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and introducing beggin' thick cut. [ hero dog ] i'm gonna need a bigger mouth! good morning, america. this morning, extreme heat. records smashed as temperatures soar. is the blistering hot weather a sign of danger for our summer? also feeling the heat, another global money man arrested for sexual assault against a maid at a high-end new york hotel. many are asking, what is it about money, men, and power when it comes to this? will she or won't she? sarah palin keeping everyone guessing, as her east coast tour barn storms through the northeast. is she set to shake up the race for the white house? snooki's shenanigans. a "jersey shore" situation in italy as the star crashes into a
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police car in italy. will she get the cast tossed out of the country? snooki crosses the ocean. but she can't escape the heat. >> oh well you know, who can these days? >> exactly right. hope you had a good memorial day. >> it was fantastic. i was back in mississippi. and it was a heat wave. and the threat of severe weather, high, again in the midwest, including chicago. >> that heat didn't slow down sarah palin's memorial day bus tour up the east coast. the question is whether she's heading to new hampshire? and will she run into another female favorite of the tea party, congresswoman michelle bachmann. will there be a showdown? also this morning, a rising pop star's close call. singer sean kingston, gone for his hit song, "beautiful girls" remains hospitalized after a jet ski accident in miami.
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we return to the scene with the good samaritan, whose quick thinking may have saved his life. >> sean's in stable condition right now. >> we're glad to hear that. we begin with the extreme heat taking hold across the east right now. yunji de nies is in one of the hottest cities in the nation, our nation's capital. in washington. good morning, yunji. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the last 24 hours here have been brutally hot. and especially tough for emergency responders. today, it is expected to only get worse. >> imagine a sauna. that's close to it. >> reporter: with the official start of summer three weeks away, extreme heat has taken over the entire eastern half of the u.s., setting records in at least a dozen cities. baltimore hit 98 degrees. >> we had 90 degrees in chicago. we had 96 degrees in washington, d.c. it climbed to 94 in raleigh, north carolina. that tied a record from 1953. >> reporter: at least 20 people were rushed to the hospital here in the nation's capital, including several teenagers from ohio, who were performing in a memorial day parade.
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>> clear it out. got to clear it out. >> reporter: and on this beach near chicago, four people suffering from exhaustion were carried away on stretchers. police later shut the beach down. >> we just heard a lot of ruckus. it was like a riot. everybody was just everywhere. and police came. and they shut it down. >> reporter: in virginia and maryland today, heat advisories for the heat and humidity will make it feel over 100 degrees. people hit the beach and parks. but many ducked for cover from the blistering sun. >> it feels like when you first open an oven door. >> reporter: and the warm temperatures will make way for severe and stormy conditions. that means the midwest will once again be ripe for tornadoes. robin? >> okay yunji, thank very much. now, to the story whose headline could be again? another global money man arrested at an upscale new york hotel, accused of sexually assaulting a maid. our chief legal correspondent
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and "20/20" anchor chris cuomo, has been tracking this from the hotel. >> reporter: well, the similarities are interesting at least. another posh new york city hotel. another hotel maid, who said she was sexually assaulted by a foreign banker. >> have you told your family yet? >> reporter: for the second time this month, a prominent international banker is led away in handcuffs after an alleged sexual assault of a maid at a posh manhattan hotel. this time, the accused is 74-year-old mahmoud abdel salam omar. the former chief of egypt's bank of alexandria. he was staying here at the upscale pierre hotel, where suites run over $1,000 a night. sources tell abc news that at approximately 6:00 p.m. on sunday, omar called to have tissues delivered to his room. a 44-year-old maid claims that when she arrives, omar wearing pajamas, asks her to place the tissues on a table inside his room.
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she alleges that omar closes the door and locks it, trapping her in the room. immediately attacking her and tries to kiss and fondle her. the maid fights off the advances. and tells authorities, i'm not here for that. then, the maid says, omar asks for her phone number. she thinks fast and gives him a false number. finally, he lets her go. this incident comes two weeks after former imf chairman, dominique strauss-kahn, was arrested for an alleged assault on a maid at the sofitel hotel. just 17 blocks away. strauss-kahn is under house arrest at a $50,000 a month townhouse awaiting trial. now, mr. omar's expected to be arraigned this morning. the charges expected to be less serious than what we saw with dominique strauss-kahn. however, a consideration here, george, is this event happened sunday night. was not reported until monday morning. the maid reportedly went to management, said what happened.
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was told she had to wait to report to her direct supervisor. so, why that delay? we're trying to nail that down, george. >> even though she did go to one supervisor right away. chris, thanks very much. sarah palin is not revealing if she's made a decision about running for president. and her east coast bus tour is keeping everyone guessing. our jon karl is in sizzling washington with the latest on all that. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it has all the makings of another reality tv show. the sarah palin guessing game. is she running for president? or just playing tourist? the itinerary looks like just another summer vacation. the lincoln memorial. the national archives. mt. vernon. at gettysburg, on a video posted on "the new york times" website, she was asked what a palin campaign would look like. >> ooh. it would definitely be unconventional and nontraditional, yes. knowing -- knowing us. >> what do you think the odds
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are you will run? >> i don't know. i honestly don't know. it's still, you know, a matter of looking at the field and considering much. >> reporter: the field suggests an opening for somebody. in the latest gallup poll, none of the above comes in first, ahead of all of them, including palin herself. her tour started over the weekend on a harley. and now, she's on a campaign-style bus. the only news organization that seems to know where she is going is fox news, where she is a paid commentator. >> i don't think i owe anything to the mainstream media. i think that it would be a mistake for me to become some kind of conventional politician. no. i want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this. >> she wouldn't be doing this tour unless she wanted to keep her options open. >> reporter: palin's tour, it's been reported but she won't confirm, is headed north to first primary state new
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hampshire, the place where presidential hopes are made or broken. but as nontraditional as ever, we don't actually know where palin is heading. she just won't say. if she is heading to new hampshire, it's news to the new hampshire republican party. i spoke late yesterday to a spokesperson for the new hampshire republicans who said that palin has not reached out to them. in fact, they say they have absolutely no idea if she's going to show up. george? >> okay, jon. thanks. we're joined by the contender who most definitely is in new hampshire this morning. congresswoman michele bachmann. from manchester. thanks for joining us. you have been everywhere. iowa, south carolina, new hampshire this morning. you sure sound like a candidate. is there anything that could stop you from running at this point? >> well, we'll be making our announcement next month. we'll be making it in the city i was born, conveniently enough, in waterloo, iowa. so i'm looking forward to that. so we'll let you all know when that comes. >> i don't think you go to the city where you were born to say you're not running for president. that's a good start right now. but let me ask you about sarah
