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unexpected apology. >> i wanted to say i am sorry for the loss of your son. >> george zimmerman, the man who shot trayvon martin, stuns the court with an apology to the teenager's parents. now he's set to go on bail as early as this weekend. over and out. three more secret service employees out of a job as an investigation into what happened in colombia widens and the president gets embattled by the chief of the agency. we're here in the city of brotherly love for a very special reason. the crowd's going wild on this saturday, april 21st, 2012.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. >> and this morning george zimmerman is getting ready to go free after a big surprise day in court during his bond hearing on friday. zimmerman took the stand and apologized to trayvon martin's parents. shortly afterward the judge in the case agreed to set him free on $150,000 bail. the question is where will he go, will he be safe. we're going go live in just a moment. and then angry birds. birds cause problems for three planes in three days, hitting a passenger plane and the vice president's jet as well. we'll look at this threat in the sky. drivers are seeing a little relief at the gas pump as gasoline prices are ticking downward. we don't get to say that very often. we're looking at how long the trend is heading.
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and we're live in the city of brotherly love. jenna is there to take part. she's warming up with comcast cares day. she's going to join us in just a bit to tell us what it's all about. >> those little guys are like, no deep bend this hour of the morning. i look forward to that. let's turn now to george zimmerman, the man who shot and killed trayvon martin. he could go free on bail as early as this week. he apologized to martin's parents in court. nbc's kerry sanders is in florida. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. george zimmer mand spent another night in the jail here. he could be released as early as today. they wanted to work out some technology. he will be required to wear an ankle monitor that can be tracked by a gps. and they want to make sure it's going to work beyond the state line because the judge has given permission to him to leave the
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state. the trial that will be at least a year away was sort of foreshadowed here in the hearing yesterday, and there was a surprise, as you mentioned. george zimmerman took the stand, and he apologized to trayvon martin's family. now, as his mother and father left the court, they made no comment, but their attorney said that they thought that apology was self-serving, disingenuous, and when they discovered that the judge was going to allow george zimmerman to leave jail, their attorney said they were devastated. lester. >> kerry sanders in florida. thank you. now here's amy. the director of the rattled agency has now briefed the president, this as more employees lost their jobs on friday. nbc's mark potter is in cartagena, colombia, where the investigation into what happened widens. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the prostitution scandal which began here continues to bring fallout.
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yesterday the secret service announced three more would be leaving the service. and on capitol hill they briefed senate staffers. they said that pollography tests are continues, there's no evidence of illicit drug use by the agents, no evidence of a big hooker party here at the hotel as has been reported and that after the hallway argument that sparked the scandal with an agent and a prostitution over how much she was charging for sex, the agent did not know she was a pros city tut. facebook pictures seem to show the woman involved in the disagreement, but because there's no confirmation, nbc news continues to blur her face. a lawyer in cartagena is representing her. he also told reporters that she has left town but is willing to talk to investigators as the secret service and the u.s.
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military try to determine the full scope of this case. amy? >> nbc's mark potter. thank you. and once again, here's lester. >> all right. amy, thanks. air force mechanics spent friday going over one of the specially equipped 757 jets used to carry vice president biden after it had a mid-air encounter with a bird. they're not uncommon, but in recent days there have been a trio of high-profile incidents. pete has more from washington. pete, good morning. >> it happened most recently to hillary clinton's plane while she was flying from brussels to paris. the air force landed it safely but sometime as bird weighing only a few pounds can cripple a 90-000-pound aircraft. here it is, bird versus machine. >> we have an engine failure. an emergency due to a bird
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strike. >> shortly after this flight took off from jfk on its way to los angeles airport, it lost its right engine due to flying into a flock of birds. the pilot was able to turn it around and land safely to the relief of the 172 passengers onboard. friday night, the same problem. air force 2 flying vice president biden. it's bun grounded after it had a bird strike on a flight to santa bausch barbara, california. the same happened three years ago in what forever will be known as the mir call on the hudson. captain sully sullenberger blount his flight down on the river after flying into a huge flock of birds, losing power in both engines. airports have long struggled to keep birds off the runways.
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some have used cannons and some have used dogs. the engines are tested by tossing frozen birds into the turbi turbines. compounding the problem is this fact. many of the nation's busiest airports are rivers, lakes, the ocean, places birds consider their hush too. >> pete williams, thanks. let's get a check of the other top stories with nbc's ri richard lui. >> kelly bordeaux has been missing. her brother said the family is hoping this is a hostage situation and his sister is still alive. she e was last seen drinking aet a bar with convicted sex offender. he turned himself yesterday.
