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good morning. snow joke. a powerful april fool's day storm takes aim at the good morning. snow joke. a powerful april fool's day storm takes aim at the northeast the same system that produced dangerous tornadoes, high winds and heavy rains in florida. we're live with what to expect. safe to drink? low levels of radiation from japan's damaged nuclear plant detected in milk sold here in the u.s. but do you really need to be concerned? and royal jitters. prince william breaks his silence about the wedding and admits he's nervous about the big day. >> my knees started going, so it's -- >> we'll hear much more from him and we're live as william's
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grandmother the queen pays him a visit at work today, friday, april 1st, 2011. good morning. welcome to "today" oon friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. good morning everybody and happy april fool's day. >> right. >> but it looks like mother nature was feeling like she's playing a joke on us because it is beginning to look a little bit like christmas in parts of the northeast this morning. >> yeah. we've been having below normal temperatures and now you're looking, you will look at the falling snow in concord, new hampshire. by tonight up to a foot of snow, maybe more is possible in some areas of new england and to think on the other coast, los angeles, they set a record of 92 degrees on thursday. we're going to have the latest on the forecast coming up straight ahead. >> okay. also this morning one woman's
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cosmetic surgery horror story. she sued her surgeon after a procedure left her unable to blink or even to close her eyes all the way even when she sleeps. so how is she coping with the 30 painful surgeries she now needs to correct the damage? we'll be talking to her coming up this morning. >> that can't be easy. plus, here is a question for you. have you ever cried at work? is it appropriate? what if a co-worker comes into your office and bursts into tears right in front of you? how do you deal with it? should that co-worker apologize the day after? >> i help you all the time when you come and cry. i know exactly what to do. >> you just bring it out in me. it is a common workplace dilemma. >> yes, yes. >> we'll be talking about that in a little while. but let's begin with the spring time storm that's hitting the northeast today. the weather channel's jim cantore is up in concorde, new hampshire. it's coming down, jim. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, do you believe it? a quarter of the year is over and we're back into winter. what makes this so hard is we've already tasted those 70-degree
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days but it is an absolutely beautiful sight, the capital of new hampshire here in concord. the trees are all flocked. there lies the problem because of the fact that you've got a very heavy, wet snow as would typically be the case, about 32 degrees with this snow coming down, so that weight is going to mean power outages as we go on in time. you can kind of bend over here, grab some of the snow and you can see the kind of water content that we have in this. there's a lot of water in through here and occasionally it just makes its way on out of that snow. that's not the case there but believe me there is a lot of water and weight to this snow sticking to everything. we're expecting as much as a foot across the mountains. the storm will become a windy one, too, and once the wind kicks in the weight of the snow that didn't cause the power outages, the wind may do us all in through here. snow should end in the big cities and once again the mountains should benefit from this as the wonderful skiing season here in new england continues. by the way, matt, as we get into tuesday, there is a forecast for severe thunderstorms so the wild swings of spring will make its way this far north as well. back to you. >> all right. jim cantore up in concord, new
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hampshire this morning. thank you very much. >> so the question is where is the storm headed? we have the weather channel's maria larosa tracking it for us in for al this morning. sort of good news bad news. the good news obviously it is moving out of some areas but not before really intensifying and wreaking havoc in parts of new england. we do have a number of winter storm warnings you see in blue all the way from massachusetts up through maine and winter weather advisories posted here and there through the poconos and northern new jersey and the hudson valley. here is a look where the storm is now. it's going to continue to deepen off the coast and the snow will continue in parts of upstate new york, through the berkshires, green and white mountains on into maine. the hardest hit area will be here in maine, well over a foot of snow and the shade of blue 3 to 6 inches but it will begin to wrap up later tonight. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll get your local forecast in a moment. meanwhile, we're talking about the fallout here in the u.s. tied to japan's nuclear crisis. the epa says that traces of radiation have been found in
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milk samples from california and washington state. how concerned should you be? nbc's george lewis is here to put it in perspective. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. california is the number one milk producing state in the country so any talk of radiation in the milk supply has people talking, even as the experts say there is no reason to worry. those tiny, barely measurable amounts of radiation were probably ingested by dairy cattle in california and washington state as the wind carried it in from japan. minor amounts of iodine 131 were found in milk from california on march 28th and washington state on march 25th. >> in layman's terms the current amount of i-131 is really a speck of dust. >> so are we seeing anything new this morning? >> reporter: this epa lab in alabama has been keeping a close eye on radiation in the air, the water, and the milk supply. people in charge say the levels are way below anything that would trigger an alert. >> we have seen no cause for
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alarm. the very first samples we got in -- >> reporter: and it wasn't the epa but rather state officials who first detected radiation in the california milk supply. while they, too, say it's insignificant, some anti-nuclear power groups say there's ample reason to worry. >> this accident continues our concerns grow for the pasture lands, grazing animals, agricultural products, and fish from the sea. >> reporter: in washington state, consumers have differing views on the potential dangers. >> it sounds bad. i hope it's not getting into school supplies of milk. >> i think a reasonable person would have to conclude that, you know, there's not a lot to worry about. i'll defer to the experts. they say it's not to worry about, i won't worry about it. >> reporter: so far that's what the experts are saying. >> for parents out there, this is a speck of dust. you should not worry about it and the worry, itself, will be far worse than the dust of radiation we're talking about.
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>> reporter: bottom line, experts say once again drinking milk is still perfectly safe. to your good health, matt. >> and to yours, george. thank you very much. most importantly, to yours. let's get a check of the other top stories. >> tamron hall is in. >> good morning, everyone. libyan leader moammar gadhafi is defiant today despite two high profile defections and reports that his power base and regime are deteriorating. this as gadhafi's forces push the rag tag rebel army back into eastern libya. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in benghazi. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in a written statement gadhafi said that the west had started a crusader war between muslims and christians. and as you mentioned, for several days now gadhafi's troops have been pushing back the rebels. well, we've seen that the rebels are trying to hold a defensive line about 120 miles outside of benghazi and for the first time
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they are standing and fighting. they are firing rockets and mortars directly at gadhafi's troops even without western air support, so they are doing a little bit better and not retreating as we've seen them doing and just giving up territory day after day. >> all right, richard engel live for us in benghazi. thank you, richard. hundreds of foreigners in ivory coast are fleeing to a french military base as fighting in that country escalates. heavy gunfire and explosions could be heard this morning outside the presidential mansion where supporters of the internationally recognized leader of the ivory coast are making a final push to eject the incumbent who refused to leave office since november. a wisconsin judge will hear testimony today on the hotly contested anti-union bill that has sharply divided state lawmakers. despite initial defiance governor scott walker has agreed now to stop attempts to implement a law cutting union rights. meantime, ohio's governor signed a bill thursday drastically limiting union rights and banning strikes for about
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360,000 public workers. the house is expected to vote today on a republican-backed bill that would cut the federal aviation administration budget by about $4 billion and make it more difficult for union workers -- for workers to unionize. the white house has already threatened to veto the bill. two sky divers in southern california collided in mid air thursday afternoon causing them to fall 200 feet to their deaths. no one on the ground was injured in the accident. the accident is under investigation. now to wall street and cnbc. melissa francis is at the stock exchange. job numbers are the top news today? >> that number is the big news of the day, so much of the economy waiting on the job number to improve in order to get better. not stocks though it seems the dow having its best start to the year as this first quarter ends since 1999. a better than 6%. good news if you still have a 401(k). march auto sales also out today. analysts are looking for those to move by 16% versus this time
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last year. small cars leading the way. tamron, back to you. >> thank you. and he is being called the unluckiest man in america, the office worker who chose not to chip in two bucks to buy his company's megamillions ticket. his seven co,ers ended up winning the $319 million jackpot choosing okers won the jackpot choosing a one-time payment of $19 million after taxes. mike barth said he paused to buy a candy bar prompting another customer to cut in line buying the ticket before him. he said if he hadn't lost his spot in line he would have fewer millions to his name now. it is 7:10. now. it is now 7:10. back to matt and ann. i feel so badly for that guy. >> didn't have the two bucks. >> they should give him something. >> you should give him something. >> you know, i mean, they're co-workers. that's my thought. just give him a little something. >> maria larosa is filling in
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while al takes some time off. tough weather in florida. tornadoes down there. >> incredible. by mid morning we had a number of tornado warnings sounding in central florida. this is what you're seeing out of tampa, widespread damage, uprooted trees, and even airplanes turned over in an air field. those have obviously moved on. thankfully that part of the world will see much quieter weather during the afternoon hours. this is all associated with our big northeast storm. now on the flip side we've got the spring warmth. we're talking record highs in parts of the south and southwest from texas into southern california, las vegas hitting the 90s today. we are still going to see the cool weather through the northern tier and through the great lakes but we still see some unsettled weather, very unsettled in through the northwest. good morning to you. we are going to see a fantastic-looking weekend. our temperatures today are going to be a little cooler than where we ended up yesterday, but still 81 degrees. not too bad. 62 as we head into your saturday. just a little bit cooler. and then by sunday, that's your
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day for outdoor plans this weekend. we are back up to 73 degrees. next week looks good. temperatures are climbing into the upper 60s. pretty much average for this time of the year around the bay area. have a great day. and back to you. >> all right. thank you. there is surprisingly good news this morning about the safety on our roads. the department of transportation reports the traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades and there's been a huge drop in just the last five years. nbc's tom costello is in potomac, maryland with the details. good morning. we love good news. >> reporter: ann, good morning. absolutely. and these stats are amazing. the fewest deaths since 1949. and we can credit everything from safer, better cars, a dui enforcement, even the roads we drive on. it was the kind of car accident that medics with denver's flight for life know could have a tragic ending. on a mountain highway pat riordan lost control of her subaru, flipped it four times, and went off the road.
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once at the hospital they found she had just a concussion, cuts, and bruises. thanks to air bags and seat belts. >> the trooper that came to interview me after the accident said i was undoubtedly alive because of being in that particular car with that kind of protection. >> she's not alone. the government says in 2010 traffic fatalities dropped 3% in just one year and an impressive 25% in five years. for more than 43,000 fatalities in 2005 to under 33,000 last year. at denver health medical center the chief surgeon ernest moore says he sees far fewer head and chest injuries now than at any time over his 35-year career. >> torn thoracic aorta for example the most common cause of death at the scene has been reduced with air bags. >> reporter: experts agree cars have never been safer. they're now built to protect
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occupants and absorb the energy of the crash with air bags that protect everyone inside. >> if the box doesn't collapse, the cargo inside is better protected. >> reporter: now required electronic control systems help keep cars on the road while collision avoidance systems keep spacing between cars. >> sir, have you been drinking tonight? >> reporter: meanwhile, dui enforcement has never been tougher with a 0.08 blood alcohol level the law nationwide. police now do not allow drunk drivers to walk away from their car, drive away from their car. they arrest them. people lose their driving privileges. >> reporter: and two more factors. 85% of drivers now wear their seat belts while ems response times and techniques have also improved. now, distracted driving especially texting while driving, remains a very big and growing concern, but, ann, listen to this number. in 1972, 54,000 people died on the nation's roads. now we have 33,000 people who
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have died and, yet, we have a population of 100 million more. back to you. >> pretty stunning change. all right. tom costello, thank you so much for that report. it is 7:14. here's matt. the family of the woman who died inside the mansion of august bush iv has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the brewing heir. we're in clayton, missouri with details on that. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. around here the busch family is like royalty. not that bush family. b-u-s-c-h as in anheuser-busch the beer makers. the heir to the huge beer fortune lives in a huge, huge mansion about ten minutes' from here. inside the gates of the long, winding driveway apparently august busch iv says he found his girlfriend dead in his bedroom. that was late last year. turns out it was a drug overdose. but now this new lawsuit just filed here in court claims it was all busch's fault. inside the walls of this
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sprawling estate august busch iv, the heir to the anheuser-busch fortune, says he made an awful discovery in bed. his 27-year-old girlfriend, adrian martin, was motionless. a worker in the mansion called 911. >> okay. what's the problem? >> this girl is not waking up. >> is she breathing? >> we don't know. >> adrian, a divorced mother raising her 8-year-old son, was dead. authorities found lethal levels of cocaine and the pain killer oxy codone in her system. her ex-husband filed this lawsuit on behalf of their little boy blake accusing august busch of carelessness and negligence inside the house leading to the wrongful death of adrian. the lawsuit doesn't explain how busch was negligent but claims his actions contributed or caused blake alexander martin to suffer loss of comfort, companionship, by his mother, adrian. the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for blake.