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palin. she's being much more coy than you are about this campaign. and i know you might resist the comparison. some might think it's sexist. but is there enough room in this race for both of you, both tea party favorites? >> oh, sure. i think there's enough room for a lot of contenders. and i think there's no question in 2012, the republicans will field a wide bench of contenders against president obama. and i think the comparison will be very favorable. >> what's the one thing that sets you apart from sarah palin? >> well, again i compare myself to barack obama. not to any of the other republican candidates. first of all, i want to say i like sarah palin a lot. we're friends. and i don't consider her a competitor. i consider her a friend. but my comparison ultimately is to barack obama. i created a successful company. i'm a tax litigation attorney. i've raised 28 children in my
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home. i have a number of wide experiences that i bring to the table. and that's my comparison. >> you have no problem running, though, against a friend? >> no. not at all. not at all. >> let me ask you about medicare because congressman paul ryan's medicare plan is certain to be at the center of this debate as well. i'm a little bit confused at your position. you voted for it. but now, you say that support comes with an asterisk. so will president bachmann support and sign the bill that congresswomanbachmann voted for? >> paul ryan is right, we have to make medicare solvent. we know it's going into insolvency. the asterisk is that people don't recognize that this is about people that are 55 and under. i don't want a 78-year-old woman
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to think that medicare will be pulled from under her. it won't. it's the 55 and under plan. the reforms in medicare will affect people 65 -- >> that is congressman ryan's plan. so, you would sign the plan into law, if you were president? >> the other portion i think is very important is in the middle of dealing with all insurance and numbers, we can't forget humanity. and what i would want to focus on, george, are cures. cures for alzheimer's. cures for diabetes, that occur in senior citizens. and i think just like polio, when we're able to see polio successfully eradicated from the united states, that's what i also want to focus on are cures, particularly as we have an increasing senior population. >> i understand that. but does that mean that you would sign the bill or not? >> well, i think some version of this bill because paul is right. we have to sustain medicare. we can't let it just go away for senior citizens. and that's exactly what he's trying to do. i agree with what paul's trying to do. >> you have a big event in your family this weekend. your daughter graduates from high school.
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you mentioned how many children you have raised. you've seen a lot of potential candidates not run this time because their family was not firmly behind them. is yours ready for this run? >> i have a wonderful family. my husband marcus and i have been married 33 years this year. our youngest daughter has her birthday today. happy birthday, sofia. our family is at an interesting crossroads. all the children will be graduated and out of high school. after 29 years of parenting, george, it will be a very different household. we're in a very different position. everyone is onboard. extremely supportive. and it does help to have a lot of hands on deck in a campaign. >> i'll bet. one solution for the empty nest is to run for president. >> i guess so. >> good luck with that. and happy birthday to sofia. thank you, congresswoman. >> thank you, george. and that interview sets up
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our app question of the day. is there room for sarah palin and michele bachmann in the 2012 race? vote now using your phones or head to our website. >> all right, george. the space shuttle "endeavour" is preparing to land shortly after midnight tonight after 16 days in space. you know the astronaut in charge commander mark kelly, will have a chance to see his wife gabby giffords, again. she has been in the hospital since january. bob woodruff has been following this story for us. >> it's been amazing. they haven't seen each other for more than two weeks now. but they've been able to talk to each other via the internet. as long as the weather holds, it will land at the kennedy space center in florida, after what has been a very successful flight. the u.s. shuttle program was launched almost 30 years ago. >> liftoff for the final launch of "endeavour." >> reporter: the images here in the darkness of space are still stunning. but this is the last shuttle flight for this crew, their final spacewalk. i know it's hard for us to
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imagine what you're seeing when you look out that window or you walk out in space. how would you describe it? >> to see that hardware underneath you. to see the horizon. and to understand what we've done as a nation and a world, to build the international space station is spectacular. >> reporter: they've accomplished a lot up here. spacewalker, mike fincke holds the u.s. record for time in space, 38 o'days. >> i hope my record is soon broken. >> reporter: but they're trying to explain the origins of the universe. hauling this machine into space so they can search for unusual types of matter. all right, you astronauts. you got about ten seconds to explain to me exactly what alpha magnetic spectrometer does for us in understanding the origins of the universe. go ahead. >> understanding the universe, what it is how it all got here. how it was formed. these are fundamental questions. this is what they'll be trying to understand for us. >> reporter: despite the
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science, this trip for commander mark kelly has been extremely emotional. his wife, gabby giffords, is still recovering from the shooting in tucson almost five months ago. you made your decision to go up into space while she's still going into surgery. i can only assume that that was a good decision for you to do. >> i think it was the right decision. she was ready for the surgery. >> reporter: and he shared some good news. >> she'll be doing rehab, you know, for some continuing period of time. but at some point pretty soon she will become an outpatient. so, we're really looking forward to that. and it's all really encouraging. >> reporter: very encouraging. after the "endeavour" lands in florida tomorrow, there will be only one more shuttle flight, the "atlantis," which is supposed to land in early july. although this means the end to the shuttle program, the hope is that nasa will now turn to deep space exploration, with astronauts heading to asteroids and some day mars. >> thank you.
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just thinking about that. let's get the latest headlines. say good morning to josh elliott. >> good morning. that's cool. >> isn't it? >> that's just terrific. welcome back to you. good to see you, george. and good morning to all of you. moammar gadhafi is signaling that he is ready for a truce. but rebels have already rejected his offer. after meeting with gadhafi, the president of south africa, acting as a go-between, says the libyan leader is willing to accept a cease-fire. but gadhafi is not saying whether he will step down, a key demand of the opposition. and afghan president, hamid karzai, says he will no longer allow u.s. air strikes on homes. it's his strongest statement yet against the strikes that are critical to the war on insurgents. there's growing anger since a weekend air strike killed a group of women and children. and new signs that the economy is growing more slowly than economists forecast, mainly due to the struggling housing market. numbers out today are expected to show that home prices have hit the lowest level since the
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housing crash began. and the number of people who own a home is falling. and jim tressel's resignation as coach is not the only football-related problems. the "columbus dispatch" is reporting that the ncaa and the university are looking at whether terrelle pryor also received improper gifts, such as cars. and a remarkable tale of courage in near-impossible circumstances. take a look. dramatic cell phone video shows a kindergarten teacher in mexico keeping her students calm, as gunshots erupt outside of their school. she led them in song. [ singing in spanish ] >> five people were shot and killed outside.