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>> investigators could spend several more days as they tear up a basement and they search for the 1969 8-year-old eta etan patz. he disappeared during a two-block walk to his school bus stop. afghan insurgents say they've arrested more. three of the men are pakistani citizens and two are afghans. all are members of the taliban which claim responsibility for last week's deadly attacks in kabul and other cities. heavy winds are being blamed for your a fatal plane crash in pakistan. no survivors have been found. the bowie 747 crashed into a muddy field on friday while trying to land. a volcano 35 miles east of
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mexico city has been spewing ash into the sky. it began erupting thursday night. it remains to see how this increased activity will affect the city's 18 million residents. >> this is the first day of national parks week and this means free admission through april 29th. there are other deals, too, on tours, food, and fishing. queen elizabeth ii is celebrating her 86th birthday. although she generally celebrates the day privately, there will be a public one complete with a 21-gun salute. amy, lester, back to you. it's great to be queen. you get to have two birthdays. >> or maybe not. i don't know if i'd want two. >> if i were the queen, i'd do it every other year. >> bill karins is here with a check of the weather. >> that's pretty cool with the
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national parks thing. this would be the time to do it. the drought situation for april is, you know, very high with southeast from georgia to north florida, we're exceptionally dry. the bright reds and also areas from phoenix and all the way back to amarillo, exceptionally dry. we were hoping for wet weather this weekend in georgia and south carolina. we needed that soaking. doesn't look like we're going to get it. as we go through the upcoming week here, we're going to be mainly dry. much after above normal temperatures where the drought's pretty bad in the southwest and california. looking ahead, let's look to may. may can be a pretty warm month and it looks like it will be. at this point, the great lakes and northeast look like average temperatures. only one little spot on the map show a chance in may bgs cooler than normal. stormy weather in the northwest. we're waiting for the northeaster to head up the
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coast. the slight risk of severe storms. it's not until sunday afternoon, and evening that all the rainy weather will head up to the northern and here's a look at the high pressure across the west coast taking the storm track well off to the north. watch the temperatures here around lunchtime. we'll be in the 80s for the inland valleys. san francisco should climb briefly to the mid-70s before 4:00. we'll see the numbers very close to 90 in the warmest places inland. so today, summer preview with those temperatures, the 80s and 90s inland. a lot of 70s near san francisco. coastal cooling tomorrow and a big drop in temperatures the middle part of the week as things flip-flop as we see a chance of showers by thursday. that's a look at your weekend forecast. amy? bill, thank you. if you're driving anywhere this weekend, you'll be happy to know that gas prices seem to be
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holding steady right now and can it last. and where is the economy as a whole? cnbc's bertha coombs is here to break it down for us. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk gas prices. according to aaa, 3.$3.83 a gallon. do you think -- >> in a sense, nobody wants to spend more, but the fact that we've stopped that trajectory of prices going up is a bit of a releechlt in fact, we've got a dozen states where the prices are all lower than they were a year ago. >> so it's all relative it's all relative. a month ago we were talking $5 a gallon this summer. it looks like we peaked. nobody likes the high price but the fact that they're not going up is encouraging. >> where do we see things headed? >> part of the reason that
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prices have come down is that oil prices have eased up because tensions with iran are a little bit cooler. they're back negotiating over iran's nuclear program. of course, things could pop back up but at the moment there aren't any things that are going to impact prices higher. so that's one of the things that has people encouraged. certainly when you're paying less for gas, that leads to more money to spend on other things and helps people spend a lot easier. >> that's a great transition to talk about our economic recovery. while jobs fulsell 8.2%. why has hiring slowed down? >> that is one of the questions that people are concerned about. we had seen this move up earlier in the year.
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and we receive a pattern in the last couple of years where we slowed down in march. right now a lot of folks are watching the economic data that seems to be a little slower. they're concerned that the warm winter push add lot of the activity in the spring earlier in the year that and we're seeing the same trend in the housing market as well. >> exactly. exactly. we had a very strong first quarter, first three months of the year. strongest in five years. then things slipped a bit. sales fell in march unexpectedly. so it may have pushed some of that spring activity forward because it was so warm this winter. >> and the stock market saw a peak. it slowed down in april. what is the stock market saying about our economic recovery? >> it actually closed up for the week. part of the issue is once again europe. we resolved the crisis for now in terms of greece, but now there are concerns about spain. one of the things that's happened in the european country is the austerity measures.
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they cut back. a lot of people up employed. spanish banks are seeing a lot of defaults on loans. that has people concerned about the bank system and spain is a much bigger economy than greece, so europe continues to be a headwind for us. we're watching the situation in china. they're trying to keep their economy from veering too fast, they don't want it to slow down but whether they'll get the goldie locks rate, just you. american sculpture, happiness is a big block of marble. as nbc's kevin tibbles will tell us, it wasn't easy for a woman to follow in the footsteps of grace master. >> high in the tuscan hills of italy comes the echo on the
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artisan. sights and sounds that have skpiftded for centuries. for it was here that michelangelo came to find the pristine white marble that he would use to create his sculptures. some 500 years later, helene bloom enfeld has been driven here too. >> i was completely, completely hooked. >> bloomenfeld is an american, a wife, a mother, an artist, and apioneer. when she first came to sculptor 30 years ago, she was an outsider. >> they were very hostile.
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every day my hands were hurting and you could never say, my hands. guys could say it but i couldn't. >> these days bloomenfeld makes fun of her callouss, badges of honor. from years of transforming massive chunks of stone, brorngsz into works of beauty. >> i would assume one mistake, you can't exactly crazy glue it all back together. >> something this big, you don't make that big a mistake. >> reporter: she still travels into the hills, the quarry, in search of a perfect stone, ail the wile thinksing of how she can transform it into this and
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this and this. so revered is helene bloomenfeld here she was granted a solo excision in the main square and its medieval church where visitors stand in awe and the younger ones take in and explore. you've create add work or art but you can't call it anything until people react. >> yeah. they give it life. >> reporter: this day bloomenfeld is far from being the only fee maim sculpture. her determination blazed the trail for so many others and she's proud. from a small town made famous by
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the great my call angelo, a formidable woman creating some masterpieces of her own. for today, kevin tibbles, nbc news, see an ta, inla. then a strategy for eating right even when your favorite restaurant dishes out extra large portions but first this is "today" on nbc. joirks
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philadelphia and a lot of work to be done. joining me is john dishonest, executive director and chief operator officer of comcast. john, it looks like i have two shovels. what should i do? >> i think i need one. there's an awful lot of work going on at frankfort high school. right now we're going to dig a hole. >> when you say that -- >> we're going to actually do this. >> i read some of numbers. you have almost 70,000 employees who are going to be doing a much better job than i. i how big is it? >>. >> nationally were ee going to have 67,000 folks come out. it's a fabulous day for us, fabulous day for the community. >> it is. it's not like 10:00 in the morning. what motivating anyone?
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let me tell you i i haven't done much work here. what motivates people? >> first of all, it's the right thing to do and it's wonderful to give back to the community that we live, serve, and work. and the other thing i think is at the end of the day it feels good. you feel good with what you did with the community. >> we should mention it's not like you're out here and then going off to some country club. you've got a bus full. who's coming here? >> my wife and i invited kids. much to my surprise. 20 kids raised their hand and got up at 7:00 this morning. they're on their way. 20 high school kids. >> 20 to add to them. >> 400 volunteers from comcast and city. we're going to be painting a gymnasium and doing a complete makeover of the cafeteria. the students are going to love this come monday morning. >> it's wonderful woncht you keep working. i'll check back every three to fourso.