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>> it's not like they have to prove that he killed her. he gave her an overdose. they don't have to show that. they can show that he was aware of dangerous drug uses, that he was aware of something happening right in his own bedroom that he took no steps to stop. >> reporter: busch has denied any wrongdoing and prosecutors have decided not to charge him. >> if you had two people sitting in a room doing drugs and one of them overdoses and dies, it doesn't make the other one criminally responsible. >> reporter: august busch iv the former ceo of anheuser-busch and the great grandson of the company's founder was in rehab for depression last year and has a checkered past. in 1983 busch crashed a corvette. his passenger, a 22-year-old woman, died. police found him disoriented six hours later. no charges were ever filed. in 1985, he was accused of trying to run down two detectives during a police chase. he was acquitted. and now a lawsuit blaming him for the death of his latest
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girlfriend, adrian martin. >> i wouldn't be surprised if he tries as hard as he can to settle, because the last thing he's going to want is to have all of his dirty laundry dragged out in public. >> reporter: in fact, late last night i spoke with august busch iv's attorney by phone and he told me you can expect a settlement here. this is what he told me, quoting, august busch truly cares about adrian's son and wants him taken care of. matt, no telling when that settlement, if there is one, could happen or how much money busch would end up paying. >> all right. jeff rossen out in missouri for us this morning, thank you very much. it's 18 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. on a very different note the search for that missing cobra at the bronx zoo has finally come to an end. so what is next for this popular fang fugitive? nbc's peter alexander has been on the case since it began at the bronx zoo and is here with details. >> reporter: it's worth noting that the bronx zoo finally did catch this thing. how did they do it?
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how do you catch a cobra? apparently with a set of tongs and something that looks a little like a golf club. the bronx zoo's famous snake is now safe and so are the rest of us. >> it's alive! >> our not so long national nightmare is over. unlike anaconda or indiana jones, this is the real thing. so here she is, easily the country's most famous egyptian cobra. i mean, really. can you think of another? alive and well and for the moment in quarantine. >> right now she's resting comfortably and secure in the reptile house. >> reporter: after an unauthorized six-day sabatical the elusive 20-inch cobra was found thursday morning coiled in a dark and secluded corner inside the zoo's reptile house just as the zoo director had predicted. >> the key strategy here in recovering this snake was patience. >> reporter: patience and apparently wood shavings that were scented with mice and rats in hopes of luring the baby cobra out of hiding.
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so how did the potentially deadly snake sneak out? the zoo is still investigating. still, the staff was clearly relieved. their news release alone gave that away. for a little snake tale the story sure has legs. on late night -- >> found that egyptian cobra that had gone missing from the bronx zoo today. turns out it was in lindsay lohan's purse. >> reporter: and online. in just days the cobra's fake twitter feed attracted more than 200,000 followers with its snake-eyed escapades around the big apple. leaving wall street, these guys make my skin crawl. then on top of the empire state building all of the people look like little mice down there. delicious little mice. and finally -- >> here in the bronx. >> reporter: if you see a bag of peanuts moving around the ground at yankee stadium today just ignore it. it's probably nothing. the snake's followers were disappointed the missing bronx zoo cobra was in zoo all along one tweeted. this snake is the balloon boy of our generation. still, she slithered her way into headlines, on to mugs, even
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into this weatherman's unforgettable forecast. >> snakey snakey -- snakey --. >> reporter: sorry. we just had to squeeze that in. it's worth telling you now that the reptile house is hoping to reopen here at the zoo next weekend. they actually have a naming contest in the works to try to come up with a name for the snake. ann, we haven't heard a word from that twittering snake since its capture but we did exchange e-mails and it tells me it still has something else up its sleeve if only it had sleeves. >> you know, whoever that person is who is the fake bronx zoo snake, we need to basically hire that person. really funny person. peter alexander, thank you so much. take a look at this. we have live pictures now from wales. this is prince william showing the duke of edinboro and there his grandmother the queen, queen elizabeth ii, around his r.a.f. base there. it's take your grandmother to
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work day, he wins. no question. we'll have more of the queen's visit in just a little while. and prince william speaks out about what appear to be some prewedding jitters. we've got details. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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to bonds' former business manager about alleged steroid use. we'll go to check the forecast now with christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. these are our highs from yesterday. we shattered records across the bay area. napa, 87. the warmest city, los gatos, 88 degrees. today we are shaving five to ten degrees off yesterday's highs. we are already starting out mild. you don't need the jacket in places like san francisco. 61 degrees right now. 55 in oakland. and you are at 54 degrees in san jose turning over to the 80s. much warmer than average this time of the year. 81 degrees is the forecasted high in san jose. readings along the peninsula will be in the upper 70s. a beautiful day as you make your way out for lunch. take a look at where we are headed for the weekend. a bit of a drop off today. 62 degrees for tomorrow. 73 degrees on sunday, that's your day for outdoor plans. a mild start to next week. we'll check your drive with mike inouye. christina, i'm hosting an
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outdoor concert tomorrow. we have the accident finally clearing at portola. still much better than a half hour ago. a 30-minute drive out of the altamont pass. the north bay is showing a slowing for 280 through san jose to saratoga. we have a good sunshine on your eyes coming off the upper deck to the lower deck. we have a backup building all over the east bay approach because of the volume of traffic. the sun is coming up and warming things up making for a nice day on tap. the "today" show is back in less than two minutes. versus toyota. which is better? [ male announcer ] why do so many car companies compare themselves to toyota? maybe it's because toyota has more hybrids on the road than all other automakers combined. like the 50-mpg-rated prius, the best selling hybrid in america. and prius was also named a best overall value of the year. plus, every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance.
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twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. hurry in for the best selection. this is footage of the queen's visit to wales where her grandson, prince william, is stationed as part of the r.a.f. valley air base. this event taking place as we speak. the queen there along with the duke of edinborough. >> they always play mozart when they work on helicopters there. >> nice for the prince to have the queen visit. part of her job, by the way. she tours military bases as part of her official duties. >> and there is an opportunity for her to kill two birds with
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one stone. >> william happens to be part of a big event coming up in some 28 days, the royal wedding. we'll hear from the prince about his feelings about that. apparently there are jitters. and he won't wear a wedding band after marriage. some people are talking about it. >> that's right. he says he has an excuse. plus, we'll talk about a woman who sued her plastic surgeon after undergoing a plastic surgery that left her unable to blink or shut her eyes. how does she cope and what about when she tries to sleep at night? her story is coming up. >> also, showing emotion at the office, house speaker john boehnerer is known to cry from time to time. are you taken les seriously if you're known as the office cryer? and what should you do if you're with a person who cries? comfort them? hand them a tissue and move on? >> in the work environment it
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raises questions. >> absolutely. >> the rules are changing about crying maybe. >> we'll see. we begin with prince william breaking his silence about the royal wedding as he welcomes his grandmother to his base in wales. michelle kosinski is there. >> reporter: hi, matt. it feels like a hurricane. this is what william has to fly in here. the queen, and her hat, seem to be weathering it well. it's a sweet moment here. his grandparents visiting him at work. it's all public and that's the other part of it. the way this young prince chooses to live his life will shape the monarchy for the future. what they do and how they are viewed. it's been prince william's year to emerge from what has largely been his private life as his own man. >> everyone will be watching
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this when it goes out. >> yeah, thanks for that. >> do you want me to fly it? >> no, i can do it. >> reporter: william pilots a sea king search and rescue helicopter along this rugged coastline. these are the guys who rush out in the worst conditions to save lives. >> it gets very hairy. especially with me at the controls. you're trying to find someone who's broken a leg or is lost in the hills. >> reporter: here, the future king is almost like any other flight lieutenant about to embark on married life. >> i did rehearsal the other day and my knee started tapping nervously. it's a daunting prospect but very exciting. i'm looking forward to it, but there is a lot of planning to be done. >> reporter: he managed to get the bachelor party out of the way without any press finding it. >> it's always tough with the media. but it was a military operation. my brother and i are proud of
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how it went. >> reporter: the palace said william won't be wearing a wedding band, but kate's will be made from a nugget of the queen's rare welsh gold. william's grandfather, the duke also doesn't wear a ring, though prince charles does on his left pinky. that's how many aristocrats do it. but william doesn't wear rings and it's his preference not to start now. not as if anyone won't know he's taken. today, he gets to show around his grandparents -- the queen and prince philip. william's other job is to shape the monarchy for the next century to make it an example for the people of modern britain. a few may find themselves saved by prince william. he also invited his search and rescue team to the wedding as well as the widow of his
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training commander who was killed in afghanistan. the work william and his brother have chosen to do has made an impression on the british people. he'll go to a pub and here people passionately talking about the way they are impressed by the public service they have chosen, risking their lives to do so. matt? >> michelle kosinski in windy anglesy this morning. we bring in camilla this morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. >> it's not unusually for the queen to visit. she's head of the armed forces but we have an image of her with william 28 days before the wedding and it has people all aflutter this morning. >> of course. the scheduling has to do with the wedding. she visits bases like r.a.f. valley but it's william's special month in the run-up to the big day. so the queen and duke are appearing there and it has been extra significance. >> let's talk about the run-up
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to the big day. there is a lot of speculation and attention. we heard this sound bite from william saying he's nervous. is that unexpected or maybe self-deprecating humor? >> a bit of both. most grooms are nervous before the wedding day but they aren't getting married in front of billions of people around the world. he's not the most natural public speaker or someone who likes the limelight, but it's par for the course. goodness knows how kate's feeling. >> we are getting a lot of comments. people making a big deal about the fact that he won't be wearing a wedding band after the marriage. is it much ado about nothing? >> some wives are suspicious if their husbands don't want to wear a ring, but everyone will know william is taken. traditionally, royal men wear signet rings but he's opted not to do so. we know william is his own man
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and he does things in his own way. if he says no, so be it. >> how involved is the queen actually in the planning of the wedding? >> she's overseeing it as she would as head of the royal household. the couple are putting their own mark on it. we have seen kate go by car, not carriage and for them to choose the cake. so the finer details, the hosting of the luncheon is the queen's doing at buckingham palace. >> four weeks to go. thank you. >> thank you. >> now a check of the weather from maria filling in for al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by chico's. it's who you are, so chico's. >> it's a wet, cold, windy morning on the plaza. tell us why you're here today. >> we're here for autism speaks. >> thank you. enjoy new york. let's look ahead to the weekend.
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in the northeast we'll get a break with showers tapering off. mild and warm in the south and southwest. into sunday, really watching a storm taking shape through the mid section. severe weather, probably day one of good morning to you. well, it is a mild start, another gorgeous day. not quite as warm as where we were yesterday, but still not too shabby for this time of the day. our highs range from the upper 70s to low 80s across the bay. this is what you can expect today. 80 in los gatos. 78 degrees today in san francisco. we are still in a record-breaking territory, but we are not going to shatter as many records as yesterday. dropping off for saturday, mostly cloudy. back to normal by sunday. matt, back to you. >> thank you, maria. still ahead, lindsay lohan take as fall outside a bar in new york. could it lead to more legal problems for the actress? we'll talk about it right after
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back now at 7:41. with actress lindsay lohan back in new york where she was caught on camera hitting the streets -- literally. amy robach has details on this. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, ann. good morning. on thursday, lindsay tweeted that what happened here was all a joke. but the pictures that were taken here at this manhattan club have raised eyebrows and questions about the troubled star.
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far from the red carpet, lindsay lohan out late wednesday night with friends in new york city. as the paparazzi snap away, lindsay seems to take a spill, face first outside the motor city bar, cigarette in hand, having a big laugh. less than 24 hours later the pictures were circulating the internet with chatter and speculation about her condition. >> in many ways a picture is worth a thousand words. this gives the impression that lindsay is out of control. >> reporter: with the rumor mill churning lindsay posted on facebook, is it not allowed to slip and fall? i'm always a clklutz. and then saying, a joke can turn into me falling and a story. >> the pictures don't help. >> reporter: three months ago this paparazzi photo got lindsay in deep trouble. she was snapped wearing a necklace she's accused of stealistea stealing from this boutique.
