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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, august 6th. this morning, a killer caught on tape. >> so, i just take it into my own hands. >> why did that connecticut man shoot ten co-workers? clues from his own call to 911. new details from inside the massive school bus accident on a missouri interstate. this young victim tells us about the student hero on the bus, and moments just after the crash. one of president obama's chief economic advisers announces her resignation, as new job numbers come out this morning. is the administration feeling the pressure? finally, a happy ending to a missing child case for this 5-year-old lost in the woods.
we talk to the father and son who miraculously discover the young boy. so nice to see one of those stories end well. >> we needed that, didn't we? >> we did. and a lot of news out of washington. one powerful woman in. another one out. president obama's nominee for supreme court justice, elena kagan, has been confirmed by the senate. she'll be sworn in tomorrow. but one of his most pivotal economic advisers, christine romer, is resigning. she leaves for personal reasons. but it comes as the administration is under increasing pressure to come up with a new strategy to create more jobs in this tough economy. and a stunning, new development on a story we first told you about here on "gma." this man right here, convicted of running down three people in his car. but he always insisted his toyota was out of control. no one believed him, until all
those acceleration problems with toyota emerged. after three years behind bars, he is finally out of prison this morning. says the first thing he wants to do is show his young children what the word daddy means. his emotional story is ahead. >> so nice to see justice finally served in that case. first, the connecticut shooter in his own word. after killing eight of his co-workers, omar thornton called 911 to explain why he did it. he told the dispatcher he worked at a racist company. calmly explaining what happened. and how he wish he could have, quote, got more people. clarissa ward is in manchester, connecticut, with the chilling tapes. >> reporter: the words of a killer, a mooomar thornton soun calm, after killing eight of his colleagues in cold blood. >> state police. >> yeah. this 911? >> yeah. can i help you? >> this is omar thornton, the shooter in manchester. >> reporter: were taking his own life, thornton called 911, to explain his killing rampage.
>> they treat me bad over here. and they treat all the other black employees bod over here, too. so, i just take it into my own hands. and i wish i could have gotten more people. >> don't try to calm me down. i'm not going to kill nobody. i want to tell my story, so you can play it back. >> reporter: the come and delivered tone of his voice, it was clear he was prepared for this moment. >> where in the building are you? >> i'm not going to tell you. if they find me, everything will be over. >> yeah. are you armed, sir? >> do you have a weapon with you? >> oh, yeah. i'm armed. >> how many guns do you have with you? >> i got one now. and one out in the factory, there. >> yep. okay, sir. >> i'm not going to kill nobody else, though. >> reporter: at a press conference held by thornton's employer, the family-owned company, vehemently denied his account of racial harassment. >> as an employee of hartford distributors, omar thornton was
embraced as a member of our team. >> reporter: meanwhile, previously unreleased 911 tapes have emerged. the terrified pleas for help, pierced with gunshots. >> marissa get out of there. get out. barbara, get out. [ phone ringing ] >> come on. >> 911. 911. >> reporter: in tornton's final moments, the dispatcher desperately tries to keep him talking. >> all right. i guess this conversation is over. i have to take care of business. tell my people that i love them. and i gotta go now. >> reporter: we're hearing, now, from one of thornton's ex-girlfriends. she told the associated pressure that thornton had a history of racial problems with co-workers. and that he believed he was being denied pay raises because of his race. she said he told her, i'm sick of having to quit jobs because they can't accept me. robin? >> all right, clarissa, thank you. the 911 calls, absolutely
chilling. thank you. want to turn, now, to the deadly school bus crash. a crash witnesses say happened in a blink of an eye. turning what was supposed to be a fun-filled field trip into a tragic accident. barbara pinto is in st. james, missouri, with the details for us. good morning, barbara. >> reporter: good morning, robin. school will open early here today. but not for classes. school will open early so this small community can gather and grieve. this morning, we're learning more about what happened in the seconds leading up to that tragic bus accident and about the two teenage victims. 16-year-old jessica brinker was riding on the school bus that crash-landed on top of two trucks. jessica was sitting in back at the point of impact. of the more than 50 band members traveling on 2 buses to an amusement park, she was the only one killed. her family released this statement last night, saying, jessica had asked that all friends in the event of her death, where bright colors to celebrate her short life here on
this planet. and to rejoice on her new life with christ. >> just total shock. it's like losing a member of your family. >> reporter: the other victim, 19-year-old daniel schotts, a former quarterback at the university of missouri. son of a state politician. he was undin the pickup truck, underneath this bus. >> he's a good kid. it will be hard. >> reporter: police say it happened when the bus driver passed another car. >> she was looking into her mirrors, to the left or right. she took her eyes off the road. >> reporter: directly in her path, the pickup truck had slammed into a tractor-trailer. the bus slammed into his pickup. the bus behind it, slammed into the first. >> i looked out the window. we heard a big bang. and i saw a tire fly by. >> reporter: the diesel fumes had fear that the bus was about to explode. >> a lot of people were really injured and needed help getting out. >> reporter: the injured were rushed to area hospitals. the most critical, air-lifted by
helicopter. >> our thoughts go out to the family that lost a loved one. >> reporter: according to witnesses, the buses were not equipped with seat belts. under tough, new federal guidelines, they're not required to install them. >> we transfer kids to and from school. and for the most part, we do it incident-free every day. >> reporter: investigators tell us, it could be weeks before they know exactly what caused the crash. robin? >> all right, barbara. thank you very much. and joining us now is 16-year-old audrey hofer, on the first bus involved. we see you have a cast there, audrey. is it a sprain? >> yeah. it's just a sprain. >> and how are you feeling this morning. >> okay. i'm really sore. but just glad to be okay. >> i'm sure that you are, hon.
can you tell us what happened, right before and right after the accident? >> well, right before the accident, no one really thought anything of it. we were just sitting around, talking. we were all really excited about going to six flags. >> and then, when the accident occurred, you said it was like being on a rollercoaster. of course, not the fun type of rollercoaster. what happened when the accident occurred? >> it was, all of a sudden, you just jolted forward. and people were screaming. it was just really scary. >> and i understand there was a classmate, megan, who was getting everybody as calm as could be? >> yeah. she was amazing. she got everybody calm. and she got us all organized. and she had us all organized so that we could get off the bus. and we wouldn't have been able to get off without her. >> oh, my. >> and she was checking on everybody and making sure everybody was okay. >> and you had some good
samaritans also. one man hopped on the bus. and there were others outside the bus, because you were so high up. you couldn't see the ground, right? >> right. we were so grateful that good samaritans came and helped us out. we wouldn't have been able to get out. especially the man who came into the bus. without him, we wouldn't have been able to get some of the more wounded girls out. and that was amazing that he actually came and helped out. and i want to say thank you to everyone who helped us. >> i'm sure they appreciate your gratitude. could you smell the fumes? was that also causing a little panic? >> all you could smell throughout the bus was diesel. and that caused a bit of panic. luckily, megan was keeping us calm and keeping us focused on trying to get out. >> i know that you know the young woman who had just turned 16, too. jess brinker. can you talk about your friend? let us know what type of person she was?