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the storm track way off to the north with the high pressure building in. hour by hour, we are warming up quickly. by lunchtime, we'll see lots of 80s to the tri-valley. i think mostly 70s around the bay. and the low 90s for san jose south. livermore, pleasanton, just a few of the spots today that will climb into the low 90s this afternoon. otherwise, we'll be well into the 80s for most of the inner bay. 70s on the coast. what's going to happen tomorrow is a bit of a sea breeze picking up. so the second half of the weekend is looking cooler, much cooler by wednesday and thursday. roller-coaster ride coming up in the seven-day forecast. today you'll stay hydrated with the heat surprising a lot of people around the bay area. thank you very much, rob. well, the search continues for morgan hill teenager sierra lamar today, but crews will use a new tactic. the santa clara county sheriff's office will conduct a refined search of morgan hill, san martin and gilroy today. in addition to members of the 49ers specialized search and
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rescue teams will comb southern santa clara county using detection dogs. the search begins at 9:00 this morning and lasts until sunset. lamar has been missing now for more than five weeks. santa rosa police have found the body they believe is of the missing 15-year-old girl they have been looking for. police have been searching for charlotte morinari last seen saturday morning after leaving her home on her bike. the body was found last night in enondale state park. a recent journeyal showed she was contemplating suicide. today the san francisco yacht club of bevel belvedere will honor the crew of the low speed chase. the five sailors were swept overboard last weekend. last night before racing into the sunset the corinthian yacht
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club dedicated the race to those sailors. a moment of silence was held before the first gun. one body wases recovered but four members are still missing and presumed death. coming up on "today in the bay" east bay politician nadya lotgear decides to resign. we have her high-profile reaction and all the day's news at 7:00. more local news is coming up in just 30 minutes.
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morning, april 21st, 2012. it's a lovely spring day here in new york city. we want to thank all of these fine folks for spending part of their weekend with us, and we're going to head outside to say hawaii in just a minute as well. and in philadelphia, there's a lot of elbow grease and hard work under way at the comcast cares day. we're going to check in once again with jenna. she's watering this time. and play a little trivia. i don't think she'll get too dirty. back inside studio 1a, amy robach and lester holt. he was bailed out friday.
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in a surprising move he took the stand and apologized to martin's parents. we're going to talk about it with the host of "justice" with judge janine. >> 30 years ago, 6-year-old etan patz disappeared and was never seen again. we'll hear how someone who lived nooib says eta's disappearance changed her life. >> do you know what's in that strawberry frappuccino? we'll tell you about the one ingredient that ee's bugging a bunch of customers and what starbucks plans to do about it. if you're eating out lately, many restaurants are dishing out extra large portions. we'll have advice so you don't eat the supervised meals. let's begin with a serious
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story. george zimmerman is expected to be released ed od on bail afte in court. >> reporter: prosecutors argue that george zimmerman should not be allowed to leave jail and if a bond was set, it should be at $1 million. the judge decided to set bond at $150,000 and now george zimmerman is set to leave the jail here soon. george zimmerman hand shackled in the courtroom and for the first time he and trayvon mar n martin's parents were face to face. the 26-year-old who shot trayvon martin took the stand to apologize. >> i want to say i'm sorry for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am, and did not know if he was armed or not. >> reporter: by putting him on the stand, zimmerman's lawyers
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opened him up to questions from the prosecutor. >> why did you wait so long to tell mr. martin's father and mother to tell them? >> i was told not to communicate with them. >> so even through your attorney, you didn't ask to do it right away. your former attorneys or anything. >> i did ask them to express that to them. >> reporter: the defense challenged the state's lead investigator who co-authored the probable cause affidavit. it reads in part zimmerman confronted martin and a struggle ensued. >> do you have any evidence that supports it? >> no. >> what did he tell the officers? >> that he was the victim in this and that it was martin that confronted him and assaulted him. >> reporter: the affidavit also saying that zimmerman profiled the black teenager. >> why did you use the word profiling rather than noticed, observ observed, saw, or anything
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besides the very preside word profie? and by the way, was that your word? did you come one that call? >> i don't recall. >> reporter: but he said what he said the night of the shooting doesn't add up. >> don't you agree a lot of it could be contradicted by the evidence? >> yes. >> reporter: before granting the bond the judge listened. the beating is captured in this photo taken by a neighbor and broadcast on abc. >> he had a protective cover over his nose. he had two vertical gashes on the back of his head. >> reporter: their attorneys call zimmerman's apologize self-serving. >> when he made all those statements to the police, why
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not show remorse there if he was sincerely apologetic for killing this unarmed child. among the conditions of george zimmerman's release, he'll have to wear a ankle monitor that can be tracked by a gbp, even if he leaves the state. lester? >> thank you. janine, good to have you here. >> good morning. >> zimmerman takes the stand and apologizes. where did that come from? >> you know, most of us almost fell off our chairs when we saw that. this is bail hearing. it is number one, is the defendant going to core the court and, 2, is he a dafrmer to the community. when he takes a stand and apologizes, everyone was stunned. i have never see seen that as a prosecutor, attorney, or a judge. but what compels that, i'm sorry
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for the loss of your son, i didn't know how young he was or -- as a prosecutor i'm saying are you saying this was a mistake? >> was the prosecutor. limited in how far he could go. >> once the defendant gets on the stand and starts apologiz g apologizing, the prosecutor has the right to question him further. it was used to get as muchb discov discovery. everyone understands you glet what you ka whenever you can get it. the d.a. missed it. >> is zimmerman obligated to testify in the actually trial? has he wairch it. >> not at all. you cannot confer from his
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taking the stands every think. >> the fact that he duct have to touj now minus he doesn't later. >> what's interestet i'm a night guy. i didn't mean it. when he said i don't know if i -- >> my understanding is he was responds to the answers the family asked before. let me talk about the bail 1. $50,000. it's far less. far less than the prosecutor. they wanted no bail. did he show any sense of being a flight risk. >> the issues that you consider is, number one, does he have a prior conviction? although he went for anger management classes for
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assaulting an ex, there are so many things. it was kind of a balance. as a judge i think i would have set bail much hire. this man is not a virgin to the criminal justice system. this is somebody who probably in some sense is better off in jail or place them. let. >> thank you. let's get a check on the weather. >> florida is going to deal with heavy rain and some thunderstorm. that will move up the eastern seaboard as we go through sunday. afternoon evening a lot of heavy rain. pretty mild start to the morning around the bay area. we are mostly in the upper 50s and low 60s. in fact, the mid-60s out in the hill tops today.