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the 33-year-old teacher managed to get all of the kids to lie flat on the floor and to stay there. she was awarded on monday for her bravery and quick-thinking actions. you can see there. you watch it back. and to see, in that moment, to gather 15 kids and have them acting as though nothing was happening outside, truly remarkable. >> all instinct. just immediately started to sing. that is just incredible. >> kind of keecher i want teaching my child, that's for sure. >> all right, josh. thank you. sam's going to take a little time off this week. and colleen coyle from our great dallas station, wfaa is here. >> it's my first time to new york city. and the heat followed me to new york city. we have a heat wave stretching all the way up the eastern seaboard. louisville, austin, raleigh, record temperatures here. near record-breaking across the east coast. for the severe weather threat that's moved to the east. around green bay, chicago, detroit, all have a chance for the gusty winds today. also large hail and tornadoes. we had 20 reports yesterday from
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south dakota, stretching into nebraska, of tornadoes. here's a look across the nation. very cool across seattle. stretching down to san francisco. that storm system bringing showers all the way into western texas. and here into florida. stretching up to new york in the 80s and 90s.
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>> that was a look at your local weather. robin and george? >> first trip to the big apple, what do you want to do? >> you know what? i want to explore times square. i've only seen it on "gma." >> that's easy. >> we can do that for you. good to have you here. coming up here, casey anthony's mother back on the witness stand today. the tough questions she's facing. in the death penalty trial of her daughter. plus, snooki gets a crash course in italian law. why her run-in with a cop has people fuming.
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welcome back. mostly cloudy conditions this morning. no one reporting rainfall. we had .13 in santa rosa and healthy returns off the shore and off the coast and up in the north bay. those will move ashore. scattered showers and most will be up in the north bay. low to mid-50s 5-15 degrees cooler than average. how about this 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okay. "the jersey shore" is in italy right now. but snooki right there, is in a little bit of trouble again. got into a fender-bender in h florence. sent two cops to the hospital. they're going to be okay. but is this going to get "the jersey shore" kicked out of italy. >> other than that, the taping is going really well. >> that's right. plus we'll have the latest on the shocking jet ski accident of a very popular singer, sean kingston. and the man who swooped in to save him. >> saved his life. and dr. richard besser is back at your door this morning. what's he doing looking inside the fridge? got a scary look on his face. he is on an important mission to keep you and your family safe. there's a lot of hidden dangers
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in those fridges. we'll get to rich in a minute. first in this half hour the latest in the death penalty trial of casey anthony. her mother is expected to return to the witness stand today with what could be more dramatic testimony about the disappearance and death of her granddaughter, little caylee. ashleigh banfield has been tracking all of this for us and has the latest. good morning, ashleigh. >> good morning, robin. one week into the trial. and it's been bruising to casey anthony. the moment her daughter was last seen alive to the time of the murder. and the most critical testimony is coming from the people who love this accused killer the most. grim-faced and sober, casey anthony has heard six days of damning evidence against her. >> did you ever see her distraught? >> no, sir. >> depressed? >> no, sir. >> how did she appear?
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>> completely normal. >> she was happy. >> she was upbeat and happy. >> reporter: her defense, this child wasn't murdered or missing. but drowned accidentally in the backyard pool. >> this is a tragedy that snowballed out of control. >> reporter: the accusation that years of sexual abuse by both her father and her brother made her into a natural liar. >> have you ever sexually molested your daughter? >> no, sir. >> did you dispose of the body of your granddaughter? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: a father, who picked up his daughter's car, after it was towed, where he and even the truck driver, noticed an ominous smell. >> was that the odor of a human corpse? >> the instant flash in my mind was -- i know what that smells like. >> i said don't let this be casey or caylee. >> after june 15th of 2008 did
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you see your granddaughter, caylee, again? >> no, ma'am i did not. >> reporter: another tough break, casey's mom on the stand, listing lies and excuses casey told as to why she couldn't see her granddaughter for 30 days. >> there was a car accident. >> reporter: the defense did its best to mitigate the damage. >> would you say she was a good mother? >> i would. >> reporter: the mountain of evidence builds against her. this is just the prosecution's case. and things always look bad out of the gate. cindy anthony is expected to continue her testimony later today. then, we may actually hear from lee anthony, the brother in this case. we continue to watch, robin. >> thanks very much. and joining us again is our legal analyst, dan abrams. as we heard from ashleigh six, tense days. let's look forward.
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what can we expect from the prosecution first? >> expect they're going to continue to go chronologically. we're probably going to hear from the police officers. and continuing with the prosecution's theme that she was telling lies because the police officers are now going to be able to demonstrate that she was lying to them. she was sending them on wild goose chases. she wasn't being honest with them. et cetera. that's the next phase of the profession. >> they have taken it step-by-step, day-by-day. >> that part of the evidence is so strong for the prosecution. the more you can focus on that period where she is just lying and lying and lying, the stronger the prosecution's case is. >> what about the defense going forward? >> the defense is going to begin with its cross-examination of cindy anthony, the mother. and that's probably going to happen today. it will be interesting to see how hard the defense attorney goes after her. very aggressive cross-examination of the father, somewhat to be expected. the theory of the defense is he
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was abusing casey anthony as a child. there's no allegation like that against the mother. it will be interesting to see how aggressive a cross-examination they pursue against her, even though she's offered damming testimony. >> may back off of her. they have been supportive. they have stood by their daughter. are we seeing signs that perhaps the support is shifting a bit? >> sure. when the parents start talking about, they hope that the justice system works, et cetera you can tell they are no longer totally in her camp. with that said, if you believe the prosecution, then these are parents who are in an impossible situation, which is they grew up with both -- they raised this granddaughter and this daughter. so they want to be in -- they don't want to be in this position. >> any evidence, or any testimony that supports casey's case? >> underlining the prosecution's case helps the defense case.
