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good wednesday. happy cinco de mayo. thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. jamie costello is off. he'll be back tomorrow. every wednesday is get back to work wednesday. we give you tips and advice, this week how not to get fired. advice as to how to hang on to your job. and an important interview. this is the 25th year of honoring our fallen heroes. police officers and firefighters who put their lives on the line everyday. we're going to introduce you to a courageous woman and warrior who lost a lot and is doing something with that grief and has turned it into a mission. she's very inspiring. look forward to meeting martha wood. also ahead, super foods. we have a registered dietician,
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katherine brooking, she's going to tell us what we should be eating. all that is ahead, plus we're also going to talk about something many of you love, sugar. now we're moving on to today's hot topic. we're getting a better picture of the accused terrorist behind the attempt to bomb times square. he's talking to investigators. according to abc2 news's tj winnick, the family man from the suburbs turned terror camp trainee told investigators he received bomb making instructions from pakistan. >> reporter: once 30-year-old faisal shahzad was in custody officials say he almost immediately admitted he drove the nissan loaded with explosives into times square last saturday. >> i was never in any fear that we were in danger of losing. >> reporter: the fact is abc news has learned that shahzad almost got away. first an fbi surveillance team actually lost track of him at some point monday. >> actually, i have a message
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for you to go back to the gate immediately. so make the left turn when able. >> reporter: despite being on a federal no-fly list he was arrested late monday night at jfk in new york trying to flee the country aboard a flight bound for dubai. >> clearly the guy was on the plane and shouldn't have been. >> reporter: the 30-year-old suspect is now charged with attempting an act of terror by using a weapon of mass destruction and traveling to the united states to commit an act of terror. >> this was a great team effort. >> reporter: officials say shahzad also revealed he spent more than a month training with the taliban in pakistan which he said provided him with the money to pay for his attempted car bomb attack. >> they had little picnics in the backyard. they were always to themselves. the wife looked happy. >> reporter: neighbors in bridgeport, connecticut, where the suspect lived with his wife and two children say he mysteriously level for pakistan just two months after gaining u.s. citizenship about a year ago. officials in pakistan say they have made two arrests there of people directly connected to
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shahzad. one his father-in-law, another, a person who reportedly traveled to the u.s. to help him with the bomb plot. abc news, washington. >> of course we always want to know what you think. the threat of a major terrorist attack in the united states. on our facebook fan page we posted the following question, with a number of attempted attacks in the past year, is a terrorist attack in the united states inevitable? what do you think? we want your two cents. log on at the facebook fan page. read comments from other viewers and read yours. we'll share some comments throughout the newscast. 9:03, i bet all the comments on the weather would be good. this is our brand new high definition camera in north baltimore. this is a beautiful scene watching the sunrise over the
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full canopy of trees. it's a city that's rather green. the pictures speak for itself. by the way our tv tower in the distance. currently in north baltimore 71 degrees. very light winds and yes, we've had no rainfall today. none for at least a while to be expected. and we have conditions across the area that are looking rather nice. our temperature currently actually matching what we normally should be in the afternoon. on this cinco de mayo 71 the typical high in baltimore. again, we'll surpass that by 10 degrees by this afternoon. records spread from 34 in 1966. 1930, record high of 92. sun was up at 6:04. goes down 8:04. high pressure in control, light winds. this time of year we build up some of the pollution but at least our air quality -- we head outside and try to enjoy this beautiful weather. we're in pretty good shape with the moderate range. in fact all cities from the mid-atlantic, pittsburgh to philly, to richmond and norfolk
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in the moderate category. high pressure in control, light winds. high pressure slides off the coast and we'll have a changeable weather pattern the next few days. we're in pretty decent shape as the frontal boundary still stalled across north/central florida but pushing off the eastern seaboard. we've been watching an easterly wind across the gulf coast, this helps to keep the oil slick just off the florida panhandle and hopefully to help with some of the efforts down there to contain that oil spill. as far as we're concerned the next weather system tries to race in here by tomorrow. high pressure, clear skies. tomorrow, generally a frontal boundary that could get a little active in the afternoon. we showed this model yesterday. it didn't really do anything in the afternoon. most of the rain was kept north of the border in through pennsylvania but this one extends through southern maryland, southeast virginia, spotty shower around baltimore. more stuff contained around philadelphia and up towards new york city but there's that threat of a brief shower tomorrow afternoon. then we clear out again and
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we're in pretty decent shape through friday morning. friday night and saturday different story as cold weather pattern sets in for the mothers' day weekend. 83 today is our 2-degree guarantee. we'll settle back to 59 overnight. tomorrow look for, again, a brief shower possible but not a guarantee in the afternoon. most of the day dry, 82. we'll slip back to 80 on friday. and then a better chance friday night and saturday with showers, 76. knock it to 65 -- i call that a beautiful day but some of you moms might find it chilly, with sunshine. only in the mid-60s. that takes us through monday as well. 9:06. back to you. >> for many women life keeps them from taking care of what is really important. >> i just realized i had forgotten about me. >> ladies, coming up, the ways to find time for yourself while taking care of those you love most. and friday marks an important day in our community for those lost in the line of duty protecting us.
