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good morning. let summer begin. good morning. let summer begin. 35 million americans begin to hit the roads, the rails and the skies for the memorial day weekend, but with gas, airline and hotel prices soaring, how much will they be able to afford when they reach their destination? game changer. sarah palin gets set to launch an east coast bus tour. she says it's a campaign to educate and energize americans. but is it also the start of a presidential run? and let's get loud. the sun is shining, the plaza is packed and the countdown is on to our first summer concert of the season. it doesn't get better than this.
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pop superstar rihanna takes to our stage live today, friday, may 27th than 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. look at the crowd. this is great! >> these people have been lining up for hours and hours to catch one of the hottest superstars in the world today. >> she is 23 years old and youngest star ever to have ten number one hits and accomplished it faster than anyone in the music industry. the show is going to be all rihanna. 8:30, rihanna, every song. >> we don't know what she's playing but we have been told
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her entrance will be one you won't want to miss. we look forward to that coming up. that is coming up. first we go from this crowd on the plaza which is a good one to the crowds that will be hitting the roads, the rails, and the airways this weekend for the long memorial day weekend. we're going to cover all of your travel questions now. we have jeff rossen along the garden state parkway in new jersey. jeff, what are we expecting? >> reporter: hey, matt. you guys send me the nicest places, don't you? just listening to radio traffic reports. it turns out, a lot of you will be on the roads today. in the research for this, i found out -- i don't want to expose secrets here -- but a lot of you call in sick today, play hooky from work just to start the weekend early. i don't get it. i wouldn't do it/can't do it. look. the reality is a lot of you are. the roads are already packed. here's what you need to know. okay. so let's agree the beach is the place to be. some of you are taking the train.
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even more of you are taking a plane, but the overwhelming majority are driving, hitting the nation's highways in record numbers. aaa projects nearly 35 million americans will travel this memorial day weekend. nearly 31 million of them by car. but getting there ain't cheap this year. while gas prices have declined slightly, the national average for regular unleaded is now $3.81 a gallon, more than a dollar higher than a year ago when the average was $2.78 a gallon. >> i guess the bottom line is pain at the pump will not keep us at home during the holiday. >> reporter: but in much of the country, drivers are paying well over $4 a gallon. from the east. >> yes. driving less, consolidating trips. >> reporter: to the west. >> it's outrageous. i never imagined it could get this bad. >> reporter: it's enough of a pain in the tank that sterling resorts in florida will pay for your gas if you book a stay.
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>> they can get in the car, come on down and keep the receipt and give that to us and we'll pay for the gas. >> reporter: as you book your summer vacation, if gas prices don't keep you grounded, jet fuel prices may. reports summer airfares are the highest since 2008. the typical july airfare is up $30 to $60 from last year. new york to chicago will cost you $257, up from $226 a year ago. detroit to denver, $295, up from $268. d.c. to los angeles, $410 this year, up from $367 just a year ago. >> there are some great deals out there for june and july. but, overall, if you're paying for a ticket price, you're probably paying from $30 to $60 more this year. >> reporter: even more if you are traveling to europe. air fairs fares are highest in more than a decade.
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new york to london, $1,100, up almost $150 from a year ago. chicago to paris, $1,250 up $100 from last year. however you get here, just get here. the problem is, staying there isn't cheap. hotel rates are up about 5% this year. the average, matt, is now $148 a night for a three-diamond hotel. rental car rates are holding steady from last year. the average is about $38 a day. the only decision left for me standing along the parkway is head that way to see rihanna or that way to go to the jersey shore. i'll let you decide. >> come on up here, jeff. check out rihanna and get back from the traffic a little bit there. jeff rossen, along the new jersey state parkway, thank you very much. how do things look at the airports? thanh truong is at hartsfield international in atlanta. that's the busiest airport in the world. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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if you're flying this weekend, expect airports to be packed more than usual. a stronger economy and a higher demand for flights makes for a busy time and that will be the case here. after all, as you mentioned, hartsfield jackson is the busiest airport in the world. it seems everything is up for air travel this year. the number of passengers is up 2.93 million americans this year. 11.5 increase from 2010. you guessed it, ticket prices are up. according to, ticket prices to the top 50 destinations are up 10% to 20% mainly due to increases in demand in the higher price of fuel. here's what to expect at the major hubs. atlanta tops the list. busy airports. 1.6 million people expected to travel through here this weekend. almost 1 million people through new york city's main airports. on the west coast, lax expects more than 810,000 and in the midwest o'hare and midway will see more than a million flyers this weekend. the numbers are all up from last year. just to alleviate the congestion
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and crowding, most airports are beefing up staff so people get through lines faster. just keep in mind that parking this time of year at airports is a premium. make sure you check out some of the offsite parking, instead of driving around in circles and, in the process, driving yourself kraeed. crazy. matt? >> thanh truong in atlanta this morning. thank you, as always. we'll get al's forecast in a couple of minutes. first let's head inside to meredith. >> now to politics and the 2012 presidential race. sarah palin may be sitting on the sidelines for now. how much longer will that last? nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington with the very latest. good morning to you, andrea. >> reporter: good morning. sarah palin has jolted the republican race with her strongest signal yet that she might be getting in. it has the look of an old-fashioned presidential campaign -- a bus tour starting this weekend with rolling thunder. stopping at historic places like getsberg and the liberty bell
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all the way to new hampshire. on her website, sarah palin calls it her one nation tour. >> i want to make sure that america is put back on the right track. we only do that by defeating obama in 2012. i have that fire in my belly. >> reporter: sarah palin is rehiring staff, buying an expensive arizona home, has a flattering biopic premiering, that is in iowa. showed up at "dancing with the stars," and with others deciding not to run, there is room for another social conservative. sarah palin could thwart michelle bachmann's possible run and hurt candidates with less star power like tim pawlenty. >> as to what else may run or may not run, that is up to them and we will see. >> reporter: sarah palin is only two points behind mitt romney in a new galup poll amongst republicans.
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but an nbc news wall street journal poll shows she's a polarizing figure -- wildly popular with conservatives, solidly rejected by democrats and most independents. another down side, palin is a magnet for criticism like a tell-all book from a former alaska aide. >> my boss was obsessive about these online polls and bolstering up her image. we would craft letters to the editor and find people to submit them. we would spend hours transcribing radio shows to really help her look better sometimes than she really was. >> reporter: friends think she might just say no. >> she exposes herself to the grief again without the offsetting benefits that she has now of a great family life, great career in the media, adoring fan base and a healthy income. i think that's a lot to give up. >> reporter: it isn't the same as having a shot at being president of the united states. fox news, one of palin's employers, says the bus tour will not change her role with the network, unless she announces she's running.
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john mccain says only her husband todd and sarah palin know the answer to that. buckle your seat belts. now michelle bachmann says she'll announce whether she's running for president at an appearance in iowa in june. >> it's going to get bumpy. thank you very much. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning to you. >> hey, meredith. >> insiders are saying it may look like sarah palin will run but she has not laid the necessary groundwork to actually do so. what are you hearing? >> pretty much the same thing. she is making herself relevant, keeping herself relevant, really not taking the steps to run. as andrea reported, these are high profile signs she's putting herself in a position to announce, but sarah palin runs a closed society in american politics. there are few people outside of her inner sanctum who know what she is going to do. she could be looking at a couple of key factors that andrea mentioned. she's second in the poll behind mitt romney. high name recognition.
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two, with mike huckabee gone, there is space for a populist candidate. she can fill the void, particularly in iowa which kicks off the voting. >> she has higher negatives than any other gop candidate. how viable would her candidacy even be? >> that's why there is skepticism she would actually run. she's not seen as a general election candidate. even among rank and file republicans, according to republicans i speak to, she has lost favor in if you go back to the tucson shooting and other issues. she's still using facebook, opining, attacking the president, but she lost a little bit of that sting in her punch. still popular in grassroots, but as a broader appeal, not taking steps to make herself popular. >> could she be a spoiler? i'm thinking of michelle bachmann who will announce next month, she says whether or not she will run. the other tea party favorite. could palin knock the wind out of bachmann's sails, so to speak? >> there is a feeling that perhaps palin doesn't want
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bachmann to steal the spotlight. they would both be vying for the same space. the social conservative candidate. bachmann was born in waterloo, iowa, and will have an announcement there next month. possibly to next a presidential bid next month. she may play well among 40% of caucus goers who are more socially conservative. palin there as well. know this. palin is a factor whether she's a candidate or not a candidate because she has her own strong platform. either way, she makes noise in this presidential race. she has more potential impact, of course, if she's a candidate. >> meanwhile, there is speculation that congressman paul ryan may run. of course, he is the political star of the moment for his effort to slash the federal budget. on wednesday night, former vice president dick cheney praised him by saying "i worship the ground that ryan walks on." he went on to say, he hopes ryan doesn't make a run for the presidency because he said, quote, that would ruin a good man who has a lot of work to do.
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what might these have an impact on the party going forward? >> paul ryan said he doesn't have plans to run this time. he may look at it down the road. is it possible if someone says they want to put him on the ticket is he open to it? yeah. last week, he didn't close that door. but he has problems in terms of being the intellectual force behind medicaid reform that i think is hurting the party. the issue of medicare is hot right now. a former vice president saying he worships paul ryan doesn't help the republican cause very much. they have plenty of support on the right. the bigger concern is as they found out in new york 26 in the upstate new york race, this is an issue democrats can use against republicans if they don't change the message about medicaid medicare is going to be changed. >> what's coming up sunday on "meet the press"? >> more on the politics of medicare, how the 2012 race is shaping up. i'll speak to mitch mcconnell and senator chuck schumer of new york. >> busy weekend. david gregory, as always, thank you very much. >> thanks.
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let us get a look at the other top stories of the morning. ann is at the news desk with headlines. >> good morning. we begin with breaking news this morning as the initial findings have been released from the black box recorders recovered from air france flight 447 that mysteriously crashed in 2009. nbc's tom costello joins us with the latest on the developing story. hey, tom. good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning. astonishing really, because it shows that the black box data was working, was complete, even though it's been two years at 13,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. what we know now that the air speed sensors on the exterior of the plane apparently iced over. when that happened, the plane's crew was not getting good accurate air speed data. the auto pilot, we are told, and the auto thrust systems disengaged. then, for some reason, the crew put the nose of the plane up. that put the plane into a stall. a stall is what happens when a
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plane loses lift on its wings. a three and a half minute plunge began for the crew and the passengers on board all the way down to the surface of the ocean. 228 people died. ann, what is clear from the flight data recorder is that the plane was possibly, probably flyable, but because of the errors of the crew, they stalled the plane and crashed it. the engines, though they were in a stalled position, were working as the plane hit the ocean. back to you. >> compelling details. perhaps lessons can be learned from that. thanks so much. tom costello this morning. this morning president obama signed a four year extension on some provisions of the patriot act including roving wiretaps and lone wolf terror suspects. congress raced to pass the legislation hours before the midnight deadline last night. the president signed the act using an auto-pen machine that is he -- because he is currently in france attending the g-8 summit. secretary of state hillary clinton and admiral mike mullen
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are in pakistan today working to soothe relations after the raid that took down osama bin laden last month. clinton urged pakistan to renew its interest to u.s. security mission or risk to lose billions of dollars in aid from washington. meantime today, the cia entered and searched bin laden's compound for the first time. in joplin, missouri, officials are trying to sort through a list of 232 people still unaccounted for in the chaos after sunday's tornado. nbc ron allen has the latest now from joplin. ron, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. >> reporter: overnight, more than a dozen names came off the list of missing persons as survivors came forward and the list was updated. the official death toll is up by one to 126. as you look around at all the devastation, it's still possible to see people beginning to move forward. in the middle of the mayhem, darren collins is already picking up the pieces, rebuilding his wife's hair
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salon, sheared by the tornado to the ground. >> we can stand around and stare at it, or roll up our sleeves and jump in. >> reporter: many find it impossible to move on. cassie owens spends each day with friends searching everywhere for her cousin will norton. ripped through the sunroof of the family hummer as he drove home from his high school graduation. >> all i can do is hope and pray he's okay. i want to find him, but i don't want to find him out here. >> reporter: after much confusion, officials now believe more than 200 people are still unaccounted for. a number reduced by one when it turned out 75-year-old sally adams was safe. relatives unaware neighbors had rescued her. meanwhile, other families grieve. the local newspaper filling with remembrances. rescue teams still look for the faintest signs of life. >> oh, my gosh.
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we thought we lost you, betty! >> reporter: jeremy williams reunited with betty. she was trapped in a crawl space under the family home. >> we thought she was gone. we thought the whole family was safe except for betty. we thought betty was gone. >> reporter: five days later, safe and sound. it's always nice to see a happy ending. but this is going to be a difficult weekend around here. the first funerals begin today. there is also a huge memorial service planned and a visit by president obama. ann? >> ron allen this morning, ron, thanks for your reporting on this story. northern sudan has seized a disputed area, violating a peace treaty with the south and setting off a new humanitarian crisis, according to u.s. ambassador susan rice. the occupation has caused an exodus of some 80,000 people who are now without shelter, adequate food or water. there was fear it could spark a wider conflict. the final space walk for shuttle "endeavour" astronauts is wrapping up this morning. with today's mission, construction on the international space station is nearly finished after more than a decade.
