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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has a check on today's forecast. looksagain, the moon like a lopsided smile. >> a pretty nice morning. we lost the wind which had a few days ago. we're going into a quieter period after some pretty extreme winter weather. we're going to be watching this stuff out to the west. it looks threatening. a mix of rain and some ice in some higher elevations. you might encounter that because temperatures are slightly cooler. most of the actor precipitation
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will stay in the mountains or west of the mountains. we could pick up some clouds today. longer-term, warmer temperatures. not bad. we will have details coming up. right now we want to see a traffic is doing. here is sarah caldwell. >> great to see you. traffic is a little busy at this morning. we have a spill on pulaski highway occurred we have a disabled tractor-trailer on the inner loop taking up the right lane. an accident in ellicott city. we also have it water main break in catonsville. several early-morning problems to watch for as your head out on the area roads. no delays this morning. we are still running smoothly on the north side. the rest of the major roadways are in good shape. you can see the disabled tractor-trailer.
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it is taking up the right lane. it is not creating any delays. stay to the left. the northwest corner of the beltway is very smooth. it should be throughout the morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> three crewmembers of a cruise ship or in federal custody this morning. >> there are charged with smuggling cocaine aboard a royal caribbean ship. kim dacey is live downtown it with the latest. >> a fellow crewmember tipped off authorities after the cruise ship stopped in the dominican republic. agents were waiting when the ships pulled into the port of baltimore. went well creance "enchantment of the seas" told him to baltimore's port, the federal agents were waiting. the ships security of a search
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said that if 35-rolled crewmember was possibly smuggling drugs with crew workers. agents met him at the port and found heroin in his pants along with two packages of cocaine. agents say he admitted tsk along with two other crew members that they picked up the drugs from the dominican republic and planned to sell them to contact for $4,000 per agents showed up at the walmart were some variance -- surveillance cameras showed them. he confessed to selling drugs from the dominican republic, drugs which were found on the passenger of the car. the through crewmembers were arrested and charged with conspiracy to import heroin and cocaine, as was a passenger in the car and driver, loxly johnson and shenika graves.
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rove caribbean maintains a strict zero tolerance -- royal caribbean maintains a strict zero tolerance. working closely with u.s. customs and border protection. or a caribbean inc. fully with authorities and will continue providing any assistance necessary to prosecute these individuals -- royal caribbean. the "enchantment of the seas" is still selling as scheduled. the three crew members are in federal custody. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police are investigating a shooting of one of their own. the incident happened last night just before 10:00 p.m. in northwest baltimore. a retired police officer observed a robbery taking place. he reportedly opened fire on the robber. the condition of the suspect is not known.
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two teenagers charged in a november slaying of the men face new charges today. vincent bunner and shawn johnson have been charged in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk. it happened during an attempted robbery in glen bernie. police are still searching for a third suspect. vincent bunner and shawn johnson face charges. >> age people are recovering after getting sick from the carbon monoxide leak inside southwest baltimore liquor store. it happened yesterday in the 800 block of washington boulevard. all eight were taken to hospital for treatment. no one is seriously ill. no word on the source of that carbon monoxide leak. a startling announcement from the federal government. >> a new study says more
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underage drinkers and up in the hospital on new year's day than any other day of the year. kate amara is a washington with the details. >> kids and not all are always a concern. drinking can increase the likelihood of other risky behaviors. it is a statistics so sobering even the study leaders say they were stunned. a new year's day, emergency room visits involving underage drinking are nearly four times higher than an average day. >> i think it is a dangerous time. >> according to a report, on january 1, 2009, 1000 e.r. visits were related to drinking. despite was twice as high as the fourth of july. >> it is tragic and totally
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preventable. they are missing out on a lot of things because they will not make it to midnight. we want them to make it to midnight. >> the numbers should be a wake- up call to parents. conversation is the best defense. >> underage drinking is unhealthy, unsafe. if we all band together, we can joint and change the culture around drinking in america. >> the spike is being fueled by greater access to alcohol and less parental oversight. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if federal judge pursues down the plant to scare smokers into quitting. the judge said the effort is good for consumers. all merchants are entitled to full protection of the law. the proposed ads showed decaying
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teeth and gums. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the use of graphic images to scare people into quitting smoking is effective? you can share your response at, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> it is 25 degrees right now. coming up, a strong storm is being blamed for the death of a grandmother. we'll have those details. >> this is route 50 at 97. we will get a close look at the weather and traffic. stay with us. stay with us.