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lindsay pled not guilty and plans to fight the charges in court. legal experts say the pics will likely holdle no weight in the upcoming trial. >> the chances of the pictures coming in on the grand theft case are slim to none. they don't show anything either than she's a klutz or may have been out drinking. >> reporter: the mean girls star is on probation stemming from a 2007 dui arrest. she's been in and out of jail and rehab for violating probation. in january, she finished a three-month stint at the betty ford clinic. just weeks ago she spoke about winning her battle against addiction. >> as long as i focus on the one thing i need to put first in my life which is my recovery and stuff. i'm doing good. >> reporter: photos of a stumbling lindsay outside a bar aren't necessarily proof she violated probation but paparazzi pics may be a problem for the star. >> without other evidence the
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pictures are useless. if there is other evidence out there -- receipts, witnesses, drinking, they could be powerful. >> reporter: nbc news reached out to lindsay but we didn't hear back. overnight tmz reported that lindsay denied being drunk saying just because i'm out doesn't mean i'm drinking. while she awaits her day in court she did receive good news. prosecutors have announced that they will not seek charges against lindsay for battery against that former staffer at the betty ford clinic. ann, back to you. >> amy, thank you so much. mark garagos is an attorney and christina wanzilak is from full circle intervention. good morning. >> good morning. >> mark, you first. do you see anything in what we are hearing in the reports that would indicate to you increased legal problems for lindsay lohan? >> no, not from the pictures. if there was a term -- and i
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don't know if there is. but if there was a term that she's not to be in any place where alcohol is the chief item of sale that could be a problem for the probation. but it will have no effect on the grand theft case. >> all right. do you see that investigators would use this evidence, these photographs to go seek any other evidence or do you think that investigators from, as you understand how the criminal justice system works, will look at this as just photographs to step away from? >> i can't imagine any investigator wasting time unless they wanted a free trip to new york to follow up on something like this. i don't think it has any moment or will give anybody pause to do anything. it seems to me more a story about what did lindsay do this week and she's tripping and falling. i don't think anybody -- judge, d.a. or a defense lawyer will give it much thought at all. >> let me ask you then, christina. you're an addiction specialist.
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you have made it a point that you, yourself, have been addicted. when we talk about somebody treated for addiction in this way and seeing what we are seeing this morning, what's your take away? what's your thought about how we should be looking at this? >> well, certainly, just because she fell on the sidewalk doesn't mean she's drinking or not drinking. i can tell you this -- sober or not sober, for somebody new in recovery. for somebody on probation trying to change her image, the decision to go bar hopping late at night wasn't a positive one. for somebody that's changed her life, hadn't had a drink since 21 which is almost 18 consecutive years going to bars is high risk behavior. the truth is, ann, it's asking for trouble. point made. >> in terms of understanding this with compassion because addiction is a disease, often those who are addicted have
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difficulty having control of themselves. what do you think the best thing for lindsay lohan is given what we know? >> well, anybody in early recovery, for any addictive individual trying to stay sober, you know, addiction affects the brain and in one of the ways is our decision-making process. you know, we don't make the most reasonable, responsible or accountable decisions for ourselves. the most important thing a new recovering addict can do is to surround themselves with positive people that can help us make better decisions in our lives. >> interesting perspective. christina, thank you. mark as well. nice to see you. thank you both. >>ack after this. ee flight. you know that comes with a private island. really? no. it comes with a hat. you see, airline credit cards promise flights for 25,000 miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for 25,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that.
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list. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on wall street hedge fund managerers are the ultimate masters of the universe. for the top managers, 2010 was a great year. five earned more than $1 billion. one earned almost $5 billion. hedge fund manageres handle investments for the super rich, operate with few rules and often move the markets. while 2010 was a tough year for millions of americans looking for work, the top 25 hedge fund managers stunningly took home more than $22 billion. >> for people at the top it was a great year. they made a pretty terrific amount of money. >> reporter: at the top of the rich list, hedge fund superstar john paulson pulled down a staggering $4.9 billion, mostly by betting on gold. >> that's actually a record number for the rich list.
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>> reporter: paulson earned an astounding $12.9 billion over the past four years, in part through what some call the trade of the century, anticipating the collapse of the housing market. he already owns this $41 million estate in the hamptons and this year celebrated by buying this $24 million ranch in aspen with a 35-foot glass wall and a huge home theater. number two on the list, ray dalio at $3.1 billion. >> we are a group of independent thinke thinkers. >> reporter: number three, jim simon, $2.5 billion, even while officially retired. number 4, david tepper who calls himself a middle class guy who makes millions of dollars. >> his lifestyle is humble compared to other people. >> reporter: this year he picked up what appears to be his first vacation home. reportedly buying a $50 million
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ocean front estate in the hamptons. he joked about a photo which showed up in a newspaper. >> with that picture i look like a mob boss. >> reporter: steve cohen, $1.3 billion. >> steve cohen is the quintessential big spending hedge fund manager. >> reporter: he has a 35,000 square foot mansion in greenwich and a world class art collection. he put a portrait of elizabeth taylor by andy warhol up for sale. critics wonder if they deserve such riches, if they create value for society. after all, they didn't build microsoft or invent the iphone. >> once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. >> reporter: the fund managers argue that they play an important role in the capitalist system. they also point out that they pay themselves little in salary and unlike some corporate ceos
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only dole we well if their inve have a good year. matt? >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> still ahead, a woman who claims a botched cosmetic surgery left her unable to close her eyes all the way. that's coming up after your local news. you're getting calls from his teacher he's impulsive in class. and his inattention makes focusing on homework tough. i know how it is because my son has adhd too. i didn't know all i could do to help manage his adhd. our doctor suggested a treatment plan with non-stimulant intuniv. [ male announcer ] once daily non-stimulant intuniv has been shown to reduce adhd symptoms. don't take if allergic to intuniv or are taking guanfacine. intuniv may cause serious side effects, such as low blood pressure, low heart rate, fainting, and sleepiness. intuniv may affect the ability to drive or use machinery. other side effects include nausea, tiredness, trouble sleeping, stomach pain and dizziness.
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good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. things will be more expensive starting today in sticks bay area cities as the sales tax hikes are in place. union city is at 10.25%. concord's sale tax is 9.75%. novato and santa rosa, 9.5%. the hikes were approved in november by voters of every city. pg&e is accused of trying to pull one over on the city of capitola. after last week's floods pg&e installed 17 new smartmeters in damaging homes and businesses, but the trouble is the city
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council banned those smartmeters in february. pg&e says they have to replace it with the new controversial meter. we will give your heater a break this morning as temperatures are closer to 90 degrees. it is nice to turn the heater off and let your house air out. 61 degrees in san francisco right now. you don't need a jacket waking up in the city. 79 degrees later today in redwood city. 78 in san francisco. meanwhile, readings are anticipated in the low 80s in the south bay. that will be the warmst area today. if we break records, i believe it will happen in the south bay. temperatures heading through tomorrow will drop significantly. 62 degrees, mostly cloudy conditions. a touch warmer on sunday. that's your day for outdoor plans. then monday through thursday of next week temperatures are nice and comfortable. we are expecting sunny skies each and every day. and no rain chances, that's the good news. let's see how we are doing on the roadways on the april fool's day. i'm checking here on my day,
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laura. here through the south bay, no records broken. we have a nice, easy drive, except for northbound 280 with an earlier accident causing slowing near saratoga. over to hayward as well, 880 in both directions is slow out of union city heading to either of the bridges. near livermore we are making up time after the earlier accident with a big backup out of the altamont pass. it is just under a half hour near the altamont bass, but clear near the dublin interchange. back to you. thank you, mike. another local news update in a half hour. the "today" show is back in less than a minute. have a great morning.
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we're back now at 8:00 on friday, april 1, 2011. that makes it april fool's day and mother nature fooling us with a late winter-type storm in the northeast. we have 37 degrees and rain here. just a little bit north of us, they're getting snow into new england. perhaps as much as a foot of snow on this first day of april. that's no fun. >> what is up with this? anyway, spring is springing. >> matt lauer along with ann curry. meredith taking the day off. coming up, one woman's plastic surgery nightmare. >> that's right.
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she underwent a procedure that left her unable to blink or close her eyes all the way. it will take 30 procedures to make it right again. we'll talk to her ahead. >> a question for the group. is it okay to cry at work? [ cheers ] >> i do it all the time. i'm just going to own it. >> it does create an interesting debate. first of all, does it make you look weakerer in the work place? how does the person you cry in front of handle it? we have rules for the work place coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. >> let us first go inside. tamron hall is filling in for ann at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. a libyan opposition leader says rebels would accept a u.n. cease-fire if moammar gadhafi's forces pull back from cities. u.s. defense secretary robert gates said thursday it is not likely the u.s. will arm the rebels. gadhafi suffers more defections
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from his political innerer circle. the operators of t t damaged nuclear plant in japan say radiation exceeding government safety limits seeped into groundwater under the plant. it's not clear if the radiation will contaminate drinking water. u.s. troops joined the search for 16,000 people still missing since the earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago. snow is falling in the northeast this morning with up to a foot expected in parts of new england. a suspected tornado flipped planes and damaged homes thursday in central florida. nasa is examining damage to the space shuttle endeavor after hail and high winds hit the kennedy space center. lawmakers are expressing new willingness to compromise on a deal to keep the government from running short of money by next week. john boehner said thursday his goal is to cut spending, not shut down the government. democratic senator charles schumer said cooler heads seem to be prevailing. if you're in the market for the most expensive home in the
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country you just missed your shot. russian tech tycoon uri milner paid $100 million for the silicon valley mansion. if you're wondering when he moves in, the answer is never. his representatives say his primary residence will remain in moscow. must be nice. it's 8:03. i'm choked up by the dollar figure. now a check of the weather with maria. nice life he's got there. >> yeah. it's raining, cool and wet. but we have warm spots. this young lady is putting itle all out there. what's going on with the sign? >> i'm asking my friend shawn to prom. >> shawn, you would be a fool. look how lovely she is. >> i'm just saying. let's head up to fargo, north dakota today. partly sunny sh breezy. no snow in the forecast for fargo. that's different in the northeast.
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satellite and radar with pockets of heavy snow from vermont, new hampshire into maine. more snow across the south from texas to california. talking about record highs. good morning to you. what a beautiful morning, especially in places like san francisco where we've only fallen to 61 degrees. that is your low for the day. 50 in sunnyvale. 54 in san jose. upper 70s and low 80s. cooler for the weekend. if you can get outside today, you want to. 81 today. 62 tomorrow. mostly cloudy conditions. little trough will dig into the area. t matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. when we come back, a woman who sued her plastic surgeon because she said a procedure left her unable to blink or close her eyes properly. we'll find out more after this. [ twig snaps ] [ whispering ] shhhh... did you hear that? it sounded like the chocobeast.