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it's 7:18. now back to matt, meredith and al. the space station is about the size of a football field. >> big, big, big. >> really is. ann, thank you very much. we'll go outside to al. if you look up the word "sport jacket" in a dictionary, that's the picture you will see right there. >> actually, this one comes with some plastic slip covers! thank you. we have friends from the coast guard, navy and marines. fleet is in. yeah, baby! let's check your weather. we have severe weather to talk about. the risk of strong storms from wichita, tulsa to joplin, unfortunately. isolated tornadoes. not a lot of rain. that's is what we're keeping our fingers crossed for. in the east from d.c. to new england, possibility of strong storms as well. rainfall amounts could be anywhere from 1 to 3 inches. upstate new york into central pennsylvania through early tomorrow morning. then things start to clear out. good morning to you.
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well, it's overcast out there. that's the marine layer. don't worry, it is not going to rain. what we are expecting at noon, the cloud cover will break apart. we're left with a thin veil of clouds over the city. by 4:00 p.m., completely clear skies. 65 degrees. a nice day as you make your way home from work. 70 in san jose. 71 in gilroy. stay tuned for the holiday weekend forecast minutes away. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, tense moments at the murder trial of casey anthony as her father was questioned by the defense. why did things get so heated? we have the latest from court. first, this is "tod
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good friday morning to you. 7:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. road closures to tell you about and detours this holiday weekend. marla tellez is live in oakland with what we need to know before we hit the road. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. we are live not far from the bay bridge toll plaza. it is the eastbound drivers, these guys here feeling it because of construction. expect lane closures heading into oakland from foe. it's part of the new eastern span seismic safety project. lower deck drivers will
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experience a different approach into oakland. as far as b.a.r.t. is concerned, expect 40-minute delays. they are shutting down the tube to take care of maintenance and repair work. most of the impact will be felt saturday, sunday and monday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. the bottom line, check the b.a.r.t. schedule before you head out the door. >> that's the best advice. thank you very much. we want to check the forecast with christina. >> weather is making for an easier drive. mike had your eyes all over the holiday travel. 70 degrees in concord. 71 in los gatos. a full deck of clouds overhead. overcast conditions will clear out before the day is done. mostly clear conditions as we finish the day at 4:00 p.m. holiday weekend just around the corner. temps stay nice and we keep the sunshine in the mix. >> because the holiday weekend is around the corner, not a lot
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of folks arnds. a light volume of traffic in the area. oakland, northbound side, reports of a fire. it's what came into chp. we are looking at that area. no smoke. where there's no smoke, hopefully no fire. a live look at the toll plaza shows the light volume of traffic. marla gave us a look of what to expect off the bridge for the weekend. now, it's fine. >> thank you very much. another local update in about a half hour. "today" show returns in a half minute.
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7:30 on this friday morning, may 27, 2011. excitement building here on the plaza. looks like our crowd has gotten even larger in the last half hour. superstar rihanna takes to the concert stage just about one hour from now. >> people are still streaming in from central park, filling up the plaza. it's great. >> everybody knows where the concert is. it's right here with rihanna. lots of nice signs out there. you're in trouble. i'm meredith vieira. this is milliatt lauer. just ahead, controversy at the
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anthony trial. >> there was tension between casey's father and her ex-boyfriend talks about the abuse casey claims to have suffered at the hands of her father and brother. >> and a medical miracle. a baby who developed outside the uterus was delivered. that woman speaks out. >> a programming note. a special show coming up next week on "today." we'll be live from vatican city. it is the spiritual home to the world's 1 billion catholics and home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the worl as well. we'll show you around, find out what the pope's life is like and examine some of the issues currently facing the catholic church. then i will have the honor of having an audience with pope benedict xvi. that's "today at the vatican" thursday, only on "today." let us begin with new
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developments at the trial of casey anthony. kerry sanders is in orlando. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. casey anthony's father, george anthony, is in an awkward position. his love for his daughter, he would like casey to walk away but her defense relies on the allegation that he sexually molested her for much of her childhood and helped orchestrate a hoax to cover up the alleged accidental drowning of his granddaughter caylee. 25-year-old casey anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. after three days in the courtroom it would seem casey's father george anthony is the one on trial. >> i'm not trying to argue. you're not being specific. neither. >> reporter: on thursday. >> you're trying to confuse me. yes, you are. >> reporter: earlier he denied claims he sexually assaulted his daughter. now he was angry with casey's attorney jose baez.
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>> you have to be specific with me, sir. give me a date and i will answer. >> i'm giving you a date. >> no, sir. you are badgering me, trying to get me upset, sir. >> reporter: baez got in trouble with the judge trying to ask george anthony about his gas cans, one with duct tape on it. duct tape like the three pieces, prosecutors say, put across caylee's moth to kill her. >> state exhibit ha is not in evidence. >> reporter: the judge scolded baez on the rules of evidence. >> until it's in evidence you can't question somebody about a photograph that is not in evidence. >> reporter: since jury selection began three weeks ago casey has cried almost every day. again she was in tears thursday as her one-time boyfriend testified. >> caylee liked dora the explorer and could count to 40 in spanish which was pretty
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incredible for her age. >> reporter: most of casey's friends who were questioned painted a picture of a loving mother. >> you have seen her interact with caylee many times, have you not? >> yes. >> and you saw the love between those two individuals, right? >> yes. >> you saw how much caylee loved casey. >> yes. >> you would see her hug casey an occasions? >> yes. >> reporter: but then melissa england shared a memory of a cell phone call she overheard that casey made. >> she told friends that she couldn't pick them up to hang out because she was having car trouble or got a flat. as she hung up she kind of threw the phone down in the dashboard and said, oh, my god, i'm such a good liar. >> the theory is this was such a party girl she killed her child so she could keep partying. that's why it's important to establish through witness after witness and identify and portray casey anthony in a way that makes it conceivable that she
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could kill her own child. >> reporter: for prosecutors it's critical to paint a picture that she's a psychopath that on the one moment she could be loving her daughter and at another moment she could kill her daughter and show no regret or emotion at all. matt? >> kerry sanders in orlando for us this morning. thank you very much. savannah guthrie is "today's" legal correspondent. good morning. >> good morning. >> the parade of witnesses, the friends and former friends after casey anthony. the prosecution wants them to paint a picture of a party girl even while her daughter was missing. the defense wants to show a loving mother. >> both sides are getting points from the witnesses. the cumulative effect of witnesses say in the key time casey anthony was happy, outgoing. that's a tough set of facts for the defense. if you buy the defense theory that the little girl died of an accident, this is the time when the child has died yet casey anthony, according to witnesses, shows no signs of being distraught.
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>> george anthony comes back to the stand on thursday after the dramatic first day. for people hearing and reading about this case they are going to hear about his testimony concerning stolen or missing gas cans. can you sum up why this is important? >> the bottom line with the gas cans is the gas can had a piece of duct tape over it. this duct tape is so unique, the same kind, prosecutors allege, that was found over caylee anthony's little body. >> they say it's the murder weapon. >> they do. the duct tape on the gas cans connects it to casey anthony, but the defense says it also connects it to george anthony who they allege helped with the cover-up. >> because of the tense moments between george anthony and the defense attorney jose baez are we seeing a defense strategy here? keep the focus off casey anthony and on someone like her father? >> no question about it. in testimony yesterday the defense lawyer was almost trying to goad george anthony. he wants to create a moment
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inside the courtroom where george anthony becomes angry so jurors can visualize the person they say casey so feared she didn't report the accidental death of her own daughter. i have to say george anthony, a former detective, seems to be an experienced witness. so far he isn't getting riled up in the courtroom. >> at the end of yesterday, an ex-boyfriend of casey's took the witness stand. interestingly here he didn't take the witness stand in front of the jury. only in front of the judge. he was to talk about allegedly talking to casey about moments of abuse either at the hands of her brother or father. why wasn't the jury there? >> because the judge isn't sure the testimony can come in. as a legal matter it is preeobay heresay evidence. the classic example of a witness who said, oh, casey anthony told me she was abused. the judge isn't probably going to let it in. you can't cross examine casey on it. >> once the jury hears it, they
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can't unhear it. >> you can't unring the bell. this is the defense trying to get the molestation evidence before the jurors without having to call casey anthony. but if they want the evidence in, casey anthony has to take the stand. >> that remains to be seen. thanks. it's 7:38. now a check of of the weather from al. >> thanks, matt. we want to show you the memorial day weekend forecast. here we go. starting with saturday. sunshine throughout much of the southern half of the country with aie risk of strong storms d mississippi river valley. rain in the northeast into the great lakes. sunday, we're looking at heavy rain back through the western plains. sunny and hot through the southern part of the country. beautiful through the eastern two-thirds as well. memorial day, a risk of strong storms into the mid and upper plains. rains there. clouds pacific northwest. east coast, western great lakes looking fabulous. lots of sunshine. the heat is on through the gulf coast into southern california.
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well, we are not calling it the heat is on. the warmth is on. down right perfect conditions all weekend long. a little more cloud cover to start out than we like. hey, the clouds will break apart. the sun will shine through. looking more like the upper 60s, mid-60s in the peninsula and toward the coast. for the weekend, temperatures continue to stay, hovering in the low to mid-70s. 72 on monday, memorial day. great day for outdoor activities. more rihanna fans here already in less than an hour. matt? >> up next, can't stop sniffling and sneezing? why this allergy season could be one of the worst on record and what you can do to get some relief. and later on, look at this ultrasound. we'll talk to the woman who carried her baby outside the uterus. first, this is "today" on nbc. ause... erika: ... my computer is the same as a new computer.
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dr. beth corn is from the allergy department at mount sinai school of medicine. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are things so bad? is there something specific about this year? >> there are many theories. first of all, the season started very early. if you remember early back in march it was warm so the trees started pollinating. we had an incredibly lush winter where the trees were soaking up a lot of moisture from the snow and rain. that may have contributed, too. >> if the season starts early, will it end early? >> no, it's just a longer season. what happens with allergies is when you are initially exposed to something your immune system gets revved up. so your immune system is primed so later on in the season you need less allergen to make you feel very allergic. >> so you get worse through the season. a lot of people aren't -- especially if they haven't had allergies in the past aren't sure if it is allergies or a
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spring cold. are there specific traits to allergies or symptoms? >> they are very similar in terms of what you feel -- itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, lethargy. >> let's go through the tips. keep your windows closed and use air conditioning. >> seems obvious but a lot of people don't do it. the reason is when the windows are open you're allowing the allergens to come inside. what you want to do is minimize your exposure to allergens. >> save outdoor exercise for later in the day. once you come in remove your pollen by showering. >> absolutely. the pollen counts are higher in the morning. if you can minimize your time outside in the morning that's better. once you come in from the outside if you can remove your clothing and shower, rid yourself of the allergens you will feel better. >> how about over-the-counter
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medications? do they do a good job? >> it's a great place to start. if you are having itchy, watery eyes and need artificial tears that can soothe your eyes. if you're congested use a saline rinse to decongest you and clear away some of the drip in the back of the throat. for most people that's not enough. most people move on to anti-histamines. there are sedating and nonsedating ones. i suggest that most people try the ones that are nonsedating like xyrtec, claritin and allegro. and everyone should see an allergist because knowledge is power and you know what to avoid and that helps for next year as well. >> thank you so much. lots of people sneezing out there appreciate this. still ahead, the miracle baby who developed outside his mother's uterus.
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back now with one of the most unusual wills ever. it's finally being settled nearly a century after the death of a michigan man who was one of the richest people in this country. john yang has that story. >> reporter: if anyone tried to disprove the old saying, "you can't take it with you" it was michigan's wellington r. burt. other than his imposing mausoleum there are few reminders of him in saginaw. now he's in the headlines 92 years after his death because of his unusual will. >> one of the most bizarre ways of distributing money after death that i have ever run into. >> reporter: call it the miser's curse. burt left ironclad instructions that none of his children or grandchildren would get their
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hands on his staggering fortune. the estate, now valued at $100 million would be locked away until 21 years after all his grandchildren were dead. finally, 12 distant descendants are sharing the wealth. >> after 92 years people are getting money from someone they didn't even know. >> reporter: as much as $16 million each. none of the heirs wanted to be interviewed but as one told the saginaw news, i'm pretty sure he didn't like his family back then. burt rose from a $13 a month woodsmen to be one of the eight richest americans along with rockefeller and henry ford. he was no daddy warbucks. he left his own children modest annual incomes, just like his servants. >> if he got mad at you, you were written off right away. >> reporter: a daughter excluded because she divorced. the quest to the public schools,
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age old home cut out because the city raised his tax assessment. >> >> that made him upset. >> reporter: the judge believes burt knew that money could bring out the worst in those around him. >> you know, i don't want people fighti fighting over my money. they're waiting for my money. >> reporter: for 12 descendants, burt is the long lost rich relative we all dream about. john yang, saginaw, michigan. >> now let's head outside to meredith and al. >> nice crowd. >> very nice crowd. are you guys excited? [ cheers ] >> we'll start off this way. hey, when did you get here? >> 5:00. >> big rihanna fans? >> yes. >> love her. >> what's your favorite song? >> um -- >> okay. >> "s.o.s." >> i'm scared. first time on tv.