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>> good morning. welcome back. the temperature downtown is 32. two degrees cooler when you get away from the city.
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if you high thin clouds. a beautiful crescent moon. -- a few high thin clouds. we do see something out west. it looks like the high pressure that is over us now will keep that rain and ice away. should be deflected up towards the great lakes. we will keep a close watch on a. we should be able to maintain some fairly decent weather with a slightly warmer temperature. that rate will be buffered off and hung up in the mountains and move towards the great lakes. keep your fingers crossed kurt we will do till the fall -- will detail the forecast in a few minutes. >> natural gas is believed to be the cost in an explosion in a furniture store in michigan. the owner was pulled from the rubble yesterday. he is in critical condition. crews did recover the bodies of
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two employees after searching the area for hours. windows were shattered at a nearby business. it was felt as far away as a mile. >> a storm weakens a tree, and it falls, killing a woman inside a tent. the oak tree fell on to their tent. the girl was not hurt. her father and brother were in a neighboring tent told the young girl out to save the. >> that is so rampant that what happened. >> 25 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> we will check your morning commute. we have an issue on the key bridge. there is an accident in ellicott
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> all week is the kind of mild. we have some problems this morning. >> we have several instances to get to. we start with the map and show you what is going on out there. there are some travel issues. pulaski highway, there are some slick spots because of a spill. a disabled tractor-trailer sitting in the right lane. stay to the left. it is there. brennan held court -- for and held court -- vernon hill court, water main break. we're problem-free and terms of delays.
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the j.f.x. moving well. great shape on the paris park express. route 1, a lot of debris in the road. another spot where you want to use extra caution. -- -- on t the disabled tractor-trailer this kind of stuff to see. it is taking up the right lane on the bridge prick greenspring is running smoothly on the northwest corner of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. yesterday, it felt nicer outside. less cold. we have some sunshine at the airport and at the inner harbor. temperatures were typical, mid 20's to around 30 degrees or so. separately, -- typically, 43 would be typical high and 25 would be a typical low. we work a little bit above average. we are making some progress.
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we will take the pressure off the cold temperatures for the next few days with readings above average. we will continue that way. but the temperatures right now. the temperature in parkton is 25 degrees. 27 in edgewood. 25 in easton. cambridge, 19 degrees. westminster, 25. 30 in oakland. out in far western maryland, we could not to use the raider at this case. but to my decent ice out there because it weather system is in the ohio river valley that is generating some precipitation. we have it now. we do see some high thin clouds over us. there are indications in western west virginia, a mixed precipitation and some icing that could be on the roads because they have colder temperatures in the valleys. this precipitation will be hitting the mountains and then being deflected to the north.
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it looks like if you're driving to the west, is advisories' exist out and the part of the world. let's take onlookers at the weather map. in general, around our area, let's go back to our main computer and give you an idea of what is going on. all right, we will put about -- we will pull back just a little bit. we will be out of trouble as far as this rainmaker is concerned. looks like we will get a stronger storm system over the weekend. that is the one that stands the best chance to give us some rain in this area. in mix of sun and clouds said. that will control the temperature. if we maximize the sun and don't get too thick of a cloud deck, we could get near 50 degrees for the high. mostly in the 40's with southwest winds about two to 7
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miles per hour. we take a look at the insta- weather futurecast. the rain and dissolves into the mountains to the west. with typical some clout in a spirit that will control our temperatures today. some nice weather until we hit saturday. we start introducing this rain chance to take up the old year and bring in the new year. some of the models indicate reign will end before the rain begins sunday after noon. we'll see what happens. -- the ravens game. there is a chance for rain late saturday and early sunday. 52 on friday. 54 on saturday. close to 50 on sunday. beckham to more seasonable range next week -- back into the more seasonable range next week. >> honda it is recalling snow blowers because of a potential
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fire hazard. the fuel tank joint and the o- ring can drip fuel over time posing a fire hazard. the recalled snow blowers are red and black. there were sold from 2005 until 2010. the cost between $2,000.30 $400. people who haven't should stop using them immediately. contact a honda dealer for replacement parts. >> video conferencing off your iphone is getting easier. new year's celebrations are getting very costly. courtney donohoe has more. >> good morning. many americans are going to be toasting with more expensive champagnes on new year's eve. this year people are more willing to splurge on fancier parties, dinners out. as the economy turns a corner,
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consumers are ecstatic about it. we will get weekly jobless claims numbers and also figures on pending home sales. we're setting up for a pretty flat opened on a quiet holiday week. yesterday we saw a slight boost for stocks. s&p extending its biggest december rallied since 1991. video conferencing with skype is here. users can use an upgraded skype app. this is not a premium service. skype does want to boost its number of subscribers. a recall on 18,000 snow blowers made by honda. honda has received nearly 100 reports of fuel dripping, making it a fire hazard.
