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voted the world's best medium cheddar cheese. good morning. arnold's secret. new details on the child arnold schwarzenegger fathered with a member of his household staff. how old is he? did he ever visit the schwarzenegger home? and what maria and her children are saying now about the scandalle? suicide watch. assaulting a hotel maid in ually isolation as his alleged victim appears before a grand jury. her attorney speaks out this morning. and rocke ry rollout. newt gingrich has upset conservatives, refused to talk about owing tiffany's as much as
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half a million dollars and then this -- why a protester showered the former house speaker with glitter today, wednesday, may the former house speaker with glitter today, wednesday, may 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> in for matt i'm ann curry. we'll talk about the arnold schwarzenegger story as he talks about the fallout of fathering a child. he may face an investigation as well. >> some want to know if he used state money to pay for the woman. the boy could be as old as 14 meaning the mother may have been pregnant at the same time maria shriver was pregnant with their youngest son. the latest ahead. >> also this morning, a warning
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to users of craigslist. a college freshman in california went there to buy a computer. when he met the sellers they allegedly robbed him and eventually shot and killed him. this morning the victim's family is speaking out for the first time about what happened. >> on a lighter note we'll have more of the special series anchors abroad where we make guest appearances on some of the world's hottest shows. today, your turn. >> it's crazy. the show is called bingo bango. it's in denmark and is popular. 25% of the country watch it every week. you can see me falling in that. i have two words -- high rise -- which i was not wearing. it's not a tease. >> sounds like a tease. we begin with new details on the arnold schwarzenegger scandal. miguel almaguer is in los angeles with the latest for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. today some lawmakers are calling for an official investigation into the governor, this as we
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learn new information about his child and how maria shriver's family is reacting to the news. >> arnold, any comments? >> reporter: former governor arnold schwarzenegger leaving his santa monica office, ignoring reporter questions after his bombshell admission that he fathered a child with the woman who worked in the home he once shared with wife maria shriver. the new york times reports the boy may be as old as 14, which wouldle mean his mother was pregnant about the same time as shriver. the couple's youngest son christopher is 13. tuesday night, shriver made an appearance with oprah, tapinging a farewell tribute for winfrey's final shows. others in oprah's circle offered advice. >> i hope that they clam up about this, they resolve it internally, respect their family unit and respect their kids.
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>> reporter: earlier in the day tuesday, shriver released this statement. this is a painful and heartbreaking time. as a mother, my concern is for the children. i ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and i try to rebuild our lives and heal. shriver and schwarzenegger have four children, 17-year-old patrick tweeted, "some days you feel like -- some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart." 21-year-old katherine said, this is definitely not easy, but i appreciate your love and support as i begin to heal and move forward in life. i will always love my children. >> in a situation you would expect them to side with mom. mom has been a good mother while the father has been cheating on the family. >> reporter: in 2003, shriver
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stood by her husband, defending him from accusations of groping when he ran for governor. of course, that was before schwarzenegger's shocking admission that he fathered a child with the woman who continued to work in their home for more than a decade. shriver may not have known about his secret life, but some democrats are now calling for an investigation. >> i would like to know if there were any costs to the people of california or if any campaign funds might have been used to perpetuate the cover-up that's gone on lo these many years. >> reporter: politically insiders say schwarzenegger is finished, but commercially experts say he could be still a huge success. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: if arnold wants to make another terminator movie, people will be interested. that will be a hot ticket. >> reporter: meantime, shriver won't comment any further on the scandal. one family's private pain playing out on a very public stage. according to reports, the
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20-year employee retired in january and while it's been said she never lived in the home, it is believed that her child had a somewhat usual presence there. we should point out, meredith, that when shriver and oprah were together yesterday it appeared the two joked about telling the truth. that got a large applause from the crowd. meredith? >> miguel almaguer, thank you very much. it's 7:06. here's ann. >> thank you. there are new details this morning about the sex assault case against one of the world's most influential bankers and what his life is like behind bars. jeff rossen has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement sources tell nbc news dominique strauss-kahn is on suicide watch and this morning we are also learning about the hotel maid. she said she had no idea who he was, a powerful banker and major french politician until after
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the attack. in a small cell, dominique strauss-kahn has gone from a power suit to a jump suit. he eats in isolation. on suicide watch his only companions are the guards. >> he's living all by himself. a very, very lonely existence. >> reporter: strauss-kahn was staying inside this luxury manhattan hotel. the maid said she was told to clean suite 2806 that was unoccupied. when she walked in there he was, a man she said she didn't recognize. strauss-kahn, naked, coming out of the shower. according to the criminal complaint he sexually assaulted her twice. the attack included oral sexual conduct by forcible compulsion. the maid is now in hiding and
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she hired a lawyer. >> she has been caught up in a whirlwind in which she was not only the victim of a crime but now has been isolated from the world as she knew it. >> reporter: as police test for a dna match between the scene and strauss-kahn himself, his lawyer hinted at a possible defense. >> the forensic evidence, we believe, will not be consistent with a forcible encounter. >> reporter: as in consensual. legal experts say prosecutors need more than dna to prove otherwise. >> even if law enforcement matches dna from the victim to the accused it doesn't mean attempted forcible rape. it could mean consent. >> reporter: then there is his past. in 2008 he admitted to an affair with a co-worker, but it is the accusations of this woman that, if true, suggest strauss-kahn may have a history of sexual violence. this french writer claims in 2002, he tried to rape her. she didn't file charges then,
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but her lawyer said she plans to now. but that may not matter here in a new york courtroom. >> i don't think his past is necessarily going to come in, unless he testifies about his good character. then he opens the door to bad acts. >> reporter: strauss-kahn is being held without bail. he'll plead not guilty to the charges. sources say the maid will testify later this morning in front of the grand jury. ann? >> jeff, meantime, u.s. treasury secretary timothy geithner is quoted as saying the man is no longer in a position to run the imf. is there a big amount of pressure to push him aside? >> reporter: these were the first and very important comments by tim geithner. he says he is in no position to run the international monetary fund, an organization that controls a trillion dollars, sends money to countries in crisis. how can he run it from jail? no indication he'll resign.
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according to published reports the board of the imf is trying to reach out to figure out what his plans are. since he denies the charges, no question. this is sensitive. now the imf is named the number two in charge as the interim director. no word if or when strauss-kahn could step down. >> it's now 7:10. here's meredith. >> thank you very much. jeffrey shapiro is the lawyer for the alleged victim and he's with us. >> good morning. >> your client is expected to testify this morning. can you confirm that? >> i believe it will take place today, yes. >> what's her mindset headed into that? >> she's been in a whirlwind since this has taken place. this is a woman who is a rape victim, the victim of physical assault who since this has taken place and she reported it to security at the hotel has not
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had a moment of peace. she's not been able to return home, seek help. >> where is she now? >> being held in a safe place. fortunately now with her daughter. we have reunited her with her daughter as of two nights ago. >> from what i understand, reports of your client, her daughter is 15 years old. >> that's correct. >> she's 42? >> 32. >> i'm sorry. originally from guinea. >> yes. >> what else can you tell us about her? >> she came here under difficult circumstances. essentially seeking asylum in the united states with limited opportunity for education or experience in guinea. came here to make a better life for herself and her daughter. she's a single mother. she came here, learned to become a chamber maid. she was delighted to have the job. worked in the hotel for approximately three years before this incident took place. >> in the new york post today it said she's livinging in housin
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set aside for people who have aids or are hiv positive. can you confirm that? >> absolutely not. outrageous. >> you said she's afraid that someone may try to hurt her. can you be more specific? there have been threats against her life? >> what the world has to understand is she came from a part of the world where laws were few and far between. justice wasn't readily available, at least to people without means. that's why she's grateful to be in the united states. nonetheless when she found out this encounter was with a man of great power and wealth she fears for herself and for her daughter. >> on monday the lawyers for dominique said they were going to prove this was not a forcible encounter, that we believe the evidence will show this is not consistent with a forcible encounter meaning the sex was
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consensu consensual. what's your reaction? >> i think when a jury hears her testimony and sees her in person and she can be public and tell her story their claims of consensual sex or encounters are not true. there is nothinging consensual about what took place in that hotel room. >> when was she aware who this was? she didn't know at the time. >> the day after. >> how did she find out. >> a friend called to say, do you have any idea who this man is that did this to you? >> what was her reaction when she found out? >> scared, incredulous, not knowing what to do. at that point, she already realized she could not go home. when she attempted to go back to her apartment, it was -- there were 30 media people outside. she was scared for herself. had to be taken away. she lived in hotel rooms day after day. she feels she can't go home. she feels she's been excised
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from her life. doesn't know what her future will bring. and doesn't know how she can ever resume a life, much less how to deal with having been assaulted and raped. >> with all of that she's prepared to testify? >> she is prepared to do whatever she is asked to do which she has been cooperative with the new york city police department, the district attorney's office and hours and hours of involvement. she doesn't have an agenda. she's toing it because she believes it is her responsibility to do so and she will do it. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> 7:14. here's ann. >> now to the presidential race in 2012. the candidacy of former house speaker newt gingrich. he declared a week ago and it's already a tough road for the georgia republican. andrea mitchell joins us with the latest. >> good morning, ann. newt gingrich's presidential campaign is only a week old but he's already battling fellow
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kentuckys and refusinging to explain credit card charges that could fight his current image. it's the iconic little blue box, the signature of luxury, tiffany's. holly golightly made it a cultural icon in capote's classic. hardly what gingrich expected to be asked about when he announced his candidacy. >> i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> reporter: there are hundreds of thousands of dollars of unpaid debt during 2005 and 2006 listed as her spouse's to tiffany. on fox he called it trivial >> i'm not commenting on stuff like that. i am perfectly happy to talk about what we need to do for america and what we need to do to help americans. i don't want to play the gotcha games. >> this comes after a rocky
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rollout with former aim lie, conservatives. in meet the press, he slammed former republican paul ryan's plan to slash medicare. >> i don't think right wing social engineering is any more desirable than left wing social engineering. i don't think imposing change from the radical right or left is a good place for the free society to operate. >> ryan was not amused. >> with friends like that, who needs enemies? >> cuts paul ryan off at the knees, supports the obama administration. >> headlining and editorial, gingrich to house gop, drop ded. the "wall street journal" wrote mr. gingrich chose to throw his former allies in the gop house not so much off the bus as under the grand canyon rim. he was confronted by one critic in iowa. to paul ryan -- >> i didn't >> what you did to paul ryan was unbelievable. why don't you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself?
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>> at the risk of losing his own base, gingrich went on fox, his former employer, late tuesday night to take it back. >> i made a mistake and i called paul ryan today who is a very close personal friend and i said that that. >> topping off a bad ok signings briefly interrupted by a glitter attack. activists say it was a gay protest. >> stop the hate! stop anti-gay politics! >> this is a case where a candidacy is almost imploding before the candidate leaves the starting gate. >> reporter: whether gingrich's latest comments satisfy critics remains to be seen. a spokesman says chairman ryan accepted gingrich's apology. >> tough week for newt gingrich. thank you, andrea. >> now a check of the top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. missing al jazeera
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journalist dorothy parvaz is now free. she was deported to iran where officials released her today. the iranian-born woman has american and canadian citizenship. she's now at al jazeera headquarters and has been in contact with her family. there may be a new interim al qaeda leader today. according to a former militant and al qaeda expert. saif al adel is acting as al qaeda's leader in the wake of osama bin ladens's death. he's a former special forces officer from egypt. with her husband high above earth at the international space station, gabrielle giffords undergoes surgery to replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant. once healed she will no longer have to wear a protective helmet she's needed since she was shot in the head in january. traffic is moving slowly on the busiest waterway in the country as the coast guard re-opened part of the mississippi river to cargo vessels.
