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inner harbor. you are taking a live look from the timonium fairgrounds where the 128th maryland state fair is just about ready to kickoff. ride mania starts tonight. those rides are up and ready and running. we will take you to the ti timom fairground to see what is taking place. today is tuesday, august 17th, i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off but meteorologist steve fertig is here to tell us know about the tropical storm danny. yes, danny. as it moves up along the eastern shore -- not the eastern shore but near the eastern seaboard, north carolina it could be a hurricane, and tailing off to
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the north and east, but it could bring heavy rain for the weekend. >> oh, jeez. >> umbrellas. >> yes, absolutely. >> before we get there, tonight, the rides at the state fair, maybe some light showers and thunderstorms around. >> oh, no. >> spotty, so we hope not not to see that. before you get on those rides, you're maybe taking a bus to school. 70 degrees, partly cloudy skies, that is the way it is heading out this morning. 76 degrees downtown looking at the temperatures in the mid-60s throughout the area. sky watch radar indicating showers through pennsylvania for now. later in the day there could be a couple of isolated chances for showers and even a thunderstorm. we don't expect anything that strong. as we put things into motion in the future scan model, a better chance for showers for thunderstorms comes tomorrow as we get the influence of the thunderstorms, the frontal boundary moving back north and
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what could be hurricane danny bringing a lot of rain late tomorrow night into your saturday. more coming up in a few minutes. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're dealing with trouble in baltimore city again this morning. it's been a hectic ride throughout this weekend. it just continues to be the case because of that manhole explosion that we had a few years ago. as a result utah street is going to be affected between baltimore and lexington street and on fayette street that is also going to see a lot of activity between liberty and howard street. you can always stick with paca, green and lombard or pratt to get around that. and police activity shutting down all lanes of southbound harford road at the alameda, bel air road not looking like a bad option for you. the southbound end of the jfx it's going to be in excellent shape from 695 to east faye forgefayettestreet right now on5 minute clip. and down toward 70 so far in the
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green. that will only take 27 minutes. that's a look at your morning travels. megan, back to you. thank you, candace. time now is 6:02 fox 45 morning news. the life of massachusetts senator ted kennedy is being remembered all around the world. kennedy who suffered from brain can certified passed away on tuesday night. his body will be transported from hyannis port to boston today. already the political implications are being thought, especially when it comes to the future of healthcare. joel d smith is live with the latest on that. good morning, joel. >> reporter: megan, president barack obama will give the eulogy on saturday's funeral highlighting the close relationship he had with ted kennedy. the question does kennedy's death make that more or less likely to make that happen. >> i'm dedicated to it. in his memory i will do everything i can as long as i can stand in the united states senate to help us achieve that
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goal. >> reporter: they will weighing in on what should happen, now that one of healthcare reforms champions is gone. >> i'm praying that had he will look at it from the standpoint of, you know what, he is absolutely right. >> reporter: since the '50s ted kennedy has fought for healthcare. even backing barack obama if he would make it a top priority in his admnistration. >>i think it's very difficult to determine how it's going to affect the vote. >> probably will be months before the seat is filled. >> reporter: political analyst, says that the democrats would need 60 votes to close down a filibuster by the republicans which they don't have without kennedy. >> they're going to forget about trying to get republican support for healthcare, because so far president obama's effort to rise above partisan ship has not succeeded. >> reporter: there's the rarely used reconciliation
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procedure. >> which means that the healthcare legislation would be treated as a budgetary matter. which it is. it involves expenditure of money. in that case, they will invoke the recon tillation procedure, which will require them to get only 51 votes in order to succeed. >> reporter: that means democrats can pass the health reform with a simple majority. if they get a health bill that way, they will require another vote down the road because it does expire. ted's funeral will on saturday morning in boston. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. kennedy's death has voters to take a look at the bill. it's massive. it taxes businesses that do not provide health care coverage for employees. the tax would be based on the size of the company and pay roll and could be as much as 8%. companies with a pay roll of
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less than $250,000 would not be taxed to find out exactly what this bill says, you can find a link at our website at foxbaltimore.com/news links. you can contact your lawmakers directly. find their phone numbers and e-mail addresses at our website. go to foxbaltimore.com/your voice. stay with fox 45 morning news for the latest over the debate of the healthcare reform. representative john sarbane will be here in the 8:00 hour to answer your questions on the issue. and the congressman elijah cummings will be live in our studio tomorrow. gunfire rinse over baltimore overnight. there were two shootings. let's start in the northeast section, where a woman was taken to the hospital where police had to open fire. it happened in the block of arizona avenue. officers say the woman was shot in the shoulder. she was taken to john hopkins, bayview but is expected to recover. no word on what led to the shooting, but fire officials have confirmed there's been a
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history of domestic violence at that address. officers were called to two other morning shootings. the first took place after 1:00 at the 2700 block of fen wyc avenue in the northeast dribbing. district. an adult male was shot. another the other occurred at baltimore. police have not released information about the victim. neither incident left was life-threatening. 59-year-old mary koonz faces charges for the shooting death of ronald koonz. it happened at their home. her trial begins on december fowrnlt. harford county sheriff deputies need your help to solve a homicide near two years old. someone shot tyre brown on new year's eve in 2007 at a home at blentler way in edgewood. the suspect stole brown's car but it was recovered by detectives a few days later.
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sheriff deputies are asking anyone with information on the shooting to come forward. you can call 18667 lock upmen to. that number again, 1(866)756-2587. you could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. the best 11 days of summer has finally arrived. the 128th maryland state fair kicks off today with ride mania. unlimited rides are $15 starting at 6:00 tonight. and you can get a behind the scenes look at the event. we will be live at the timonium fairgrounds for a fun at the air special at our sister station the cw baltimore. come to the fair out tomorrow. catch a free boys to men concert at 7:30 and meet some of your favorite fox 45 personalities. hopefully tropical storm
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danny won't be putting a damper on any of your weekend plans. people in the bahamas and the north carolina along the east coast should keep an eye on danny as it strengthens as it moves toward land. it's moving west at roughly 10 miles per hour. the storm is on a path to clip the east coast over the weekend. you can track tropical storm danny with fox 45 sky watch return tacker. it's available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. still to come, cash for clunkers, how it's turning into a cash cow for thieves. and i'm jessica starr, coming up this morning on the hometown hot spot, i'm going to tell you about unusual produce that will be on display at the mary
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from riding the bull's to riding the rides you can enjoy 11 action packed days of music, animal, and a lot of fun. jessica starr is live at the timonium fairgrounds and the maryland state fair. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, megan. there's many different aspects of the maryland fair. there's the food, the rides and the animals. another aspect is the produce that will be by local gardeners in the area. to get more information on the unique and different types of vegetables that you you could see here, that will be on display at the maryland state fair this weekend, i'm joined this morning by kerry salman. good morning. >> good morning.
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>> reporter: tell me about how many different farmers will be at the state fair. >> throughout the state fair we will have 100 different vegetable exhibitors that display their produce. they can range from backyard gardeners to those who produce vegetables and other crops professionally. we have a basketful of vegetables. tell me what we're looking at and unique types of different foods and vegetables that will be here on display. >> the bask contains some the vegetables that you would normally see at a farmers market. there's chinese egg plants in the bas bass qet, we have spaghi squash everything that is unique and usual, but as well as the traditional vegetables that you will find. >> reporter: the vegetables will not be for sale, just on display. >> correct, just display. >> reporter: what is your favorite vegetable.
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>> corn on the could be. >> reporter: is corn in season right now. >> it is in season. at the farmers market or the supermarket you can get corn on the could be. >> reporter: the rides open today with rides. you definitely need to come on down and check out all the exciting things that the fair has to offer, not only does it have, games, food, and rides, there's definitely a so much more. you need to come down and experience all that it has to offer. to get all of the information log on to foxbaltimore.com. for the weather for tomorrow, we will try to keep our fingers crossed. mostly cloudy and a phi few scad storms. for the full forecast today and a look at danny, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. >> jessica, all eyes peeled to the at lane tick and fo atlantir
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the weekend. for now we're looking pretty good and we do have a little bit of fog in spots this morning, so you want to be aware of. that generally speaking not a bad start. if you look to the north, you will see there's showers pushing through pennsylvania, just light showers there. a bigger storm system is moving through the western part -- well to the west, toward the midwest, actually. you see north of illinois, moving north of indiana, south of the great lakes along a boundary that is going to drag to the south. a chance of a shower later in the day or scattered thunderstorms, so a little more prevalent maybe. not as much as we expect for the weekend because of danny's influence. let's speak more about that now, because that is certainly our concern. first of all, you see the storms back to the west, that part is coming our way, but it's what is coming from our east that is more of a concern. you see danny right here in the atlantic. we will go out there and check him out up close and personal and how danny is a tropical
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storm with 58-mile-an-hour winds as you can see. we got 68-mile-an-hour gusts, 510 miles southeast of miami. but the bahamas are watching this. wilmington, in north carolina, are watching as to moves in that direction. as far as its pass, we are expected it to head toward the north carolina coast as it gets tomorrow into early saturday. with that being said, it us a chance of heavy downpours, even though it's expected to move out to sea. while we won't get a direct hit from danny, we don't expect, at least, we could still see very heavy rain, especially watch to the eastern shore. certainly riptides will be very strong indeed. this is the way things look, as far as timing things out on the future scan model. you see a chance of showers, a better chance tomorrow as we get more the influence of danny moving in our direction. this is from the frontal boundary to the north and west us. but then you see the showers
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moving in from the south at around 6:00 p.m. saturday, and into the 10:00 p.m. hours becoming more pervasive through the area as far as the rain is concerned. the eastern shore getting bulk the heaviest rain and continues to be the case as the system moves north and east on saturday through the morning. nevertheless, we could see showers through the weekend. 46 degrees for baltimore's current temperature. 75d.c., and 75 in salisbury and 53 in oakland. we do expect the temperatures to climb some today, but as much as yesterday, 86 for the high in the eastern shore, with mostly clear skies, and look for more cloud cover later in the day and shower tonight in the eastern shore. a shower chance, late afternoon or early evening. 86 degrees for the high but generally should be a partly cloudy day. back to the west looking at a better chance of a shower or thunderstorm earlier on. 84 degrees for the high temperature. tonight 68 degrees and the best chance coming this evening or later into the early night for those showers that will move through. there could be thunder out
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there, 64 degrees, not a big deal expected today. as we move through the day, temperature 81 by noon, and 82 by 6:00 p.m. and the storm threatens late in the day. if you're headed to the fair, early on is a better choice. 83 on saturday, and that's danny's influence on late saturday night and sunday still showers with the next front pushing through. 81 degrees for the high and 79, cooler behind the next front on monday, the drier for tuesday and wednesday. now you can track tropical storm danny which is expected to become a hurricane later this week on fox 45 hurricane tacker. it's available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. now with a look at what is happening on the roadways, candace dold has the track edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. if you're heading out on the roadways, we're checking on the average speeds. so far good news for you. 64 miles per how on the 95 on
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the northeast corner. and if you're traveling on 83 through baltimore county, that is doing a-okay with 63 miles per hour. the same number on 95 through howard county. as for the west side of the county, so far so good at 61. the incidents it's baltimore city in the spotlight again. we do have the gas leak that continues to shutdown utah street, between baltimore and saratoga street. also fayette now blocked, that is between utah and park avenue. so as a result, you will want to stick with paca. green, you can use lombard and pratt streets instead. of course, we're dealing with the broken watermain. the cruisers are still trying to fix this one on saratoga street, that is right between green and martin luther king junior boulevard. another incident we want to talk about is police activity on har toured road. it's between the alameda and broadway, the road is completely shutdown, but the good news is we got word into our newsroom that they're trying to reopen
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this. still want to stick with bel air road instead. as for 95 the northeast stretch, the northbound lanes through the fort mchenry tunnel, heading toward the hard ford area, look at a 6 minute clip. on 95 at whitemarsh boulevard, you can he see a lot of cars starting to file in, but no significance bunching on either the northbound and southbound lanes heading toward the belt away. these conditions are changing, but you can keep with them round the clock with persona personalr your travel. at foxbaltimore.com. that's a look at the morning commute. megan, back to you. praiciaracial profiling or d police work? we go into the case of a raven arrested at inner harbor. next keeping an eye on cash for clunkers, why those cars may about geico -
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consumers are not the only ones cashing in on the cash for clunkers program. thieves are taking full advantage of the hundreds of clunkers left on car lots. they're stealing everything from seats to radios. crime and justice reporter joy lapoll lepola has the story. >> reporter: the clunkers for cash program worked beyond expectation. they will hit a 43 year sales record. 2400 sales, but there's a dark side to all of this buying frenzy no one expected, theft. >> it looks like we're missing a radio. i can see the 3rd row seat is missing. >> reporter: they walk the back lot of clunkers at the germantown auto mall. he says it's becoming a part supply lot for thieves. >> i guess, you will see that the vehicles is without a radio
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now. it's gotten to a point that we got to hire somebody to be out here. >> reporter: radio, seats, wheels, even taillights. thieves case the cars before they strike. >> they come in here to act like they're lost. the government program says they can't do another deal somewhere else. >> reporter: one clunker rebate per person, period. until sunday the government didn't have any check in place. >> we won't find out for 60 days, whether the customer bought a car somewhere else and don't qualify. >> reporter: until the dealerships get the government reimburgment, on the line for a whopping $1.6 million. the clunkers seat and become prey for chiefs becoming like a fast cash for parts. >> it looks like a professional part. up next, just how much did cash for clunkers revv up the economy. find out the latest business news next.