>> she was an amazing person. and a great friend to anyone who met her. she was extremely brilliant. and she was just one of those people that just lit up the room. >> oh. well, audrey, our hearts go out to you and everybody. and we just really appreciate you being with us this morning. and please give everybody our best. you take care, all right? >> all right. thank you very much. >> thank you, audrey. >> george? >> okay, robin. thanks. now, to washington, where a top economic adviser of president obama announced her resignation last night. christina romer will step down as chair of the economic council in november. and we get more this morning. jon karl is in washington. washington advisers insist this is a pure coincidence, that this resignation has been in the works for some time. >> reporter: that's right. and this is for absolutely personal reasons. she's going back to california to her old job, as professor of
economics at the university of california at berkeley. and she is going back in time for her son to go to high school. but this is a top spokesman for the president's economic policies, especially the stimulus. she met with him every day over the last year and a half. and if you consider the departure last week of peter orszag, it's the second member of his team to be gone in a week. >> there's some talk, jon, that she could be in line to replace janet yellen, the federal reserve board member in san francisco. >> reporter: that's right. that would be the presidency of the bank in san francisco. i'm told she's a top candidate for that job. it's not open, though. ye yellen has to be confirmed. >> big day for elena kagan. we have something of a new normal here. her confirmation was never really in danger. yet, at the end, it was a relatively close run. >> reporter: it was. first, a big victory for the
white house. this is the second supreme court nominee they've had confirmed in a year's time. but it was a very partisan vote. only five republicans voted for her. in fact, george, only two justices in all of american history were confirmed by closer votes. >> and even scott brown, the massachusetts senator, who introduced her to the senate, voted against her. >> reporter: that surprised a lot of people. >> the senate's going home. house went home last week. they'll be off for a few weeks before labor day. but they finished with a flurry of activity. >> reporter: you had the $26 million aid to states. $600 million bill for border security. con firped the new national director of intelligence. they did more in the past week than the previous two months. >> they go home to face the voters. jon karl, thanks very much. now, juju chang has the rest of the morning's news. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with word that osama bin laden has a new top lieutenant who knows the united states quite well. the fbi says 35-year-old adnan
zami is in charge of planning global attacks for al qaeda. he lived in the united states for 15 years, making him if first al qaeda leader so intimately familiar with american society. he has been accused of plotting to blow up the new york subway system. this comes 1 day after the u.s. charged 14 people, including 2 minnesota women, for recruiting americans for a somali group with ties to al qaeda. the u.s. attorney general says the muslim community has been invaluable during the investigation. and there's new concern al qaeda may be extending its reach into the persian gulf, which sees 40% of the world's oil shipments. investigators believe it was terrorists who attacked a japanese oil tanker there last month. the pentagon is demanding the website wikileaks hand over all documents in its possession, including those it hasn't published. the website reportedly has a file 20-times larger than the one it released last month, containing secret reports about
the afghan war. and a somber day of remembrance today, marking 65 career years since the u.s. dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima, ending world war ii. the city held its biggest memorial yet. and for the first time, a u.s. diplomat attended the ceremony. now, baseball. it might be the greatest catch you'll ever see. watch. japanese outfielder, akamatsu, leaps to the outfield wall, pulling in what would have been a home run, right? the so-called spider-man catch is quickly becoming a youtube hit. spidey powers, right? >> he was robbed. >> very good. >> where are those wires? >> juju, thanks so much. let's get out to central park. that's where we find sam champion for our big concert coming up. good morning, sam. happy friday. >> happy friday. and the feeling in the park, very chill. this is party in the park with john legend today. we're all easing into the
weekend. eat's beautiful. let's get to the boards. colin has made a return trip to the tropical storm list. and just in time for the hurricane center to look at the season so far and say, we're going to downgrade the season just a little bit. but it will still be 20 storms they expect, main storms, that is still above normal as we get to the peak of the season, the end of august and the beginning of september. with colin, this thing will pass just to the west of bermuda. any significant change in this, or a minor change in this path, would leave a tropical storm over bermuda by the time we get into saturday. clearing on sunday, does not appear to be a threat to the east coast. what is a threat, are the storms. yesterday, d.c. went through bad storms. the storms in raleigh, columbia, atlanta. it is gorgeous behind all of that, from chicago to new york city.
"good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. we're still dealing with some clouds. we've got the mugginess this morning but it should get better as the winds shift. we're still hot as the humidity drops 92 degrees. we'll slip back into the mid- 60s overnight and weekend looking nice. 87 and mostly sunny to partly cloudy on sunday with lows in the mid-60s to near 70. we're back with the mid-90s by the middle of next week. and everybody gets a gift on
this friday. most of the nation has dropped below the triple-digit club. dallas is one of the few exceptions. they're up to 103 today. it is gorgeous, gorgeous in the park. robin? george? >> we can't wait to join you out there, sam. thank you. now, a stunning development in a story abc news broke earlier this year. a minnesota man has won his freedom after years in prison. thanks to those widely-publicized problems with accelerators in some toyota cars. the man always insisted his foot was on the brake of his toyota during a fatal crash. it's an emotional story. david muir has it for us. >> reporter: a horrific crash. three people in the other car died. as you know, the driver had always insisted he couldn't stop his toyota. brian ross and his team broke the story here on "gma" months ago. and this morning, that driver is free, waking up with his wife and young children for the first time in three years. koua fong lee is now a free man. years after being convicted on charges of vehicular
manslaughter, after a deadly 2006 car crash that killed three people in st. paul, minnesota. the day of the crash, lee was on his way home from church with his family. when his 1996 toyota camera crashed into another car at a red light. police say he was going between 70 miles an hour. koua fong lee always said he was trying to break. first talking to "good morning america" from behind bars. >> i stepped on the brake. and nothing happened. and i yelled to my family, brake. brake's not working. >> reporter: with the flurry of cases of sudden acceleration in toyotas, first brought to light by abc news, the case was reopened. prosecutors offered a plea deal, telling lee he could be freed. but still as a convicted felon. and with more than a decade of probation. he said no. >> he'd rather do the time, than admit to something he knows he didn't do. and he had the courage to say, i'll stay here before i do that. >> reporter: but then, just yesterday, the judge announced
there should be a new trial. and soon after, the prosecution announced -- >> the prosecutor just announced she's not going to pursue more charges. >> she did? >> she did? >> reporter: lee is now a free man. speaking to us, before being reunited with his four, young children. >> the first thing i'm going to do is to talk to them. and to get to know them, play with them. and also, want them to know me, that i am their daddy. i will -- i will teach them what is the word daddy means. >> reporter: all the while, when we were talking with him last night, his wife holding his hand there. even the victims' families from the other car, backed a new trial for mr. lee. an attorney for that family telling abc news, they supported lee's motion for a new trial. they don't believe he has any culpability in this matter. and talking to mr. lee last
night, he told us, he still prays for the victim's family, now that he's out of prison. you see him with the children there. he wants to teach them who their daddy is all over again. >> and for the victims' family to realize, it was not his fault, too. that has to give him some peace. >> reporter: and they helped him with the fight all along. >> he showed them what a daddy is, by standing up for what is right, not backing down at all. coming up, the unbelievable rescue story of a 5-year-old boy missing overnight in a state park. a frantic 18-hour search turned up nothing. and these father and son heroes save the day. how did they do it? we'll talk to them in a "gma" exclusive. [ male announcer ] this is america.
