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in vivid detail, two key witnesses offering devastating and wrenching testimony at jerry sandusky sexual abuse trial and it's just the beginning. will sandusky himself have to testify to convince jurors he's not the serial abuser the prosecutor says he is. we're live at the courthouse. arrested. our first look at the 25-year-old wife of george zimmerman now charged with perjury for allegedly lying at her husband's bond hearing in the trayvon martin case. this morning why zimmerman says he's now concerned for her safety. and may the force be with him. the boy that stole hearts in the
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popular super bowl ad as little darth vader prepared to undergo open-heart surgery. his parents speak out in a live interview today wednesday june 13th, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1, a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just imagine being a juror at the jerry sandusky trial. you just heard gut wrenching testimony from two of the alleged victims and six more have yet to be called. >> a lot more they are going to hear. >> on tuesday one of his accusers buried his face in his hands and broke down as he described the alleged abuse. jurors also also heard testimony
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from mike mcqueary as he saw and heard what went on in the shower room. he described it as perverse. he described questions about why he didn't go immediately to the police. we'll have the latest on this case straight ahead. also coming up a terrifying moment caught on dash-cam video. an suv flips over at the end of a police chase ejecting a one-year-old girl. she only suffered minor injuries. the parents in the car are facing charges. on a lighter note. a huge turnout for the queen and duke and duchess of cambridge as they kicked off the latest leg of the diamond jubilee tour and tell you what's next in a little while. let's begin this morning on auch more serious note. disturbing testimony at the trial of former football coach jerry sandusky. michael isikoff at the courthouse in bellefonte, pennsylvania, with more.
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michael, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. one witness sobbed. the other was forceful and direct. the combination made it a tough day for jerry sandusky. jerry sandusky returns to court today, his lawyers hoping to recover from tuesday's powerful testimony from star witness mike mcqueary. the former penn state assistant coach was a graduate assistant in 2001 when he testified he walked into a school locker room and spotted sandusky in a shower, his arms wrapped around a young boy. mcqueary testified he was shocked and extremely flustered. after slamming his locker door, causing sandusky and the boy to separate, mcqueary said he quickly left. you don't expect to see anything like that ever, he told the jury. it was sexual. it was wrong. it was perverse. the next morning after speaking to his father, mcqueary testified he called joe paterno. but in court he was barred from describing what the late coach
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said because it would be hearsay. sandusky lawyer tried to poke holes. you call your father? you don't call police? he asked. later he recounted the incident to then penn state president gary schultz who was in charge of the campus police. >> mike mcqueary came across as a very strong witness who was virtually unscathed. in fact, i would say entirely unscathed through the cross-examination. >> reporter: earlier the jury heard wrernlging testimony from an 18-year-old man known as victim one who said he met sandusky through second mile charity. he broke down and sobbed describing how sandusky's overtures, starting with backrubs went to blowing on the stomach kisses on the lips and oral sex, often in sandusky's bedroom. i was confused. i didn't know what to do, the witness testified. at times he tried to hide from sandusky in the basement, underneath pool tables and in closets. sandusky pled not guilty.
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the lead lawyer, amendola said victim one told conflicting stories at different times. i don't remember dates of when i told anyone, the witness testified. all i know is it happened to me. i honestly don't even want to be here. >> i think this case will show the world how exceedingly difficult it is for victims of sexual abuse to report that heinous crime. you saw firsthand the pain that a victim of sexual abuse undergoes. >> reporter: now, despite that grueling testimony, sandusky seemed unfazed, smiling and laughing with supporters in the courtroom at the end of yesterday's session. meanwhile lawyers say both sandusky and even his wife dottie may take the stand in his defense. >> thank you. star jones is a former attorney and prosecutor. good morning. >> good morning. >> so far the defense appears 0 for 2. at some point are we looking at
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a no choice situation where they are going to have to bring jerry sandusky to the stand because there are six more alleged victims yet to be called. >> we have heard probably the strongest victim at this point. you start with your best case. the defense, however, has such a mountain to climb here. they are going to have to devastate young people and their memories of one of the most horrific crimes you can imagine. as mike mcqueary testified yesterday, actions that were perverse in his own words. we find it difficult to even report the story because you cannot really lay out the allegations. so i find it difficult to figure out how the defense is going to counter it. >> being the only alleged eyewitness, he a big burden to carry. he to back up the testimony of these alleged victims who are talking about things that happened years ago. they were young people. did he do enough? >> i don't think i have ever recalled a case where there was
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an adult eyewitness to a child being actually sexually assaulted. so the prosecution has, sadly to say, a gift in mike mcqueary. if the jury believes him, they have what allen dershowitz likes to call a triangle prosecution. have you a victim, you have eyewitnesss and you have corroboration. that's a devastating foundation for prosecution. >> from the courtroom he was composed, seemed credible. his credibility has been questioned because he flipped on when he saw the alleged inappropriate behavior, saying first 2002 and then 2001. how serious is this for the prosecution? >> in some cases time and inconsistencies with the time is a problem. in this particular case the allegations are so horrific that i think the jury might forgive him with being off a year, if you will. because the facts of what he said he saw are not the kind of
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facts you would forget. you might forget the date but you wouldn't forget you what saw. >> one of the most sobering things we heard yesterday was from the testimony of victim one in which he says he went to his high school counselor and reported sandusky had done inappropriate behavior. he said it was told -- he was told by those he reported to that sandusky has a heart of gold and he wouldn't do something like that. >> this is by far the worst fear of any child that reports adult sexual assault. i've had these kinds of cases where the kids, the only thing that matters to them is will the adult they report to believe them. in this situation the person who is supposed to be there, the counselor supposed to be there to have that kid's back didn't, if you believe the testimony. the prosecution is smart in takes these young now men back to those very painful times as
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children. it's devastating for their own psyche, but it builds a wonderful case for the prosecution. >> to be continued, star jones, thank you for your valuable perspective. it is now 7:08. now here is matt. >> thank you very much. the wife of george zimmerman, the man who is charged with fatally shooting teenager trayvon martin is out of jail this morning. this after she was arrested and charged with personally for allegedly lying at her husband's bond hearing. nbc's kerry sanders is in sanford, florida. kerry, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. she wi shellie zimmerman was booked into and release freddie jail in a few minutes. the wife of george zimmerman had been able to cloak her identity with the blessing of the judge and law enforcement lost the privacy she had so cautiously protected. shellie zimmerman was booked into the very same jail where her husband is locked up. she's charged with one count of
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perjury. prosecutors claim she lied to get her husband released on $150,000 bond. his freedom was revoked earlier this month when it was reveiled he failed to disclose he had more than $135,000 cash in a defense fund. his 25-year-old wife was released tuesday after posting $1,000 bond after spending just 38 minutes in jail. her problems with prosecutors began, they say, when she testified by phone at her husband's bond hearing in april. her testimony included repeated denials that she knew anything about a growing paypal account. >> do you have any estimate as to how much money has already been obtained? >> i do not. >> reporter: but prosecutors a little in jailhouse recorded phone calls between shellie and george zimmerman the couple conspired to hide money by allegedly transferring tens of thousands of dollars to her personal credit union account.