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it will probably be months before the seat is filled. the lion of the senate has died. find out what senator's ted kennedy's death could mean for
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stocks ended little change on wednesday as investors showed caution following the recent rally. the dow edge 4 points to 9543. the nasdaq and s&p 500 ended virtually unchanged. the numbers are in and the grand total of clunkers traded in came to nearly 700,000. the department of transportation says dealer requests for vouchers totaled $2.3 billion. just under the $3 billion set aside for the program. toyota sold the most vehicles. gm came in second, with 20% and ford had almost 15%. sales of new homes had an unexpectedly large jump in july. new homes sold at annual iced rate, up 4.6% compared to the month before. and demand for long lasting goods is rebounding. manufacturers orders for durable
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goods jumped 4%, better than analysts had expected and the biggest jump in two years. for business brief, i'm stan case. still to come, tropical storm danny is picking up strength in the atlantic, but will the potential hurricane hit baltimore? senator ted kennedy's death leaves the democrats with one less vote for
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good morning, and welcome to fox 45 morning news. 6:30 is the time. i'm megan gilliland. all eyes on tropical storm danny to see if that is in fact going to hit baltimore. we will turn our eyes to meteorologist steve fertig and see if this is going to hit us. it won't be for a couple of days if it did. >> it looks after it moves over the bahamas, it will move over the north carolina coast and then it will move out to assay. this doesn't mean we won't be influenced with storms. especially the eastern shore is bound to get the biggest rainfall friday through saturday. >> not good for the fair. >> not good for the fair, but the good news is that the fair goes on for another week. >> there you go. >> next week should be drier and cooler, too. you can head tonight for ride mania. before we get there, we will start with the morning temperatures, 76 in d.c.
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temperatures are in the 60s back to the west, oakland at 53, and should get up to 86 degrees for the high today. cooler than yesterday and expect for cloud cover to move through the day. i think as i told you, we are watching tropical storm danny that will be bringing rain toward the coast. as it moves toward the coast, it should become also, we're expecting a hurricane at category 1 hurricane as it moves toward the north carolina coast. bringing us some showers, not as warm today with a chance for a thunderstorm later in the day. it will be a wet, friday night into saturday with the influence of danny nearby. drier and cooler next week, so we are looking forward to that. if you're headed to the beach this weekend, incidentally as the summer starts to wind down, about 81 degrees on average for saturday and sunday, it will be rainy is windy because of the influence of danny and because of that as well, there will be high surf and rip currents will be strong. that's a quick look at the forecast. we will get more details on
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danny and more. right now candace dold has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're focusing on the details of the commute in baltimore city right now. we still have that gasoline explosion that unfortunately is still causing problems in downtown baltimore. utah street continues to be shutdown right at baltimore street and fayette street. that is also blocked between liberty and howard street. we could use paca, green, or lombard and pratt street as an alternate. in the northeast corner, police activity, down harford road at alameda. crews are trying to reopen that road but as for now it replanes blocked. you will want to stick with bel air road or even 95 as an alternate. heading into the city, southbound at the jfx, toward east fayette street, a 15 minute clip. 95 through the city at a fort mchenry tunnel, we're looking at 795. down from mountain road toward 695, we have a moderate congestion with a 13-minute
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commute. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, back to you. 6:53 is the time. 6:53 -- 6:33 is the time. the funeral for ted kennedy has been set in boston. president barack obama will be giving the eulogy and no doubt that many of kennedy's colleagues will be attending. at the same time, people are wondering if those senators will find common ground now that the champion of healthcare is gone. >> reporter: kennedy was missing votes because of the battle with brain cancer and many analyst say his vote is needed if the healthcare reform had any chance of getting passed. the way the law is in massachusetts that will take months to reand fill kennedy's seat. by most counts the democrats did not have them before kennedy's death. now in light of his passing, some senators might be pressed
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to reconsider their position. in maine two senators are targets at least according to a political analyst. he believes they're vulnerable. >> people might be moved to provide that extra vote, but, they're likely to endure some degree of punishment from their own parties. >> there's yesterday another way to get around the needed 60 votes and still get kennedy's long awaited universal healthcare passed. it's called a reconciliation procedure in that the democrats would only need 51 votes to pass the bill. the problem if you go with this strategy, it's only temporary, sort of bush's tax cuts that will eventually expire and have to be voted again. once again kennedy's funeral will happen on saturday morning. kennedy's death has lawmakers taking a closer look at the healthcare reform bill. it's massive. take a look. here is one section, section 412
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of the bill. it taxes some businesses that do not provide healthcare coverage for employees. the tax would be based on the company's pay roll and could be as much as 8%. companies with a pay roll of less than $250,000 would not be taxed to find out exactly what the bill says, can you find a link at our website, foxbaltimore.com/news links. you can contact your lawmakers directly. find their phone numbers and e-mail addresses at our website, foxbaltimore.com/your voice. stay with fox 45 morning news for the latest on the debate over healthcare reform. representative john sarbanes will be here during the 7:00 hour to answer your questions on this issue and congressman elijah cummings will be live in our studio tomorrow. tropical storm danny could be putting a damper on your weekend plans. people in the bahamas and from the carolinas north along the east coast should keep an eye on danny which is strengthening as it moves toward land. the storm has topped winds near
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50 miles per hour and it's moving northwest at roughly 10 miles per hour. the storm is on a path to clip the east coast over the weekend. you track tropical storm danny with fox 45 sky watch hurricane tacker. it's available at foxbaltimore.com. can you use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. inspectors from the state's department of environment are working to clean up a chemical leak in south baltimore. fire officials were called to the abby drum company around 10:00 last night after reports of a chemical order. they found a small puddle next to a drum. two people were treated for headaches and shortness of breath. neither of them needed to be hospitalized. still ahead, controversy ore over cans. the reason some beers are being pulled from store shelves. police active blocks part of a heavily traveled door in baltimore city. i will tell you exactly where you will find the
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it will be headed in our general direction at the incom income na and affecting our weather. now what you're seeing on the sky watch radar map it's a quiet start. it's a dry scan that we're looking at. to the north you see more shower activity up to pennsylvania moving into the new jersey coast and out to see. back to the north and west in the midwest around northern illinois, and just like yesterday, pretty much along the frontal boundary that hasn't made much progress in the northern part of illinois, seeing in activity there with regard to showers and maybe thunderstorms, too. some of that will be coming our way for later in the day today, but jeanly it shoul generally ia quieter day than we expect to see tomorrow and beyond. that's because of danny's influence on our weather for the weekend which brings heavy rains. we will have more details in a moment. mostly cloudy skies, winds are
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calm, 66% relative humidity, and the dew point is at 64. you can see temperatures this morning, not bad, 75 in d.c. and 71 in salisbury. 63 in oakland, and again, this is what we're watching. the frontal boundary will bring us a chance of showers but it's tropical storm danny that is moving past bahamas and will move toward the north carolina coastline. as it does, it will become what we think is a category 1 hurricane. it will bring heavy downpours for folks there, riptides. that will be the story for us, on saturday as far as the riptides getting stronger and the high surf. the further points west you go, we will still see rain but not as heavier rain as we will see in the northeastern shore. from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. here. the eastern shore that is where you expect to be heaviest, that is the bull's eye of what will be left of the hurricane as it
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moves north and east. danny definitely one to watch, especially if you're headed toward the south or the carolinas for the next couple of days. for us here, we do have to keep our eyes peeled toward the atlantic. a mix of sun and clouds, 86 degrees partly cloudy for the central part of the state where we could see showers later on in the evening especially, i think, and further points west, a better chance of those showers. 84 degrees for the high. a little cooler than yesterday when we got into the upper 80s and near 90s instead. we're in the low to mid-80s instead. 69 degrees for the overnight low. a chance of showers and thunderstorms, scattered about but not strong for the evening and nighttime before it tapers off and we're left with cloudy skies overnight. as we move through the day, 86 for the high, but 81 at noon. the 86 coming at 4:00 p.m. and 82 degrees at 6:00 p.m. with a chance of some showers and define a little bit of thunder. if you are heading to the fair tomorrow, this is what you will find for the first full day of the faye after ride mania tonight which could have early
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showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow it's going to reverse. we start with partly cloudy skies, 75 degrees at 2:00 p.m. and 71 degrees at 2:00 p.m., with a chance of showers and thunderstorms increase thanks to danny's influence. we will be watching that closely. 82 degrees on saturday. 81 on sunday, still seeing the rainshowers and the thunderstorms, too. 79, drier on monday, and the next week actually feels drier and cooler as we only get up to 76, tuesday and 77 on your wednesday. now you can track tropical storm danny, it may become a hurricane and fox 45 hurricane tacker is where you want to go. you can use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. and now with a look at your commute this morning, here is candace dold with your traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. well another rush hour and unfortunately another time that we have to deal with, quite a few things to talk about in baltimore city. we do have, of course, a gas leak that continues to shutdown utah street between baltimore
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and saratoga street. and fayette street is also affected by the one on utah all the way up to park avenue. you will want to stick with paca or green as anle alternate. >> reporter: utah and lombard and pratt as an alternate for fayette. we still have to deal with the broken watermain between saratoga street and martin luther king junior boulevard. and the bel air road is going to be a better bet for your alternate. on 95, scooting through the tunnels, right now the northbound stretch through the fort mchenry tunnel, we're looking at a 6-minute commute. 95 in the northeast corner, right at the whitemarsh area, here it is northbound and southbound lanes, those cars are zipping along up to speed which is going to be the same deal on many of the main lines. as you can see 60 miles per hour in the northeast stretch and getting into the city, we're only at 56 on the 83 to the southbound lanes.