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>> favorite? >> "california -- >> okay. favorite song? >> "what's my name". >> she was ready. boom. your favorite is -- >> "umbrella". >> all right. what time did you get here? you have the best stand in the whole place. >> 6:00 a.m. >> from where? >> upper east side. >> not too far. what do you love about rihanna, in a word? >> she's different. >> different. >> definitely. >> any of you make a sign? no? there's a little one. rihanna will pick the three best signs and those folks get to go to her con for for free. all that coming up. first your local news and weather. woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up.
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good morning to you. 7:56 right now on a friday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the man accused of charging the cockpit in a flight to san francisco is expected in court today. his attorney says his client will enter a not guilty plea and ask for a supervised release. he shows signs of a mental health issue. he was tackled when he rushed the cockpit door of his american airlines flight. b.a.r.t. will arm every officer with a new stun gun. the board approved the $140,000 purchase yesterday. b.a.r.t. will make sure officers are trained with the tasers. let's check the forecast with
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christina. good things in the works? >> good things in the works. it's cloudy now. we are in the mid-50s. we are headed toward the 70s inland. mid to upper 70s at the peninsula. 70 degrees in santa cruz. tomorrow more of the same. a significant round of fog to deal with, then the temperatures climb to the 70s under a good amount of sunshine. let's see how the drive is doing. a lot of people getting out of town. >> good morning. that means good news for the maze and the approach. just a little slowing coming out of san pablo in richmond and berkeley. clearing by the time we get to the racetrack. slowing south of 980 on 880 itself. it's debris reported in the road. panels reported there, like wood paneling, not a discussion panel. we see slowing in that area.
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the golden gate bridge, traffic is flowing nicely. low clouds through marin county. that's great news. as folks come into the city, the golden gate bridge is all right. the bay bridge will remain open but you have the construction getting off on the oakland side. >> slow for the cones. more local news in a half hour. have a great friday morning.
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> 8:00 now on friday morn 8:00 now on a friday morning. it's's the 27th day of may, 2011. you're listening to one of the hottest superstars in the world right now, pop sensation rihanna about to take to our concert stage in just about a half an hour. boy, has she attracted a huge crowd on a friday -- preholiday friday. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're happy the to have them here. lots of members of the military as well. we are kicking off the weekend in style. i'm matt lauer along with meredith vieira and al roker. coming up, a survival guide for memorial day weekend. not like it's something you have
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to worry ab, but we're going to have everything you need to know in terms of fashion and food and some of the great sales. memorial day is a big weekend for sales. we'll tell you what to expect. >> after rihanna's concert a lot of folks will be headed to the beach. we are going to show you the new list, the top ten seaside hot spots in the country. >> plus, coming up a newborn that can only be described as a real miracle. take a look at this ultrasound. he developed outside his mother's uterus. incredibly risky for the baby and for mom. and the mom is here to share her remarkable story in an exclusive live interview. happy ending there. >> we have a lot to get to. let's go back inside. ann curry is at the news desk with the headlines. hi, ann. >> thanks, you guys. good morning, everybody. in the news, congress and president obama barely beat the deadline and extended portions of the patriot act who were set to expire last night. president obama, who is in france for the g-8 summit, used
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an auto pen machine to sign the four-year extension, which gives the government broad powers to spy on terrorist suspects. while in france, president obama and leaders of other wealthy nations are expected to pledge at least $20 billion to egypt and tunisia, where uprisings have overthrown dictators but also scared away tourists and investors. u.s. officials said not one but two bombs killed at least seven american troops on thursday in southern afghanistan. they say the second device went off while troops were trying to help the wounded by the first explosion. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. the republican-controlled house passed a $690 billion defense bill on thursday. it includes $119 billion to fully fund the wars in afghanistan and iraq and also limits the president's authority to transfer guantanamo detainees and to stop pile -- reduce, rather, nuclear stockpiles. european officials expect captured war crimes suspect ratko miladic to be extradited within ten days to face genocide
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charges in the hague. mladic was arrested in serbia on thursday after 15 years as an international fugitive. he's accused of ethnic cleansing during the war in bosnia, including the massacre of 8,000 muslim men and boys. the cia searched osama bin laden's compod in pakistan for the first time. they hope to find fingerprints and other things left behind after navy zeals raided the compound and killed bin laden earlier this month. flood emergencies in parts of southern missouri where the rising water has neighborhoods under water. the national guard has been called out to help with flood preparations in north dakota, and the governor of south dakota has warned that evacuations may be ordered this weekend. let's hope your holiday getaway goes faster than what we can see on this video from costa rica. it raises the question why did the three-toed sloth cross the road? hard to say, but luckily an
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alert motorcycle driver helped it get to the other side. there you go. it is now 8:03. let's go back outside to a man who's no sloth. we're talking about matt. >> thank you very much, ann. mr. roker is wedged into a corner of the crowd in front of me. al? >> that's right. wanted to show some of the folks. you guys have a great view of the drummer. >> yeah. >> that's pretty good. not bad. are you a big fan of rihanna? >> yes. >> very nice. what's his or her name? >> no idea. >> we'll find out very soon. let's check your weather. our pick city today just happe to be wsaz, huntington, west virginia. scattered ahorswend thunderstorms, temperatures in the 70s. rain along the eastern seaboard especially in the northeast later this afternoon with heavier thunderstorms possible. a risk of strong storms in the midwest. rain in the pacific northwest. sunny and windy through southern california.
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good morning to you. well, this is the view from san francisco right now. mostly cloudy. looking like it's going to rain but it is not. this is the marine layer. situated over the bay. probably for the next few hours. by noon, probably looking more like a thin veil. 62 degrees, mostly cloudy. look at 4:00 p.m., completely clear conditions. in the city and elsewhere across the bay. 65 degrees in san francisco. we are going 70s inland. 70 degrees today in san jose. 71 in gilroy. and that's your latest weather. meredith? >> al, thank you very much. now to a rare and remarkable delivery. an arizona woman just gave birth to a baby boy who was growing outside her uterus. we'll talk to her in a moment. first, nbc's janet shamlian is in phoenix with her story. janet, good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, good morning. this amazing birth defies logic. a young woman, pregnant with her
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second child, learns the fetus is growing inside the lining of some abdominal muscles outside the wound. doctors tell her to proceed with the pregnancy would be putting her life in danger. yet, she presses on. this newborn, by all accounts, is a miracle baby. nikki soto gave birth monday in a pregnancy that defied the odds. >> it was really scary. just because we didn't know where the baby was and what he was attached to and what could happen. >> reporter: during the pregnancy, the 27-year-old phoenix woman carried the baby outside of her uterus. the baby surrounded only by a thin wall of membrane and muscle. a pregnancy so unlikely, so rare, doctors couldn't say whether it had ever happened before. >> i'm not expecting to see this again. i haven't seen this before.
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>> reporter: soto says doctors warned her when they discovered the condition at 18 weeks that continuing the pregnancy would put her own life at risk. >> even though she elected to continue the pregnancy, i believe she was hearing our concerns and understood the risk, balanced the risk and benefits and did everything we asked them to do in the hospital. >> reporter: planning for every contingency, a staff of 25 doctors, nurses and other medical personnel was there. but in the end the procedure went off without a hitch. the baby, named azlen cruz perfecto was delivered by c-section at 32 weeks, weighing just under 3 pounds but doctors say perfecto is doing great. >> obviously he was born eight weeks earlier than we would normally like him to be. but he's in stable condition. >> i'm thankful that everything turned out so well and that i didn't stop and the doctors
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didn't stop. i'm just so grateful. >> reporter: nikki will leave the hospital in a few days. azlen in a few weeks but only because of his low birth weight. his name comes from "the chronicles of narnia." it represents strength and bravery. >> thank you very much, janet shamlian. n irk nikki is with us along with one of her doctors. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning, meredith. >> after all you have gone through how are you doing and how is azlen doing? >> i'm doing well and the baby is, too. >> i want -- >> um -- >> go ahead. >> i want to go back to monday if i can. just the thoughts going through your mind. you're about to deliver the baby c-section. doctors told you how risky it is. they're not sure when where the
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baby is, what the placenta might be attached to. it has to be a frightening moment for you. >> it was. up until monday morning i was fine. like, everything's going to go great. everything will be fine. monday morning i started panicking. it wasn't a normal c-section. it's an incision from my abdomen, from my belly, my lower -- so it was a big incision. i was concerned about that, too. but everything went well. >> doctor, the question people at home might be having is how is this even possible? i have never heard of this. >> we haven't seen anything like this before or heard anyone describe something like this. it looked like the pregnancy developed outside the uterus in an upper corner in the uterus and the muscle just expanded to allow this to continue as far as it did. it typically wouldn't accommodate more than 12 to 14 weeks of a pregnancy. >> started like an ectopic
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pregnancy then? >> started in the upper portion of the muscle. some of the imaging studies looked like it was separate but it continued to expand like an outpouching of the upper portion of the uterine wall. >> what was your greatest concern going into monday's operation? >> well, the biggest concern is what it would be attached to and where the blood supply came from because it is not a normal pregnancy. there was great risk for bleeding, injury and potential need to remove organs including bowel, ovaries, tubes. things of that nature. >> but the placenta was attached to the outside of of the uterus? >> yeah. the placenta was attached to the thin outpouching of the uterine wall with blood supply coming from the right ovary and tube. all she had to have removed was the right ovary and tube. she was able to keep the uteruu.
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>> will it be possible for nikki to have another baby? sp. >> that's correct. she has her uterus and left tube and ovary. hopefully more normal next time. >> you have a 7-year-old son at home. you tried five years for another baby. you knew how risky it was. doctors told you, if you go ahead with the pregnancy, there is so much risk attached. what made you decide to do that given the fact that you have a son at home? >> it was the fact that this was maybe my only chance to carry another child because if this didn't go right and we had to remove the uterus or something like that i wouldn't carry again. so i really was hoping for the best that i would carry this one through and have a second child. we wanted that. >> what was it like to carry the
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ba baby? nobody else we have heard of experienced this. every day were you worried? >> a little bit. every day there was concern in my mind. is everything going to go okay like i'm telling myself it will? it was concerning. i took the risk and i just stayed in the hospital. i tried to stay as safe as i could to make everything the best that it could go. >> it took a large team to get you through this wonderful delivery of your little boy. what would you like to say to them? >> my gratitude. i'm so thankful for all of their hard work. they didn't give up on me. they didn't give up on my son. they followed my wishes to continue the pregnancy, even though it was risky. it was something that we all had to go through together. i'm so thankful that everything turned out so well. >> so are we. nikki soto, best to you and your
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family. >> thank you. >> dr. cook as well, thank you and great job. >> thank you. >> it is 8:12. here's matt. >> announcer: today's friday whip is brought to you by mcdonald's. i'm lovin' it. >> and this morning on "today's friday whip" it's all about memorial day weekend. we have four experts to help you celebrate. first, shopping bargains, lots of sales to be had. elizabeth may hue from women's day magazine. hi. >> hello. >> since i was can aid i have been hearing about appliance sales for memorial day and they are still popular. >> at sears all kenmore appliances are 30% off. plus this refrigerator is half off. >> you could save $1,000 on this refrigerator. >> exactly. >> also the time people are thinking of sprucing up outdoor pati patios. >> world market has amazing sales. this adirondack sale is 50% off,
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only $$90. all outdoor cushions and throw pillows also 50% off. and toys r us is having a 20% off sale. >> crazy number of people traveling this weekend. one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. you have a great deal on luggage. >> macy's, one of our favorite picks was a four-piece luggage set for $50. you get all four pieces. >> good time to put new items in the wardrobe. you have a couple popular retailers. >> old navy, all of their stuff starts at $6. this bikini was $24. each piece is $6. $6 for the men's swim suit. that's incredible. what's also interesting is banana republic has a mystery sale so when you walk in, you get a card. it's either 25, 50, 30% off. whatever you get, that's what
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you get. and there is a special deal with virgin atlantic for flight travel. >> talk to me about party decorations. the best place to go? >> party city. everything summer is 50% off. stock up for your kids' birthday parties now. >> and if you want to fit into the bikini, you have a gym deal. >> gold's gym gives you a free pass to train this weekend. that's really good. >> happy memorial day weekend. >> you, too. go shopping. >> let's go over to al. >> all right, thanks, matt. need a fast easy recipe for your barbecue? chef marcus samuelson has a great recipe. what are we talking? >> are you grilling? >> oh, yeah. >> today is all about quick marinades so we have flank steak. olive oil, garlic, beer and lime. >> ooh. >> don't worry about the
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alcohol. you will cook it out. >> i'm not worried about the alcohol. >> there you go. this breaks down the meat and makes it much more tender. marinate this overnight. >> put it in a plastic bag in the fridge? >> in the bag, just like that in the refrigerator overnight. you will have a tender piece of flank steak. >> what's in this one? >> chipotle, apple cider vinegar, salt and olive oil. you have a wonderful steak. this works great as sauce. you know, when you grill it the heat comes off and it's fantastic. >> and it has the smoky flavor. >> this is my favorite. korean barbecue with sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds. >> i'm trying a little bit of that. >> grab it. and then easy sides. we have orzo, feta cheese, bacon and green beans. these sides, the best thing is they can be room temperature. they don't have to be held warm.