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the defense case hasn't started yet. >> thanks. we're going to turn to the latest on hip-hop star sean kingston. he's in stable but critical condition after crashing a jet ski into a miami beach bridge sunday morning. linsey davis has more on kingston's rescue and the man who saved him. >> reporter: his songs are the sound of summer. ♪ beautiful girls ♪ >> reporter: the singer is lucky to be alive this morning, after crashing a jet ski into a bridge this holiday weekend. kingston and his passenger were both in the water. >> we don't know if it was a direct hit or a glancing blow. they did collide with the bridge and ended up in the water. >> reporter: he remains in a miami hospital. jonathan rivera is a member of the coast guard but happened to be off-duty and out in his boat when he was called over to the scene to help. >> i grabbed my arms under his
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armpits and picked up his whole body out of the water. and i grabbed on to the jet ski, so he was like this. >> reporter: rivera says kingston didn't say anything. but he said he understood what he was saying. >> i told him there is help coming. keep your head up. >> reporter: officials say there is nothing at this point to say that alcohol was involved in the crash. earlier this month he tweeted, i love miami, jet skis anyone? bun day before the accident he appeared to be having a great time as he cruised collins avenue, during miami's beach week a popular hip-hop festival. the singer's publicist would say, sean kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to the icu. sean's family thanks everyone for their support at this time. pop celebrity, like justin bieber, have taken to twitter. a true friend and big bro. keep him in your prayers
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tonight. kingston also alcoholic beverage rated on a song with rihanna, who tweeted, sean we praying for you, baby. it's important to know that his female companion was treated and released from the hospital. as far as kingston's music, one thing that makes it unique in the hip-hop world is he refuses to use profanity. i talked to his mother. she said he's hooked up to machines but is very responsive. >> that's good news. linsey, thanks very much. let's go to the weather now. colleen coyle of our dallas station, wfaa is in for sam. good morning colleen. >> good morning, everyone. let's look at the storm where it's moving over the next couple days. this is in atkinson nebraska. there were 20 reported tornadoes around nebraska and south dakota yesterday. and look at that hail. golf ball to grapefruit-sized hail. where are the storms moving? they're going to be moving into the great lakes area. violent storms.
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lara thank goodness no one was hurt. but no alcohol involved. >> reporter: that's the good news. good morning, george. before the cast of "the jersey shore" got there, italian officials had their reservations, making clear that bad behavior wouldn't be tolerated. so snooki and gang are in a situation, if you will will italian police. from the sculpted masterpiece of michelangelo's david. to the sculpted abs of the situation, chances are this italian town has never seen the likes of this. >> you're under arrest. >> reporter: the ever-tanned cast of "jersey shore," is bringing their ratings-grabbing bad behavior under the tuscan sun. just two weeks into the tour of italy, nicole polizzi, and deena
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cortese, have had their run-in with police, literally. the officers were left with minor cuts bruises and whiplash. the driver snooki was taken to the central police station to fill out an accident report. >> we knew something like this was going to happen. there's an inevitability to it. that's why millions watch the reality tv every week. >> reporter: no arrests were made. and no alcohol was involved. but officials are watching closely. the mayor had banned the crew from any historic sites. and from their almost trademark public drinking. even in flight clubs. >> florence is not the place of this kind of italian culture, of this version. >> reporter: and antics like deena, hanging over a historic bridge, don't help their image. back in the states critics of the show says it glorifies the
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italian-american stereotype. and is it glorifying the stereotype abroad, as well? >> it's a little late for that. i'm sure the italians have a well-formed opinion of the ugly american tourist. >> reporter: as much as the italians may cringe at their distant paisanos. the loyal followers are helping pump tourist dollars into this hen sans renaissance city. i guess the car was wedged and created major tie-ups. that probably didn't win any popularity contests for the star, who, along with the rest of the cast, is reportedly making $100,000 an episode this season. >> cringing all the way to the bank. lara, thanks very much. coming up princess kate's royal reinvention. the announcement from london on our royal coming-out party, as
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a contra costa county sheriff's department is investigating a fatal shooting in the town of rodeo. it happened last night near california and mere pose is a streets. a homeowner called police and said someone was dying in the street. they describe the victim as a man in his 20s. no word on any suspects or the circumstances surrounding the shooting. all right, weather-wise no mystery, we do have some rain with us. >> good morning to you. you can see the scattered showers showing up on live doppler hd.
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rainfall amounts probably less than tenth of an inch. possible record rains on saturday and sunday. >> traffic flowing and delays and check out the south bay on north 101 slow traffic. there is suppose to be an injury crash southbound near the interchange. >> the news
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♪ good crowd here today. look at will and kate right there. they're coming on their summer vacation to los angeles. everyone fighting over who will host them. but she's reportedly going through 40 different outfits. >> at least. >> that would not fly in our family. if it doesn't fit in one suitcase, it doesn't go. >> remind me not to travel with you. and you were talking about this with dr. b. richard
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besser. he's going door-to-door and looking in your fridge. how do you know what is safe to eat? dr. richard besser tells us the cold hard facts about food dangers. what is lurking in your fridge. she tried to lose the weight. she just couldn't do it. then, "extreme makeover weight loss edition" helped her drop nearly 200 pounds. what she looks like today. and how she did it. i'll tell you coming up. >> i didn't realize it was her. but she walked past me. wow. >> and healthy. and happy. >> that's the important thing. let's get back upstairs with josh elliott. >> we begin with breaking news out of central virginia. a tour bus has flipped on to its roof, killing at least four people in the process. the crash has also closed a very busy stretch of i-95 in caroline
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county. four people dead in a tour bus crash. we'll have the latest for you throughout the morning. meanwhile, just weeks after the arrest of dominique strauss-kahn, another international businessman has been arrested in new york charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid. 74-year-old mahmoud abdel-salam omar is accused of attacking a maid in a hotel. currently, he runs one of the biggest salt companies in the middle east. and sarah palin's bus tour is expected to roll into philadelphia today, after a stop at the historic gettysburg battlefield. palin and her aides have been deliberately vague about exactly where they're headed next. there's been reports that she's headed north to first presidential primary state, new hampshire. there's a new problem in tornado-devastated joplin, missouri. there's not enough housing for the thousands displaced after losing their homes. fema is trying to find rentals or trailers.