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maryland" at 9:00. take a look at the screen before you go outside. it will be another gorgeous day, blue skies. enjoy that sunshine after "good morning maryland" at 9:00. in the meantime, if you're a woman, whether a mother, wife, daughter, it seems you're always taking care of everyone else. sometimes it's drew true, if you don't take care of your own health things can get out of control. kelly swoope shares some tips on how to take control. >> how are you? >> good, how are you? >> reporter: frankie feels better physically and mentally these days, with the help of her physician she's taking control of her life. >> third son was born. i just realized that i had forgotten about me. >> reporter: two years ago she underwent gastric bypass surgery. >> i weigh half what i used to weigh. my life is completely different. changes everything about your life. it changes what you're willing to do. what you feel like you can do. so it really was a big step in
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taking my life to the next level. i really feel like it gave me back to me. >> reporter: dr. motter says you may not have to do something as drastic as surgery to take control of your life but women need to take better care of themselves. start with getting rid of stress. >> there are things you can do to try to decrease that. you want to do things like keeping your meals and sleep habits healthy. eat lots of fruits and vegetables, try to decrease on high fatty foods. foods loaded with sugar. >> reporter: another idea, find an activity that has some repetitive motion and sound as a relaxation technique. >> praying, it inning, medication -- knitting, meditating, also cycling, like running, on a bicycle. something that gives you positive results. releasing endorphins. >> pulling yourself out of mother, wife, whatever your role is and giving a little time back to yourself.
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it's amazing how much freer and happier you feel. >> reporter: and the whole family will benefit when mom is happier. kelly swoope, abc2 news. >> we're talking about these things because may is national women's health month. one way to take care of yourself is an obvious one, that's diet. one we often overlook. registered dietician catherine brooking is here to tell us about super foods for women. >> i'm here to talk about super foods. as you were saying earlier we all need to take care of ourselves first before we take care of everyone else. i've got great ideas on how to get more nutritional bang for the buck. eat more, weigh less. starting with the whole grains. this is a category we all hear about but there's some grains in there like barley and oats which are my favorite that really help keep us full for longer because of all the fiber. a great way to start the day, oatmeal, like oat fit, has three grabs of fiber a serving. and has omega 3, flax seed, a
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great source of whole grains, 100% whole grain, cholesterol-free. a great way to start the day. remember those whole grains to get in there. that's a great thing to do. fruits and vegetables, i'm a nutritionist, i can't say it enough. we all need to be getting more fruits and vegetables. a great way to get veggies in, i do this, with a simple salad. this can get very boring if you don't have some good toppers. it's all about the toppings. i love to put cheese in there. so look for something like feta cheese. >> good-looking salad. >> yes. and super simple. it has a third less fat and calories than something like cheddar, six grams of protein and all you need is a few crumbles and it gives you a boost of flavor. california avocados, one of my favorites because they actually help to absorb more nutritional value. you get more nutrition per bite. they are in season now. they are a wonderful source of all kinds of nutrients. so california avocado is a
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great thing to put in salads, even sandwiches. >> you always hear they are good for you but also that they are high in fat. >> they have the healthy fat. it's those polyunsaturated fats that are great for the heart. about a fifth of an avocado is a good serving size, only about 50 calories. again, it's a lot of nutrition, it helps you absorb more knew frition from the -- nutrition from the other vegetables. a good thing to add. also finer in there. to keep you full longer once again. beans and le"good again legumes. they are high in potassium, fiber. including soybeans. a research came out recently in the journal of the american medical association on soy which is good news, they found when it comes to breast health soybeans with help to reduce the recurrence of breast
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tumors. you want to look for whole soybeans, like silk light which has a great, source of calcium, vitamin d, omega 3 and good source of protein to help get in the soy intake for the day. last but not least i wanted to talk about calcium and we all want to get our three servings of dairy a day to help get that calcium. look for something like milk of course or yogurt. i'm a huge fan of greek yogurt. this is stony field oikos organic. it has twice the protein and half the sugar of regular yogurt. also comes in great flavors. 110 calories or less a serving. they have flavors like chocolate and caramel. >> it's becoming popular. and it's important for women to get calcium. you can kind of overlook that. >> exactly. most of us should aim for at least a thousand milligrams of calcium a day. comes in about three servings.
