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>> a historic moment for a maryland senior senator. barbara mikulski is inducted into a woman's hall of fame. >> and texting and driving. >> and amanda knox. >> plus, hundreds of anti-wall street protesters stormed the brooklyn bridge. "11 news sunday morning" starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> hello and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. let's check outside with ava
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marie. it is nasty outside. >> it is just a mess. a storm system is still in our area. that's what we have been talking about for days. it is still hanging around for the weekend. look at the location of h.d. doppler. they are moving counter-clockwise. looks like those have dissipated. out toward hagerstown, most have dissipated. most of the wet weather is in the city. however there is a pobblingt later -- possibility later for showers. as we head throughout your day it will not warm up much. we have a high of 57 this afternoon. each and every moment of the day there is a possible of a shower. there will still be patches of dry weather. as you head out, make sure you have the umbrellas handy.
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we'll talk about the seven-day coming up. >> our big story this morning, from the floor of the u.s. senate, maryland's senior senator makes history this weekend. >> barbara mikulski was inducked into the women's hall of fame, and deborah weiner was there. >> this year's living inductees include a pioneering chemist and the first woman to enter the boston marathon. all who say they share the notion of impossibility. here's barbara mikulski. >> so many of us came out of the fact that when we knew when people told us no, you can't do this. why are you doing this? you are just going to cause trouble. why don't you stay home? well, you know what? it just didn't work out that way. they laughed at us, they made
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fun of us. but you know what, in america, when you become a protester, when you become a dissident, they send you to congress, they don't put you to jail. [applause] we need to organize instead of remaining powerless around the world. >> barbara mikulski was joined by staff and friends. but on a night like this, she says she wishes her parents were here to see. from seneca falls, the birth of the women's rights movement, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama addressed a gay rights group less than two weeks after the military ended its ban on openly gay service members. the sharp rebuke of his
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republican rivals said anyone who wants to be commander-in-chief must support the entire u.s. military, including depay service members -- gay service members. >> i am so hopeful because of a deeper shift that we're seeing. a transformation not only written into our lives but woven into the fabric of our society. >> the president stopped short of endorsing gay marriage. >> hundreds have gathered in maryland. candidate cain, santorum, and gingrich showed up. they will announce the results of the straw poll today. >> rick perry was stumping in a town hall meeting. he defended his stance on
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illegal immigration but says more needs to be done. >> the federal government has to step in and deal with this border and secure it. >> the governor has come under fire. he insists he is doing what's best for his state. >> a big penalty for maryland drivers that decide to text behind the wheel. sheldon dutes has details on the new law and the stiffer penalties now in effect. >> she was a wonderful child, and i probably miss her gig l more -- giggle more than anything. >> russell herd's life changed forever. >> she was stopped at a light along with nine other cars. a tractor-trailer truck came up over the hill, he was texting
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his company, he never hit his brakes, and he hit all nine cars and killed my daughter instantly. >> they helped get a new law past to restrict texting and driving. >> we really became a pest. we kept trying and trying. >> his ban led to the new one that goes in effect this weekend. >> cleans up the texting law. before today the law on the books was you couldn't write a text while were you driving, but you could read one. i clarified the law and said there is no texting while driving. >> a first offense carries a $70 fine and a second offense jumps up to $110. state troopers are already on the lookout. >> well, we are definitely going to be out on the road patroling, trying to be more proactive, looking for these types of violations.