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right now, there's a bidding war. one woman had to pay a year's rent as a deposit for an apartment. and for hundreds of beachgoers in central florida, it was a painful holiday weekend. more than 800 people were stung by these purplish stinging jellyfish. wind conditions blew them on to the shore. get out of the water, people. it happens twice a year in new york. it's like stonehenge in britain. but we call it manhattanhenge. at precisely 7:18 last night, that's what it looked like. the last 15 minutes of daylight a perfect end to memorial day here. it will happen again july 12th. and, well even a majority of dallas sportswriters think the miami heat will beat the mavericks and take the title. >> be objective. >> game one in miami tonight. pipe down over there.
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lebron james' first season in miami has the chance to end rather well. dallas looking to avenge a finals loss to miami in 2006. you can watch that time tonight on abc, at 9:00 eastern. it's like i'm back in bristol, connecticut. look. it's robin roberts, everybody. you called me out on twitter. i say heat in five. >> what do you say? >> heat in four. >> wow. >> i have no idea what i'm talking about. who's getting the republican nomination? >> i'm predicting of not getting sleep. because you're going heat, i'm going to say, for argument's sake mavs. >> redemption. >> we'll see what happens. colleen? the mavs are from dallas. >> i'll have to have a talk with you after the show. >> you have to be. wfaa. you're with the mavs right? >> yeah. mavs all the way. we're taking on the heat tonight. >> i wouldn't be able to be
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welcomed back to dallas if i didn't say the mavs. go, mavericks. it's cooler other places across the area even though they're in a heat wave across most of the eastern seaboard. look at this video. yes. that is snow on your screen right now. thanks to our affiliate kfsn in fresno california. they sent this video. memorial day weekend. everyone getting their plans, camping, taking a drive. some of the foothills got four to seven inches of snow. look at the cool temperatures across the northwest. portland, 64. wednesday, 67.ab
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go, mavs. had to get it in one more time. >> of course, you did, colleen. we're going to turn to the prince and princess of wales comeing to america. it's the first big engagement overseas. and kate is staking center stage. good morning bianna. >> reporter: good morning, george. there's no doubt that princess catherine has taken the fashion world by storm. just like her mother-in-law before her. unlike princess diana's expensive taste in clothing catherine has for more affordable wear. before her first visit to the u.s., they will be trying to replicate her style. they're the duke and duchess of cambridge, but they call
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themselves mr. and mrs. wales, a real-life fairy tale. now, they're ready for the formal coming out. a full-fledged tour to the u.s. and canada next month with all the trappings of public love. a nine-day tour of ottawa, prince edward island, the northwest territories, alberta, and a grand finale in los angeles. >> he'll be attending the rodeo in calgary. that's one of the biggest events. and he'll be trying to fly a helicopter. and i think there will be a few more surprises from william and kate. >> reporter: with three dress changes a day, we can expect to see kate in 40 different outfits. >> every outfit will be closely analyzed. and she made the decision to choose them herself. >> reporter: the new lives will incorporate tradition. but william has made it clear that the duke and duchess of cambridge will do it their way and on their terms.
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>> william is keen to put his own stamp on things. and so is kate. what we saw with the wedding day, when they came out in the convertible car behind me that was classic william and kate. >> reporter: william and kate are thor rely modern royals even showing affection. kate cooks, cleans and shops herself. but all eyes will still be on the princess. >> hello. >> kate? >> reporter: like diana, kate has become a style icon in her own rite. her engagement dress quickly sold out. as did the burberry trench coat she wears with william. >> kate will be brushing up on her french skills to impress her canadian hosts next month. >> reporter: and no doubt, she will charm everyone just as she did last month on her big day. because kate's choosing more affordable fashion doesn't mean she's not raking it in for
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retailers. the dress she wore for her engagement photos was all sold out. the store raked in $25,000 of sales from that one dress. >> waiting for that trip. let's bring in royal correspondent, katie nicholl, who has written the cover story on kate and william for "vanity fair." it's back to work now for the royal couple. the first official engagement. before we look at the american tour, what should we expect over the next month in great britain? >> hi, george. it's lovely to be back with you. we're going to have a complete treat. we have prince philip's 90th birthday party. we'll see the royal couple, really, for the first time since their wedding. it was a snapshot with them last week, at the state visit with the obamas. they will be counting down for canada. this will be a nine-day tour eight cities. a lot of fun.
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a lot of hard work. the tours aren't easy. and it's the first opportunity for north america to meet our new duke and duchess. >> and kate has a personal connection to canada. her grandfather served there during world war ii. let me ask you about los angeles. everybody is buzzing about, who gets to host the big party for will and kate. any ideas? >> there's been speculation. one thing for person is is that paster will be involved. they're playing down the big introductions for huge a-list stars. there will be celebrities. it's hollywood. it's l.a. i don't think you expect them to be mingling with every a-list star. >> explain that quickly. >> to forge further ties between britain and america. that's what this is about. >> and can you quickly say what bafta is? >> yes. bafta is an organization here. the british academy of film and arts. and prince william is a patron of this.
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it's a very big deal over here. and they have counterparts over in l.a. that's one of the large reasons they're going to go there. >> and we know kate is such a style icon. but what kind of message is she going to try to send on this tour? >> well, i think this is going to be not just about what clothes she wears but what she's capable of doing. fitting into a royal role. she always said, and go back to that engagement interview, where she said she would follow william's lead. i think this is going to be her first opportunity to really show that. she is ultimately not just a style icon. she's an ambassador for great britain. and i think what better opportunity to showcase this and her ability to do this than a big tour of north america. of course, it's the first time she's been. you pointed out the personal link there. there is. her grandfather used to fly. he was an r.a.f. pilot and used to fly in calgary. they're going to make a visit to the calgary stampede. i can't wait to watch that. i think it will be a fantastic, colorful photograph opportunity.
