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the debates. >> clearly he must be good. >> the guy they go to. >> channels them. >> great debater. >> wonder if he puts on the voice, impression, whole thing. would like to be a fly on the wall. >> would have loved to have seen the hillary clinton impression there. >> that would be great. the rover "curiosity" sent postcards from mars. the mosaic stitched together from a series of photographs shows the terrain of the gale crater where the rover landed. >> it shows tilted geological layers like the grand canyon. another shows mt. sharp, six miles away. "curiosity" will arrive in a year and a half. all the technology. not worthy of this thing. moves a football field a day. granted it is on mars. that's pretty amazing. when you think a football field a day, it kind of loses its --
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>> it apparently has olfactory glands, sending back not only sights and sounds -- >> smells? >> smells. gasses from the planet mars. should be interesting. >> yeah. absolutely. all right. coming up, the massachusetts woman turned away from a doctor because of her weight. >> these guys are calling it an adrenaline rush. you can watch it coming up "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. are calling it an adrenaline rush. you can watch it coming up "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses,
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♪ doctor, doctor give me the news i got a bad case of loving you ♪ >> hope that song gets you up this tuesday morning. >> yesterday we told you about a
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woman turned away by the doctor for being overweight. >> the doctor said her staff has been injured by working with overweight patients. she recommended patients go elsewhere. >> ida was outraged about it saying the doctor didn't care about her health, only the fact that she may become a liability. the doctor's decision is within the american medical associates' ethical guidelines says both physicians and patients are free to choose. we wanted to know what you think about that. >> we asked under what conditions should a doctor reject a patient? walter said if the doctor does not have your best interest in mind, he can do more harm than good. a patient is better off with a doctor more suited to his profession than one who is not. >> matthew says, a doctor should only be able to reject a patient when there is evidence that it would be in the best interest of the patient's health to do so. >> she might have been embarrassed but can choose to use this incident as a catalyst for real and lasting change. a pill can never take the place of hard work and personal responsibility.
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>> interesting. but it is perfectly ethical according to the ama. interesting, according to the "sun sentinel" in florida, 15 of the 105 polled, in south florida, they have turned women away for being too heavy. a lot of times they say it is because they don't have the equipment or tables to handle that additional weight. >> along the lines of that, they say their equipment or tables can't handle the weight, and reject the patients because of fear of higher risk of complications. a legitimate issue. it is out there. >> everything changed. the malpractice insurance. look at how much malpractice ob-gyns have to have. they're scared because they don't want to take on the liability. if i was a physician, i don't know if i could blame them. >> if you were the patient and need the treatment, you would understand. >> totally. >> uh-huh. coming up, robin roberts. her latest health challenge. >> the upcoming treatment and when she will be taking time off from "gma."
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♪ rocking robin a story near and dear to our hearts. colleague and friend here at abc news, robin roberts, about to begin the phase of her battle against a rare blood disorder. >> a tough phase. she begins a leave of absence at the end of this week. abc's sharyn alfonsi looks at the treatment. >> reporter: from the couch where she has been a fixture so many years, robin roberts broke the news. >> friday, george, will be my last day.
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i will check into the hospital the following tuesday and begin the process. >> reporter: it starts with chemotherapy in preparation for the bone marrow transplant. mds is a disease where the bone marrow doesn't make enough healthy blood cells. each year, 10,000 americans are diagnosed. only a small number of cases come from cancer treatments like robin. how will doctors try to replace robin's sick cells with healthy ones? first the chemotherapy to wipe out all problematic cells so her body will accept the good cells from her donor. her sister, sally ann, sat with robin, her marrow a perfect match. she'll be given annism v. of her sister's stem cells which will rebuild her bone marrow. the procedure will take 30 minutes. robin will be fully awake. then the waiting begins. doctors will be monitoring her blood count closely. >> we have to give antibiotics
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and blood products and immune system regulating medications to keep the patient's body in good shape and accepting the new cells. >> reporter: robin will remain in the hospital for weeks, possibly months. doctors say her prognosis is excellent. but as her body heals, her immunity will be so compromised she told viewers she had to send her beloved dog to maine to stay with friends. robin sharing she can't wait to get her friend back. so many of us feeling the same way. sharyn alfonsi, new york. >> we love robin. such a rare breed -- >> you are not going to meet anybody stronger than her. >> or more genuine. southern roots. comes from the south. what you see on tv is what you get in real life. so inspirational especially with the rare disorder. blood disorder. 36,000 donors, that is a 50% spike on bethematch. the bone marrow industry. >> interesting stat, 70% of
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♪ we are never, ever, ever getting back together ♪ ♪ we are ever, ever, ever, getting back together ♪ ♪ you go talk to your friend talk to my friend per talk to me ♪ >> i like that song. don't think she is talking about her boyfriend, kennedy. taylor swift. >> done that before. >> yeah. moving along, some fearless adrenaline junkies are scaling new heights, getting a kick out of it. >> climbing rooftops, dangling high above the earth, very high above the earth to shoot videos for youtube. check it out. ♪ >> reporter: this is called roofing. a climbing craze going viral on youtube. the guys who do it just might be insane. the concept is simple -- find a building, a crane, anything that is tall, and climb it.
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but it is what the roofers do at the top that is really crazy. hundreds of feet up, all without a safety harness. it started in russia, and spreading across eastern europe. climbers compete for the most views on line, each video getting more and more daring. we wanted to find out who would enjoy the vertigo-inducing effect of dangling off a tall building. it turns out these guys. meet vitali and ivan, couple educated office workers with no fear of heights. that is vitali with a camera on his head, walking on a crane atop the world's tallest bridge, about the height of the empire state building deck. how do they get up there? we followed a pair of students who never climb without their cameras. we hiked up stairs, crawled through an opening and stepped out into the sky. even here it's clear that they were born to climb.
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>> in my childhood i wanted to be spiderman. >> reporter: he turned his passion into art. this photo won him a prize in a national competition. this is a dangerous sport. earlier this year, one of his friends slipped and fell to his death. he was just 18 years old. the danger hasn't stopped hundreds of young russians from climbing anything they can find for the adrenaline, for the view, for the stunt that will get everyone talking. >> their poor mothers. >> that is crazy. >> they call it roofing. should call it stupidity. >> amazing. yeah. check it out -- i have no fear of heights. that is made in graphics. you wouldn't catch me dead doing that. or catch me dead. >> did you climb by yourself? >> paula, i am brave that way. feet on the ground. feet are on the ground. >> when i think john muller, i think brave. thank you for watching this half-hour. >> there you go. nk john muller. i think brave. thank you for watching this half-hour. >> there you go. @ññc?xús1@ú?
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this morning on "world news now," taking aim, isaac is on the move in the gulf of mexico. and growing stronger. >> the monster storm is posing a major threat to new orleans on the eve of the anniversary of katrina. it's tuesday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> welcome back to the show. great to have you. i'm paula faris. the coming hours are crucial. and we'll get the latest on isaac's track live from accu-weather. also this half-hour, republicans are riding out the storm in tampa. we learn the star of the show, mitt romney, heading to the convention a little earlier than planned. they're condensing four days into three. speaker of the house john boehner telling diane sawyer last night, maybe we should just
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condense it from three from here on out. four days a lot. >> there you go. might set a precedent. one city has a whole new set of rules to rein in rowdy sports fans. what you won't be able to do in the stands anymore. >> disappointing. and later, snooki and the stork. the reality star has tweeted up a storm, sharing her reality of motherhood, whether or not you want to hear it. we'll tell you what she has to say coming of in "the skinny." i can't wait until she launches a show about motherhood and tries to give us advice. >> mtv says they can't wait to have lorenzo down on the jersey shore for a visit. >> enzo as they call him. >> all right. first, let's talk about the deadly storm zeroing in on the gun-shy gulf coast. intensifying, inching closer to new orleans. >> the mad dash was on to stock up on supplies. people in new orleans and the region have been in a mad dash, stocking up on groceries and filling up their gas tanks before the storm hits and the power is out.