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the ships must move one at a time at the slowest possible speed, shutting the 15-mile passage together would have cost hundreds of millions a day to the nation. the five biggest oil companies will not lose their tax breaks worth about $2 billion a year. on tuesday the senate blocked a bill to raise taxes on big oil. republicans and some democrats opted to keep the tax cut, saying they are not the cause of rising gas prices. now for a check of how oil prices are reacting and the rest of the day's business. cnbc's melissa francis has the latest from the stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning. oil is higher overnight, but prices at the pump are lower. according to aaa they fell another two cents overnight, that's four in the last week. dell out with better than expected earnings. they are optimistic about the future saying it thinks back to school season will be strong for them. timothy geithner warning that reforming the tax code
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takes a back seat to raising the debt ceiling. the bond market listening to that. back to you. >> thank you. sometimes it's not easy to put one foot in front of the y. sometimes it's not easy to put one foot in front of the other, especially on the catwalk at cannes. model after model couldn't stay up on their feet. nothing could keep 17-year-old lindsay wixen down. after the first tumble she was a good sport. after the second, third and, oh, everybody is saying, even the fourth fall, she started to look like a real fashion victim. but the crowd stayed on her side, cheering her on to the bitter end. she made it. >> she went down only four times. >> you try that catwalk in those heels and that gown. >> something wrong with the catwalk. >> they are hemmed too long,
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too. look how long the dress is. slave to fashion. >> she should have stayed down. for the mandatory 10 count. >> the man walks by, doesn't go to help her. you're on your own, sister. >> i don't know. >> cats have nine lives, so whatever. all right. mr. -- roker. >> always on his feet. >> mr. -- la already you're forgetting me. man. >> she can call you al or -- list of names. >> you can call me al. >> teddy bear. she wasn't sure. >> let's check your weather. >> i'm sure now. >> we're looking at wet weather in the northeast, also rain through the plains and the rockies. sunshine in the pacific northwest. sunny skies on the gulf coast with a slight risk of strong storms in the mid plains today and the rain will continue in the northeast. we'll take a look at that in
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good morning to you. i've got great news. we are going to see the sunshine for the second half of your day an we're already seeing a drier pattern really start to shape up across the bay. just a few light cells pushing over the peninsula. by 9:00 a.m., your futurecast shows you mostly dry. maybe a little more rain about 4:00 p.m. in the north bay after that the dry, warm trend sets up and really kicks into high gear. 64 today in fremont, 68 in san jose. we're in the mid-70s by tomorrow. 70s hold strong for the weekend. that's your latest weather. meredith. >> al, thank you. coming up, sex, lies and politics. why do powerful men cheat on their wooives? the list that
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coming up, a warning about craigslist. a college student who was trying to buy a computer murdered in cold blood. we'll hear from his family. >> and a mother and daughter told they were tflaty.o
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good morning. it's 7:26, i'm marla tellez. well, oakland's controversial gang injunctions will continue. councilmembers narrowly voted in favor of keeping them. it bans 15 members and 40 from the fruitvale neighborhood from associating with each other during the day. there are two controversies, first how much it costs to enforce both in money and community good will and then there's the legal question, are the bans even constitutional? the city council addressed the first question and decided the injunctions are worth the cost.
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a judge is still deciding the legalities. there have been 36 homicides in oakland this year. half of said to be gang related. now we check your rainy forecast. though the shot behind me of alcatraz looks gorgeous there. >> yeah, like i've been saying all morning long, we've got that improvement, it's taking shape right now. just a few cells right now coming down along the bay bridge. overall we're looking good for the rest of the day. if you're headed to san francisco for work, by noon 60 degrees. but by 4:00 p.m., 65 degrees, breezy conditions, the sun is out and it stays out for the next five days at least. 66 in oakland, 64 in fremont today and 68 in san jose. take a look at your seven-day outlook. no more rain on your forecast. in fact we put the 70s back on the map. 70 for saturday, 68 by sunday. a little cooldown. a few more clouds come into play but still nice and dry up to the 70s for the start of next week. let's check your drive with mike. >> you showed earlier rain down
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in the south bay and i showed early slowing but things have calmed down in both areas, traffic and weather. 101 and 87 both a little slow around the san jose international airport. we do show a nice drive along the peninsula and no major problems through san mateo. southbound highway 1, that's the direction that chp has updade at devil's slide has the southbound lane closed because of an accident and tow truck on scene. here the bay bridge is showing a little lighter volume at the toll plaza. a little slow through san pablo but no major issues coming across the water. the "today" show returns in less than two minutes. we'll be back with our next update at 7:56. we'll see you then.
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7:30 on this wednesday morning, may 18, 2011. surprise, surprise. another foggy morning on the plaza. we are starting to sound like a broken record here. i'm meredith vieira alongside ann curry while matt is on assignment. just ahead the disturbing crime tied with craigslist. people use it to pick up needed items at a good price and californian police say a search for bargains cost a college student his life. >> coming up, a mother and daughter outraged over the way they were treated by an airline
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agent saying they were humiliated in front of other passengers when they were told they were too fat to fly unless they bought extra tickets. one of the women is here to share her story. >> just how far will this one go for a story? she's already been to the south pole and mount kilimanjaro. have you ever seen ann curry like this? we'll explain what she was up to. >> could have been worse. much worse. we'll get to it later. first, this half hour we begin with more fallout from arnold schwarzenegger's admitted affair. why do so many powerful men cheat? kevin tibbles is in chicago with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann. well, arnold schwarzenegger certainly isn't the first politician to publically admit to having an affair. chances are he won't be the last. they were the picture of happiness -- or so it seemed. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: he, the a-list movie star turned governor.
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>> i arnold schwarzenegger. >> reporter: she, the kennedy. >> this for new york. >> reporter: famous tv journalist. arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver, married 25 years with four children. but arnold had a secret, a love child kept hidden for more than a decade. now maria and arnold have separated. is cheating unusual for a top politician? hardly. ♪ your cheating heart >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> indeed i did have a relationship with ms. lewinsky that was not appropriate. in fact, it was wrong. >> reporter: president clinton eventually admitted to his affair and his wife stood by him. ♪ stand by your man >> reporter: same for then governor eliot spitzer. his wife stood by his side. >> i have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard i expected of myself. >> reporter: and there's more. >> let me apologize.
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>> reporter: mark sanford was supposedly hiking the appalachian trail. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: sanford's wife left him. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: john ensign resigned after his affair. >> i had an affair, violated the vows of my marriage. >> reporter: and ex-senator john edwards who fessed up -- eventually. >> i made a very serious mistake, a mistake that i am responsible for and no one else. >> reporter: his wife elizabeth, who died last year, originally stayed. she spoke with matt two years ago. >> i promised i'm with him for better or worse. this was worse than i ever expected. >> reporter: elizabeth edwards left her husband after he eventually admitted he had fathered a child with one of his employees, rielle hunter who worked on his presidential campai campaign. why do some politicians cheat? >> high profile people have affairs because they are risk takers, competitive and they like the thrill of the chase and the game.
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♪ your cheating heart >> reporter: the list goes on. henry hyde, gary condit, rudy giuliani, newt gingrich and across the pond. silvio berlusconi in italy. here's what former michigan governor jennifer granholm said tuesday on twitter. another guy gov admits 2 cheating on his wife. guys, keep your pants zipped, for pete's sake. now it appears governor terminator has managed to terminate his marriage. maria shriver is asking for privacy for the sake of herself and her children. i guess one time arnold won't be back. back to you, ann curry. >> on that note, thanks kevin tibbles. let's make a turn for a check of the weather with al. >> ann, thanks so much. we have some california girls saying good morning. where are you from? >> california. >> where? >> northern. >> we live on a island in the middle of california.
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>> very cool. nice. thanks for coming down. let's check your weather. it is wet in the northeast. double barrel upper level low working its way to the east and north bringing a lot of rain. we have flood watches stretching from west virginia up into parts of connecticut. it is going to be wet today, anywhere from one to three inches of rain. out west, they're not getting away with anything either. storm system, triple barrel low coming in bringing rain and mountain snows from a half inch to an inch of rain along the coast. in the rockies, the sierra, anywhere from half a foot to a foot of snow. we are going to get a break from the overcast conditions, from the rainy conditions as we head through the second half of today. take a live look at sunol. you can see no improvement just yet and we still have showers on the radar this morning as well but they are winding town
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substantial substantially. we are expecting clearing by 11:00 a.m. over the entire bay area. 64 in fremont, 68 in san jose, seven-day outlook shows you we take the rain out of the forecast after today and we're up to the mid-70s tomorrow. nel on cable or online. meredith? >> al, thank you very much. there is grief and disbelief in southern california this morning over the tragic death of a college freshman shot and killed when a craigslist deal turned into a deadly robbery. kristen welker has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. family members say garrett berke often went to craigslist looking for a good deal. >> i lost a part of me. i have a hole in my heart. >> reporter: garrett's family may never feel whole again. police say last week the 18-year-old was shot and killed by a trio of teenagers, just 17 years old themselves.
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>> there is nothing to say. it's just so devastatinging. i don't think we have really come to terms with it yet. >> reporter: it all started when the college freshman logged onto craigslist, looking for a new computer. >> he bought most of his stuff online. he was always online looking for the cheapest way to get things. >> reporter: ali, garrett's girlfriend, said last wednesday she drove with him to a san diego neighborhood to meet the so-called sellers. they turned out to be three teenagers who police say robbed ali and garrett, taking their cash and cell phones. >> he felt really bad that he had put us both in a situation like that. >> reporter: ali said she and garrett chased the thieves in their car and that's when the teens opened fire, killing garrett. >> i was trying to get the license plate number. it happened incredibly fast. looking back on it now, you know, just the littlest things
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changed it would hav made a big difference. >> reporter: it's not the first time a craigslist transaction has ended in murder. last year a man was shot to death as home invaders posing as buyers after he advertised a diamond ring on the site. in 2007 a 24-year-old woman was killed in minnesota after offering nanny services on craigslist. in this latest case, the suspects were charged as adults with murder and have pled not guilty. garrett's family says they don't blame craigslist, but they want other people to be aware of the danger of meeting with someone you only know online. >> kids don't understand. they all think everybody is just like them. not everybody is that good. >> i don't want someone else to lose their child. >> reporter: as the family copes with their loss, they are comforted by the community and memories of their son. >> love you, garrett!
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>> love you. >> you're the man, garrett. >> he was always smiling, always laughing. >> reporter: now they will have to live without that smile and without the young man who had his entire life ahead of him. the suspects are each being held on $5 million bail. there will be services later on today. craigslist never returned our requests for comment. meredith? >> thank you very much. up next, plane humiliation. the woman who said an airline ticket agent told her she was too fat to fly in one seat. she'll share her story right after this. [ male announcer ] look outside. it's grow time.