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which means going throughout the today, the low 60s and upper 70s on the coast. santa cruz near the 80s. the inner bay the upper 70s to lower 80s. the warmest of the seven-day forecast, the numbers inland look more like summer. the cool breeze cools it down for the weekend with showers approaching the middle part of next week. at's a look at your saturday forecast. >> bill, thanks very much. coming up, starbucks buckling to pressure and changing one controversial ingredient in some of its food and drinks. you'll see why it bugged some customers. >> and heshe's been entertainin us for more than 50 years. juerelindal a tksws about her new book right after this. about her new book, right ar that. turns out to be not such a good deal. 9 in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner
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aye deand co-author with your daughter this fairy princess series? >> we've been writing together for -- >> 14 years. >> 14 or 15 years. and so far we've written -- >> 25. >> something like 25 books. >> this is the third book in the series and i think it was inspired by your daughter, my granddaughter, hopy -- well, hope. >> but it's actually really about inner sparkle more than outer glam. z >> it's a great story, a great concept. i understand you collaborate via ichat or video conference. >> we do. >> and it's a daily occurrence, correct? >> when we're on a deadline it's at least daily but she's three hours back so it's a long longer for her. puts a little perfume on to
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freshen up. >> it makes me feel better, let's put it that way. >> how has working to the on so many different projects, so many different books, changed your relationship as mother and daughter? >> we've always been fortunate to have a very good relationship i think. >> i do, too. >> this has certainly strengthened that even further. there's a great deal of mutual respect and mutual affection. >> i love watching you two take care of each other, get this right here, move this right there. it's almost as if i'm watching sisters. who has the final say if there is an editorial difference of opinion? >> the amazing thing is i always wondered who would and actually there's a kind of understanding -- i don't quite get it. >> the best idea wins. >> the one who is the most passionate about something. >> and you were just recently in a new york city city school this week putting forward your passion of early literacy. what does it mean to you to communicate with children
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through books, through literacy? >> it was a wonderful experience pore me. i do it as often as i can, i go into schools and reach children. we're both such passionate advocates of reading to children, children reading at an early age. we're advocates for the arts in schools and it's rare that you found a teacher such as the one i was with, who is able, in spite of cuts, in spite of budget problems and of course the arts are always the first to go, as you know, making it work somehow for children. and this gentleman has just been pushing and pushing to get people to come in and help. and i was only too happy to do so. >> we were certainly happy you both stopped by today. julie andrews and emma walton hamilton, thank you both. we appreciate it. the book is he very fairy princess, here comes the flower girls." we'll be right back. flower girl. i love cash back.
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>> can i get a shot of crushed beetles with that frappuccino? not a likely request. but if you've been drinking the strawberries and cream fraph or strabu strawberry banana smoothy that's what you've been getting sort. . they started using tropical beetles for coloring. as gross as it may sound, it is say proved by the us fda and apparently not uncommon found in yogurt, ice cream and other desserts. the critters are dried and processed into a red dye. the end result, a rosie hugh that starbucks adds to two of its strawberry drinks, as well as four of its sweet treats. >> that's gross. that's really gross. >> i mean, crushed beetles are natural. >> the dye is natural but it's not exactly vegetarian, which bugged some members of the vegan
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community. so they started an online petition to put an end to it. the company responded saying i am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected products to assure the highest quality possible. our expectation is to be fully transitioned a natural tomato based extract. until the beetle juice blowout is over, some customers are sticking to coffees. >> i would prefer no beets in my beverages. >> just ahead, more fallout from that secret service prostitution scandal in colombia. we have a live report in just a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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jenna wolfe in philadelphia with comcast cares. >> reporter: i couldn't possibly come to philadelphia without experiencing philadelphia through my eyes. coming up in this hour we're going to talk about philadelphia. one thing i experienced is cheese stake. the quint e essential food in philly is the soft pretzel. these have been around for a long time. my new friends who date back like a million years ago. be careful. it's stale. i don't know if anything could happen to you. >> b.r. and b.f., betsy ross and ben franklyn. we're on a firnickname basis. meantime a surfer killed in a shaurk attackff o coast of
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take a step forward and chase what matters. good morning. taking a look at this sunrise shot. very pretty over the south bay. if you want to enjoy cooler temperatures, you better get out soon, but not before 7:00, of course. thank you for joining thus morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda with a look at a forecast that's going to be a scorcher. we are just jumping into august. normally when owe sue clear skies in san jose you think it ishilly outside. we have high pressure out there providing sinking, arming air aloft. it is close to 60 in san jose. 60 in concord. 59 in san francisco. you can see the weather headlines today, the valleys across the south bay, the tri-valley, the inner bay in the 70s to 80s. a little bit of low clouds and fog on the coast, especially
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near pacifica and the ma ring county coastline, but tomorrow the sea breeze will crank up and we'll see cooling as we get into sunday. especially for the coast. hour by hour, look at the noon temperatures right there in the middle. 70s and 80s from the bay to the inland valleys. topping out in the 80s to lower 90s. san jose, the low 90s. tomorrow, a few degrees of cooling, not too much inland, but big-time cooling come monday and tuesday. then a chance of showers just in case you're missing those coming by thursday of next week. for today, feeling a lot like summer around the bay area. feeling mr. myagi, sweater on, sweater off. >> sweater off today. people in the south bay have to start dialing an extra couple of numbers when you make a phone call. it is part of the county's new plan to supply new phone numbers for the increasing population. today is the start of a six-month per misive dialing period, meaning callers need to
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dial 1 plus the area code and then the number. it changes in the fall when all calls will begin with a 1, then the seven-digit number. on november 20th a new 669 area code will be rolled out. customers who request new service, add an additional line or change service could be a sign of the new code in addition to the 408 they already have. it is earth day tomorrow and one city will be celebrating by going green. foster city will host the third annual day fair. the focus is clean air and clean transportation. it is on foster city boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. it will feature a car and bike show with some of the current technologies available in alternative fuel vehicles and innovative bicycles. there's also a bicycle rodeo for the kids to teach them bicycle safety. booths selling green items from jewelry to reusable bags will be there for you to look around at as well.