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>> happy memorial day. >> you, too. >> ann? >> all right, al. thank you very much. memorial day weekend means it's time for the white pants, accessories and dresses. bobbi thomas has the summer white must haves. good morning. >> good morning. >> white is big especially this year. >> especially this year. designers all over the runway had everything from minimal white. dolce & gabbana did crochet textured looks. >> melanie is wearing it that way. >> melanie is in a basic white top and jeans from the gap. the curvy jeans are flattering. sometimes women are afraid of the white jeans. classic look head to toe. organic accessories work. the belt defines the waist. but not just basics. we have faith modeling an example of the more feminine side of white this season. she has on a great dress.
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it's crochet, long. wear it over a bathing suit or just on the beach. a white scarf or any other fun textured embellishment adds to white. look for texture. >> the great thing about this color, absence of color or all the colors at once depending on how you look at it is you don't have to spend a lot of money. >> it's in eexpensiinexpensive. please be sure to update your foundation though. make sure -- >> you mean underwear. >> it should match your skin tone unless you're going for that look. >> don't wear white under white. >> no. wear something close to your skin tone and it glend bleblend >> and this top is only $19? >> only $19. this sweater is $39. you can get a lot for your money. >> thank you very much. i like the textured look.
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this is the year for white. here's meredith. >> ann, thank you very much. lifestyle expert yvette rios is here with must have gadgets for your weekend party. summer means cold drinks. if you're lazy, no problem. this cooler comes to you. >> it's called the rc-cooler. check it out. want to take it for a spin? forward, back, turns. >> when the guest goes like this, send the cooler over. >> 12 beers and plenty of ice. >> perfect. everyone loves games. this is three in one. >> this is from hey you have bag toss, ladder toss and ring toss. everybody loves a game. that's what memorial day is all about. >> what does it retail for? >> $90. >> when the sun goes down these lights come on. >> tees are solar orbs. it's supposed to run at
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nighttime but if you cover the censor -- >> oh, different colors, too. >> it can stay one color or circulate between red, blue and green. it lasts up to ten hours and you can float it in the pool. >> which is great. >> so cool. looks amazing. >> that's for $50. >> if there is one thing people hate in the summer it's mosquitos. this keeps them away and you don't spray it on. >> no. it's a flee and tick collar for a human. >> oh. matt lauer. >> clip it on your belt. it has a fan in there. it's odorless. you can't smell a thing and it covers you with mosquito repellant good stuff. >> this is sun tan lotion developed by a dad because his child was picky about it. >> this has very little chemicals. it's almost completely natural. comes in all sorts of colors like blue, pink and yellow. you put it on and it dries
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clear. it has dora and spongebob. >> more expensive? >> no, $8 to $15. available from >> perfect. this is grill on the go. >> you can tailgate with this, take it anywhere. >> it's the fuego element portable grill. this rubber band thing holds it together. >> gas grill. >> yeah. it has a cast iron fry top which most don't have. if you order before june 12 you get a free set of tools with it. >> and very quickly, don't leave your garbage on the beach. this is a bottle opener. check it out. >> we'll have a drink. this is available from $10. you open it up and it -- >> oh! >> puts the lid right in there. leslie's over there going oh! i can't tell you how often i step on these on the beach.
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>> and they are painful. >> wonderful. once again, here's matt? >> thank you very much. millions of us will hit the beaches this weekend. nbc's lilia luciano is exploring the country's top ten shoreline destinations. this sounds like a scam to me. >> reporter: good morning. it is a tough assignment. i don't want to spoil where i am because i don't want to spoil this year's winner, but as you can see the fine white sand and the clear calm surf is hard to beat on a friday morning this memorial day weekend. he combs over stretches of sand, measures shades of blue. his name -- dr. beach. his mission -- ranking the best beaches in the nation. >> actually i use 50 criteria but it boils down to sun, sand and sea.
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>> reporter: of the 100,000 miles of u.s. coastline ten beaches make the cut. this list packs extreme heat. at number ten we start down south in key biscayne at florida state park. >> this is paradise. you don't need to go to exotic places of the world. you can come here and get away from it all. >> reporter: deep in the pacific is number nine. waimanalo bay beach park in hawaii stretching more than five miles. for number eight we skip all the way to cape cod, massachusetts, coast guard beach. perhaps you might have heard of a ship named the mayflower that first dropped anchor on these shores almost 400 years ago. >> there is a lot of natural beauty here. it es unspo it's unspoiled. >> reporter: then to south carolina. at number six we head to florida
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to saint george island state park where a year ago the shores were threatened by the bp oil spill disaster. >> all the beaches of the florida gulf coast, i don't think you will find any trace of oil. you are good to go. no problem whatsoever. >> reporter: park ranger joshua hotsen says tourists are headed back to the beach. >> we have white clean sandy beaches perfect for shelling, fishing or just walking on the beach. >> reporter: let's head up north to cape hatteras, outer banks, north carolina, for number five. watch out for the kite surfers. following the shores of the eastern coastline we land in east hampton, new york, for number four, main beach. a favorite for celebrity sightings. next, get out your lei and practice the hula. we are back in hawaii for number three in waikiki, oahu. finally, california ranks high at second best. coronado beach in san diego where patty rodriguez took her
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daughters to experience the beach for the first time. >> they're excited to see what it's about. they want to know if they are going swimming and where is the pool. i said, this is the pool. >> reporter: not a bad place to get your feet wet. >> cold and fun at the same time. >> reporter: at number one for the best beach in america and i'm overly enthusiastic and biased but it's right here in florida. sarasota's siesta beach. fans of this paradise stretch of sand say it's the finest in the world and dr. beach agrees. here at siesta beach, just the name tells you it's a place to check out. it just might be the right time to lay out onand take a nap. back to you. >> thank you very much. where's your ring? >> here, matt. >> where's yours? >> do you have one? >> put it somewhere. there you go. >> i have to be careful about
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that. when we come back, we've got rihanna live in concert much to the delight of these people here. we're back in a moment right after these messages. rs good morning to you. a secret stash of guns stolen in a home invasion back in safe hands this morning. check it out. sheriff's deputies seized 20 handguns and 40 rifles from a west san jose apartment this week. six men are accused of trying -- tying, rather, up 59-year-old gilroy man in february and torturing him before stealing his guns from his home. qu> right now,ant oakakickk ick break. it is 8:26 right now. weather and traffic after this.
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good morning to you. well, we have got mostly cloudy conditions out there right now but by 4:00 p.m., yep, that marine layer breaks apart. sunshine breaks through. mid-60s at the coast and 70s inland. 70 for fairfield, livermore, san jose and santa cruz. little bit more mild if you live near the water. that's going to be the cool spot today. 66 degrees in san rafael. heading through the next few days, we have a holiday weekend. we are into it. 71 degrees on saturday. 73 by sunday. staying nice memorial day, but
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hey, this means a lot more people on the highway. >> yeah. through the midday and actually starting midday a lot of getaway traffic. the off ramp, squeaking by that, just fine. not a major issue. some slowing through palo alto. san mateo holds clear right now. live look at the san mateo bridge, a nice easy drive in both directions and heading north along the oakland span, a nice drive here and the bay bridge. back the you. >> thank you very much. local news update in a half an hour.
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♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning, may 27, 2011. the stage is set. our massive crowd is ready. in a moment they will be treated to our first summer concert of the season with one of the hottest artists around. we're talking rihanna.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> outside on the plaza i'm meredith vieira along with matt lauer, al roker and ann curry. this is so exciting. this is the first one. >> and the weather's perfect. >> what were you doing at 23 years old? >> working. >> working in cleveland. >> by 23, rihanna had ten number one songs. youngest person ever to do it. the nice thing about this next half hour, she'll play the hits for the entire 30 minutes. >> of fantastic. >> that's neat. >> that's right. next week we have not one but two concerts. thursday morning the new "american idol" scott mcreery, only 17 years old, will bring his country voice to the plaza along with the runner-up in the competition, lauren alayna. and we'll hear from the new kids on the block and the back street boyz. we expect a massive crowd for that as well. we have a line-up.
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>> do you know where else there will be a huge crowd? boston at the boston garden. we got the big playoff game. the nhl eastern playoff will be on versus tonight at 8:00. and then you can catch it at 8:00, the winner takes on vancouver in the stanley cup finals starting next wednesday right here on nbc, 8:00 eastern. >> it's happening on nbc! >> it's all here. more colorful. >> it's a gorgeous day here in new york. >> that's right. let's look at the memorial day weekend forecast. you will see that for saturday we have sunshine to the southern third of the country, showers in the northern third. also in the northeast. then for sunday, we're looking at heavy rain out in the western plains. sizzling and hot texas southwest gulf coast, midatlantic states. northeast looking good. memorial day, the upper mississippi river valley, strong storms, rain in the plains. clouds in the pacific northwest. sunny and hot the western two-thirds of the country into the east and great lakes.
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good morning to you. well, it is mostly cloudy. walk out the front door, especially living toward the coast and think, oh, it is going to rain today. it's not going to rain. that's the marine layer should break apart by about 1:00 p.m. along the peninsula. 70 degrees in san jose today. 71 degrees in gilroy. now, we are going to climb up to about 73 by sunday. a really good looking memorial day weekend. on memorial day weekend to keep track of your weather go to the weather channel on cable, online. >> up next, rihanna live in concert. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage.
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♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on today, brought to you by toyota. ladies and gentlemen, the big moment has arrived. singing her number one hit "s & m" off the album "loud," rihanna. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ na-na-na come on ♪ na-na-na come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ feels so good being bad ♪ there's no way i'm turning back ♪ ♪ now the pain is for pleasure ♪ cause nothing can measure ♪ love is great ♪ love is fine ♪ out the box ♪ out of line
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♪ the affliction of the feeling leaves me wanting more ♪ ♪ cause i may be bad but i'm perfectly good at it ♪ ♪ -- in the air ♪ i don't care, i love the smell of it ♪ ♪ sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me ♪ ♪ i may be bad, but i'm perfectly good at it ♪ ♪ -- in the air ♪ i don't care ♪ sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me ♪ ♪ na-na-na come on, come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it ♪ come on, come on, come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ love is great, love is fine ♪ out the box, out of line
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♪ the affliction of the feeling makes me want it more ♪ ♪ i may be bad but i'm perfectly good at it ♪ ♪ sex in the air ♪ i don't care ♪ sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me ♪ ♪ na-na-na ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ s, s, s, s ♪ m, m, m, m ♪ oh, i love the feeling you bring to me ♪ ♪ oh, you turn me on ♪ it's exactly what i've been
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yearning for ♪ ♪ give it to me strong ♪ and meet me in my boudoir ♪ give my body some a, a, a ♪ ♪ i like it, like it pch ♪ cause i may be bad ♪ but i'm perfectly good at it ♪ in the air ♪ i don't care ♪ sticks and stones my break my bones ♪ but chains and whips excite me ♪ ♪ na-na-na come on ♪ ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ na-na-na ♪ come on ♪ come on ♪ i like it, like it ♪ s, s ♪ and m, m [ cheers and applause ]
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>> rihanna on a friday morning. she'll be back with more music, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ rihanna has sold 28 million albums and a whopping 100 million singles worldwide. >> the four-time grammy award winner has added more awards to her resumé including female artist of the year and radio artist of the year. her new album "loud" is raking in the number ones. great to have you here. >> it's always fun to be here. >> this was almost an awkward morning. meredith was going to wear the same outfit. >> we spoke about it. >> i said, you go for it. >> she gave in, let me wear it for the troops out here because i know it's fleet week.