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>> isaac could bring a foot and a half of rain and levels rising in florida. people in low lying areas have evacuated. some with pets in new orleans, city leaders and engineering expressing confidence that levees will prevent a flood disaster. abc's ginger zee reports from new orleans. >> tropical storm isaac. >> strong winds, rain, storm surge. >> reporter: in new orleans they're not taking any chances. >> we are going to leave later today. >> reporter: reminders of the 2005 disaster is everywhere, and anxiety is high. >> will we evacuate? will we not evacuate? will it be a level 1 or 3 or better? >> reporter: linda lost her home in katrina. >> we had nine feet of water in our home. >> reporter: she moved back a few months ago. >> we are hoping the corps of engineers has done their job this time. >> reporter: the corps says they have. are you ready? >> we feel confident. it's almost not comparable to
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what was in place when katrina hit. this storm of course is no katrina. and so we, we feel comfortable the system as designed will perform the way we think it will. >> reporter: after katrina swamped the levees and the city, almost every levee was reinforced or rebuilt entirely. that's 133 miles of work over the last seven years. an example, the 17th street canal. during katrina, it breached, flooding the entire neighborhood of lakeview. a temporary series of pumps and 11 gates, 11 tons apiece, separate the storm surge that comes across lake pontchartrain and the canal and new orleans. the people here say they're ready too. now travel is being affected. see the road closed signs in the far distance. vulnerable streets being shut down. hearing floodgates are closing within an hour. and all of this coming together as most flights are canceled here to new orleans. ginger zee, abc news, new
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orleans. >> tense 24 hours. with landfall in 24 hours or so, let's get the latest on isaac's path. >> our coverage continuing with meteorologist jim dickey live at the accu-weather forecast center. jim, what's the latest on isaac? >> well, we just got the 2:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m. central advisory. thankfully, isaac is a tropical storm. showing signs of strengthening here. this is the radar imagery. seeing the eye, the center of circulation on radar. there's never been a well-defined eye with the storm to this point. right here coming up to the north. showing strengthening around the eye, if that continues here, we would see that likely become a hurricane going through here the next 24 hours. 10:00 p.m. advisory. the same exact data as the 1:00 a.m./2:00 a.m. winds, sustained, 70 miles an hour. gusts, 85. over hurricane force. speeding up. the faster it goes, the less time it has to strengthen to hurricane force.
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still expecting it to strengthen, cat 1, if not a weak cat 2. gusts, 100 miles an hour. storm surge, six to nine feet in the new orleans area with flooding rainfall. even as this continues to slowly strengthen, still a dangerous situation ongoing as we head through the day in the new orleans area. that's for sure. >> jim, a question, so many times we see the storms as they approach, they do strengthen steadily. why isn't the storm strengthening so much right now? >> well this storm, though it has been in a favorable environment for strengthening, warm water across the gulf of mexico, it's been fighting dry air almost the entire time it's been in the gulf. we see here clear skies, radar. mixing into the center. a wide storm when you have that big of a circulation, it's tough to get that to sort of wrap up in the middle here. again, showing signs that might be occurring through the next 12 hours. >> you mention the wide storm and hurricane warnings extending across 280 miles across the gulf coast, why is the path
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especially ominous to new orleans? >> well, when you look at storm surge here, and we are expecting isaac to take a track that moves to the south and southwest of new orleans, that would bring the wind in from the east. that would pile up walter in the lake, that combined with rainfall, a six to nine-foot storm surge on top of a foot, maybe 20 inches locally of freshwater flooding, freshwater rainfall here. this will certainly be the first time since katrina that the levees have really been tested and the army corps of engineers said they will likely hold here. i'm not an engineer, but again, the first time they'll be tested. >> you are not an engineer, but a fine meteorologist. jim dickey, reporting live from accu-weather. thank you for the report, jim. let's take a look at the rest of the weather around the nation. morning showers, boston, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas. showers across central texas. afternoon storms in the desert southwest. >> 90s in the rockies. sizzling 107 in phoenix. 70s in the pacific north west.
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80s from the middle of the country into the east coast. salvation army and red cross mobilizing in case they're needed to help in the aftermath of isaac. volunteers traveling to the gulf coast from as far away as wisconsin and missouri ready to help shelters and distribute meals and water. ambulance crews from texas being sent to the danger zone in case. say that are -- they are part of a larger team of first responders ready to deploy in louisiana and mississippi, the paramedics can help with the evacuations if they're necessary. and provide emergency medical care. and with oil rigs shut down well in advance of isaac's approach, drivers are paying more for fuel. average price of a gallon of gas is $3.78. that is the highest price since may. analysts predict it could go to $3.80 by labor day due to supply issues in the gulf and elsewhere. maybe you can carpool on your labor day vacation. >> there you go. the republican national convention kicking into high gear today after yesterday's
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political raincheck. abc news has learned that mitt romney will arrive in tampa today, two days earlier than expected. speaker of the house john boehner is already there where he spoke to diane sawyer about the challenges ahead for medicare. >> republicans have been forthright about the need to fix medicare. and our colleagues across the aisle want to be critical of us. but they have no plan. they have put nothing on the table to help fix medicare. so they want to have this debate, let's have it. >> a speech by mitt romney's wife ann expected to be the highlight this evening. >> republicans want the fight with medicare. surprisingly according to some new numbers out there, folks in florida, one of the crucial swing states, they still favor obama's plan with medicare as opposed to the romney and ryan. i almost said paul. >> seniors down there. a really big issue. particularly in florida. >> this is mitt romney's chance to get his message out there. hoping he gets a nice swing. typically after the conventions
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you get a pretty good swing. whether they've can maintain momentum after the convention remains to be seen. ann romney looking forward to hearing from her and giving the personal side of mitt, that so often he is -- too hesitant to reveal. they say that he wants to talk about his policies not his private life. >> hopefully get dirty laundry. like he changes his socks -- >> maybe. >> some good dirty laundry. nice little anecdote about mitt. >> they've known each other since they were teens. sure she has a whole lot. elementary school students from south dakota have a tradition that makes that first day back to school each year a little easier. they ride their horses. goes back generations. >> you didn't do that? >> not here in queens, long island, new york. 17 of 18 kids in the two-room school saddled up for the ride. >> moms, dads. younger siblings and teachers saddled up. when the kids get to school,
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they line up for a group photo. would love to see that classroom photo. they tether the horses and hit the books. many of the families are seventh generation ranch families. the kids have to get up earlier than normal on the first day. they have to according to them, they say, catch them, comb them, saddle them. >> catch them, comb them, saddle them. >> cool tradition. i like that. >> should add shovel them. >> somebody has to do the dirty work, right? >> yep. coming up, no drunks, no swearing, nothing out of control. find out how they will apply to you. and the faa takes up a pet peeve among airline passengers and has to do with your favorite electronic gadgets during flights. you are watching "world news now." ♪ using technology ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by just for men auto stop. what does fall smell like?