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as for that the west side of the beltway, now at 59 miles per hour there. that's a look at your morning travels, megan, back to you. thank you, candace. if you have something happening in your community, you can share it with all of baltimore. up load photos, videos or written stories to neighborhood news. go to foxbaltimore.com/your take. you can also send us photos directly from your cell phone through pics at guys remember,
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new this morning, there were they're shootings overnight. it happened before mid nate in the 6,000 block of arizona avenue. the second took place after 1:00 this morning in the 2700 block of fenwick avenue in the northeast district. the other occurred at the 200
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block of university parkway in north baltimore insid. a man accused of repeated robberies in more than a dozen businesses across the city is caught by police. employ owes of one of those stores armed themselves with a baseball bat and fought off the robber over the weekend, but he still got away. detectives discovered a pattern to the robbers work and were able to catch the suspect, 39-year-old mark low max on tuesday. low max faces at least 17 counts of robbery. anheuser-busch is dropping some of its college colored beer cans. the school spirited cans promoat underage drinking and infringe on strayed marks. they are here to talk about all of this this morning. two universities bought the university, university of wisconsin, say they want no part of this. they want their colors pulled. what do you think about this? are they overreacting? >> no. i think it's really cool. schools are standing up and
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trying to protect their students. what concerns me is here is a campaign that is being promoted to show your school spirit from drinking beer from a can that has the color of your school. the same colors that he go for colleges also go for high schools. >> right. >> i think the campaign is geared to get new drinking customers, underage for high school, rather than -- the college kids for the most part are already drinking. what we're looking for is new exercise and the school colors. when you think of school pride. this whole campaign is geared toward showing your school pride by drinking beer out of a can that that is the color of your school. we promote that in high school school spirit. i think aw anheuser-busch has ge too far here in its promotion and it's a little sleazy i think. >> you and i were talking about the beer industry, and there's new requirements -- not new requirements, what they require, 70% of the advertisement audience must be above 21 years
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old. do you think they will be able to prove that if they want to keep the beer can on the shelf? >> i think it's to be difficult to prove it. but if the colleges and the parents and the community say, you know what, we know that 2,000 college students die every year because of alcohol, and we know that over 50% of freshmen failures in college are because of drinking. it's an epidemic in our colleges and also in our high schools. if parents in the schools get together and say to anheuser-busch, we don't want this, be responsible in your advertising, because we are trying to teach our children to be responsible, i think they will listen as they are in some other communities already and take this off the market. >> my question to you as a substance abuse expert on this, do you think that color is going to start a child drinking or stop a child drinking. is it going to make a difference. we have seen the statistics deadly at this point.
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>> the advertising industry has such an impact on kids and on all of us. >> right. >> that it's already tough enough for us as parents to convince our children not to underage drink. we don't need any other, you know, campaigns that are going to make it sexy or fancy or fun or show school spirit. we have enough to deal with and we want the liquor industry to be responsible and to help us promoatpromote, and help us rese drinking. >> it kills too much of our kids. >> what do you for see. will it stay on the shelves? >> i don't think it will stay on the shelves. you will see a little bit in some areas. but the alcohol industry will be back with something else that will promote their products. it's already a serious problem. school is starting this week. parents need to be aware. need to get involved with their
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kids and be aware, especially if it's a drinking problem. it's really an epidemic. >> mike, thank you. >> sure my pleasure. >> back to school means back to the early, early mornings. an expert is taking your questions about getting your kids back into a routine and take action thursday. next racial profiling or good police work? we go inside the case of a raven arrested at the
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the arrest of a raven's football player is raising questions about profiling by the baltimore police department. a security guard thought he saw rookie linebacker tony fein pass a gun to a friend downtown. it was in fact, a cell phone.
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feins pushed the officer and he now faces assault charges. was this profiling or was it just police work. >> ted norris is joining us for fox undercover. >> he was talking about the hoody was wearing. it was very hot out and it looks suspicious. >> had is the worst police profiling that i have ever heard. this the dumbest and more severe dumbest. it's august spu and you're weara hoody. someone saw what they thought was a pistol in a place that was yards where shootings took place the week before. they called the police. the police came up, and they asked the man to stand up and asked him. the suspect rose up and threw the police officer to the ground. >> his attorney says it's racial profiling. we're talking about that part of it. when you look at the facts, the security guard that thought he
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passed a gun was a black man and the man who actually arrested him was a white man. do you think that race had anything to do with this? >> no, forget race. they saw someone pass what they thought was a gun. the police didn't just walk up on this. they were called to the scene. they walked up. they requested he stand up. they requested. and he pushed by all counts is a police officer, you can't do that. that's what we should be talking about. we should be talking about the line backers actions in this case. that's a discrass. >> talking about that, we're -- where police are stepping up their enforcement because of the shootings two weeks ago. they're have been told to step up. if there are repercussions against the police officers, is it going to cause the police officers to put their hands up i'm not going to be more aggressive. >> if you are going to be questioned when they do something like this.
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this is someone that is called to the scene because someone is alleged to have a gun at a place where there was just a shooting. if you're going to be scrutinized unfairly, yeah, people will step back. >> we go back to the cloth, in what case could that be profiling. is there ever a situation where that could be a bad thing for police to be doing? >> no if i see somebody in august to be wearing a north august down jacket. i will ask him. it's good police work. you can't just do things like this and expect them not to question you. this is an unfortunate argument. it adds to the tension between the races in the country. i think it's an unfortunate incident. >> how do you think that the police are going to respond to this. they are not going to a pol a a. >> that is the right answer. i think they did the right thing.
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>> ed norris, thank you very much. you can hear ed norris monday through friday the fan
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probably will be months before you see this film. find out -- before the seat is filled. find out what ted kennedy's death might mean for the healthcare reform. the latest on the police involved shooting. back to school and back to sleep. an expert is here to answer your questions about how to get back on schedule.
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you are taking a live look there from the timonium fairgrounds where the 128th maryland state fair is just hours away from kicking off. ride mania begins later tonight. the rides as you can see are set up. we see the ferris wheel and the zipper back in action. we will take a look back from the fair in just a few minutes. good morning, welcome to fox 45 morning news. today is thursday, august 27th. i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off and all eyes are on tropical storm danny. we are hoping that he stays away from us a little bit so we can enjoy the fair weather tonight and tomorrow for fox 45 at the fair. you and i will be there, we're hoping that it will be dry for us. >> something is spinning out there, whether it's the zipper or hurricane danny. there's a lot of rotation and there's the possibility of it turning into hurricane danny. the question is will it affect us? it will arveg us, bu affect affa
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direct hit. the north carolina coast is bracing itself. things are docile around here. temperatures in the 70s as you head out this morning. 75 degrees in baltimore, 74 in cockeysville and 70 in westminister. mild start this morning all over, 75 degrees in annapolis and 74 in chester town. as we look a the sky watch, you will see showers moving across pennsylvania. stronger storms back toward the midwest the great lake area, but for us partly cloudy start to the day. a little bit of fog in spots, but not a big deal. after the 73-degree start. 81 by noon. a chance of a shower moves in by tonight. 82 degrees for the 6:00 p.m. temperature. we should top out right around 86. we will be talking about danny and in a lot more detail with regard to how it may be influencing our weekend weather in just a bit. right now here is candace dold with a look at how the traffic is. >> reporter: we are talking about baltimore city it's in the spotlight. it's all because of that gas
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leak that happened two days ago but unfortunately it's still causing quite a stir in baltimore city right now. on utah street that is completely blocked at baltimore street and fayette street is shutdown at utah. now for the alternate, you can use paca, green, lombard or pratt. as you saw yesterday morning, well, it gets hectic on those. be aware that you need to allow yourself extra time. and that is going to be the best bet for you this morning. as for the main lines, 95 through the city and the fort mchenry tunnel, 895 tunnel, we're looking at a 7 minute clip. 95 through the northeast, a lot of cars are starting to file in on the northbound lanes, on mountain road to 695, thankfully no incidents to talk about now. we're looking at an 11 minute clip. that's a look at your morning travels. megan, back to you. >> reporter: the life of massachusetts senator kennedy is being remembered all around the world.
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kennedy who suffered from brain cancer pass add way tuesday night. -- passed away tuesday night. his body will be transferred from hyannis port. the funeral is scheduled for saturday. the implications of his death are being felt especially when it comes to the future of healthcare. joel d smith is live this morning. >> reporter: president barack obama the one giving the eulogy, on saturday's funeral highlighting the closest relationship he had with ted kennedy. the mutual goal is healthcare for all. the question is does kennedy's death make that lessor more likely to happen. >> i'm dedicated to it. in his memory, i will do everything i can as long as i can stand in the u.s. senate to achieve that goal. >> lawmakers are weighing in on what should happen, now that one of healthcare reform's champions is gone. >> i'm praying that they will be looking at from the standpoint, he is absolutely right.