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back now with a woman who claims she can't close her eyes after plastic surgery gone wrong. fami tamron hall has the story. >> reporter: one particular surgery made her eyes much worse. in august of 2005 marilyn leisz decided to undergo a minor surgical procedure to try to help correct a congenital defect in her eyes and fix scarring from a previous surgery. >> i was concerned about a prior eyelid surgery that left bumps along the crease line, but the original reason was to improve my vision. >> reporter: she decided on dr. paul parkerer to perform the procedure. >> i wasn't told i would have any problems from the surgery at all. as a matter of fact i was told i would have a more overall youthful appearance. >> reporter: instead she said her eyes were worse and she was unable to close them completely. >> i feel my life has been
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stolen from me by dr. parkerer's eye surgery. your eyesight affects everything you do. the main thing i'm concerned about is the health and deterioration of my eyes and the possibility of blindness. >> reporter: marilyn decided to sue for negligence arguing that she should have been told she was not a good candidate for the surgery and she was not informed of the possible risks related to it. marilyn and her attorney roy conray believe it was the expert testimony of dr. mary stepanishon that convinced the jury. >> it is my opinion, and i do a lot of this, that this is already a danger sign. i think there is minimal skin to be removed. when a patient says i need this fixed i say you're going to sleep the rest of your life with your eyes open, you will get a corneal ulcer and they will leak out. i'm not taking that risk. >> reporter: jurors awarded
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marilyn $115,000 finding that dr. parker deviated from the accepted standard of care for the procedure. the jury also didn't agree with her claim that she wasn't aware of the risks. >> it's a two-way street. surgeons are responsible for giving the reasonable risks of the particular procedure. patients, you know, also should ask questions and make sure they understand. >> reporter: dr. parker's attorney responded in a statement. despite this patient's experience with plastic surgery she denied that she was aware of or informed by any of the doctors of the risks of eyelid surgery. the jury rejected that alleged innocence finding that she was aware of such risks and the evidence overwhelmingly supported the conclusion. immediately after the verdict was read leisz said she was glad for her day in court but said
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her eyes will never be the way they were. ann? >> thank you, tamron. marilyn joins us along with her attorney. good morning. >> good morning. >> are you satisfied with the verdict? will the case now proceed? >> i don't believe it can proceed. this is a question for the attorney. >> i think the verdict, the amount fell far short of our expectations. that said, we are gratified that we were able to win. malpractice cases arrivinging out of elective cosmetic surgery are difficult to win. i think to some degree the jury said "a pox on both your houses" that this is somebody who has had more than one plastic surgery. it was the third procedure to the eyes but they wanted to send a message to the doctor as well. >> marilyn, a lot of people are wondering how you cope. you have undergone already, as i understand it, 30 procedures --
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painful procedures trying to fix this problem. have they corrected them? >> no. only thing that's happened here is the doctor helped the closure a little bit. she made the eyes smaller and tried to make the closure better for me. there is another alternative available call eyelid skin graft. it's major surgery. there is a lot of risk involved with that. the cosmetic outcome is poor. and the graft failure rate is high. if she goes in and cuts along my eyelash like the surgery is supposed to go and she puts the three centimetres of skin on the eye lid if it doesn't take she has to take it out but you already have a hole in the eye. i could be totally disfigured. then there is a possibility of partial closure because she's had to change the shape of the
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eyes. >> i notice that you have a little container of tissues with you at all times. >> yes. >> are you unable to close your eyes completely? >> yes. >> what happens and what are the risks of that? >> i'm always at risk for eye infections, corneal ulcers, glaucoma because of the medication i have to use and blindness. >> how do you sleep at night without being able to close your eyes? >> there is a whole regime from night into day to take care of this. i don't know if you want to hear that. it's rather elaborate. like when i take a shower i have to put gel into my eyes so the water and soap doesn't get into my eyes. by the time the shower is over the gel is washed out. that's how much water gets in my eyes. >> it sounds like a nightmare. are you able to sleep for a period of time? >> well, you have to do things like put a lot of gel in your
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ey eyes, medication, have a vaporizer running and a mask to protect your eyes. once the eyelids relax they retract and your eyes are open. you could easily scratch them. >> it's a cautionary tale. i think everyone is wishing that you find a good solution for yourself. >> thank you. >> marilyn leisz, thank you very much for talking to us. >> thank you. >> thank you for joining us as well. . coming up, is it ever okay to cry at work? we'll talk about that after this. [ male announcer ] ready for the most amazing miracle-gro results ever? spectacular plants without all the weeds. with miracle-gro shake 'n feed plus weed preventer. just a few shakes stops weeds before they start. plants grow twice as big. with almost no weeds. even in your vegetable garden. want three months of feeding, without all the weeding? ♪ all you need...
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work place. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the new book "it's always personal" details reasons behind crying and yelling that can happen at work. i discovered it turns out that expressing emotion in the workplace gets everyone a little worked up. >> honey, don't cry, please. >> reporter: bring on the waterworks. it's a scene well played out in the movies. >> oh, god. >> reporter: hollywood isn't the only place that's perfected the act of crying. in a recent study more than 40% of women admitted to crying at work compared to just 9% on the men's side. how do you feel about crying in the workplace? i decided to take my own unofficial poll. >> how do you feel about someone crying? you are the big boss. >> there is a perpetual box of kleenex on my desk. >> your boss and co-workers should never see you cry. >> i try not to cry that often.
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it's weird. >> it's not a place to bring personal issues. >> put your head on my busom. there you go. >> i do think there is a line. i try to bite the lip. except for when kathie lee sings. ♪ everyone has a story >> that's when i really start wailing. >> never cry at work. >> never? >> never. >> reporter: what about someone being over worked and exhausted. >> no can do. >> there's no crying! there's no crying in baseball! >> sometimes it can be a distraction or hurt you. what do you think, meredith? >> i think when i think of this workplace i want to cry. >> it can be an emotional place. sometimes people will let their emotions show. >> crying is for -- >> those who can. >> it can brand you as a woman. >> i'm a pretty girl when i cry. i get the nice pink flush. >> me, too. >> it's not the worst thing.
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>> al is a cryer. >> yes? >> al has an emotional side. >> he cries watching "the a team". >> exactly. >> don't worry. don't worry. i'm not going to do what you all think i'm going to do which is just flip out. >> reporter: with nearly three-quarters of americans feeling frustrated at work, anger and emotion are out there. >> there are other ways to express your anger. >> i'm mad as hell. >> and i'm not going to take it anymore. >> so there is no tissue ceiling. people from entry level to management reported that they have shed tears at work. matt? >> thank you very much. ann kramer is author of the book. is it okay to cry at work? >> i think it is. it's our most natural emotional
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reset button we have. it's something in your life that warrants attention. >> here's the statistic. women under 45 are ten times more likely to cry at work than men over the age of 45. >> that's right. we found it in our survey. the point is the older you bet get, the better you get at emotion regulation. women are hard-wired to cry in a way that men are not which is another piece of the statistic. >> tear ducts ready to let the water works go. >> our tear ducts are different! >> give me the crib notes on this. >> i was working at nickelodeon as a senior vice president and the chairman called me after i had done a gigantic deal with sony music to chastise me that the stock price didn't move. it came out of left field. >> exploded, screamed at you on the phone. never said good-bye, hung up. there were people in the room that didn't hear the call but
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knew something was going wrong. what caused the waterworks? his anger or the embarrassment? >> the shock and my responsive anger. often when women end up crying at work what they really want to do is get angry. they feel powerless to do so because they are in a position that's junior to somebody. >> how should a woman, since we are talking mostly about women, take it if they react emotionally and a co-worker says, don't take it personally, it's just business. is that the right approach? >> it's always personal. the fact is in this society we are working 24/7 all the time giving our hearts and blood to our jobs. we want to have value there. we want to have our emotions connected. it brings out the best in us. it's not personal. >> when you do cry it brings out certain emotions in other people. women asked about another woman crying in the workplace say they view that woman as unstable.
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a man asked about a woman said he tends to view the woman as unprofessional. that's a big difference. >> a huge difference. women carry the baggage of when we went to work in the '60s, having to man up, act like a man. there is the famous ad, whatever you do, don't let them see you cry. go to the bathroom. with us being 50% of the work force we can step back and change that behavior. >> this happened in my office where a female employee has come in to tell me they are upset about something and started crying. how am i supposed to handle that? do i give that person a hug in the workplace? hand over a tissue? what do i say? >> the important thing to do is acknowledge that something's happening to that person and say, look, let me give you a moment to compose yourself. a tissue is a good thing because it shows compassion. then say, can we address this? don't deny it or it becomes
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something that never gets fixed. >> for the woman crying, should she approach the people she cried to and apologize? >> i don't think so. she should use her judgment and if possible say, look, i was overwhelmed for x, y, z yesterday. >> i'm overit you. it is 8:26 right now. jury deliberations are set to begin today in a highly polarizing civil rape case. the jury will be asked to decide whether to award millions of dollars to a young woman who says she was gang raped by members of the college baseball team in 2007. she was 18 at the time. the lawyer says she was drinking, but was too drunk to give consent with the men. three members of the soccer team burst into the room and saw several men engaged in sexual acts with the unconscious g gun.
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the big jam coming through. we are still tracking that. we are looking at 27 minute drives through the heart of livermore. early morning accident there haywood cleared up a bit. 80 not a problem. southbound approaching university avenue, accident took about 20 minutes to clear the lanes and that is causing the jam. now all lanes southbound clearing into palo alto. >> nobody had a better april fools than my nanny.
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back now at 8:30 on a friday morning, the first day of april 2011. it's a dreary one here in the northeast. we've had rain overnight, lots of wind as well. they've got freezing rain and snow north of us here, up to a foot in new england. not the best way to start april. but we will get to spring sooner or later, as ann curry said.
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>> we will. and we have a huge crowd wrapped all around the plaza. from where? >> pennsylvania. >> that's a cool sign. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry filling in while meredith is off. tamron hall is with us as well. al's off and natalie's off. we'll get them back next week. coming up, a problem that's been bedev bedeviling women. >> sometimes men as well. how to find the perfect pair of jeans. bobbie thomas will offer great looks for any age and shape. >> we'll talk about that and the controversy over the tube of potato chips supposed to be a child guard tube. some people say it's too hard to open proving frustrating. we'll put it to the test. >> is this like --
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>> give it to me -- april fool's. >> oh, i could kill you. >> you know what's weird? walking out here she said to me, this is an april fool's joke. >> he's the biggest joker in the building. >> you ruined it. >> i saw through you. >> you should talk to me. how i know this and you didn't. good grief. we are toasting the new season despite the weather with reds, roses and whites. i'm talking wine, of course. spring wines for under $20. that's my favorite right there. that's no april fool's joke. >> rose? >> that particular one. good stuff. >> my hair's going to look bad. >> i will have an afro. >> maria will tell us about it. >> it's windy across the northeast. we have love on our minds. we had a prom date -- prom
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asking session. what do you have? >> this is for kimberly paske, get down here. >> another prom proposal. good luck with that. let's get you through the weekend. the northeast will dry out a little bit. still on the cool side. warm across the southeast and southwest. record highs again today potentially some of the regions for the weekend staying hot. by sunday, a big time storm system producing a severe weather outbreak. starting sunday, could be seeing this weather pattern across the mid south. area, we've got more in store today. 81 is the forecasted high in fremont. 78 in san francisco. a comfortable 79 in redwood city. a little chilly out there right now. temperatures are mostly in the upper 50s and low 60s. you might want to grab a light jacket, but something you can take off later today. around 3:00 or 4:00, comfortable
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conditions in the 80s. big drop-off tomorrow. 62. 73 your day for outdoor plans sunday. >> and breaking news, she said yes. let's go to willard scott in ft. myers, florida. >> the water, the sunlight shines on the beautiful gulf of mexico. right across from houston, texas. straight across and you're there. happy birthday from smuckers. we love our smuckers and we love our friends like jane chung who was an actress for years. did "mash" and "when harry met sal sally." from royal oak michigan, chester and betty randolph. they have been married 75 years and he's 100. lillian van fleet from jordan, new york.
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100. lives in the house she was born in. they don't make them like that anymore. sydney liebeskind of tucson, arizona. distinguished world war ii veteran. he is absolutely adored by his fellow workers. happy birthday. he held up a robber one time at a store. i think he was 88 years old. the robber wasn't 88. he was. finally, edna oknowles, new brunswick, new jersey. 100 years old and she's a passionate school teacherer. loves all the kids she taught. that's all from the gulf of mexico. now back to new york. >> how much do we dislike willard right now? looks beautiful there. you heard they caught the snake at the bronx zoo, right? they found it in a can of potato chips apparently.
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ann found it. >> the weird part is it scared me and i knew it was coming. when we come back, the right jeans for any age, shape or size. we'll talk about that. first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ back now at 8:38. this morning on today's style, denim for every age, size and shape. jeans may be a wardrobe staple but it can be hard to find a flattering fit. bobbi thomas is here withal stiles for spring to help avoid the blue jeans rut. good morning. >> good morning. >> every woman knows this problem. it's hard to find one that fits your shape and flatterers. we all have different shape. there's the difficulty. >> it's ironic that this is what
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we are known for in america. we love jeans but it's up there with bathing suit shopping. we hate denim shopping. >> you'll make it easy for us. we have a little fashion show. the first set of jeans are for the hips. >> the hip-hip-hooray. >> for robin and melody who are modeling. >> women have hips. some have more than others. i have two women with different body types. robin has a straighter mid section. she often finds jeans tough to fit her in the hip and seat area, her rear and her stomach. they both have on gap jeans. robin in the black t-shirt has a style called sexy boots. it's cut like slimmer in the thigh and the rear, but the waistband has stretch so you don't get the dreaded muffin top. melody has the curvy jean. it's wider in the thigh and in the back she has a curved yoke
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for more coverage. she was excited when she tried them on. this is a fantastic fit. >> you better make sure she can keep the jeans. >> thank you both. >> by the way, did you hear muffin top is in the oxford dictionary? >> just this week. crazy. >> we have jeans for a tailored look. and we have autumn and jan. good morning. >> i want to show the versatility of denim. we are all about it here and abroad now, too. a tailored jean great. autumn wants something she can wear to the office on casual friday, dress up with heels and go out. you see it like a black look in the cut. >> can you turn around? >> you can see it's nice and polished. you can dress it up with a blouse or flip-flops. on jan, white denim is great. it's great for summer and winterer. if you switch it up with snow boots it works with a sweater.