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♪ welcome back, everybody. it could be a while before you or alex baldwin are allowed to play words with friends in the sky. the faa says it will consider letting passenger use ipads and iphones during flights. it is forming a committee to study this issue. the recommendation won't come until march, a couple months. now airlines banned the use of electronic devices until the plane reeves 10,000 feet. and it is highly annoying. >> if baldwin is watching now. he is smiling. all right. examples of bad fan behavior are endless from a san francisco giants' fan nearly beaten to death after a game to the iconic image of the philadelphia eagles fans pelting santa with a snowball. do you remember that one? in southern california, a set of rules aimed to keep fans in line, a ten-point code of
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conduct for fans around los angeles. among things not allowed -- profanity, good luck on that one. whether spoken or on clothing. can't break out clothing with profanity on it. excessive drinking, throwing things, and fighting. >> fans who are obnoxious, intoxicated, seeking trouble in a violent way, i have one simple message -- there will always be room in the county jail. thank you. >> we can all become kind of one on the same page as it relates to providing the best guest experience. >> it is up to each venue to enforce guidelines. breaking the rules could get you kicked out or arrested. >> if you are kicked out, anyone who's ejected, they're required to take a four-hour on-line course and pass it before they're allowed back into the stadium. and you also have to front the money $50 or $100. >> show me the money. start getting people in the wallet, they behave. this brings us to our facebook
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question of the day, when do strict rules on sports spectators go too far? let us know, wnnfans.com. >> as long as it doesn't hamper the enjoyment of the game. it's annoying when -- the drunk guy behind you, profane guy to your left, especially if you have children. >> a lot of bad language. there with the little ones. >> you need ear muffs. >> absolutely. >> all right. speaking of ear muffs, coming up, what snooki has to say about her new reality. putting ear muffs on her baby. probably going to need them. and the best 007. weigh in on who is the best next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny it is time for "the skinny." breaking news, snooki had the child over the weekend enzo, little boy. six pounds, five ounces. i remember because over the weekend his to do the story. >> you are all over the story. >> i learned all about it this weekend. >> snooki expert. >> since i am now, the snooki expert, let me read you tweets from snooki. tweeted on being a mom. some of the tweets, thank you for the love and support. lorenzo loves you guys already.
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being a mom is an amazing feeling. i love my little man to death. jionni is such a cute dad. hope i am not out of order. stay with me. hardly any sleep. so worth it. i like this one. i am finally able to eat eggs again. when i was pregnant, i couldn't smell them. now i am killing it with egg whites. >> you do have some aversions. i didn't like coffee. a huge coffee fanatic. >> no coffee. no pickles and ice cream cliche? >> i grew to love hot sauce on everything. hot sauce, salsa. >> did the love stay with you? >> to this day. for sure. >> there you go. okay, lindsay lohan, poor girl, in some more trouble. i feel like she's been in the news every other week. according to tmz, she is a suspect in the theft of a $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses. of course, this is according to tmz -- >> a new one? >> she is still on probation for the theft case involving a necklace at a venice jewelry store.
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according to tmz, she went to the home of sam magget, called the lapd, reported a jewelry theft. reportedly lindsay and her assistant gavin doyle, were suspects. there is a twist. sam recanted his story and says nothing was stolen. not good for lilo. a kleptomaniac, one good thing, always something to take for it. courtesy of our director, gave me that. thank you, thank you. >> roger moore, former 007, the suave, debonair, from the '70s. ♪ >> good for him. listen to this -- a smart man. he says daniel craig is best bond of all time. people say, no, you are. roger moore, he is 84 years old. he says daniel craig is the best actor to play james bond and has the best build. i think that's probably not debatable. of all the james bonds. let you decide, paula. looking back on his bond career, roger moore said that man, could leap out of a chair with out fear of my knees cracking,
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chew toffee without breaking a tooth, admire my flowing locks, bronze, slim torso. he thinks daniel craig is the best of all bonds. >> i have to agree. daniel craig, stack him up against the other james bonds. i was going to see the movie. i don't have high expectations. but his performance blew me out of the water. he is a very sexy, debonair guy. he played, especially with this part. in particular, just completely. >> hard to choose the they were all so good. >> daniel craig, hugh jackman. sean connery -- >> that's your favorite? >> i know he wasn't 007. >> he would be a good one. >> stacy kiebler and george clooney. a hot item. she's saying my way or the highway. she wants him to get rid of his casa in italy. >> how come? >> he purchased it 10 years ago. she said there is too many paparazzi camped out and it is annoying. she said the villa or me.
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when college dorm rooms were justice a place to catch some zs or study between classes. nowadays, college students want their rooms to feel a lot more like home. mckenzie is the eldest of four daughters and the first off to college. nervous about leaving home and missing her room, her mother looked into creating a homey dorm room. >> i wanted to be different. >> reporter: you didn't want just the traditional dorm room? they found a company called decor to your door where fashionistas like mckenzie can deck out their room with shag rugs, couches, wall art and chandeliers. >> reporter: do you find it surprising that girls want to go all out? >> i am absolutely surprised, over the six years, i have had this business, it keeps stepping up and stepping up. a tremendous year for us. >> reporter: tremendous, they spent $2,500 for her room. mckenzie's roommates, morgan and megan, also shelled out big bucks for matching decor.
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this morning on "world news now" -- gaining strength. isaac is more powerful and closing in on the vulnerable gulf coast. >> the warnings stretch for almost 300 miles. new orleans could be dealt a punishing blow. it is tuesday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. seven years after katrina, new orleans bracing for isaac. also ahead as republicans regroup in tampa in the face of the storm, the storm we get a rare inside look at mitt romney's family and hear from the candidate's sons.
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>> all five of them. also coming up, a school shooting in maryland on the first day of class. we will hear from a student who was in the high school cafeteria when the shots were fired. we have some heroic teachers that saved what could have been a complete catastrophe. then, now you see it. now you don't. the arctic ice disappearing at breathtaking speed. whas fomate worldwide. first troic on teomeocfophrrht t r yteomeocfophrrht t >> the storm isingp 70 mile-per-hour winds, churning 200 miles away from the mouth of the mississippi river. isaac is taking dead aim a orleans, expected to blow ashore late this evening. watches and warnings in effect watcninouistoarnings in effect closed along the gcf1 rnin tig a flooding raip3 >> that may be good news for
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drought-stricken farms. a different story, though, for anyone in flood-prone areas. coverage begins in new orleans. good morning. repong t you, john and paula. isaac is picking u churning in the gulf of mexico with wind now up to 70 miles an hour. in new orleans and the gulf, they're getting ready because we are expectinguch a state of emergency has been declared in states along the gulf coast as isaac moves in. forecasters say the storm expected to strengthen to a category 1 hurricane will bring 10 to 20 inches of rain and winds up to 90 mil likely lndf pens keel -- pensacola, florida, and new orleans. >> here we go again. i think it is just part of being a new orleanean, and being in do what you do make it work.epoa
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>> i believe everything is going to be okay. >> reporter: other parts of louisiana and neighboring alabama are expecting dire weather as well. officials ag rt3 >> folks that live in the area, these are areas that flooded before. >> we cannot force people to vergy rannot force people to >> reporter: in florida, the keys avoided a direct hit. the state is not out of the woods. all eyes on the panhandle where they're expecting tropical force winds and flooding. >> our biggest concern is especially the western panhandle. where it appears they're going to get more rain. but we can't take much at all, in any part of the panhandle because of >> reporter: new orleans' mayor noted that the weather is nice
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at the moment yesterday. and this morning, i can attest to the fact that it >> speaking of a plan, the federal government is f1 signral jindal, saying it's not enough, but very limited. what does the declaration do in terms of helping the city? >> reporter: well, it does a lo& fdeses. we are beginning to see federal 0 naard re3 troops, they have arrived in gupast. and to -- to make sure that things are secure, adera resources move in. now president obama and the gulf state governors as well as fema, they held a conference call to discuss the prepa >> reporter: well, you know the florida keys, they avoided a direct hit. but esaconce about flooding and the amount of rain.
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there is going to likely be even up here in mh as 24 hours of rain, nonstop. so there is widespread concern about flooding. and in fact, the city's airports are, the airport here in new orleans, it is not going to open today. >> you mention 24 hours of rain. are most people bracing, hunkering down in new orleans or fleeing from the city at this point? >> reporter: yeah. you know, there's a few people around the downtown area where you would usually see tourists. this time of year. but a lot of people, they're staying indoors. some people have evacuated. the mayor of new orleans wanted people who are outside of the levee protection zone, to leave the city. he urged them to do that. so it has gotten a lot quieter here and rob nelson's hometown, as people make preparations. >> rob is certainly beloved down there in the big easy. >> no sighting of rob though. >> there you go. for abc, reporting live from new orleans, we thank you. >> he can get some sleep now. and with the storm picking up intensity, let's get the latest on isaac's path.
