. >> reporter: mia, known as the kangaroo for being quick on her feet, also wasn't shy about giving me some tips. my shots aren't going over the net, mia. >> i've never seen anybody
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that's bringing this to the table. >> reporter: her coach, rick macci, says mia still gets to be a kid. but a kid with an agent. who is a veteran at interviews. >> ask that question again. >> reporter: what do you like most about rick? but does the dream of big winnings and endorsements have some parents pushing a little too hard these days? >> the parents' job is to expose the child to a bunch of sports activities and let the child feel what seems best to them. >> hmm. >> reporter: there's no solidarity when a child should start sports. but some don't recommend intense training until 9. >> that still seems pretty young. i have an 8-year-old. i can't imagine him intensely training. it's one thing to have gym every day, which is great. >> i love the idea of playground superstars. but you look at tiger woods and mia there. the person says the best genetic
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putting on a '20s style boller to play roxie hart is just the latest role for her in many years. by the time christie brinkley steps out of the rolls-royce in billy joel's music video, she was already much more than an "uptown girl." she was an american fashion icon. discovered at the age of 18, while studying in paris, she graced the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue in 1979, 1980 and '81. the face of cover girl cosmetics, she moved from magazine shoot -- >> the good skin look of clean makeup. >> reporter: to commercials and television. and on to the arm of rocker, billy joel. and while over the years she has known her share of heartbreak and breakups, the california girl with the easy smile continues to captivate. from the big screen on "national
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lampoon's vacation." and it's "vegas" sequel. to the world stage, doing humanitarian work with united nations. even serving as a delegate and "gma" contributor at the 2000 democratic convention. >> it's so exciting to be right here, on the floor. look at this. >> reporter: but now, after playing the roles of model, mother and american muse, later this week, brinkley takes on a new challenge, broadway diva. and joining us now to talk about her big broadway debut is supermodel, christie brinkley. it's so exciting to have you in the studio this morning. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> broadway. wow. what made you decide to do this? >> they asked. i wasn't going to spend the rest of my life wondering, i should have, should have, could have. what if? they asked if i was interested in doing this. and so, i asked to see the
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script, which is -- it's just amazing. >> had you seen the show before? >> i did. i saw the show when it first came out. i loved it. and my memory of the show was like, why in the world are they asking me? i could never do all of that. >> actually this, is a show that, first of all, a lot of famous actresses have acted in. byby neuwirth won a tony. renee zellweger was nominated for an oscar. and catherine zeta-jones won an oscar. but they are known for casting unusual women in the lead role that you might not think of, at first blush, as a singer and dancer. >> and i wouldn't have thought of it myself. i said, let me come in and audition. and you tell me if you think i have what you need. and so, i went in and did a real audition. you know? the room, with the piano in the corner and a small handful of people. i had practiced my -- off the
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cd, you know? my roxie song. >> really? >> and "lion king" was on my cd. there's lots of different versions. and i came in and thought i had all these moves. you know? and i was like -- and bob fosse is all about, less is more. but yesterday, i went into the theater to practice. and sitting there in the audience, ann king. i had been listening and memorizing to her exact rhythm. and there she was. she choreographed the show in the style of bob fosse. all of those bob fosse, tea cups. >> she danced for bob fosse. she was his muse. and i love that style of dancing. it's so fantastic. >> it's fantastic. >> you are still close to your
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ex-husband, billy joel, one of the most famous singers and song writers. he gave you some singing tips here. >> when he learned i was doing this, he said, she's got to project her voice. roxie -- you can hear i'm a little hoarse right now. we had a long rehearsal yesterday. and roxie is always -- she's a very energetic character. you know? she's always yelling at somebody. you know, singing something, you know, that she's imagining. and i mean, she's really fun. it's a fun part to play. >> you know, we were talking about you and your family and your kids. and your daughter, alexa ray, also a singer/song writer is following in your footsteps and becoming a prell model. >> she has been working for prell for a while now. it's her music that plays behind. she sits at the piano, playing. it's wonderful. >> it must be such a challenge,
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i mean, to raise a child when both parents are so, so famous. how did you do it? and produce a daughter who is really a great, young woman? >> it's really not -- i really don't think it's any harder than anybody else. i mean, the only difference is that, your dinners are, you know, peppered with people coming up and saying nice things to you. you know? it's really not a big deal. >> we saw on the setup piece that you did work for the united nations. you still continue to do work for the u.n. >> yes. and now with what's going on in japan, more than ever, i want to get the message out that nuclear power plants are dangerous. we haven't secured them. for years, my concern has been the spent fuel pool because, you know, when we look at a nuclear reactor, we think of the hardened reactor dome. and we feel, we're safe. it's behind that concrete.