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we put it together so she should have something during the day or go straight to dinner. these white jeans are from banana republic. they have an ankle zip. she can wear them short or unzip the ankle and have more room in the leg for more casual. they're $29 from old navy on autumn. >> all right. thank you so much. now we have jeans for full figures. we have rethu and diana modeling for us. good morning. >> yes. this is all about curve appeal. these are two beautiful striking women. rethu has on a great leopard shirt and jeans from there is such a great assortment of styles. these jeans are michael by michael kors. she tried on a ton. this is a universally flattering style whether you're a 2 or a
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22. >> i love the line at the bottom. >> a dark rinse boot cut jean is great for anyone, any size. on diane she has jegings on. i wanted to put jegings on. >> what are they? >> a stretchy jean like a legging. a lot of women are afraid to think about it. they stretch and conform to your shape. she had a hard time because she has long slim legs. she wanted to show them off and not feel boxy in a boot cut. >> seems they would be so comfortable, too. >> she loves them. >> by the way, to make sure i mention it, it's >> and the jeggings are from >> we have another trend which is denim outfits and we have twyla and megan. >> there is such a huge push for jeans. we have seen it on the runways. stella mccartney, chanel.
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this is the alternative to denim. on twyla it's denim but looks polished. you could wear this to a meeting or the office. this is from lord & taylor. then on megan she's got a great dress on from tommy hilfiger at macy's. affordable buys, head to toe look. she prefers a dress. so why not try out the denim trend. >> great advice. thank you so much, everybody. if you couldle a all come out s can say thank you for modeling for us. up next, the best spring wines for under $20. first this is "today" on nbc.
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them with. joe, good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you call some of the wines approachable and easy. i thought these were the dating notes. >> no dating. >> why approachable and easy? >> they're for spring. i want them low i are ere in al higher in acidity. >> they are lower in alcohol content because they're younger? >> they are generally 2009. fresh and young. with spring foods generally lighter fare. you want wines that wake up the pallet like spring wakes up the world. >> couple young and fresh wines. >> white wines. this is from austria. sauvignon blanc. these are indigenous from the place they come from. this is austria. light and crisp. simple, spring foods.
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these are blanched peas. we dressed them with a little bit of olive oil and honey. on top of toasted bruschetta and fresh ricotta. >> what better way to spend a spring afternoon. you have rose. >> proseco, the great sparkling wine of italy. and then i have a red wine -- [ laughter ] >> no, guys. they are lower in alcohol. you won't like them. at least don't go away empty handed. here. hoda, glass of -- comele on in. come, come. the more the merrier. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> we're not miked. >> good. >> so what else is new?
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>> sparklinging ingoes well wi what? >> tomatoes, olive oil, basil flavor. bruschetta is toasted or grilled bread with different toppings. >> i like rose chilled, chilled, chilled. really cold. >> cold and fast. easy, sleazy, super breezy. that's how we like the rosé. >> that's good. >> for lighter spring wines like this pinot noir or a vilocelo. you chill them to take the edge off and make it more approachable with more summery foods. this is braised eggplant and tomato or arugula, pesto and anchovy. >> we both like to serve reds cooler than most people. >> chilled. >> most people are taught you
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serve it at room temperature. >> opposite. i'm drinking my whites warmer, reds cold and i like my sparkling wines and rosé ice cold. >> when you talk about white, what temperature would you set it? >> whites like these, not fridge. cellar temperature. 55 for the whites, 60 for the reds and the rosé and sparkling, dump it in ice. >> the overwhelming theme is these are under $20. >> basically all $15. >> people think you can't get a great bottle for under $25, $30. >> that's the secret of the spring-type wines. they are regional from corners of the world that are underexplored and not well known. >> joe, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> cheers. up next, sasha cohen live on the rockefeller center rink. first this is "today" on nbc.
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games in torino, italy. with such lovely skating to watch and she now joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> great to have you. one of the things i hear that's new is i hear you're thinking of going to college. >> i have applied and was accepted at nyu and i'm planning to start in may. it's busy. a lot of change, but i'm excited about coming to new york monday to support figure skating in harlem. we're having a great event. new york's such an amazing city. >> tell us about that. that's one of the main reasons you're here this morning. >> it's such an incredible charity. it supports the girls that are in harlem that otherwise wouldn't have a chance to skate and practice. it gives them the character to later go to college and succeed and become a doctor, lawyer or just have that sense of community, that sense of work ethic. i have been a part of this every year for i think almost five
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years. i love coming back. >> you know, i started by saying you're one of our favorites and i mean it. our technical crew sh e, in fac everybody talks about how we love to watch you skate. >> thank you. >> you will do some this morning despite the rain. >> it is rainy. >> be safe out there. >> thank you. >> i know you will skate to "nobody knows" by pink. and i'm going to stall and then say sasha, take it away. ♪
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prostitution activity. right now want a check of the forecast. >> good morning to you. we are in the 80s today. 80 degrees in oakland. 81 in fremont. temperatures are going to be absolutely comfortable today. especially in the heat of the day. might be toasty for you. significantly cooler than yesterday. we are going to drop off more for saturday. 73 is your forecasted high. lots of sunshine on sunday. that is your day for outdoor activities. next week looks great. >> thanks for joining us.
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we're back now with more of "today" on a friday morning. the 1st of april, 2011. a rainy start. >> just yucky. bone chilling. >> a great group of people who are sticking it out. we appreciate that. the hearty souls out there. i'm here with ann curry. al and natalie are both off today. the weather is playing an april fool's prank with snow falling. concord, new hampshire, really pretty up there. but some reports they could get
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a foot of snow. by later today, it will be that wet, heavy snow. it's part of a system that produced springtime snowstorms in other areas of the country. had dangerous tornadoes down in florida, high winds, heavy rain. we'll keep an eye on this and get the forecast straight ahead. also ahead, a visit from grandma could be a wonderful thing at work. that's a nice thing, especially if you're in the military, but things could be a little different if you're prince william and your grandma goes by the name of queen elizabeth. what the prince had to say about potential jitters. >> he made some comments. are you acting foolish when it comes to your money? i ask because there are easy ways to track your money and your credit score and to be better prepared for your future. we'll talk to the experts on how you can avoid some common financial pitfalls. how healthy is your bedroom? we're talking about dust mites and mold. and also to romance.
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we'll tell you what may be affecting your health in the bedroom and how to fix it. >> dust mites affect your romance? >> no, i think romance may also be affecting your health also. >> let us first get a check of the top morning stories. >> or the lack of it maybe. >> tamron hall is here while ann is talking about romance. >> filling in and not chiming in. thank you. good morning, everyone. encouraging news for job seekers this morning. the labor department says the economy added 216,000 jobs in march. the second straight month of solid job growth. the unemployment rate fell from 8.9% to 8.8%, the lowest it's been in two years. libyan leader moammar gadhafi remains defiant today despite two high profile defections. they're regaining tear tore and taking back the port city of brega and pushing the rag tag rebel army back into eastern libya. radiation from japan's
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crippled nuclear facility is now leaking into the underlying ground water. the leaks could have long-term effects on the workers remaining at the facility or eventually seep into the drinking supply. meantime, the japanese government is mulling a takeover of the plant. traffic deaths in the u.s. have plunged to their lowest level in more than 60 years. the transportation department estimates 32,000 people killed on u.s. road last year, down 3% from the year before. the government credits seat belt usage, drunk driving crackdowns and safer vehicles. as mentioned, it is no april fool's joke for many americans waking up to snow this morning. jim cantore is in snowy new hampshire. at least it's pretty. good morning. >> yeah, at least it's pretty. we've done this everywhere, here in april people are sick of it. unless you're a skier. as much as 3 to 6 inches has already fallen. the problem is it's a real, heavy wet snow here. you pick this up and you squeeze
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the water out of it. you can see how much water is in this. all over the trees and whatnot. and the power lines, 30,000 people across new england without power. not only here in concord but around new bedford, massachusetts, where these pictures were being taken. roads aren't too bad because we haven't had the snow come down at an intense enough rate. by the time all is said and done, it will be a great ski weekend here in new england as a foot of snow is expected. >> hopefully april snow brings may flowers. i don't know. thank you, jeff. the queen is in wales today visiting her grandson's military base just weeks before the royal wedding. michelle kosinski is in anglesey, wales w the latest. >> maybe it doesn't carry the proper decorum to say so but there was something absolutely adorable about this, seeing the queen and prince philip arrive here on this hurricane-like day on the irish sea. the queen wearing a bright red coat and matching hat that
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survived the weather. no hugs exchanged or anything like that. but he showed them around the base and the search and rescue fault and the helicopter he flies. this is much more to the british people. the way prince william chooses to live his life will really shape the monarchy of the future. he's chosen public service. and we'll have much more coming up, tamron. >> michelle kosinski live for us in anglesey, wales. after a week on the land, new york's slimeiest fugitive is in custody again. the bronx zoo cobra has been found and is resting after eluding capture for days. he was found in a nonpublic area of the reptile house. a new buddy for twin black bear cubs rejected at birth by their mom. the 3-month-olds are being raised in a wildlife preserve. he met a playful tiger cub who
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doesn't seem to mind rough housing with the twins. the cubs are getting stronger and will soon be on display for the public. no word if their feline friend will be come along for the trip. they look awfully cute together. back to maria with a check of the weather. >> i didn't hear that, tamron. but these lovely ladies wanted to make sure you got to see their sign for you. where are you from? >> outside philly. >> well, welcome. and april showers are getting to the sign, but we do have more in store for the new york metro area. for more rain. but the snow is being held up into interior new england. you can see that. that will begin to taper off but not before leaving a foot or more? some locations from vermont, new hampshire and up to maine. in the southeast, it will be very warm today, all across the south from texas to southern california, we're looking at record highs once again. more rain and wind for the pacific northwest.
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you can check out your local forecast 24/7 at matt, back to you. i'm sorry, ann. >> i'll take it, maria. this morning, foolish money mistakes. whether you're planning for retirement or buying a home there are common traps people can avoid if they know about them in advance. vera gibbons is here with warnings for us. >> hello. >> these are common but there are a lot of them.
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we can really help ourselves. of course we know there is mystery spending but it can add up. >> this is money you spent but you don't know where it went. we lose $1,000 a year to mystery spending. 52% of americans lose $3,000. we spent it on something, don't know where it went. you need to track your spending. be more accountable. there are free programs like to help do that. >> another mistake you say is not knowing your credit score. it sounds like a bore digging out the credit score. >> this is a number that's looked at not only by lenders but utility companies, landlords and an increasing percentage of employers. 35% of employers look at this score. so it's important that you know. lenders want to know you can pay them back. employers want you focusing on the job, not financial worries. it's important to boost it, especially in the low 600s. >> another mistake is trying to
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time the market. isn't that what we all do? >> specifically what's going on with the housing market you have buyers on the sidelines waiting for the market to bottom. price is just one thing to take into consideration. mortgage rates, that's the other big one. they're not bothering with that. not taking into consideration that mortgage rates are on the rise. that could counteract the bottoming of the housing market. even if housing prices fall 5 to 7% this year as many expect them to, rates go on the rise and you lose. >> so you should be researching the loan options. >> it's interesting. there was an analysis that found we are spending twice as much time researching a car purchase as a loan. >> oh. >> crazy. your home is your biggest investment. 31% of consumers are spending two hours or less researching their loan options. about as much time as they spent
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researching a vacation. >> okay, mom. research the loan options. >> get a lot of loan quotes. you want the best deal and to save thousands. >> it does add up to thousands. another mistake is to rely on what you call retirement crutches. like? >> you see it specifically with women in retirement, unfortunately. a lot of women rely on their spouses. one in four rely on their husband's pension to get them through their old age. 50% of women rely on social security versus 33% -- >> you call it a crutch. >> you should not rely on these things. 6 of 10 rely on friends and family members for retirement advice. >> what do you say to women who maybe didn't work as much as their husbands? >> you have to take the initiative to self-educate, bring in the help of a professional here. you cannot rely on these financial crutches. nine of ten women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point. we are living longer than men.
