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♪ right now at 11:00, mourning the loss of a philadelphia icon. he was the face of a franchise and the epitomy of fashion. a look back at the amazing live and lasting legacy of ed snider. we had the sunshine today but tracking another round of rain in the forecast. i'll let you know when commute will be impacted the most. >> and cartons carted away local
thieves make off with stacks of cigarettes and you won't believe how many it's costing a philadelphia business. we begin tonight though with honoring an icon g evening, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm jessica dean. ed snider was known first and for most as the moon brought the flyers to physical. native of washington, d.c. he first came to the city in 1964 to become a part owner of the philadelphia eagles. snider quickly became aware of philadelphia's passion for sports. he spearheaded the effort to bring ice hockey to town and was successful in 1966. snider created the spectrum and founded the sports and entertainment powerhouse spectacore. he had a hand in creating sports radio 610 wip and the regional cable network prism. snider endured a two-year battle with bladder cancer and died today at the age of 83. he survived by his wife, six children and 15 grandchildren. >> the snider family issued a statement that reads in part
"our dad was loved for his big heart, generosity of spirit and dedication to his family. we are grateful for the outpouring of love from the community, his friends, and all those who were fortunate to have been touched by him in some way, large or small ". one of the men fortunate enough to become close to mr. snider long lifetime pliers public address lou nolan had has been the voice sin the 1970s. nolan spoke about the loss of his friend and said that bringing hockey to philadelphia wasn't exactly a sure bet. >> it wasn't really a fan base for it but ed recognized it having seen in other cities what it would do and having been to madison square garden and seeing what it was like there and said he thought he would make a go of it here in philadelphia because he had a feel for the fact it was great sport city. he had been with the eagles and saw what happened there in the nfl. and said that we were ready for it here and i'm sure glad he did. he meant a lot to me. >> that he did. mr. snider will have lasting
impact on so many ways but the flyers always held a special place in his heart. >> you see sports director don bell joining us with how the team is reactioning to this loss. >> right now i think people don't want to marinate really want to celebrate what ed snider not only meant to the team but also to the city. when people talk about ed snider one word always comes to mind, passion. his glass wasn't half full with it. it overflowed and that's just one of many reasons why snider was beloved in many town. snider's flyers won back to back stanley cup titles in '74 and '75. he was the catalyst behind the broad street bullies. he refused to have a team that played soft and pass tiff hock hockey. he was in the you will hockey of hall of fame. the flyers are preparing for their play off series against washington. before snider passed he hosted the team at his california home. his passion for the team was strong even then. >> you know as a player he cares deeply about the uniform, about
the logo, but he cared about you as an individual and he cared about your family. >> it's not going to be easy against a good team, but we know he'll be watching and he'll be -- he'll be cheering us on. >> i know there's nothing else that he wanted to see more than the flyers to win another stanley cup. that's definitely our goal and we'll go out there and strive to bring the cup back to philly. >> coming up in sports, we'll have more reaction from angelo and al at wip. about the loss of ed snider, of course, he was instrumental in bringing sports talk radio to philadelphia. and that is an mazing achievement. people don't think of it at the time but it was huge. >> i met mr. snider a few times doing sports and he cared deeply no doubt about it. >> what a legacy. don, thanks. >> the tributes are widespread across the sports world phillies paid tribute to ed snider at the home opener and "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt is at
citizens bank park tonight with more. david? >> reporter: ukee, a lot of baseball fans talking about ed snider tonight. basically all of the parts here at the sports complex in south philly are honoring ed snider. i want to you take look right now at the sign here just on other side from citizens bank park. it doesn't matter really what team you're rooting for what sport you like people are thinking of snider family to night. >> please join the phillies in a moment of silence. >> before the game thousands paused for moment silence to remember flyers owner ed snider the man stayed on the mind many of the phillies faithful at this home opener. >> he just introduced the nhl. it was pretty -- little tear going on. i don't know. >> philly sticks together like that. we got to show support. we show love for all our teams out here. we stay together. >> fans pack citizens bank park for the home opener against the padres. the weather just about perfect.