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but the spent fuel pools are often under corrugated roofs. if you love broadway, if you love everything the big apple has to offer, we can't allow indian point to stay open another day. >> nuclear power has become a controversial issue obviously after what's happened in japan. i hope you don't mind me saying this. you're 57 years old. you look fantastic. i mean, what are you doing? >> well, i have to say, dancing really has done something for my -- i mean -- >> it's true. all of the "dancing with the stars" people say this. >> when i went to see the show in the beginning and i thought, there's no way i can be up on stage with all those dancers. i'll look like a sack of potatoes. >> oh. >> and i just thought, but it could be worse. try to get one of those dancer bodies. and i'm hoping by the end of my run, which, by the way, starts friday night and runs through the middle of june. >> okay. >> or towards the end of june.
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i hope by then, i'll get the dancers' body. >> show it. you wanted to show us one of your moves. i'll follow your lead. >> well, i don't have my dancing shoes on. >> okay. >> nor do you. >> oh, my gosh. did you see these shoes? >> i don't know if i can actually do my moves in them. but we'll give it a go. >> we have a couple seconds. >> seconds. all right. this is called -- it's the song "nowadays." and there's a little dance break in it. and it's sort of a little tease. >> we're going to save this and show this to you. >> she's amazing. and all eyes will be on her. ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ ♪ no more, no more, no more ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ [ male announcer ] want your weeds to hit the road? hit 'em with roundup extended control. one application kills weeds and puts down a barrier to stop new ones
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midnight bringing cold showers through tomorrow morning and sunny and cool for friday. now back to gma. ♪ beautiful crowd down in times square. we got caught up by a computer error. christie brinkley didn't get to show us her dance. >> come on. let's go. i'm never going to get out of this. >> i'm getting out of the way. >> thank you. i'm going to set you on this side. >> okay. >> we're going to travel to this side. i lost the shoes. >> should i lose mine? >> if you want. it might -- here we go. we're going to start. this is a little dance interruption. and we're going to do a little tease to the audience. and it starts with, your head is down. and you're going to do a little leg. and then, you're going to say, huh-uh. and then, you're going to put your head back down.
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and your shoulder's going to roll this time with your leg. okay? and you look up. and go huh-uh. and you reach up with your teacup fingers. and you slip your cane up. okay? and you have a hat here, teacup finger. and you go -- >> oh, i am -- >> all right. >> wow. >> note to self, never stand next to christie brinkley and dancing. congratulations on the run. it will be fantastic. to remind everybody, you can see christie brinkley in "chicago" starting this friday. so, at any rate -- george? >> you both look fantastic. wendy williams is going to be here in a minute. she got knocked off "dancing with the stars" last night. she will be here with partner
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tony dovolani. as well as answers to your tax questions from christie brinkley. no. mellody hobson will be here. and jamie oliver is cooking this morning. he's in times square. but first, we go to sam and the weather. >> i thought for sure, you were going to leap off the couch. grab the stick and do a little dance move. george doesn't even have a response or an answer for that. we're out here with jamie oliver. jamie? wait. we have a -- no. easy. no. that would leave marks. we're going to talk a little bit about your show coming up. >> yep. "food revolution." >> and we're going to do stuff with you guys. are you ready for that? >> are you hungry? >> all right. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to talk about as you head outside your doors. we're going to show you pictures on our facebook. when there's bad to severe
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weather, we ask for folks to send us shots. this came in from pennsylvania from the tuesday morning line of storms that moved through there. we have to make sure we got that on this morning. it was wind and rain and a howling wind that came through that area. now, to fargo. we upped the levels. we think the red river will go in fargo, probably a foot above its previous mark. this will be within realm, within touching about the third-highest crest ever in fargo on the river. we have some flooding going on. all that weather was brought to you by dove visible care. george? elizabeth? >> thank you, sam. it was the moment last night that wendy williams and her
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partner, tony dovolani, the second couple sent home from "dancing with the stars." here it was. >> the couple with the lowest overall combined total, and therefore leaving right now is, wendy and tony. >> but they are tireless. they went straight to the red eye. and they join us right now in studio. >> great to see you. >> thank you, both. >> you were great. i was real lly rooting for you. >> thank you. >> i love what you said. if this was a contest of personality, i'd win. >> you know, tony had great routines. i wasn't able to bring my personality to the dance floor because i'm not a dancer. >> you brought plenty of your personality to the dance floor. >> i feel like i dance better now than i did prior. and it was a wonderful experience. >> i think what might have hurt you, wendy, is your dress is beautiful this morning. but len had some tough words for your outfit.