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♪ doctor doctor ♪ our doc is at your door again. dr. richard besser making surprise house calls to answer your medical questions. this morning, he is looking for hidden kitchen dangers, expired food that can send you to the hospital if you're not careful. you're being brave going into these houses. people are being brave letting you in. >> they're very brave. this week, i took to the streets of saddle brook, new jersey to see who would let me in and who would pass the quiz on germ safety. take a look and ask yourself would your kitchening pass the test? do you sometimes wonder if the food in your fridge is possessed? that some stuff might be so old, it could actually come alive. like in the movie "ghostbusters." i think it's time for another adventure in your neighborhood. this is my first time knocking on doors. i think i'm getting the hang of
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it. to peer inside america's kitchens, to reveal the secrets of what's safe to eat. and what might send you to the emergency room. so, we've got a car in the driveway. we have kids' toys in the yard. good chance they're home. diapers? hello. how are you? rich besser "gma." can we come in and have a look in your refrigerator? >> i guess so. >> reporter: this family loves to cook. but did suzanne have the right answers to our quiz? what's the correct temperature for your refrigerator? >> i think somewhere between 30 and 45. >> that's close. under 40. under 40 you'll stop bacteria from growing. not bad, suzanne. but look what happens if you leave the door open for one minute. 46 degrees. it's gone up 6 degrees. all right, now. let's see what's inside. lots of leftovers. if you have cracks in your eggs you want to get rid of them. lots of sauces.
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you get a "gma" gold star. there you go. have a "gma" apron. >> beautiful. >> reporter: when the doc came to your door you opened the door. before i left a quick peek into suzanne's cupboard. after all, she can't look in there. but i can. best by december 31st, 2008. >> oh. >> reporter: you're going back to bronze. >> mommy? >> reporter: yes. >> i don't know. >> reporter: i don't know. i'm finding some stuff. old tuna. old artichokes out. >> it's garbage? >> it's garbage. >> reporter: she is already waving. and we haven't gotten to the door. i'm with dr. rich besser. i'm with abc's "good morning america." just the bare essentials here. but look at this. >> what is it?
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>> reporter: it's mold. some things you don't want to mess with. furry mold, cracked eggs, things that stink, except, of course blue cheese. and handle with care anything that came from old mcdonald's farm. i'll bet you're wondering why i'm carrying around this cooler. how about a challenge? will our next neighbor play? want to play? chickens are germy. i wanted to see if lori could cook one up without contaminating her kitchen. i want you to cook up a chicken and make a salad. i have a chicken. >> you want me to cut that? are you serious? >> reporter: lori was not having it. i tried to help. >> maybe i'll get it down to what looks like chicken parts to you. almost a half. >> is this a joke? >> reporter: with time to put lori out of her misery. challenge aborted. not a problem.
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i always pack two chickens. and the next neighbor knew how to cook. you threw that piece away. why? >> it went on the counter. it had chicken on. and i didn't wipe it down. >> reporter: here's the surprise we've been waiting for. we covered the chicken with something called glow germ. it's not bacteria. but it acts like bacteria. we'll look and see if there is something that would need to go away. lights off. bacteria on. look at my hands. see all that white stuff. >> i see that. yeah. >> see all that? >> we can see white. >> you see the white there. it's surprising to see it. >> reporter: i think my work here is done. and there's rewards for docs who make house calls. sorry to move in on your cake. >> next time you come bring something we can eat. that would be nice. >> thanks to saddle brook, new jersey to let me in when there's a doc at your door. i have a quiz for you, george.
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ready to play? here's the first question. what is not a good way to clean a sponge. is it, "a", soak it in lemon juice? "b," wash it in the dishwasher? or "c," put it in the microwave. >> the other two are great ways. it works perfectly. kills % of all germs. >> okay. >> next question. what moldy food is okay to eat if you just cut off the mold? tomatoes? soft cheese. or "c," hard cheese? >> "c." >> exactly. "a" and "b," if you see mold on the outside. it's gone to the inside. true or false, to avoid getting sick from contaminated chicken, wash it well before cooking. >> is that false? >> you got help from robin. if you wash that chicken, you're
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going to spray germs all over your kitchen. not a great way to go. for more tips, i have a twitter chat at 1:00 p.m. and i'll be sending more tips. >> my big takeaway is when in doubt, throw it out. >> exactly. throw it out. >> same thing when you're playing tennis. when in doubt, call it out. one of the hottest trends on the internet teenagers going shopping and posting videos. they are called call videos. they're not just for teens anymore. and abbie boudreau takes a closer look. >> reporter: this is ellen and blare fowlerul blair fowler showing off purchases from a shopping excursion. >> this is fun. it has turquoise and copper. >> reporter: they're part of a booming trend, called shopping
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haulers. women who shop and post videos of their finds on the web. >> this show will look cute with dresses. >> reporter: alice is 23. blair is 18. for two years they've been shopping and hauling their stuff back to their bedroom. revealing for their web cam and millions online, what they bought and why. why do you think they're so interested in you two? >> i don't know. that's a really good question. i know people have hold us a lot that they started watching from a tipster. they like our personalities. i just film the videos in my bedroom. >> reporter: and what they say they like translates into huge sales. there's been times when you say you like something, and in minutes, it's sold out. >> companies will contact me and say our site crashed, the product sold out. why? you talked about it in your videos. >> reporter: it's not only teenagers getting online.
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it's also mom audrey mcclellan. >> style changes when you become a mom. it's just the way it is. because of our bodies, the lifestyle. i saw the young girls doing it. and i wanted to bring it into the mom space. >> reporter: audrey is the mother of four boys under the age of 8. she has millions of avid followers online which has turned her blog into a moneymaker. >> just got back from t.j. maxx. these are real slices of our lives. if you watch my videos the kids are in the background. i'm on a web cam that starts to shake. and i roll with it. >> reporter: because she used to work for donna karen, she uses that expertise to women who have children. >> blogging and talking to moms about fashion, was a different thing. for moms our bodies change. we had babies. our bodies don't look the same as when we were in our teens and
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20s. what trends and styles are out there that can work? >> reporter: it's an outlet for busy moms who can watch from homes. >> they don't want to spend a ton of money on themselves. they'd rather put it into their family or household. i like to find trends and styles that are hot and work it into a mom's lifestyle. >> reporter: and there's money to be made from these videos. audrey, the mom you met in the story, makes a six-figure salary. and the fowler sisters partner with youtube they have their own website. and companies are asking them to critique products. they're making money from this. >> aren't you doing it too? did i see you online? >> reporter: i did. i had a lot of fun. there's no rules.