>> awesome day. awesome game. sunshining. awesome. awesome. awesome sauce. >> the score not so awesome. the phillies lost. we caught up with fans as they left the ballpark. >> win or no win, i'm still with them. >> i've been with them since i was a little kid. yes, sometimes they're up. sometimes they're down. >> even with a loss, fans tried to be positive. after all it's just the beginning of the season. >> a lot of positive emotions and people seem to be excited about the season so i think it will be good season for us. >> reporter: and people ukee and jessica just kept talking about the weather after this weekend they really enjoyed kind of that spring like weather today for the home opener. the phils will be back at it tomorrow night at 7:00 o'clock here at citizens bank park. reporting live tonight, david spunt cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you david. chances if you were at the ball yard you spent the middle of the seventh inning getting in stretch. but why is it done it's tonight's good question and nicole will have the answer in
just a few minutes. more than 39,000 east coast verizon land line phone and cable workers could go on strike on wednesday. members of the international brotherhood of electrical workers and the communications workers of america have been without a contract since august between 15. union leaders say verizon wants to freeze pensions, make layoffs easier recent lie more on contract workers. verizon says it's been moving the bargaining process forward and that strike threats are not constructive. >> what the company is trying to do is take the work and the call center environments and move it out of state or even out of the country to have it done by someone else, and not return the invest tom their local communities. >> the two sides will meet again tomorrow and verizon says it is hopeful there will be no strike but that it has trained non-union employees to fill in if a strike occurs. philadelphia police want to you take look at this video. the search is now on for these suspect who's stole $64,000 in cigarettes.
they got into a business on hunting park avenue by using a ladder and then prying open a rear door. once they got inside they used that ladder to reach unnamed cases of cigarettes and they just wheeled them right out the door. it happened friday night around 3:00 in the morning. you're asked to call police if you have any information. there are more water safety concerns tonight. elevated levels of lead have surfaced at two elementary schools in hamilton, mers is he county. several contaminated samples at the william b. morgan elementary school caused officials to turn off all the water moutains prone vied bottled water to students and staff. food preparation was also moved off sight. and one water mountain has been shut off at greenwood elementa elementary. right now there's no word on how many of the 24 schools in the district have been tested. a judge ruled state of new jersey can seize ocean front land for protective dune project in margate. this is the second major ruling in favor of the state department of environmental protection. it it's trying assemble strips of privately owned land along
the coast to build dunes mitt gag flooding and storm damage. margate says it's wooden bulkhead is sufficient to protect it from storms. it sued the state to block dun dunes. tis the season baseball is back in south philly and the fans are back in the stands. >> and tonight it brings up a good question. why do the fans take a breather in the middle of the game? nicole brewer took a swing at tracking down the answer and she joins us now with more on what she found out. nicole isn't took a swing an miss. >> just kidding. i have the answer. there's no game clock, no period quarters or half time in baseball but when it comes to the seventh in inning, folk we w what to expect. right? but maybe you're like viewer fran heck whose wondering why do we do this seventh inning stretch? it's a good question, fran, especially in honor of the phillies home opener. ♪ >> take me out to the ballgame. >> it's one of the many great traditions during the seventh inning stretch. >> take me to the crowd.
>> what do we rise from our seats in the seventh upping. >> legs are tired from sitting. >> get some food. relax a little bit. get the fans rialed up. >> bathroom break. >> woo do you think we do the seventh inning stretch. >> matt leone sports reporter for our sister station kyw news radio his favorite theories dates back to 1910, 6-foot two, 300 proud william howard taft taking in ballgame. he was uncomfortable sitting in the seats finally aft the top of the seventh inning he had to stander up and stretch. >> root, root, root for the phillies. >> and because it was a it was the president of the united states everyone else stood up in respect. >> thus they believe the seventh inning stretch was born. >> oh, okay. that makes sense. >> sounds good. >> right? >> no one knows for sure but some say the tradition roots that date back further.