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often buy two airline seats when she flew. >> i fly pretty regularly. at this point i do fit into the 17 inches between the armrests. >> reporter: but she said a ticket agent at southwest airlines saw things differently when she and her mother tried to board a return flight home on easter sunday. >> they wanted to know how much i weighed. i asked what the weight limit was. one gentleman said he wasn't aware of it, but we were too fat to fly without an additional ticket. >> reporter: according to the customer of size policy if a passenger requiring two seats has purchased onlile one ticket he or she will be discreetly taken aside where southwest personnel will deal with the situation in private. she said it didn't happen. >> my mother was upset and said, why aren't we doing this down the hall as opposed to right in front of a gate full of people? >> it was the worst time i have
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ever had in my life. i was embarrassed, humiliated. >> reporter: southwest offered to let them board without buying extra tickets if they agreed to sit in the same row with another large woman. >> at that point i took out my cell phone told them, i'm going to record you and put you on my blog. so you may want to go about this differently. the tone changed and they became a little bit apologetic. >> i'm very sorry. >> for what? >> i'm very sorry for the manner in which i traced it. >> reporter: southwest issued a statement apologizing in part for not applying the policy consistently on all legs of the trip. in the end she even got a free flight coupon for another trip. >> i used my voucher to fly to l.a. to work out with richard simmons. turned something horrible into something good. >> she said it wasn't just the
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way she was talked to but the fact that 100 people at the gate could hear the entire conversation. ann? >> natalie, thank you so much. kenly joins us now exclusively. good morning. >> good morning. >> did the southwest airlines person say the words "too fat to fly"? >> yes. >> and your mother, her reaction, as you were watching the tape you got emotional. >> yeah. she was very upset. it's not okay to humiliate people in front of a gate full of passengers. they should have used discretion. >> the airline's policy said if a passenger requires two seats he or she will be discreetly taken aside. we have a sense of what happened from natalie. how indiscreet was it in your view? what caused your mom to feel so terrible? >> we walked up. there was already an argument with another passenger in progress and that was happening in front of everyone. she called us in and at that
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point we were just drug into a situation already in progress. it was in front of the gate full of people which was almost entirely booked. i mean, the flight was leaving in five minutes. we turned out to be delayed. >> was it loud? could everyone hear around you? >> there were people snickering. there were people who were desperately trying not to make eye contact with me, i think hoping they wouldn't get drug into the situation as well. >> southwest said we spent time at the airport and later on the phone explaining the reasons for the policy in place and offering our heartfelt apologies and monetary compensation for the inconsistent delivery. do you forgive southwest? >> the problem with the statement is they didn't know the policy at the time. >> the people at the counter? >> the people at the counter didn't know. i have to say quickly that i'm not sitting here asserting that i have the right to encroach on
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someone else's space. but i do expect to be treated with the same level of respect as every other passenger. there was a hallway. there were many other opportunities to do this differently. >> meantime, you say a lot of people who are overweight do not fly because they don't want to face this kind of circumstance. some people -- i can hear the airlines arguing, look, space matters. we made the seats small because we want to make money on the seats. if you're going to be too big for the seat we'll make you buy two. this is a consistent policy. do you have a problem with the policile? . >> i do. as a free market capitalist, i understand the need, the desire to make money. but what happens is there has to be equal rights to equal access. if these airlines -- if they will change out a few rows of seats, everyone will be happier. people of average size won't be worried that someone is
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encroaching on their seat. and they will make more money. i have gotten hundreds of e-mails from people who are driving 20-plus hours or staying home. if they are staying home or driving 20 hours with these fuel prices they can afford to fly. so the airlines are losing sales. over 30% of the nation is obese. it's time to face the fact that, we're changing. we have to adapt. >> this is an economic argument as well. >> they could make a lot of money. and also treat people with respect at the same time. >> thank you so much for joining us. our best to your mom. >> thank you. >> i know everyone listening is sorry this was such a bad experience for you. >> thank you. >> just ahead, the long list of stars who came out to honor oprah at the taping of her farewell show. but first these messages. inste- with chili's new $6 lunch break combos. choose from a house salad or hot, tasty soup.
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good morning. it is 7:56 now. new misconduct accusations against san francisco police officers this morning. the city's public defender has released this video. he says it shows two officers st stealing items after a drug arrest. he says 64-year-old jesus jesse reyes was illegally searched during the february 25th incident and that officers stole a laptop and a camera. new police chief greg suhr is responding. he says, quote, all the officers in this case have been taken out of plainclothes. some have been reassigned to administrative duties while the investigation is being conducted. i want to emphasize that these officers have the same rights as any other citizen. they are assumed innocent until
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proven guilty. now we're going to turn to christina for a look at your forecast. good morning. >> good morning. yeah, it's getting better out there. in san jose we are starting to see a little sunshine come through, but we've still got a few spotty showers as well. san francisco, watch out for that. also a cell just to the north of hayward. it's all going to clear out by the second half of the day and we'll end up our temperatures under mostly sunny skies in the upper 60s and low 70s. 70 degrees today in conkoefcord in napa and 65 in san rafael. it gets better, wait until you see your seven-day. 75 tomorrow, abundant sunshine. tomorrow is the best day of the week. if you need that vitamin d your body can produce it with the sunlight tomorrow. i've been waiting for it. >> i've been waiting for that as well because i don't like supplements. a little slowing in the south bay but after the rain we had the rock and mud slide so highway 9 at 35 has a traffic control. northbound 17 and the redwood estates, an earlier accident involving three cars as moved to
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the shoulder. no major injuries but there is slowing in both directions here. moving up towards the peninsula, san mateo shows slowing here. big slowing south towards highway 92. typical spot, but this really hit hard the last half hour. a live look at the san mateo bridge. the wind hitting you on the hayward side is shaking the camera. as well as the dumbarton bridge. use caution heading over those bridges. the dumbarton bridbay bridge is any problems but some slowdown at 24 and the east shore freeway. >> it looks like the lanes are drying out as well. thank you, mike. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. we'll be back with our next update at 8:26.
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8:00 now on this wednesday morning, may 18, 2011. we may not have a lot of sun in rockefeller plaza, but we do have plenty of smiles here this morning. always nice to have such a great group stop by and say "hey." i'm meredith vieira along with ann curry and al roker. matt lauer is on assignment. >> the nerve. >> the nerve. we do miss him this morning. he'll be back tomorrow. just ahead, how can a marriage be saved after an affair? a lot of people are asking that question in the wake of arnold schwarzenegger's infidelity. coming up, what maria shriver's
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friends are saying about the scandal and how she's handling it. >> on a much lighter note, more of the special series anchors abroad. it's ann's turn -- i was going to say in the barrel. but it's more like in the bubble. that's right. she's playing trivial pursuit in denmark where she appeared in a wild game show watched by nearly 25% of the country. >> wow. >> that's right. she was attacked by the moops. >> get me out of here. >> i would have liked to, but there was a little bit of president obama and football players involved with this. >> that sounds like fun. first we'll head outside. natalie is inside with the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. the son arnold schwarzenegger admits to fathering outside of his marriage may be as old as 14. according to the new york times, friends say schwarzenegger's
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mistress was pregnant and working in his home while wife maria shriver was also pregnant with the couple's youngest son. sources say the head of the international monetary fund is under suicide watch at rikers island jail. meantime the hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn tried to rape her saturday is preparing to tell her story to a grand jury today. and now for how people are reacting in strauss-kahn's native france let's go to nbc's michelle kosinski from paris. good morning. >> hi, natalie. the initial angry shock overseeinging strauss-kahn in u.s. custody has evolved into a real look at his behavior over the past several years. you have a past accuser who didn't press charges but now might. a look at a one-night affair he had with a co-worker who described him as coerce if and having a problem. many tribe him as aggressively
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flirtatious. nothing criminal but it caused french society to look at itself asking do we allow or brush aside this kind of behavior too much when it could indicate a real problem. one newspaper said strauss-kahn's only problem was the way he treated women. natalie? >> michelle kosinski in paris for us. a bipartisan group of senators negotiating ways to reduce the budget deficit. tom coburn said his colleagues aren't enough to cut programs such as medicare. newt gingrich's wife is involved in the latest controversy dogging his week-old campaign for president. politico reports gingrich and his wife owed as much as half a billion to tiffany during 2005 and 2006. gingrich refused to comment. meantime, last night a gay activist dumped glitter on gingrich and his wife at a minneapolis book signing. after nine days a jury could be sworn in today at the florida
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murder trial of casey anthony. the orlando woman could face the death penalty if convicted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. jury selection was moved to the tampa bay area because of pretrial publicity. and the spider-man who is not accident prone conquered turkey's tallest building on thursday. robert usually gets arrested at the top of a skry scraper but this time had an invitation. i still think it's crazy. let's check the weather with mr. roker. >> wouldn't see me doing that. >> no way. >> our pick city today, nornorf, virginia. they want you to wait to text. don't text and drive, okay? showers and thundershowers, 76 degrees. in the east, low pressure. moisture spinninging from the atlantic bringing heavy rain. out west another storm system coming on shore causing rain and
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mountain snows. in between we have a risk of strong storms from northern texas into kansas. sunshine through the northern plains and the pacific northwest. that rain will continue and low viz bill ti in good morning to you. taking a live look from san jose. still mostly cloudy out there but we're going to see the sunshine through as we head throughout the day today, especially the second half. this is what's left of the showers. they're deteriorating at this time and you can see right now just a little activity along the peninsula. everywhere else getting dry break that will last all the way throughout your week. we are looking really good. temperatures in the 60s today. going about 65 degrees along the peninsula. more like the 70s inland. that's your latest weather. ann? >> we have a brave boy in the crowd with a skin disease. he's been here since 4:30 this morning. he's 14 years old and is doing
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this to bring attention. his name is mark. does he get a cheer? [ cheers and applause ] >> you're a brave boy. we're proud of you. coming up, we'll talk about a serious topic. maria shriver and how she's dealing with her husband's bombshell admission. the latest on that story after this. [ male announcer ] using frontline plus shows your pet you care... by unleashing a complete killing force against fleas and ticks. and not just adult fleas. what makes frontline plus complete is that it breaks the flea life cycle -- killing adults, eggs, and larvae. and it keeps killing fleas and ticks all month long. that's why it's the #1 choice of vets for their pets, and yours. unleash a complete killing force in every dose of frontline plus. that sounded like the chocobeast. he likes to sink his fangs into people who steal chocolate mousse temptations. aaah! [ all scream ] nice job, chocobeast! [ male announcer ] decadent chocolate mousse temptations.
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partner strays? "today" national correspondent amy robach is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one in five men in america admit to cheating. while some women are able to stay in the marriage and deal with infidelity. others choose to walk away. >> i am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior i engaged in. >> reporter: famous husbands having extramarital affairs, breaking the hearts of the wives they cheated on. >> i have been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: jenny sanford left her husband as soon as he announced his affair, but other famous wives have stood by their men. >> i acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: eliot spitzer's wife stood by him. in 2003 when arnold schwarzenegger was accused of groping women, maria shriver passionately defended her husband. >> you can listen to people who have never met arnold or who met
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him for five seconds 30 years ago or you can listen to me. i advise you to listen to me. >> reporter: can shriver and schwarzenegger save their marriage now that he's admitted fathering a child more than a decade ago with a household staffer? elizabeth edwards eventually separated from her husband after he finally admitted he'd had a child with rielle hunter. before her death elizabeth told matt she put her children first in trying to maintain a relationship with john. >> i have three living children for whom this is a father whom i want them to love. it's really important to me that they see him in a positive light. >> reporter: a thing shriver echoed in her first tuesday statement about schwarzenegger's admission. as a mother, my concern is for the children. i ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and i try to rebuild our lives and heal. the couple has been together at family functions in the last several weeks at a time she knew what the public did not -- that
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he'd fathered a child out of wedlock. >> on sunday their sons were confirmed and they were there as a family. they are putting on a good public face. >> reporter: shriver and schwarzenegger left the door open for their marriage to continue though it's clear both have a tough road ahead of them. >> a source close to arnold told people he's been preparing for the day. he knew it would come and he's been speaking to everyone in the family, apologizing and hopes to regain their trust. >> reporter: two of arnold and mar maria's children tweeted about the news with their 21-year-old daughter saying it's not easy but she'll always love her family. >> thank you very much. schwarzenegger's revelation is the cover story on people magazine this week. kate coin is the assistant managing editor. the story headline says it all. maria's broken heart. this wasn't just an affair.
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a child born out of wedlock to an employee of the family who was there for 20 years, ten plus with the child. how devastating was the news for her? >> profoundly devastating on so many levels. there are two betrayals here. the act of infidelity and the child that resulted and the deception that went on and on for so many years in her own home. it was just completely heartbreaking. >> how was he able to keep it a secret for so long? there were reports in the past that maybe there was something around the time he was running for governor but never turned into anything. >> it does seem inconceivable he was able to pull it off for this long. obviously the woman involved is complicit in that and had to play along with keeping it quiet. it's shocking, particularly because he went through a campaign and with skeletons almost inevitably coming out of the closet he was able to keep it quiet for so long.
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>> there were so many rumors about him. he admitted to womanizing in the past. apologized for it. yet, people quote close friends of maria saying she chose to live in the gray area of not really knowing the truth. though in the past she's denied saying, look, just because i'm a kennedy doesn't mean i was raised to look the other way when my husband is doing something wrong. >> it's possible that maria allowed herself to be okay with some degrees of uncertainty. as to whether or not maybe at some point in the past arnold behaved inappropriately, perhaps boorishly, but i don't think she ever in a million years would have thought this was possible. >> she never would have expected this. meanwhile two of the kids tweeted -- catherine said this is not easy. i appreciate your support. i will always love my family. even maria was with oprah at a
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taping last night and they joked about arnold and what happened about the news. are you surprised that they are being so public? >> they have had more time to get used to this than the general public has. they have known for several weeks, perhaps months about this. but maria is an incredibly resilient woman. think about what she's done in the past few years with the loss of her parents and now this. i guess there comes a point where you almost have to laugh to keep from crying. clearly she's determined to keep moving forward, putting her family first and trying to heal. >> recreconciliation? >> it seems unlikely. >> thank you very much. up next, more of the special series, anchors abroad. ann travels to denmark to take part in the wildest game show you will see after this. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain.