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wear not completely done yet. we've got a hazy sky in baltimore and temperatures still muggy in the mid-70s. 73 pasadena and centreville right now eastern shore at 77. big storms blew through last night this morning. watch it just enhance along the i-95 stretch through baltimore and d.c. behind it, the winds will shift. we'll get into that late morning to early afternoon. the muggy start will give way to a breeze. we're still back to 92. a hot day back to near normal today with lows near 65 degrees. check it out, tomorrow skies mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the afternoon with a seasonable high of 87. let's see what's happening on the roads right now. alexis? >> reporter: thank you, justin. traveling 97 northbound we've got no reports of delays or incidents. you should find all travel lanes up to speed. westbound 50 also looking good
toward the district. this is 95 corridor south of the beltway running incident free at this time. taking a look now at our maps. we've got downed trees in phoenix, maryland at old york road at paper mill road. you want to use caution there and find a detour. we still have that burst water main in arbutus causing delays there this morning. you want to stay with us. we've got jamie costello with the top stories next.
eight weeks from now, the $89 million hollywood casino will be open for business. the news time is 7:27. the casino plans to start installing the first of its 1500 slot machines today. many restaurants, hotels and other businesses hope the new casino will also mean big business for them. with 350 new jobs at the casino, the new venture could be promising for perryville. >> it'll put us on the map.
perryville will be on the map. >> hollywood casino recently moved up its suspected opening date to september 30th. the ravens will practice at m & t bank at noon tomorrow. it's free and open to all. this may be even better than the governor's race. the ravens are now conducting an online vote. would you lake to keep the current ravens fight song or bring back the colts fight song with ravens lyrics? evidently the current song never caught on but everyone can still hum the colts fight song. what do you think? vote and we'll see. tonight will be a lot of fun and games out there at camden yards. aaa is helping celebrate the back to school season. so watch them tonight play the chicago white sox at 7:05. aaa will be out there to teach families about traffic safety. we'll also have activities including post game fireworks. so fans, if you are 14 years and younger, you will get a
in another week of so much sad news about missing children, finally a happy ending. this little 5-year-old was reported missing in a state park in oregon, near the same place where kyron horman disappeared. rescue teams searched for 18 hours. couldn't find him. but this father and son duo, they did. in a moment, you're going to meet these real-life heroes and hear their miraculous story in a "gma" exclusive. tgif. >> that's a happy way to start the weekend. but the little boy looked pretty tired. >> it is kind of early. good morning, everyone. hope you have fun plans for the weekend. >> also this morning, why would the daughter of a former new york city mayor, major
politician, rudy giuliani, a harvard student, carrying more than $300 in her pocket? we're going to look at this baffling case. and it's a first for -- she calls herself, the second lady of the land. dr. jill biden stopped by to tell us what it was like to make her television acting debut. and a subject matter very close to her heart. >> big step out for the second lady. >> it is. we want to get right to the 5-year-old boy who disappeared in an oregon state park. isaak benjamin glenn, was missing on wednesday. and a father/son search team stepped in. mike von fremd has the story. >> reporter: it was another terrifying report, broadcast over the oregon air waves. >> they are looking for a 5-year-old boy, who is lost. >> reporter: 5-year-old isaak glenn, had wandered into the woods wednesday afternoon. no sign of the boy through the night. the fbi and 25 trained searchers, started combing the
rugged campsite. everyone feared another family was about to endure the torment of 7-year-old kyron horman, still missing in oregon. or worse. the two toddlers who disappeared in arizona in the last two weeks. one dead, the other still missing. but by midafternoon thursday, amazing news. >> i got lost in the woods. >> we couldn't be happier. i mean, part of our heart was gone. and it's back, now. >> reporter: parents say the media attention helped bring their son home. pete beryl briefly lost his own son in the same campground. so, the father and son drove 90 miles to help. >> we heard the response and realized it was him, we were pretty excited. >> reporter: miraculously, they found isaak, and returned him to his mother. now, the two strangers share an unbreakable bond. >> the dad knew how it felt. and knows the area. got his son in the truck. and searched.
and they found him. >> reporter: this is a moment of pure joy. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news. and joining us now from eugene, oregon, are pete barrell and his son, mason, who found 5-year-old isaak glenn. well done, gentlemen. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> take us back to that moment. you're 90 miles away. what made you just jump in the car? >> i made the article aboin the local newspaper, about the missing boy. and i have mason here. and being a father, inspired me to do something to help. and my son and i are familiar with the coast range here. hiking and camping and being out in those landscapes. we thought, let's go over there and see if we can help. >> as we heard, you had the experience in the past of losing mason briefly. >> well, right. for a few hours, a number of years ago, when mason was 4 or 5, we lost him in the high cascades here. in a small way, i would sympathize. i could understand the feelings
of the parents who were involved here. knowing there were parents out there in need of help, we decided just to get out there and do what we should. >> mason, did your dad have to convince you? or were you pretty eager to go? >> i was pretty eager to go. he called me in the morning and asked me if i wanted to come with. and i said yes. >> so, you guys get to the campsite. get to the park. tell us what happens next. >> well, we got to the park and checked in with -- actually, state trooper scott salisbury, an old friend of mine. i saw him there. checked in to see if there was anything we could do to help. he suggested we head north down the highway and check out side creeks or roads. and just see what we could find, areas that the rescuers hadn't searched yet. so, we went north. we went up this one creek, big creek. about a half mile. and we were working the creek bed, walking in the creek. and this is very thick, old growth forest areas. eventually, at one point, we're calling isaak's name.