>> 1869 brook and cincinnati after a long second inning everyone got up and stretched. >> one year later, baseball hall of famer harry write wrote about folks extending their legs and arms in the seventh inning. >> once something starts they continue it. >> parents bring their kids,. >> it's one, two, three strikes your out at the old ballgame. ♪ >> so it seems like everybody knows the words to take me out to the ballgame but dunk it was written by a man who wasn't all that into baseball? vaudeville entertainer jack nor worth credited with writing the shopping 1908 but didn't see his first major league game for another 30 years after that. >> wow! >> get out of here. >> right. >> stuck around for while. >> certainly made and impact but not a baseball fan. >> the taft theory i had heard of that. >> i like that theory. >> that's very interesting. >> good stuff. thanks nicole. appreciate it. >> what is your good question
question. log on to cbsphilly.com/good question to submit your question. >> nicole will be here every night with the answer on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. we can't wait to hear from you and your good question. still to come on "eyewitness news" tonight, zika fears renewed. officials reveal that the virus is worse than they originally thought. the disturbing discovery that has concerns spreading across the health community. justin. >> we're tracking our next storm system. it's a cold front and it arrives just in time to make for a messy morning commute. we'll time out the rain and let you know how warm the temperatures get in the extended forecast. >> looking for the best beach in the country. your travels may not take you far. at least if you believe wasn't popular magazine. >> who is the boss? the cake contest that has people battling it out for the best batter and even tori is taking a turn. we'll take you inside some pretty sweet competition on the other side.
>> this is cbs3 "eyewitness news" with ukee washington, jessica dean, kate bilo and don bell. ♪ new research is linking the zika virus to more complications that previously thought. health experts spoke today at a time white house briefing and the virus can result in miscarriages, premature burnings and blindness in newborns. zika is also likely to be a problem during the entire length of pregnancy not just the first trimester. the cdc says the mosquito that carries the virus can be found in 30 states not just 12 as originally thought. emergency zika funding has yet to be approved by congress so funds left over from the i bowl la fight will be diverted for now. a big win for one of the big spots down the shore. ocean city, new jersey, is named best beach in america. that's according to travel and
lifestyle magazine coastal living. the shore town beat out huntington beach california with over 100,000 votes in marinadeness style bracket. nearly 2,000 students battered up recently for competition at widener university in delaware county. we're not talking about baseball bats. we're talking about cake batter. >> there were 21 entries in several categories at the fifth annual cake boss competition. you can make that 22 after vittoria woodill got there. ♪ >> reporter: cakes everywhere you look. outerspace cakes inspired by star wars many mews. volleyball cakes. >> definitely food cake, cookie dough and chocolate butter milk frosting. >> were you ever hopes their frosting take cake. what do you think? >> it's that good. 19 work. number eight. >> number eight very nice.
>> students widener school of hospitality management came up with the competition. >> isn't learning great? >> among the judges tony luke of cheesesteak fame. >> are you more a cake with or without icing? >> you know that's a good question. it's according to what the with is. >> okay. >> if it's like a -- a philadelphia cream cheese kind of icing, i'm down with that. >> this is definitely the kind of cake you want to should have your face into. was that the inspiration? >> definitely. i just wanted to make a cake that i just want to dive into. >> you have accomplished that. congratulations. >> how do you compete against the cake like that? >> i had to try. with a springtime theme to match my outfit. of course. that means whipping up black icing perfect for petals. assistant professor adrian hall -- >> i like how you did the diagonal thing. >> should i keep going. >> i think you should. >> a dab here an dab there. a yellow dot in the middle of a
met petal makes it a flour. dreamy finishing touches and then reality sets in. >> oh wow. >> these cakes are so much better than mine. entry number 22 heads for the best of appearance category. >> nice. >> well, believe it or not i didn't win. >> what? >> gasp. >> recount. >> i know much those cakes were amazing. i liked to think it was because my last minute entry was again the rules. >> oh. >> but i don't know that for sure. any who congratulations to all the winners at wide never fifth annual cake boss contest it's a great way to get the kids exci excited about not only decorating but the business and the bakery. >> sure. >> you know, a bakery could look just beautiful and sweet but all that work that goes into it a lot of hard work. >> nicely done. >> it looks great. >> thanks. like my cake did. >> like your day cake. >> i like tony with the with is. >> jd has your forecast. the stuff this morning moved
out. nice day. >> provide a little rain but overall we're not dropping the s word here. no snow. >> get out of here with that. >> nice clean forecast. >> no freeze warnings. >> my man. >> we'll warm things up nicely april weather coming out. break out the umbrellas again during the morning. it gets better for the afternoon with brief cool down. if you are heading out through the overnight hours, we're not that bad right now. check outside life look from roof camera. just some clouds rolling in. try in center city. dry across the delaware valley from the poconos all the way down to the shore. eventually that rain will start to work its way into the region. april, yeah it's been pretty cruel. we started off the month on the warm side. got up to 80 degrees. overall still on the chilly side when you average temperatures averaging 2.5 degrees below average. snowfall three-tenths of an inch we do average half an inch of snow for the month of april. pretty much right there. 60 right now in philadelphia. and in allentown. so we're sit nice warm air mass ahead of this front.