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in the probable cause affidavit, prosecutors wrote, "the record show that shellie zimmerman transferred more than $74,000 from george zimmerman's account to her account. >> the perjury charge against shellie zimmerman is a tale of transcripts. the one in court and the jailhouse conversations which cannot be reconciled. normally perjury is tough to prove. this doesn't look difficult in this case. >> reporter: shellie zimmerman was unavailable for comment. sources say she has yet to hire a lawyer. >> is he worried about his wife? >> serum after being charged with a crime he's worried. he's also worried she's out in the public eye and there's legitimate safety concerns for her. >> reporter: if shellie zimmerman is convicted of perjury, she could face up to five years in prison, and she would lose the ability to get a license from the state. she's currently studying to be a nurse, which, matt, requires a
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license. >> kerry sanders in florida on this story for us. kerry, thanks very much. now let's get the rest of the morning's stories. natalie morales. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. a victory in the special election for gabrielle giffords seat. her handpicked successor democrat ron barbour -- barber last night. she resigned from congress back in january a year after she was shot. the suspect in a deadly shooting near auburn university has turned himself into police following a three-day manhunt. desmonte leonard charged with three counts of capital murder and accused of wounding three others in a fight at a party near the school's campus. he could make a court appearance as early as today. firefighters are battling destructive blazes burning out of control in colorado and new
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mexico. nbc's miguel almaguer joins us from bellvue with the latest. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, a mixed bag here. some evacuees are told they can return back home while other residents are told be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. this is a wildfire in colorado and one in new mexico rages on. though choking billowing smoke can be seen for miles, the flames are difficult to reach. the air attack in colorado's high park, fire among the most effective weapons slowing a churning blaze feeding through forest land bone dry. still firefighters are making progress. >> we're far from the end but we're going the right direction. we continue to have faith and trust in these folks that are running the fire for us. >> reporter: the fire here has claimed one life, destroyed or damaged at least 100 structures and today threatens many more.
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some 600 firefighters are on the ground, extra crews are en route, a grueling five-day fight on the frontline. >> they are incredibly brave. oh, my gosh. it's amazing what they do and how close they get to the fire. just love them. >> reporter: meantime across colorado's border in new mexico, a state of emergency has been declared in lincoln county. the little bear fire has devoured more than 200 homes, entire neighborhoods reduced to smoking rubble. the lightning sparked fire has blackened at least 36,000 acres, flames still threatening homes today. >> reporter: back here in colorado this 43,000 acre fire is roughly 10% contained. but like in new mexico all eyes will be on the forecast today. wind conditions should be relatively calm. natalie. >> we'll get that from al momentarily. miguel almaguer in colorado,
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thanks. the brooklyn monster turned informant that inspired the film "goodfellas" died after a long battle. he was famously played by ray liotta. he was a member of the family who later testified against his associates. the film was quote 99.9% accurate. henry hill was 69 years old. you're up to date. 7:15. back to matt and ann. >> thanks, natalie. >> we're going to go outside. al is with some urban campers this morning for a check of the weather. al. >> that's right, guys. we are here. this is 48th street. this is the line that started yesterday, people camping out for justin bieber. what's your name? >> amy. >> amy, when did you get here? >> yesterday at like 3:00. >> 3:00 in the afternoon. all right. your friends went to go get some food or a shower? over here pennsylvania. what's your name sir. >> tom. >> tom, you've got a whole camping thing set up here. >> got a little wet last night.
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we had to try to keep dry. >> our minions are handing out hot cocoa. did you get some hot cocoa? >> thank you very much. >> thanks for coming down. the weather will be drier the next few days. that's good news. let's show you what we have going on. we do have some more stormy weather out west where we're looking at a risk of strong storms. rainfall amounts generally going to be a half an inch to an inch. in the northeast, more rain today especially northeast on into new england. we could be looking at anywhere from half an inch to an inch to an inch and a half of rain. the good news for folks waiting in line, the weather is going to be nice now. in fact, our cameraman tommy hogan is excited. he's excited about bieber. please don't do that. i'm begging you. please don't do that.
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>> good morning. a mixture of sun and clouds. humidity it will go down. >> want to make sure you get a cup, too. there you go. make sure our cameraman gets a cup. he's been out for a long time, too. ann, i've got one for you. >> thank you so much, al, that's nice of you. now we want to turn at new guidelines aimed at making football safer for hundreds of thousands of young athletes in the country. nbc's nancy snyderman is the chief medical editor for our company. >> in terms of football this is going to be a game changer. it has to be with pop warner
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football, the oldest youth football organization. they are literally changing the rule book. they are addressing the kind of contact allowed in the game and particularly in practice. not only to avoid safe play but to avoid dangerous concussions. there are nearly 4 million sports related concussions in the united states this year and football counts for more than half of those. new research show more head injuries during practice than a game. that's why there's a concussion initiative. most pop warner kids practice nine hours a week. new guidelines will have only a third of that in head to head contact. no direct hits and contact in a three-foot zone. the group's executive director says safety comes first now but admits things weren't always that way. >> i think particularly with concussions so much of it was a lack of awareness. you got dinged, get back in the
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game. >> for this family, pop warner is a big part of life. 8-year-old anthony plays football. sister mattie is a pop warner cheerleader, dad matt a coach and his wife roberta a spirit squad leader. they joined in part because of the safety philosophy. when in doubt, sit it out, and says the new regulations are even more reassuring. >> it's a sense of comfort knowing that he's not going to get hit all the time. >> he never got a scan? >> dr. julian bales say kids' brains are more susceptible. >> a second or third concussion, really can have detrimental effects and a degradation in their function. >> you weren't knocked out, were you? >> that's why doctors are keeping close eyes on kids like dominic holster, he's had three concussions and now wears a
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special helmet on the field and gets regular checkups. more than 280,000 kids participate in pop warner nationwide. these regulations are going to impact a lot of players. the bottom line, ann, we have to protect their young brains because they are more vulnerable. >> very important story. it is now 7:20. once again, here is matt. >> thank you. with the busy summer travel season under way, there's some new questions about the safety of some rental cars. a mother from california is demanding that rental companies change their ways after her two daughters were killed in a car she says should never have been on the road. nbc's tom costello has more on this. tom, good morning. >> matt, good morning. enterprise car rental agreed it was negligent after admitting it had no policy for fixing cars in its fleet involved in a safety recall. now all rental car companies are under pressure to promise they won't rent or sell cars until they are fixed.