and we got a response. it was like a miracle. we couldn't believe it, really. >> what did you hear? >> so, we called -- well, we called. and i think he shouted, i'm here or something. and so, we shouted again. sure enough, he responded again. and he was way up a very steep hillside. thick forest hillside. we had to go through a creek, through some mud wetlands and up this hillside to get to him. mason reached him first. and we -- you know, we talked to him. tried to just calm him down. be friendly. the little guy had spent the night in the woods. so, he was pretty terrified. but he wasn't crying. he was wide-eyed. but we were strangers. we just calmed him down. and i put him on my back and carried him off the mountain and brought him back. >> mason, what did he say when you saw your face? >> he initially asked us who we were and how we knew him. we told him we were friends of his parents. and we were here to help him. and that, you know, we basically wanted to keep him talking and
keep him relaxed. just make him feel comfortable with us. >> what did he say happened? >> well, he said he wandered off. and that he went through the woods. and he spent the night in the forest. and we asked if he slept. he said he did sleep. but when it became light, he woke up. and he was in incredibly thick forest. it's amazing he got to where he did. >> how do you think he did? you guys were down in the creek bed. and you said he was way up on the ridge. how could he have gotten up there? >> he had gone up and over quite a mountain and through a couple creeks to get to where he was. he had traversed some amazingly steep, amazingly thick old growth, coastal landscapes. >> well, thank you for sharing that story. thank you for thinking so quickly to get on the highway, get to that park and save that boy. you guys are real heroes this weekend. eat's a pleasure to talk to you. >> well, thank you, george.
>> thank you. have a good weekend. it's time, now, for the weather. sam champion out in central park. >> hey, george. get ready. it is a fantastic weekend. but it is still a little humid. the drier air doesn't get here until later. somebody's birthday. who is it? >> lexie. >> from where? >> tucson. >> lexie, you're wearing your fine "gma" gear. we appreciate that. it's fine, high-quality gear. you wanted the hat, as well. we're going to give you that "gma" hat. where are you guys from? >> from texas. >> and we're all getting ready for a little john legend. already been on stage, a little warmup for everybody here. come on in. we can squeeze you in. but come on in to the park for the party in the park on friday. we want to get to the boards. that's how much nicer it will be in the northeast. pleasant, yeah. but look at the 90-degree temperatures in new york and d.c. it's not as rough as yesterday. yesterday, you had to swim through the air.
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and now, the latest in a case that has a lot of people asking, why did she do it? caroline giuliani, arrested for shoplifting makeup at a store here in manhattan. obviously, the daughter of former mayor, rudy giuliani, has the money to buy what she wants. so, what was she thinking? here's dan harris. >> reporter: this morning, we're learning more about caroline giuliani's mystifying behavior in that manhattan beauty supply store. police say they were called to sephora wednesday, and showed videotape of caroline shoving $100 worth of products in her pocket, even though she had $320 in their possession. once the store managers find out who they called the cops on, they refused to press charges. which means this case may go away. >> when your kids get in
trouble, you do what's natural. you try to protect them. and i think this is a private mat they're the giulianis have to work through. >> reporter: it is yet another family matter, for a family whose dirty laundry has been aired publicly so many times. caroline watched her parents' nasty divorce play out in tabloids. her mother, donna hanover, reportedly found out her husband was filing for divorce, when he announced it in a press conference. >> donna and i lead, in many ways, independent and separate lives. >> there was huge conflict between donna hanover and rudy giuliani at the time. so, i'm guessing, fights were echoing throughout gracie mansion. >> reporter: there had been some incidents with caroline, including the revelation, in the middle of her dad's presidential campaign, that she was a member of barack obama's facebook group. and reports that she had shunned her famous last night, going by caroline rose g. on facebook.
but the new incident is an order of magnitude more embarrassing and puzzling. why such an accomplished, young woman with plenty of cash, would break the type of law her father made his name by cracking down on. for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. for more on this, we're going to talk to terry real, who is a family therapist. and joins us from boston. terry, this is not an unusual case. we have seen this before. >> right. winona ryder and other folks. this is a -- it's an interesting situation. we know that 50% of the people who shoplift are educated professionals who have the money. it's not a question of needing what they're doing. it's a question of other factors. >> and what are those other factors, terry? >> well, there are a number of them, robin. there's the thrill of getting the thing. you know, shopping is, in itself, a big lift. when americans were asked what
gives you a lift? shopping and dining out for the two top on the list. and then, there's also the sense of getting something for nothing. it's like a good sale on steroids. and then, there's the thrill of breaking the rules. so, you put all those together and it's a pretty heady combination. >> you're right about that. when people heard about this, a lot of folks said, is this a cry for help from caroline? what do you think? >> i think you have to ask that, particularly when it's a young person, a teenager or young adult. whenever anybody does something very publicly is dysfunctional, leaving pot on dad's night stand or getting arrested for shoplifting, you have to ask yourself, is there a message here that i'm unhappy? or that the family's unhappy? is there a sense that things are rotten in denmark. this could very well be a cry for help. >> it could also be a message that she's holding some hostilities still toward her father? >> you know, i never met caroline. so, i certainly don't know.
but you got to ask yourself, is it a coincidence that a child, so publicly breaks the law. and the father, his whole career, is based on being a law and order prosecutor. that's quite a coincidence. there may be a message to dad here. there may be a sense of i'm sticking to my own territory. caroline made a lot of headlines by backing obama when her father was running for president. so, as a therapist, i might ask some questions about is there a message here? >> and as a therapist, what would you recommend for them? >> well, you know, every crisis is an opportunity. if this were my child, i would definitely get a family therapist involved. i would do one or two evaluations. this would be an opportunity for daughter and father to put their cards on the table and force some reconciliation. >> also, terry, the store has decided not to press charges. could this possibly make it easier for caroline and her family to excuse her behavior, which could be dangerous?
>> i think that it's good fortune for caroline and her family. i think the important thing to let viewers know is it's very unusual, that across america, stores usually have a blanket policy that, if you're caught, you will be prosecuted. and i think, particularly young adults and young americans, need to understand that, if you do something that may seem like a lark at the time, you could really get yourself into a world of trouble. this is a very serious manner. >> it absolutely is. terry real, thank you so much. have a good weekend. >> thank you. and still ahead, it's the summer of celebrity weight loss. how are they doing it? we'll tell you their secrets. [ male uncer ] mix it.