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the secret is out and you can learn what it was like to be a master spy. the hornet museum is hosting a seminar on america's spies during world war ii. there you can hear firsthand accounts from former operatives who infiltrated nazi germany. the tribute is to begin later this morning at the alameda pier 3 museum. all the day's news at 7:00. more local news coming up in just 30 minutes. is
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welcome back to "today" on a saturday morning, the 21st day of april, 2012. spring is in the air, nice, warm temperatures, and nice big crowd out with us. great to have them here, great to have you here as well. stop on by, 49th street, join us on the plaza. another big crowd in philadelphia this morning where jenna is, hey, jenna. >> i don't know if jenna can hear us. >> she's apparently going to play with the flyers, i'm guessing. >> hey, guys, how are you doing? here's the deal, we're a news organization, i regret to say
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the flyers played and lost. what happened last night? >> scored in the first period. >> less analysis for you, much more on what happened here in philadelphia and everything else philly coming up later on, guys? >> nice crowd there, look forward to it, jenna. >> all right, and coming up this morning, we're going to talk about the search for etan patz. we'll talk to a woman who crew up near etan and hear how the disappearance changed her life. then a tragedy off the coast of south africa. a 20-year-old surfer was killed near cape town. why some are blaming his death on a documentary film. all right, then we'll shift gears and talk about dining out. you'll see the portions have gotten bigger and bigger and if you're not careful, it can cost more than just money. tips on how to not get the bigger waistline from eating the
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ridiculous large portions. >> a lot of us grew up being told clean up your plate. >> it tastes so good. >> good advice, but first, more of the morning headlines with richard at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. as early as this weekend, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing an unarmed florida teenager can be released on $150,000 bail. during friday's bail hearing, zimmerman offered an unexpected apology to the parents of trayvon martin. a white house official says president obama has been briefed by the director of the secret service on the prostitution scandal. mark potters in colombia for us, good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, richard, once again, the prostitution scandal has led to fallout with three more agents leaving the secret service as the investigation and political
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defense moved forward. on capitol hill, secret service officials made their rounds friday, trying to contain the damage from the prostitution scandal in colombia. they claim no evidence of elicit drug use by agents, and it occurred because the agent claims he didn't know she was a prostitute. in news reports, facebook pictures have appeared that may be of the woman involved in that disagreement, but because there's no official confirmation, nbc news is blurring her face. a well-known lawyer says he now represents her and that the woman is negotiating to sell her story to an american tv network, not nbc news. he also told reporters she has left town but is willing to talk to investigators. on cell phone video taken thursday night, police can be seen arriving at the play club
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where u.s. officials say some of the agents involved in this scandal picked up prostitutes. this man sells food outside the club. he says several police officers told him the play club and three other clubs were being raided that night in an attempt to find and question women identified in the scandal investigation. in the meantime, david cheney, a secret service supervisor, who has put in for retirement in the wake of the scandal, faces more scrutiny. this photo reportedly surfaced on his facebook page, showing him on sarah palin's security detail. a comment posted there says, i was really checking her out, if you know what i mean. thursday night, the former governor fired back. >> check this out, body guard, you're fired, and i hope his wife sends him to the dog house. i've had enough of these men being dogs and not being responsible and not entrusting being able to allow us to trust
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what these boys are doing in washington. >> reporter: now, a source tells nbc news that among other things, investigators are poring over security video as the secret service and u.s. military try to determine the full scope of this case and to find all who were involved. richard? >> mark potter, thank you so much. now to a bird strike that forced air force two to land quickly and safely. the plane was transferring joe biden. a second bird struck hillary clinton's plane. there was no engine damage there. all happening thursday, the same day a bird knocked out an engine. finally, a cat so fat it's heavier than most toddlers. five times larger than many adult cats, meow tips the scale
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shy of 40 pounds. the owner gave the tabby to a shelter to be adopted. with that, that's the news. now let's get back to amy, who's in the plaza. >> smaller portions, that's the key. richard, thanks so much. i want to say happy birthday to ethan and alex, they are turning ten, take it away. >> that's a big one, fills up the fingers and thumbs and everything. hello to our girl scouts here. they are actually going to be delivering girl scouts today to ten different fire houses in new york today, so thumbs up for you. so if you have any extra, finished my thin mints last night. let's look at your forecast, big storm system up the east coast. we have a lot of heavy rain in florida today. as we go through sunday and monday, remember, the timing of this is more sunday afternoon, sunday night up through new england, going to be a big rain
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event th and here's a loo at your hour-by-hour temperatures through l the morning. 50s and 60s, it is pretty mild outside. and watch the areas of orange for the afternoon. we'll be seeing the nnbers i the 80s brs lunchtime in the inland valleys. 80s and 90s inland. areas south of san jose near pleasanton and livermore will be warmer. then get ready for a chance of april showers come wednesday night into thursday. all right, we're in indiana. this is rising sun, indiana. what a beautiful place to be on a saturday morning, rising sun, indiana. back to you, lester. >> bill, thanks. investigators in new york city are searching a basement where near a 6-year-old boy appeared in 1979. it was one of the most
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high-profile missing child cases in u.s. history. michelle franzen joins us now with more, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. investigators are back out here this morning, continuing their dig in the basement of the red brick building, that after authorities say a cadaver dog picked up a scent last week during their renewed search for clues in this case. that building is located less than a block away from where etan patz lived and along the route he would have taken when he vanished. once again, an active crime scene. police and fbi investigators removed sections of walls in the basement floor in their search for new clues. >> it's something that we thought was worth the effort, and whether it yields it or not, we're going to have to wait and see. >> reporter: it's been 33 years since the 6-year-old boy
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vanished. the basement, police say, is where this man worked as a handyman when e tan disappeared and knew him. the man raised suspicions after he was recently questioned. >> i'm not saying anything further other than he denies involvement with what happened to this beautiful young boy. >> reporter: etan's parents have never given up hope, but struggled with the pain of not knowing. >> overwhelms you, you think you're going to fall to pieces. >> that question, the big unknown, will we ever see him again, constantly troubles me. >> reporter: lisa cohen wrote about the case and talked about to etan's dad about the search. >> i think it was really a double-edged sword for him, because when this happens, there's this hope, but at the same time, there's a swarm of attention. >> reporter: etan's disappearance startled the