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some women may have higher needs than that. it's for bone health. >> what is the one thing we should not even touch? don't go there? >> a lot of the cakes and cookies and candies obviously are big don'ts but i believe thoroughly in moderation. so i never say absolutely not because, let's face it, we all have sweet cravings. good to fill them with healthy sweet things like fruits but once in a while a cookie or cake is ok if it's a special occasion. it's all about moderation. it's all about variety. i say if you're eating well for 85% or 95% of the time, you're exercising right and occasionally you have a slice of cake at a birthday party more power to you. >> registered dietician brooking, thank you. your blog site? >> all registered dieticians are contributing. eatlikeanrd.comm. we will love
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welcome back. in 1986 it started as a way to honor three baltimore county firefighters who were killed in a furniture store fire in dundalk. two years before. now 25 years later the ceremony has honored 85 law enforcement officers, 60 firefighters working throughout our state. our next guest lost her husband. he was a flight officer with baltimore city. in 1998, the helicopter barry wood was piloting crashed as he was pursuing a stolen vehicle. martha wood knows how important it is to honor our local heroes. i'm sorry for your loss but i appreciate you coming in to talk about this. >> thank you. >> tell us about your husband. >> well, barry had started with baltimore city police department in 1971, and he started with a fox trot as they call it which is a helicopter unit. he loved to fly. that was his profession. he loved it. and he was with baltimore city
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police department for 27 years. and at that time he said, you know, why do i bother to retire because i've got the greatest job, i've got great pay, i'm going to have a great pension and i want to continue. he loved what he did. he loved flying, he loved helping people, whether they were on the ground or in pursuit of something or looking for a lost child. so he really loved his job. and, personally, i didn't think i would ever get that phone call. >> i imagine you know there are risks out there but you don't know -- you did, unfortunately, get that phone call. how did you cope afterwards? was there at the time a lot of support in the community? >> enormous amount of support from the police department, baltimore city and specifically the lodge three. they reached out and accommodated my family, came to town, everything.