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still be hot but more comfortable at 92 degrees. our two degree guarantee. we should be storm free. lower eastern shores could get clipped with a shower. tonight we drop down to 65. starting off the weekend in fine shape. 87, a seasonable high with a sunny to partly cloudy sky. the rest of the weekend we'll climb back up to 88 on sunday and then the 90s return next week. here's alexis to get you back to work. >> reporter: thanks, justin. we have reports of debris on the roadway on the inner loop near route 702. also congestion eastbound i-70 between the pa paps coe river bridge and beltway. taking a look at the cameras now around the beltway. no problems to report on the topside. both the inner and outer loops are running incident free. taking a look at our maps now. we still have that disabled vehicle in edgemere. inner lap at north point road on the right shoulder. then the downed tree old york
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♪ let's go to the park what a perfect friday. sunlight filtering through the trees. a very excited crowd here here for john legend and the roots. they're coming up this morning. part of our summer concert series. >> it's so appropriate that they're album is named "wake up!" we're happy you're with us this friday morning. we're going to talk weight loss this half hour. on cue. eve seen a lot of the
celebrities that are dropping weight. drew carey, 80 pounds. >> bill clinton, for chelsea's wedding. >> he dropped a lot of weight. the list goes on and on. people are going, how are they doing that? >> find out in just a few minutes. also, you had a chance to interview the second lady of the united states, jill biden. a little surprising. acting debut for a cause that's dear to her. and we're going to have food, as well. if you look that way. rocco dispirito is right over there. oh, i think this part of the crowd got left out over there. some low-calorie, high-taste food on the grill for us. not at all. all that coming up. let's get back to times square and our juju chang. good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin. please, save some food for me. i appreciate that. we begin with the most important report on the monthly economy. it's due out this morning.
and it's not expected to be encouraging. analyst expect to here that another 65,000 jobs were lost in july. some growth in the private sector was apparently not enough to overcome the loss of more census jobs. experts believe the unemployment rate ticked up a bit to 9.6%. one of president obama's top economic advisers is resigning. the white house says christina romer wants to return to teaching. she's the second member of the president's economic team to step down in the last month. newly-confirmed supreme court justice e ralena kagan wi be sworn in tomorrow. she will be the third woman to serve on the current court, and the fourth ever in its history. well, there's a new man in charge of planning attacks for al qaeda. the fbi says adnan shukrijumah, lived in the u.s. for 15 years. and is the first al qaeda leader so familiar with american society. he's been wanted since 2003 and is charged with plotting to attack the new york subways. think the heat here is bad?
look at moscow today. it's 104 degrees. relentless heat has sparked wildfires, blanketing the city today with dense smoke and smog. people are wearing masks. and flights are being rerouted because visibility is less than 50 yards. and the first lady's summer in spain. michelle obama may be taking heat for her vacation with her 9-year-old daughter. but as yunji de nies shows ushgs us, the spanish cannot get enough of her. >> reporter: they strolled the plaza in marbella. michelle and sasha obama are making a splash in spain. >> translator: she's very beautiful. very nice. i couldn't see more, though, because the whole world is waiting. >> reporter: wherever they go, the press follows. >> michelle obama. >> michelle obama. >> michelle obama. >> reporter: they're traveling with old friends from chicago. all staying at this five-star
resort. its website boasts lush gardens and luxurious suites. >> it's a private trip. and is being paid for that way. >> reporter: she's not the first first mom to jetset with her daughter. hillary clinton brought chelsea around the world. jenna bush joined her mother in africa. abc's ann compton covered it all. and says, there's value to these visits. >> whether they're sitting on a beach or meeting with a king in a palace. it is bringing forth the american culture, the american people, representing the united states of america. it's never really just vacation. >> reporter: america's littlest ambassadors have toured russia's kremlin, rome's coliseum. even met with queen elizabeth. on sunday, mother and daughter will lunch with the spanish king and queen, a royal finish to this summer vacation. for "good morning america," yunji de nies, abc news, the white house. >> i love the way the spanish say michelle obama. it's the news at 8:04. time for the weather and
sam. sam, it's a great crowd out there. >> juju, it is. [ cheers and applause ] everybody already knows that every friday in the summer, you have to spend it with "gma" in central park. whether you're from new york or just visiting. some of us will kick back all summer long. others will raise $31 million for cancer research. tell me about the ride. >> we're riding for pan-massachusetts challenge this weekend. it's up to 190 miles. there's ten, different routes. over 5,000 riders and 3,000 volunteers. >> i can raise money with ten miles? >> you can. actually, no. you can raise it up to -- i think it goes -- the shortest route is 47 miles, i think. >> oh. i'll build up to that next year. but this is all happening this weekend. and you guys have been hugely successful. how long has it been going? >> it's been going since 1980. >> amazing, huh? makes me feel like i should get off the couch. let's get to the board. we'll show you exactly what's
going on. we'll start with the forecast for the ride, as a matter of fact. this weekend in boston, saturday, gorgeous. sunday, a few extra clouds. 79 degrees and light winds. that's exactly what you want to ride your 110 miles. 140 miles. here's a look out toward the west, by the way. it is co if you want to donate, the url.
>> pmc.org. >> thanks. george? >> thank you, sam. all kinds of celebrities, losing all kinds of weight this summer. the current issue of "people" magazine shows the big names losing big pounds. and andrea canning got the skinny on how they did it. >> reporter: the sun is out this summer. but it's the stars everyone can't stop staring at. newly slimmed-down celebrities are around everywhere you turn. >> i'm a new person on the inside. and the outside. >> reporter: actress sara rue shared her weight loss with "people" magazine. she dropped 50 pounds and 4 dress sizes, by pounding the pavement, following the jenny craig program for eight months. >> i didn't do it overnight. i genuinely feel if i can do this, anybody can do this. i have been dealing with weight issues my whole life. it wasn't like, i gained a few
pounds. >> reporter: funnyman drew carey made it look easy. he dropped the junk and dropped 80 pounds. going from a size 44 to a 33. >> he traded in bread and soda for healthy snacks. >> reporter: president clinton turned to a vegetarian diet and got people noticing the father of the bride. >> congratulations on the weight loss. you hit your goal. and you look very svelte, i might add. >> reporter: the proud dad surpassed chelsea's orders to lose 15 pounds for her wedding, dropping 23 pounds. tv dad, john goodman, also far exceeded expectations, after he recently showed off his new body to david letterman. >> you lost some weight? >> yeah. >> do you have a target weight you can hope for? >> 30 pounds. >> reporter: try 100 pounds. goodman went from 386 to 286 pounds. >> john goodman gave up drinking three years ago. he works out three times a week. >> reporter: jennifer hudson also reached her personal best.