here's that cool pocket of air that arrives tomorrow. we won't be terribly cold maybe dropping a few degrees below average. steady rain across southern ohio valley up through upstate new york. so we're still dry got few hours to go here with the dry weather then this front does move eastward impacts us for the morning ride let's break it down for you. overnight, rain arrives towards day break so during the morning periods of rain at times. could be pockets of heavy rain as well. by the afternoon that front clears us. we'll see clearing skies. that rain does come to an end. front swings through the region tomorrow knocks the temperatures back little bit keep in mind we should be in the low 60s this time of year. tomorrow upper 50s maybe 60. if we see enough sun. brief cool down wednesday. upper 50s but high pressure area sits over the northeast for several days. so we're setting up dry forecast each day gets warmer. 6am here come the rain. so this slows the morning driving down that's a look at your ride. plus we'll be dealing with off and on showers but by afternoon, that rain moves offshore, we're back to sunshine that's the 10. wednesday all the way in to next
weekend. overall rainfall amounts about quarter to maybe a half an inch looks like the heaviest rain south and east of philadelphia. long term trend after this cool pocket of air moves in tomorrow and wednesday it's out of here look a that the nothing but red on this map indicating warm temperatures over really the neck 10 days. so our highs probably above average when you average it altogether. breezy milder overnight. showers arrive tomorrow morning. clearing for the afternoon. 59 for the high. phillies forecast in good shape tomorrow. little cooler though breezy 55 at first pitch at 7:05 and extended forecast after the rain tomorrow full sunshine the end of the week and we're warming up to 70s by the second half of the weekend into next week. >> bring it g news. >> thank you fella. >> good stuff. >> don is back. what's coming up next in sports. >> we'll continue to talk about our top story ed snider brought sports talk radio to physical. angela and al talk about their former boss. the phillies fought and fought
>> phillies in town after starting the season on the road swept in cincinnati and then they win that series in new york against the mets. now, it's the beginning of a four-game series against the padres. south philadelphia we go. ryan arcidiacono and daniel oh chef fees ting out the first pitch. who's got it better than villanova basketball. the phils down three to zero. hernandez scores and the if iings are on the board. now to the fifth. peter bore jaws going down the line and it's a double and cam rin rupp make the turn he's in. phils down three-two. game tied in the seventh. runner on the corner. sack bunt. that's fund mental baseball. small ball if you will. four-three padres. last chance for the phils. fernando rodney.
8,000 places in the biggs. close this game out rupp pops out. phils lose four-three your final score. >> we just didn't put enough runs across the board. so we got pretty good pitching, you know, did a good job, russell got through it. and those were the positives. negative was we lost the game but, you know, from the start of the season we're in every game we played except for one so i'm pretty pleased with that at this point. >> and the sports world is mourning the loss of hockey hall of famer ed snider the founder of the flyers was big on charity work and big on business opportunities. in fact he launched one of the first all sports radio stations in the country. wip radio. >> ed snider has embodied for our city what we want which is a play it all out every day go for it spend the money do whatever it takes. >> he's the reason when you even look at hockey in the united states, remember, this was one of the expansion teams.
nobody new if it would work. broad stream in the united states. snider took a chance that's the reason you have a sean goss peer coming from flor that's the reason so many americans are drafted ed snider is one of the crown jewels of owners in the history of american sports. >> first expansion team in the nhl to win the stanley cup. coincidence that he was in charge, i definitely think not. >> crown jewels indeed. >> thank you buddy appreciate it. >> we just talked about the fill tough opening day loss. >> but it was a big win for the game for a philadelphia hero. the two big moments for philadelphia police officer jesse hartnett when we come back. ♪
good throw to carlos ruiz his second pitch that was even better. he proposed to his girlfriend, you see the nod of the head there. enthusiastic yes and excited phanatic no doubt. hartnett was shot in an ambush back in january as he sat in his cruiser. he is now on the mend and it look like they'll have a wedding in their future. >> beautiful. nicely done. >> we'll be right back.
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