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>> our coverage continues now with accu-weather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning. isaac likely to strengthen here over the next 24 hours as it nears landfall. the gulf coast. likely to strengthen making it to new orleans late tonight if not early tomorrow morning. the storm going to bring strong gusty winds. 100 miles per hour not out of the question. storm surge. the water will be piling up, winds out of the east through out the day. massive storm surge expected. john, paula, back to you. >> jim, thank you. our coverage of tropical storm isaac does not end here. we'll take you live to new orleans again on "america this morning" and on "good morning america," look for forecast updates anytime on abcnew the republican national convention finally gets going tonight after being delayed a
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day because of isaac. t issaheuse of isaac. schedule. speaker of thhn boehner is already at the convention where boehner is already at the convention where he spoke exclusively to abc news of our kids and grandkids if we don't deal with it. instead of getting smaller, it's getting bigger. >> to drive home the point, you can see it, the republicans started a debt clock meant to show how much the government is borrowing, which they say is going toe fo all right. senator rob portman from ohio. >> very popse >> very popular guy, too, done all the practice debates with candidates, you mentioned, he did hillary clinton, dointhi goitle debate with romney and get him ready for the debate. >> he prepped john mccain four ye he also prepped george w. so this is something that he is
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very good at. it is his strength. very interested to see his impression of barack obama. but very popular senator. he was a hot name at one point, along, tim pawnt ticket. nteu se that were menti ticket with romney are now somehow involved in a very hi high-profile actions with the rnc, chris christie will give the keynote speech tonight. which should be very -- rob portman. bringing the guys into the fold that were mentioned at one po >> all coalescing. all right. we'll have live coverage of the republican national convention tonight on "world news now" with diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos tonight through thursdayo oil elenc cf1 opened fire in the teri the boy reproug shotgun to school in pieces and he got off one random shot whicc
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counselor tackled him. >> all of a sudden, i hear pop, like a gun go off. so, everyone started ducking underneath the chairs and tables and stuff and looking around. and then i hear pop again. and all of a sudden, i hear everyone coming in, screaming, hollering. >> the shooter is not being identified because of his age. but his dad says that the boy was bullied. prosecutors are trying to decide whether to charge him as a juvenile or as an adult. >> a second person died of a virus after visiting yosemite. two others sickened by the rare rodent borne disease, all stayed at curry village tent cabins in the park. symptoms include fevers, aches, dizziness, chills. takes up to five weeks to develop. bells no longer ringing at a church near cleveland, ohio. seems a thief made off with the bells after sunday services. each one weighs about 70 pounds,
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worth $1,000. local scrap yards have been put on alert. a priest says he will forgive the thief. thank god -- if the bells are returned uninjured. bells are insured. who steals bells? >> you have no conscience. give them back. let the bells ring. well, general motors is suspending production of its electric cars because of slow sales. the detroit area plant where the chevy volt has been made is goingfor st there are reports that gm has 6,500 volts in s 6,50 moenoh3 n s and to the l battle between -- >> i'll take it, paula. the camera's on me. the battle between two tech giants, apple and samsu giants, applantroduamsu samsung pulof t shelves, most gs. alst illi verdict in california againt convicted of copying apple's iphone and ipad. samsung is planning an appeal. better believe it.
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>> i know, apple icf1 phrtney. >> iphone 5, will you get it? >> i should. >> blackberry. >> time, huh. >> behind the times. rescue team from michigan humane society used tenacity to rescue a kitten from a drainpipe. the detroit homeowner could hear the kitten but couldn't see it. first the team tried to get it to grab on to the lasso. then lowered some cat food down on a towel. >> then they chipped away at the unused drainpipe. finally used a grabber to pull the little fellow up. he had worn his nails down, trying to climb out. >> oh, so cute. >> other than that fine. proving that cats have nine lives. eight more to go for that little fellow. >> kitty. i love kittens. >> so cute. >> i am a big cat fan. >> going to be one of those cat ladies with cats some days. >> i don't have cats. my husband is allergic. and my kids. >> otherwise you would have some? >> i would. peaches was my cat growing up. >> cute name. >> 20 pounds. huge cat. >> really? uh-huh. coming up,
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ocean beneath it. from 1979, nasa satellites have tracked the shrinking of summer ice. it fluctuates from year to year, but the trend is clearly downward. and this year's ice will be the smallest yet. >> in the recent years we have seen the shrinkage, the minimum is getting smaller and smaller. >> reporter: so what's caused the rapid warming of the arctic? a recent paper from reading university suggests 30% of it is due to the atlantic oscillation, a natural cycle repeating every 65 to 80 years. it has been in a warm phase since the 1970s. but the same paper calculates that human activity has caused 70% of the warming. pollution from our cars, our homes, and our factories. oil and gas firms are racing to profit from the shrinking ice. the russian giant battled with
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green peace. arctic shipping will also cash in. if the ice disappears in summers. but if the arctic continues to heat as predicted, it will increase global warming and may also disrupt ocean currents on which we depend. and wildlife would be harmed. polar bears rely on sea ice to do their hunting. all of the type, our green house gasses keep on rising. roger harriban, bbc news. still to come, mitt romney. >> family insight from romney's boys that you won't get anywhere else. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. om our abc stations.xññ!ñkús
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>> yes. my five sons. when a politician runs for office these days, very often his family comes along for the ride. for mitt romney, it's almost part of his platform. >> romney stressing his qualities as a family man. so abc's diane sawyer sat down with his sons to get to know the romney clan. >> reporter: this moment, more than six years after their father first began his quest for the presidency. >> i want to introduce my family. this is my son, tag. father of four. >> reporter: five sons in all. four in business. like their dad. one, ben, a doctor. all are married. there are 18 grandchildren. >> we have a photo here of the family gathering of the romneys. absolutely incredible. you get together, there is a global khaki shortage. >> i'm the rebel because i eat sugar. >> no one is wearing khakis anymore, you can see that. >> reporter: there is a rumor
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going around that paul ryan is actually the sixth son. do you feel this? >> he has got my dad's hair. the good hair. yeah -- a little nervous. >> reporter: the brutal reality of campaigning left the children protective. what would you say is the toughest moments? >> the hardest moments are the debates, by far. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. >> i hate the debates. because you just -- you experience huge amounts of stress. if i am watching on tv i will be laying on the floor and just, you know, it's pretty tough. but, if you are in person you are sitting there trying to be cool and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: they say no battering by the campaign can equal the moment their mother was diagnosed with m.s. >> that was really the only time where he really struggled. that was important. that, you know winning or losing and those things, you know, you have a couple days of -- struggle. but you get through it. not the end of the world. when your loved one is in harm's
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way or sick, that's really what -- >> reporter: all in all, 150 members of the romney family are heading to tampa to watch the man who is going to reintroduce himself -- personal, emotional, and the nominee. >> he gets emotional if you ask him about his dad. he will get emotional. if you ask him abut my mom, he will get emotional. he gets emotional when he talks about god and christ. a campaign brings a family together. >> love it. >> seems like a nice bunch of kids. >> they do. did a good job raising the five boys which is not easy. >> absolutely. >> he professed his love for ann. he calls, my best friend and counselor. he also says he loves costco. great produce and nice shirts. hopefully nice khakis. a global shortage of khakis. >> he likes shirts from costco. >> who doesn't? you go to costco, spend $200 for one thing. >> expect one thing. walk out with a car full. >> the mix is coming up.
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a grandmother who gave birth to her grandson. >> a juicy steak, a burger. stake round to hear -- stick around to hear about a grandmother who gave birth to her grandson. >> a juicy steak, a burger.