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f.o.p. three is still very supportive to all of us survivors and whatever we need, they are there. the baltimore city police department is also there. what you go through you have initially the shock, then reality sets in. then you have to decide well, what am i going to do now? based on that it takes some people longer than others. it took me some time to realize what i needed to do but when i did realize that i needed to get out and give support to others that were in the same situation as i. that's where i found my comfort and that's where it was very therapeutic for me. >> that's what may 7th is about. can you you tell us more? >> it's very important to me personally. i'll give you everything i feel in my heart and that is my first ceremony there was 1999. to go and see the outpour of people that remember and honor
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all of the officers and that year when they honored barry it just -- i just had this assurance he will never be foreforgotten. along with that you meet others that have gone through the thinking you were going through at the time. the support and friendship, every year i looked forward to seeing my old friends that i had met through the years. you really don't want to see anyone new but unfortunately it does happen. they try to -- you try to give as much support as you can for them but including the family, friends and fellow officers it's a great time for us to get together and touch base on our lives, where we've been and it's very good to see how eem -- people have progressed and made it thus far and in a positive way. >> this year we're going to be honoring two heroes we've lost. i know you would like to have a year where we're just remembering the past and not honoring anybody who was lost in the past year but let's give
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everyone the information for may 7th. >> on may 7th, the friday, at 1:00, at dulaney valley memorial gardens at the fallen heroes garden, will be a ceremony. usually it's about 1,200 that attend. we encourage the public to come out. it's something that is beautiful. we have our honor guard. we have the mounted police. it's just a great blend of families, friends, fellow officers. people always think of this as for just the survivors but i want to thank the police department and -- i want to think the police department and officers gain something from it. they do. last year it was very rainy. i just went from under the tent to see the honor guard and police officers standing at attention in a downpour of rain. and never moved. that, to me, i said to them
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afterwards, it meant so much because they are out there honoring their fallen heroes and they are out in the rain. an officer said to me that's the least we can do to honor our guys, our police department, our fire department officers and firefighters. it means a lot. it comes a day that there's a lot going on now that people don't understand with the police departments and agencies but to just be very supportive and the fact is they are out there and this ceremony is for the fallen heroes, also honors our active police as well, it shows that the communities honor our police. and that's very, very important right now. >> martha, thank you so much for coming in and telling us all about it. >> thank you. >> i think your husband would be very proud. he's looking down smiling. >> thank you so much. stay with us. coming up next, we're going to get you back to work. we've been telling you getting a new job is tough, you don't want to lose one. the signs to look for so you
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for over a year we've been telling you we want you to get back to work. we've asked to you send us your resume if you're trying to find a job. we select a few of you and give you the chance osell yourself on television. >> greetings, my name is craig davis. i have a desire to join an effective corporate team with room for advancement. i hold a degree in marketing management and have several years of management experience. ranging from insurance claims to call centers and retail. i have experience in forecasting, store development, design and sales. i recently added ups technical expertise to my list of skills. i look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you. >> good morning, i'm carey tamaris, a professional with over 17 years of challenging management
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experience. specializing in commercial and consumer credit analysis, mortgage lending and collection department operations. if you are seeking a credit and collection manager who is a proven leader, understands the importance of rule making, knows how to build alliance was co-workers, organized and detail oriented and as career committed as it takes to achieve total success then please consider what i have to offer. thank you. >> good morning. my name is foster campbell and i live in baltimore city. i am looking for employment in the civil engineering field as a drafter. have i 10 years experience between two civil engineering companies and i am efficient in completing utility drawings. i am currently finishing my degree in drafting and design at i.t.t. technical institute in owings mills, maryland. i am a great team player and work well with others. thank you. >> remember, you can always send your resume as well. e-mail them to bestresumes@abc2news.com. you can log on to our web site
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and see what other resumes are out there. click on best resumes section of the home page on abc2news.com. once you get the job you don't want to lose it. getting fired will only put you in the same boat as job seekers now. a few days ago jamie sat down to find out how to not get fired. here are warning signs. >> reporter: how not to get fired. fenoris pearson says it's more than office politics and brown nosing. great to have you from kalamazoo, michigan, to baltimore. >> thank you. >> now that you're at the top of the ladder you can help us climb the ladder. >> absolutely. >> have you ever been fired? >> no. >> close? >> close. >> tell me about that. >> it was one time where i had encountered an incident with one of our senior executives. i was getting ready to interview him. turned out he didn't want to be in the meeting because he had other things to do. he went pretty irate about being there and started to
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curse me out and swearing at me. i just so happened to hire a young lady who was with me, just hired her, told her about the great things about the company, the value and culture and how great it was. well, she's sitting there and listening to the guy yelling. doesn't look so great. i asked her to leave the office and i explained to this executive that, sir, i don't appreciate you talking to me like that. and my mother never spoke to me like that, i don't want you to speak to me like that. the next day and he -- ended up calling me and telling me he wanted to meet me, to go on a trip. oh, by the way, there will be an announcement tomorrow, mr. pearson as well. i said can you tell me more about it? he said no, you're here tomorrow. next thing i know there's an announcement and now this man is the number two guy in the entire company. >> and you told him off? >> i told him off. next thing you know he ended up inviting me on a trip to go out on a corporate plane with him
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and ended up being the best experience of my life. i thought i was going to get fired. actually, it was a test. >> a test? >> absolutely. >> that's what led to the book. >> i passed the test because i stood up for myself. he shared with me on the plane ride how things really get done in corporate america and wanted me to be on his team. >> you take us in the book. i take it corporate america is nasty? >> it is very competitive. one of the things we talk about in the book is particularly where you think about keeping your job and not getting fired. we talk a lot about the importance of creating your green impact and understanding your green impact and understanding the importance and significance of creating boss value. boss value is really are you doing the things you need to do to help your boss and make him or her look good? if not you're probably going to have a hard time getting their support to promote you. we're talking about your impact on the bottom line.