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>> reporter: since the 50s ted kennedy has fought for universal health care even choosing to back barack obama if he would agree to make it a top priority in his admnistration. but even in the hours of kennedy's death, the prognosis is still ahead. political analyst, says democrats would need 60 votes to close down a filibuster bit republicans which they don't have without kennedy. >> they're going to forget about trying to get republican support for healthcare legislation. so far president obama's effort to rise above partisan ship has not succeeded. >> reporter: there's another way for democrats to win this battle. the rarely use reconciliation procedure. >> which means that they will be treating it as a budg budgetary manner. in that case they will invoke
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the reconciliation procedure which will require them to get 51 votes in order to succeed. >> reporter: that means democrats can pass the healthcare reform with a majority. if they get a health bill that way, it will expire and will have to be voted again at a later time. kennedy's funeral set on saturday in boston. kennedy's death has lawmakers taking a closer look at the healthcare reform bill. it is massive. take a look. here is section 412 of the bill. it taxes bills that do not provide healthcare coverage for the moi lez. employees. the tax is based on the size of the company pay roll and could be up to 8%. companies with a pay roll less than $250,000 would not be taxed. could read nor about the bill go to foxbaltimore.com/news links. representative john sarbanes will be here in a few minutes to answer your questions on the issue and tomorrow congressman
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elijah cummings will be live in our studio. send us a tweet at fox baltimore if you have a healthcare question. you can contact your representatives directly. find their e-mail addresses at our website at foxbaltimore.com/your voice. gunfire rings overnight in baltimore. in northwest baltimore a woman was taken to the hospital after police opened fire. it happened at the 600 block of arizona avenue. the woman was shot in the shoulder. she was taken to john hopkins bayview but is expected to recover. no word on what led up to the shooting. officers were called to two other early morning shootings. the first 1 took place at 2:00 this morning at the 27 mon block of fenway avenue. an adult was block the other occurred at university parkway in baltimore. police have not released any information about the victim. neither incident is believed to
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be life-threatening. baltimore police need your help to find a man wanted for exposing himself. officers are investigating two since. the first happened at a home at ramble house way. the suspect stood outside of a window tapping on it. he was wearing only a t-shirt. the second incident happened on august 14th on sunshine place. the man entered a woman's bedroom through the window. >> she had gone to sleep with the floor lamp on. she could see the man clearly. he was standing naked. he was standing there naked. she asked what are you doing here? he said keep quiet. she screamed and he pulled up his pants and went out the window the way he came in. >> anyone with information is asked to call police. a warn for people in danger of losing their homes. what you need to know to avoid
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getting ripped off. >> reporter: i'm jessica starr. i'm going to take you inside one of the new rides that is going on at the maryland state fair. how wild will the ride be
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it is time for the 11 days of summer that we have all been waiting for. the maryland state fair is back in town for year 128th and this year will be better than ever. meteorologist jessica starr is live at the timonium fairgrounds with details. my favorite is the zipper but there's a lot of new rides. >> reporter: yes, there are. there are a lot of new rides. my personal favorite is ferris wheel. it's kind of slow and it takes you around to take in everything that the state fair has to offer this weekend. there are going to be animals and food, but more importantly
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there's going to be rides. ride mania kicks off tonight. and i have one of the most important people of the maryland state fair. i have a ride inspector. rodney. good morning. >> what do you look for when you are inspecting one of the rides? >> we make sure all the rides are down on the ground correctly and blocked properly. we make sure we can keep the people in the seats with the seatbelt and restraints and make sure that the rides are doing what the manufacturer intended it to do. >> reporter: behind we have the crazy shopper. this is a new ride. tell me about it? >> this ride raises 15 to 20 feet in the air. it oscillates. it moves back and forth. it's a very, very nice kiddie ride. >> reporter: can you tell me about ride mania tonight. >> it's $15, pay one price and ride until you're done. >> reporter: what can people do for safety tips when they come out to the fair? >> the state of maryland puts
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out a brochure that tells what they should do, but you need to be sure that you read all the safety signs. make sure your kids fall within the rules of the safety signs. make sure that your kids are not going to be afraid when they get on the rides. >> reporter: and also the height restrictions that i hated when i was a child. even though i'm a tall person now, when i was a child i was not so tall. you always need to double check the high restrictions when come out at ride mania or throughout the week. you can get all of the information on the maryland state fair that kicks off. ride mania starts tonight at 5:00, but the fair completely opens tomorrow morning at at 10:00 p.mat10:00 a.m. you can get all of the information at foxbaltimore.com. the weather, 82 degrees and a chance of showers, at 10:00 when the fair closes, cloudy and a couple of clouds in the area. for the full forecast today, and a look at the weekend forecast,
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let's head to steve in the sky watch center. thank you so much, jessica, could be an active weekend indeed with the influence of danny moving through the area. right now you're look at the sky watch hd area and it's not indicating a whole lot right now. it's quiet. there's a little fog but had a is dissipating already. it won't represent much of a problem. toward the north, traveling toward pennsylvania, you may run into a couple of light showers. that is where the front lies. that front could sag further south and bring us a chance of an isolated or scattered thundershowers during the day today. back to the west we see more activity there. of course, all eyes are peeled to the atlantic. we're talking about danny and it's now a tropical storm. as danny moves in the westerly direction trashed th toward then seaboard. it should move that it will strengthen and become hurricane danny. 510 miles northeast of miami, florida. headed toward the north carolina
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coastline by early saturday morning and then affecting us in the way of bringing us heavy rain. even though the impact should move offshore, the strongest impact, the strong surf, strong rip currents, certainly a problem for this weekend. we would expect out in ocean city so we have to be out in the beach lengthening your summer a little bit. the weekend model indicates when the showers come. probably not until today. there's a chance but a better chance tomorrow as we see in the afternoon or evening, better chance of those showers and thunderstorms. you will see it moving in around 6:00 p.m. and then until nighttime 10:00 p.m. and even thereafter. how much rain shall we get out of this? we will see something here that looks like the heaviest rain in the central part of the state. keep in mind this only goes by saturday morning. by the time we get through saturday night, it will get heavier in the eastern shore. temperatures this morning as we look at the quiet, 75 in baltimore, the surrounding areas in the low 70s with one exception out to the north and west in the 60s in oakland.
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86 degrees for the high, though, in the eastern shore today. a mix of sun and clouds there. with a 5-15-mile-an-hour wind. the central part of the state getting up to 66 degrees, partly cloudy. if we see showers later in the day for eastern shore and central part of the state. out to the west, 85 degrees for the high temperature. shower chances increasing through the evening but it won't be heavy storms, if you hear thunder out there, that will be about it. 68 for the overnight low and as we move through the day today, expect 81 degrees at noon. 82 at 6:00 p.m., for the fair, first full day tomorrow, 75 degrees at 2:00 p.m., 71 at 8:00 p.m., better chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the day. by the way, if you happen to be headed to the beach this weekend, too, 81 degrees again with the strong rip turnts, want you to pay attention to that because that could present a problem. we want you to be safe, of course. 82 degrees on saturday, 70s for monday, tuesday and wednesday, much drier then. you can track tropical storm
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danny. it's available at foxbaltimore.com, can you use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane now candace dold is back with another look at your traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. good morning, we are checking out your average speeds and so far things are starting to reduce pretty quickly. on 95 in the northeast corner now down to 47 miles per hour. bower on the jfx. at least that is better news. crewcars are cruising along at . look at this number. back to up speed at 62 on 95 through howard county. the spotlight is at baltimore city again this morning. we are dealing with the aftermath of the gas leak that completely shuts down utah street between baltimore street and saratoga. fayette street is blocked between utah and park avenue. we can use paca and green and lombard and pratt as your
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alternates. a little bit further up we have to deal with the broke enwatermain. crews are still trying to fix this one. use franklin or mulberry instead. a new accident to talk b crews are on the scene of this one as we speak at wolf street at madison street. the same traffic pattern on 695 through pikesville. heading on the west side of the beltway, though, look at, on the west side of these outer loop lanes. definitely have a good crowd gathering on the souter and inner loop direction heading up toward 795. of course, these conditions are changing, but you can keep up with them round the clock with personalized traffic reports for your travels. just log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. that's a look at your morning commute. megan, let's turn it over to you. candace, thank you. later on fox 45 morning news, getting your kids back on a sleep schedule. if you have a question, send us a tweet at fox baltimore.
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an expert is in to help coming up. still ahead, a well known actor passes
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a public viewing for senator
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ted kennedy will be held today. his body will be transported from hyannis port to boston. men's of his family including his wife vikki are expected to greet well wishers filing past his casket at the john f kennedy presidential library and museum. president barack obama will deliver the eulogy on saturday. dominique dunn has died. haze son says that dunn had been battling bladder cancer. he spent many years writing for vanity fair. dunn also covered big trials, including oj simpson. he was 83 years old. a warning of scammers trying to take advantage of people who are losing their home. elijah cummings is trying to let people know about loan modification scams. right now one of every maryland
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homeowners is behind on their mortgage payment. the push for healthcare reform continues with a new rally cry this morning after the death senator ted kennedy. democrats are reminding voters that the vote package was the cause of kennedy's life. they are coming up with a new slogan, do it for teddy. they are looking at the issue of healthcare reform with maryland lawmakers. we're speaking to senator john sarbane. >> what do you think about using senator kennedy as a pitching point? >> senator kennedy was a huge advocate for the healthcare. we want to make sure that everyone has access to decent healthcare in this country. >> a lot of democrats are concerned about the absence of his seat. every vote counts. if they don't fill the seat with like minded like him. >> there's certainly broad support in the country for
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healthcare reform. it gets down to what the details are and that is what we're hashing out right now. >> and hashing out at a lot of town hall meetings. what made you decide to switch the town hall meetings away? >> we started the summer. first out we got out a mailer to everybody in the district about healthcare with a survey attached so people could write back and let us know what they thought. we advertised in that mailer, i think 5 in person town halls and did another 5 over the course of the summer in june and july. that was important, because we wanted to gather people's information and perspective as this bill was coming together. >> right. >> once the bill was passed out at committee, then the premium shifts to getting the information about it out to as many people as we possibly could. the telephone conference calls, you can get 5, 6,000 people on the line sigh mul simultaneousl. >> right. >> the next thing we want to do, because it's a layering. you do the inperson and the
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telephone conference calls. i want to get out to the senior communities and seniors are getting a lot of bad information about this bill. this is a great bill for seniors. it strengthens medicare. it makes sure that program is sound going forward. we got to get the word out. >> going on that, the aarp is upset about this. they said they are worried about the provisions because it doesn't have long-term. do you think that they should be confident that they will be long-term? >> the aarp recently came out with a whole set of points why they think this is a good bill. you got to think over the long-term what the costs are going to be. >> right. >> and the word is how you bend that cost curve down. >> right. >> but you think that the emphasis on this bill on more preventive care, more primary care, managing, particularly chronic conditions that a lot of seniors have overtime, that is actually going to reduce cost. >> bottom line, is it worth that cost? we're talking trillions? >> we're talking about 8 to
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$900 billion over a 10 year period. okay. when you factor that in terms of the overall cost of healthcare. it's significant money. >> right. >> but it's not something that is going to necessarily break the bank. it's going to pay dividends over the long run. we dot to keep our perspective on this. that is why getting good information out there is a premium. >> john sarbane, thank you for sharing your opinions. >> there will be a lot of chances for you to and the representatives what they think. senator elijah cummings is coming in tomorrow. if you have a question for him, send us a tweet on fox baltimore. coming up, the injury bug guys remember, remember, we're a solar system. mars is down...and... um, it's only 10am. who hasn't had their jimmy dean breakfast this morning?