the oscar winner, featured on the cover of "instyle makeover" today. the new mom went from a size 16 to a 6, through weight watchers. >> i've never been this size in my adult life. >> it wasn't necessarily all about weight. she's trying to focus on being healthy. and she wants to be an inspiration to other young moms. >> reporter: they may be stars. but anyone can follow their simple advice. exercise, eat right, and be patient. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news, new york. >> so, how can you do this, too. for more on this, we're joined by kerry glassman, a registered dietitian. and there seems to be a gender divide. the men seem to lose weight by cutting out entire categories of food. the women, portion control. >> i want to also say, when we hear it a celebrity, like drew carey cut out the carbs and soda. he didn't cut out all the carbs. that doesn't mean he's not
eating portion control. maybe whole grain bread. he's probably having fruit and yogurt. he maybe was eating bowls of pasta before. we have to take that with a grain of salt. in general, it's really different for everybody. what works for you. >> how do you decide what does work for you? >> you want to look at your personal diet history. most people out there have their own little story to tell. you have to look at what has worked for you and what hasn't worked for you. if portion control frozen meals have led you to overeat later on because you weren't satisfied, that's not the right way to go for you. you want to look at your personality. do you need real structure? or are loose guidelines better for you? you have to look at your history and what has worked and what hasn't. >> what works for you in your 20s and 30s, might not work for you in our your 40s and 50s. >> we do all need carbohydrates, protein and fat. we need all three, yes. >> do men and women end up
losing weight differently? you look at the pictures. everyone looks fantastic. but the men look more drawn. >> that depends on how much weight you have lost. we can't pick and choose where we lose it from. when we lose weight and fat, we're losing it all over. and you store some fat in your face. when you lose fat in your face, and you lose it from your thighs and abdomen, you're going to lose, that fat in your face. times it makes you look younger. it's taking away some of the wrinkles. that's why when we see men with the dramatic weight loss, like bill clinton, he looks a little bit thin in his cheeks there. and some people are saying he looks a little older. i think he looks great. >> he lost a lot of weight very quickly. we know you should consult your doctor before you diet. >> what i say, is for anybody out there, you want to look at what you're doing on a daily basis that you can change consistently. but still get a lot out calorie-wise. if you go to a deli every day for lunch and order a soda, change that soda to club soda. and right there, you can lose 15
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[ cheers and applause ] good times here in central park. everyone getting ready for john legend and the roots. but we're way over here. we're being tempted by the smells.re way over here. rocco dispirito will be cooking for us. did i go slow enough to get you all on camera? you have to keep them happy, folks. you got to keep them happy.
no doubt you heard about life imitating art. well, this weekend, it's going to be the other way around. this sunday, on "army wives," the wife of vice president joe biden, dr. jill biden, will be starring. making her television debut. she will be starring as herself, doing something she's very comfortable with and does in real life. that's talking to and inspiring military families. yesterday, i got a chance to talk to her when she stopped by our studio. this is a big first. >> it was. >> were you nervous? >> i was a little nervous. i had never done any acting. i had never done any theater in school. so, yeah. it was a big deal. >> but you had to be comfortable with the subject matter. it's something very close to you. >> our son, beau, is in the da da army national guard. we are a military family. so, i feel very comfortable with other military families. >> beau is back from iraq. when he was there, i read somewhere that you said, you would be up doing a little
something. and just the thought of him would catch you. >> never left my thoughts. never left my mind. and i think that's what all the military families who have loved ones deployed are going through each and every day. and i think, when i visit them, when i talk to other moms, i think they know that i understand what they're going through. >> uh-huh. >> and i think it's a real connection. >> so, it was really natural for you to be a part of this. >> yes. >> this would be the part of the interview, where i say roll tape. >> okay. >> jill biden in "army wives." >> one of the things i value most about my role as second lady, is the opportunity to visit with military families. i'm here to listen to whatever is on your mind. i want this to be an open conversation. and i hope you'll feel comfortable sharing your stories, the good ones and the challenging ones. >> well, this isn't like me, dr. biden. but for once in my life, i am speechless. >> i think we all are. >> i'll get the ball rolling.
we all know how much stress our soldiers endure. but i think it's safe to say it's a big problem for the families, too. >> when to tell our kids about deployment. and when to tell them. >> and there's the stress when they're gone. and worrying about them every day. >> i know that feeling. the important thing is to realize you're not alone. and when you need help, say so. >> and that is a big issue, for a lot of families. dr. biden, what do you think is the biggest misconception about what military families are going through? >> well, i think probably other families who aren't military don't know the stresses that are involved with having a loved one deployed. there's the issue with the children. you know? they move quite often. and then, they have to go into a new school district. and i think it's hard on a marriage. and so, i think there are many stresses. and that's one reason why michelle and i, our first lady, are trying to wage a national campaign to make americans aware of the lives of military
families. >> what are your discussions about? >> there's only 1% of americans who are serving. but we really do need 100% of americans to support them. and that's what we're asking americans to -- you know, to just commit to a small act of kindness. >> i'm very proud to say, my father was a part of three wars. and i remember when he was away in vietnam, we had to move off-base to a home. and the neighbor would help cut the yard. >> yeah. >> and that was just huge. >> that's a perfect example. and that's what we're asking americans to do, to take over a plate of cookies. or take over a movie and some popcorn on friday night. or mow the lawn. or send a child a birthday card. just a small thank you. just a small act of kindness. really makes a difference, just like it did to your family. >> and you spent your july 4th, with your husband in iraq. >> yes. >> what was that like? >> those soldiers are so
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well, good morning at 8:25. maryland's most powerful doppler radar is busy. big storms blew through the area. we are still plotting the big storm in arlington at 69 mile- per-hour winds at 3:38. most of the storms south of baltimore passing the eastern shore. we're checking out some clouds and maybe a few sprinkles. this is it. this is our front as a high thin cloud deck but behind that we do drop the humidity as the winds pick up out of the northwest. we'll have a nice breeze at 10 to 15 miles per hour still sitting at 77. 75 in easton, also up toward york and hagerstown and 60s
behind that. we'll still have a hot day. the humidity will drop as the sun returns by lunchtime this afternoon with the two degree guaranteed high of 92. a pleasant friday night and a low of 65. let's check on the traffic right now with alexis. >> reporter: thank you, justin. the beltway is running smoothly right now. we have a couple of instances of debris on the roadway. the inner loop at route 702. you want to watch for the debris there and again at green spring avenue. taking a look at the roadways right now on our cameras. no problems on 95 in either direction. looking good at liberty road as well on the beltway both inner and outer loops running incident free. we have the downed trees up in phoenix. old york road and paper mill road. quick peek at our drive times now. three minutes southbound 95 from white marsh boulevard to the beltway. and then it looks like a few minute drive, two, three
minutes from owings mills boulevard to the beltway on 795 southbound. stay with us. sherrie johnson has the top stories next. good morning. i'm sherrie johnson. charges have been filed against a woman who was involved in a downtown hotel shooting. police say they'll charge her with attempted murder and assault after tuesday night's shooting in a room speak baltimore hilton. she is accused of shooting her
boyfriend. according to court records, the latest incident is not the first fight between the couple. police say this time, the argument was over a cell phone. charging documents say the shooting happened as the couple struggled over a handgun. police in baltimore county are investigating a man's death. 37-year-old craig bowie was found in his home in windsor mill with a gunshot wound. he died at the hospital. investigators say they have no suspects or a motive, but they are treating it as a homicide. anyone with information is asked to call police. crews are still trying to remove a derailed freight train from the tunnel. csx says two cars were derailed yesterday morning carrying hazardous materials. no leaks were found and no injuries reported opinion officials estimate the train would be removed this morning. owe terribles say after the cars are removed, the damaged tracks will be replaced taking until 7:00 tonight. a baltimore man is taking
matters into his own hand so his community can stay cool through the expected hot temperature next week. he was also a city teacher and organized a rally in front of city hall yesterday. he's standing up against the impending closures of baltimore city public schools for the summer. he says keeping pools open should be a priority for city leaders. the pools are scheduled to close on sunday. we'll have more news and weather coming up in 30 minutes. now back to new york for "good morning america."