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it was on highway 101 outside of bradley, california, an horrific crash after the 2004 pt cruiser two sisters were in caught fire as they were driving. rachel and jackie didn't know the car was the subject of a recall for a steering fluid leak that could lead to an engine fire. and enterprise car rental had rented the car without making the fix. >> it's ridiculous because it's simple to fix. this is not a fledgling industry that is on the border of collapse at any moment. >> reporter: enterprise admitted it was responsible and a jury awarded the family $15 million. now congress is considering a law that would make it illegal for rental car companies to rent or sell cars part of a safety recall before they are fixed. until that law is passed, callie and members of congress have asked all rental car companies to make a promise not to do so. >> no rental car company should
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allow an unsafe vehicle to ever be rented or sold to a consumer without being fixed first to the manufacturer's specifications, which have been approved by nhtsa. >> a government study found enterprise repaired only 65% of vehicles in 90 days. budget, 353 that quickly. hertz was even worse with only 34% repaired in 90 days. now avis says we do not and will not rent a vehicle which is subject to a recall. enterprise and national says the same thing. as for dollar thrifty, it says, "we have never had a serious personal injury arise from a failure to timely address a safety recall." and it repairs all safety recalls from its fleet. customers should beware. >> what consumers going to a rental company will ask for a vehicle with an outstanding recall on it. they want a safe car. they don't want one that's
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waiting to break down on the road. >> reporter: hertz has also made a pledge, hertz will not rent or sell a vehicle if it has been involved in a safety recall until that vehicle has been fixed. that from hertz. so as you make your summer travel plans, the best advice may be to know what your rental car company's policy is on repairing rentals involved in recalls. matt. >> that is good advice. tom costello in washington. tom, thank you very much. just ahead a husband charged with masterminding three failed murder attempts on his wife. now his former mistress who says she helped plan the hits is accused of plotting to have him killed. we'll have the latest but first this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, a toddler survives being ejected by an suv after a dramatic crash. >> the queen, prince william and kate middleton take the jubilee celebration on the road after your local news.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. a pair of anne arundel county teenagers face reckless endangerment charges, accused of throwing off homemade bottle bomb at a 6-year-old girl. the teenagers through the bottle at but crawl while she was playing on a playground the child was not hurt. this the seventh bottle bomb case in anne arundel county is
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so far this year. let's check on your morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> let's get you up-to-date on accidents we are tracking. powder mill road, left lane closure with an accident. southbound 295 starting at arundel mills boulevard, we have a slow boat there. backing up traffic on the northbound side. 32 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. not bad on the north side. tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m., fort avenue will close at andrea street for celebration events. here is what looks like on 295. this back up is all volume- related. padonia road, southbound 83, coming down from mount carmel, looking good. j.f.x., a nice start. tony has a check of your
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forecast. >> so far so good. we will enjoy the dry day-to- day. 69 degrees. humidity will go down the next couple of hours. 66 in rising sun. a mixture of clouds and sunshine.
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remember that commercial, it had a lot of people barking, dogs barking the "star wars" theme. is it the best of the year? we'll review that coming up. 7:30 wednesday morning 13th of june 2012. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. >> i know animals are supposed to be cute. that to me says volkswagen should drive you crazy. >> i liked it, inventive. >> the theme of the darth vader commercial during last year's super bowl, the young star of that ad, darth vader ad, max
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page, is set to have open-heart surgery to repair a congenital heart did he if he can. i think this is the eighth surgery. coming up we'll talk to his parents exclusively. >> coming up. a toddler suffered injuries after being thrown from an suv in a violent crash. a dramatic moment caused by a police car's dash-cam ra. the queen celebrating her diamond jubilee with the help of prince william and kate and try to figure out what kate is planning for her husband's 30th birthday, which is a little more than a week from right now. we begin this half hour with a new twist of national headlines. a texas man charged with masterminding three failed murder attempts on his wife. now his former mistress who claims she helped plan those hits has reportedly tried to have him killed.
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janet in bel-aibel-air, texas. >> this case has been full of twists and turns and now a bombshell. it is a rambling four-page jailhouse letter that could turn this case upside downcasting doubt on whether jack was the mastermind on his wife's life. when he reconciled with his wife after being accused of plotting three attempts on her life. she survived the attacks in 2010 but the last one, a gunshot to her abdomen and fatal. he denied any involvement in trying to kill his wife, his mistress was the brains and bankroll. she pled guilty in capital murder in exchange for her testimony expected next month.
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now she's accused of planning a hit on jeffrey himself. >> michelle from her jail cell has plotted another murder. she has solicited an inmate to murder jeffrey stern for $20,000. >> wrote a four-page letter to another female inmate who turned it over last month. a detailed step by step guide on how to kill her former lover. whatever you do it must not look like a hit. it's got to be an accidental death. obviously even a close range shot didn't get rid of the wife. so you have to shoot elsewhere to finish. another bizarre twist in a case that's already seen so many. three separate attempts on yvonne stern's life, another one on her husband jeffrey. they are living in fear. >> the fbi task force confronted miss gaiser last week.
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according to the task force she confessed that the note is, in fact, hers. >> reporter: the fbi says it can't comment, the case is pending. the same from the attorney's office prosecuting jeffrey stern. they told nbc news they have just been made aware of the allegations and they are investigating adding she, michelle, knows better than anyone that the entire scheme against yvonne was concocted by jeffrey stern. so far the district attorney has yet to charge her with any crime for aldly trying to put a hit out on jeffrey stern. for his part he goes on trial in the houston area next month for the three attempts on his wife's life. they live together in this home behind me. she will be at the trial in support of him next month. matt, this is a strange case at that. back to you. >> sounds like a fun bunch. thank you very much. it's 34 after the hour.