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>> reporter: that's right. this country has bingo fever. make it bingo banko fooever. >> it's a bingo show. there is the game with numbers and then wackiness on top of that. >> reporter: it's a comedy stunt game show rolled into one. lucky winners at home call in for prizes. >> underwear. great. cheerios. mm-hmm. if you wonder why i'm sporting a hot pink track suit it's my costume as this week's celebrity guest. >> guess the celebrity star. [ speaking in a foreign language ] [ laughter ] >> reporter: or not so celebrity guest. still, they roll out the red carpet with only the most coveted rolls for me to play. >> we can have you pole dancing. >> reporter: uh-huh.
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>> dressed up as a beaver runninging through a slippery course or you can play with bugs. >> this is the studio. >> reporter: beautiful. >> we put you in a big round circle. >> reporter: a bubble. that looks dangerous. i'm running inside this. >> inside the bubble. is that a problem? >> reporter: yeah. fun, huh? >> it comes in. >> reporter: no. this is definitely not your grandma's bingo game and i quickly realize americans and danes have different ideas about what it takes to get a laugh. the host give mess pointers. i will shake your hand and say thank you so much. >> you showed it to me. >> i know. you looked down. you weren't supposed to. i was trying to see if you could tell me is this funny? would a dane think that was funny? >> maybe, yeah. but this thing has been around 50 years. >> reporter: next, i turn to
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some of the show's fans and hard-core bingo lovers. i'm trying to understand what makes people laugh in denmark. >> we have a very funny humor. >> reporter: i'm going to tell you a joke. what do you call a bachelor who takes you for long walks on the beach and snuggles with you at night? a great dane. >> yep. >> reporter: no? i have failed to hit denmark's collective funny bone. but i learn something. an important danish concept unlike any word we have at home. [ speaking danish ] >> reporter: what does that mean exactly? >> coziness. >> i have heard a number of americans try to pronounce that word. that was by far the worst.
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it's about being relaxed with your friends, having a good time. not being stressed. >> reporter: it's hard not to be stressed knowing i will prance around in a rubber ball with limited oxygen and a quarter of the population here laughing at me. but i persevered. >> they are trying to -- >> reporter: block me? >> i'm competing with a fellow reporter for an interview for president obama and the danish prime minister. >> reporter: then what? >> coming up to the white house and our prime minister and -- >> reporter: you will have mr. obama here? this is appropriate. this is not right. >> the game will be funny enough. just try to win. you will still look like a fool. >> reporter: yeah. that's good? >> it's good. >> reporter: my fierce competitor is clause elning, football commentator and host of
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the danish "dancing with the stars." >> it's a tv show. we'll be fine. >> i'll kick your [ bleep ]. >> ha, ha, ha. >> reporter: it gets worse. i have to sing the famous bingo banko theme song. i don't speak german. >> neither do we. >> one minute to show time. [ applause ] [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: the show kicks off. and in no time they introduce me as the intrepid journalist from america. >> today you are doing a giant ball race. >> reporter: i'm more comfortable in a war zone. this is unnervinging. >> don't worry. this is just a colorful war zone. you'll be fine. >> reporter: i have just minutes to get ready for the main event. while two furry guys battle it out for the most graceful
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beaver. i have donned my ultra professional hot pink suit and rushed to the studio to be inflated for the giant bubble race. [ speaking in a foreign language ] [ applause ] >> ann! >> reporter: yeah? >> are you excited? >> reporter: let's do this thing! >> are you afraid of competinging against a man? >> reporter: no. but he's a former football player. so watch out. [ speaking in a foreign language ] [ cheers and applause ] >> go! >> reporter: as soon as the game starts it happens. i forget about my image or looking like a complete fool. sorry! and my competitive streak kicks in. [ screaming ] >> reporter: i just want to win. oh, my gosh!
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i dodge football players, cia agents and maneuver over a teeter-totter toward the red buzzer. >> excuse me, mr. prime minister. >> reporter: in the midst of the mayhem -- >> oh, no! >> reporter: i notice the crowd is screaming and cheering. sure, they are rooting for the other guy, but i realized what's funny in denmark. it's me. all these danes are united, enjoying the moment and together we have achieved -- [ speaking danish ] ♪ >> reporter: i may never understand a german song about bingo and cake, but i do understand this idea. as long as we can all let go and have a laugh it doesn't really matter how we got there. something from new york and it's tasty. >> you want me to open it now,
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right? >> you can take it home. >> ow! that wasn't nice. >> i know. >> i thought for sure i would lose though. >> you did. >> i did. but i knocked down the danish flag and i thought -- >> turn the country. >> mark said, we have declared war -- or they on us. >> do you remember the bingo banko song? >> no, i don't. besides i never really learned it. >> how do you pronounce it? >> hugh-ga. >> coziness. that's what everybody wants. >> anyway, we have much more to get to this morning. let's talk about martha stewart. >> talk about hugh-ga. >> first, your local news.
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into the weekend. mike? >> the roads are all right. drying out now. better as far as the conditions go and we had a three-vehicle accident, one a suv. northbound 280 at 85 at the transition and caused the slowing coming up from the 880 and 17/280 interchange. 880 past the coliseum here looking at a pretty smooth, lighter volume. backup to west grand avenue. back the you. >> thanks, mike. the "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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8:30 on this wednesday morning, may 18, 2011. i think you recognize the song "oh, what a night." why are we playing it? >> why? >> we'll fill you in. we'll let the audience wonder for a moment.
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umbrellas out here, but the crowd is out here waving, saying hello. coming up in this half hour, one couple's unbelievable ordeal. >> jane and eduardo were ambushed by kidnappers in mexico and eduardo was held in a box barely larger than himself for more than seven months. all these years later they have a new book about the ordeal. it's beautifully written and revealing as well about the strength of the human spirit. >> on a much lighter note, martha stewart is here to share some quick and easy recipes that have just three ingredients. side dishes your family will love. >> amazing. >> look how pretty martha looks. >> that looks good, too. >> also answering your money 911 questions including the question, is it safe to put your savings in on an online only ba >> that's interesting. and we can say hello to a true
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music icon. frankie valley rode to fame as lead singer of the four seasons. ♪ sherry sherry baby ♪ >> al, get in there. >> we bow to you. we do. he was a singing sensation in the '60s and still going strong. >> thank you. >> tell us about the people who come to your concert. what's it all about? >> i have had a great time doing what i do. fortunate enough to do it since i was a little kid. still doing it, so it's great. >> you gave us so many -- "walk like a man," "big girls don't cry," "my eyes adore you." now to see "jersey boys" going strong on broadway all these years later, what's the emotional impact for you knowing your talent is still reaching so many people, moving people to tears and joy?
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>> i never thought "jersey boys" would be as big as it is, but it feels terrific that you have been appreciated by all of the people that you were making records for all those years. >> you have a big event friday night at the palace theater in connecticut. the angels research trust. tell us about it. >> well, my agent sent me a video. i was so taken back by it, he said would you like to do this benefit? and i said i certainly would. we are looking forward to it. i hope they raised a lot of money. >> you raised research into a rare fatal disease which affects children. many children don't live beyond their teens. >> anything that has to do with kids. >> you're there. >> by the way, one of your biggest fans is my security
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person. his name is john. he's over there. he came with an armload of albums for you to sign. >> i've already signed them. >> oh, you made somebody happy. the biggest fan. >> frankie valley, thank you very much for joining us and good luck with the concert. >> and kathie lee and frank gifford are hosting the event. >> avoid kathie lee. >> there is always a lot to drink at those. >> thank you. how about a check of the weather? oh, look, a little bit of sunshine. [ cheers ] >> yes. we have had all four seasons here on the plaza. ha! good morning to you.
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all four seasons at the plaza. that threw me off for a second. we have gone through all four seasons this morning, as well. the showers of earlier, sticking to the lens and overall seeing the sunshine back out. our roads also are getting a chance to dry out now and our temperatures are going to be a little bit on the cool side today but by tomorrow back to the seasonal averages. 70 degrees in concord today. up to 75 tomorrow. 70 for saturday and 68 degrees on saturday. forget. check your weather any time day or night. >> thanks so much, al. up next, more happy. we have martha stewart in the house with easy side dishes, perfect for summer. first this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] it was forged from the fires of imagination.
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back at 8:37. this morning on martha on "today," simple summer sides. when the warm weather sets in, most of us want food that's fresh, easy and fun. martha has low calorie dishes
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straight from the pages of "living." >> how are you? >> i'm great, thank you. no excuse not to get fruit of the vines. everythi -- fruits and vegetables. >> farmer's markets are starting to have a lot of things. these salads require three ingredients. >> no mayo. >> no. just good olive oil. the first is potatoes with peas. you can use fresh or frozen peas. >> cutting them in half. >> not peeled. just beautiful. >> you boil them for how long? >> until fork tender. a third cup of mint that's sliced. a little bit of the pea cooking water. >> why? >> just to moisten it a little bit. instead of using vinegar and
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stuff. a tablespoon of olive oil. you can put the potatoes right in here. stir it up. season with salt and pepper and you have a delightful, healthy potato salad. very nice for springtime. >> smells delicious. >> it does. and this is peaches with onions and basil. >> fresh peaches. they are just starting to come in, i guess from south america. but they are fragrant and pretty. >> can you use any pitted fruit? >> apricots, nectarines and slice them up like this. >> i'll let you. >> you can throw in the red onion. it's pretty. >> i wouldn't think to combine these things. >> very tasty. this isn't grilled fruit. it's fresh. it's in keeping with the big raw movement. people love eating raw. throw in the basil. >> you just cut them up. >> not much. they're small basil leaves.
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salt, pepper, lemon juice. >> always salt and pepper. >> don't you like it? >> i love it. >> especially in the summer. >> what's that? >> it's to ream a lemon. >> i didn't know this. >> you get out all the juice. >> and a little bit of olive oil. that's a tasty salad. this one is grilled corn. i think we can turn it off. you can grill it on the outside grill, take it off. >> how long do you grill it? you're burning it. >> oh, no, it's tasty. corn is good like that. accou cut your avocado. trying to find one that's not brown. nobody will see it. >> yes, they will. >> oh, yes, that's disgusting. it's like we're on the other networks. >> we do not want brown avocado.
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>> oh, no. >> slice it, oh, meredith. >> i'm sorry! you told me it was fast, simple. >> it is fast. cilantro. salt, pepper and lime juice. >> olive oil? >> yep. and a little bit of salt. you have another gorgeous salad. they are all here and there are six of them. this is fen nel and snow peas. row peas. >> oh, raw. >> and tarragon. this is grilled zuchinni and red pepper. >> what's this one? >> wonderful. pineapple basil and cucumber. >> do you come up with this at night? >> definitely. i have a great food department. we all come up with great ideas. this is he wille think, low calorie. look, 85 calories a serving. >> and no fat to speak of? >> just a little bit of olive oil. very tasty and healthy. you can have a big piece of
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bread, toasted bread. >> and it's okay. >> or chicken on the side. >> grilled chicken or fish. any of those things would go with this. >> i can do it which is incredible. still ahead the star-studded turnout for two of oprah's final shows. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:44 with a family 's ter identifying ordeal. jane and eduardo were ambushed by kidnappers. jane escaped but her husband was held captive for seven months enduring beatings, starvation and even being shot. we'll talk to them in a moment. first, their story. >> reporter: for jane and eduardo, life was in a word, perfect. they had three happy children, a happy marriage and lived on a beautiful ranch.