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good morning, everybody. here is your first look at sports. as they prepare for the 3rd
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preseason game on saturday night against the panthers in charlotte. the ravens are dealing with injuries. a pair of key players, kelly craig has a bad shoulder. he will definitely miss this game, maybe the next two. also hurting tie end james. he pulled the um upper hamstring. and lingering effects of turner's hernia surgery. he will miss the rest of the preseason and john harbaugh sounds kind of concerned. >> it's a concern. it's a hamstring pull. it's going to a little while. i don't know how long. you never know with those things. he is down about it. don't get down about it. it's a long season and we're going to need him to be a good player for us. we are going to get him ready for hopefully atlanta, if not atlanta, kansas city. >> the preseason spirited -- two guys, jamil mcclain battling for
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that spot. but the two do not see this way. >> we are just going out there practicing and playing hard. at end of the day, the coaches will make the decision. all we can do is try to better ourselves. for me it's durability and seeing me playing and finish out this whole season strong just as a started. >> meanwhile there could be all too rare good news the injury front. mark clayton was back on the field. the 5 year veteran was doing some running. clayton hurt his hamstring at training camp on august 22nd. at that time, john harbaugh thought he would miss two preseason games. now that we're a couple of days away from his 3rd. there's speculations that he might be playing on saturday night. the ravens aren't saying. stay tuned. mark sanchez has been named the starter quarterback of the new york jets. first rookie to play at the starter opener.
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good morning, welcome to fox 45 morning news. i'm megan gilliland. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see how this thursday is going to pan out weather wise. you are talking about maybe an umbrella. i don't like this? >> not today. there's a slight chance of a shower in isolated locations. today we're okay for the most part. >> okay. >> but it's tomorrow late in the day and saturday that the influence of danny which is now
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a tropical storm could become a hurricane as it makes its way toward north carolina. that could be bringing us a couple of inches of rain or more. you can go to school without any problem at all. does that make you happy? everybody is booing. 72 degrees. partly cloudy skies for the starting temperature and a north wind at 5-10 miles per hour. the temperatures will warm up into the mid-80s. we will get into 83 by the noon hour. 75 right now in baltimore. and temperatures around the area in the upper 60s and mid-70s. we're looking at more shower chances to the north if you're traveling up toward pennsylvania you will be running into that. back toward the northwest into the great lakesmore actityvi there. the frontal boundary could bring us a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in spots later in the day. it won't be a big deal today. the bigger deal is really tomorrow night and into your saturday when the influence of danny is going to be bringing us the chance of heavy, heavy rain for saturday night into sunday, and friday night into saturday.
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we will still be talking about showers on sunday. more on that coming up in a little bit. right now candace dold is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve and good morning. we have been highlighting baltimore city all throughout the morning. of course, we still have to deal with the gas leak that continues to shutdown utah street at baltimore street and fayette street right at utah. as a result you will want to stick with an alternate. paca and green, lombard and pratt are going to be the better options for you this morning. now a crash on the main lines. northbound 95, that is right at 395. as far as the northbound stretch, though from 295 to 895, we're only looking at a 10 minute clip. southbound 95 from mountain road, toward the beltway, it's getting pretty busy there. we're looking at an 11-minute ride. check this number out. 33 at the outer loop lanes of the beltway taking it from route 7:02 all the way toward 70. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, back to you.
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7:34 on fox 45 morning news. the funeral for senator ted kennedy is set for saturday in boston. president barack obama will be giving the uology and no doubt. but many are wondering if the same congressmen will find common ground on healthcare now that one of its champions is gone. joel d myt smith is live with me this morning. >> reporter: kennedy was already missing votes because of his battle with brain cancer last year. his vote was needed in the senate for the healthcare reform bill to have a chance to get it passed. the way the law is in massachusetts it will take months to replace kennedy's seat. it will take 60 votes for a filibuster of the republicans. they don't have the votes. they didn't have it before kennedy's death. now in the light of kennedy's death some senators might
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reconsider their vote. >> people might be moved to provide that extra vote. but they're likely to endure some degree of punishment from their own parties. >> reporter: there's another way to get around the 60 votes and still get kennedy's long awaited universal healthcare passed. it's called a reconciliation procedure, rarely used, but if it is, the democrats would only need 51 votes to pass the new bill. the problem with that, it is only a temporary solution and will eventually expire like the bush tax cuts there and it will have to be voted on again. once again, kennedy's funeral is set for saturday morning in boston. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. kennedy's death has lawmakers taking a closer look at the healthcare reform bill. it's massive. take a look. here is just section 412 of the bill. it taxes businesses that do not provide healthcare coverage for employees the tax would be based
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on the size of the company pay roll and could be as much as 8%. companies with a pay roll of less than $250,000 would not be taxed. to find out exactly what the bill says, you can find a link at our website at foxbaltimore.com/news links. stay with fox 45 morning news, for the latest on the debate over healthcare reform. tomorrow morning, congressman elijah cummings will be live in our studio to answer your questions. just send us a tweet at fox baltimore. you can contact your lawmakers directly, find their phone numbers and e-mail addresses at our website foxbaltimore.com/your voice. the late senator ted kennedy repeated joined forces with the senator's most conservative republicans to push through legislation. read that story and more in today's washington times. julie bednae has the morning broafgs. >> reporter: in washington today many continue to mourn the loss of the liberal lion as many
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call ted kennedy. and many mourning the by gone era he represented of reaching across the aisle for bipartisan representative. behind the scenes he was loved by many of the most conservative lawmakers. today many remember the massachusetts senator's willing to break party ranks to pass legislation, teaming up to bob dole for the american with disabilities act and even president george w. bush for no child left behind. while his death leaves a hole in washington and in the lives of many supporters and friends it leaves a crucial empty spot in the senate. and the democrats without that 60 vote needed to overcome a filibuster. they're forcing them to move one moderate republican to get healthcare reform and climate legislation passed. kennedy's senate seat could seat
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open for 5 months. but before his death, kennedy kennedy asked the governor to appoint someone to fill the seat for the 5 months. yesterday governor patrick said he would sign off on that legislation, but it's unclear in the massachusetts legislation will pass the change. you can find much more on the life and times of senator ted kennedy and his famous family on washington times.com, but elsewhere in the country yesterday, more news from the defiant south carolina governor mark sanford, as it looks more and more likely that state lawmakers will try to force him out of office. the south carolina lieutenant called for senator sanford to step down saying that the state has been paralyzed with his legal issues, following an affair with the aragain tin woman. >> he said he would not be railroaded out of office. the washington tiles has learned that unless the governor steps down voluntarily, the state republicans are likely to begin
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impeachment proceedings. that is the latest from washington today from the washington times, i'm julie bedane, back to you. read the stories and more by logging on to foxbaltimore.com and clicking on washington times. two mount sane mary's students are facing disorderly contact charges after officers are forced to breakup a party. the sheriff deputies were called to the campus yesterday, the night before the first day of classes. when they arrived officials found a group of 300 kids yelling outside of a student apartment building. some people were reportedly throwing bottles. 2, 21-year-old men were arrested. along with cutting back on services like a prison boot camp and a mental health center? georgetown, many state employees will lose their jobs. the 212 workers being laid off, the health department is taking the bulk of the cut.
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560 people there will be laid off. the 11 best days of summer have finally arrived with the 128th maryland state fair kicks off with ride mania. unlimited rides are $15 starting at 5:00 tonight. can you get a behind the scenes look at the event. we will be live at timonium fairgrounds for a behind the fair special. it will begin at 5:00 at our sister station. come tomorrow to the fair. it's fox 45 day at the fair. can you catch a free boys to men concert and also meet some of your favorite fox 45 personalities. later on fox 45 morning news. >> now i get to talk to my canvas. how long it takes this artist to complete
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michigan and all the points out toward indiana seeing some
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activity as well, thanks to a frontal boundary that could sag further south and bring us a chance of a thunderstorm today. fog in spots at the inner harbor. 75 for the starting temperature, not much of a wind. the barometer is on the rise. 64 is the dew point number. temperatures are at 75 in baltimore. 73 in d.c. surrounding area also in the low 70s and here is what we are keeping our eye on. first of all a front to the north that could sag south. it brings an isolated chance of a shower or thunderstorm. then it will return north as a warm front. we're keeping our eye on trope taitropical storm danny. it's expected to become a category 1 hurricane by the time it makes its way to the carolina coast by saturday early morning and up saturday afternoon toward our area but staying off to the north and east. it will bring us -- even though it won't bring us a direct impact, some high surf and rip currents for the eastern shore and heavy doubty rain.
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as far as how much rain you can expect saturday night into sunday with the heaviest rain to start in the central paint couns and a little bit west. this is only until saturday morning, expect through the day saturday the rain to tall for the eastern shore. for the eastern shore today looking pretty good. 86 degrees with a of sun and -- a mix of sun and clouds. 86 degrees as well with partly cloudy skies. for the western part of maryland, temperatures should climb to 84 degrees, cooler than yesterday. thunderstorm chances better than yesterday. a chance for us to see isolated or scattered showers with thunder. 68 for the overnight low under cloudy skies. as we move through the day, expect the temperatures to climb at 81 at noon. 82 is the temperature we expect to be at 6:00 p.m. with an increase chance of a shower. 78 degrees tomorrow. if you're headed to the state fair for the first full day of activities there. partly cloudy but a chance of a shower or thunderstorm later on
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at night. 71 for the 8:00 p.m. temperature. heading to the beach this weekend, it's getting toward the end of summer. let's see if we can bring that up. maybe i can. there's a chance of afternoon shower and thunderstorms both days with temperatures near 81 there. 82 here so close enough as well. 81 degrees on sunday, can't get rid of the showers very soon but by monday we dry out. we cool down, 77 on wednesday. you can track hurricane, we expect to be hurricane danny a tropical storm with fox 45 hurricane tacker. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. now candace dold is going to let you know what the commute is going to look like this morning with the traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve, and good morning. if you're heading out to the main lines we are seeing speeds drop out quickly. check out 45 at the northeast corner. 46 miles per hour there. 62 miles per hour on 83 moving
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through baltimore county and a very slow 32 on the west side of the beltway. now as for what is happening out there, there's a lot to talk about in baltimore city. we have to deal with the gas leak that continues to shutdown utah street between baltimore and utah street and fayette between utah and park avenue. you will want to stick with pac a and lombard and pratt is the alternate for fayette. we have the watermain break and franklin and mulberry streets are a better bet. a crash on the northbound lines of 95, it's between hanover streets, crews are responding to this scene. you will want to stick with 895 through the harbor tunnel. at whitemarsh boulevard, we do have a lot of cars but no significant delays to talk about, on either the northbound or southbound stretch heading toward the beltway. that's a look at the morning commute, megan, back to you. thank you, candace.