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here is ann. >> a toddler in lubbock, texas, is lucky to be alive after being reject fredded from an suv in a dramatic crash. natalie with that story. >> good morning, ann. that came after a police chase when a young man was robbed at gunpoint. what police did not know at the time, there was a one-year-old girl in the back of the vehicle. the dramatic ending to the chase was caught on a police dash-cam which shows an suv flipping several times and coming to a terrifying stop. a one-year-old girl ejected from the vehicle and then miraculously stands up on her own. minutes before the crash, police say 17-year-old man and three other teens ages 14 through 16 allegedly robbed 19-year-old girl in a restaurant parking lot. she says he demanded she hand
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over the purse but she tried to give him her cash $10. >> he said hand over your purse. not thinking i said no. he said i will show shoot you. >> she said she quickly handed over her purse. before the suv sped away she noticed three other teens and a toddler in the vehicle. >> he was getting in the car and i said, all that with a little baby in the back seat. called police and chased the suspect in what they say was a stolen suv. as the suv flipped again and again, the toddler was ejected out of the back window. the little girl stood up and tried to walk back to the suv. she stumbled and fell. one of the suspects then got out of the suv and grabbed the child. two of the suspects were seen running down the street with the child and were later caught in a woman's backyard. >> ran this way, that way. it made me worry because a little baby girl, something
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serious. >> police say he's the father of the child and the toddler's teenager mother was one of the 16-year-old suspects also in the stolen vehicle when it crashed with the little one-year-old girl inside. >> meanwhile they have been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, evading arrest and other crimes. the child treated with minor injuries and reportedly staying with other relatives. >> natalie, thank you so much. now let's make a pivot and get a check of the morning's weather once again from al. . >> today's weather is brought to you by the makers of centrum. >> good morning. we have an anniversary here. which anniversary is this? >> 52nd. >> congratulations. what's your name. >> sheila and allen. >> you haven't said a word in 52
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years, have you? >> no. >> that's the first one. nice to see you. bad news for the fires, especially the high park fire in colorado, warming up to 83. wind gusts 25 miles an hour. only 80% contained. they don't think they will have it fully contained until fall. that's how big the fire is over 43,000 acres. out in the west, rockies, 80s and 90s, no relief there. hundreds as you get to the west, strong storms in the high plains, wet weather in the mid-atlantic and northeast. we've got plenty of sunshine in the lower mississippi and ohio >> good morning. it looks like it will turn out to be a nice day today. humidity will be going down as the system pushes off the coast. a mixture of sun and clouds.
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matt miller, the president and ceo. great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> dvrs, tivos, it's harder and harder for people not to skip commercials because it's so easy to do. these have to be creative. >> we've seen it this year. the whole industry changed with ads getting longer, telling more stories, being more engaging, more entertaining and having a little bit of a significant message. many of the winning commercials you saw last night really come in and show a little bit of social consciousness as well as entertainment. >> the first one does not fall into that category. this is from volkswagen, a setup ad, plays off the darth vader ad we saw last year. this is the one with the dog. some people love it, some people don't. let's take a look.
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this won for best musical arrangement. why do you like this commercial. >> this is the lead in to the commercial. the fact it's more popular than the commercial itself that ran on the super bowl. it was meant to be the bridge between the most popular car commercial in a viral sense, the darth vader spot, and the new one which had the dog in it. they tried to bridge those things and capitalize on the "star wars" things. >> with all apologies to volkswagen, that drove me crazy. i don't know why. that's darth vader. the next one we'll see is for land rover, called liar, on for best copy righting. we cut it down for time. >> i'm a pathological liar. everything i've ever told you is a lie. >> what did you lie about. >> pretty much everything, it's
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pathological. >> so you're not from france. >> yes, i'm not from there. >> you don't own the gallery where we met. >> i don't lone that one. >> you're not a doctor. >> what about us? did you lie when you say you love me? >> no, i'm only telling you this because i'm truly in love with you. >> you are? >> no. >> i don't know what to believe. >> edward. my real name is edward. jason. >> edward or jason. >> i think that's a funny commercial. the humor in that one works great. >> it does. the director david shane is great at that short of timing. the first half you see them interacting and has he a french accent. all of a sudden he jumps in the car and says i have to tell you something and it goes through that. >> the tag line, "you'll feel safe inside" works brilliantly. >> next one best performance and dialogue. new era, they make baseball caps. try and see if you can figure out that by watching the commercial. >> wow, for someone who just watched their team get totally
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annihilated you seem calm. >> it's not whether you get knocked down, it's when you get back up. >> thanks, mom. >> alec baldwin said that. >> no. >> alec baldwin just said that a little while ago. >> see if your bowl game can get up after last night's melt down. >> let's see if you can get back up after this. >> are those tickets. >> i'm going to make everybody at fenway cry. >> no. no. please no. wow, they are flammable. no, they are still usable, the bar code. oh, my god. are you okay. >> call 912. 912. >> what is 912? >> keeps going on and on. they never mention baseball caps, by the way. you just see him wearing one. >> what's so great about it, this whole campaign has been going on since the beginning of 2010 and it really develops
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these characters. it's the rivalry of baseball. of course he always wears a cap. that subtle reference. but it's all about the rivalry of sports. >> to the control room i'm going to skip ahead now to the big winner from last night. this was the best commercial. it also won in a bunch of other occasion. it's for chipotle restaurant chain. take a look. ♪ i was just guessing at numbers and figures the puzzle questions of science science and progress don't speak as loud as my heart ♪ ♪ nobody said it was easy >> this one is one that kind of tries to get you to connect to a simpler way of life.
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as the commercial goes on, the images get more pleasing to the eye. a coldplay song sung by willie nelson. why did the voters like it so much. >> works on so many levels, mostly coldplay sung by willie nelson and coldplay's use of that. this broke on the grammys. they had this song available on itunes. all the proceeds went to the foundation to support sustainable farming. the story goes on to show the farmers, trucks, all that used the farm. just a charming, delightful story using animation, using willie nelson, obviously connecting with the farmer and his pedigree with them. so many wonderful messages in there. it says you can sell and have a social message. that's kind of what advertising is going towards now. >> matt miller. matt, thank you very much. you really liked the dogs barking. >> i kind of like it. >> up next, a new celebration of
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. time for a check on the morning commute. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> we have one accident in the city of falls road and 36th street to avoid, causing delays. parkside come out with, 41 miles per hour at harford. once you get on the west side, normal volume. all the way down to edmondson, 26 miles per hour on average. if you are going to hand out tomorrow morning, 6:00 a.m., fort avenue will shut down
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between andrea's street at fort mchenry. update at security. west side delays in place in both directions. live view of traffic in the area of 95 and white marsh. heavy past white marsh towards the split. over to you, tony. >> nice to get a little quiet weather during the morning commute. couple of clouds hanging out at the present time. winds will shift to the northwest and gusts up to 20 miles per hour. 65 in sykesville. 66 in rising sun. mr. of sunshine, clouds, breezy, less humid. pretty nice day compared to yesterday. slight chance for rain shower on thursday. going into the weekend, smooth sailing.