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if you have one, you have to go up and contact honda power equipment dealer for more information. that is business news at the new york stock exchange. i'm courtney donohoe. backlick you. >> back over to the new year's celebrations. -- back over to you. >> this year it will be different. i'm going to go to pennsylvania to the pope knows. my friend has a lake house i go to all the time. -- i usually took to the pope knows -- poconos. i am kind of klutzy and daybed driver. >> what happens in the polka the poconos.s in >> i will keep quiet. >> thank you. i like that.
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it is 25 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> in sports, the terrapins send ralph friedgen out in style. what about his legacy? >>? ? don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the use of graphic images to scare people into quitting smoking is effective? you can share your response at, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> good morning. ralph friedgen coming off acc honors. maryland at rfk stadium facing east carolina. terps going ahead. we don't know who will replace
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ralph. is going out in style. terps hanging 51 on east carolina. dg adams had four rushing touchdowns. ick. is the per he gets so close. this will set up another d.j. adams to stop. this is another d.j. adams. the terps start to pull away. a tunnel to get through there. he goes for the touchdown. the makes it 37-13. he is not done yet. scott, 01 defender gets a hand on him. coming back from the knee injury. but it's near him except for the referee -- nobody gets there.
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he had to wonder yards on the day. 51-20 is your final -- he had 200 yards on the day. >> my legacy is what it is. 75-50. it is how i treated people, who i am as a person, would represent, you know. i can look in the mirror. i have no problems trip i give it the best i had for 10 years. that is not good enough right now. that is what hurts the >> his team finishes the year 9-4. that is were the best latina's. they were not spectacular. jordan williams, 1 out of 10 from the free-throw line. still some work to be done before they get into acc play. i will see back here to fight at 6:00 p.m.
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-- i will see back here tonight at 6:00 p.m.. >> coming up -- >> cocaine and heroin were smuggled on a cruise ship. i have the rest of the store, straight ahead. >> the weather trend is to warm temperatures up. it is 24. we will see those numbers,. the forecast is just ahead.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i'm stan stovall. >> and i am jennifer franciotti. thank you for joining us this morning. we will check weather and traffic. how is it going? >> how far out until we hit 50? >> we will be close to that. mostly in the 47. tomorrow, into the weekend,
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we're looking pretty good. that will fill great after all the days we have had with 20's and 30's for highs and the threat of snow and never quite materialized. we did not me what new york got. we're doing all right. paris some stuff out to the west. it translates as some ice in the west virginia mountains. -- there is some stuff out to the west. of that rain and ice will stay to our west. high pressure should give us a good day today. we will see what happens. there is a bigger chance for some stuff over the weekend. >> as we bring out the old -- as we ring out the old. >> major roads are ok. there are some problems to watch for. pulaski highway and north point, watch for a spill that we're reporting.
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it may be slick. king william drive, we have it water main break being prepared. it might be slick. carol miller wrote in ellicott city, an accident location to watch corporate major roads are looking great. 63 on the northeast corner around bel air road. 47 on the west side. route 1 at 136, there is some debris in the road. a quick live look outside. 95 looks good north and southbound through howard county. this is providence. the north side looks good in both loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a caribbean cruise turns into it drug smuggling operation for three crewmembers. >> those crewmembers bought heroin and cocaine during a stop and planned to sell outside a local wal-mart. kim dacey joins us live with the very latest details.