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but one morning in june, 2007 after droppinging the kids off at school their lives were turned upside down. >> two men come flying out of the suv in front of us. the first one comes at eduardo with a hammer in one hand and a handgun in the other. another man comes at me and he has a police club and another handgun. >> reporter: eventually jane was left in the car by herself and managed to escape. eduardo was taken in another car and kept in a box not much bigger than himself. for more than seven months as his captors tried to negotiate ransom with jane, eduardo said he was beaten, tortured, starved and shot. when his ordeal was over, eduardo was unrecognizable to his wife and to himself. >> i couldn't believe i looked like pure bones and skin. it was too much. >> reporter: they fled mexico
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and established a new life in the united states. jane writes about the ordeal in the book "we have your husband: one woman's story of a kidnapping in mexico." fwrorm to you both. >> good morning. >> reporter: this happened in 2007. does time heal even this wound, eduardo? >> yes, of course. after something so bad happens to you, we are turning it into something very good. we tried to speak out and tried to bring more justice into mexico because there are thousands of people suffering as we speak. the government really isn't doing enough. we need more collaboration from the united states government to help. >> in general, but also in your case in particular because theyle still haven't found the people who kidnapped you. >> that's amazing. >> unbelievable to me. there have been dozens of
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families hit by this particular cell of kidnappers alone and they have raised a couple hundred million for their cause. this is a revolutionary army with international links including the middle east which is frightening to me. this is not just about a handful of kidnappings. it's a plague of kidnappings going on for decades and the group has gotten stronger and is starting to establish an international network. >> what's the solution? what do you think is the most important thing that should be done to stop it? >> the united states has to start taking a more serious and active role in situations like this. we are not talking about the cartel wars, organized crime in that way that's on headlines around the world every day. this is a revolutionary army that is significant, that does represent a threat to both mexican national security and other countries including the united states. so i think that our authorities here have to start playing a more active role in the investigative efforts because
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mexicans aren't doing anything. >> you wrote about when you saw him afterwards. he was dishevelled, gaunt, draped in loose, dark clothing and looked like he might be a beggar. it was at least five seconds before i recognized him. the realization nearly knocked me to the floor. i thought, oh, my god, it's him. >> i couldn't believe it. i couldn't believe looking at him and realizing, oh, my god, this is my husband. just to see what happened to the man that i love at the hands of people. i couldn't imagine how a human could do this to another human. the cruelty was unbelievable. that was the impression my children got, too. my then 12-year-old said, how could anybody be this cruel? >> have you answered the question, eduardo? >> you know, this group is still active and is doing more harm to other people. that's the main thing. we have to stop them. >> have you figured out how a person can be this cruel as they were to you?
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>> i think they are sick people. they have an ideology to justify. i don't know. they are trying to play robin hood. >> but they don't help anyone. >> you don't torture people trying to be a good guy. i know you have moved out of mexico because you decided it wasn't safe for your family anymore. >> right. >> some people in this circumstance may want to keep a low profile, may not want to write a beautifully written book from your point of view, giving people a sense of what the experience is like. why do you decide to go public in this way? >> i couldn't help but thinking so many times going through the ordeal, what would have happened? maybe we wouldn't have been put in the situation had someone before me spoken out and said, okay, enough is enough, and drawn the line. that never happened. nobody speaks out in mexico. there is almost a pact of
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silence. when it's happening you don't speak out in the media because you want to protect the victim. i understand that. once it is over there is no real investigation and nobody says, wait, something's not right. where is the investigative effort? every time you negotiate and pay you are essentially investing in the criminals doing this. you make them stronger. at this point we are in a situation in mexico where the criminals have the authorities outgunned, outtrained and outfunded. so they are losing the war, they are. in in real terms. it was important to write the book, to tell the story from my perspective in a big way and hopefully to inspire others to do the same. >> i think you did. >> thank you. >> you are a picture of courage. >> in the end we are lucky to be a family again. that's the most important thing. >> also what she's saying is nobody really wants to help in real terms and come out and do something directly to stop the
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madness. >> hopefully now with your positioning they might eduardo. thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> the book is called "we have your husband." we are back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] everyday, your car does a lot for you. do something for it. show it some love. chevron with techron. care for your car. [ magical chime ] ♪
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stories about his family over the years. he lost his dad on tuesday at the age of 94. >> jack leonard was a world war ii veteran who lived by the philosophy that it pays to be nice to people. most of all he was a family man -- husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. >> mike often features his dad jack and mom marge. most recently his dad went to a blackhawks game. his dad was honored as a veteran and i think it meant the worldle to jack and mike to have the experience. >> one of the great moments, one of the great stories mike told with his parents was when she shared their cross-country trip. marge and jack were just -- you know where mike gets his warmth, his humor. >> right there. >> mike also had an opportunity to learn about his parents in a way he never had. he's reflected on how important
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that was for the family. >> he said over the years so many viewers came up and said, your parents are so much a reflection of our own parents. so true. we all see a little bit of our own family in his family. >> yeah. he said, i was grateful to have my parents take a bow for other parents. my parents weren't news-makers. they were able to say hello. i think that's mike reflecting on how important the rv trips were to him and his family. ♪ happy birthday >> it's a joy. a joy of life is children and the story of life is, as the older people pass on, there is someone to take their place. then i start thinking about, god, i hope they have a good trip and i hope they see the best.
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♪ >> reporter: my dad's father came to america from ireland as a 19-year-old boy with ten dollars in his pocket. he started tiging ditches in patterson, new jersey and that's where he's buried. >> thank you. thank you for coming. >> reporter: his trip was worthwhile. as more my father -- >> great ride. great ride. i'll take it again. same way. and pay the fare. >> i don't think we'd make him pay. we want him back. i talked to mike. he's broken up about it, but he feels comforted by just the kindness that he has gotten as a legacy from his own father. seeing that life has comforted him. >> jack was the father of four boys, grandfather to 12, great-grandfather to 5.
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he'll be missed in our thoughts and prayers. back in a moment. good morning. it is 8:56 now. i'm marla tellez. well, san francisco has cleared the way for mayor ed lee to get his old job back. san francisco board of supervisors gave initial approval yesterday to legislation that would amend the city charter to allow lee to return to his post as city
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administrator. urpd the current laws no former mayor can work in a paid position for at least a year after leaving office. the vote would give an exception to lee since he was appointed to the position and he has no plans to run for mayor. 8:57 now. a look at your forecast with christina right after this.
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good morning to you. just before 9:00 a.m. now and look at this. most of the showers have completely cleared the bay area. we are seeing that drying trend continue as showers push into southern california and right now the activity that we are seeing is very light and spotty. little cell situated over san francisco later on today. the sun will be out in full force. 68 in san jose. 65 in gilroy and the warm-up
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continues into tomorrow. marla, back to you. >> thank you. looking forward to that sunshine. the "today" show continues next. we'll be back again at 9:26.
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good morning and welcome back to more of "today" on this wednesday morning. it's the 18th of may, 2011. it is a wet morning, another dreary one for the crowd. but the rain has stopped. people look pretty happy and they seem to be having a good time. i'm ann curry aloith al roker and tamron hall is now joining us. coming up, more on this slip everybody has been talking about. >> arnold schwarzenegger revealed he fathered the child of a long-time household member while married to maria shriver.
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this has people talking asking can a marriage survive infidelity? we'll talk to a woman whose husband cheated and she said it was the best thing that happened to her. very interesting. >> sometimes the hardest things can be an opportunity to grow past. >> later on, time for our money 911. that's right. our panel of experts answer your financial questions from insurance for a house you're not livingi in anymore to prospectie employers checking your credit ratinging. we have answers for you. >> we have heard about bullies but it's not about kids. apparently there are mom bullies, too. from spreading nasty rumors about other parents to deciding who to include or exclude from socialle situations. we'll take a look at how people navigate through this minefield -- whoa, that was a bird. >> did you see that? >> that's the one -- >> there he is. you bully. look at that bird right there.
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why, i oughta. he better fly away. are you okay? >> i felt my life fly before my eyes. >> bye-bye, birdie. >> also, we want to talk about oprah winfrey taping her final show yesterday. she had a lot of big stars show up to surprise her. she was saying she'll sit back and try to enjoy it. look at that. anyway, i want to mention before natalie that these two kids. we have been standing right in front t of them. i will show them -- there you go. now let's go to natalie inside with the top stories. >> good morning to you once again. good morning, everyone. the hotel maid who says the chief of the international monetary fund tried to rape her is preparing to testify before a grand jury. meantime, sources say imf chief dominique strauss-kahn is now under suicide watch at new york's rikers island jail where
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he's being held without jail. dorothy parvez is now free after appearing april 29th. she was deported to iran where officials released her today. iranian born parvaz has american and canadian citizenship. she's now at al jazeera headquarters and has been in contact with her family. traffic is moving slowly on the country's busiest waterway as the coast guard has re-opened part of the swollen mississippi river to cargo vessels. the ships must move one at a time at the slowest possible speed. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords undergoes surgery today to replace a piece of her skull with a plastic implant. once healed she will no longer have to wear a protective helmet she's needed since january. meantime, mark kelly and the other astronauts arrived this morning at the international space station. they will spend almost two weeks there.
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arriving with them, a $2 billion particle detector, the most expensive science experiment carried by a space shuttle. it's four minutes past the hour. now back outside once again to ann and tamron. hopefully the bird is long gone by now. >> thanks, natalie. meantime somebody who's not gone is al. he's here with a check of the weather. >> things now are in between rain drops. everybody happy? [ cheers ] >> yeah. we have double barrel upper level low pressure system rotatinging around, making it to the north bringing bands of rain in. we have flood watches in effect from west virginia as far north as up state new york and parts of massachusetts. we're talking one to two inches of rain. some areas locally with three to four inches. out west, a big storm system, triple barrel low bringing snow, rain and wind along the west coast. the mountains, the sierra, the cascades looking at six inches to 12 inches of snow in the upper elevations.
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good morning to you. live picture from san jose. we still have mostly cloudy skies over the south bay but the north bay and along the peninsula finally starting to see the sunshine through the clouds and continues to be the case through the next few hours as showers push into southern california and get the heck out of bay area. this is what we're looking towards in terms of temperatures for your day. even warmer tomorrow, finally. seasonal averages return to the bay area, 75 by friday. sun and clouds saturday. and that's your latest weather. natalie? >> thank you, al. just a day after he revealed he had secretly fathered a child while married to maria shriver there are new details on the arnold schwarzenegger scandal. miguel almaguer is in los angeles with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today some lawmakers call for an investigation into the former governor, and we are learning more about the child he fathered.
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and how maria shriver's family is reacting to the news. >> reporter: former governor arnold schwarzenegger leaving his santa monica office, ignoring reporter questions after his bombshell admission that he fathered a child with the woman who worked in the home he once shared with wife maria shriver. the new york times reports the boy may be as old as 14, which would mean his mother was pregnant about the samtime as shriver. the couple's youngest son christopher is 13. tuesday night, shriver made an appearance with oprah, taping a farewell tribute for winfrey's final shows. shriver made no mention of the scandal surrounding her life. others in oprah's circle offered advice. >> i hope that they clam up about this, they resolve it internally, respect their family unit and respect their kids. >> reporter: earlier in the day tuesday, shriver released this statement.