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8:00 wednesday morning, the 13th day of june, 2012. you're looking at video from a young justin bieber, pop superstar who is going to be coming to new york and taking to our plaza on friday morning in our 8:30 half hour. if you plan on coming down to that, get here early. >> already got 20 people lined up.
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>> anyway, the concert is friday morning. get here early. we plan to see you then. i'm matt lauer with ann curry and al roker. what's coming up? >> last half hour you talked about the best commercials of the year. one of them, remember this commercial about the little pint sized darth vader and the car commercial? that little boy, named max in real life, actually is about to undergo open-heart surgery to replace a valve and repair a hole in his heart. he's a sweet boy. pretty inspiring. his reaction to hearing about the open-heart surgery, he's already had eight in the last seven years. this is important. his parents will tell us how he reacted to that. it's a pretty sweet story. they are strong people. >> a tough kid. >> really is. later on giada de laurentiis
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will be here to get ready for summer. she'll show us how to do father's day sausage grilling and open up about her love of hot dogs. >> that's not a hot dog, that's a planet. that's huge. a small country. >> she actually has a hot dog named after her in that famous place in california. "today" show has a dog there also. >> really? >> a lot of ham in it. >> well -- >> go inside, natalie with a check of the headlines. >> hello, matt, ann and al, everybody. the wife of "george to the rescue" zimmerman is out on bond after her arrest in a perjury charge. shellie zimmerman accused of lying about finances in a bail hearing that led to her husband's release. george zimmerman's bond revoked last month. he pled not guilty to the murder of unarmed teen trayvon martin.
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former graduate coaching assistant mike mcqueary testified the incident took place at night in a team shower. earlier tuesday the jury heard from an alleged victim who choked back tears as he described being abused on numerous occasions. the ceo of jpmorgan chase is testifying before congress about a trading loss that cost the company more than $2 billion. in remarks released ahead of his appearance. jamie dimon apologized and said the bank has taken testeps to me sure it does not happen again. what's trending today. what's trending online. david arquette has filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years courteney cox. the couple separated in 2010. arquette is seeking joint custody of their daughter who turns eight this week. bacon is arguably the internet's favorite food group as well as al roker. it's no surprise burger king's new treat, the bacon sunday,
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2500 calories of hot fudge, caramel and bacon together. now, that is a whopper. check out this video of canadian sensation justin bieber practicing his british accent in london. >> do you think my accent -- >> i think you could get away. >> if you walk in, you might not even know i'm not an englishman. >> of course justin bieber will be back on this side of the pond for friday's live "today" show concert on rockefeller plaza. people already camping out as al shows you. now 8:04. let's go outside to al with a check of your weather. >> "today's" weather brought by seven flavors of grillin' beans, the bolder side of bush's. speaking of bieber, let's check in on the bieber line.
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it seems like it's growing. all these folks hanging out. man, some of them got here as early as 8:00 yesterday. all right. they have a chant. in the next 48 hours, we'll see how old that gets today. it will be worth it because they will have a good seat, good spot to get ready for justin bieber. your bucket list. you saw the cake boss? >> we went to the shop but he wasn't there. we checked it out. we saw the cardboard cutout. >> and talked to al roker of the "today" show. you can check that off. all right. okay. >> there you go. >> very nice. congratulations. let's check -- let's >> good morning. a mixture of sun and clouds. humidity it will go down.
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>> the cambridge high school band behind us, the choir band. >> you know where the lone ranger takes his garbage? ♪ to the dump the dump the dump dump dump ♪ >> the little boy from darth vader commercial is undergoing surgery today. we'll talk to his parents and find out how he's doing right after these messages.
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back now at 8:10. max page became an overnight star last year portraying little darth vader in super bowl ads. he was born with a congenital heart defect. tomorrow max will undergo open-heart surgery. we'll talk with his parents but first here is nbc's michelle franzen. >> reporter: when max page and as darth vader in volkswagen's popular super bowl commercial last year, he used the force to
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start the family car and warmed his way into our hearts. >> wow, you're a handsome guy. >> when he revealed his hand some face on "today." now 7-year-old max is using his powers in a new way, making a can do list for things he hopes he can do after open-heart surgery tomorrow. >> book club, drums, pottery, funny movies. >> max was born with a congenital heart defect. this will be his eighth surgery in seven years. >> pulmonary valve, something we've known since he was three-month-old that would be in our future. >> max's mom, dad and little brother are part of the support team along with doctors at children's hospital in los angeles. >> the artery that carries the blood between the heart and the lungs is still almost the size of an infant. it's like trying to pump gas through a straw. >> you wouldn't know it watching max play or as an actor with
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recurring roles on young and restless and "prime spectacular" taking time to give back as an ambassador. >> thank you, children of los angeles, you mean so much to me. >> his parents say the signs are there. >> he tires out more than he normally would. >> he understands what's in front of him. he's scared. he's nervous. >> reporter: along with the fears comes an idea. >> where does this come from? your kid says i want a fun house. you find yourself at the art store doing all this tough and having fun doing it, finding the joy. >> max and his brother have created that fun house. ♪ take me out to the ball game take me out to the crowd ♪ >> reporter: each room with a different theme. when he heads into surgery, max will be taking one more thing with him. >> his darth vader headset. he said, i want those. it really struck me because he's not usually wanting those. he said when he's darth he feels
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strong. >> if you use your force and dream big, you can achieve anything. >> reporter: michelle franzen, san clemente, california. >> his parents jennifer and buck page are joining us exclusively. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, ann. >> good morning, ann. >> we're hearing max is about to check into the hospital in just a few hours. it's hard to hear that he was nervous and scared when he heard the news about this surgery. jennifer, what are the emotions all of you are now going through? >> we're going to be really happy when it's friday morning. you know, we're entering that part now where we hand our son over to very skilled and talented people with a mission to save his life. that's just -- we have him right now and we're just trying to soak it all up. we've taken full advantage since we've known he needed this to have a good time, to have fun, but certainly we're entering some of the hardest emotional times right now. >> you both right now are