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good morning. >> investigators say a fellow crewmember tipped off authorities after the cruise ship made the stop in the dominican republic. agents were waiting. when royal carribean's "enchantment of the seas" pulled into baltimore's port after a 12-night cruise on december 18, the federal agents were waiting. federal court documents reveal the ship's security officer told immigration and customs enforcement that gavin excell, a 35-year-old crewmember was possibly smuggling drugs with co-workers. according to a federal affadavit, agents met excell at the port and found heroin in his pants along with two packages of cocaine disguised as shoe insoles. agents say excell admitted that he and two other crew members, kishurn neptune and john garth, picked up the drugs from the dominican republic and planned to sell them to a contact at the port covington walmart for $4,000. agents showed up at the walmart
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where surveillance cameras captured images of 27-year-old garth entering and exiting a car. agents say he confessed to selling drugs from the dominican republic, drugs which, according to the affidavit, were found on the passenger of the car. the three crewmembers were arrested and charged with conspiracy to import heroin and cocaine, as were shenika graves, the passenger of the car, and loxly johnson, the driver. the cruise line issued a statement on the bus, telling 11 news, "royal caribbean international maintains a strict zero tolerance policy regarding illeagal drugs on its ships. we take various steps to prevent the transport of the illegal narcotics, including working closing with u.s. customs and border protection. royal caribbean coooperated fully with authorities and will continue providing any assistance necessary to prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law." the "enchantment of the seas"
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is still selling as scheduled. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this morning, we're learning more about the deadly in east baltimore. two people died after being exposed to the gas. their bodies were discovered on guilford avenue two men and a child or also found unconscious. all three are expected to recover. >> it is easy for people to mistake carbon monoxide exposure with flu-like symptoms. headaches and dizziness. doctors we spoke with say all three of the symptoms can be mistaken for the flu. >> the best defense is prevention. make sure your fireplaces are maintained, your car and appliances are maintained. >> it important piece of advice is to invest in a carbon
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monoxide detector. there should be one placed on every level of your home, especially ride outside the bedroom. those pictures and labels you have been seeing and everything you wills to sericereal, soon seemed aimed -- you will soon see them on meat. >> a cut above or too fatty? nutrition labels will be required for meat, poultry, pork, and lamb. >> what they're going to get out of that. >> not every individual package will have to be labeled. supermarkets will have the option of putting up signs with information. >> it is a missed opportunity.
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clear labeling could have been required on meat and poultry products. >> total fat, saturated fat, and claustral will be listed for 40 of the most common types of pork.y, lamb, imporand >> there are many different cuts of pork that equally lean and have about the same amount of calories. >> processed meats have been labeled for years. the usda hopes these new levels will help parents make healthy choices. another step in the obama administration's battle against child obesity. jennifer johnson, in this news, washington. >> 25 degrees on tv hill.
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broccoli may be healthy. but medical researchers say it can only do just so much to prevent cancer. >> religion may be the key to happiness. we will of those stories next. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the use of graphic images to scare people into quitting smoking is effective? you can share your response at, and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> we are tracking a few problems out there, none of the affecting major
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>> it is 20 minutes before 6:00 a.m. it is a thursday morning. we consistent high thin clouds.
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32 downtown. not as cold as it has been the past week or so. there is some weather out to the west. we will be keeping a close eye on it. high pressure is overall spirit a rather strong bundle of high pressure, east of the mountains. it is expected that rain and ice in the higher elevations in pennsylvania and west virginia will be deflected up towards the great lakes today and not cross the mountains. that is the game plan. we will hold our breath and see what happens. it is a good forecast until we get the forecast. all that detailed in the forecast is coming up, so stick around. >> it turns out eating broccoli may not lower the risk of lung cancer among nonsmokers, as once thought. researchers studied 209 nonsmoking women who were diagnose with lung cancer along
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with a group of their healthy appears -- peers. regardless , eating at least five servings of vegetables a day reduces the risk of getting any chronic disease. >> it is the social rather than spiritual aspects of religion that makes people most happy. researchers surveyed a group of u.s. adults and found 1/3 of those who attend weekly religious services say they are extremely satisfied with their lives. 90% of regular churchgoers with no close friends in the cover patient felt extremely satisfied. that is the same percentage as people who say they never attend religious services. >> 25 degrees. what newly engaged prince william and kate middleton plan to do without when the tie the knot. >> some tips on keeping a
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promise, next. mrs. a live look at traffic on 97 this morning. volume is starting to pick up. we will update weather and traffic pulse 11. stay with us.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we do have some problems on the secondary roads. pulaski highway, a spill being reported. it could be slippery their correct water main break and king william drive in gamestop. in ellicott city, an accident still wrapping up. we're checking our speed sensors. nothing significant delay was. it has been the case all week. it is the holiday traffic pattern. some debris in the road on route 1. we hear a truck lost some
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vegetables. a quick look outside. 95 north and southbound at 100 and moving well in both directions through howard county. the north side looks great in both looks. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now go to john. >> we have a beautiful morning this morning. mostly clear skies. if you thin clouds going over us. filtering the moonlight. a beautiful crescent moon. further west, another system. high pressure will be parked over us today. the expectation is that it will prevent this butcher from coming in. at the higher elevations, some of this because of the temperatures, out of the valleys, if they are cold enough to produce some icing conditions. you have to be careful of that if you travel out towards western maryland or west
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virginia. in ohio, it is rain. we expect that to be deflected to the north. the question is how much clout as we have during the day today. we start out with temperatures, 32 downtown. 30 in pasadena. white marsh, 29. 28 in columbia. 24 is the low so far, bwi marshall. it is not extremely cold out there at all. nice relief from the past week or two. six of the northern new england. 35 in chicago. temperatures to take a nosedive in the north-central part of the u.s. 15 in rapid city. this green. in the southern plains, texas gulf coast region, that is warm air coming out of the next storm system. it is a cold front.