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this is a painful and heartbreaking time. as a mother, my concern is for the children. i ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and i try to rebuild our lives and heal. shriver and schwarzenegger have four children, 17-year-old patrick tweeted, "some days you feel like -- some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart." 21-year-old katherine said, this is definitely not easy, but i appreciate your love and support as i begin to heal and move forward in life. i will always love my family. >> in a situation you would expect the children to side with mom. mom has been a good mother while the father has been cheating on the family. >> reporter: in 2003, shriver stood by her husband, defending him from accusations of groping when he ran for governor. of course, that was before
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schwarzenegger's shocking admission that he fathered a child with the woman who continued to work in their home for more than a decade. shriver may not have known about his secret life, but some democrats are now calling for an investigation. >> i would like to know if there were any costs to the people of california or if any campaign funds might have been used to perpetuate the cover-up that's gone on lo these many years. >> reporter: politically insiders say schwarzenegger is finished, but commercially experts say he could be still a huge success. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: if arnold wants to make another terminator movie, people will be interested. that will be a hot ticket. >> reporter: meantime, shriver won't comment any further on the scandal. one family's private pain playing out on a very public stage. according to reports, the 20-year employee retired in january and while it's been said
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she never lived in the home, it is believed that her child had a presence there. we should point out when winfrey and oprah were on the show together yesterday, it appeared the two joked about telling the truth which got large applause. >> thank you, miguel. ann and brian survived infidelity and ann wrote about it saying "my husband's affair became the best thing that ever happened to me." they are here with dr. allen, relationship therapist. brian, i will start with you. as ann wrote in the book, you had a great marriage before you had an affair. have you been able to figure out why you had the affair? >> yeah, absolutely. i think my affair had nothing to do with my marriage. it had everything to do with me. like many good people i was dealing with a lot of stress in my life. i wasn't really handling it
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properly. so when this other woman showed up, she was -- she really became a distraction more than anything until i became more emotionally involved with her. once i became emotionally connected to her, i then began to use my marriage as an excuse for my bad behavior. so i began to realize after a while that i was slowly moving this moral boundary that i had firmly established before. little by little i kept movinging the boundary until i was fully involved with this other woman. >> how did you then tell ann? >> well, i came home one day, you know, feeling kind of guilty and convicted of what i was doing. took me two hours to blurt it out. i just said at some level she needed to know because she was my life. i really didn't want her to find out from somebody else. so i just came home and told her. well, struggled to get it out to
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tell her i was having an affair and i was seeing another woman. so that was -- >> very hard to do. ann, for you, how was that on the other end of it? those first few days dealing with the shocking -- >> oh, my gosh. it was awful. when he first toldle me, i went into shock, sat in my chair all night. didn't sleep. didn't move. i didn't sleep for three days. i didn't eat for 25 days. it was just complete chaos that ensued upon our once happy family. >> when did you decide this was a marriage that was worth saving? >> for me, it really wasn't for a long time. i got some good advice from good friends which i would pass on to anyone going through it today. that was, ann, we have seen you and brian together. we know brian loves you. we don't understand what's going on right now, but you have every
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right to leave the marriage if you want to. we would encourage you not to make any major decisions while you are in the emotion of the moment. instead of making a decision to leave, i made a decision not to make a decision. it was two years later, after all the work that brian had done to earn my love back that i decided i did want to stay. >> dr. allen, let's bring you in. as ann was saying it took a lot of work to win her back over. for couples who survive infidelle infide infideli infidelity, what's the undation of trust? how do they build it back? >> it's going to take time. they have to have the will to move beyond it and grow through it and they have to understand it will be a process. it will hurt. pain and trauma hurt. that's not the bottom line. the bottom line is they can grow through it if they really want it. they have to do the work. ann said brian did the work and he was willing to work on himself first and not blame her
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and then move towards what can we do to forgive this infidelity and have a better relationship than before. that can happen. i give you a lot of credit for making sure that other people know that people can live beyond infidelity. >> you two said it was the best thing that happened to your marriage. so you grew out of this as a couple then. >> it certainly became -- it wasn't the best thing that happened. >> at the time, right. >> it became the best on the other side of the hard work. we experienced a great love for each other, a greater amount of openness and honesty. sort of propelled us into what we do today. >> very good. we are unfortunately out of time, but thank you for being here. ann and brian and dr. allen as well. thank you so much. still to come, what you need to know about your credit history if you're in the market for a job. our financial panel answers your money 911 questions coming up. and the new playground bullies. moms targeting moms. we'll have the strategies for
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sharon epperson is nbc's personal financial correspondent. let's go to skype to catherine in indiana. good morning. what's your question? >> good morning. last week it was mentioned that employers are runningi incredit checks on potential employees. i was wondering, do you know what they are looking for? i have been unemployed since 2009 and had to rely on credit cards to get by. so i know my credit rating isn't where it should be. >> that's a good question. we got a lot of response to that thought that employers are checking credit history. about 16% of them are. they are not seeing your score. they are seeing your credit report. the thing that worries them is if you haven't paid your bills. they're thinking on the job you have to be responsible potentially for some of their money and they don't want that lack of responsibility to creep in on the job. pull your own credit report at
9:18 am if you see anything that has the potential to worry an employer you may want to warn them of it, but they have to tell you they are going to check your credit. they have to ask for your permission. >> you are always better if there is something there that you are afraid they will find to bring it up and address it. >> explain it. >> you know they will find it. you want the relationship. just let them know up front what your reality is. say, listen, i want to work for you. this is a reality. i hope we can find an arrangement. >> we have another skype person here. this is bridget from north carolina. good morning. >> good morning. >> your question? >> we put our home for sale in november so my husband could start a job in a new state. this month we received a letter from our insurance company saying the homeowner's policy would be cancelled because of a standard vacancy claus. sounds like empty homes are high liabilities for insurance
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companies. are there other options optio t our home insured other than renting? >> there is vacancy insurance but it's more expensive than homeowners. >> there is a great way to get it. you want to get the right policy. your homeowners insurance policy may not cover the vacant insurance policy so go to independent insurance agencies, trusted is a good place to find one or go on the internet and check out places. >> why not rent? if you can rent it cheap you will save yourself more money. >> and you have somebody in the house. >> it will cost money. >> maybe you can find a renter to save some cash. >> now we move to the phones. we have janet on the line. >> good morning. >> what's your question? >> i'm looking into getting a high yield savings and/or checking account. my research, i have found that the banks with the highest annual percentage yield are online only banks. my questions are why do the
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online only banks have such high acys compared to the branch banks? are they secure and do you have the same access you would have with the branch bank? >> great question. it's simple. they have a higher rate because they don't have to pay the overhead or branch manager. they can put the money to a higher rate for you. the thing you're worried about, security, don't worry. many of them use encryption software. they are concerned about security. check out if they are thoroughly insured. the other thing is take a look at what they are saying in terms of what they will do if you are online for a certain amount of time and you go off. they will often kick you off making sure no one can get on. >> how do you get money? >> through the atm. sometimes you can get it wired to you, other ways as well. >> sometimes you have to transfer the money to a brick
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and mortar bank, but i love the high interest rate checking account. they have even better interest rates than you will get from a lot of internet banks. >> and the future community bank is the online bank. >> it's the future. one last question. we have a phone call from kathy in indiana. >> yes. i was let go from my job of 12 years in october due to restructuring. in over 40 years i was never laid off or fired. i'm now 60 and have applied for numerous jobs but haven't been hired. i feel my age is a problem. is there hope for a 60-year-old? >> jean? >> absolutely. there is hope. look at health care, education and de-age yourself and your resumé. so look at your appearance. take the dates off the resumé and present younger. that's tough, but go ahead and do it. >> social media, twitter, facebook. make sure you are contemporary and sell yourself in social media as well. >> thank you so much.
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>> and moms who bully other moms. why they do it and how to cope. >> and america's got talent winner will sing from his album live. >> after your local news and weather. what makes hershey's s'mores special? hershey's chocolate goodness, thatrings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hershey's. here's to my pants not leaving marks on my waist. achieve small wins with a healthy lifestyle and dannon light & fit.
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the light fresh yogurt with 80 calories vs. 100 in the other leading brand. here's to 80 calories tasting crazy good. live light and fit. good morning. it is 9:26. i'm marla tellez. closing arguments are scheduled to start this morning in the trial of slain oakland post editor chauncy bailey. yesterday, one of the defendants unexpectedly took the stand in his own defense. antoine mack i can told jurors he was not involved in the fatal shootings of bailey and two other men back in 2007. lawyers for mack i can and another defendant previously said that the defendants would not take the stand. the prosecutors say mack i can was a key participant in those murders. oakland city council voted in favor of continuing the
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controversial gang injunction. early this morning members voted to maintain two injunctions, one for bids 15 known gang members from gathering in north oakland during certain hours. the other concerns 40 known gang members from gathering in the fruitvale neighborhood.>> a l a look at your wednesday forecast and the roads right after this. k
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good morning to you. well, the sun is now out over most of the bay area. we have a few pockets and light showers coming down but overall we are looking good. we bring in a little bit more moisture in the north bay later today and shows everywhere else high and dry for the remainder of the day. good thing about the rain, the pollen levels have really dropped down. we have a low pollen count for today, coming up towards the weekend. the temperatures come up, as well. 70 degrees in concord. 64 in fremont. 75 degrees by tomorrow. check your drive with mike.
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>> all right. looking at san mateo, southbound 101 still very slow heading south towards highway 92. earlier incident with the jam cleared from hillsdale and an issue on san mateo bridge itself. eastbound over towards the high-rise. we have a disabled vehicle reported on the span. the camera is shaking. wind, gusty conditions continue right there. 680 slow after an earlier accident. we haven't seen a major recovery and then fremont clears up through that area. 880 slow past the funnel and then approaching the maze and the a's playing tonight near the coliseum. back to you. >> thank you, mike. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. we'll be back at 9:56.
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♪ tom cruise, tom hanks paying tribute to oprah winfrey. she taped her final two syndicated shows in chicago in star-studded events. tom hanks, michael jordan, madonna, will and jada pinkett smith. >> steve wonder, maria shriver. >> and there was a guy who was called to jury duty and said,
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you can't call me for jury duty. i have oprah tickets. i have to go to the show. >> they actually moved the chicago bulls playoff game because she was taking over the stadium. >> 13,000 in the audience. >> can't wait to see it. >> they taped two shows airing next week. the final show is live. >> she doesn't even know what it will be. >> these were surprises. >> she always said she hates surprises. she better get ready for the next few days. meanwhile coming up, the term school bully is taking on new meaning. sometimes the moms are doing the bullying. if you feel you have to deal with a bully at school gatherings we have insights for you. >> like a smackdown? le. >> it's the queen bee sometimes or just mean moms starting rumors. how do you deal with it properly? some of the advice is interesting. >> yikes. what's really nice is grilling ideas way beyond hot dogs and
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hamburgers. our buddy sam the cooking guy is here with great recipes from grilled mashed potatoes and bacon pizza to sesame grilled meatbal meatballs. >> my mouth is watering. >> then we have "america's got talent" winner michael grimm here. he will be performing a song from his debut album for us in studio in a few minutes. we were listening during the break. amazing. what a voice. >> can't wait. stick around for that. >> first you have a check of the weather. >> let's see what's happening for today. rain in the northeast, midatlantic states. slight risk of strong storms stretching fro northern texas up into kansas. beautiful in the pacific northwest today. as we missouri into tomorrow the storms widen out into nebraska. rain stretching north of there. rain in the northeast. sunny and mild around the western great lakes. gorgeous around the coast and sunshine from san diego up to seattle.
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oh, we have something happening that we haven't seen in a few days. is sun shining over alcatraz and continues to shine for the second half of your wednesday. we have a few spotty showers out there. mostly confined to the east bay and central valley. otherwise, we are clearing out rapidly. 72 degrees later on today in santa rosa. 65 degrees in los gatos. this is just the beginning of the warm-up. 75, lots of sunshine on tap for your thursday. that's your latest weather. >> up next, beware of the bully mom. how to recognize them and protect yourself after this. welcome to glad tv. thanks, skyler. let's go to last night's highlights. look what sometimes happens with the ordinary bag. it slips. bingo, falls in. mom was mad. mom should have used glad forceflex with the stretchable drawstring that grips the can and stays in place.
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over others and tole feel jealousy and envy and deal with it by trying to criticize and push someone down so you can feel better about yourself. >> is it about harassment? there is nothing simple about it. >> it's more complicated than just harassment. we're talking things like being critical, gossiping, trying to undermine someone else. isolating, shunning. and excluding. these are techniques women use against each other. >> it's the same techniques kids use on the playground. why do women who are victims here feel ashamed about standing up? >> essentially you have a sorority of intimidation here. the women who are victimized are feeling the same insecurities that children feel when they are bullied. they feel alone and helpless sometimes. >> absolutely. what you have to remember is that, a, you are not alone and, b, these are bad moms.
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they are bad moms doing these things. don't throw poison on another kid's frosted flakes and call yourself a good mom. >> are they perhaps people who were bullied? >> i wouldn't say necessarily they are bad people. they are doing a bad thing. and probably they are doing it out of crazy insecurities. >> you're perched to talk here. >> it's been modeled for them by their own moms. we are breeding another -- they are missinging what's going on inside them that could be changed and they could be better people. >> of course. but their behavior, in the end, is deplorable. i do not believe you can call yourself a good mom when you are really poisoning somebody else's home. also, it feeds down. these moms do not raise compassionate kids. >> correct. >> the behavior is repeated in the child. >> exactly.