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>> exactly. >> we have been missing you because the last time you were here was june of 2008. that's been a long time. >> yes. >> we have video of you back then. how is that young woman who was 20 at the time different from the 23-year-old before us? >> 20 times busier. i'm definitely a busy woman. but i love it. i'm working, so i can't complain. there are a lot of great life experiences, things that have happened since i was 20 years old. >> all good. >> people talk about you all the time. you performed at the billboard awards earlier in the week with britney spears. some people thought the performance was a little hot for television. i watched it 11 times and it didn't bother me at all. >> i thought it was good. nothing popped out. >> are you surprised at the reaction when you hear things like that? >> i really didn't hear that. i went to twitter to see what my
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fans thought and they enjoyed seeing us up there together. there are people that think i'm too sexy, but you're always going to find that. people will always talk whether you do bad or good. just do what you do. >> the new album is called "loud" but you're soft-spoken. what's the meaning behind the title? [ screaming ] >> it symbolizes all the energy that went into the album. we had a great time. it was all about music. i only listen to music loud. if it feels good that way it will feel good to the fans. i remember when i was making it on the bus, the name made sense. it symbolizes fun, fearlessness and sassiness, all the ingredients to loud. >> looking over your resumé, you seem to do well with collaborations. i think about the song with eminem, drake, jay-z. what is it about working with someone else you think brings
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out a better side or the best in you? >> i think it's a different side. as a solo artist it definitely limits you to working with other artists unless it's a collaboration. so you see all the artists you admire and you love their music. it's the coolest thing to bring it together. you know, their friends love that music. my friends love this music. so bringing two audiences together is always ultimate for me. >> speaking of your fans, when we invited everybody we said, please bring a sign because you may be selected to go to one of your concerts for free. so help us pick out your three favorite signs. >> ooh! >> you point and we'll get them for you. >> i like the rihanna navy sign in the back there. i like that. anything with glitter. ooh, this one right here. >> which one? >> "the only girl in the world"
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with mirrors. ooh! i wish i looked that good, but that woman in the red. >> that's you, baby. >> that's the one i want. >> three then, pi guess. >> cool. those people get to check out the concert for free. >> thank you so much. i can't wait to see you guys on tour! >> what are you singing for us now? >> "only girl in the world". >> once again on a friday morning, rihanna. ♪ ♪ i want you love me ♪ like i'm a hot guy ♪ keep thinking of me ♪ doing what you like ♪ so, boy, forget about the world ♪ ♪ cause it's gonna be me and you
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tonight ♪ i want to make your bed for you ♪ ♪ then i'm a make you swallow your pride ♪ ♪ ooh ♪ want you to make me feel ♪ like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only girl in the world ♪ like i'm the only one that's in command ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ want you to make me feel ♪ like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only that knows your heart of ♪
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♪ only one take me for a ride, ride ♪ ♪ oh, baby ♪ let me make you rise ♪ oh, make it last all night ♪ take me for a ride, ride ♪ oh, baby ♪ take me high, high ♪ let me make you rise ♪ make it last all night ♪ want you to make me feel ♪ like i'm the only girl in the world ♪ ♪ like i'm the only one that you'll ever love ♪ ♪ like i'm the only who knows your heart ♪ ♪ only girl in the world ♪ like i'm the only one that's in command ♪ ♪ cause i'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man ♪
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♪ only girl in the world ♪ girl in the world ♪ only girl in the world ♪ girl in the world [ cheers and applause ] >> rihanna, thank you very much. there's more music in a moment. first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc. [ woman ] everybody's looking for deals these days,
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♪ ♪ singing her smash hit "what's my name" off her album "loud," once again here's rihanna. ♪ what's my name ♪ oh, na, na ♪ what's my name oh, na-na-na ♪ ♪ what's my name ♪ what's my name ♪ not everybody ♪
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♪ knows how to work it knows how to make me want it ♪ ♪ but, boy, you cannot government that something ♪ ♪ that keeps me so off balance ♪ baby, you're a challenge ♪ let's explore your talent ♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see ♪ if you can go downtown with a girl like me ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wannabe with you ♪ ♪ cause you just my type ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ i need a boy ♪ to take it over ♪ looking for a guy to put in work ♪ uh-oh ♪ ♪ oh ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ what's my name ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ what's my name ♪ what's my name >> y'all ready? ♪ baby, you got me ♪ and ain't nowhere that i'd be ♪
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♪ than with your arms around me ♪ back and forth you rock me ♪ ♪ so i surrender ♪ to every word you whisper ♪ every door you enter ♪ i will let you in ♪ hey, boy ♪ i really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wannabe with you ♪ ♪ cause you just my type ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ i need a boy to take it over ♪ looking for a guy to put in work ♪ ♪ uh-oh ♪ oh ♪ you're so amazing ♪ you took the time to figure me out ♪ ♪ that's why you take me ♪ way past the point of turning me on ♪ ♪ you about to break me ♪ i swear you got me losing my mind ♪ ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ oh, na-na-na
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♪ hey, boy, i really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wannabe with you ♪ ♪ cause you just my type ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ i need a boy to take it over ♪ looking for a guy to put in work ♪ uh-oh ♪ ♪ oh ♪ hey, boy ♪ i really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me ♪ ♪ hey, boy, i really wannabe with you ♪ ♪ cause you're just my type ♪ oh, na-na-na ♪ i need a boy to take it over ♪ looking for a guy to put in work ♪ uh-oh ♪ ♪ oh [ cheers and applause ] >> rihanna, thank you very much. rihanna will be back with more a little bit later. but first, your local news. let's give it up for rihanna, folks. [ cheers and applause ]
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out in full force. 65 degrees. 70s inland. back the you, laura. >> looks good. another update in half an hour. the "today" show returns coming up next.
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back now with more of "today" on a friday morning, the 27th day of may, 2011. you're looking at a very happy crowd in rockefeller plaza. happy because -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> four-time grammy winner rihanna. this is a really nice way to kick off our summer concert series. >> only getting started. >> that's true. >> you may be one of 30 million people or so hitting the roads or taking to the air this memorial day weekend. we'll tell you what to expect on
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the highways and the airport. >> or maybe you're staying put, looking for a new house or want to know what yours is worth. we have a look at what you can get for $400,000 or less from maine to new mexico. barbara corcoran will show you how much you can get. >> ann curry is at the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning, once again, everybody. in the news secretary of state hillary clinton and admiral mike mullen are in pakistan working to soothe relations ruffled by the way osama bin laden was taken down last month. clinton urged them to renew security interests or risk losing billions in aid from washington. meantime the cia searched bin laden's compound today for the first time. congress and president obama extended portions of the patriot act set to expire last night at midnight. president obama who is in france used an auto pen to sign the
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four-year extension which gives the government broad powers to spy on terror suspects. an air traffic controller and a pilot are hailed as heroes for a dramatic mid-air save over colorado. a private pilot became incapacitated forcing his wife to fly the plane. tom costello has more. tom? >> reporter: ann, good morning. the plane is not pressurized so when you are above 10,000 feet you have to wear an oxygen mask or you develop hypoxia, lack of oxygen. for whatever reason the pilot's air mask may not have been working. it was a brief radio conversation between a private pilot and a denver air traffic controller that brought the first sign of trouble. >> okay. that's after -- the -- arrival. maintain one seven -- >> reporter: the message was un
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i un un unintelligible. >> i think you might be experiencing some hypoxia. would you like a lower altitude? >> soon his wife was on the radio. >> i can't talk much because i got to hold the oxygen to my face and the mic and the thing. i can't tell what's going on. >> reporter: the couple was flying a plane from san bernardino california to colorado springs. the trouble began over southern colorado. it was soon clear they would have to land quickly. farmington, new mexico, was the closest airport. that's when controllers asked the crew of a great lakes commercial plane flying nearby to move in for a visual and help talk the pilot's wife down. >> have you ever flown an aircraft before? do you have aany experience? >> no. i got to get down. i need to breathe. >> reporter: john cox is nbc's aviation consultant. >> the performance of the pilot
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was assignmesymptomatic of hypo symptoms. your speech is slurred, your mental ability is slurred and physical capabilities are diminished. >> get down below 10,000 feet and you will feel better. >> he's got oxygen on. it's just not. >> reporter: as the plane descended the pilot insisted he was in control. but the great lakes crew wasn't convinced. >> i can tell by how he's talking. he can't think straight. >> that isn't true. i'm getting better. >> reporter: the plane has a parachute that pops out of the top in case of engine failure. thankfully it wasn't necessary. 45 minutes after the emergency started they managed a safe landing in farmington. on thursday the pilot and his wife thanked everyone involved for making the mid-air save, if you will, including the great lakes pilot.
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what's not clear is why the pilot's oxygen mask wasn't working. ann? >> tom, thank you so much. from that dramatic story to the final spacewalk for "endeavour" astronauts which wrapped up this morning. construction on the international space station is finally finished after more than a decade. it will be a great summer at the london zoo where britain's newest and biggest penguin pool opened on thursday. the manmade beach seemed to be a hit with the 200 penguins and their admirers. i didn't know they had eyebrows. it's five minutes past the hour. now back outside to matt and natalie. hey, guys. big crowd. >> ann, sorry. i was just doing a favor here. >> let's go to al. >> al's back here. >> we have nice friends here. where are you from? >> new york. >> all right. good-looking group. brooklyn in the house. let's check your weather.
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we've got a risk of strong storms today along the east coast from washington, d.c. all the way up into new england. we have a risk of strong storms also working their way into much of oklahoma into parts of missouri including joplin, unfortunately. rain in the pacific northwest. windy and sunny in southern california. phoenix today, 100 degrees with rip currents across the new jersey and long island beaches today. good morning to you. well, we have kind of a dark, dreary start, especially along the peninsula and towards the coast this morning. a lot of low cloud cover and the marine layer's pushed inland. mostly cloudy out there but do not fret. we'll see a really nice second half of the day. 68 degrees in fremont. 0 in concord. 70 degrees in san jose. looks like the timing is something like this. clouds will break apart along the peninsula, probably about 1:00. seeing sunshine inland by 11:00 a.m. holiday weekend looking good.
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and that's your latest weather. ann? >> thank you very much, al. it's the first big holiday weekend of the summer. millions have plans to travel far from home. we have two reports starting with nbc's jeff rossen in the garden state parkway in new jersey. good morning, jeff. >> reporter: good morning, ann. this is a friday. technically a work day, in air quotes, but it's a day that everyone wants to take off to get an early start on the roads. this is traffic headed down to the jersey shore. you can see, even though it's okay now it's getting worse and worse as the hours go on. this is the unofficial start to summer and this year summer travel plans may cost you more here is everything you need to know before you head out. >> reporter: so let's agree the place is the place to be. some of you are taking the train. even more of you are taking a
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plane, but the overwhelming majority are driving, hitting the nation's highways in record numbers. aaa projects nearly 35 million americans will travel this memorial day weekend. nearly 31 million of them by car. but getting there ain't cheap this year. while gas prices have declineded slightly the national average for regular unleaded is $3.81 a gallon, more than a dollar higher than a year ago when the average was $2.78 a gallon. >> i guess the bottom line is pain at the pump won't keep us home. >> reporter: but in much of the country drivers are paying well over $4 a gallon. from the east. >> yes. driving less, consolidating trips. >> reporter: to the west. >> it's outrageous. i never imagined it could get this bad. >> reporter: it's enough of a pain in the tank that sterling resorts in florida will pay for your gas. >> they can get in the car, come down, keep the receipt and we'll pay for the gas. >> reporter: as you book your summer vacation, if gas prices don't keep you grounded, jet
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fuel prices may. reports summer airfares are the highest since 2008. the typical july airfare is up $30 to $60 from last year. new york to chicago will cost you $257, up from $226 a year ago. detroit to denver, $295 up from $268. d.c. to los angeles, $410 this year, up from $367 a year ago. >> there are some great deals out there for june and july. but overall if you're paying for a ticket price you're probably paying from $30 to $60 more this year. >> reporter: even more if you are traveling to europe. airfares are the highest in a decade. new york to london, $1,100, up almost $150 from a year ago. chicago to paris, $1,250 up $100 from last year. however you get here, just get here.
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unfortunately staying isn't cheap. hotel rates are up 5% from last year. the average for a three-diamond hotel is $148 a night. the good news is rental car prices, ann, are holding steady about $38 a day. there is one other piece of advice if you're on the road today. get used to rest stop food. you know, the beef jerky, apple pie, bacon egg and cheese, hashbrowns, french toast and you can't stop without getting a present i got for you. >> perfect. i will wear it proudly. you get away from the freeway. jeff rossen, thank you so much. here's natalie. >> i'm the jersey girl. i'll take the t-shirt. nbc's thanh truong is at hartsfield jackson international airport in atlanta, the busiest airport in the world. is it busy there today? >> it's going to be.
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you can imagine that will be so here today. if you're going to fly expect airports to be packed more than usual. a stronger economy and the demand for flights will make it a busy time. that's going to be the case here. everything seems to be up as we talk about air travel for the holiday. 2.93 million americans are expected to fly. that's about 11.5% increase from 2010. ticket prices are also up. according to fair compare, ticket prices are up 10 to 20% from last year. experts say it's mainly due to increases in demand and the higher price of fuel as well. let's look at what to expect at the major hubs. atlanta tops the list. 1.6 million people are expected here this weekend. almost 1 million people will fly through new york city main airports. lax expect 810,000 travelers and in chicago, o'hare and midway expect more than a million flyers this weekend.
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to alleviate the congestion, crowding and wait times, most airports are beefing up staff to move people through the security lines fast enough. we are focused on air travel now, but keep in mind that parking at the airport this time of year is going to be heightened. so look at parking instead of driving around trying to find a space. in the process, driving yourself crazy. back to you. >> good advice. thanh truong, thank you very much. up next, a real estate reality check. what you can get for $400,000 or less with barbara corcoran and seven ways to a safer summer barbecue. first, these messages.