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what is your contribution to helping the company achieve the strategic and financial goals? >> i'm reading between the lines. it's all about money. >> absolutely. >> you went to eastern michigan? and after that landed your first job? >> i landed my first job at a company called direction financial services. we made checks. >> then? >> i went to motorola from there. and from motorola to dow. >> and founded your own company? >> yes, called global consumer innovation. it's interesting because in the book we talk a lot about understanding the difference between a mentor and sponsor. because of the sponsor, the sponsor is a person that is going to say this is your job. a mentor will be the one that will say, let me coach you, help you, understands what is going on, wearing that suit, things of that nature. your sponsor would say this is your job. because of the sponsor i was able to position myself to help the company start, get off to a start by having dell become my
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biggest and first customer. as i left my company. we had a good situation where it was the right timing for me to move on and because i wanted to start my own company. when i went there i said i want to help you get things off and started. in one of the worst economies ever, and because of the difference between the mentor and sponsor i was able to double my salary. >> you've never been fired. have you fired someone? >> unfortunately, as a senior executive in one of the biggest companies in the world, yes. whenever a u.s. executive gets to a point where those things become easy then you probably should get out of the business of working with people. they are never easy but oftentimes it's required because at the end of the day you have shareholders who expect to turn a profit. if you have people on the team that are not helping you have to make tough decisions.
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>> you also have free advice on-line? >> yes, free advice on corporateclient.net. they can go get the book on amazon.com. >> "how to play the game at the top." thank you for being here with us. >> thank you for having me. for many fishermen, they wait their entire lives hoping to catch the big one. coming up, one fishermen didn't have to wait long in his life. wait until you hear his fish tale. and it seems we all love sugar but need to cut it out. a lesson in sugar sugar coming up. >> crystal is here from wegman's. she said all you have to say it's perfect outside. >> it is. that's about it. the weather is speaking for itself. blue skies, 70 degrees at the top of the hour. 51% humidity, winds calm, barometer rising. signs pointing to good. we'll talk about that mothers' day weekend forecast coming up. [ male announcer ] it's a price that starts low and stays low.
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thousands turned out for the towson town festival. abc news is the official sponsor. ed to -- todd caesar from baltimore ended up winning the big tv. a 46-inch sony tv. congratulations to todd and all those who stopped by our booth. thank you so much. it was great seeing you. stick around. we are always giving away stuff. there's a new fish in the
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aquarium at the bass pro shops? anne arundel county. many freshwater fish are there from local fishermen but as abc news tony marsala found out it's not the fish but the family that made this catch so special. >> reporter: not your typical fish story. not an unbelievable tale about the one that got away, not even your typical fishermen telling the story. earl jenkins is 3three and a half years old. through a partnership with the department of natural resources the bass pro shops at the arundel mills mall put it in the aquarium. >> it's about getting people out and enjoying that tradition of fishing and hunting and whatever it is. in this case it's family. fission and just the -- fishing and just the american story told all over the place. >> reporter: the fish is one pound, eight ounces, broke the previous record set by earl's
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dad. >> i'm happy, i'm proud. it's a record that will last for years. >> reporter: that's right. earl iii caught the record just last year in the same pond in frederick county, a pond not familiar to earl junior. >> i never fished it. i personally never fished and he never told me where it is. >> reporter: in fact earl senior hasn't fished this pond either and he started the tradition years ago. >> as a young boy -- >> i grew up on a boat, grew up in the woods and on the water. it's what i'm going to do with him and my two other boys. >> i can't tell you how many times i reached in and pulled him out of the water. >> he makes me very proud. >> reporter: from a safety pin on a string to a recordsetting family tradition. that's a fish story we can all believe in.