♪ ♪ oh, our generation sound have got to us ♪ ♪ in this presentation the answer from our elders ♪ ♪ don't make the same mistakes this new world of love ♪ ♪ get rid of all the hate i held this one day ♪ ♪ there is another to help to you and your brother ♪ [ cheers and applause ] good morning. good morning, john. how are you? >> how are you? >> oh.
>> good to see you again. >> how are you? >> been a while. >> it's good to be here. >> this is great. while you're in commercial break, he was here, with the roots, by the way. thank you very much, gentlemen, ladies. and you had those mellow sounds. ♪ morning >> have to wake everybody up. >> and everybody thought you were singing just to them. these women in the front. >> i was. i was. >> ease them into that morning. it is so nice. >> it is wonderful. we have a little breakfast, as well. rocco dispirito is on the other side of the park here. and he is making a -- this is almost too good to be true. guilt-free blueberry peach cobbler. >> guilt-free. that's no fun. >> you can have a little more. >> that's true. we have john legend and the roots performing for us this half hour. let's find sam champion. where are you?
get this party started, sam. >> over here. gang, a little applause. let them know we're here. one of the hottest shows this summer is "the glades." matt is the star of that. thanks for coming by. >> no problem. >> wait a minute. not a problem? say something else. say hello. or good morning. >> good day, mate. >> on the show, you play a kind of like chicago-like detective, who is displaced into broward county. but you're actually from australia. >> that's right. >> can you go back and forth in those accents? >> every now and then. something comes out if i want to be annoying. >> can you do it on one leg? can you -- all right. sum up the show a little bit. it is the number one drama on a&e ever, i guess. in this, you shoot in florida. >> yeah. we're down around the ft. lauderdale, area. we're cooking with the gators and mosquitos. and putting the families through college with our blood. it's all good.
>> okay. so, in that show, this is not your first career. like, you're not an actor the first time out. you've done a lot of things before you got to acting. >> yeah. i got into acting later on in life. i went to the army. and did a whole bunch of stuff. and got the bug from stage. that became my first love, theater. my whole career's been in australia. now, made the move over the pacific. >> we're glad you're here. welcome to television here in america. on the big hit show on a&e. "the glades." let's get to the boards. it's almost florida-like humidity in new york. we're going to take care of that in a couple of hours. the better-looking, better-feeling air moves in for the weekend. it's all the way to d.c. it's sweltering there. but the humidity gets pushed out by an area of high pressure.
all that weather is brought to you by dairy queen. matt, thanks for the stop by. i know it's going to be a hit. it's doing well already. >> thanks. >> george? robin? turn to your right, sam. >> and there's food. >> there's food involved. in america's recipes, we have rocco dispirito joining us this morning. he has a great book. it's called "now eat this!" rocco's going to take old-fashioned recipes with a new touch to it. everything under 350 calories? can't be. >> everything in the book is under 350 calories. i base it on a five-meal, six-meal a day diet. you want to keep it under 2,000
calories. they aren't that small. this is a good-sized meal. i'm not using calorically-dense foods. turkey meat, a simple sauce. and we're ready to go. they've been sneaking bites off the grill all morning. why don't you mix this? this is ground turi meat. it's very, very lean. 98% lean. put salt and pepper. and a lot of rosemary. a lot of people like turkey burgers. the problem is, they're usually dry. the way they process them in the plants, they chop them. by the time they come, they're like hockey pucks. if you make it yourself, it's a lot more juicy. >> and the rosemary in it. >> rosemary brings out a lot of nice poultry flavor. in a normal turkey burger you buy frozen, you won't get that. robin, i know you know how to handle the grill. >> absolutely. >> beautiful seasonal vegetables.
onions. heirloom tomatoes. season everything. very important. and we're going to grill all this stuff. this is my idea of a salisbury steak. i used to be a huge fan of salisbury steak when i was a kid. and somebody told me, it's hamburger. i'm good with that. nothing wrong with that. but there's always the chop steak. salisbury steak. all that. it's all hamburger. and -- >> right on the grill like that. >> right on the grill. >> how long do you keep them there? >> the turkey burger will take four to six minutes on each side. if you want to be extremely cautious and safe, you need to know, check it with a thermometer. 160 degrees when it's done. and you can take it out. >> okay. >> all right. >> we have that all set. >> yes. now, we're going to make the sauce. the sauce is -- you can just leave it all there. >> and, sam, george, if you can keep an eye on the grill, please.