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still ahead, getting your kids back on a sleep schedule after the late nights of summer. we will take your questions on how to start a new routine later this hour. you can always send us a dealer: during the autobahn for all event, you can get great deals. yeah it's great. i just really want to be sure. whoa, it's us from... ...the future. 11 days in the future. look, you love your new routan. you love the german tuned suspension. you love not having to pay for scheduled maintenance,you- i love what you've done with your hair. we'll take it.
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those summer hours of staying up all night and sleeping all day is over. it's back to school time, but if you're having trouble getting your children hit the low; we have tips that will help put your concerns back to sleep. , a sleea sleep expert is joinis this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> this is hard to do. we have kids that go back to school today and some on monday. it's crunch time to get ready. >> right. >> what is your suggestion? >> i think the first thing over
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the summer, people like you said, staying up late. >> right. >> doing all kinds of activities, so one thing is to decrease the activities in the evening. >> okay. >> so no more game boy, t.v., computer. >> so parents really need to be strict, watching your kids, making sure to say that is enough for tonight. >> right. probably over the summer routines go out the window. that would be one easy start. >> right. >> we have to have quiet time and get ready for bed. >> it's going to be hard in the beginning because you're rcht going tnotgoing to be tired at r 10:00. do they lay there and hope to fall asleep? what is best bet for them? >> it might be lying there. usually we tell people to avoid lying in bed more than 20 to 30 minutes. get up and do something quiet, reading, no t.v., no computer, start there and no naps during the day. >> that was the big thing. i do this all the time. i will get home from work, i
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will lay down and take a nap and then i'm up all night. >> try to stay busy and stay active, but avoid activity too late into the evening, because that will just keep you awake later. >> right. we were talking here, a lot of us not always getting as much sleep as we should, but kids very important when they're growing and developing, how many hours should they be sure they're getting. >> school kids, 5-12, about 10 hours. although we say we shouldn't nap, if someone is going to nap, it should be half an hour or less. >> that is short. mine are much longer than that. if you do get into taking it longer, of course that is going to run into how early you get to bad then. >> exactly. >> how long does it take to get on a schedule? >> it usually takes two weeks. >> if you are starting now, kids you could be in trouble. this is something you could have started before school. you can get into it by the early start. >> on weekend don't lapse into
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the summer schedule. >> i know a lot of people have questions, too. we're going to let you answer some of those in a little bit. >> thank you. >> dr. audrey lou is taking your phone calls after the break. if you're having a question of getting your child back into a school routine, our phone lines are open right now. (410)481-4545, you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. 7:53 is the timement you 30 miles per gallon highway or better. like this '09 malibu 1lt with an epa estimated 33 mpg highway. get it now for around $21,500 after all offers. go to chevy.com/openhouse for more details.
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we're back with dr. audrey lou with mercy medical. she is taking our phone calls today. the phone lines are open right now at (410)481-4545. or you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. right now we have bob on the phone from westminister. >> good morning, how are you doing today? >> good. what is your question. >> my question is all summer we let our daughter sleep with my wife. now we have to get her back in bed ready to go to school. what is the best way to do that? >> well, i think that is going to be a tough one. how old is she? >> 7. >> 7. well, i think -- was she sleeping by herself before? >> yes, it was just like a little treat that turned into a long treat. >> well, i think it is time to
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first discuss with her, but then i think you have to kind of just jump into it and start setting limits. >> would you recommend like laying with her, or just, you know, just putting the law down? >> well, i think maybe establishing a bed time routine that both she and you can live with, maybe a story time. a brief time where you lie down with her and then leaving. >> very good. >> bob, thanks for calling. good luck to you. >> sheldon is now on the phone. good morning, sheldon. >> yes, good morning. >> what is your question today? >> my question is during the remaining days now and the start of week next week, would it be helpful to wake-up our child at the time that she will need to get up to school, to try to get her on the daily routine? >> great question. you can start by doing it gradually. if you say, have four days, and it's -- i don't know what the timing is, but you can start 15
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minutes at a time or a half an hour, 15 minutes earlier to bed. 15 minutes earlier to wake-up. >> that sounds like a good idea, thank you very much. >> sure. >> it sounds like we have one more caller. olivia fra baltimor from baltims calling. olivia, we are hearing a one young child. >> yes, that is my daughter. >> the one you're trying to get to sleep n m. >> my son is starting kindergarten. him and his sister sleep in two separate rooms. i allow her to fall asleep with the television on because he can't go to sleep any other way. he doesn't understand why he can't go to sleep with the t.v. on? >> that is hard. >> i think it's a habit that is best weaned off if you can for both of them. >> hopefully that helps her. thank you so much doctor, i hope
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a living canvas. what is hot about body painting. not elderly blind daredevil. what this woman did to celebrate her 90th birthday. your taking a i hav live lot the timonium fairgrounds where 128th, hard to believe, maryland state fair is going to kickoff in a few hours. ride mania starts tonight. we are going to check in with the fair in a few minutes. meteorologist jessica starr has been he testing some of the rides and tell us what we're in for. right now we're going to check in with meteorologist steve ter tifertig because we are told tht there could be rain in our future as tropical storm danny
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gets closer to us. >> tropical storm danny is on the way. and it may affect the rides this weekend. are you a ride person? >> i am, i ride the zipper. >> you and i will be there tomorrow? >> we are and by the time we're there, it could mean that we have showers on the way for tomorrow. the biggest story will be later at night as danny's influence comes in our general direction. we're not expecting a direct hit from danny but we could get heavy rain out this of and it could start tomorrow morning. today not so bad. take a look at temperatures, 75 degrees in washington. 76 up in baltimore, and 76 is where we're headed. a mix of sun and clouds. showers holding off until later this evening due to the front that will be sagging south. light showers at that. it will bring in some dry air. the next front behind us for next week. that is something to look
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forward. the headlines include warm conditions today with a thunderstorm chance out there. but a wet friday night into saturday from the influence of danny. we do expect to play that kind of a role for us and we could have strong rip currents toward ocean city. if you are headed toward ocean city trying to get the last few weekends of summer in, you may have to deal with strong currents. it will be drier and cooler for the next weekend. the state fair does go through next week. you will be cooler there. 81 degrees for the high but the biggest story will be the rain ignition and the rain and rip currents that will be rather strong. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. of course we do have the annoying ride in baltimore city this morning all due to the gas leak that happened two days ago, but unfortunately utah street is still shutdown right at baltimore street and fayette street is also blocked at utah as well. for the alternate, you will want to stick with bottom lombard or you can use paca or green and
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even pratt street instead. getting into the jfx it's the volume you will have to deal with, from 695 a 15-minute commute. the west side of the beltway that is picking up quickly. we have stop and go delays and now a new accident in the mix. it's on the outer loop lanes right at route 40 in catonsville. as for now from the jfx toward 70, we're looking at an 11 minute clip. from 70 toward 895, it gets extremely heavy there and that is because of the flashing lights. we are looking at a 7-minute ride. megan, back to you. the funeral for senator ted kennedy is set for saturday in boston. president barack obama will be giving the eulogy. at the same time many are wondering if the same cron greasgrease mencongressmen willn ground on the healthcare vote,
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of which he was a champion. >> reporter: many analyst say his vote is needed if the senate is going to pass the new healthcare reform bill. it would need his vote to get anything passed. the way the law is in massachusetts it will take months to replace kennedy's seat. most counts democrats do not have the 60 votes and did not have them before kennedy's death. now in light of kennedy's passing, some senators might be pressed to reconsider their positions. maine two republican senators are targeted at least to one political analyst when thinks they're vulnerable. >> they might, people might be moved to provide the extra vote. but they're likely to endure some degree of punishment from their own parties. >> reporter: there's another way to get around the 60 votes and still get kennedy's long awaited universal healthcare bill passed.
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it's called a reconciliation procedure. in that the democrats would only need 51 votes to pass the new bill. the problem with that is, it's only temporary and will expire like the bush tax cuts there and they will have to vote again at a later date. once again, kennedy's funeral is set for saturday? in boston, joel d smith. tomorrow congressman elijah couplcummings will be live at or studio to answer your questions. just send us a tweet at fox baltimore. you can contact your representatives by going to foxbaltimore.com/your voice. hopefully tropical storm danny won't be putting a damp ore your weekend plans. people in the bahamas and from the carolinas north along the east coast should keep an eye on danny. he is streng ening an strengtheg
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forward. the storm is moving northwest at roughly 10 miles per hour. the storm is on a path to clip the east coast over the weekend. you can track tropical storm danny with fox 45 sky watch return tacker. it's available at fox baltimore.com. you can use fox 45 doppler radar to track coming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. still to come, a living canvas. >> it's fun, because i'm very social. so now i get to talk to my canvas. >> we show you what is hot about body painting. that is coming up next. 8:07 is the time. >> reporter: i'm jessica starr, coming up this morning on the hometown hot spot. i will show you arts and
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get ready. the maryland state fair is back in town. get ready for the 11 fun filled days. meteorologist jess sk jessica ss live at the timonium fairgrounds with the details. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, megan. there's going to be an ample amount of games, food and crafts. i'm joined this morning by janice corona from the home art superintendent. we have things on display. tell me about the different
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departments within the art mart department. >> we have sewing, cooking, fine arts and quilting. i have 230 quilts that came in and they're absolutely gorgeous. there's wearing, and spinning, 8 lot of things, wearing crocheting and embroidery, and arts and crafts and preserving. >> reporter: this looks like it took a long time to do. >> i imagine it did. this is a gentleman who did this. he did a great job. he got a second place on it. we have the knitting and crechincrowchaiing and what is g right now he cut by hand. it's gorgeous. >> reporter: tell me about the cake we are looking at right now. >> this is the president's cake. it's made by a lady in woodbine. i love the picks, i think they're great. >> reporter: are the arts and crafts going to be for sale or are they going to be on display.