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estate. >> oh, my gosh. >> hi, barb, how are you? >> you never stop. >> no, i don't. we're going first of all to new mexico for a great three-bedroom house for $369,000. >> if you like a little town glorieta has less than 1,000 people. this adobe home sits on a gentle sloping acre of land with mountain views, big valleys all around it. you can't see it from this shot but you will see it from the inside views. this is a country modern house. people say, what's that? there is a picture of country modern. wide open floor plan, high ceilings and the objective is to make it look cozy but let in light. the huge windows provide tons of light. the main living areas have wood beams, tile floors. there is a wood stove. >> open layout. >> lovely and cozy. some of the open layouts feel
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impersonal. this house has lots of spots to get comfortable. i don't know if that floats your boat, but that feels cold and industrial to me. too modern for me, but everybody has different taste levels. there is a lush garden out back with great vegetables growing everywhere. it has ponderosa juniper, scrub oak and even a chicken coop in the yard. >> fresh eggs in the morning. >> get yourself a chicken. >> do chickens come with the house? >> i don't think so. >> now to chesapeake, ohio. four-bedroom home for $375,000. >> chesapeake is where matt lauer started as a tv producer and reporter. this has to be a decent place. this cedar stone home is on over an acre with views of the ohio river and the mountains of west virginia with not a neighbor in site. cascading windows is what these are called. i had to look it up. they offer breathtaking views through all four seasons.
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i don't think you would ever have a bad view. i love that the winding staircase is spacious, not clogged with bookcases around it. it has the wrap around balcony on the second floor that leads to most of the bedrooms and a step-up kitchen as well. i love the light floors. there is the step-up kitchen. looks like a showcase kitchen. to me, i don't know, this is a lonely kitchen day. needs a cookie jar or something. >> nobody's cooked there. >> never made a meal in the kitchen. but there is a game room that's well useded. the guys would love it with its own fireplace. views from every window. >> let's go to the woods of maine. four bedroom home in maine for $389,000. >> it's set back on two heavily wooded acres. makes it totally private. that's a tremendous value. >> beautiful. >> feels like an estate. remember, the price is $389,000 and there are jobs you can get there to pay for the house.
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it has a big front porch. and that balcony is accessed only from the master bedroom. blond wood floors, a see-through fireplace. that connects with the dining room. there is the dining room with its own fireplace with an octagon shape on the far end. this shot doesn't do it justice. it's the best i could show you. the kitchen with granite counters, wood cabinets and a breakfast bar. an adequate kitchen, very spacious with an extra sunny dining area off the kitchen that has glass doors that lead back to the deck. >> all right. not far away to new london, new hampshire. $399,000 with three bedrooms. >> this is a charming cape. people love a cape home. this has a sleepy village called otterville that goes with it. the house is nestled on a private pond with otters and migrating birds. it looks like it needs some dredging, but do that and you
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get rid of the otters, so that's not good. there is an upstairs office with a weird ceiling. it is what it is and it has built-in bookcases. a game room with exposed wood beams you will see in a moment. that makes it look like a house you could get comfortable in with the pool table. we are seeing more pool tables. i don't know how many people play pool. every house i look at lately has a pool table. a master bedroom with a spectacular garden tub. >> nice kitchen. >> this property with the dining room and kitchen is a great deal at only $399. i sound like a real estate broker. >> and eastern maryland. we have another tle' bedroom under $400,000. >> this is the only house of its kind. it was designed and built by the people who live there now. the husband built it to fulfill his wife's wish to live in a loft-style home. what a nice guy. it's almost 3,000 square feet big, handicapped adaptable which
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makes people depressed but this makes handicapped look good. everything is accessible by a wheelchair from everywhere in case you get old. neat as a pin. the main living areas feel bigger. the windows give plenty of light throughout the house. it's completely private all around. the entryway and dining room and living room all have soaring ceilings. there is a great shot. you can see they put great attention to detail. great lighting. what's wrong with the house? not a thing. >> all right, barbara. thanks so much. >> enjoy the weekend. >> you, too. coming up, more music from rihanna on the plaza. first, these messages. [ female announcer ] now, give dry, damaged hair a whole new life!
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explosion that killed eight people. the complaints accuse them of negligence resul blas > blast. we'll be ure b but back with a look at the forecast and the commute after this. b
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good morning to you. well, our temperatures are climbing into the 60s but we still have mostly cloudy conditions. pretty much all across the board. we are starting to see more cloud cover break apart in the south bay and otherwise mostly cloudy there until about 11:00 a.m. after that, the sun will come through. you have to wait until 1:00 or 2:00 and closer to the coast. 70 degrees in santa cruz. 70 degrees later on today as the clouds clear. the sun shines in. watch out for fog along the local bridges this morning. socked in on the golden gate this morning, mike. we'll show folks a picture of that in a bit. slowing and might be caravan of cars there and a disabled vehicle right in the area. that's complicating things a tad
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bit and reports of a -- the expressway here at bud avenue. reports of a goose in the roadway and what disturbs me is it's not hit yet. we don't want to take it so advise folks in the area of a goose on the loose. so watch out for that. meanwhile, we'll get a live look and heading into the south bay. southbound 680 to the left of the screen. sonoma and fremont. low clouds starting to lift. blue behind the hills and a live look also at the golden gate bridge. this is what christina is talking about. low clouds socking in the bridge itself. prepare to use the windshield wipers and causing mist and drizzle on the windshield. >> the bay area microclimates. another local news update for you in a half an hour. see you then.
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the winner of "american idol" season 10 is -- scotty mcreery! >> and the crowd went wild. it was scotty mchottie mcreery's big moment as he became this year's "american idol." the two youngest finalists of all time. scotty is just 17 from north carolina. lauren is 16 from georgia. they both owned the stage. next thursday guess who will be here on the summer concert stage? >> both of them.
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that's my guess. >> a special live performance in the plaza with them both thursday. have you heard scotty's voice? >> so deep. >> when they do a duet together it will be like magic. i'm a huge fan. >> the gang's all here. coming up in this half hour, we have one more song from four-time grammy winner rihanna kicking off our summer concert series today much to the delight of all of us and to the fans who have been all around the stage including men and women from fleet week. >> a treat for them to enjoy the concert as well. we'll get you started this weekend, a lot of you making plans for the memorial day backyard barbecue. seven important tips to have safe and healthy barbecuing get-together all summer long from cleaning the grill to avoiding food poisoning. >> wait. >> wow. >> okay. enjoy the hot dog! that's fantastic.
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hm, a little ptomaine? >> you never want to be the one -- >> who made the potato salad? >> somebody got sick. >> once you have cleaned the grill, we want to get you ready for the memorial day feast. >> there's a lead-in. >> our favorite family of cooks, the scottos are here with a spectacular spread -- oh, wait a minute. the crew is attacking one of the food prep people. yikes. all right. >> violent. >> first let's say hi to lester and amy. they will tell us what's coming up this weekend. do you have fights on the broadcast this weekend? >> not on the air. >> behind the scenes is a different story. we'll check in on the ground in joplin, missouri. the president will be touring the devastation as the search for the missing continues. we'll get the latest on the disaster, plus celebrity rna
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veng vengss. - reinventions. we'll see if arnold schwarzenegger can recover after fathering a child out of wedlock. >> and whether you are hitting the beach or firing up the barbecue, we'll have that and more on "today" this weekend. >> that sounds great. thank you. have a great weekend. tell us about the weekend weather. >> all right. >> what's the plan? >> to provide as good of a forecast as i can. saturday we have a risk of strong storms in northern missouri. sunday we have heavy rain in the pacific northwest and the western plains. the rest of the country looking good except hit or miss showers or thunderstorms around florida. on memorial day we look good with a risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river valley. clouds in the pacific northwest. midatlantic states, gulf coast good morning to you. well, we got the 60s in the
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south bay where the sun is shining. 65 degrees in sunny vail. 60 in san jose. mostly cloudy along the peninsula and close to the bay this morning. 67 in oakland later and 71 degrees in los gatos. the thick clouds, that mostly cloudy sky right now will clear before we hit 4:00 p.m. today. really nice day tomorrow. staying nice all weekend long. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. now coming up, the seven secrets to a safe summer barbecue. first, these messages. [ woman ] welcome back jogging stroller. you've been stuck in the garage while i've been sneezing from the dust in here, and the pollen outside. but with 24-hour zyrtec®, i get prescription strength relief from my allergy symptoms. it's the brand allergists recommend most. ♪ lilly and i are back on the road again, where we belong. with zyrtec® i can love the air®.
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madeline, good morning. >> hi. >> a necessary reminder. first, wash the hands. >> keep them clean. it's easy with hand sanitizer, keep it by the sink, by the grill to avoid a lot of bacteria. >> as i was coming up here al and lester were like, oh, we let the heat clean the grill. why isn't that the way? >> we're all ladzy but burning t off doesn't help. black crunchy stuff clings and that's cancer-causing agents. they will cling to the meat and they can be health damaging. get a stiff brush and don't be lazy. >> scrape it off, hose it down. every year you should do that. >> every time you have a barbecue you should do it. you're one of the lazy ones. >> guilty. i do it once a year. that's it. next is don't cross contaminate. that's something that's always
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where the worst offense happens. >> raw versus cooked. something that happens with us is the marinade. you marinade meat in something, cook it and dump the marinade off. raw materials have things to make you sick and keep them separate. marinades, use paper plates, plastic silverware and dump it and move on. >> it's important to cook food at the right temperature. what should we be testing for for meats? >> bacteria grow in two different temperatures. under 160 you have some co contaminati contamination. medium well for most things but it's important to do it for ground hamburger. that's more likely to be contaminated. stay away from the rare burgers. go to medium or medium well. >> use your food thermometer. >> right. it should register 160.
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if you can't take that make it at least 145. instant meat thermometers help. >> keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. >> you have to make sure when uh you take something out of the oven like baked beans, leave it out for an hour or so. keep it hot. then the cold stuff, put it on ice. you can have ice packs and keep it in a bowl of ice in the backyard. keep things separate. >> also provide utensils for finger food as well. >> all the double dipping. everyone reaches for what they want. have little plates and serving utensils so you have a little serving. >> it's important to keep food covered. people leave it out and think, oh, we'll just toss it. but if people go out for second or thirds you open it up to exposure. >> you don't want bugs dive-bombing it. they like it, too. make sure it's covered. stuff falling from the air or from the trees, keep it covered
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with saran wrap or little containers. that's a good thing. >> the last tip is how to transport them safely and carefully. >> keep cold cold and hot hot or for hot things, cook it when you get to the destination. >> i'm gypped that there are no hamburgers here, but the scottos are next cooking a memorial day feast that won't take a lot of time in the kitchen. plus, another song from superstar rihanna. first, these messages.
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this morning on "cooking with the scottos," that's cute. a memorial day feast. here with recipes that will have you spending less time in the kitchen, more time with your family, the family from the new york restaurant scotto. good morning. >> good morning! >> all these foods can be prepared before your memorial day dinner or lunch, whatever it
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is. so right now, we are doing mini mac & cheese. we are starting with cream, putting in the cheeses which is parmesan, cheddar, fontina. could you mix? >> sure, absolutely. what's the base here? >> the base is to get the creamiest, cheesiest. >> so a bechamel? >> exactly. of course the mozzarella. when this is melted we put in elbow pasta. >> it's already cooked? >> this is precooked, yes. very al dente because it has to be cooked again. then i turn it over to chef johnny boy. >> chef johnny boy. >> now we bake it. the penne gratin. >> as opposed to macaroni and cheese. >> he changes the recipe.
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>> mac and cheese is our penne gratin. check out my balls. >> oh! >> what's wrong? i have an egg, bread crumbs. >> your mother's here. >> now we fry it. here's what it looks like after. ark amore. i also have a rice salad with tomatoes, peas and it matches your jacket. look at that jacket. >> i know! >> without further ado, thank you. i love the glasses, by the way. >> thank you. >> at risk of getting everybody upset, you have the best thing this morning. the best recipe. >> we start with sausage browned off. cubed up chicken, keep it simple. add olive oil and we want to figure out how to layer things
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as we go. next we brown the potatoes. let it cook for a couple of minutes and add the vegetables. yellow, red, green peppers and red onion. olive oil again. >> beautiful. >> that will take 15, 20 minutes. salt, pepper, if you don't mind. >> sure. >> seasoning. whatever you have in the house. let's use them. >> these are fresh which is nice. >> add the garlic. we don't want it to brown, just flavor. >> all of it? >> no, no. then we want to thicken it. we need to start with white wine, let it reduce down. if you want to -- only if you want to -- we can add a little butter. >> we want to. >> a little butter. >> you don't have to? >> you don't have to. let it reduce down, thicken up and it's a great dish. >> look at that.