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welcome to "the mix," everybody. if you are a parent or have a parent, there is nothing that a parent will not do for their child. this story exemplifies it better than just about any story i have read. this maine woman who wanted to help her daughter and son out, decided to surrogate the baby. so grandmother gave birth to her grandson. because the daughter couldn't carry a child. she had a heart defect. >> wow. quite a story. >> here's the picture. the grandmother is 49. she could legitimately be an older mother herself. she did this for her daughter, angel. couldn't carry the baby because of a heart condition. she said i couldn't see them going through life without a child. i am capable of helping them. i heard of a 60-year-old grandmother serving as a
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i knew it was possible. again, this baby was harvested outside the womb between her daughter and son-in-law and placed in her uterus. don't anybody think the grandmother had anything like biologically to do with it. she just carried the child. >> mother's day she deserves little props too, doesn't she? >> yes. anybody who's a vegetarian and dreams the world would go vegetarian, you might get your wish. get this -- by 2050 according to experts the world may have gone vegetarian according to scientists. the spiraling populations means they will not have enough meat for people in decades. they believe that animal-based food will drop to 5% of our total calories by 2050. as droughts continue, and all this continues, that we basically won't be able to sustain, you know, the, the stuff to have, to feed livestock and eventually will all be vegetarian. >> like 13 years to eat meat. >> i'm going to buy stock in soybeans. >> i am a meat-etarian.
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i am proud. >> me too. speaking of meat, this next story comes to us -- have you ever gone to a fast-food chain, you look at your receipt? >> no. >> they don't offer discounts often, don't they? according to the "huffington post," picked this up, the user looked at the receipt and notice a discount for best butt and best looking, 2 cents discount. they're not sure if it is legit, but notes this, the burger chain, did allow some fun discounts. consumers also reported a case of receipt shenanigans, a sonic. >> i'm going to start looking at the receipt. pretty good stuff. new fabric, experimental, power fabric. pretty interesting. developed a way to turn body heat into electricity. mobile phone would never go dead again. power felt can keep the phone going 20% longer just through the power of the touch. >> your tie is this power fabric.
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this morning on "world news now" -- uneasy in the big easy. 24 hours from now isaac is expected to be a life-threatening hurricane and hitting new orleans. >> the predictions, precautions and concerns about flood controls, seven years to the day after katrina. it is tuesday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good tuesday morning. i'm paula faris. rob, you changed a little bit. >> a little bit. >> changed into john muller. >> i am john muller. rob is on assignment. we'll take you live to new orleans in the top story. or other big headline, the republicans begin their national convention and immediately recess. we can expect a lot this week. we'll tell you what mitt romney is up to coming to tampa. >> the challenge there is they don't want to seem like
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they're tone deaf when the rest of the country is bracing for isaac. they have to be sensitive. this morning our friend and colleague at "good morning america," robin roberts, and her journey to recovery and the challenges she faces and her next step to good health. she is going to have the bone marrow transplant some time next week. we send her all of our thoughts and prayers. she is definitely the captain here at abc. >> bless her heart. later this half-hour, going to great heights without a care in the world. daredevils, proving a point by climbing the world's tallest buildings. would you do that, paula? >> never. these guys are doing it without any sort of safety harness. >> crazy. >> not even getting paid. >> maybe next life. >> definitely not an adrenaline junkie. first this tuesday morning, isaac, slow, steady, and surging full steam ahead taking direct aim at the gulf coast. >> isaac is spinning southeast to the mouth of the mississippi with winds hitting 70 miles per hour or more. appears to be heading for new orleans on track to make landfall this evening possibly as a monster hurricane.
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this morning, watches and warnings posted for virtually the entire gulf coast. >> isaac's wind are being felt more than 200 miles from the eye of the storm. >> on the eve of the hurricane katrina anniversary, gulf coast residents not taking any chances. filling up, stocking up as the storm closes in. abc's correspondent now in new orleans, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, paula and john. isaac is picking up speed as it churns in the gulf of mexico with winds now up to 70 miles per hour. here in new orleans and other parts of the gulf they're preparing, they're expecting as much as 18 inches of rain. high anxiety along the gulf coast as isaac barrels in. isaac sideswiped the florida keys. now the storm is moving in on other parts of the sunshine state and nearby louisiana with new orleans right in the bulls eye. >> here we go again. i think it is just part of being from new orleans being in the way of the storm. you have to do whatever you have to do and make it work. >> reporter: the mayor of new
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orleans says the city is ready after the hard lessons from hurricane katrina seven years ago. >> there is nothing that this storm is going to bring us that we do not believe that we are prepared to handle. >> reporter: a state of emergency declared in four states. more than 5,000 national guards troops are standing by, ready as isaac's winds steadily increase. another concern, residents who live in low-lying areas. >> folks who live in the areas, these are areas that flooded before. >> we cannot force people to leave. however, we strongly recommend that that take place. >> reporter: in florida, the keys avoided a direct hit. but the state is not out of the woods. in the panhandle, they're expecting tropical storm winds and flooding. well, a number of flights here in the gulf coast have already been canceled. and today the new orleans' airport, it is not even going to open, paula and john. >> all right. you mentioned there are so many folks who are evacuating the city.
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they can expect up to 18 inches of rain as you mentioned, as well. what can we expect down in new orleans over the next 24 hours? >> reporter: paula, here in new orleans, once it starts raining we are expecting nonstop rain, perhaps 24 hours of rain. here in new orleans. it is going to be difficult weather for a very long time. >> let's talk about the levees, some of them obviously failed during katrina. how are they supposed to handle the storm, do they feel like they're shored up and ready to go? >> reporter: the mayor of new orleans is absolutely confident the city is prepared, that the levees will hold. they were repaired, reinforced after hurricane katrina. now new orleans, they are taking precautions. they're concerned here about people who live outside of the levee protection system. they want those people to heed warnings and to get out of the city. but new orleans thinks that
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they're ready and that those levees will hold. we will see. >> you said that the engineers think that, that those levees will hold. what, what do the people, the what do the people, the comfortable and how confident are they in the new levee system that they have been working on since katrina in 2005? >> reporter: well, you know, people really aren't taking too many chances. i mean, granted there are still some tourists here walking along the downtown area of new orleans. but a lot of people, they're stocking up on supplies. they want to make sure that they're ready. i mean, seven years ago, we heard that the levees would hold. and by the time the storm, isaac, actually gets here, it is expected to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane. and that is not anywhere near the strength of hurricane katrina. and the original reports that isaac could become a category 2. it is pretty quiet here this morning in new orleans. people don't want to take any chances. >> let's hope not. thank you for the live report
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from new orleans. >> thank you. tropical storm isaac may be costing you even if you live far from the gulf coast. the average price of a gallon of gas is now $3.78 a gallon. that's the highest price since may. now analysts predict it could go to at least $3.80 by labor day, due to oil rig shutdowns and supply issues. >> they always have a reason, don't they? let's get the latest on isaac's path. what we can expect in the next 24 hours. >> our coverage continues with meteorologist jim dickey at accu-weather. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john, paula. already starting to see effects of isaac. massive storm approaching the coast. northern gulf coast here. few of the outer bands starting to reach the gulf coast. center still offshore. churning its way north/westward. the next 24 hours, we are expecting the storm to strengthen. making landfall near new orleans late tonight, early tomorrow morning. from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the morning, weak, category 2 hurricane.
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john, paula. back to you. >> thank you, jim. a busy man this morning. coverage of the tropical storm isaac does not end there. we'll take you live to new orleans on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." you are going to find updates on the forecast on abcnews.com. anytime as well. keep it right here on abc. mindful of the threat of from isaac, republicans stage a subdued opening to their convention. >> the first session lasted barely a minute. long enough to declare the convention is open for business. abc's karen travers is in tampa with a preview of tonight's political action. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, john. tonight, all eyes are on ann romney. after a quiet day yesterday, republicans are very eager to get the party started. republicans formally kicked off their convention. [ applause ] >> reporter: but it was brief. over almost as soon as it began. the official program was canceled due to concerns about the impact of tropical storm isaac.