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>> wendy, i look at you. i thought, here we go. loud and proud. you have your dumplings boiling over. and everything is ready. i thought, this is going to be something special. >> you didn't even flinch when he said that. >> you know, he was talking about -- the costumes were made by "dancing with the stars." so, you know, i happen to love the pageantry of the show. i took it all in fun. i'm from jersey. i appreciate the over-the-topness of it. but in reality, i would caution anybody who is going to be on "dancing with the stars," just make sure that -- >> elizabeth. >> would you stop already? >> if you do it, you'll be in the best shape of your life. but your whole life will be upside down. i was doing the talk show at the same time. >> you were flying back every night. >> how much does that hurt? >> it hurts because i have a 10-year-old. and i'm married.
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and i'm going to be 47. it takes a little more than an oatmeal scrub and a cat nap to keep it together. i had all balls in the air. and some really patient and cooperative people around me. >> you made tony laugh. you guys clicked from the start. >> our rehearsals were a lot of fun. we get along great. we're both from the tristate area. we get each other's humor. it was a lot of fun. she learned three, great routines. and she got to learn to dance. >> it was fun. i got to dance. i got to do my superhero pose on a twirling platform on a stage last night. who gets to do that? i got to wear the pageantry. and i met some great people. >> and you have the trophy right here on your finger. >> this is in transitions. i wear it every day on my own show. today, when i get to "the wendy williams show" i'll retire this
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and back to my flower and my life as i know it. >> what happens? does it go on the shelf? >> it goes some place special in the house. i will always have the memory. i'm part of a great club of "dancing with the stars" alums. >> my family is ecstatic. >> i have to get the professional handicap here. who is looking good? >> i like ralph. i really do like hines ward, i have to say. >> he was great last night. >> he is really great. he has a great personality. he moves his body well. but i think the dark horse might be chris jericho. a lot of people don't see the fact he has great presence. and he partners cheryl really well. >> and he's improving every week. that's important. >> wendy, congratulations. >> unlike us. oh, well. >> going back to work right now. "dancing with the stars" returns on monday, @j
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the deadline to file your taxes is looming. monday, april 18th is the day. and according to the irs, almost one-quarter of us wait until right before the deadline to file our taxes. and that means a lot of people have a lot of questions right about now. our financial contributor, mellody hobson, joins us from chicago with some answers. good morning, mellody. >> good morning. >> so, almost 40% of us wait until the last minute to file our returns. let's roll our first question, from our first person. this is when you move and you
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actually owe taxes, the jurisdiction. let's roll the tape. >> hi, mellody. my question is this. i moved from washington state to chicago to start graduate school. and i'm working at the school, collecting income for some jobs i was doing there. does the tax -- do i pay tax on the work i was doing there to washington? or to illinois? >> this is actually a great question because so many of us are moving around these days. there's a very simple rule of thumb. you pay taxes in the place where the income is derived from, not where you live. so, if she lives in washington but works in chicago, she's going to pay illinois taxes. people think they can get cute about this. if you get a w-2, that state will be looking for their taxes. unless you live in one of the nine states that doesn't have income taxes, which includes nevada and texas. >> we have another question. and this one about charitable deductions. what you can deduct from things you donate.
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let's listen. >> mellody, my question for you is, each year i give away clothing to goodwill or kidney foundation, places that will come to my house and pick things up. and they leave a receipt. it's $100 here or there. is it worth me submitting these to my taxes? >> okay. so, the first thing to remember is you can't get the deduction unless you itemize your return. if you do itemize, it's absolutely worth taking the deduction. but make sure to save your receipts, no matter what. save your receipts just in case you're audited. but more importantly, if you donate $250 or more, you must have the receipt. so, that's something you also want to keep in mind. also, make sure you're giving to an organization that the irs recognizes as being a tax deduction. if you're not sure, you can go on their website, and check. >> and do these receipts have to be authenticated in any way by
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the charity who got your donation? >> generally, it's from the charity. that in and of itself is authentication. >> we have another question on deductions. let's roll the tape and listen to this one. >> mellody, my question is, is remodeling my kitchen deductible? >> the bottom line is, no. generally, it is not. but there's certain things you can do, in terms of home improvement, where you can see a deduction, mostly around improving the energy efficiency of your home. if you put in insulation, a new roof, water heater, you can get a deduction for that. if you're remodeling a kitchen specifically, maybe you can get an appliance rebate. to the extent that you put in energy-efficient appliances. this is not related to your taxes. it's just a state issue. 17 states offer this rebate. last year, 1.4 million people took it to the tune of $200 million that came back to them. so, this is real money. >> wow. >> if you want to see if your
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state is actually 1 of the states, 1 of the 17, you can go to and check. >> that goes without saying that you can only get the deduction when you own the house you made the renovations in? >> correct. >> okay. one last question about making money on the side. let's roll the tape. >> hello, mellody. my question is, if you sell things on ebay, is that tax deductible? >> it is not only not tax deductible, you actually owe income taxes on it. it doesn't matter if it's $20 or $2,000. and here's the thing, fear the irs. make sure you pay your taxes on those ebay sales. >> all right. you can get full details on mellody's tax tips for last-minute filers. go to mellody, thank you so much. coming up next, chef jamie oliver takes over times square.