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>> for a barbecue it's outside. bring this from the kitchen, already made, no headaches. >> we have time for elena's dessert. what are you making? >> honey nut tarts. peca pecans, walnuts. we start with eggs. we'll add light brown sugar. >> this is for the filling. melted butter. >> there we go. then we have honey. simple ingredients. mix everything together. no rhyme or reason. a little rum. it is the weekend, after all. and then our chopped nuts. >> okay. >> we put it together, mix it in. and then we actually use frozen shells. so it keeps you outside some more. then we're going to fill it up. slow bake it at 300. bake it for about 15 to 18
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minutes, top it off with mascarpone or custard and that's what it looks like. >> wow, that looks great. >> happy memorial day. >> happy holiday! >> coming up next, one more song from rihanna. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ chest to chest
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♪ nose to nose ♪ palm to palm ♪ we were always just that close ♪ ♪ wrist to wrist ♪ toe to toe ♪ lips that felt just like inside of a rose ♪ ♪ so how come when i reach out my finger ♪ ♪ it feels like more than distance between us ♪ ♪ in this california king bed ♪ we're ten thousand miles apart ♪ ♪ i bet california wishing on these stars ♪ ♪ for your heart for me ♪ my california king ♪ eye to eye ♪ cheek to cheek ♪ side by side ♪ you were sleeping next to me ♪ ooh, next to me ♪ arm in arm ♪ dusk to dawn ♪ with the curtains drawn ♪ and a little last night on these sheets ♪ ♪ so how come when i reach out my fingers ♪ ♪ it seems like more than distance between us ♪ ♪ we're ten thousand miles apart ♪ ♪ i bet california wishing on the stars ♪ ♪ for your heart for me ♪ my california king
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♪ just when i felt like giving up on us ♪ ♪ you turned around and gave me one last touch ♪ ♪ that made everything feel better ♪ and even then my eyes got wetter ♪ ♪ i wanna ask you if you love pe ♪ ♪ but i don't wanna seem so weak maybe i've been california dream ing ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ in this california king bed
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♪ we're ten thousand miles apart ♪ ♪ i bet california wishing on these stars ♪ ♪ for your heart for me ♪ my california king [ cheers and applause ] >> i love you guys. thank you so much! i love you all.
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twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. good morning to you. 9:56 right now. the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the jonestown massacre will go on as
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scheduled on sunday despite emotional protests from some of the victims' families. a judge decided not to block the ceremony for sunday where hundreds of jonestown victims are buried. some of the victims' families object to the memorial including the name of jim jones on one of the plaques. jones, of course, led more than 900 people including 305 children to guyana where they died in a mass suicide. let's switch gears and check the forecast with christina. >> we have a holiday weekend ahead. you have one more day to get through. 61 degrees in concord now. 61 in hayward and socked in everywhere alons tg the peninsu with fog. clouds are expected to break apart before we hit about 11:00 a.m. for inland cities. takes a little bit longer living towards the coast. maybe even until 2:00 p.m. and hitting 65 degrees easily in san francisco. we're up to about 71 for your
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saturday. 73 for sunday. little cool down on monday and nice with a mix of sun and clouds on memorial day and speaking of which people trying to get out of town, mike. >> that's right. watch for the shift in traffic. i think folks left earlier today and yesterday, of course. but we are looking still at the maze, the approach and a smooth drive. speeds close to the limit along the approach to the bay bridge. a note for the city, tonight, at 6:00 p.m., critical mass. the last friday of the month and the bicyclists meet at justin herman plaza and typically going from that point and head out there. bicycle awareness is their message. a note for caution and courtesy on the roads. golden gate bridge, smooth drive. use the windshield wipers from the north bay into the city and vice versa with the mist. san mateo bridge, a clear view from the hayward side and low clouds upon the peninsula side. you might have to slow down a couple of spots. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us.
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another local news update for you in half an hour. the "today" show back in about a minute.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody. it's friday. try day around here. apparently dry day, unfortunately. it's may 27th. kick-off to the big old weekend. >> yes. >> you're heading up to rehoboth. >> yes. jay is going to be come, which will be nice. >> jay is going to meet the family. >> my mother, my brother and his
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wife hanna. >> he is nervous about it. he said the other night. >> i feel bad because my mom has a two bedroom and in one is my mom and me. in the other is adel and hanna and colleen. >> don't tell me you're doing the blow-up. >> i did ask him if it was okay and he said, yes, of course it would. >> jay, run while you can. >> what are you doing this weekend? >> i'm staying home. we sold our home in nantucket last year. i have very mixed emotions about it. i adore nantucket. who doesn't love nantucket? we live in a beautiful spot here and are trying to simplify our lives. frank always wanted to stay home anyway so frank got what he wanted. we are going to spend it this weekend. i think you and jay are going to come over for a little picnic, will try to make it back on monday. >> absolutely. a lot of people are on the road this holiday weekend. when you're in the car you want
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songs -- >> are you trying to get your ipod list in? >> no. we have road songs. mine is a sing-along song. shall we turn it up a little? >> this is just another excuse. >> picture you're in the car. windows are drown, you're driving. you crank it so loud. you crank it so loud. so loud. >> this is a good song. >> it puts new a great mood. >> i never understood it but it's good. >> what's yours? >> mine, i have a million i wrote myself. one that someone else wrote, this little group called the beatles. this is it. >> i like it. ♪ long the winding road >> anthony just went da-da.
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we don't take road trips any more. i love that. >> that is a beautiful song. >> yes. >> obviously you guys watch our show while the show is on, but obviously they take chunks of our show and re-air it. when we had our pajama party last week, they ended up finding a clip they loved. take a listen. >> that was great. >> oh, jerry. >> thank you, jerry. jerry, that was unbelievable. >> jerry. who knew? >> you come and you go. >> what are you doing tonight? >> that's what happens when you use mesculine in your hormone
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replacement therapy. >> that upsets me. i'm a lot older than jerry. you're not an elderly man. you're good to us. we love you. if you're wondering where the best beaches were in the united states of america, we have them listed. >> they are different than the five we told you last week. >> water, temperature, color, smell, sand softness, rip currents, public safety and all those things. number five, cape hatteras, outer banks in north carolina. >> it's beautiful there number four is main beach at east hampton, new york. >> number three is kahanamoku beach in waikiki. >> next up, coronado beach in san diego, california. i love that beach. it's gorgeous. >> number one, siesta beach in
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sarasota, florida. >> when you go to the dressing room and you're trying on clothes and you look at yourself for a second before you put something on, what do you feel like when you're looking in the mirror? >> i had this a long time ago so i stopped doing it that way. now i order by catalog. what i don't trust, i don't trust that they don't have little cameras everywhere. >> in the dressing rooms? >> to keep people from stealing. so i'm just so -- im-nervous. plus bobbie thomas gives me all my clothes. >> she does. i don't like when you go by myself to try on clothes. i don't have a good sense of what looks right in the dressing room. i'll ask the sales person. >> they get paid if you buy something. >> it's perfect, perfect. >> is it too long? >> no. look at it. bring in another sales person. >> you still fall for this? >> yes, yes. i'm like that. >> such a people pleaser. >> i'm a pleaser. they ask women what part of your
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body you dislike the most. >> i think that depends on what age you are. it used to be my thighs. now it's my stomach. >> majority said stomach. followed by arms. >> really? >> and then cellulite-free thighs. >> i think these magazines do to celebrities is so horrendous. they are all human beings like the rest of us. they isolate different body parts. you can't even go -- came into the studio this morning. just walking from my car two steps to get into the building. >> what happened? >> some paparazzi guy jumps out. it's 6:00 in the morning. you don't have hair and make-up on. >> what happened? what did you say? >> have a nice day. what are you going to say? it's so offensive and rude. >> when you go to the beach and a lot of people will do that this weekend, a lot of people are afraid of sharks, which is normal. "fitness" magazine says you have
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something more to worry about than sharks. >> the biotches on the beach. >> the way women look and judge other women is worse than anything. >> except you're not hearing it. if a shark bites you, you know it. if you walk by and people are talking about you -- >> you know. >> that's the other reason i don't go to a beach. >> if you walk by and someone is whispering about you to their friends, that's not good. >> it's nature. it's human nature. >> if we didn't judge you, so what. we are just trying to get sun. stop judging everybody. you're not perfect. people do that. >> sometimes, and we talked about this a lot, i so wish i had the confidence that some of these much, much larger people have. they're just living their life, having fun, eating their stuff. they don't give a rip what anybody thinks. >> that's a special person. >> i wish i could be more that way. >> exactly.
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>> this is no surprise. women feel better in sexy lingerie than in a bathing suit. >> because it covers up. most said they would take $100,000 for them to appear on tv or be in a magazine in their swimsuit. $100,000 is what they would have to get paid. >> really? >> okay. >> i don't think there is any amount of money. guarantee 1,000 kids never starve to death. >> tammy is trying to get your attention. >> i would do it for $50. >> she would pay them. tammy would pay someone. >> compared to the stuff she did in tamsville, this is nothing. you spent ten years naked in tamsville, who cares. >> she has a husband and baby. everything changed. >> it's time for kathie lee's friday funny. >> let's hear it. >> here we go. dan was a single guy living at
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home with his sickly father. dan's dad told him when he dies he would interritory the family fortune. dan decided he needed a wife to share the family fortune. one evening he spotted the most beautiful he's ever seen in his life. her natural beauty took his breath away. he goes up to her and says, i may look like an ordinary guy, but when my dad dies i'll inherit $400 million. impressed the woman asked for his business card. one week later she became his stepmother. women are so much better at financial planning than men. >> i like that one. >> that's one of those biotches you've got to worry about. >> let's bring up our favorite girl, bobbie. >> the crew is taking up a collection as we speak and calling "people" magazine. tammy is going to bare her skin i have a great bobbie's buzz for you. this is a weekend where you kick off the summer sun.
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i have oil with unique protection. it has the hand covers. andrea, come out in another one. this is by mott 50. this is a uv protection of 50. you don't have to use lotion, but you should. that's going to be the best, but you can wear clothing now. that is a big trend, wearable sunscreen. this collection is $12 to $29. they have short shirts and everything. different colors. >> that is so cute. >> this is $50 to $140. great collection. then for the kids when you go see your niece this weekend, this is from sunbo. sun block that smells like bubble gum. it dries clear. >> dora. thank you. >> one of my favorite things this week, wet skin from neutrogena. you can put this on wet and it actually adheres to your skin if you're in the water cooling off.
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>> it smells great. and the consistency is so nice. promise me you're going to use sun block this weekend. promise me. right now. >> everyone lives their life. everyone lives their own life. don't judge. >> you don't have to get naked. >> we'll have to bring in ricky unger. >> is he still here? >> now they have bibs for men. what's the point of this bib? i'm riding down the street. >> it catches everything. >> gross! >> because i'm a man. they are also possibly thinking about getting a slob stopper body outfit. just in case tammy wants to get naked and spills some stuff on herself. >> thank you, rick. >> hammy memorial day. >> happy memorial day to you. >> plaza ambush makeovers. >> and the amazing results.
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we are back on this friday try day with plaza ambush makeovers. we find two lovely young ladies and surprise them with a brand-new look. >> here is our crack makeover team contributor to styles to the stars luis lacari and "us" magazine contributor jill martin. >> one lady was just married last week. her husband will be treated to a second week of a different woman. >> her sister wanted her to have a makeover so bad, we had to pick her. >> we are going to start with kim hoskins, 45 years old from
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illinois. she has always taken care of others rather than focusing on herself. her sister wanted her to take care of her for a change. let's listen to her story. >> kim is in a state of shock so we are going to talk to lea. why does your big sister deserve this? >> she's been my older sister and showed me the ways of the world and she's also raised three beautiful children and given me my nieces and nephews and has never taken the time to put any effort towards herself. it's always about her kids. >> do you ever pamper yourself? >> no. >> are you ready to be pampered for three hours? >> yes. very ready. >> her dear sister lea is over there with the blind fold on. if you wouldn't keeping that on until we ask you to remove it. here is kim's before picture. let's see the new you. ♪ baby you're a firework >> wow! lea, you ready?
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take off your blind fold, hon. >> oh, my god. that's not my sister any more. >> kim, do you want to see yourself? turn right here. >> oh, my. >> you look gorgeous. you look absolutely -- wow! >> oh, my goodness. >> let us see you. >> sensational. >> tell us about the sassy, sexy hair. >> that's jennifer lawrence did this great haircut. she gave her a more appropriate hair cut for her texture. >> it frames her face a little bit. >> she did put highlights on her hair that was going gray. i added depth and her eyes came along. then we added a soft glow to the cheeks. >> the outfit -- love that dress. >> you love it. adrianna papel. i love turquoise. i love blondes with turquoise. >> why don't you go join your
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sister. >> our next lady is 28 from springfield, illinois. she just got married last weekend and is excited to get a fresh new look as she starts this new chapter inner in life. let's listen to her story. >> meet the luckies. that is really their last name. >> she worked so hard on the wedding and getting everything ready. she deserves it for everything she does. she's got to put up with the new last name of lucky. anything that's good could be helpful to her. >> mrs. lucky, ready to go? >> i guess so. excited. >> don't take that off yet. let's take one last look at katie lucky before. bring out luckier mrs. lucky. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> all right. take a look at your bride.
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>> wow! >> stunning. >> he likes it. turn around and see what he's looking at. >> oh, my god. >> you look gorgeous. >> oh, i love it. i love it. >> that must make you feel so good when they want to touch their hair. >> i have the best job. instant gratification. it's great. what i did here is she had highlights that were a bit too stripy, too white. i toned them to this beautiful warm auburn. left a few of the highlights out. jennifer gave her just a small trim. fine tuning. again, to keep soft cheeks. >> pretty skin. >> from dana morgan, we wanted to give her a great wrap dress to accentuate her waist. always wear beige shoes to
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elongate your waist. >> let's bring kim back. >> thank you, guys. thank you to the best team in the world. we'll reveal our fan of the week after this. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless too? discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals. give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on to even skin tone in four weeks. aveeno tinted moisturizers.