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inside the arena for most of the day it was quiet. but outside a small group of protestors tried to make some noise. [ chanting ] >> reporter: mitt romney spent the day in new hampshire working on his thursday night acceptance speech. >> i like my speech. i really like ann's speech. >> reporter: that speech from his wife is perhaps the most highly anticipated of the week. the campaign sees it as a chance to reintroduce him to voters, humanize him, show him has a father and husband. and maybe most importantly, empathetic. romney's battling a perception among americans, 58%, that he favors the wealthy over the middle class. this week republicans will hammer home a simple message. the president has failed on the economy, mitt romney can fix it. but in addition to the political jabs, this week is all about the candidate. romney's five sons sat down with abc's diane sawyer. >> if you ask him about his dad, he will get emotional. if you ask him about my mom, he will get emotional. he gets emotional when he talks about god and christ.
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>> reporter: romney's campaign announced last night he'll make a stop in tampa, show of support for his wife who headlines the convention's first night. paula and john, back to you. >> great opportunity for romney to change his image. for those ron paul supporters they say they will endorse romney, just not this second. but in november, probably. >> all this talk about the big floor fight. seems a compromise has been reached. essentially what it would mean, any delegates who go rogue and cast their votes for paul, instead of romney, could lose their delegate position for the following election. basically, you you go rogue and give it to ron paul, not coming back next time. there is accountability. that should be the compromise. >> delegate ramification. interesting tidbit separate from the rnc, upcoming debates. three debates between obama and romney. and sparring with romney will be none other than ron portman. if you don't know, ron portman, senator from ohio. very popular senator there. he also did this with george w. bush, and john mccain.
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he has played, lieberman. played barack obama, played john edwards, hillary clinton and al gore in the debates. >> clearly he must be good. >> the guy they go to. >> channels them. >> great debater. >> wonder if he puts on the voice, impression, whole thing. would like to be a fly on the wall. >> would have loved to have seen the hillary clinton impression there. >> that would be great. the rover "curiosity" sent postcards from mars. the mosaic stitched together from a series of photographs shows the terrain of the gale crater where the rover landed. >> it shows tilted geological layers like the grand canyon. another shows mt. sharp, six miles away. "curiosity" will arrive in a year and a half. all the technology. not worthy of this thing. moves a football field a day. granted it is on mars. that's pretty amazing. when you think a football field a day, it kind of loses its -- >> it apparently has olfactory glands, sending back not only sights and sounds --
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>> smells? >> smells. gasses from the planet mars. should be interesting. >> yeah. absolutely. all right. coming up, the massachusetts woman turned away from a doctor because of her weight. these guys are calling it an adrenaline rush. you can watch it coming up "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. kblap ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. are calling it an adrenaline rush. you can watch it coming up "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses,
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♪ doctor, doctor give me the ♪ doctor, doctor give me the news i got a bad case of loving you ♪ >> hope that song gets you up this tuesday morning. >> yesterday we told you about a woman turned away by the doctor
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for being overweight. >> the doctor said her staff has been injured by working with overweight patients. she recommended patients go elsewhere. >> ida was outraged about it saying the doctor didn't care about her health, only the fact that she may become a liability. the doctor's decision is within the american medical associates' ethical guidelines says both physicians and patients are free to choose. we wanted to know what you think about that. >> we asked under what conditions should a doctor reject a patient? walter said if the doctor does not have your best interest in mind, he can do more harm than good. a patient is better off with a doctor more suited to his profession than one who is not. >> matthew says, a doctor should only be able to reject a patient when there is evidence that it would be in the best interest of the patient's health to do so. >> she might have been embarrassed but can choose to use this incident as a catalyst for real and lasting change. a pill can never take the place of hard work and personal responsibility. >> interesting. but it is perfectly ethical
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according to the ama. interesting, according to the "sun sentinel" in florida, 15 of the 105 polled, in south florida, they have turned women away for being too heavy. a lot of times they say it is because they don't have the equipment or tables to handle that additional weight. >> along the lines of that, they say their equipment or tables can't handle the weight, and reject the patients because of fear of higher risk of complications. a legitimate issue. it is out there. >> everything changed. the malpractice insurance. look at how much malpractice ob-gyns have to have. they're scared because they don't want to take on the liability. if i was a physician, i don't know if i could blame them. >> if you were the patient and need the treatment, you would understand. >> totally. >> uh-huh. coming up, robin roberts. her latest health challenge. >> the upcoming treatment and when she will be taking time off from "gma." you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ rocking robin ♪ rocking robin a story near and dear to our hearts. colleague and friend here at abc news, robin roberts, about to begin the phase of her battle against a rare blood disorder. >> a tough phase. she begins a leave of absence at the end of this week. abc's sharyn alfonsi looks at the treatment. >> reporter: from the couch where she has been a fixture so many years, robin roberts broke the news.
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>> friday, george, will be my last day. i will check into the hospital the following tuesday and begin the process. >> reporter: it starts with chemotherapy in preparation for the bone marrow transplant. mds is a disease where the bone marrow doesn't make enough healthy blood cells. each year, 10,000 americans are diagnosed. only a small number of cases come from cancer treatments like robin. how will doctors try to replace robin's sick cells with healthy ones? first the chemotherapy to wipe out all problematic cells so her body will accept the good cells from her donor. her sister, sally ann, sat with robin, her marrow a perfect match. she'll be given an i.v. of her sister's stem cells which will rebuild her bone marrow. the procedure will take 30 minutes. robin will be fully awake. then the waiting begins. doctors will be monitoring her blood count closely. >> we have to give antibiotics and blood products and immune system regulating medications to
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keep the patient's body in good shape and accepting the new cells. >> reporter: robin will remain in the hospital for weeks, possibly months. doctors say her prognosis is excellent. but as her body heals, her immunity will be so compromised she told viewers she had to send her beloved dog to maine to stay with friends. robin sharing she can't wait to get her friend back. so many of us feeling the same way. sharyn alfonsi, new york. >> we love robin. such a rare breed -- >> you are not going to meet anybody stronger than her. >> or more genuine. southern roots. comes from the south. what you see on tv is what you get in real life.
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so inspirational especially with the rare disorder. blood disorder. 36,000 donors, that is a 50% spike on bethematch. the bone marrow industry. >> interesting stat, 70% of patients who get this, their families don't match. you would think they would. 70% there is no match. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling, occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15 at lunesta.com. there's a land of restful sleep.