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that warm air will have a trend to move in our direction over the next couple of days. clear skies here. a few high thin clouds. here is the weather disturbance which will have a hard time penetrating this high. it will be deflected to the north. the hype was good weather. we will probably pick up some clouds and some of it tries to move to the peace. the real weather maker will be this developing story at the bottom end of this cold air. we will have to deal with that over the weekend. a mix of sunshine and clouds today. we're not sure what the ratio will be. it will be warmer, at least as warm as yesterday. 46 to 51 is the expected high today. if we see more sunshine, it will be 51. wind about to to 7 miles per hour. that moisture-maker is dissipating into the mountains.
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we're dry going through friday. in saturday, we do see this next weather maker coming in with a chance for some rain. 48 today. 52 on friday. 54 on saturday. new year's eve, new year's day looks pretty good. we of that range chance on new year's day. some of it could extend into sunday -- we have that rain chance on new year's day. we'll see what happens. once that system moves through, we take the temperatures back to something close to normal. it should be dry next week. >> thank you. being smarter with money may be on your new year's wish list. we have some suggestions. >> a new year, a new attitude. financial resolutions are on the rise. >> lose weight, spendable money.
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>> the new year is a great time to your financial house in order. get back on a budget. >> write it down and review it and stick to it. start to visualize it and then actually do it. >> get out of the credit trapper call and request to lower your card's interest rate. >> commit to going down to one. >> it pays to pay yourself first. >> try to put 10% of your gross earnings away. try to pay yourself first. >> break bad spending habits. lunch out. . down to once per week. watch it fan your wallet. >> imagine over 20 years, it could be five under thousand dollars. >> get an insurance check up.
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do you ever think about protecting your living? do not skip disability insurance at work. with kids,e married it is probably going to cost you $500 a year. it is inexpensive for $1 million. >> the good news is the confetti works. organizers of the nearest new 's eve committee. handfuls of confetti or toss from a window overlooking times square. the western grain down on the crowds. more than 2,000 pounds of confetti will be tossed by hands from buildings in times square. it will shower the millions of people who come to celebrate the new year. really, they had to test the confetti?
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it is 25 degrees on tv hill. much more news ahead das including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> prince william is making headlines for a decision not to accept any help when he gets marypirg help in the form of severance, -- when he gets
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married. help in the form of severance, coax, maids -- cooks. >> the royal destiny. it would not mind being waited on hand and foot. prince charles has 149 servants with 25 classed as personal staff. the future king and queen engaged to be married next april purportedly have different views on life, a least in the short term. after they get married, they do not want any servants. shock. horror. what is the country coming to? they do not want servants getting in the way when they spent romantic weekends together in the rented cottage near a military base in north wales.
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but who will make the bread? they will. when he has to serve the country, the royal will will turn. another world twist -- prince harry gave his ex-girlfriend a 50 have a dog bracelet for christmas. another british are asking if love is back in the air there, too? martin fletcher, and london. >> who is going to pet the dog? let's move onto one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the use of graphic images to scare people into quitting smoking is effective? >> keep sending us those
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responses. we will read more imposed a mall on the website, >> here's a look ahead to next hour. >> it will then is finding it tough to make ends meet. she falls victim to a vicious crime. her story. >> 2010 it was a big year for the movie industry. we'll take a look back at some of the movies that ruled the box office to collect a messy food fight in spain. >> the reader is showing some rain and ice to the west. it is done a big threat. >> we're taking a look at your morning commute. we'll update you on the latest problems in check most major roads for you.
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