>> okay. >> they're serving. >> we're trying it right here. we'll come back. >> just to make sure it's really juicy, and we're not going to overcook it. so, it won't be dry. to make sure it's really juicy. and i want to have a salisbury steak effect, i'm making a sauce. how do you make a low-fat sauce? i'm starting with evaporated skim milk. i put some cornstarch in there, to thicken it up. that's a way to replace the fat. >> that's it? that's all. >> that. and then, some shredded provolone cheese. just whisk that in. and let that melt. >> okay. >> that's it. it's really that simple. >> that's very simple. >> and then, this gorgeous cheese. look how juicy, creamy, yummy. do you understand? do you see this? look. nice. thank you. that's beautiful. isn't it? >> did you get something? >> let me give you the critical information here. normally, a turkey steak of this kind would be 440 calories and
about 32 grams of fat. how much do you think this one is? 6 grams of fat, 290 calories. >> no way. >> how about the salad? >> everyone thinks eat a salad. eat a mixed green salad. it's healthy for you. the dressings are full of fat. so, i came up with a dressing that's made of mustard, fennel, garlic, pure. you know what a salad portion is, 350 calories. in and of itself. just the dressing. and 27 grams of fat. now, 119 and 3 grams. >> and room for dessert, too. >> don't have anymore time. but it's great. blueberry peach cobbler. >> i know. you can get all of the recipes on our website at abcnews.com. rocco, thank you. love the shades. all right. we've got john legend and [ male announcer ] antiques can be nice.
times" from john legend and the roots. ♪ oh, i need say they people all around me ♪ ♪ they're all in fair they don't seem to want me ♪ ♪ but they wanted me i must be some kind of creature ♪ ♪ they haven't said i'm afraid to come outside ♪ ♪ i'm bursting with love i'm afraid they'll hurt my pride ♪ ♪ so, i play the part i feel you want me ♪ ♪ and i pull the shades so i don't see them seeing me ♪ ♪ having hard times in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ hard having times
in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ my i feel like me and others from the face of greed ♪ ♪ to my surprise i find the maker of ♪ ♪ he could be my brother he wants to hold me up ♪ ♪ having hard times in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ having hard times in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ 17 years and counting trying to climb up the rough side of the mountain ♪
♪ friends said i had to do it without them ♪ ♪ no problem, it was never about them ♪ ♪ i'm going to do whatever that betters my outcome ♪ ♪ and cities waiting on malcolm ♪ ♪ team want to see my bluff flow like fountain ♪ ♪ i'm looking for the lyrics i can rap from ♪ ♪ from the speaker box i can shout from ♪ ♪ and i'm hoping to feel like something is real ♪ ♪ but there's no hope i'm bridging the wall ♪ ♪ trying to find an opening still ♪ ♪ trying to climb over the hill ♪ ♪ having hard times in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ having hard times ♪ in this crazy town ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪ ♪ having hard times in this crazy town ♪ ♪ having hard times there's no love to be found ♪
compared to all ♪ the album comes out in september. but you can preorder on itunes beginning next tuesday. it is called "wake up!" that's what they're doing. here, with john. how are you doing? >> good. >> you're getting a kick out of seeing the old vinyl. >> it's fun to see yourself in a cartoon. >> a couple years in the making, this? >> yeah. we started working on it in 2008. they're busy. they're the hardest-working band i've ever seen in life. i'm pretty busy myself. i have an album. it came out in april. and we found time to squeeze it in. and i'm happy we did. >> this is inspirational music, in a time we really need that. >> pretty much. in the light of what's going on. a lot of '70s soul, political
records. hope people get uplifted from it. >> i love the original song of the album. i saw the movie. "shine." it's fantastic. >> thank you very much. we're going to do that one today. >> you're going to be able to hear that online. you'll be able to hear it live now in central park. coming up right now. it's an oldie but a goody, from john legend and the roots. "ordinary people." [ cheers and applause ] >> y'all feel free to sing along. ♪ oh, oh oh ♪ ♪ girl, i'm in love with you this ain't the honeymoon ♪ ♪ we're past the infatuation
phase ♪ ♪ right in the thick of love at times, we get sick of love ♪ ♪ it seems like we argue every day ♪ ♪ and i know i misbehaved you made your mistakes ♪ ♪ and we both still got room left to grow ♪ ♪ although love sometimes hurts i still put you first ♪ ♪ and we'll make this thing work but i think we should take ♪ ♪ it slow we're just ordinary people ♪ ♪ we don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ because we're ordinary people maybe we should take it slow ♪ ♪ take it slow
♪ this time, we'll take it slow take it slow ♪ ♪ this time we'll take it slow ♪ ♪ this ain't a movie no no fair tale conclusion y'all ♪ ♪ gets more confusing every day ♪ ♪ sometimes it's heaven-sent then we head back to hell again ♪ ♪ we kiss and we make up on the way ♪ ♪ i hang up you call ♪ ♪ we rise we fall ♪ ♪ and we feel like just walking away ♪ ♪ but as our love advances we take second chances ♪
♪ though it's not a fantasy i still want you to stay ♪ ♪ we're just ordinary people we don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ 'cause we're ordinary people maybe we should take it slow ♪ ♪ we're just ordinary people we don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ 'cause we're ordinary people maybe we should take it slow ♪ ♪ take it slow oh, this time we'll take it slow ♪ ♪ take it slow, oh
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♪ our thanks again to john legend. and the roots. they're going to play the song you were talking about. >> you can hear them play "shine" later today on "gma" concerts. we're going to thank them for a lovely concert. we'll be back monday with julia roberts. hope you have a terrific weekend. >> enjoy. thank you, john. thank you, roots.
good morning at 8:56. we take a look at cloudy skies over annapolis. the harbor school showing 76 degrees. also the same mark on the humidity at 76%. we'll be dropping the dew point, the measure of moisture in the atmosphere already better than yesterday. seas already dropping from 68 to 69 degrees. that will continue as the front pushes through. most of the moisture is out with the storms that blew through yesterday. there may be a shower around the bay, lower eastern shore through lunchtime or early this afternoon. it is about that wind out of the northwest. the humidity will drop and the sun will return. we're still hot at 92 for our two degree guarantee. the falling humidity will allow us to get back to near normal. 60 outside the beltway away from the bay. we're back into the upper 80s with a good start for the weekend tomorrow. we'll get a final check on the roadways tomorrow. alexis? >> reporter: no locker seeing the delays we saw earlier on the west side of the beltway.
eastbound u-7 0, the delays have eased between the patapsco river bridge and beltway as well. 95 running smoothly right now. both a northbound and southbound lanes. no problems to report there. taking a look now at our maps. we have an accident to tell you about in baltimore at devonshire drive. we want to use caution there. taking a quick peek at our drive times. we've got no problems actually all around the beltway. no need to see those. stay with us. we've got more "good morning, maryland" coming up next.