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tony marsala, abc2 news. stay with us. they were down to five. coming up, someone had to go dancing off the stage on "dancing with the stars." which of the two blondes in the bottom two had to take off their dancing shoes? and, sugar and spice, everything nice. not so nice. sugar can actually be our downfall. it's time we get a lesson in cutting out the sugar in our diet. [ male announcer ] it's a price that starts low and stays low.
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a big announcement for "lost" fans. as the series is about to end this month. abc executives say there will be a two and a half-hour series finale on sunday may 23rd, from 9:00 to 11:30 p.m. abc2 news will follow the finale and also jimmy kimmel live will have the entire cast on his show that sunday night. so stay tuned for what is expected to be a huge ending. last night it was two blondes in the bottom two on "dancing with the stars." actress and model pamela anderson and sportscaster erin andrews, found themselves in jeopardy. in the end it was pam and her professional partner that were eliminated. george talks with the satisfied star. >> pamela and damian. >> reporter: pamela anderson
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leaves "dancing with the stars" with five celebrities before her gone and five others still in the competition. she waltzes away a happy woman. >> definitely been a positive experience. a lot of people have said great positive things. who knows what i'll make of all this but, yeah, it's nice. >> reporter: pamela's partner calls her fantastic, grounded. he was thrilled to be paired up with her for the experience. >> i just loved the passion of the dancing. i've been lucky enough to pass it on to pamela. she had never danced before. she did an amazing job. >> reporter: chad called pamela very cool and down to earth. derek says she's really hot and his partner? >> she was just very kind and considerate of other people. the biggest thing i like about her, she kept it real. she kept it like, to herself. she's very simple and she kept it real. what you see is what you get. i respect her for that. >> reporter: what do you think you will miss most?
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>> the cast. the dancers, the friendships. but we'll stay in touch. >> reporter: the judges constantly commended pamela for bringing her characters to life on the dance floor. i thought maybe a sitcom. then i remembered she did that working in a bookstore. >> no more sitcoms. just more fun stuff. i'll find something else. >> reporter: now down to the final five. they will all dance again. two individual dances on monday night. in los angeles, george pinocchio for abc news. we're going to dance into the kitchen. crystal register froming from wegman's. you're talking about a downfall, sugar. >> what we know now the average american is consuming 22 teaspoons of sugar a day and i have this here to show you. it's about an extra 350 calories everyday and because of this the american heart association has now come out
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with a report saying guess what? this is increasing your risk of heart disease. those added calories are adding pounds, increasing your risk for obesity and really putting a strain on our hearts. >> is the issue we don't know where the sugar is? i think anybody who ate five snickers a day would say it's a no-brainer but maybe they are not aware of how much sugar is in the decide? >> sure, my greatest tip is to start looking for where you are adding sugar. what it's all about is the added sugar we're trying to reduce. number one tip, if you can, reduce the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages. everyone thinks of soda, but maybe not so often about the sports drinks and the sweetened tea. but those are also major contributors for added sugar in a sweetened beverage. >> would you say in this instance maybe go for the diet iced tea? >> this is a great -- just tea. like just something something that is just iced tea. no sugar. if you want to add one teaspoon yourself you know you're adding 15 calories and one teaspoon
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rather - >> not the 22. >> exactly. and there's lots of flavored waters. i love flavored sparkling water. just replacing this slowly with something that is just water or just tea. >> what about the substitutes? is it better to put honey or something or splenda? what would you say? >> in terms of artificial sweeteners i would look at it as if i'm going to have a sweet treat -- and i'm a fan of the little coax, i brought one along, a little coke on occasion as a sweet treat. think of it as, if you're going to do an artificially sweetened sweet treat, maybe the same size. still a treat and small serving. >> that's not good for you either. >> we don't want to get used to the ultra sweet flavor all day long or you're having an artificially sweetened treat all day. that's what we want, to taste super sweet things all day and lose our craving our the natural sweetness of real food. second tip, just be smart about the way you're going to add
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sugar. whether it's maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, agave syrup, high fructose corn syrup, all count the same as sugar. so look for it on the ingredient list. if you're going to add the sugar, do it smartly, yeah, add maple syrup to oatmeal or honey to a piece of whole grain bread. if you need one or two teaspoons of real sugar in a smoothie to get yogurt and fruit, it's great. last tip, to eat real food. the earlier segment, just like i would say as a registered dietician, it's about getting fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean meats and fish and enjoying the beauty of the real food and knowing that's the taste we want and the less sugar we're stimulating ourselves with all day long, the better things will taiflt and you won't feel bad about adding a sweet treat.