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nation, his picture was one of the first to be featured on milk cartons, and president reagan dedicated may 25th, the day etan vanished, national missing childrens' day. she remembers that time like yesterday, she was near etan's age and also lived in soho when etan went missing. >> you really did lose some of your innocence. you didn't just come home anymore, you know, you came home and looked around your shoulder. >> reporter: while investigators search, her thoughts are with etan's parents. >> i just can't even fathom when his parents went through and what his parents are still going through. >> reporter: etan's parents are not speaking publicly at this time. in the meantime, investigators are confirmed they've also questioned another man, a friend of miller's in this case, but they are not giving any other details about what led them to this building, lester, after all
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these years. >> all right, michelle franzen, thank you. once again, here's amy. >> thanks. a giant great white shark killed a young surfer off the coast of south africa on an isolated beach popular with surfers, but a documentary film crew is being blamed for the attack. ann bell is live with the latest, good morning, ann bell. >> reporter: good morning, amy. a community is grieving the loss of a young man killed by a shark, a 20-year-old, who represented his country, south africa, in international bodyboarding competitions. his friends say he had a passion for the ocean. >> he really let his surfing do the talking, absolute friend for all. >> david lillienveld was in the water with his brother at a beach near his home in cape town when the shark struck, biting off his right leg at the hip. his brother was unable to save him. david's friends say he knew the
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risk. >> he was a true what we term the water man. he spear fished, he dived, he bodyboarded. when the waves were too small, surfing, longboarding. there's always a calculated risk when entering mother nature. >> this dark shadow is thought to be the shark that killed david, a great white about 16-feet long. sharks are common along this coastline, known as the white shark capital of the world. a film crew had thrown fish and blood in the water to lure sharks towards their cameras. david's friends believe this is what attracted the shark that killed him near the beach. the film crew says they were far away and not responsible and stress they moved out of the area on monday. this is the second fatal shark attack in south africa this year. >> every time there is an attack, it is, obviously, a huge tragedy. however, it is something that we have come to live with because
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of the amount of white sharks we have and the amount of water uses there are. there are more people using the water, spending more time in the water, and, therefore, more chance of encountering a shark. >> reporter: a risk david lillienveld understood, his friends know at least he died doing what he loved. >> a terrible tragedy for this family, but as water sports continue to be ever more popular and thanks to the wet suit, we spend longer in the water than we used to, so, unfortunately, shark attacks are likely to become more frequent. >> thank you. and still to come, we are going to check in with jenna in philadelphia and look back at her professional stint there more than a decade ago. up next, should you use a fork or forklift? tips on how to deal with huge portions at many popular restaurants after these messages. ter these messages. just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very "fruit-ritious." or try ocean spray light 50,
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today, restaurant portions can be too much of a good thing. with americans eating out more, we all need a little help keeping our waistlines in check. registered dietitian and nutritionist elizabeth summer is here to explain. nice to have you here. you've brought samples and we'll show how to make it healthier. cheesecake factory. this is their chicken and biscuits. you've split it up into how many portions here? >> most of these restaurants have healthy options, this is when you don't want that healthy option, you want to eat whatever you want to eat. everybody knows the cheesecake factory serves on platters, not plates. that's a lot. sandwiches can be up to 1,600 calories. this is 2,300 calories. that's assuming you walk briskly for five miles.
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if you had one of these a week, that would be the calorie equivalent over the course of the year of a 35 to 37 weight gain. >> i believe that, but this is what i want to eat. >> you can have it, this one you'll have to go to the restaurant with four friends and split it five ways. >> do you ever -- you could split it with somebody, do you ever say, look, box up half of it or some of it right now? >> you can do that, but if you don't do that, because we humans tend to eat in units, so the bigger the unit, sandwich, pizza, you're going to eat it. you'll eat the whole thing and ai can't believe i ate the whole thing. >> next thing from chipotle. >> this is about here, a fourth. >> this is what the real things looks like. >> their chicken burrito can weigh as much as 21 ounces,
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that's before the guacamole, so with this one, you probably eat a third of it, take the rest home or share it with two friends. >> they point out the customer has a lot of choices to what you want and don't want. >> they have weight watchers approved items as well, also, throw the chips out. >> you're killing me, i love the chips. all right, applebees, this is a quesadilla burger thing. >> it's a burger with fries, up to 46 grams of saturated, artery clogging fat and two days worth of sodium, that's before the chili and cheese that you can for the fries. your best bet is to eat about a third of it and don't even bother boxing up the rest. >> this would be a good share, obviously? >> two other people, yes. >> let's talk about the great salad myth, people think salad,
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automatic health. this one comes from olive garden. >> we have salad and we have pasta. very well pronounced, usda says a serving of pasta should be about a cup, you get three and a half times that at olive garden, then if you do the breadsticks, you can watch away with 1,200, so best thing here, have them before they bring the pasta in the table, box up half. skip the breadsticks although, and you can have as much salad as you want, toss the croutons and put the dressing on the side. >> lastly, ruby tuesday. >> never assume a salad is healthy, lester. 1,100 calories, so you can have this, split it with a friend, salad dressing on the side, eat all the salad, most of the
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good morning to you. looking live at a very pretty start in san francisco for this saturday, april 2 1. thank you so much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. that's the coolest picture of the day, but it is going to get hot out. >> we are going to see a coastal fog around pillar point, half-moon bay, heading up to the north bay coastline. but 50s and 60s to get the morning started. you can see not much of a sea breeze at all today. we'll see a stronger breeze tomorrow, which will lead to cooling for sunday, but today, 80s and 90s inland. 70s and 80s near the inner bay and coastal fog. then tomorrow the coastal air-conditioning should turn on to see cooling. today we'll see the 80s as early
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as around lunchtime. then you're getting to the 90s near san jose, pleasanton, livermore, the warmer spots. out to napa and fairfield, pretty toastied as well. the 80s around most of the valley. the low 90s in the hottest places. things cool down tomorrow. roller-coaster ride here in the seven-day forecast. kind of chilly temperatures come wednesday and thursday with a chance for showers for the middle part of the week vf a summer-like weekend. so today, plenty toasty. tomorrow, i think the inland areas warm, but the sea breeze is going to drop temperatures as much as 20 degrees by monday and tuesday. >> oh, my. thank you very much. the search for the morgan hill teenager sierra lamar will continue today and crews will use a new tactic. the santa clara county sheriff's office will conduct a refined search of morgan hill and san martin and gilroy today. in addition to the san francisco 49ers, there are specialized search and rescue teams that will comb southern santa clara
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county using specially trained detection dogs and the sheriff's offroad enforpsment unit as well. the search begins at 9:00 and lasts until sunset. sierra lamar has been missing for more than five weeks. santa rosa police have found the body they believe is that of a missing 15-year-old girl. police have been looking for charlotte molinari since last saturday morning when she left home on a bicycle. the body was found last night in annadel state park. detectives found a recent journal industry showing she was contemplating suicide. they reviewed her internet suicide which researched directions to annadel state park. the yacht club of belvedere will honor the crew of the boat low speed chase. the five sailors were swept overboard near the islands last weekend. last night the corinthian yacht club dedicated races to the sailors.