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alameda residents are expected to review their policy on land-based rescues following a drowning. think watched the man stay in the surf for than an hour before he eventually drowned. officials say budgeted constraints are constricting them from recertifying rescue workers and firefighters. check in with frances and look how the commute is going. >> it's still busy light north 011 past 880 there was an overturn crash in the northbound direction. will you find slowing southbound
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101 through san rafael with this live shot. its 21-minute drive time in novato toward 580. things are improving at the bay bridge toll plaza that is only backed up to the end of the parking lot. >> and we'll
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flight arrival delays. temperatures in the low to mid-50s with the rain showers and more ♪ what a concert it was friday morning. lady gaga. everybody had fun. lots of little monsters in central park. only a few costume changes. everyone was satisfied. >> a tremendous way to kick off our summer concert series. it continues this friday. we go from gaga to the go-go's. they have the beat. belinda carlisle. come and join us. be part of the fun and excitement this friday. >> is josh old enough to remember the go-go's? >> i'm a certain vintage. >> coming up rachel.
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she lost almost 200 pounds on a new show. "extreme makeover weight loss edition." check her out. you'll meet her and see her. plus the songs of frank sinatra we didn't know. his widow reveals the man behind the legend. >> that's coming. also the nba finals kick off tonight. and you have a little fashion makeover. >> george likes the heat to sweep. we need a pick from you. >> i'm not going to sweep. but i'm saying heat. >> you're saying heat. >> i think it will be tough. >> i feel like someone has to pick the mavs. >> colleen does. >> colleen has them too. i'm sure sam does. sam, where you're vacationing on the beach, he's putting down his adult beverage and picking the mavs, too. speaking of colleen, we should get a check of the weather with colleen coyle of
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our dallas station. >> let's get a look across the nation. first, we're having a heat wave over the east coast. washington, d.c., in the 80s. the washington monument and the lincoln memorial waking up to the 80s. the rest of the east coast, looking at 90s. richmond, 99 today, could get close to the all-time record temperature in may. we're going to be close. that was back in the 1940s. the heat extends across the nation there. as we move to the west coast, they're looking at cooler temperatures. even my friends in dallas, it's hot there, too. all right, everyone. the heat wave will continue
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today. but cooler temperatures are in the forecast for areas, as we head through midweek. that's a look across the nation. i'll toss it to you, lara. whether you're looking to lose 10 pounds or 100, this next story is sure to inspire you. we met rachel last night on "extreme makeover, weight loss edition." she has transformed her body and her life. take a look. >> push push. push. you got this. yes, you can. >> say it. >> reporter: it was literally the fight of her life. >> i can't freaking do it. >> yes, you can. >> reporter: 21-year-old rachel was 370 pounds when she first met chris powell. and she was desperate for a change. >> i choose you.
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i flew all the way across the country to get you. >> it means that i have a future. and i'm so ready for it. >> reporter: with chris serving as part big brother, part drill sergeant. >> what are you thinking about? >> i want to lose weight. >> reporter: he guided rachel through a year-long journey, that fushedpushed her to the edge emotionally and physically. >> i've never been skinny in my life. and the results were astounding. after 60 days 60 pounds lost. and after three months. >> you lost 80 pounds on the dot. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: after six months rachel did something that would have been impossible before she started losing weight. >> bungee. >> reporter: facing her fears and bungee jumping off a bridge a literal leap into a new life.
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and her journey was only at the halfway mark. i think i saw a fist-pump offcamera by rachel. there's a picture of rachel at her starting weight. but how does she look now? rachel, come on out. give it up everyone. amazing. come over and sit down. i know you look great. how do you feel? >> i think i feel better than i look, actually. >> that's a great way to sum it up. what made you say, it's time? >> there was a moment when i went to the doctor. and the doctor told me there was no way i would be able to have children, because of my weight. and that's my biggest dream in life, is to be a mother. right then and there, i knew i had to do something about it. >> and your mom also has gotten in the game. >> yes. she lost 50 pounds. today is her birthday. happy birthday mom. >> for our viewers who are watching, what was it? what was the story of the magic whatever?
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i know there is no magic. but what was it that made it click for you? >> chris powell. it definitely was chris powell. he is like my big brother. the moment that i met him and saw his passion and love for me he saw something in me that i didn't see. and he had a confidence in me. when i met him, i knew i was going to do this no matter what. i wasn't going to quit. >> you weren't going to give up? >> no, ma'am. >> and chris said you have to be diligent another having sugar and white flour. but he says you can have an indulgence. what's your reward? >> ice cream. i love ice cream. >> good call. you have some clothes from your former self. can you show us? >> i do. this is the pair of shorts i wore my first weigh-in. right here. and now, i can actually fit into one leg of them. so, i think i did a little bit of work maybe. >> how many pounds lost? >> i lost 161 in 1 year.
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and 191 from my biggest. >> that's truly amazing. >> thank you very much. >> and you say you're not done yet. >> i'm not done yet. this is a work in progress. and it's all about balance. that's what i'm doing right now, finding that balance. >> so many people want very much to lose weight. what would your piece of advice be? >> my piece of advice would be know that you can do it. for me i knew i was worth it and saw that i could do it i was unstoppable after that. >> and once you start, it does become a little of an addiction, right? >> it really is. >> feels good. >> you want to keep going. >> congratulations. it's a remarkable journey. you can watch this journey on "extreme makeover weight loss edition." on abc monday night, at 10:00, 9:00 central. thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. >> it's inspirational. coming up next what was it really like living with frank
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sinatra? his widow is telling all, her way. a ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog.
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from "fly me to the moon,"
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to "my way," frank sinatra sang so many classics that define the american song book. and his personal life hanging out with the rat pack, mobsters as he was for his music. the book by his fourth and last wife is giving an idea of the homey singer. chris connelly is here to tell us about the man behind the legend. good morning chris. >> reporter: 22 sweet years they were according to barbara. but she points out, when their paths crossed in las vegas, frank was saying something stupid. the former barbara ann blakeley was a vegas showgirl when she first encountered frank sinatra, then. partying with the rat pack. >> he said, come in and join us. i recognized dean and sammy and some of the others. i said i do not care.