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>> display only. >> reporter: are they going to win prizes. >> they win prizes and a lot of competition. >> reporter: you need to come down and check all of the things that are going on. it kicks off with ride mania but every department opens tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. you definitely need to check out all the exciting things that will be going on through the weekend and weekend. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com. the weather on today, 5:00, 82 degrees, partly cloudy with a few showers. by 10:00, cloudy, 74 degrees but for the full forecast today, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. thank you, jessica. and yeah, looking forward to at least a decent start today. that looked very nice. i will have to get on there and have to get even smaller. sky watch weather indicating a dry scan looking pretty good for the time being. things are going to, we expect for later on into the weekend as
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tropical storm danny, which may become a hurricane, definitely influences our weather with heavy down powers expected. you look to the north and west we find more activity in the way of showers and thunderstorms in the way toward the great lakes area. we are seeing a couple of light showers up in pennsylvania. later in the day we see a shower around here, but again, our eyes are turned to the atlantic, where we're looking at at possibility of hurricane danny later on into the weekend as we move into friday night into saturday morning. here the particulars right now with regard to danny as we get you a closer look out in the atlantic as it moves further toward the west toward the eastern seaboard. tropical storm danny right now as a bay-mile-an-hour wind. gusts to 59, or rather 510 miles northeast of miami, florida. bahamas in the way of the storm, and also the atlantic coast probably around north carolina
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most vulnerable as this moves closer to it by friday night into saturday morning. so we will be watching. as you see, it turns off into the atlantic ocean. nevertheless, strong rip currents possible. high surf for the ocean city area and just generally along the east coast and then points inward, still heavy downpours expected through friday night into saturday and a little beyond, maybe with maybe 2 itches or more expected. the future scan model indicates where you can can expect to see the showers. a slight chance of a thunderstorm during the day. that would be due to the front from the north. that is where the moisture would be coming from. more of it will be coming from danny as it moves in by 6:00 p.m. friday into the evening and nighttime as well as overnight into saturday morning, especially for the eastern shore where we continue to see more rain falling there. as far as how much rain? we are going to see the heaviest rain here through the central part of the state, because this is only going to predict out to saturday morning on our future scan mo model.
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probably more in the way of 2-3 inches, closer to 4 inches of rain possible thereby the time we're done with the whole thing completely. 75 the temperature in d.c. surrounding areas all in the low to mid-70s. we will see temperatures climb to 86 degrees for high for the eastern shore. the mix of sun and clouds. the central part of the state getting up to 86 degrees partly cloudy. a northeast wind at 5-10 miles per hour. back to the west, temperatures getting up to 84 degrees with partly cloudy skies with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm later especially into the evening, 68 for the overnight low. 86 today for the high temperature, headed to the fair tomorrow, 75 by 2:00 p.m. the opposite of what jessica was telling us tonight, when we will see the showers during the 8:00 period. 82 degrees on saturday, the heavy rain into saturday morning and 81 on sunday, still shower chances, drier and cooler monday through wednesday in the mid-to upper 70s. can you track tropical storm danny with fox 45 hurricane
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tacker. it's available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 4 45 doppler rar to track the incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. here is candace dold with a look at your traffic edge. >> reporter: good morning, steve and good morning. we are tracking the average speeds and so far they're out pretty far on 95. we're looking at 95 miles per -- 45 miles per hour and 36 on the jfx. look at this 34 miles per hour there so an extremely hectic ride. back up to speed on 95 through howard county at 61 miles per hour. as for the incidents, they're centered around baltimore city. we have the gas main leak at baltimore and saratoga street. fayette street is parked between utah and park avenue. the best option is going to be paca or green instead of utah. we do have the broken watermain to talk about on saratoga. it's right between green street and martin luther king
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boulevard. just a lot of crews in this area. you need to bring your patience with you and allow yourself extra minutes as you head out the door. at the jfx, nothing to complain about there. there's an accident on the outer loop side at 40 at catonsville. megan, back to you. still to comrk ge come. get a great meal for half the price. we have it coming up. now i get to talk to my canvas. and next, a living canvas. we show you what is hot about body painting. that is coming up next most for headaches.
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record shows in one room--watch in another. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v and get fios tv - ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates. america's top rated internet--now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just $79.99 a month for 6 months. plus, for a limited time, a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. that's an overall savings of $240 dollars over six months. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v today. baltimore is a cultural mecca and in charm city, it seems we have seen every type of artwork. for this morning's what is hot, we explore a form that you may
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not know about. we warn you it's raising a few eyebrows. >> i literally hear people say wow. >> jane sydel began painting when she was a little girl. splashing color on everything, from pieces of paper to the walls in her room. but now she decorates a very different medium. >> more fun, because i'm very social. now i get to talk to my canvas. >> her canvas is the human body. >> you cannot picture it until you see it. once you see it, you're like, oh, that is really pretty. >> i even want to change the name body painting, because this is not what people think body paintinpaint isinging is. >> i'm doing the butterfly. wish i had a picture, but i'm going by what i'm picturing in my head. i do everything by hand. it takes me sitting there and measuring with my eyes this
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design took, we started at 6:00 in the morning. it's 2 1/2 hours. >> it gets dry really fast. >> people ask, you make mistakes? yeah, i'm human. i gotten pretty good at fixing the mistakes where people don't realize they're mistakes. >> maybe i should do a little silver. 2 quarters of the way it's done. if you really want to know, to me, i'm never done. i feel i could sit here for 12 hours and probably still not be completely satisfied. i guess that is just the artist in me. i got to fix this back here. >> 3 quarters of the way there, but the remaining work is what jen likes best. adding the finishing details to make it look like the model is wearing clothes. >> to me this is the most rewarding out of the whole painting. you see the two different, dark
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makes it look like a zipper. but i'm going to put a shadow into it that makes it look like we're zipping it up. >> they go, what you don't have clothes on, crazy stuff. >> owe, my god, he is staring at me. >> where is my flower. >> more it's like a crown. >> that looks good. >> you just hold these low. >> reporter: art that still draws critics. >> men are going to love it anyway, but women, women flip out. >> reporter: but jen is working on getting their acceptance. >> if i can win a woman over, in my opinion, i've got it made. >> reporter: one stroke of paint at a time. >> art is beautiful. if you can do it on a human body and have it tasteful, fantastic. doesn't that leave you special less. >> wow! >> it looked like she had clothes on? >> would she walk out like that. >> well, they do, yeah, they do.
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here is the thing. i said to her, how do you get this stuff off? i mean, it's got to take hours. they say it comes off easily. they do have an event coming up where they are going to be in gold paint and she said. she has already warned them, it's going to take a very long time. but with soap and water, it comes off. very interesting. i always heard about it in key west, but now it's in baltimore so very interesting. >> wow. >> if you want more information about body painting, you can log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning news. if you have an idea for an upcoming what is not segment, just log on to foxbaltimore.com/hot. it's a sexy time, we have a preview of the sexy summer might concert coming up next. i done everything else i could do, why not this? >> later, she is showing no signs of slowing down, why one
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if you want your weekend to be all that jazz, you can check out the sexy summer notice concert. it's a cd release party. singer tracy hamlin is here with more. >> good morning to you. >> this is a release party for somebody else. >> but you are also a big part of it. >> i was featured on one of the songs along with many other wonderful artists, and of course, lots of greatness from arch gerard. >> what kind of music is this. >> it's jazz. it's smooth jazz all the way. really, really nice. >> are you proud of it? >> i'm totally proud of it and proud to work with him and other musicians. >> and are you going to give us a taste of it this morning. >> this is the title track from my new cd and it's called better days. >> we're going to let you take it away. >> thank you.
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good morning, welcome back to fox 45 morning news. i'm megan gilliland. we're getting closer and closer to that weekend, but as we get closer, we're also getting closer to the possibility of a tropical storm headed our way. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what he says is in store for us here. is it going to hit us or not? that's a good question. tropical storm danny is coming closer to us. it's going to make its way into our region. on friday and saturday we will have downpours from it. >> that danny. >> that is danny for you. tell you what, you knew danny like i know danly danny, you won for the hills. 75 degrees in baltimore. you won't have to run too far to see shower chances by tomorrow. today a generally partly cloudy day with an isolated chance of a shower or thunderstorm later in the afternoon.
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any showers that we see on the sky watch hd radar is up to the north. up in pennsylvania, light showers there. a little bit more activity toward the great lakes, but that can start to move in our direction. it's from the south, of course, that danny is moving in by later tomorrow. that will have the stronger influence of the heavy downpours potential for friday night into saturday. should top out around 86 degrees for the daytime high and tonight, the chance of showers, actually increases a little bit as we get into the later part of the evening into the early night. 68 degrees is the overnight low. we will have more on danny in a little bit. for now here is candace dold whom you would like to meet with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. good morning, you won't like what i have to say about the roadways. there's a lot to talk about. first off in baltimore city, we have been talking about it all morning long. it's unfortunately causing road closures at utah street at baltimore street. you will want to stick with lombard or even pratt instead.
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you can also use the franklin or mulberry street because of the broken watermain at saratoga. getting into the city, southbound of the jfx at 695, at 15-minute commute. we do have an accident on 83 at the southbound direction at northern baltimore county in middletown road. from free land toward mulberry a 25 minute clip. look at this number, a 21-minute ride from the jfx wrapping all the way down toward 70. that is because of an accident on the outer loop lanes at route 40 in catonsville. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, back to you. here are the stories we are following this morning. a public viewing for senator ted kennedy will be held today. a hearse carrying his body from hyannis port to boston will pass sites of significance to him. members of his family, including his wife vikki are expected to greet well wishers filing past his casket as the presidential
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library and museum. president barack obama will deliver the eulogy at kennedy's funeral on saturday. the first was in northeast baltimore where a woman was taken to the hospital after police opened fire. it happened just before midnight in the 6,000 block of arizona avenue. the second took lice before 1:00 this morning, at the 2700 block of fenwick avenue at northeast baltimore. the other occurred at the 200 block of university parkway of northeast baltimore. people in the bahamas and the from the carolinas coast along the east coast should keep an eye along tropical storm danny which is strengthening as it moves toward land. it's moving north west at roughly 10 miles per hour. the storm is on a path to hit the northeast coast over the weekend. they have skated for 15 years ask this weekend there's an anniversary celebration.