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they held a moment of silence before the first gun as well. one body was recovered but four crew members are still missing and now presumed dead. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," after weeks of revelations about her sex and drug scandal, east bay politician nadya locknear resigns. we have her husband's reaction plus all the day's news and more on the forecast. [ glass clinks ] i just wanted to say a few words. first of all, thank you for the lovely meal jane. mom. and let's hear it for sara's paper mache eiffel tower. it's the washington monument. and dad, i'll never forget what you said to me this morning. you said "brian, it's 11:15. get up." so maybe this is just the cake talking but let's celebrate! [ male announcer ] celebrate the little things. buy any kfc 10 pc meal or larger and get a free double chocolate chip cake.
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we're back on this saturday morning, april 21st, 2012. isn't it beautiful? i'm amy robach along with lester holt. we're going to be talking about a serious story. the missing soldier. >> the 23-year-old disappeared a week ago. we'll tell you what her family is doing now to try to find her. as we mentioned, it's a beautiful day here in new york and it's springtime. the question is does your garden actually look like it is? we're going to walk you through a great way to take your vegetables, herbs, and flowers to a whole different level. and in philadelphia, we're talking about earth day cares. jenna is there too.
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you were talking in philadelphia, you used to be a sportscaster. we want to see your hair. >> you looked cute. >> disaster of a hair experience for three long years and fashion experience. we're going to move on from that. speak of gardening, we're doing a lot of it for comcast cares. i found a rare breed, the teenager that wakes up at 7:00 a.m. to come down here. i found 20 of them. one quick question and then i'll toss back to new york. have you lost your mind? >> absolutely not. >> have you lost your mind? >> definitely not. >> we've got the true scoop. back to you. we'll keep working. >> thank you, jenna. let's get a check of the weather. >> beautiful outside. they didn't get a good seat in the front row but they bake prepared with their sign.
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this is the junk row hawks. let's take a look at your weekend forecast. we have the rain in the southeast, east coast, preparing for the storm system. not so much today along the eastern seaboard. it's that storm that's hitting florida today. this is going to be a full-fledged nor'easter. we haven't seen a storm like this all weekend long. it's primarily going be rain. i say primarily because if you're in western new york, buffalo, through the mountains of pennsylvania, we could be talking snow, and, of course, the leaves are on the trees. this could be a heavy wet snow. that's not until monday. let's keep that in the back of your mind. western new york and western pennsylvania. i thought i was done doing that snowfall and the weather around the bay area as we go throughout the day, we'll see the temperatures in the and 60s to get your day started. by lunchtime in the 80s near the
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tri-valley and near san jose. we'll get the low 90s in the mid-afternoon to 4:00. and then the sea breeze is going to turn on, which is going to start to cool things down noticeably for the inner bay come tomorrow. then for the early part of the week, temperatures dropping 20 degrees from today and a chance for showers rolling in wednesday night into thursday. >> and that's look at your weekend forecast. amy? >> bill, thank you. and now to the disappearance of a young woman a soldier at ft. bragg missing for seven days now. kelly bordeaux's family says little progress has been maechltd nbc's mike vuihas the story. >> we don't want the story to fade. we want it to be the first story across the country, that everybody knows we're still looking, that not to give up hope, that she's going to be coming back home.
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>> reporter: she was seen one week ago singing karaoke in the bar. she was last seen with a convicted sex offender. he was arrested friday for failing to report his address. police have questioned holbert at least twice but at this point say he's not a person of interest. police, fellow soldiers, family and friends have fanned out, distributing flyers and following leads, including a two-day search at an area pond that failed to turn up anything sniet gets frustrating for us as an agency. i think the other thing it is it's very frustrating. bordeaux's husband was in florida. he's now there with her family, all gathered to do everything they can to aid in the search. >> trying, you know, praying she comes home safe. >> reporter: kelly's brother refuses to believe the worst.
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>> it's a horrible thing but now you hope she's being held hostage or something somewhere. >> reporter: not giving up hope but after a full week still searching for answers. for "today," mike viqueira, nbc news, fayette, north carolina. coming back we're switching gears. all the things we love about it. first these messages. [ telephone ringing ] i'm going to lunch. those days are gone now. i'm going with her. i don't want to be chicken... i want to eat it.
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let's jump back on the turnpike and head down to philadelphia. >> jenna, good morning again. >> they've got the famous founding father, the famous sports teams, the famous cheese stakes and the rock steps. it became my quest, my mission to figure out what exactly there is to love about philadelphia. ♪ >> reporter: philadelphia, a fanatical city. just look at their mascot, a city brimming with royalty. not that prince, but this fresh prince. a city known for its dynamic electricity. hey, ben franklin was a philly guy. but the most popular resident of all, this bell. this is the famed liberty bell, and despite what you've read on line, i didn't do this. you guys realize this is
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cracked, right? >> we do realize it. it started when we did a test ring. you're looking at the real crack. this one here, happened in 1846 on george washington's birthday. >> getting a new bell, ordering online, not an option? >> not an option. >> wh >> >> reporter: what is an option, friending the bell on facebook and following it on twitter. why not. >> coming to look at bell each day that will never ring again. i've got tell you, a little crazy glue along this sign and you can have it up and running in eight to ten minutes. >> i'll bring that up to my supervisor. >> reporter: now onto another philly institution. about 80 years ago some guys
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chopped up a stakeak, put it on hoagie bun and ordered it up. nothing's changed over the years except for how people order them. >> would do you the whiz whiz without the whiz and order it with onions? >> probably. >> reporter: i did come all this way. do you have like multi-grain wraps? is it something i said? with my appetite still intact, i craved a little taste of history. and when in philadelphia, why not go where the actual founding fathers went for happy hour. city tavern literally right here. and here, everything is pretty much the same as wit was back in 1776. so throw out some name tss of people who have sat at this table. >> george washington, mr. adams, mr. madison, mr. hall.