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and 50% of marriages end in divorce. take a greater initiative. >> top financial adviser or sock money away? >> a financial adviser is one way to go and more women are getting to the point where they are considering that. still, women are considering on that and they should not be. >> now, not having financial goals. >> this is a bad one. >> the number one goal should be about retirement? >> it should be a priority. you want to look at where you want to be five, ten years down the line. do you want to be debt-free, own a home. look at your goals, put a plan in motion and get going. if you don't have financial goals you are much less inclined to save anything. >> the other thing you say is a mistake is to not have an emergency kind of fund. this stops people. you don't know how much is an emergency. you know you can have an emergency or an emergency. how much? >> fewer than 4 of 10 americans have a fully funded emergency account which is crazy.
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it's taking 37 weeks on average to find a new job. you need to have that cushion. these days you need six to 12 months in the emergency account. put it in a basic money market so it's easily accessible and you're not relying on the credit card if something goes wrong. >> is there anything we're doing right? >> we're working longer because we have to because we don't have a retirement plan in place. so we are starting to get our ducks in a row a little bit. we're rebounding from what's happening over the past couple of years. we're doing that right. >> vera, you're helping. we have to be mindful. it's easy to have this bite us later. >> take a portion of the tax refund and put it to the emergency fund. >> good advice, vera. coming up next, how healthy is your bedroom from dust mites to mold? also later, prince william gets a work place visit from his
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>> you have a list of things we should look into. the first is serious. mold can create serious health problems. >> sure. mold can trigger allergy symptoms and asthma in some people. it's not something you can easily see. if there is potential mold you want to look for leaks in the bedroom. you definitely need to plug them up, clean the area with bleach. make sure it's not a humid area. mold loves humidity. using a dehumidifier or air conditioner would do the same thing to prevent mold and symptoms associated with it like watery eyes, itchy nose and wheezing. >> if you have the symptoms should you go to the doctor? >> you should. you want to be diagnosed with asthma if that's what you have or allergies. just taking care of mold may not be the whole answer. you may need medication as well. >> all right. dust mites, not bed bugs which we have talked so much about. you say be on the lookout for dust mites. what are they? >> tiny little creatures you can't see. >> you can't see them? >> they're tiny but they feed on
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dead skin cells which is what dust consists of. you want to get rid of the dust and the way you do it is using damp cloths, not a dry cloth which redistributes the dust. vacuum with a hepa filter. make sure you don't have much wall to wall carpeting. area rugs or wood floors are better. washing sheets in hot water helps as well. dust mites trigger allergies in some people. >> this is interesting. you also look at pillow and suggest latex pillows. why? what's the difference? >> for some people synthetic foam pillows emit chemicals that can trigger headaches in some people, nausea. that can, of course, affect your ability to get a good night's rest. if you are experiencing those symptoms, try switching to a natural rubber or latex pillow. >> are they comfortable?
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>> they are. it's made from a more natural substance and it won't have the same triggering effect of the allergy symptoms. >> if you have a pillow you love you say there are pillow covers. >> sure. >> you have something here? >> the pillows we are talking about are underneath and the 100% organic cotton cover prevents you from being exposed to the chemicals. >> and the lighting. people believe natural light is good in the bedroom. what do you suggest? >> it's good in the daytime but at night you want darkness. melatonin is released and helps regulate the sleep/wake cycle. it's related to how dark it is. so get the blackout curtains or shades to help. having adequate melatonin levels can affect even blood pressure or glucose. so make sure you're getting a good night's sleep. >> what about eye covers? they look silly, but --
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>> they work. some people find them uncomfortable. if you can sleep with them, they work as well. >> getting electronics out of the bedroom. the tv. >> this is tough. not only the tv but the cell phone, computer. a lot of people have them in the bedroom. this is a cause of stress when trying to sleep, trying to relax before going to sleep. having the flashing light of the computer, the phone. it's going to make you think about work, more about things you need to do. get it out of the bedroom. that's the best thing to do. >> you say to declutter. once you have the electronics out, get the bills and other things around on the night stand. >> clothes all over the place. clutter adds to stress and decreases your ability to fall asleep naturally and easily. keep things in storage bins. throw them in the closet. they don't have to be neat, just out of sight. >> and healthy sex life. what are the common inhibitors in the bedroom? >> unfortunately these days with work, kids we don't think of the
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bedroom as a place of intimacy. look at the room. if you have bright red flannel sheets it may not be the most conducive thing. think silk, candles. beautiful fabrics and things can enhance intimacy. >> sounds like the playboy mansion. thank you very much. coming up, in the kitchen preparing a fabulous seafood feast featuring soft shell crabs. recipes after this. what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save. oh, really? how? by bundling. if you get your homeowners and auto insurance together, we give you even more savings. ooh! big bundle. [ chuckling ] home and auto together. it's like peanut butter and jelly. oh, or like burgers and fries. or pickles and ice cream. unicorns and glitter! no? bundling to save you more. now, that's progressive! call or click today.
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this time accused of trying to pull a fast one. after last week's floods, pg&e installed 70 new smartmeters. the council banned smartmeters in february. pg&e says when an old meter is damaged, they have to replace it with the controversial smartmeter. chp is writing a lot more tickets these days. chp handed out 200,000 more tickets in 2009 than it did in
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2007. driver advocates say that's because police departments all across the country are handing out more tickets in order to bring in more money. the chp brought in about $50 million more in the last two years. they say it's because more people are being ticketed for distracted driving and because of the bad economy, people are not paying for car insurance and license fees, and that leads to more tickets, as well. >> latest trouble for the san francisco police department will play a role in who becomes the next police chief. san francisco mayor ed lee says it's going to take a few more weeks before he names a permanent replacement. he says he is concerned about several issues including several videos that have been released by the public defender's office allegedly showing misconduct by officers. the department dismissed 86 cases because of those videos. lee says he wants to choose somebo c wdy rhondes rndpopo an correct any potential problems.
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midst 60s along the peninsula. take a look at these numbers. 63 in san francisco, san mateo and novato. later today, talking about the low 80s. 79 the forecast high in redwood city. 81 in fremont. 82 in napa. a cooldown and clouds tomorrow. >> slow on 101 through san jose. look at 880 through owningland. started to bog down around high street. it's i late for that to start. will probably clear up over the next hour. watch this heading towards the bay bridge. backup past west grand avenue.
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>> you just have to come this way. don't think of anything else. if i say go or run come out this gate. >> he's like, if i say run, there is the gate. it will be behind you always. run. >> she's back. that's kate gosselin on a wild adventure down under. she'll be stopping by to fill us in on what's going on in her life and her reality show live monday here on "today." coming up, just hours ago the queen went to visit her grandson in wales. it wasn't a casual visit.
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it never is with the queen. but it was a sweet family moment at a military base where prince william is a search and rescue pilot. we'll hear about what and what prince william has to say about his upcoming wedding which is now less than a month away. >> nice. >> meantime, we go live there. but in the meantime, the gang's all here. >> comisrating on the weather. >> the hottest spring trends are coming up for the man in your life. with a few simple basics he can update his warm weather wardrobe just like that guy. >> a lot of you watching are wishing this was the man in their lives. >> you can change the whole man out. >> i'm feeling really good now. really good. >> oh, lester. >> just sinking into the sofa here. >> this is a topic you will love. the scotto family, food. >> make me feel good.
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>> they are featuring seafood and a strawberry short cake. that makes you feel good. >> oh, yeah. >> you're a dreamboat. meantime, you and the beautiful amy robach here to tell us about the weekend. >> the new jobs report is out. we'll have the latest on the numbers and what they mean for you and potentially for your future. >> and the trial of silvio berlusconi, the italian prime minister accused of paying prostitutes for sex at wild parties at his villa. he's called, of all people, george clooney as a witness. plus we introduce you to a remarkable girl whose leg was amputated. she postponed the procedure in order to live out her dream. we'll have more on that story coming up on "today." >> that's a fascinating profile. thank you, guys. we'll find out what's going on in weather. not pretty today.
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what about tomorrow? >> not so much. we are feeling the chill in the northeast. we have extremely warm weather in the south. so from texas to california, again, near record highs. phoenix could hit 100 degrees for the first time this year. the northeast, 10 to 15 degrees below average. snow and wind off the coast. sunshine returns to the southeast. more rain and mountain snow for the pacific nort
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the weather almost could not be more brutal today. it feels like a hurricane out here. but the queen was not going to cancel on her grandson. she arrived in her bright red coat and matching hat which somehow survived the 50 miles per hour gusts. prince william showed his grandparents more about how he's chosen to spend his life -- in public service. it's been prince william's year to emerge from what has largely been his private life as his own man. >> everyone will be watching this when it goes out. >> yeah, thanks for that. >> do you want me to fly it? >> no, i can do it. >> reporter: william pilots a sea king search and rescue helicopter along this rugged coastline. these are the guys who rush out in the worst conditions to save lives.
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>> it gets very hairy. especially with me at the controls. you've got 14 upwinds. clouds down to 1400 feet. you're trying to find someone who's broken a leg or is lost in the hills. >> reporter: here, the future king is almost like any other flight lieutenant about to embark on married life. >> i did rehearsal the other day and my knee started tapping nervously. it's a daunting prospect but very exciting. i'm looking forward to it, but there is a lot of planning to be done in the last four weeks. >> reporter: he managed to get the bachelor party out of the way without any press finding it. >> it's always tough to outfox the media. but it was a military operation. my brother and i are proud of how it went. >> reporter: the palace said william won't be wearing a wedding band, but kate's will be made from a nugget of the queen's rare welsh gold. william's grandfather, the duke also doesn't wear a ring, though prince charles does under the
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signet on his left pinky. that's how many aristocrats do it. but william doesn't wear rings and it's his preference not to start now. not as if anyone won't know he's taken. today, he gets to show around his grandparents -- the queen and prince philip. william's other job is to shape the monarchy for the next century to make it an example for the people of modern britain. a few may find themselves saved by prince william. prince william invited his search and rescue team to his wedding. also the widow of his training commander killed in afghanistan. the way that william and his brother have chosen public service really touched the british public. there have been times we were in pubs and listened to people talk passionately about how much they admire the princes and how they at times risk their lives serving their countries. ann? >> michelle kosinski, thank you
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brands are playing into it well. >> first is the unlined blazer. that's hot this spring. eduardo is sporting a bright unlined -- what is that? >> unlined so you can open it and show -- it's harder to make an unlined jacket than a lined jacket. a lined jacket can hide the mess. with an unlined jacket you have to finish it properly. the advantage is it has no bulk, no extra weight which is useful in summer. the other key is it's both casual and formal. it's the high low thing. you can wear it with jeans and it's great. dress it up when you need to. >> is it good for men of any age or a younger man's style? >> some guys aren't into the colors but there is so much about it. >> very nice. you look nice. up next is the nonkhaki khaki. what is that, nick? >> most guys have variations on
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stone, khaki-colored khaki. this year there is an explosion in the colors. these are a slim shape that work well. you will find them at land's end, gap. >> these are different from what i picture in my mind as the traditional khaki. this is a.j., by the way. >> they are cut slimmer but they're washed and broken in a little bit. you don't need to press them. you don't need a crease. these work with dressy and casual. >> looks nice with the jacket. thank you, a.j. our next look is the short-sleeved shirt. you associate this with being casual. >> pretty much. it's more of a casual look. but the secret to it is it's about cut. short sleeved shirt, guys wear them big and loose. here you want something fairly trim without being tight.
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not too long. so you can wear it untucked. >> okay. >> that's the secret to it. >> the secret is the fit in the waist. keep it slim, but not too tight or you look like you're going to a club with the "jersey shore" kids. and this plaid is bright but traditional. >> a retro feel. all about the american summer. >> thank you very much. finally the off duty shoe. we have rado with this one. >> these are supperry, a fantasc boat show maker. this is between a dress shoe and a sneaker. >> that's a nice shoe. >> guys like sneakers, but these are suede, soft, unlined. you can wear them without socks or dress them up. >> those are suede. is it harder to keep in the summer, spring when it's raining a lot? >> provided you don't get it wet it's okay. >> very nice. let me bring out the models.