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watching max running around. he looks really healthy as he's running around. what are doctors telling you about what tomorrow's surgery will help him with? buck? >> well, tomorrow's surgery is going to help -- basically what the doctor has told us, after the surgery, max has not known how good he can feel because of the restrictions of his valve. this is going to enable him to become even more active, which is hard to believe, and help him out tremendously. >> do you want to tell us anymore about this can do list? it's so sweet. this part of the story is so sweet. in the news release you tell us when you told him about the surgery he said, mom, i don't have a choice, i have to go through it. it's scary, i don't like to but i think i may as well go through it with a good attitude. where does this come from, jennifer? >> when we first told him, both
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he and his brother were sad and nervous. it was later that night, he asked if i would stay up late and talk to him. he said, i just want to focus, mom, let's talk about what i can do. first everything he was sad he wasn't able to do, all the plans we had to cancel. he wanted to start writing a list. he wrote the list and looked around and said, this house is awfully boring to recover in so we need to fun it up. we did. we're so lucky we have an articulate son that's able to tell us how to help him. that's our goal to get he and his little brother through this. this is an emotional time for our whole family. >> when he walks back in that door, in what way will he see the house is funned up. >> like you s from the video, the garage is the explode zone, covered in science projects and paints and every stuffed animal he owns is waiting for him in the living room. he hangs on the couch and groggy and sleepy, he'll look around at all his animal, be surrounded by
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love. we've gotten so many messages from people and thanks. we try to make everything boring is in our small garage and everything that's fun is out and accessible. that's the goal of the house. >> we posted the news of max's surgery on our website on, we got hundreds of people messaging and wishing maxwell. i hope the love even from strangers is helping you now, jennifer and buck page. our best to your son max, your sweet boy. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, we're going to switch gears and head into the kitchen with giada de laurentiis, her favorite italian sausage recipe right after this. cream cheese spread s from the laughing cow. it's rich, indulgent and 45 calories. mmm it's so good -- it practically sells itself. cut, cut. sells itself? i've poured myself into this commercial. ♪ don't be boring ♪ indulge in the morning ya! [ squeaking ]
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>> announcer: cooking with giada brought to you by target, giada's exclusive line of kitchen products and foods is only available at target and back now at 8:20 to do some cooking with giada today. "today" contributor giada de laurentiis here with some of her favorite sausage recipes. first she took a trip to a california hot spot for one of the most popular sausages in the country, good old-fashioned hot dog. >> usually buzzing with loyal customers who line up day and night all for a hot dog. back in my younger days, i was one of them. >> premium quality all beef hot dog with just the right blend of spices. we have been serving the same hot dog since 1939. >> pink's originated as a hot dog cart during the great depression. today the staff cooks up 2,000 dogs a day.
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>> the mulholland hot dog. >> each associated with a particular name from the standard, you guessed it, "today" show dog, two dogs, mustard, onions, chili, cheese, and guacamole. >> i want the giada hot dog. >> the giada dog? this i had to see. pretty cool to have your own hot dog, i have to say. this is a ten inch dog made with a quarter pound of beef topped with mushrooms, pepper, tomatoes and onions. >> cooked anyway. >> yeah. >> finish it up, a cheese close to my heart, mozzarella, of course. >> giada, why don't you have a taste of your giada de laurentiis hot dog and see if you like it. >> i love the colors, i have to say. a little green, white, red, the italian flag. that's good. i'm having a hard time picking this thing up. if i had any thumbs i'd show you. it's really good.
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>> i think you ought to try the "today" show. >> i have to try the "today" show dog. this is a really good hot dog. but i think mine might still be better. >> you actually went through with it. giada joins us here this morning. giada, how are you? were you a hot dog fan -- >> the things i let you guys do to me. >> i understand you used to eat hot dogs as a kid but your mom made them in a way -- >> this is the deal, in italy you don't eat hot dogs. i grew up here and fell in love with hot dogs. i begged my mom to make something. >> she cut them up with tomatoes and olive oil. >> so i loved going to pink's when i was younger. >> let's fast forward. you're going to make -- now we're looking at traditional sausages. we have some varieties here.
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sweet, spicy and turkey, correct? >> i always tend to go for the turkey. but sometimes spicy sausage. depends you what like. this is our version, italian version of hot dogs. >> first, sausage, peppers, onions, traditional recipe. do you do anything different? >> i cook them seven to ten minutes, all the way through, nice and golden. >> which ones are these, turkey sausage. >> yes, turkey, sweet italian. italian is the key because it has italian flavors in it, which means it has fennel, red pepper flakes, garlic and italian herbs. cook these down for a few minutes. >> you don't chop up these peppers fine. >> look how they fall apart. >> melt down a little bit. >> they sweat. they tart to caramelize and all the flavors come out. then what i do is add a little bit of marsala wine, give it a little sweetness. let it cook down. garlic, red pepper flakes and
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oregano. this is really great for father's day. a really fun dish. tomato paste, if i can get it out. you do this. >> got it. >> these are crushed tomatoes. >> you let that all cook down together until it looks like this. >> something like that. you serve it how? >> i cut up these sausages, dump them in there. at this point you can even make this the morning of and then reheat it. >> the morning of? this is a breakfast then. >> no, i'm saying you can -- >> go ahead. >> i'm going to make you do this demo by yourself. you take the bread just like this, serve it as a sandwich. i like to take the bread out because it makes it easier to put the stuff in there. it settles in there. that's it. just like that. >> talk to me about the pasta dish. >> a different spin, other things you can do.
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i put this in the pan. make it and eat sort of room temperature, not cold but room temperature or hot. i also make a pizza with sausage, pork. you can do turkey, too. spicy turkey, pork. gorgonzola and carmelized onions. >> take you back to pink's, which is better giada dog or "today" show dog? the "today" show dog you described earlier in a very unflattering way. >> i did not. >> you did. you said it was like someone had -- you didn't like the "today" show dog, let's say that. >> i think they told me you picked the ingredients. >> too much goop on it. i like simple dogs. >> no, i don't think so. that's not what i heard. >> try your pasta. giada thank you very much. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. >> just ahead everything you need to know for a successful garage sale.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> still some problems out there. problems on falls road in the area of 86 st.. padonia road, disabled vehicle. a little bit of a backup. 33 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. continuing to look at delays on southbound 95 at white marsh towards the beltway. 33 miles per hour there. update at security.