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>>. >> reporter: name dropper. >> everyone was here. >> you can enjoy some of mrs. washingt washington's favorite desserts. i want to be presidential. i don't want to leave anybody out. now that's what i call the spirits of philadelphia. but there was money more stop before my journey in the city was complete. all right. how many of you guys know what movie these steps are from? what? >> rocky balboa. >> reporter: do you like being from philly? >> yeah. >> best sports teams in the world? yeah. >> reporter: best food in the world? >> yeah. >> reporter: westbest, best, ben the world? >> yeah. >> reporter: do you know what show i'm from? no. >> reporter: nice, guys. the "today" show. et put it here.
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>> reporter: i gave the rocky fans something to remember. on your mark, get set, go. that cheese steak. forget it. i didn't need that cheese steak. ♪ yeah, well, at least i wasn't mel low dramatic about anything. i learn add lot while in philly. the most important thing is a cheese steak will not travel well down the turnpike. cold not bring you one but i could bring you beer. we have thomas jefferson's original recipe, g.w., george washington, alexander hamilton
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and drink, drink, drink, and be merry. >> thing we should drink to the presidents. >> do you remember the time the three of us were in philly and we ran up the steps? >> ever so vaguely. the only thing i remember is i won. >> because you didn't have a krafrp fr cramp from a philly cheese steak. >> i didn't eat all that cheese. we'll walk you through how to build a garden. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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and vegetables. our sara haines found way to let them grow just about anywhere and to bring your gardening to a whole new level. >> oh, mike. there's wood. do you not remember last week? i totally missed. >> i do remember last week, but you can relax because these pieces just snap together very easily. >> like a puzzle? >> like a puzzle. >> reporter: then what is it? >> this is going to be a raised garden bed. ♪ you raise me up >> you can put one of these absolutely anywhere. if you have ph issue, soil issues, you can't get anything to grow, you won't have issues with this. because it's elevated the water is going to naturally drain out of it. you can have one of them, two side by side, stack them on top of each other. this is actually a kit. there's a screw that matches the side of the wood panel.
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you basically slide it in here. ♪ it's hip to be square >> reporter: that was so easy, let's build another one. >> let's do it. >> reporter: that's not where -- >> now, to cap it all off, we add these caps. four simple screws. very simple. i trust you. >> reporter: that was the wrong one. ♪ >> there you go. >> reporter: done. this house is built. ♪ dirty deeds done dirt cheap >> reporter: you want to see my yard trick? >> that's not a good idea. that's like a three stooges movie. >> reporter: it's like playing in the sandbox. i told you that. what is next, mike? >> we have filled our raised
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garden bed wi. now the plant. >> reporter: that's the fun part. what are we planting? >> we focused on flowers last week. this week i thought we'd focus on the gardening part. it's upside down. oh, no. this is actually biodegradable. you put it in the dirt and it becomes part of the soil. you rip the bottom out and roots start growing. because of the side of it you can reach in from any angle and get inside. what it allow dwrous s you to dw them close and that is it. >> reporter: now i have a garden. >> i'm seeing a theme here. it's kind of an italian theme. basil, pepper, tomato. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. i'm hungry. do you want to eat? >> pizza.
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>> reporter: pizza. we're ordering in. i'm not making anything. i made a garden today. >> all right. we'll be right back, but first these messages. afternoon can be.lorful an with certified advice to help us expand our palette... ...and prices that give us more spring per dollar... ...we can mix the right soil with the right ideas. ...and bring even more color to any garden. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. lay down a new look, with earthgro mulch, now three bags for just $10. ♪ [ gong ] strawberry banana!
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all morning jenna has been in philadelphia. >> that's right. we want to know, jenna, how much do you really know about philadelphia? >> reporter: here's the deal. you would think after spending all this time in philly i would know everything there is to know about philly, but i don't. to help me i've gathered to help me with a couple of natives. we'll begin with the founding father. we're going to start with ben franklin. it is ben franklin.
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>> it is indeed. >> reporter: tell me why you feel or you guys are qualified to help me with the knowledge i need to know. >> well, you need to join us as a historic philadelphia incorporated. you can take a tour, raise the flag at the betsy ross house and come in to independence hall after hours with mr. jefferson and me. >> reporter: a lot of activities. >> a lot of activities. >> reporter: let's get this started. i don't know any of the questions or answers just so you know. question number one. >> question number one. what food did i introduce to america. >> reporter: what food did ben franklin introduce to america? i'm going to say cheese steak. is it beer, cheese? >> tofu. >> reporter: really. i dejt know how much i love you. thank you very much. miss betsy ross, what make use fall feed -- we know you're qualified. ask me a question. >> you know i sewed the first
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flag. did not design it but i made a change to the original design. what change did i make to the stars and stripes? >> reporter: i'm going to suggest the pattern of the stars. >> close. it has to do with the stars. george washington wants six pointed stars but after showing him this little trick he changed his mind and allowed me to put five stars on our flag just like that. a star for you. >> reporter: i love it. that is awesome. thomas jefferson, let me talk to y you. >> i was on the committee to write the document. can you name one of the other four men on the committee? >> reporter: i assume this is a trick question. is it lester because he's the hardest working man on
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televisi television. >> he's standing right behind me. >> reporter: betsy ross? >> he. >> reporter: oh, benjamin franklin. can i sign this? shoo yes. >> reporter: there you go. i'm making history. thank you very much. go put that in a museum or something. unfortunately we have to go. the principal of frank ft. high school. we didn't get to you either, but we want to thank you for being part of this. thanks, all you guys. >> thank you. coming up tomorrow on "today," we go behind the scenes. >> bye-bye.
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good morning, i'm kris sanchez. coming up next on "today in the bay," she's leaving our public life behind. nadia locknear says she needs to focus on something else. and trayvon martin could be released any minute on bond now. what he said to the teen's mothers in and father in court. andhe the schoolhere the shooting rampage began is getting ready to reopen. "today in the bay" is coming up.
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good morning. looking live at a very pretty start to the day in san francisco. the sun has been up a half hour, but not feeling quite as warm as it is going to be later just yet. thank you so much for joining us on this saturday. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. he says scorcher. >> summer today for one day in the bay. temperatures this morning, the noldest time of the day is right


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