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these are great ideas. i love that it's just one or two things to incorporate without having to transform the whole closet. very nice. you gentlemen look fantastic. up next, spring seafood recipes. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning it's springtime and getting us in the mood for a fresh seasonal feast are marion, john and elena of fres coby scotto. hey, where's anthony? >> i told him the segment was cancelled so we could have more time. april fool's! >> sorry, anthony. hey, it's great to have you here. >> thank you. >> i know you will start us off with something that's a seasonal favorite. >> soft shell crabs that are
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cleaned. we dredge in flour, salt and pepper. put them in the saute pan. now i use a combination of butter and olive oil. >> why butter, too? >> it gives it such a wonderful flavor. >> they smell good. >> it's great and it cooks within six minutes' time. three minutes on each side. >> you're using tomatoes for the dish. >> we're starting with garlic and chili peppers. again, i use the combination of canned tomatoes. and my beautiful cherry tomatoes. >> those are seasonal, too. >> very. cook it together for about 20 minutes. can i have my pasta? >> you can. this is already done with olive oil on top. >> put my pasta in and there's basil. >> who's better than that? >> nobody. this is what the finished product looks like. while we are looking at that,
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take it away, mr. john. what are we making? >> poached sea bass with spring vegetables. i have had the fish stock. i'm simmering it with tarragon, thyme, olive oil and butter. one of the things when you're poaching sea bass, it's like giving the fish a bath. the reason everyone lines up to get this dish is i basically bathe with the bass. >> that's so hot. >> i'm not hungry now. >> so i cleaned the fish which is good but sometimes the fish pops out at the wrong time. you smell a little -- >> where's anthony? >> now as it's simmering i place the sea bass on top. >> can you use a different fish? >> any type like a snapper, bronzino. i prefer bathing with the
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bronzino. >> you're scaring metoday. >> now i have the spring vegetables. tomato, carrot, radish, onion, asparagus, peas, mushrooms. >> beautiful. >> put them all in. sorry. >> that's okay. three second rule. i'll eat it off the floor. >> no, no. >> for about eight minutes. this is what it looks like. >> and elena has dessert. >> come on over, everybody. you're making strawberry shortcake. let's talk about the bathing thing. >> we would never allow him to do that. but he'd like it. so this is a simple recipe. it's a couple of different steps. i will ask you to get involved. so here we start with our strawberries. i have added sugar. if you could help me out with the cherry brandy. >> ooh. >> then i scrape the inside of a vanilla bean. so cover this and just mix it up
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like this. this is our syrup. so we can mix this and set it aside. john, turn it off when it mixes. this is what it looks like. >> perfect. now we are going to make the whipped cream. 40% heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract. also a little bit more vanilla bean. this is going to whip up nicely. forget the ready-whip. this happens so quickly you can make it fresh every day. it turns into this. >> oh, yeah. >> now we have marinated the strawberries in sugar and honey. >> how long? >> a few hours. >> this is the biscuit. we can either buy it or make it fresh. we start with the syrup sprinkled on top. if you can give me some whipped cream.
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>> put it on there? >> yes, yes. >> i've still got this. >> then strawberries. we just layer it. that's what it looks like. >> oh, my gosh. >> i've still got this. >> john, you don't bathe in this, too, do you? >> you're encouraging him. >> that's terrific. >> do i turn this off? >> can i ask a question? did you feel you got enough time this morning? >> yes. this morning? >> yes. >> sorry, anthony. to say it was a shock is just a complete understatement. i mean, i don't think there are words. you... don't have a choice of getting breast cancer. i had no choice. that 3-day gave me that opportunity. and i can actually do something to help. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. we can rid the world of this terrible disease... so that no mother... granddaughter... sister... daughter... mother... go through what my wife had to go through. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime.
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good morning once again. time 9:56. a squabble over a new cell phone
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tower is pitting a palo alto man against the city. the city is losing free internet city in the cross fire. palo alto is scrambling to find a new internet provider as of april 14th. stephen stewart will pull the plug on the free internet connection he helped the city get. he is upset city planning commission approved a cell phone tower. more hearings are slighted. a stand-up comic with ties to san jose is coming to the rescue of an area high school. angela johnson is raising money to save the arts and music programs at lincoln high school her alma mater. the school would like to raise $60,000 to keep the classes. johnson will have a special show on sunday at the san jose improv with all proceeds going to lincoln high school. >> want to do anything in arts, you probably go to lincoln high school.
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to hear that that school lost their arts department, their funding for that? it really made me sad. i was like, that's not okay. we definitely have to do something. >> more than 700 students at lincoln high school are happy to have johnson's help. programs like jazz, choir and musical theater are in jeopardy if they cannot raise that money. >> right now we want to check your friday and weekend forecast. >> i've got good news today. we are going to see temperatures in the 80s and you know what? it's going to be cooler today than yesterday. temperatures yesterday closer to 90 degrees. a little bit too warm for some people around here. especially because we just transitioned into spring. 78 in san francisco, 81 in san jose. 82 in gilroy. tomorrow we are going to see a trough of low pressure drop in the area bringing our temperatures down substantially. 62 degrees is your forecasted high. 73 on sunday. if you want to get outside, that is your day to do so. brent, to you. >> after 80, it will feel cold.
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look at that. it's snowy in massachusetts. >> that is so pretty right before christmas, but not now. so disgusting. april 1st. >> it was new hampshire and maine and those places that they're used to it, but can you believe they're closing businesses. >> we didn't get a thing. not even a the develrop of rain. >> we thought in honor of april fools', we should have a little toast. >> you know what? i'm giving up wine. april fools'! >> a sorority sister of mine made these glasses, so what do we have going on here? >> apparently they hold -- this is 2.5 bottles of win. that would get me to lunch, so that's five bottles -- you're not supposed to hold the wine by the stem, but i think in this
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case you need to. this is what i'm going to send olivia mumm for christmas. >> she needs a couple of these. nice wine here. that's delicious. >> is she in new orleans? >> no, she lives in richmond but she went to tech. just a little gag. she did it just for us. >> thank you very, very much. >> we don't care if it's winter in some places because it's spring in the studio. you can see the flowers behind us. >> macy's has their annual garden show. >> it's a flower show that's gone on for 60 years, and if you go into macy's, the place is decked out with flowers. >> not just the one in new york, though, right? they're in bloom now with the cherry blossoms. >> i'm so anxious for it to get here. i got a plant in my house. >> i've seen that plant. it has one leaf. >> this is a new one. >> it will be dead by next week. >> no, it's a gardenia.
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>> you got it from the florist. yes, michael's. >> i've been dumping water in it. >> you're going to drown it. >> no, it needs water. it needs to be moist. >> test it with your finger, if it's totally dry -- tell me if i'm saying this wrong -- if it's total drly dry, water it. if it's not, don't water did. you'll kill it. the queen went to visit her son in wales. i go to visit cody and nobody gives a rip. >> we learned now prince william decided he's not going to wear his wedding ring because apparently aristocratic men don't wear theirs. >> or they wear them on their pinky. >> i don't like that. >> i don't know how i feel about that. i don't think it takes a ring to keep you faithful to someone. obviously that doesn't work all
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the time. >> but it does show people that you're committed. >> i think people know he's getting married. i think most of the world is going to watch him get married, so it's not as if he's going to meet some girl in a bar and she's going to think he's single and available, you know. >> that is true. i think it's weird, because a lot of men don't wear wedding rings. they say they're married, but they don't feel comfortable with it or they work outside -- >> frank wore his wedding ring and on his right hand he wore his hall of fame ring. the wedding ring is dwarfed. the hall of fame thing is so heavy, he might as well not be wearing his wedding ring. >> lindsay lohan, i guess she fell down, okay, in front of a new york club. >> people assumed she might be drunk. >> we want to point out something.
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>> look at her shoes. they're like lady gaga shoes. they're ridiculous. >> when she fell, if you look in her hands, she's clutching her -- >> cigarette in her left hand. >> -- and her cell phone in her right. >> that's all a girl needs, hoda. >> my guess is she just fell on her shoes because she hung onto everything else. >> these shoes are really, truly outrageous. we're going to have bobby thomas on in a few minutes, and she's the chicest, hippest person in the world, and i think she's going to say they are far out. >> we decided to bust in on the matt lauer section this morning. >> we saw he was having a wine segment, so we thought, why not? >> rose, love it, just add a little pinon noio, and i have a bella, which is a red wine.
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you guys, you didn't hear me. they're lower in alcohol. you're not going to like them. >> come back here. >> we did come back. >> come on in. come, come, come, the more the merrier. >> nice to see you. >> so what else is new? >> matt was traveling in england yesterday and then flew all night and he's back here this morning, and he didn't mind us -- he was sweet. god love our matt. >> if you were home on sunday, i'd like something for you to watch. i have a "dateline" which is a really fabulous look at this case. it was a couple who fell out of love. >> she was italian, right? >> right, there was a child involved. the woman at some point takes the baby and goes to italy, and the husband cannot find this
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child. these are home videos of him and his son, michael. he goes to find his son, and the court declares the mom unfit, but for some reason they won't give the dad the child. they put the child in an orphanage in italy. so now they tried to put him in a neutral place so he could get to know his son again. this has been going on for years. >> for how long? >> he was taken when he was five, so it's probably three or four years. he's still trying to get his son back, so it's a fabulous look at the crazy court system, kind of a father's love, and just frustration. it's a good one, though, and it will be on sunday. >> think if it was silvio berlusconi. have you guys been following him? >> yes, we have. >> since it's friday, we're going to try something brand new today. this is danny, one of the lead
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musicians on the whole east coast. who code named you fantastic danny? >> i did, because i am fantastic. thanks so much for having me. >> we don't book the show. we're happy you're here. >> show us what you got. you got a minute. >> okay, so -- no, i'm just kidding. i do live bar mitzvahs, and who doesn't love bubbles. this is something you can do on april fools'. blow some bubbles out. i'm a little nervous. okay, so you're amazed by the bubbles, and you catch one, and, you know, that's pretty much the idea. but it's something anyone can do. go to any major magic store and it drops out. >> that's fantastic, danny.
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>> how many bar mitzvahs did you do last year? >> i work 250 days a year. if i had a glass of wine, maybe i won be so nervous. you pour four glasses of water. oops. sorry. the whole idea of this one is that it's levitating. >> i can see the stream. it's like spiderman, you can see the whole cord hanging the guy. come on. >> i put the magic in magician, so if you guys, if anybody -- normally people have a lot of change, you go to the bank to change in a dollar, but if you're a magician, you just use the magic book. so i'm going to sprinkle this stuff -- there's $4 in quarters, am i wrong?
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>> we can trust you. >> i'm going to spring he will $4 in quarters in a magic book, right? when i spread it upside down, it's going to drop into four dollar bills. ready? you have to say the magic word. >> fantastic danny! do it. >> on three. one, two, three. >> fantastic danny. >> dollar bills. >> is this a joke? >> damn these april fools' jokes. >> danny, you're hilarious. >> you have a real future. >> you really do. you're cutting into bobby thomas' time. she's get upset. >> what do you have in your little birdcage? >> this is not a birdcage, it's a money cage. sorry. >> we're sort of onto it now. you're a fake magician. we get it now.
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>> memorialize these two cards maybe -- >> happy april fools' day. >> what are you guys doing here? >> we knew you had something to do with it. >> danny, we love you. >> did he get you at all? >> in the beginning i was going, maybe he is nervous. happy april fools' day. >> i have no idea how to follow that. we want color. we are so desperate for spring, we really feel like spring, so i wanted to share some makeup tips because it's all about color. i know this looks scary, but blue eye shadow is back. >> you're wearing blue. it looks beautiful on you. >> go for a wet/dry eye shadow like elf or maybelline.
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different scenarios. they're all looking for love, and we're going to make sure they find it. you are gorgeous and sweet, and you just have a wonderful aura about you. >> oh, thank you. >> and that's the wonderful news. the bad news is i'm not getting it from here. you've got mediocre advertising for a great product. let's go piece by piece. i love your picture and it has a very warm quality about it. your self-summary. i am just taking a look around. if you were meeting a guy and a guy read that, would he be turned off by that? >> no, i don't think so. >> do you like to laugh? >> all the time. >> instead of, i am just taking a look around, my self-summary is, i like to love, be loved and laugh. i'm really good at -- i think i'm a decent singer. let's rephrase that. i love to sing and i'm amazing at it. >> okay. >> you have to believe. what -- are you sexy?
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>> yes. >> in this setting, that's the first thing guys are going to look for. a lot of action, once again, indoor setting, you're going shopping, best place to meet people. >> okay. >> in a grocery store, don't be afraid to approach a guy. we like it. there's no down side. and even if it doesn't work, you're no worse off than if you hadn't. you have to kind of really be intereste interested, start the dialogue. >> hi, i'm althoutalia. do i know you from somewhere? >> what's your name? >> dillon. >> i'm talia. did you grow up around here?