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>> i want to transition from the bully to people being bullied and what you should do. people have the same ethics as you. how does that help you? >> get a support system. often times the victims feel alone. by the way, just because another woman is a mom doesn't mean you have comal ti with her. it doesn't mean as a mother you need to play in the same play group as your kids do. find women who will stand up for you and you can stand by. >> i love this one. protect fellow moms. >> it is about standing up for what's right. >> the fact is what's most e if he can -- effective is the bystander effect. if you get other moms to say, we see it happening and it's not okay. that makes the biggest impact on bullying in the community. >> work for a solution. look for a way to clean it up. >> two wrongs don't make a right. you need to step in and take the
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moral high ground and teach empathy to your children. you can't be this kind of role modelle. >> you were saying bad behavior trickles down. >> these are monsters in mini vans, they are. and what is inside of that mini van they are teaching to the kids. if you want your kid to play in the play group, understand that's what they are learning. >> thank you both. i will take you in any fight with me. >> let's go, baby. up next, sam the cooking guy fires up your grilling routine. first, these messages. [ male announcer ] there's a place where everyone feels at home. where the company, the conversation, and the food make all who enter feel welcome. a place that feels as warm with a crowd... as it does with just a friend. it's a place you'll find town house crackers. because they're part of what makes your place the place. ♪
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hurry in for the best selection. ♪ it's what's for dinner. this morning, grilling step by step. if you like to fire up the grill but you're bored with burgers and dogs, sam the cooking guy says it is simple to give your grill new life. his new book "just grill this." good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you raise a good point. when we were growing up it was simple. >> it's taken a turn and people think they have to have fancy equipment. it can be simple. all of the stuff i do with you here is dog simple. >> yes. >> today is no different. we'll start with a grilled pizza. >> can you use store bought pizza dough. >> that's what this is. >> oh. >> we'll put oil on it to help stretch it out a little bit.
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>> a little hole there. very forgiving. >> it's rustic. oh olive oil. take it straight on the grill, hopefully looking better than this. outside it would be straight on the grate. that's what you are going to do. flip it over. >> we have grilled mashed potato and bacon pizza. >> we have garlic olive oil. paint a little bit of this on there. you can grab the mashed potatoes for me and a spoon. >> make these ahead of time. >> or buy store bought. i'm okay with a shortcut. if it comes out delicious and you love it, what's the matter with a short cut? we'll put on bacon. >> oh, yeah. nothing wrong with that. >> next week i'm starting the sam live cast. i took a poll on facebook. i wanted to know why people don't grill.
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number one they think they will screw it up. number two they think they don't have the right equipment. anything you can do outside, you can do inside. outside you shut the lid. grilled sesame meatballs. take fully cooked meatballs, sesame oil. >> right. give them a few of these. >> right. >> and put them on the grill. >> that's all it is. >> they cook and get good marks. we take skewers. we do this and this. put them on a beautiful little plate like this. >> and this? >> hoisin sauce. mixed with chili paste. how good is that? two ingredients. three, four if you count the sesame oil. i'm troping them, al. >> oh, my goodness. you have a grilled fennel salad here. >> it's romaine.
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>> cut it in half, drizzle with olive oil and throw it on the grill inside or outside. doesn't make a difference. flip it a couple times to get beautiful marks. bacon cut up crispy. tomatoes, parmesan cheese, olive oil and you're done. then a little bit of balsamic, too. looks like it will come out fast. >> there it is. >> then take a bite. theris the pizza finished. >> you've got it all. >> people are too worried about it. the first quote in the book is cooking is like riding a bike. the more you do it the better you get. >> all right, sir. up next, "america's got talent" winner michael grimm performs live. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> last season on the hit nbc show "america's got talent" michael fwrim wgrimm won $1 mil catapulting him to the bright lights of hollywood. now he's out with his self-titled first album. good morning. >> good morning. >> congratulations. what was it like for you to put the album together? >> it was wonderful. it's something i have been waiting on my whole life. i had the honor of recording this album with a great producer don was. outstanding cast of musicians. nick and danny are here. boy, it just keeps on going. >> pretty good. >> dan wilson on the album, travis tritt with me. >> nice. >> not only are you celebrating this but your recent engagement. >> oh, yes. june 1.
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yes, sir. my lovely lucy. >> what are you playing for us? >> this is a song by alicia keys, "fallen." i have always loved the song and wanted to record it. >> take it away. ♪ i keep on falling in and out of love ♪ ♪ with you ♪ sometimes i love you ♪ sometimes you make me blue ♪ sometimes i feel good ♪ and at times i feel used ♪ yeah, loving you, darling
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♪ oh, my ♪ makes me so confused ♪ i keep on falling ♪ in and out of love with you ♪ i never loved someone the way that i loved you ♪ ♪ oh, i never felt this way ♪ how do you give me so much pleasure and cause me so much pain ♪ ♪ just when i think i've taken more than would a fool ♪ ♪ baby, i start falling back in love with you ♪
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fan brian stowe is doing. stowe is currently treated at san francisco general hospital and last we heard he was still in a coma. he was transported there earlier this week. police are looking for the men who attacked stowe in march. a $200,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in this case. officers say they are getting a lot of tips but real leads are few and far between. >> we had a person saying that they were definitely at the dodger game, you know, they looked like the composite even to the point where there was a mole on the person's face. we immediately launched out there. we ended up talking with that individual. confronted him and he was at a dodger game but it was a little league dodger game. >> officers are now looking for a third suspect in the case. a woman in her 20s who witnesses say drove the car that took the two suspects away on the night of that attack.
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well, looks like we made it through the rain. christina, the sun's going to come, huh? >> changing our tune. let the sun shine in. good morning to you. we are looking really good. a little bit spotty activity over the east bay but overall, wow, the sun is coming out. finally. four days of consistent rain. 65 degrees later on today with breaks of sunshine in the day and san francisco, san rafael. 72 in santa rosa and then even better through tomorrow. we're talking about the mid-70s. check your drive with mike. >> yeah. the consistent rain at least means the grease washed off the roadways. we have an accident eastbound highway 4 at railroad avenue causing some slowing. no lights of sirens from the ambulance and not a big deal it sounds like. coliseum, both directions, light volume. this evening the a's are playing and a concert and two events there, big slowing around 98th and 66. camera shaking on the hayward side of the san mateo bridge. only factor is the wind there. >> thank you very much, mike and
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it is going to be one of those things where we talk about all the things that the girls like to talk about. there have been people wearing our t-shirts that say the pa ja ma party. >> they are giving them out out there. let's be real. i asked this woman -- >> there are men wearing them, too. >> it is going to be a lot of fun. we want you to send pictures of yourselves in your pjs. >> and come to the nbc experience store because sarah will be over there in a big old bed and she wants company. >> she doesn't want to be by herself. >> nothing sadder than sarah alone in bed. >> we're going to follow up with a story that we started yesterday. what is going on with arnold schwarzenegger. there are some new developments. the new york times is reporting that the boy -- >> we know that he is a boy. >> he is around 14 years old.
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the mistress would have been pregnant around the same time astha as maria. >> the child was present a lot. >> she was part of the household staff. it's just one of these things. what is telling is what the kids say in their tweets. >> a couple of them have spoken. let's see. one of them is from -- some days you feel like blank. some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit. quoting a bit. adding his own words, he said yet i love my family.
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till death does us apart. interesting both are talking about their family unit. >> i don't think anybody ever questioned that sit a loving family. that love is what is going to see them through. you wonder how much the children knew through all the years of the different rumors and things that were always circulating. it's tough on a family. you cannot even -- there are not words to express how difficult it is. you know? it just is the most heartbreaking thing. one selfish act impacts hundreds of people. the ripples of a stone in the water. >> i think a lot of people, too, have been wondering what does maria look like. >> we saw her yesterday. she looked stunning. >> if looking good is great revenge, look at her. she looks so hot. we should point out.
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>> apparently they didn't discuss it during the taping of the oprah show. i am sure she has discussed it privately a whole lot with oprah. >> they are good friends. >> i think maria has the world's greatest head of hair. best hair ever. all right, so we have congratulations. we finally get to see pictures of blake and miranda. >> they are so cute. this was a ho down kind of wedding. very cute picture of the bridesmaids inside. all wearing their cowgirl. i don't know if you can see the picture can you see that they are wearing cowgirl boots and it was in a barn. >> i love that blake is in jeans and the man who is marrying them, he is in jeans, too. everybody has jeans on. >> look how comfortable they
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are. and miranda wore her mom's wedding gown. these two people, so many times we hear about celebrity marriages and you say to yourself, i wish them well but i think that's going to last about a year or two. and usually you are right. there are surprises in life but they are going to have so much fun in life. >> both of them are full of -- >> fun. forget the talent and everything else. if you don't have fun. >> you get why they are together. you know instantly why they are together. i was watching the voice this morning. i can't stay up. i would appeal to the people who do -- this -- robert? put it on at 8:00 at night so
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families can watch it. >> it's a hot show. last night they did another head to head competition things. it is thrilling. if you missed it, i don't know how you did. >> it's late! >> it's called tivo and other options. >> we will show you a recap. ♪ and i just can't bring my myself away ♪ ♪ i just can't stop ♪ i'll be there in a hurry ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ ain't no valley low enough ♪ stand by me ♪ and darling darling ♪ standby me ♪ whoa, stand ♪ yeah
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♪ >> she won in that round. she was awesome. the guy with the after row got bounced. the other girl was much better. and the duet, they are out. >> yeah. but they will have a career. they will work. >> i love the concept. the whole head to head. they have to sing together but stand off. >> you got hooked on the bash lor admit it. >> i got hooked at the end. i am happy to be in on the beginning of this. >> it is a terrific show. and now it goes to live. >> there is one more round. in our studio we are going to have our own voice competition. we are asking people today is
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the last day to send in your video. two minutes of you singing. and you go to our website. >> there you go. ♪ >> oh he's in. he's totally in. >> that kind of stuff doesn't work with me. >> it works with me. >> we understand that voice quality is different based on how you are recording it. >> the first one was jarring. she had a beautiful voice. listen to it back after you record it. do it again and again. >> do it again.
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today is the final day. >> all right. our good friend is on the cover of self magazine. she has a terrific book about how to have the life you love. >> she looks great. >> she is adorable. >> and i want to give a quick shout out to the folks at reach out and read. it was a great group of people all about reaching out to young kids and getting good books. >> and we have never thanked everybody from the salvation army. >> we have a lot of people to thank. >> there is a poor girl. >> during naomi campbell's fashion event she is considered the model of the moment. she took -- >> watch. >> she took not just one but several spills. >> not her. not her. not her. >> it is her. good-bye. coming up.
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you're fine. until you do it again. >> oh. >> it's not over. >> and good-bye. >> oh my gosh. oh my gosh! poor thing. that's me leaving the studio every day. >> first of all, shame on every model who walked right past her. >> look at him. >> loser. loser. poor baby. i guess the dress was just impossible. >> somebody should have helped her. i am more disappointed in all the other people who walked past her. >> i fell the other day here. not one person -- >> bobby thomas. >> the table was in the way. i couldn't get to you. we call this day would you wednesday. today we call it that. >> today we do. >> there is something called hair tinsel. and then we noticed one of our producers, alli. >> i thought she had done it for
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us. >> she is our hot ticket. you got these things in your hair. do they stay in? >> they have been in about two weeks. >> and you can use a curling iron on them? >> how long are they supposed to last? >> they told me only a few days. >> how often do you wash your hair? >> what are people saying? >> everyone loves it. i will say -- >> except tammy, our producer. >> i told her beyonce had it and tammy said you're not beyonce. >> her question is, is it professional enough? we think you look gorgeous. >> thank you thank you. >> coming up next, the question in should you take your husband's last name and why more and more women actually are. >> and then the summer movies you may or may not want to take the husband to see. first these messages. ugh, time to color. woohoo! whoa. haircolor is a chore no more!