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outer loop traffic going away from us. easing up as you approach i-70. let's switch over to a live view of traffic in the white marsh are hampshire. -- white marsh area. prior to that, not bad at all. >> it should turn out to be a nice day. good soaking rain yesterday that . that whole thing is pushing off the coast now. northwest winds at 12, gusting to 22. going to be breezy out there. 63 in taneytown. 70 in rock hall. mixture of sunshine and clouds, breezy, less humid. during the day tomorrow, 20% chance for a sprinkle. smith sailing through father's day weekend. >> thank you for joining us.
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♪ >> 8:30 now on wednesday morning the 13th of june, 2012. when we come outside to an energetic crowd here in rockefeller plaza. we know they ain't seen nothing yet because in 48 hours this place is going to be packed. the justin bieber concert.
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if that wasn't enough, he's bringing a special guess with him. >> special guest? >> yes. >> i hear it might be lady gaga. >> hopefully she's doing okay. >> kidding, kidding, kidding. >> what else is coming up. we have a wedding season. >> the guy from "say yes to the dress" he's a lot of fun, will talk about a new show. also he'll show us some of the hottest friends in bridal fashion. >> some are unusual, including the trend of color. >> also that time of the year for garage sales. hosting a garage sale may not be as easy as you think. some towns are enforcing new rules and regulations. coming up, going to tell you what you need to know if you're going to be hosting a garage
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sale. >> she always has great advice. i always learn something from elizabeth. >> a little later on, don't get between these guys and their grill. don't get up in their grill. we're talking about how men are bonding over something called the man-b-cue. >> the men's version of girls night out. >> men getting together and barbecuing. that's interesting. that's a trend. meanwhile, get to the weather. feels like it's going to rain. >> a few showers in the northeast. as we go north, we're seeing more showers, rain along the new england coastline, slight risk of strong storms in the high plains, wet weather, sizzling in the southwest, rain in lower mississippi river valley. tomorrow risk of strong storms moves into the upper mississippi river valley, nice and mild. sunny and hot gulf coast, >> good
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it looks like it will turn out to be a nice day today. humidity will be going down as the system pushes off the coast. a mixture of sun and clouds. >> that's your latest weather. if you think you know who the special guest is, tweet us at "today" show or studio 1, >> i'm not going to say but i think i know who it is. >> justin bieber. >> who justin bieber is a fan of. >> me? >> all of us. >> studio 1a erica, tweet her,
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too. >> randy from "say yes to the dress" on summer's hottest wedding trends. but first -- >> this is "today" on nbc.
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fenoli has helped thousands of brides find that green dress on "say yes to the dress." now he's hitting the road in a bridal boutique on wheels for his new show "randy to the rescue." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> great to see you. match with a little bit of color. >> i got the memo. >> i'm glad. let's talk about why you wanted to hit the road? >> this is one of the most exciting endeavors i have ever done. there's so many girls out there in ohio, san diego, that just don't have it in their budget to
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come to new york city to shop for couture wedding gowns. i chose 200 wedding gowns, put them in a bus. some need a train, i need a bus, took them across the country and put them in bridal salons. >> you must have gotten squealing. >> it was incredible, so much fun. i really thought i would go out there and change these girls lives. what happened was they changed my life. the stories were so compelling and so moving and so powerful, it was really wonderful. i can't wait for you to see it. >> you said you've been in this profession for a long time. how do you explain why the dress is so important. >> it really symbolizes a girl becomeing a woman. she teps out from her family, becomes her own, a celebration of the union of a man and woman, starting their brand, a new family. i call it a brand because they are really representing their style and the dress kind of sets the tone for that style. >> speaking of that, it is june. it is time for a lot of
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weddings. while we have you here, we thought we'd put you to work and show us four of make of the hottest styles, trends of this year's season. one of them is called the raw edge dress. explain it. >> it's a three-dimensional texture raw edge trend that's really going on right now. lots of movement, lots of texture, a pleated sweetheart bodes, organza mini skirt, shoes. you've got to have great shoes for a dress like this. look at the beautiful clutch for accessory. >> what's interesting about this dress, it's so architectural. would you mind turning around so people can see the back of the dress. very architectural how the folds are working. raw edges -- >> see the edges, they are raw. no hemming on the edges. cut and left raw.
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great for an afterparty, the second dress. >> it would be a great dress to kick your shoes off with and get on the dance floor with. thank you so much for showing us that dress. the next dress worn by autumn. it's another trend, the accessories trend. >> accessories, retro inspired 1950s, '60s look. the accessories you can see she's got beautiful hair pins in the hair. >> let's let her turn around and show people those hair pins. >> you've got to see the back. by haley page, silk. great for a vineyard, any destination wedding, retro. speaking of destination weddings i'm doing an event at grabbed central terminal if anybody wants to come out and see me. i'm going to be there with sandals handing out free vacations and books and all kinds of stuff. >> i bet you get a big crowd responding to that. autumn, thank you so much. another trend. obviously this season has really been about color.