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>> if a woman comes up and talks to you, do you like that? is it a good thing? >> you never feel a woman can be too aggressive? >> there is no reason for a woman not to do it. >> what did you think about that? >> i thought, wow, she's great for doing that in the middle of a grocery store. >> the science experiment works. we like when women come up to us. do it with a complement, do it with a "where do i know you from?" anything. and nothing better at night than a sports bar type of place. tons of guys. we're going to tell you how to go up to guys. >> i have my fishing pole. >> always wawomen mostly wait fo come to them. but guys love to be approached. guys can be shy, it's very flattering, there's no down side. and you do it with a simple hi. >> i'm from long island.
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>> what are you doing in town? i'm jen. may i join your little boys' corner over here? >> long day, i'm tired. hopefully love is in the air everywhere. the take-away is don't wait for love to come to you, guys like it when you come to us. >> bottom line su canis you can afraid of it. if you go up to a guy and it doesn't work, you're no worse off. >> but theky could be a jerk an hurt your feelings. >> my whole point is, why not? >> we have a sexual question. this is donnie's daughter. >> what's your question? >> bobbie, what advice would you give me? >> my advice to you is you can go on your first date when you're 30. that's really good advice, and maybe if you do well in school,
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at 29, okay? by the way, this one is not going to need any advice from anybody, and daddy is going to get very old with this one. >> make sure you have all your teeth. >> get a close-up on this. men, beware. you're a guy, you come near this once you become a teenager -- >> she is so cute. >> nice to see you. >> up next, sara talks to the crowd and takes a couple questions. we're on a mission on our plaza. you know what that means. makeover time in just a bit. [ female announcer ] in the past 10 years
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i'm so happy! me too, lil' dirt. [ female announcer ] cleans better than a broom or your money back. [ female announcer ] cleans better than a broom or your money back. we're back with 3-2-1 live with sara haynes. that means she's on the square with tons of questions. >> okay, sara, we're ready. >> we actually have no questions. i'm kidding. he's from north carolina and has an april fools' question. >> what is the best trick you played on anybody? >> what did you do last year? i vowed to get you back. >> you haven't done it. >> we have no idea. our memories are shot and we're sorry. >> it's okay. >> next. okay, i've got it, alia fr irk m chicago and she has a question
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about your friendship. >> besides hanging out on wednesdays and going to a broadway show, do you hang out any other times of the week? >> we have lunch sometimes, we have dinner if i go to the city. >> last wednesday we went to dinner and a show. we're together from 7:00 to 11:00 every day. >> but hoda has been in place in nantucket with me, she's been down in florida with me. you and your mom came out to my house for thanksgiving. >> we live with each other, pretty much. >> no, we have a good time. because we have such a good friendship, that's why it works on the air with us. is that it, is that it? >> we have plenty but we could keep you here all day. >> thanks, sara. april fools', everybody. >> still to come, it's time to clean out your closet and how can you do that without damaging your wardrobe? i don't know. good morning, .
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time is 10:26. the a's open their season at the coliseum today. the game against the seattle mariners starts after 7:00 this evening. many experts think that the a's have a decent chance to win the al west this year. oakland begins a three-game series with seattle. the final one is sunday. a's are going to donate some of the proceeds from ticket sales to the relief efforts in japan. $1 of every ticket sold will go to the red cross. sunday's game is 1:05. a's set up a new website where you can donate money to help in japan. >> giants will try to even their
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opening series with the dodgers tonight. they lost against l.a. last night. tim lipscombe going seven inning. pat buhrl did hit a home run. sharks made the playoffs. sharks dominated dallas last night at the tank, taking it 6-0. guaranteeing them a spot in the postseason. regular season ends next week. the playoffs start in less than two week >> right now we'll check your traffic and weather.
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good morning. though it doesn't feel like morning in some cities. 69 in sunnyvale 10:30 right now. 68 in novato. 66 in san francisco. this is where we are headed later on today. we'll see more cloud cover throughout this afternoon. we won't be able to reach the 90 degree, towards 90 degree readings. we will get to low 80s. 83 in santa rosa. 80 in los gatos where you hit 88 yesterday. here is your extended outlook. weekend looks good. 62 saturday. few more clouds. sunday is your day for outdoor plans. see how we are doing on the roads. >> last check at livermore. all clear after the big slowdown. oakland, light volume of traffic passing the coliseum northbound. southbound with a traffic break or sweepers going on. no accidents. bay bridge has the backup starting to thin into the city.
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as you get into the city, there is a st. stupid's day parade in the financial district. it's an hour of april fools. >> there is really -- never mind. we're back on this dry-day friday with another plaza ambush ma makeovers. >> we have the stylists of the stars, louis licari, la la la la la. >> they hit the plaza this horng a -- morning and found what they were looking for. >> it's kind of an icky day.
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>> she is from boulder stump, wisconsin. she came to new york to celebrate her wedding anniversary and so she could fulfill her dream of an ambush makeover. >> i heard you whisper to your husband, i knew this sign would work. you put a lot of effort into this. why is this so important to you? >> because i feel older and look older than what i am, and i just need to freshen things up. >> and i know you said a very smart thing to me, that she's already beautiful, but -- >> she really, really wanted it. >> we love that. you're a very good husband. well, we are going to pamper you for three hours. are you ready to go? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> she is ready to go, and so is her husband. jeff has his blindfold on, so keep it on until i give you the green light. here is fran's before picture. fran, let's see the new you. >> wow! >> jeff, are you ready?
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you have to take off your blindfold. >> wow, fantastic! >> fran, spin around. >> oh, no way. no way. >> way! >> turn around, hold on. tell us about the hair. >> i just want you to notice how a hair color and makeup can change the shape of your face and emphasize those eyes. all of a sudden, she has these big, beautiful, bambi eyes. that's the color with the bangs and a little bit of eyeliner. >> so sophisticated. >> not only sophisticated, but sexy and young. >> you're sassy and hot. do you like? >> i do. >> the dress is sexy, too. >> look at the body that was hiding under those baggy clothes. great dress with just a little sparkly earrings from kohl's.
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>> happy anniversary. go join your husband. >> if you kids want to get a room -- she's 59 from queens, new york. she spends her day taking care of her grandchildren, leaving no time for herself, so she was excited when we ambushed her. let's hear about it. >> well, i know you're raising two of your grandchildren by yourself, and you have no time to do anything. tell me about that. >> that is correct. my mornings are getting up, taking them to school, waiting for them to come back, doing homework. it's all day. it's them. i enjoy it, but it's -- my whole time is dedicated to them. >> well, we are going to take good care of you. we're going to take care of those roots. are you ready to be the hottest grandma in the country? >> oh, yes. yes. >> she is here with her two good friends, giovanni and jeanette. let's take one last look at her
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before, and let's bring her out now. >> hey, woman! right there, sweetie. okay, ladies, are you ready to take off -- what are they called? >> blindfolds. >> yeah. thank you. >> oh, my god. >> you look amazing. >> do you want to take a look? >> can i put my glasses on? >> you're like me, stella. >> you look beautiful. you have a face like jennifer lopez. >> you're going to get discounts at every store you go to. the hair looks great, though. >> she's a classically beautiful woman. instead of doing it wash and wear, today you had jennifer to give you a great hairstyle, and i softened her hair color, and the makeup, and of course i
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think the biggest thing is the haircut which made her chic, sophisticated ask stind still sd vital. grandma? no way. >> no more grandma. how about that outfit? >> no, grandma's in jeans. she didn't have a great pair of jeans, and this is a great rain jacket which we traded in her other rain jacket that you can wear indoor or outdoor and belt it. just basics to have in your wardrobe. >> let's bring them over. these are our lucky ladies. >> [ mike ] my name is mike and i quit smoking. i knew for years before i quit that i needed to quit and i went online to find a way. ♪ what really excited me about chantix -- it's a non-nicotine pill. i didn't want nicotine to give up nicotine.
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i liked the monkey. >> why do i have to wear this to my party? >> the party planner is cool. >> i'm a dentist. i'm freaking out. i can't do a party planner's job. >> it always starts small. and then i start getting new ideas. clowns, jugglers, aerial acts. it only takes this much more room. i have to decorate this whole
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thing. >> it only takes this much time, and it gets bigger and bigger. >> i'm spoiled rotten. >> that's for sure. >> if you're a mom, you know scenes like that from tlc's outrageous kid parties. all too familiar, parents pulling out all the stops when it comes to throwing their kid's birthday party. >> you don't have to spend years of tuition to make a special, memorable birthday party. the editing director of parenting magazine has some ideas on a budget. >> you don't have to drive yourself crazy, which is key. winter wonderland is a great idea for a party. you can do invitations by painting some popsicle sticks. make them look like snowflakes. they're inexpensive and put the details of the invite in the middle and you're ready to go.
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>> what age is this for? >> it depends. we kind of play with the winter wonderland theme being for a one-year-old, but a one-year-old is not going to make these cute little things. >> you can use them for a decoration. >> you tie them with a rubber band and make a little knot at the top. you can add felt for the beak and buttons for the nose. a great idea people can take with them. >> let's move on. >> for little boys who love robots and rockets, we have a robots and rockets theme party. you can make invitations by using recycled bottles. make a label and slap the invite details there and use craft foam to make a little cone and rocket wings for the back. >> how would give these out? >> you would hand them to
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classmates and family. you can mail them if you like. you can fill them with candy and make them extra fun. this is a great project at the party. you can divide the kids into teams. these are all things you have at home. this is the cap of a detergent bottle. these are tea lights and buttons, this is a secure stick with just a little styrofoam ball. so it becomes a fun thing. and the cake has all the candy known to man, which kids love. they can pick as much as they want. >> look at this. >> we think this would be great for a queen having her first overnight slum ber party. you can take a little eye patch from the drugstore, sometimes airlines give them out for free. cut out felt in the shape of an owl face and pretty much put the
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details of the party there. you can buy two pillow cases for $5 at walmart, fabric pens and they get to decorate their pillows and take them home. >> how do you make this cake? >> these are easier than you think. these are two cakes built in styroper dishware. >> how do you do the feathers? >> there is a mold you can take from on line. it's a stencil set. sdplz n >> now the little princess. >> this is actually a rock star party. the invitations are vip backstage passes. you can get the lanyard at any office supply store and send them out. this makes a great favor. it's filled with pop rocks and temporary tattoos tied with s e
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jamie, special projects designer, is here to show us how. >> hi, jamie. >> we like how you broke this down. >> tell us what's wrong here. >> number one, major mistake, overcrowding. not only when you cram your clothing in there are your clothes beginning to wrinkle, but you actually shorten the life span of your clothing. because when you put back your clothes, it still has that body oil and perspiration on it, and that's going to contribute to mold, mildew, insects, you name it. so you want to make sure you're airing out your clothes, leaving some space between hangers. >> you usually store what's out of season, probably, right? >> absolutely. but one thing you don't want to do when you store them is put them in airtight plastic. it traps humidity inside the plastic. again, mold and mold do you. same thing with these bags.
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don't use these plastic bags. >> i get my dry cleaning back like this, and i put it in my closet, and then when i need it, i peel the plastic off. >> you're actually really damaging your clothing, because these dry cleaner bags are trapping in the dry cleaning chemicals and they can discolor and yellow your clothes. >> that explains it. >> immediately take it out. get rid of those wire hangers while you're at it, too. >> and your shoes, hoda, just thrown down there like that. >> doesn't yours look just like that? >> i have too much stuff. no matter how many times i clean it and give stuff away, it's still too much. >> let's start with the hangers, because i think that's the most important thing, having the right hanger. >> i love flocked hangers because they're thin, so they save space in your closet. they're about a third thinner than a traditional wooden hanger. >> and it's the natural form of
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the body as well, so it doesn't give you shoulder pads. >> the awful puckers that plastic and wire hangers cause. the thicker ones are great for suits and for dresses. where you really have that shoulder line, you want to keep the shoulder shape in place, and you can also use the bottom bar. you can hang things on them. you can hang the pants for a suit. >> you also hang pants and skirts with those on the end. >> yeah, because often if you do it this way, you're going to get a crease. >> when you hang your pants from the cuff, gravity actually takes care of the wrinkleproofing for you. the weight acts as an anchor and it pulls it taut for you. >> your sweaters, you just fold them up there? there's nothing to talk about with those? >> no, just air them out and
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make sure that moisture is going to be taken care of. and with your skirts, we love to use trouser hangers with these instead of the skirt clips. these are felt lined, so you're never going to get those indentations. >> thanks, jamie. we'll be back with more, but first, this is "today" on nbc. believe it? and they call me fragile. now we're together. how cool is that? don't answer that. sorry nerves. i come from a jumbo family.
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