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♪ we are never, ever, ever getting back together ♪ ♪ we are ever, ever, ever, getting back together ♪ ♪ you go talk to your friend talk to my friend ♪ ♪ talk to me i like that song. don't think she is talking about her boyfriend, kennedy. taylor swift. >> done that before. >> yeah. moving along, some fearless adrenaline junkies are scaling new heights, getting a kick out of it. >> climbing rooftops, dangling high above the earth, very high above the earth to shoot videos for youtube. check it out. ♪ >> reporter: this is called roofing. a climbing craze going viral on youtube. the guys who do it just might be insane. the concept is simple -- find a building, a crane, anything that is tall, and climb it. but it is what the roofers do at
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the top that is really crazy. hundreds of feet up, all without a safety harness. it started in russia, and spreading across eastern europe. climbers compete for the most views on line, each video getting more and more daring. we wanted to find out who would enjoy the vertigo-inducing effect of dangling off a tall building. it turns out these guys. meet vitali and ivan, couple educated office workers with no fear of heights. that is vitali with a camera on his head, walking on a crane atop the world's tallest bridge, about the height of the empire state building deck. how do they get up there? we followed a pair of students who never climb without their cameras. we hiked up stairs, crawled through an opening and stepped out into the sky. even here it's clear that they were born to climb. >> in my childhood i wanted to
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be spiderman. >> reporter: he turned his passion into art. this photo won him a prize in a national competition. this is a dangerous sport. earlier this year, one of his friends slipped and fell to his death. he was just 18 years old. the danger hasn't stopped hundreds of young russians from climbing anything they can find for the adrenaline, for the view, for the stunt that will get everyone talking. >> their poor mothers. >> that is crazy. >> they call it roofing. should call it stupidity. >> amazing. yeah. check it out -- check it out -- ou uldnatche deg that. or catch me dead. >> did you climb by yourself? >> paula, i am brave that way. feet on the ground. feet are on the ground. >> when i think john muller, i think brave. thank you for watching this half-hour. >> there you go. i think brave. thank you for watching this half-hour. >> there you go. nk john muller. i think brave. thank you for watching this half-hour. >> there you go. @
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this morning on "world news ta this morning on "world news now," taking aim, isaac is on the move in the gulf of mexico. and growing stronger. >> the monster storm is posing a major threat to new orleans on the eve of the anniversary of katrina. it's tuesday, august 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> welcome back to the show. great to have you. i'm paula faris. the coming hours are crucial. and we'll get the latest on isaac's track live from accu-weather. also this half-hour, republicans are riding out the storm in tampa. we learn the star of the show, mitt romney, heading to the convention a little earlier than planned. they're condensing four days into three. speaker of the house john boehner telling diane sawyer last night, maybe we should just condense it from three from here
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on out. four days is a lot. >> there you go. might set a precedent. one city has a whole new set of rules to rein in rowdy sports fans. what you won't be able to do in the stands anymore. >> disappointing. and later, snooki and the stork. the reality star has tweeted up a storm, sharing her reality of motherhood, whether or not you want to hear it. we'll tell you what she has to say coming of in "the skinny." i can't wait until she launches a show about motherhood and tries to give us advice. >> mtv says they can't wait to have lorenzo down on the jersey shore for a visit. >> enzo as they call him. >> all right. first, let's talk about the deadly storm zeroing in on the gun-shy gulf coast. intensifying, inching closer to new orleans. >> the mad dash was on to stock up on supplies. people in new orleans and the region have been in a mad dash, stocking up on groceries and filling up their gas tanks
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before the storm hits and the power is out. >> isaac could bring a foot and a half of rain and levels rising in florida. people in low lying areas have evacuated. some with pets in new orleans, city leaders and engineering expressing confidence that levees will prevent a flood disaster. abc's ginger zee reports from new orleans. >> tropical storm isaac. >> strong winds, rain, storm surge. >> reporter: in new orleans they're not taking any chances. >> we are going to leave later today. >> reporter: reminders of the 2005 disaster is everywhere, and anxiety is high. >> will we evacuate? will we not evacuate? will it be a level 1 or 3 or better? >> reporter: linda lost her home in katrina. >> we had nine feet of water in our home. >> reporter: she moved back a few months ago. >> we are hoping the corps of engineers has done their job this time. >> reporter: the corps says they have. are you ready? >> we feel confident. it's almost not comparable to what was in place when katrina hit.
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this storm of course is no katrina. and so we, we feel comfortable the system as designed will perform the way we think it will. >> reporter: after katrina swamped the levees and the city, almost every levee was reinforced or rebuilt entirely. that's 133 miles of work over the last seven years. an example, the 17th street canal. during katrina, it breached, flooding the entire neighborhood of lakeview. a temporary series of pumps and 11 gates, 11 tons apiece, separate the storm surge that comes across lake pontchartrain and the canal and new orleans. the people here say they're ready too. now travel is being affected. see the road closed signs in the far distance. vulnerable streets being shut down. hearing floodgates are closing within an hour. and all of this coming together as most flights are canceled here to new orleans. ginger zee, abc news, new
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orleans. >> tense 24 hours. with landfall in 24 hours or so, let's get the latest on isaac's path. >> our coverage continuing with meteorologist jim dickey live at the accu-weather forecast center. jim, what's the latest on isaac? >> well, we just got the 2:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m. central advisory. thankfully, isaac is a tropical storm. showing signs of strengthening here. this is the radar imagery. seeing the eye, the center of circulation on radar. there's never been a well-defined eye with the storm to this point. right here coming up to the north. showing strengthening around the eye, if that continues here, we would see that likely become a hurricane going through here the next 24 hours. 10:00 p.m. advisory. the same exact data as the 1:00 a.m./2:00 a.m. winds, sustained, 70 miles an hour. gusts, 85. over hurricane force. speeding up. the faster it goes,
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the less time it has to strengthen to hurricane force. still expecting it to strengthen, cat 1, if not a weak cat 2. gusts, 100 miles an hour. storm surge, six to nine feet in the new orleans area with flooding rainfall. even as this continues to slowly strengthen, still a dangerous situation ongoing as we head through the day in the new orleans area. that's for sure. >> jim, a question, so many times we see the storms as they approach, they do strengthen steadily. why isn't the storm strengthening so much right now? >> well this storm, though it has been in a favorable environment for strengthening, warm water across the gulf of mexico, it's been fighting dry air almost the entire time it's been in the gulf. we see here clear skies, radar. mixing into the center. a wide storm when you have that big of a circulation, it's tough to get that to sort of wrap up in the middle here. again, showing signs that might be occurring through the next 12 hours. >> you mention the wide storm
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and hurricane warnings extending across 280 miles across the gulf coast, why is the path especially ominous to new orleans? >> well, when you look at storm surge here, and we are expecting isaac to take a track that moves to the south and southwest of new orleans, that would bring the wind in from the east. that would pile up walter in the lake, that combined with rainfall, a six to nine-foot storm surge on top of a foot, maybe 20 inches locally of freshwater flooding, freshwater rainfall here. this will certainly be the first time since katrina that the levees have really been tested and the army corps of engineers said they will likely hold here. i'm not an engineer, but again, the first time they'll be tested. >> you are not an engineer, but a fine meteorologist. jim dickey, reporting live from accu-weather. thank you for the report, jim. let's take a look at the rest of the weather around the nation. morning showers, boston, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas. showers across central texas. afternoon storms in the desert southwest. >> 90s in the rockies. sizzling 107 in phoenix. 70s in the pacific north west. 80s from the middle of the country into the east coast.
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salvation army and red cross mobilizing in case they're needed to help in the aftermath of isaac. volunteers traveling to the gulf coast from as far away as wisconsin and missouri ready to help shelters and distribute meals and water. ambulance crews from texas being sent to the danger zone in case. they are part of a larger team of first responders ready to deploy in louisiana and mississippi, the paramedics can help with the evacuations if they're necessary. and provide emergency medical care. and with oil rigs shut down well in advance of isaac's approach, drivers are paying more for fuel. average price of a gallon of gas is $3.78. that is the highest price since may. analysts predict it could go to $3.80 by labor day due to supply issues in the gulf and elsewhere. maybe you can carpool on your labor day vacation. >> there you go. the republican national convention kicking into high gear today after yesterday's
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political rain check. abc news has learned that mitt romney will arrive in tampa today, two days earlier than expected. speaker of the house john boehner is already there where he spoke to diane sawyer about the challenges ahead for medicare. >> republicans have been forthright about the need to fix medicare. and our colleagues across the aisle want to be critical of us. but they have no plan. they have put nothing on the table to help fix medicare. so they want to have this debate, let's have it. >> a speech by mitt romney's wife ann expected to be the highlight this evening. >> republicans want the fight with medicare. surprisingly according to some new numbers out there, folks in florida, one of the crucial swing states, they still favor obama's plan with medicare as opposed to the romney and ryan. i almost said paul. >> seniors down there. a really big issue. particularly in florida. >> this is mitt romney's chance to get his message out there. hoping he gets a nice swing.