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it is time to surprise one of our devoted viewers at home to our series we call "fan of the week." >> sara is here to announce the lucky winner. >> drum roll, please. the winner is givonna anderson. she is an army wife with two kids and just had to relocate to a new town. kathie lee and hoda are the only constant in her life. her favorite part of the show is ambush makeovers. >> she is on the show. >> she cries every time she sees a new person's look and thinks kathie lee and hoda get ambushed
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one day. she would love to see hoda with a sultry new do with a vibrant color. she watches the show because kathie lee and hoda crack her up and they are like the sisters she never had. as a thank you, we are sending you to the grand cayman islands. you will be staying at the beautiful grand cayman marriott beach resort where you will be relaxing for four days and three nights including round-trip airfare for you and a friend. hotel and airfare accommodations are furnished by the grand cayman marriott beach resort. that is going to be great. >> have a beautiful time. thank you. >> go to our website. still to come, donny deutsche is here with the other view. ad g t>>getshat will make a splash. can i see how the cow get milked?" [ children shouting ] you should see the eyes of the kids in the barn. when the cows give their milk. or even i squirt milk to the kids. they actually love it.
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good friday morning to you. 10:26 right now. buster pose si appears to have suffered a season-ending injury. he is on the disabled list with a fractured bone in the lower left leg. he had the crutches as you can see here from the photos of yesterday. "mercury news" spoke to the trainer who says he has torn ligaments in the ankle and the knee is fine. most likely he will have to have surgery. giants getting fans a chance to send him a get well message. send your messages by going to and see the cove with a card there on the front
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page. quick break but we'll be back after this. he
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good morning to you. taking a live look now. san francisco. you can see still dealing with that mostly cloudy sky overhead. pretty thick fog along the local bridges this morning and looking pretty good overall for the second half of the day. in fact, by about noon, most of the clouds will start to lift and clear. only a thin veil expected at that time. and then by 4:00 p.m., take a look at what happens. mostly clear conditions, 65
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degrees. and this is one of the cooler spots across the bay today. seeing the 70s elsewhere. 70 degrees in san jose. 70 in concord and 2 in santa rosa. the sun is coming out in the south bay and east bay. taking longer for the north bay and the peninsula to see the sunshine. i think it comes out before about 1:00 p.m. staying nice and mild, 73 degrees sunday. blank. >> looking at the maze. slowing coming off of 580 and 980. taking it towards the toll plaza and might be more cars coming through the area. a light preholiday weekend. critical mass starts tonight at 6:00 so watch for bicyclists on the area. safety in mind for everybody. the south bay, with slowing southbound 101 past the earlier disabled vehicle. not a problem. there's still slowing there. a look from the south bay the
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golden gate bridge. 101 smooth through the low clouds here and then another live look. laura, very clear. no metering lights. >> sounds good. thanks so much for joining us. the "today" show continues next. i'll see you monday morning starting at 4:30. we are back with more of "today" and gadgets for the beach as you look for fun in the sun this mem yoerl weekend. >> here is steve greenberg, author of "gadget nation." you always come with great stuff. >> never did we know how gorgeous your feet are before. most men should not show their feet. >> you really have gorgeous feet. you do. >> thank you very much. >> what did you bring for us? >> right behind you, two c
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cabanas. we have one guest. >> jerry is there with her. >> jerry, come out. >> $70 for the smaller and $1120 for the larger one. >> is it easy to set up? >> easy. >> doesn't look easy, that's great. >> it stores in that. >> it all comes into that. we set it up in two minutes. >> that's incredible. these chairs i'm into. >> these are cool chairs. these are sun tracking chairs. as the sun moves around the beach, this tracks around. >> you don't have to lift your large butt up. >> it's light weight enough you can carry it. >> it folds up. >> this is why we have an epidemic. nobody wants to get up and move their chair. >> have to move with the sun. >> this is so much easier. you're talking about son blockbuster earlier. this is a watch you can wear on your belt or whatnot.
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it has a uv light to tell how much uv sun you're getting. what it does, it will tell you, send an alarm when you had too much sun for the day. >> here. use it this weekend, please. i protect myself. >> i have one for you, too. >> you are the worst. >> wait, okay -- i'm not going to say anything because i could but i'm not. i'm a kind person. >> if i have to separate you two. >> i love her. i don't want her to get hurt. >> this is from pottery barn. this is a cooler. in the front you can hold your iphone or speakers inside. >> what is that? ♪ everyone has a story >> a little moment there. you can bring kathie lee to the beach or any music. >> everybody wants to go to the beach with kathie lee. >> this is from solar these are solar chargers. when you're at the beach, turn
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it around and the sun hits it and it will charge up your phone. all different iphones. i've used it. mine is charging just from the studio lights it's working off that. >> that is fantastic. >> to keep your things dry, this is you pump out the air on. >> you need this. >> i use a ziplock bag. >> waterproof ear plugs. a touch screen you can use through it, as well. >> in the pool? >> i go kayaking or at the beach, sand, stuff like that. >> that is great. what's that cost? >> they start around $40. >> good. >> next from coleman. this is a portable barbecue. it opens up. voila, just like that. this all goes in the dishwasher. >> and it's battery-operated? >> no. you have to put a propane tank into it. >> you can't take that to the
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beach? >> or tailgating, sure. >> okay. >> just take your propane tank. >> they have little ones. >> then this thing. >> what is this? >> this monster you brought. >> it's all three pieces. it's got water bottles built in. the kids can have a water fight in one of those flotillas. $70 for all four pieces together. >> thank you, honey. >> we'll be back with donny deutsch. [ male announcer ] this is lara.
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have you wondered what's really going on inside your guy's head? >> wonder no more. our resident guy donny deutschman is here to help you out with the other view. hoda cheering with you. >> i am. people have questions for donny. >> why is it when you go on a date with a guy they say they're interested, they never call you. why don't they tell you from the start they are not interested? >> at the end of the date, you're not going to go, thank you, not interested. they will go, i had a really nice time. if they are interested, they would say, i would like to do this again and say, how is next tuesday. nobody should say, by the way, ain't happening again. they'll say i want to see you again and attach a date to it.
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>> why is it women assume that you really do want to see them again? guys will let you know. >> they'll let you know. if you don't know, that means it's not going to happen. >> margaret. what are your thoughts on girls asking guys out? does it look desperate, is it normal? >> you love that. >> yesterday someone came up to me and said, i hope i'm not too forward. in reality, if you're interested in a woman, you're going to be interested. >> who was it? what did you say? >> her name was jennifer aniston, you probably know her. why not? why not? >> did you say yes? >> in this case i took her card, i probably won't call her. if i was interested, i would. it wasn't going to be like, oh, she asked me out. >> you like confidence in a woman. >> everybody likes confidence. i respected it.
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>> i have been with my boyfriend almost two years. he never asked me to marry him. >> confront it and say, it doesn't have to happen now, but i need to know when it's happening, if it's happening and if he can't tell you after two years he will not be able to tell you after three, four or five. don't be afraid of the truth. he'll only respect you. a guy loses respect for a woman if she is just going along and along and not speaking out. >> thrwo years is the limit? >> two years is a long time. a guy, you'll know the truth. one way or the other, you will know the truth. >> michelle is asking, should you still remain friends with your exes. >> no. >> wait a minute. i thought you were. >> should you children with your exes, of course. have sex with your exes, of course? only if you're friends as couples.
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it's very, an ex is an ex. it's hard to have a real genuine friendship with an ex. >> i ran into somebody on the streets last night that i hadn't dated -- i haven't seen him in 28 years. i don't run into ex-boyfriends very much. it was weird. it was great to see him. he's a sweetheart, but it was weird. >> one thing if you said, let's you and your wife go out with frank and i. >> frank, frank, never. >> frank would not enjoy that at all. >> valerie, my husband travels frequently. when he comes home he thinks he should be able to sit down and relax because he's home. i would like him to realize home life can't always be fun and games. why does he find it so hard to acclimate himself back. >> why have you and i never gone out? >> are you seriously hitting on me on national television? is this all you've got? >> i saw electric bolts. i can't think about that question. why has this never happened here? >> i think it should. >> just decided. >> i'm a great dancer.
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i like romance novels. >> i like watching lifetime television, i like ben and jerry's. i want to talk to you about life and how i feel. >> that's all i want to do. >> it's made in heaven. >> we'll find out the next time you're on. >> up next, how to put together a family are reunion you'll never forget after this.
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now on "today's family" throwing a family reunyoon. >> there are fresh ways to make your next family reunion one to remember. >> here is amy goodwin of "southern" magazines, one of our favorites. >> for planning, the invitation is key to draw people in.
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i love these from tiny prints. use photos and milestones. next generation, if you have a lot of babies who are born that year invites you to the family reunyoon. milestone birthdays. you missed my birthday, see you at the reunion. always using a destination photo from the location if you're going to a destination to inspire people to attend is great. i love if you are the organizer, you can list the various tasks you need to get done and people in the family can sign up to volunteer. >> does the organizer have to pay for everything? >> absolutely not. >> i like the family tree. >> this is a simple idea to make the branches of the tree, leaves are the parents, the dark color, light color is the children. once you're done with this, everyone puts their name and pastes it with glue. you have this for a remembrance of who attended. >> look at the place cards. >> those are darling. >> who is this? is that you? >> i don't know. let me see.
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that's me. >> you know that's me. >> let me see the hair. adorable. >> i probably had a relaxer at age 7. >> as everyone as you love these, people send in their baby photos in advance. you make place cards. put the table number on the back and it becomes a source of conversation at the table. for a phenomenal ice breaker, people bring their baby photos to the reunion and clip them in between two trees and everybody starts chatting. >> such a smart idea. >> great idea. >> this is the family basket where you make wishes until the next family reunion. as a family we'll volunteer more. we'll spend more time with grandma sue. i love this because they bring cohesiveness. grand ma sue grew up on a citrus farm. we have chilled hand towels with citrus. nice to clean the hands before you get there.
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you bring that theme to other elements of the table. citrus incorporated into the centerpiece with fresh blooms. >> nothing is cleaner than citrus. >> exactly. we have table linens from crate and barrel. this is citrus sweet tea. tons of great infused sweet teas on southern you extend that theme into the food, as well. we have citrus lime grilled chicken. the ultimate dessert, delicious. >> lemon tart. >> you have everyone bring their favorite recipe. these are uncle jerry's lemon bars, aunt molly's peach cobbler and the ultimate dessert bar. >> wouldn't it be nice if everybody made a bunch of copies of their recipes. see how i'm thinking southern. thank you so much. >> great to see you. >> have a lovely weekend. >> up next, flipping with stuffed burgers. [ woman ] everybody's looking for deals these days,
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it is time for "today's kitchen." we are getting saucy with outdoor grilling. >> on the menu today, giant stuffed burgers. >> we're so happy. >> eric lee is kathie lee's beth friend. >> and brother. >> and executive chef at simi winery. don't we look alike. great to have you. thank you for bringing us lovely wines. >> very nice. >> our sonoma county, chardonnay. >> i love the idea of a stuffed burger. a burger is delicious alone. >> tell us what we are going to do. >> there is a reason to this madness. i'll explain as we go along. as we do this, first off is the bacon. who doesn't love bacon in their
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burgers? probably everybody. we already sauteed our bacon until it's crispy but not hard. we pulled out the bacon, added our mushrooms. you want to cook it hard. i want to get a nice saute so it cooks down on that. we add our sliced red onions. if you want to stir that around. >> hoda knows how to stir. >> that was it. >> the reason to my madness. you bite in the burger and all the filling falls out when it's on top. so what do you do? >> tell us. >> our patties are here. we are going to take our cheese, which is a problem in and of itself. when you put it on the burger on the grill -- >> when it's almost done. that's when i put it on. >> sometimes it doesn't melt. sometimes it melts too much and goes all the way in the grates.
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>> we don't have that much time. >> here we go. we top it with our cooled you on-ones, mushrooms and bacon. >> why do you cool it? never mind. just kidding. >> you don't want to put a hot thing inside of a cold piece. >> go, hoda, look at you. >> swish it, press, press. >> it's going to take longer to cook it? >> it's going to be about two minutes were side for medium. you can always make these smaller. throw that on there. we need to season. >> isn't there already a lot of salt in it? never mind. >> there is some salt on the inside. >> never mind, let's eat. >> there is extra weinbach here, hodi woman. >> all right. you got that? >> i've got the meat. okay. come on back here. >> okay. >> these are huge. >> which one is cooked the most?
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>> i don't like it -- thank you. >> actually, one thing? >> what? >> when i'm assembling i put the mustard on the bottom. >> it's too late. deal with it. you can't have everything you want. >> oh, gee. the reason is when you lift it up, you don't want the mustard to be on your tongue. >> do what he said. >> thank you. >> you know those kitchen nazis. you have to have it your way. if you want tomato. >> too much salt. >> then lettuce over it. >> can we bite in there? >> can we just please have a bite? >> yes, you may. >> where do you put ketchup? >> too late. >> i'm following his rules. eric, who is better than you? >> that is delicious. the salad and the wine again? who is better than eric. thank you. >> we are not coming back. >> have a great weekend.
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>> we have heather graham next week, new kids on the block. >> a special memorial day celebration. -- captions by vitac --
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