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i'm not dealing with a bunch of drunks. >> reporter: that was your future husband. >> i didn't know that. >> reporter: later, she was his neighbor in palm springs, married to another man. then, blue eyes became perfectly frank. >> he said i want to show you something. and before that we were kissing. >> what did that feel like? >> wonderful. wonderful. he was a great kisser. he made me feel special. he treated me like a queen. put me on a pedestal. >> reporter: it led to a 22-year marriage. filled, she says, with intimate moments, in her book "lady blue eyes." >> he took about 12 showers a day. he was neat. and he always smelled of lavender. he thought of every, single little thing to make it romantic. >> what song would he sing to you? >> he had one in a george
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harrison wrote called "something." ♪ something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover ♪ >> he said it was a great love song. and it never said "i love you." he didn't like it. he said it was right on the nose, as he said. >> reporter: you said that he once thought that "my way" was a little too on the nose. >> he did. that wasn't one of his favorite songs. ♪ i did it my way ♪ >> he never drank before he went on stage. he drank iced tea. and so did dean. >> reporter: after the show, though it was a different story. >> he couldn't just go home and go to bed. he always had to unwind after a show. like you do with friends, laugh drinks. >> reporter: you say in the book when he would get a glass of his favorite, jack daniels, he would never finish it.
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>> never. he knew the dangers of drinking. >> reporter: an evenings out, she witnessed his fabled generosity in action. >> he gave the guy the ticket to get the car. and when he came back he gave him $200. and he said thank you, mr. sinatra. he said has anyone ever given you that much? he said yes. who? it was you. >> reporter: her book avoids family drama. sinatra's daughters are never mentioned. but even in the autumn of his years, sinatra could be a mecurial man. did he apologize? >> never. >> reporter: what did you do to handle his moods? >> he could be moody. i didn't want to be around him when he drank gin. gin could make him mean. when i would come out of my room, and i'd see the gin bottle
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on the bar, i'd turn around and lock the door. i didn't want to deal with that. >> reporter: in the last years of sinatra's life barbara was at his side. >> i said you can beat this too. then, he just looked up at me. and he said, i can't. that was it. ♪ once i got someone i know won't desert me ♪ >> reporter: why did you and frank stay in love so long? >> i don't know why he stayed in love with me. i think it's obvious why i was in love with him. the blue eyes. the romanticism. everything. ♪ for once in my life i have someone who needs me ♪ [ applause ] >> reporter: and readers will very much enjoy the frank sinatra they read about in barbara sinatra's book. very much the artist and very
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much the romantic, george. >> give us a couple other tidbits. >> barbara had to sign a prenup on the day she got married to frank. she was told to sign the prenup. and she did it. barbara has a past of her own. she was once flirted with by a young, unmarried jfk in the day. but barbara's great love was frank sinatra. >> and jfk had his eye on her, too. chris connelly. thank you very much. we'll be right back. h@&ñ&ñ&ñ&ñ&ñ&ñfofoñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñ!ñx1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q1q
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how are you? aren't afraid to show style on the court. but increasingly, it's the same off the court, as well. >> john berman always so dapper. but you got schooled a little bit. >> reporter: with the nba finals upon us, everybody is talking about who will get to wear the
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championship rings. but the real competition in the nba has moved onrings. these days we're talking about the battle over entire outfits. the nba final. a chance to celebrate the biggest names in basketball. ralph lauren, versace, and giorgio armani. also, lebron, and kobe. they can play. but, man, can they dress. it all began in 2005 with the league dress code that required at least business casual while engaged in basketball business. as a result, the national basketball association morphed into the national fashion association. one of the league mvps, amar'e stoudemire of the new york knicks. and on this day, calvin klein. what do you like in a tuxedo? >> i like them to fit. for in guys, i like them to
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somewhat show off the body. and something clean. really clean and fashionable. >> reporter: fashion-forward from the 6'10" power forward. and 6'10" does pose some challenges for designers. >> yeah. he's very tall. >> reporter: i noticed that. >> and very elegant. >> reporter: i noticed that too. his home closet, like a walk-in footwear museum. with some of his favorite outfits at his fingertips. >> this suit was designed by tom ford. three-piece suit tailor-made. very comfortable in this suit. >> reporter: three-piece? >> three-piece. yep. you have the jacket, vest. >> reporter: the stoudamire style has caught the eye. does she give you advice for the magazine? >> she has it under control. >> reporter: do you go to her advice for basketball?
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>> i saw her at the knick games. how are my free throws? >> reporter: basketball is his first love. but he swears fashion is his second. and his skills, formidable. so formidable that rachel roy asked him to help design a women's clothing line. >> i think it's hot. >> it's important to me that he chooses everything from the colors, he's been choosing. the fabrics, the stitch, the zippers, the logos, the hang tags. and i think the samples are coming in soon. he'll have to do the fitting with me. >> reporter: that will be fun. you look broken up about that. >> can't wait. >> reporter: if he can help the ladies, the real question is, what can he do for me? >> needs some work. try that. >> reporter: sure. >> your swag level is up level ten. >> reporter: i can do anything. >> alter the sleeve a little
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bit. >> okay. yeah. >> reporter: give me the ball. i'm ready for the nba. extreme makeover nba edition. amare thinks the best-dressed player, other than himself, is dwyane wade, playing in the finals where? >> on abc. >> i know you and i had our hearts collectively broken. we're not getting lakers again. you have the heat and mavs? >> i'm going with the mavericks in six. i think that was robin's pick. i don't know who defends dirk. and they have big guys. >> he looked like gulliver out there next to you. >> he was a little bigger than i am. but i think he can cinch and take the cuffs in a little bit and it would fit. >> for starters. look again. the camera sure plays some tricks, doesn't it? >> i represent the lollipop guild, ladies and gentlemen.
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george has left the building. >> literally. he's off to interview new chicago mayor rahm emanuel. we'll have that for you tomorrow. >> that and so much more. thanks for watching abc news. we're always online at twitter and facebook. and remember to watch our good friend, diane sawyer on "world news" later today. >> thanks for watching. m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m
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starting this morning some changes begin for pedestrians and cyclists use the golden gate bridge. one path will close and cyclists and pedestrians will have to share the walkway on the east side of the bridge. west side walkway will reopen on in september. the. >> waves of showers moving through the bay area and flight arrival delays into sfo. this continues through 2:00 other 3:00 and scattered showers during the evening. thunderstorms tomorrow with small hail and record rain possible over the weekend. >> a lot of little accidents. slow spots everywhere around the bay area. toll plaza is getting better. only backed up to west gunned but you will find the typical delay on westbound


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