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typically after the conventions you get a pretty good swing. whether they've can maintain momentum after the convention remains to be seen. ann romney looking forward to hearing from her and giving the personal side of mitt, that so often he is -- too hesitant to reveal. they say that he wants to talk about his policies not his private life. >> hopefully get dirty laundry. like he changes his socks -- >> maybe. >> some good dirty laundry. nice little anecdote about mitt. >> they've known each other since they were teens. sure she has a whole lot. elementary school students from south dakota have a tradition that makes that first day back to school each year a little easier. they ride their horses. goes back generations. >> you didn't do that? >> not here in queens, long island, new york. 17 of 18 kids in the two-room school saddled up for the ride. >> moms, dads. younger siblings and teachers saddled up. when the kids get to school, they line up for a group photo. would love to see that classroom photo. they tether the horses and hit
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the books. many of the families are seventh generation ranch families. the kids have to get up earlier than normal on the first day. they have to according to them, they say, catch them, comb them, saddle them. >> catch them, comb them, saddle them. >> cool tradition. i like that. >> should add shovel them. >> somebody has to do the dirty work, right? >> yep. coming up, no drunks, no swearing, nothing out of control. find out how they will apply to you. and the faa takes up a pet peeve among airline passengers and has to do with your favorite electronic gadgets during flights. you are watching "world news now." ♪ using technology ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by just for men auto stop. weather brought to you by just for men auto stop. what does fall smell like?
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♪ welcome back, everybody. it could be a while before you or alex baldwin are allowed to play words with friends in the sky. the faa says it will consider letting passenger use ipads and iphones during flights. it is forming a committee to study this issue. the recommendation won't come until march, a couple months. now airlines banned the use of electronic devices until the plane reeves 10,000 feet. and it is highly annoying. >> if baldwin is watching now. he is smiling. all right. examples of bad fan behavior are endless from a san francisco giants' fan nearly beaten to death after a game to the iconic image of the philadelphia eagles fans pelting santa with a snowball. do you remember that one? in southern california, a set of rules aimed to keep fans in line, a ten-point code of conduct for fans around los angeles. among things not allowed -- profanity, good luck on that one. whether spoken or on clothing. can't break out clothing with
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profanity on it. excessive drinking, throwing things, and fighting. >> fans who are obnoxious, intoxicated, seeking trouble in a violent way, i have one simple message -- there will always be room in the county jail. thank you. >> we can all become kind of one on the same page as it relates to providing the best guest experience. >> it is up to each venue to enforce guidelines. breaking the rules could get you kicked out or arrested. >> if you are kicked out, anyone who's ejected, they're required to take a four-hour on-line course and pass it before they're allowed back into the stadium. and you also have to front the money $50 or $100. >> show me the money. start getting people in the wallet, they behave. this brings us to our facebook question of the day, when do strict rules on sports
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spectators go too far? let us know, wnnfans.com. >> as long as it doesn't hamper the enjoyment of the game. it's annoying when -- the drunk guy behind you, profane guy to your left, especially if you have children. >> a lot of bad language. there with the little ones. >> you need ear muffs. >> absolutely. >> all right. speaking of ear muffs, coming up, what snooki has to say about her new reality. putting ear muffs on her baby. probably going to need them. and the best 007. weigh in on who is the best next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. weigh in on who is the best next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny a ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny it is time for "the skinny." breaking news, snooki had the child over the weekend enzo, little boy. six pounds, five ounces. i remember because over the weekend his to do the story. >> you are all over the story. >> i learned all about it this weekend. >> snooki expert. >> since i am now, the snooki expert, let me read you tweets from snooki. tweeted on being a mom. some of the tweets, thank you for the love and support. lorenzo loves you guys already. being a mom is an amazing feeling.
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i love my little man to death. jionni is such a cute dad. hope i am not out of order. stay with me. hardly any sleep. so worth it. i like this one. i am finally able to eat eggs again. when i was pregnant, i couldn't smell them. now i am killing it with egg whites. >> you do have some aversions. i didn't like coffee. a huge coffee fanatic. >> no coffee. no pickles and ice cream cliche? >> i grew to love hot sauce on everything. hot sauce, salsa. >> did the love stay with you? >> to this day. for sure. >> there you go. okay, lindsay lohan, poor girl, in some more trouble. i feel like she's been in the news every other week. according to tmz, she is a suspect in the theft of a $100,000 worth of watches and sunglasses. of course, this is according to tmz -- >> a new one? >> she is still on probation for the theft case involving a necklace at a venice jewelry store. according to tmz, she went to
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the home of sam magget, called the lapd, reported a jewelry theft. reportedly lindsay and her assistant gavin doyle, were suspects. there is a twist. sam recanted his story and says nothing was stolen. not good for lilo. a kleptomaniac, one good thing, always something to take for it. courtesy of our director, gave me that. thank you, thank you. >> roger moore, former 007, the suave, debonair, from the '70s. ♪ >> good for him. listen to this -- a smart man. he says daniel craig is best bond of all time. people say, no, you are. roger moore, he is 84 years old. he says daniel craig is the best actor to play james bond and has the best build. i think that's probably not debatable. of all the james bonds. let you decide, paula. looking back on his bond career, roger moore said that man, could
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leap out of a chair with out fear of my knees cracking, chew toffee without breaking a tooth, admire my flowing locks, bronze, slim torso. he thinks daniel craig is the best of all bonds. >> i have to agree. daniel craig, stack him up against the other james bonds. i was going to see the movie. i don't have high expectations. but his performance blew me out of the water. he is a very sexy, debonair guy. he played, especially with this part. in particular, just completely. >> hard to choose the they were all so good. >> daniel craig, hugh jackman. sean connery -- >> that's your favorite? >> i know he wasn't 007. >> he would be a good one. >> stacy kiebler and george clooney. a hot item. she's saying my way or the highway. she wants him to get rid of his casa in italy. >> how come? >> he purchased it 10 years ago. she said there is too many paparazzi camped out and it is annoying. she said the villa or me. >> you would take the house? >> he is a handsome guy. he'll find another woman. >> you're watching "world news now."
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don't just vacuum clean, resolve clean. >> you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ a little better all the time going to take us back it our college days that's beatles. 1967. i think i was -- not going to say. barely alive. >> the next story will take us back to college days. >> thought we were going back -- >> terrible transition on my part. as if college tuition isn't expensive enough, some parents are shelling out thousands of dollars to dress up their kids' dorm rooms. >> abc's reporter shows us why some parents think the extra expense is worth it. ♪ >> reporter: gone are the days when college dorm rooms were justice a place to catch some zs
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or study between classes. nowadays, college students want their rooms to feel a lot more like home. mckenzie is the eldest of four daughters and the first off to college. nervous about leaving home and missing the familiarity of her room, her mother looked into creating a homey dorm room. >> i wanted to be different. >> reporter: you didn't want just the traditional dorm room? they found a company called decor to your door where fashionistas like mckenzie can deck out their room with shag rugs, couches, wall art and chandeliers. >> reporter: do you find it surprising that girls want to go all out? >> i am absolutely surprised, over the six years, i have had this business, it keeps stepping up and stepping up. a tremendous year for us. >> reporter: tremendous, they spent $2,500 for her room. mckenzie's roommates, morgan and megan, also shelled out big bucks for matching decor. you think you have the best
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looking room here? >> i would say so. >> reporter: why invest so much time, energy, in a place you will live in for a few months? >> the more comfortable the environment the more comfortable you will be. >> reporter: after a couple thousand of dollars and hours of labor. ♪ >> reporter: the finished look. the dull white walls and wooden furniture, barely recognizable. is this going to be an open environment here, welcome other students as well. >> we'll keep our door open. >> reporter: abc news, new york. >> wow. >> what do you think? >> really upgraded. looking at the bed. one dresser between three of us. >> check it out. >> specialized sorority bedding and decor. >> hard work. painting. scrubbing. look at you now putting the education to good use. >> i think. ♪ >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. i'm only in my 60's...
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