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time to tackle a today eepgs relationship topic many women struggle with. should we take our husband's last name? >> sarah hanes went to the nbc experience store to see if women are taking their husband's name. >> did you take your husband's name? >> i did so i could have the same name as all of my kids. >> i have the coolest last name in the world. i can change it. >> i feel like it is a strange tradition. >> are you taking his name? >> yes, i am. >> if he wanted me to, i don't really mind. but i don't know that i want to give up my family's name. >> it would be a lot of time and effort to try to change my name. >> sometimes you are one of the last people in the lineage of your family and you want to keep the name. and there is always circumstances where you may not
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particularly care for your husband's last name. >> my aunt is really cautious about taking her husband's last name. what is it? >> spiller. >> what's wrong with that? >> hello, everybody. >> i got married to frank, a lot of women said they are professionally known by a name, and i was. it was another husband, you know? i went with the gifford thing. frank is an old fashioned man, too. >> i did not because i didn't. >> because everybody loves to spell your last name. >> professionally is an issue. if you are established professionally? >> the trend shows that women who get married a little bit later or are more established professionally, they built all that professional brand and you don't want to lose it. >> but the wall street journal
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did a whole article that said more and more women are deciding to take their husband's name. what do you think of that? >> i think it is totally a woman's choice. the thing that i resent is when a guy bullies a woman into taking his last name. for him it's his tradition. a know a lot of guys are like hey, if we are getting marries she should take my name. i don't like that attitude. i know a lot of professional women who are taking their husband's last names. when i met my wife she was mid career. she has a very successful career. and i think women are getting married later and later. >> did it hurt your feelings at all? >> i didn't consider her taking my name. >> what happened to the
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hyphenated name thing? >> it is inconvenient. when you get into e-mail addresses. >> and when you get divorced. >> on facebook now you are seeing a lot more hyphenations because people are being recognized for the names they grew up with in high school but they also want to take their husband's names. we might see a trend. >> i decided to change my name. it was hunter before. i felt like i like the tradition and i felt like my husband's mistress. we would be together but we would have different names and it was confusing. >> you felt like a tramp. >> in other cultures, some may seem not as advanced, the women always keep their name because it is disrespectful to their
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father to say i'm going to throw that name out the window and pick up that guy's name. >> a lot of cultures are different. i was talking to a japanese american and you do take the name in japan. >> how much of it is generational? >> i think it is generational. a lot of women say in the 20s you do, and 30s and beyond maybe you don't. for a lot of women they think sit a big hassel. there is websites. now >> in my mother's day it would have never occurred to her. >> they fought long and hard for those choices.
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>> ms. sarah sorted through the photos and came up with favorites. >> our first is stacey from parker, colorado. who sorts through all these applications. how many jobs have i not gotten because mine ended up here. the woman asked, this is how they want it. >> there are no jobs available. >> i am guessing it is a tough economic time. >> that's cute. i mean it depends on how important the trip is. the next one is from aaron from texas. my husband and i found this sign posted on a desk chair for sale. we didn't break the rule. i am going to start putting this on everything. >> does farting damage the
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canine unit is getting a financial boost in the midst of cutbacks. two brand new canines are getting trained thanks to local residents and the chain store pet food express. they held fund-raisers to help the unit. san jose leaders are trying to close a $115 millioneficor the coming fiscal year. weather and traffic right after this.
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our skies have cleared significantly with the sun shining over the bay area. 67 degrees the forecasted high in fairfield. 65 in livermore and 68 in san jose. we still have a little bit of a chance for some showers up in the north bay later on today but overall warming up nicely through thursday and we are losing those shower chances as of tomorrow. let's check with mike on how your drive is coming. >> come on thursday because wednesday had a tough drive through san mateo. things are finally better southbound 101. live look shows you dealing with some gusty, windy conditions here. hayward side, seeing the camera shake all morning. traffic light in both directions. watch the high-rise here and then further to the north of the bay bridge, an earlier wind advisory but cleared up and the backup almost completely gone by the toll plaza. the lanes are visible and the metering lights are turned off. we don't have that live shot but that's okay. we have me. >> you're much better than that. >> i have less traffic on my
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face. >> thank you, mike. the "today" show continues next. thank you for being with us this morning. enjoy your day. we're going take you to the movies and test your block buster knowledge. kathie lee is over at the block buster store and ready to hand out 100 bucks. we have a senior writer at newsweek magazine. interesting movies. >> there is 27 sequels coming out this year. a record. >> 27? oh my gosh. doesn't anyone have an original thought? ladies from maine, what is the
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biggest summer block buster movie of all time? >> i'm going to say avata. >> this surprised me, too. she's going to love my cd. >> correct answer there is "the dark knight." >> that was a little bit of a trick question. it came out in the winter. they are actually making a sequel now called the dark night rising. >> very nice gentleman from chicago. that was the last one. we were talking about the big mayoral -- this summer, the final harry potter film will be released bringing the number of movies in the series to a grand total of -- >> i'm going to go with c,
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eight. >> good going. >> wow. there have been eight? >> it's finally over this summer. started ten years ago. there were seven books. last book in two movies. four directors. it has made $6.4 billion. >> billion? >> the biggest franchise of all time. if you were to watch the first seven in a row it would take you 1,049 minutes. >> do they keep making more money? >> they make about the same. about $300 million each. >> lovely lady from st. louis. >> who plays johnny depp's love interest in the fourth installment of the pirates of the caribbean? >> penelope cruz. >> kira nightly and orlando
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bloom are gone, off making pirate babies. so penelope is here and there are mermaids in this one. >> good chemistry? >> yeah. great. >> back across. >> all righty. from southern california. true or false. the first hang over movie takes place in loss vegas and the' que sequel is in paris? >> false? >> where sit? >> saudi arabia? >> thailand. it's a very similar plot. they all go, get drunk and wake up and someone is missing. it's very similar to the first one. >> starts with the same concept. >> similar concept. the same movie. >> as funny? >> exact same movie in a different country and not as funny. >> lovely young lady from
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connecticut. which of the following movies from last summer made the most money? >> toy story. >> three. >> three. >> good for you. >> wow. that thing was a block buster. >> it made $415 million. because of that there are two sequels coming up, cars 2 and kung fu panda 2. >> which pop singer will be starring in two movies this summer? >> justin timberlake. >> yes! >> oh my gosh. >> you just got in there. >> what are the two? >> bad teacher with his exgirlfriend and he has friends with benefits. >> i love watching you on the big screen. >> have a good birthday
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nicely. now he has picked up celebrity sweat. nobody asked us. how is it going? >> so the biceps came from celebrity sweat? >> that's what we trying to do. >> when you lift up a bracelet with this many diamonds, a lot more calories and suf? >> you need that celebrity sweat in your life. >> what makes this workout unique? >> you try to help as much as possible. you know, with the kids today, i want the kids to try to be more assertive. it is a behind the scenes look at your favorite celebrity and athlete. >> do you work out like this?
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>> i used -- >> you are on tour a lot. you travel a great deal. >> that is the hardest thing to do is to find good gyms. but it works well. we talked about tweeting. sometimes when you tweet the cities that you are coming, a lot of people will say hit this gym or here. >> then they come to the gym to see you. you are trying to work out. >> it kind of backfires a little bit. >> you got a great song out. and working on another cd. >> hopefully i will have a new album coming out. i am going back in. the last album 5.0 is phenomenal. just a dream. >> you did this song with tim mcgraw. that seemed like -- it's called over and over. it was so great. are you doing any slab rations with country stars or mixing it up? >> hopefully i have something real big. i don't want to give it away. >> he won't tell us anything.
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>> you are like one of the housewives of nmg nj. >> do you watch reality shows. >> i hate to admit i do. i watched some of the ones. i watched a little bit of the basketball wives, new jersey housewives. i watched the mob wives. >> everybody is talking about mob wives. >> you got it out of me. >> good luck with your dvd. >> take care. >> the best thing in the whole garage sale. best day to get rid of your stuff?
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are never again going to pick it up. the pogo skirt and disco days are gone. jordan is here to help us out. >> nice to see you. thank you for having me. >> you say there is a particular day that is the best day? when i found out what it was i thought how could that be. you say friday? >> friday or sundays. saturdays you are jam packed wither rands. consider other days. >> in the summer. >> a lot of people need to know where the garage sale is. it is about having good signs? >> you want to advertise. cover your bases. free postings online. you also want to make the good old fashioned homemade signs around your neighborhood. >> an arrow. >> exactly. neon signs, black lettering. >> it is about getting organized early. garage sales can be -- they are frustrating when you are there.
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it is good to start off with a good organizational plan. >> you want to gather everything first. you want to collect bubble wrap from packages. >> just adding a little presentation in the end might make them want to buy more. >> it is hard to know what kind of price to put on things. >> a general rule of thumb is start at a third of a fourth of what it was new. >> and people are going to negotiate. >> and go ebay and see what it is typically priced at on those sites. that should give you a barometer. >> are you giving away free drinks? >> you put receipts for people? >> if you really want to be organized you can give people receipts. >> you would never do that. >> who has time to do that? >> this is a great tip for folks. if they are comfortable they will feel like they are home. >> be hospitable. >> if you serve a drink they
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might stay longer and shop. for you, let's take these. >> you can spike them. >> but you don't want somebody getk sued. >> yours sure be spiked and everybody else. and they should be in paper cups. >> okay. >> part of it is being able to see everything. stuff is in boxes. >> that's right. take your husband's ladder. >> what if they want to buy the ladder? >> make them buy all the shoes first. >> baby clothes on a clothes line or you can use a rolling rack, wooden hangers. >> you know what i love? how you displayed the jewelry. that is one of the things that
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you can't really see it. >> exactly. using things that you may not have these busts but you can use a cork board. get everything out from a mess so it looks nicer. >> we just lost the cover. >> i want to ask you up front. who would buy somebody else's family's old pictures. >> that is the idea of using photos or post guards. thin items. >> you are selling the tsh the thing? >> you could sell the shutter itself. albums sell well.
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losing weight could be easier than you think and all it takes is cutting 100 calories a day. >> registered nutritionist is here to show us. >> it's about 100 calories. if you cut 100 every day, how does that add up? >> you will end up 100 -- that's all. just 100 calories. >> anybody can do that. >> and you will lose a pound a month. and when you lose weight slowly you are more likely to keep the weight off. if you follow any or all of the tricks, your diet will be more nutritious. >> okay. awesome. >> just cut a tablespoon of fat.
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>> does mustard have no calories at all or just a few? >> you would have to eat the whole jar to get anything. or two poached eggs instead of eggs fried in butter. or a grilled cheese sandwich, use a vegetable spray instead of a tablespoon of oil. but all the same food. >> is that what you are cutting? >> 100 calories in a tablespoon of any kind of fat. >> even olive oil still has the calories. >> hamburgers are a big deal. >> if you want to cut the calories, make the switch. go from regular ground beef to a lean ground turkey burger you cut 100 calories or more. sometimes more. >> or take one of the pieces of
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the bun. you know? instead of both. >> you could cut 200 calories. >> there you go! >> you we're thinking. >> you can switch from the batter fried drumsticks and peas and carrots. you get more food and still cut. >> or just eat one of those. >> okay. we will work on that. >> all right. >> these are my favorites. i don't like cutting croutons. >> cut croutons. >> i know. >> your whole salad just toss these. >> you need nuts. >> you could put -- not going to win that one.
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>> and for a snack, take your tortilla chips, but dunk it in salsa instead of salsa. >> avocados and tomatoes are good for you. loaded with good fat. >> you can't increase the chips. >> and instead of the half a cup of yo gurt covered raisins, a half a cup of regular raisins. up to eight teaspoons of added sugar. you got to have something sweet. >> oh. goody. you can have an organic -- it's a peach sports strip. mmm. >> toss these. >> toss those. an entire clam shell. they are full of anti-ox dants and you have cut 100 calories.
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>> you can still have the ice cream cone. you will cut 130 calories spchl soda is a huge contributor. you can quench with carbonated water and juice. >> you did >>roomorw l. >> toromw is our pj party. >> bye bye.
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