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here's a car right up here. a driver. let me see your license and registration please. >> were you texting or using your cell phone? >> how enforceable will this new law be? >> i think it will be as enforceable as any other violation. >> this certainly helps. we need to create awareness, and create education campaigns that will change the culture in the united states. >> the woman in my story was not texting but was using her cell phone. the new law does not apply to 911 texts or people using g.p.s. sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> several other new laws also took effect in maryland. for a complete list, visit our web site at www.wbaltv.com. >> one person is dead this morning after an accident on interstate 836789 it happened at 11:45 on the northbound lanes of the j.f.x. near the harrisburg
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expressway. two vehicles were involved. no word if there are injuries. >> two men were shot overnight in the capitol circle area of the city. both men are from annapolis and both are in the hospital this morning. investigators are saying no arrests have been made in this case. >> the red cross is helping several families displaced by a two-alarm fire in columbia. firefighters were called to the 12000 block of paw tuxent -- pautuxant highway. >> water restrictions have beend
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[brief technical difficulty] >> a man died from listeria poisoning after eated a tainted cantaloupe. >> it is mind boggling. >> a -- an official says mr.
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wells bought the cantaloupe from a produce market. >> and we'll have information on -- medical information regarding babies and sleeping. >> and the insta-weather plus forecast next. stay with us. "11 news sunday morning" is just "11 news sunday morning" is just getting started.
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>> good morning. we're back with a live look out doors. it is 50 degrees at the inner harbor. the humidity at 93%. the winds had been out of the west. and a rather chilly start to the day. what a change, except for the rain. that has been persistent except these past couple days. it looks like an actual storm has moved in over the weekend. basically listed off toward the north and west. you can see the counter clock-wise rotation here. this is that area of low pressure that's still parked over the state. while it is still in the area, we are still going to be talking about the areas of showers. right now the heaviest showers are toward hagerstown. it is not out of the question that more rain could head our
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way as we go throughout the day. lets look at what's happening through the forecast. temperatures right now extremely chilly. especially not only for this time of year, but what we've seen over the past couple days. a big drop. it was 49 in edgewood, 50 in downtown baltimore, and 43 in hagerstown. if you look out toward the mountains, they are starting out the day in the 30's. that means it is cold enough for wet snow to mix in. that powerful storm system has brought cold air in across the east as now much of the east including down toward atlanta are starting off the day in the 40's. what we are going to see is that this pattern will continue at least while the storm system is in the area. we have a chance for rain. eventually clear skies will follow as a larger area of high pressure builds in. that will stick around for quite sometime. pleasant weather is ahead. i want to point out the fact there has been snow in west virginia this morning, the first snow of the season. they got about an inch in the higher elevations. some of that could be mixing in
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across western maryland. while we sit through monday, there is a potential for showers. then eventually a -- the dry air comes in. in the western mountains, you could see a mix of snow. elsewhere we are calling for showers, especially just scattered showers when you get baltimore eastbound. the ravens are playing later today. there is still a chance for rain. we encourage you to bring an umbrella if are you heading out. it is going to be pretty chilly. seven-day forecast looks like you will have showers into tomorrow, maybe a shower left over tuesday. then it gets better. we are looking forward to this forecast as we will see dry weather. we could warm up to the mid 70's by next friday.