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[ cheers and applause ] hey. how are you? jamie oliver is here, taking over times square, obviously. "food revolution" is starting a second season. >> next tuesday, 8:00. >> how did it go? >> it was absolute chaos. we learned a lot. we did lots of stunts. we found loads and loads of students. and i managed to get banned from every school in l.a. you'll be proud of me, mum. >> we think of l.a. as a health-conscious place, though. why was it so difficult to reform a school system in a place like that? >> first and foremost, l.a. is a city of very fit and very healthy. within sight of the hollywood sign there's food -- you know, poverty. i spent most of my time working with hard-to-reach communities. i was working with communities where there's 80% childhood obesity. it was a very emotional year,
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this year. very tough. and it's a different story. nothing like last year. >> last year, in huntington -- >> when i was in west virginia, it seemed like a dream away. huntington's done so well. everything we set up still runs to this day. and what's best about huntington is they've taken it on themselves. and the whole town has pushed forward. they have their farmer's market. and have their groups set up for fitness and cooking. and the kitchen is still running this day. >> it's time to make big changes. we have a second season coming. >> and we have a clip. this is a really emotional season. >> yeah. lovely. >> let's roll it. >> i'll put out the word that i'm opening my kitchen. and i've said to the parents of l.a., bring in the school food from the uslad and let's have a look at it. >> the uslad might be blocking me from the kitchens. but they can't block the parents of l.a. that's stewed fruit in sugar
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syrup. and wonderfuls. what else do we have here? >> breakfast doughnuts. >> some fries. you have an apple. >> we homeschool. >> you homeschool. that's why you have an apple. >> so, you're going to teach us some healthy cooking. >> absolutely. we have a little tease for next tuesday night. let's get cooking going. you can stay with me, if you will. let's go quickly. making things taste good and tenderizing. we have a chicken breast here. about $2.50, $3 a portion. we're going to put pepper on the chicken. we're going to put sea salt on the chicken. we have lemon zest and rosemary in there. we are going to take plastic. and we're going to get something flat and heavy. and we're going to bash the hell out of it. darling? okay. finished. while that was going on, sam --
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we're going to put olive oil into a pan. you can do this for two or three portions at a time. just come and have a look at it. we filleted it. we tenderized it. and the wishes, we can actually cook this chicken in real-time. if not, we have chicken sushi. but you can use your imagination. while that is cooking, it takes four minutes to cook. we have a salsa, inspired by my mexican friends in l.a. we have chipotle chili. these are really good. you soak them in boiling water. i'm going to put one in there. hit it with a pinch of salt. a pinch of pepper. i'm going to put nice tomatoes, whatever you want to call them. put in cilantro and the roots. >> why do you put the roots in?
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>> you put them in. and squeeze in some lemon juice. salsa, you can take it smooth. you put a whole banana pepper in there. we're going to press the pulse. my friend has just put a yellow tomato. >> why pulse? >> we're going to make it smooth. you can do it with that. or you can poke it. we will have a look over here. you can have a look in there. >> that's great. >> the whole thing about salsa is balance. >> smells good. >> sweet, sour. a bit more lemon juice. you have to have the seasoning of flavor. a little bit of olive oil. >> how are you doing? >> the chicken is definitely sushi quality.
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>> yeah. >> thank god i cooked some earlier. >> the magic of tv. >> we will serve this up over here. this is the kind of thing i love doing. flatbread. >> smells fantastic. >> no problem at all. we have flatbread over here. cut these in half for me. we have the chicken here. another 30 seconds and we'll all be done. we have the chicken. the thing you can do, is slice the beautiful chicken up. you get incredible tenderness, wonderful flavor, right? and we'll have that salsa. if one of you can get me a spoon, that would be wonderful. we'll have it with a little salad. there we go. >> oh, my gosh. >> we have a little salsa. and we have our lovely chipotle salsa. remember, it's smoked. smoked, fresh tomatoes. a beautiful chicken. >> wow. >> and then, serving that with the flatbread.
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can i have the flatbreads over here? get a bit of greek yogurt smeared. >> not sour cream but greek yogurt. >> yes. you get the flatbread. you stuff in sour cream or yogurt. there you go. quick pan-cooked chicken with chipotle salsa. don't do it outside. >> thank you so much, jamie. go to it smells great. go to it smells great. believe me. go to it smells great. believe me. navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max.
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