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jason jackson is live at the skate city park. good morning to you. >> how is it going, megan? >> good. jason, 15 years of business? >> that's a long time. >> how did you do it? what kept you guys stay in business? >> i come from skateboarding and we know skateboarding. it's all between skateboarders. that helps a lot for construction of ramps, for dealing with the skate companies and all of that. i come from that, so we know. that kept us going. >> saturday is the big celebration. tell us about what you guys plan to be doing? >> we plan to be saying indoors away from hurricane or tropical storm danny, but we have a bunch of different skateboard companies coming out. we have clothing companies coming out. a lot of people in baltimore that have supported through the 15 years are coming out. it's going to be free admission. a couple of different
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skateboarding events. we have the ride nss tour, which is a huge national event. they're going to stop by here this weekend. >> we just saw some of your skate borders there. amazing what they're able to do. how long have they been able ton doing this? >> a couple of them a few years and the majority of them their whole lives, 10, 15 years, they have been skating with us, as long as we have been in business. >> they'rent wearing helmets. aren't they scared? >> no. these are the professionals. these guys don't require the pads. >> this is a big skate park. if you haven't been out there, look at all of the ramps you have put in? >> it's 15,000 sq. ft. and swee have another ramp that is 6,000 sq. ft. >> happy anniversary to you. >> thank you very much. celebrate charm city skate park 15 years in business by
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going for free on saturday afternoon. for more information go to foxbaltimore.com slash morning g news. still ahead, being blind and nearly a century old won't stop one granny. >> i have done everything else i could do, why not this? >> why the lifelong daredevil (employee 1) subject: urgent!! bob!!
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homes, and even sky scrapers can become lead certified by meeting certain levels of sustainability, water conservation and energy efficiency. companies like wells fargo, toyota and frito lay have invested in buildings that dramatically reduce water use and energy use. they have announced 3 1/2 billion dollars building strategy. the funds will be used to expand the use of technologies in major commercial buildings as well as in new existing homes. i'm jill cortis reporting. to learn more about brighter living go to foxbaltimore.com. we enjoyed bright living for a while, but now meteorologist steve fertig says it may be over. let's go and check with him right now. >> reporter: over probably this week. today not too bad. you want to get out and enjoy this. sky hd radar indicating a dry scan. we start this morning with just sunshine and a few clouds out there. the sky watch hd radar as we put
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things into motion indicate showers up toward pennsylvania. just a few light showers if you're traveling there this morning but back to the north and west to the great lakes. that is where the most active weather is over the u.s. at least right now. however, things are going to change as we get more in the way of rain that could be heavy for this weekend. you are seeing heavy rain, by the way off of the panhandle up florida as well. let's not leave them out. here is what we got right now, downtown not bad. 76 degrees, a little more cloud cover than you might like. northeast winds at 6 miles per hour. the barometer is on the rise, 64 is the dew point. here are the temperatures and as i said today, not too bad. 76 degrees heading out, pretty mild this morning, 75 in d.c. and the same for salisbury. up in hagerstown, 73 and we are keeping our eye to the north where the front will sag farther south and bring us shower chances later in the day today. but more toward the atlantic where we're talking about tropical storm danny. danny could become a hurricane
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as it makes its way toward the south carolina coastline by early saturday morning. the biggest threat is the riptide along the coast and the heavy rain that will be produced and the strong winds with it. see for us, 7 to 10:00 p.m. see the hay yesterday rain around here officially. the heaviest rain, again initially starts through the central part state but moves further toward the eastern shore as we move into the latter part of saturday morning and into saturday afternoon. looking at two inches of rain through the central part of the state, you're only seeing a half an inch here. keep 9 in mind this model will only go through saturday morning. for today a as i said, rather d, a shower in the evening for the eastern shore but early on 86 with a mix of sun and clouds. not a bad start to the thursday, but the western or central part of the state, with the western part of maryland in the mid-80s. 84 degrees will stay here a couple of degrees cooler.
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the better chance today for a shower in that part of the state. tonight, 68 degrees for the overnight low and an east wind at 5-10 miles per hour. a chance of a shower here and there could be isolated, scattered and then just cloudy overnight. as we move through the day today, the temperatures get up to 81 degrees by the noon hour. it will be lighter than this. 82 degrees by 6:00 p.m. and again, there you go, as for lighter, 81 degrees for the noon hour and 83 at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of 86 around 4:00. 78 degrees on friday and that is when we see the influence of danny coming our way for later on friday. if you are heading to the fair, by the way for the first full day, expect temperatures to be in the 70s all day long. 82 for saturday, the heaviest rain coming into saturday morning, 81 degrees on sunday. still a shower chance, and drier for the next front. partly cloudy skies and mostly clear tuesday and wednesday, temperatures at 76 degrees for the tuesday and 77 for wednesday. now you can track tropical storm
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danny which may become a hurricane with fox 45 sky watch tacker. it's available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 doppler radar to track incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com/hurricane. now candace dold is back with one last look this morning at the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve and good morning. we're tracking our average speeds on the roadways and look at these numbers. 45 miles per hour on 95 in the northeast corner and 43 on the jfx. doing better on baltimore county with 52 miles per hour. look at this, 28 miles per hour on the west side of the beltway. so a very hectic morning for those people. 58 miles per hour on 95 through howard county. now what we do have to talk about, though, is baltimore city. of course we had had the gas leak two days ago and unfortunately it's still shutting down utah street between baltimore and saratoga and also fayette street right at utah and all the way into park avenue. for the alternate, you will want to stick with paca or green
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instead of utah or lombard and pratt instead of fayette street. a little bit further up, we have the broken watermain still, that is going to be on saratoga street between green and martin luther king boulevard. use mulberry street or franklin instead. no accidents to talk about on 895 through the harbor tunnel or 495 through the far fort mchenry tunnel. here it is on the outer loop lanes, the cars barely inching toward the flashing lights. a heavy ride on inner loop stretch toward 795 as well. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, let's turn it over to you. candace, thank you. still to come, get a great meal for half the price. we have this week's dining highest in overall customer
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it pays and it definitely feels like you were in the heart of little italy. it's dining deals day for only $25. you can get a $50 gift certificate to ciao bella. tony, great to have you here and what are we making here today. i'm going to help you. >> we have ri ccota she is filled in ray villey. >> do you put salt in your water? >> you do? >> how much. >> a tablespoon. >> you know i eat t.v. dinners every night. this is the most cooking i'm going to be doing every night. >> it's okay that there's green getting in there. >> now? >> put the plate down. >> lesson one by one. >> we're make a box of cream sauce with marinara.
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>> say marinara. >> good girl. >> oh, boy, this is why i eat t.v. dinners, it's not dangerous. >> it's an electric stove top. >> okay. >> nice. >> and what are you going to put on here the raf ole. >> you smell it. >> yes. >> i do, we're going to add a little cream. >> we will take it off the pot for a second. add a little cream. >> that is nice and hot. >> that is very hot. >> that is good. >> and this is one of the items on the menu right now. >> yeah. now i'm going to add a little bit of garlic. >> okay. >> you want to touch it? >> no, i let you touch it? >> okay. >> thank you, though. >> how much would you say that? >> a tablespoon. >> done, excellent megan. >> you're making me feel really good about this? >> now i have a little bit of white pepper here. this is going to go a little
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bit. i usually gage by putting it over the garlic. >> it already smells good. >> we will put a little bit of cracked black pepper just a little bit. now we're going to add tomatoes. >> is this homemade? >> no, it's canned. >> a little sarcastic. >> what kind of question is that, meg? >> this is fresh homemade. can you tell? >> yes, with the big chunks of comatomatoes. >> we add a little cream to the red and that gives you the color pink. isn't that nice. >> it's beautiful. >> look, the raf oles are floating. >> that means they're done. that means they're done. good trick. i didn't know that. >> by the way we're going to have argentina night, hopefully night to come as of november the
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12th, with music because ciao bella is has received live entertainment. >> what is argentina night. >> we are going to receive wines from argentina. these people are wondering of folks. i think they're relatives of mine. we started to talk about sicily. there's a lot of italians in argentina. >> we have dining deals going on right now. so people can come out to your restaurant and use the dining deals there. >> absolutely. >> some the good items on your menu. >> you know what i do? we do dining deals that you can have anything you want. >> $50 and you -- $25 and you get $50 worth of food. that's a good deal. what do you recommend if we're coming out to your restaurant. the raf ole looks great. >> how much time so i have. >> you have about 5 seconds. >> that is it.
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>> what do you have to say about this? >> i love fox 45. i'm happy to be back. we have going to finish off with a little bit of romano cheese. we're going to let it simmer. >> and it's finished. >> if i was going to order this. >>just choose the vodka sauce and choose your pasta. if you would like to learn how to get this, go to our website at foxbaltimore.com and can you find you o how to get tt
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they say you are only as old as you feel. well, it will be hard to top what one great grandmother did
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for her birthday this year. drew mickelson explains. >> she doesn't walk very well, but the family doesn't call her gram bo for coming. >> i'm going to fly. >> she decided to celebrate her nirg9th birthday by jumping out of -- 90th birthday by jumping out of a plane. the risk of injury or death didn't scare this woman. her 16 something daughters joining her on the jump along with the grandson and great granddaughter. four generations of daredevils risking their lives together. >> we're kind of crazy, but that is kind of what my grandmother. >> we're going to be crouched down on the door like this? >> with a little instruction. >> i guess. i'm going to try to he wer remel of that.
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>> reporter: she is read readyo go. >> it's time for take off. sky wing was up for the flight she had been waiting for 90 years dropping at 120 miles per hour, the grandmother took the plunge of her life. the free fall lasted about a minute. at that time she fell about a mile scaf straigh 1/2 straight . >> as her relatives landed beneath her, her chute opened. she could enjoy about 5 minutes of a slow peaceful descent. >> yeah, grandma. >> she nailed the landing. >> [applause] >> sorry i waited this long to do this. i should have done it years ago. >> i'm absolutely proud of her, not everybody would go out and do that at her age not being able to see. >> reporter: how could rambo top this, when she and the family celebrate her 91st.
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>>if they had a trip to the moon, i would take it. >> she has been a daredevil all her live. the orioles won last night but an amazing defensive play by the twins that everyone is talking about here this morning. in the 4th inning, it looks like a base hit out to the middle, but look at this, dives, catches, it slips it, in 1 motion makes us all go, how in the world did he do that? we will take a look at in a different angle. >> some people are calling this the defensive play of the year. the best part the orioles still won beating the twins 5-0. >> i was on the phone last night. i was booking a segment that you will see later. stay tuned. we were talking and this happened as we were on the phone. he stopped our conversation. he is like, oh my gosh! that has to be the best sieve play i have -- the best defensive play i have ever seen.
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>> did he mean to do that? >> it was an incredible play. >> i think it's the best play of the century. that is what babe ruth told me. we go back a long way. >> expect temperatures to climb to 86 degrees for a high today. a chance of a shower popping in later in the day. danny it's a tropical storm could become a hurricane by saturday early morning. it could bring us heavy rain over the weekend. we need to keep an eye on that closely. >> hopefully we will stay dry tonight and tomorrow we will take a look at it. thank you for joining us. we will see you back here tomorrow.
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