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i'm all about a perfectly timed sweet treat. it's really a treat. >> would you ever say to somebody, if you're craving something sweet why not try a piece of fruit first? >> exactly. a sweet craving truly is when your body is sending you a signal you need some carbohydrates for energy. i would say take one, before the hand reaches for the super sweet treat, take a step back, look for a piece of fruit, a whole grain or actually a low fat dairy like yogurt. it takes a little longer for that carbohydrate effect but you'll get it and yes, chances are within 20, 30 minutes that sweet craving will go away. >> crystal register comes in once a month. a registered dietician, has great tips, from wegman's. what did you say again about the soda? how much sugar should we be not taking in in? >> to abc2news.com and we'll post the segment for you. thank you. >> thank you. >> you love this weather? >> yes. look at that.
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it's so nice out. stay with us. justin berk will let us know how much longer this is going to last.
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9:55. a beautiful day. megan said it, like san diego so come knock on our door. our time lapse camera looking north from the maryland science center. our hd camshowing a beautiful crystal clear, crystal clear view -- yeah, she's still in the building, blue sky, hardly a cloud to be found. low humidity. warm temperatures. here's parkville middle school, the sun rising over the sky and temperatures responding. here's gwynn oak where the parking lot is filled up and yes, we're looking at just a beautiful green scenery as the lush plants are definitely enjoying the beneficial rain we had recently and really not too much but you know that last storm dropped about a quarter inch in gwynn oak, currently 74 degrees, winds out of the southeast, that really is sort of a moderating effect. the sun is really strong. first week of may, and the sun
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is equivalent to the end of summer in terms of high angle but with the winds coming off of a cooler chesapeake holds us pretty much in check and with high pressure in control now we're pretty much going to hold that as we've got ourselves really the hindrance of any cloud cover. high pressure is sinking air in the atmosphere. and essentially it's going to be a quick mover though. the breeze will pick up tomorrow. next frontal boundary doesn't have a lot of moisture to work with. typically these fronts about be much more energized once they bump into the mountains and great lakes. that is why the energy does seem to stay to the north. this is basically about philadelphia, up the jersey turnpike towards new york. going to get rain tomorrow afternoon, breaks up around baltimore and that is basically the case with these type of fronts, they break north of the border or down the potomac and we miss out in baltimore. tomorrow could be an issue like that. computer models trying to catch up on that thinking but there's a threat we could have a shower. otherwise it gets out in a hurry, looking at a dry thursday night into friday morning. going into the weekend, friday
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night and saturday we could have wet weather. the next system brings in colder temperatures. today 83, sunny and comfortable. just beautiful. as we head in through tonight temperatures remaining 10 to 15 degrees above normal. down to 59 with low 60s downtown and by the bay. we'll push another 80-degree day for tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower but as we head on in through friday we'll pull back to 80. still above normal. mid-70s saturday. best chance of rain would be in the morning. we're dry, at least we expect that, sunny to partly cloudy on mothers' day but highs only mid-60s. so after the 80s we've had that is going to feel chilly but at least for the moms it will be dry. >> it looks like the sun is out most days. looks excellent. >> thank you very much. join us on thursday for "good morning maryland," see you then. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable?
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