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>> yes. >> now in wedding dresses, which is interesting. this is modelled by debra. >> a lot of designers have shown full blown color on the runway like black and purples and reds. howeverf you're really not ready to do this, this is a way, a sherbet gown, a pastel light color, which is great. if you didn't want to do the whole gown, accessorize with the shoes. really the trend started from carrie with s"sex and the city." look at the hairpiece. >> turn around and show the hairpiece. that's beautiful. i love how it's dragging on the floor in a big, gorgeous way. >> very much for a youthful bride, somebody that wants to look like a princess on their widthi wedding day, in a cathedral. >> the last dress modelled by
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vanessa. >> this started with kate middleton with the lace sleeves. we've sashed it with a beautiful belt. also beautiful flowers in the hair which makes it very fresh and modern, beaded chantilly lays, trumpet line. >> when you say sashed it, you put that sash on the dress? >> yes. that's a really big trend right now, adding sashes, accessories. if you see every look we added accessories to change the look. if you didn't want to wear it for the wedding, you could wear it without the sash and then wear it for the reception. >> it's especially lovely. >> a delicate tonal beading. >> let's bring out all the models. you look so beautiful all of you. you also say how you're feeling on the inside matters as much as how you look on the outside. your trick to this, something you call three es. >> if it doesn't follow my three
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es, my company or myself, we don't do it. three es or educate, elevate and empower. most brides haven't done this before. they need to be educated in bridal. i try to help them through the process. elevate their self-confidence and empower them to go forth through the wedding day and hopefully their lives and feel good about themselves. >> randy fenoli, always great to see you. >> thank you. i want to thank tlc for getting on board and giving us the trust for the new show. >> thank you. we want to mention the premier of "randy to the rescue" friday night at 10:00, 9:00 central time on tlc. up next, garage sales. this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on today's
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consumer we're talking about new rules for garage sales. homeowners are having them in record numbers. but some cities and towns are actually cracking down on when you can have them and what you can sell. elizabeth, lifestyle expert and "today" show contributor. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you like these things, don't you? >> it's a national pastime. the problem is in the economy, it's gone crazy. people are using garage sales as a main revenue stream. >> are those words interchangeable, tag sale. >> tag sale northeast, garage sale in midwest. yes, they are interchangeable. >> you do need to check with your local town and city to find out what the rules and regulations are. what are some of the changes you're seeing. >> as i said, people are having them in record numbers. it's putting a lot of stress on communities. if you think about all the traffic, everything, parking. what a lot of towns are doing is requiring permits in record
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numbers. those permits can range anywhere from a few dollars to $20. the point is you need to really check with your councillor if you need one. >> get the word out. you like the newspaper partly for that. >> you definitely want to place an ad the week before, the friday before and be specific. if you have john deere farming equipment, make sure you say that. if you have pottery barn, those things are big attracters to get people into your tag sale. >> you want to go to the web. >> you want to use craig list, social network, sites like garage sale, make sure your friends spread the word. another thing towns are doing, they are also specifying where you can put signs. a lot of them are making you use their signs. like in moore, oklahoma, you need to buy the signs from the town. they are $2 apiece. can you make your own signs, the day, the time. use arrows. this is a company where you can order them online.
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>> i like it, your treasure awaits. >> let's talk about what things sell and what things tend not to sell. >> kids games, anything kid related does very well. toys. sporting equipment does really well. small electronics, even big electronics do really well. what doesn't sell well, clothing and stuffed animals. think about it. if you have clothing, from a consignment shop. who wants a raty old stuffed animal. >> what about placement of things? if you go into a store, they place things in certain places on purpose to get you to spend more money? does placement matter in a garage sale. >> bundling books together, dvds, you're going to do better for money when you do that. in terms of making things look good, take for example this table. we are selling all these things but there's no reason you can't merchandise it so it resembles the way people use it. >> someone might come and say i
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like the way this entire table looks. we'll take the whole thing. >> absolutely. in terms of pricing, pricing should be 10 to 30% of retail. one thing to keep in mind, you can always price down but you can't price up. >> let's talk about that at what point in your yard sale, let's say you have a two-day yard sale. by the end of the first day, should you start to slash prices. >> the whole idea of a garage sale is get rid of your junk. realize people will haggle. haggling is good. can you come down. think gifts with purchase. you want to move this stuff. you do not want it to end up back in your house. start a little higher. as the day goes on. >> a lot of people in my neighborhood team together. they all bring their stuff and have one big yard sale. >> that's an effective way of doing it particularly if you're going to do it once a year. a lot of places require you can only do it once a year. >> you're going to throw a garage sale or tag sale or yard sale, here are the things you
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need to have. >> start collecting grocery store, newspaper to wrap up, bubble wrap, tags, an extension cord is good to have if you have electronics. you don't want people to go into your house to see if a light works. they might not take your word for it. a calculator. a good thing to have on hand, a tape measure, you don't want somebody to buy a sofa and not get it into their house. >> change. >> most people you need ones and fives mostly. very important, all sales final. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your advice. when we come back, we're going to take you to what is called pa man-b-q. we'll take you to that but fiou
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well, we've all heard about girls night out but what about guys? a group in chicago has found a creative way to bond with their fellow man. here is nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: by the light of the moon gather the keepers of the flame. and the grilled meat and the call of the male of the species. >> the manbecue, a manly version of girls night out where grill masters gather to eat meat, drink beer and bond.
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>> why can't guys get away that one night, leave the kids at home, leave the girlfriends at home and come out and be yourself. >> like the manbecue is taking the backyard cookout to char broiled new heights because these guys take their meaty creations very seriously. >> chicken skin tacos, barbecue sauce. manbecue. >> reporter: it's a carnivore's carnival of potluck where cutlery is outlawed, so are the lady folk. >> a can of beer in a chicken's derriere. >> my first manbecue offering canadian beer can chicken. >> canadian. >> canadian montreal chicken spice, mush it up a bit. we'll never make it on a cooking show. >> never make it on there. >> what do you think? >> barbecue.
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>> manbecue. >> while my creation cooks we'll explore meaty masterpieces. >> bacon cheeseburger muffin. >> steak, homemade salsa. >> filling is mashed potatoes with bacon and a 1 sauce. >> trace of ribs and chicken brought up to the roof on a pulley. some of these recipes are way out there, like choked dipped oreos with bacon and peanut butter and a secret ingredient. >> marshmallows. >> seracha. >> what the heck is that? >> rooster sauce. hot sauce. >> i say delicious. but wait. a spy in disguise. "chicago tribune" reporter vickie ortiz healey first exposed this man clan. she's impressed by the friendships forged over fire. >> these are not just -- you think early men, cave men, fred
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flintstone. these are guys that can cook. they know barbecue, sauces. >> speaking of fire, how is my chicken doing. >> oh, my goodness. it's not looking too good. >> reporter: at the end of each manbecue, a toast to the winning recipe before each manbecue-er goes home to his regular life. >> the women do like it. they know their husbands, boyfriends are at manbecue, not out spending a bunch of money. >> a payoff for me a well done canadian beer can chicken. make that blackened. >> wow, this is delicious. this is delicious. all that's left are the bones and maybe a little heartburn. for today kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> so you guys feeling inspired. >> matt is disappointed he didn't get an invite. kevin, next time. >> kevin would have been 48 if
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he had lived. >> he goes from the manbecue right to the emergency room. all right, kevin, thank you. >> coming up still ahead, we'll be talking about tile to entertaining the five must haves for summer. what do you imagine that might be. do you know, natalie? >> five must haves for summer. a manbecue. >> certain nail polish. >> orange nail polish. >> barbecue sauce. >> the right outfit obviously. >> we'll tell you what they are after your local news.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. a lot of unanswered questions after baltimore county police find a body inside a vehicle. police were called to the same 6:00 tuesday night. police have not released details
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as to how the victim died. we are
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