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>> warm dry days and cool dry nights. >> that's not what we have been having. that's creating all kinds of havoc for not just grape farmers but for wineries. rob roblin has that story. >> burt has been growing grapes since 1975 in maryland county. he has seen all kinds of weather. >> this is the worst time of year to have wet weather. no question about it. >> all the rain we have had has created problems. >> you go from this mildew and it will turn this leaf brown. it has the capability of defoliating the vine. there is some rot that can occur. you have to be selective when you pick and process that you try to get that out of there. >> burt says in the spring the
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birds were the problem. he used noise makers to try to scare them off. >> this particular year we have had a lot of birds feeding in larger quantities. i can't explain it. we have to work harder to scare them off. >> as far as the weather, in a perfect year -- >> warm days, dry weather, cool evenings which enhances flavor in the fruit. you would like to see that from middle august all the way through to middle of october, late october actually. >> what will this mean for wine lovers? >> it creates a bigger demand for maryland grapes, those that have weathered the storm and done a good bit of growing, it will be good for the grapes. >> as far as the taste, we will have to wait and see. >> until the wines are made, that's the final word on it. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it turns out the benefits --
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there are benefits to that morning cup of joe. experts say it could help you fight off depression. >> and they are cuddly and cute. >> he say major stores of inspiration for the baltimore ravens. coming up, how players are honoring o.g. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪
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>> in today's "medical alert" starting the day with a coffee may give you more than a jolt. it may help women fight depression. women with depression -- those who trank four to five cups of coffee a day -- drank four to
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five cups a day did not have depression. decaf did not help. >> i have seen many women who say coffee works better for them than any of the anti-depressent medications around. >> the next time you yawn, it may not be because you are tired. it may be to cool your brain off. people yawn -- when your brain is working overtime, yawning let's cool air rush in and bring your brain down to an optimal temperature. >> crib bumpers can pose a deadly danger to babies according to state health officials. the head of maryland's department of health and mental hygiene said it is time to ban
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bumpers to save babies from potential suffocation. >> the compos family welcomed their beab baby three months ago. he -- when his mother designed the nursery, the first thing she picked out was the bedding. the set came complete with a blanket and a padded crib bumper. >> we weren't worried because he wasn't rolling over. >> once james now 2 became mobile, his parents worried his face may get pressed against the bumper. >> we took it out. >> they did the right thing according to health officials. the maryland department of health and hygiene is proposing a ban on crib bumpers. >> you don't need the bumper on top of the child, you just need it up close. it restricts the air flow, and
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that's enough. >> this mesh barrier fits inside the crip. >> we still wanted bumpers because we were afraid the baby's arms would come through the slots. >> i did a test. you can breathe through it. i felt confident that the baby could breathe through it. >> the proposed ban doesn't distinguish between mesh and traditional bumpers. health officials say the safest way to put your child to sleep it on his back in an empty crib. >> kerry cavanaugh, wbal-tv. >> the consumer products safety commission says it is in the process of reviewing the staste of bumpers. the state ban would take effect in 2013 and would make exceptions for old are children's or children with special needs. >> people champion o.g. brigance, but he was the one giving out the gifts. we'll explain what that means. >> first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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to help expand patient care. because the more we do in baltimore, the more we help make opportunity possible. >> in of o.g. brigance's
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it to motivate people. >> no pity from o.g. brigance, only resolution. he remains active with the team, and on tuesday, his 42nd birthday, the ravens shared a powerful moment with their inspiration. >> we're going to celebrate. we're going to celebrate here. ok o.j. is going to celebrate with us. >> i want to say happy birthday to juice. you have all the support in the world from us, and we know we have it from you. i appreciate you as a brother. you showed me how to be a professional and staying on me to keep some of these yungs -- young guys professional, too. have a good birthday, man.
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>> o.j. stole the show. his computer spoke the words. from where they came, everybody knew, from his heart. >> i would like to take a moment to honor you. thank you for not shying away from me and treating me the same regardless of what you see with your physical eyes. i want you to know my spirit is strong and every day is a blessed day because i have had an opportunity to live life. >> let the celebration commence. ♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday happy birthday to you happy birthday to you ♪ >> pete gilbert, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what a smile. >> i love him. >> he has a great spirit. and a great wife who helps him.
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>> she's so sweet. >> 5:28. 47 degrees on tv hill. travel warnings issued after the killing of a u.s.-born cleric. >> hundreds of protesters packed the brooklyn bridge. what happened next? >> we went straight from summer to winter. snow falling in parts of the west virginia mountains. we'll talk about that coming up [ female announcer ] this is steve and lynn, and they have a good question.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thank you for joining us. >> let's go to ava who talked about snow in maryland. >> i know, can you believe it? we went from summer-like weather straight to snow. i don't know how that works. >> that system that brought rain to north america brought snow to west virginia? huh? >> we had an inch of snow in west virginia. we are talking about snow maybe in western maryland, but not here in baltimore. it is chilly if you head out this morning. here are the showers.
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they have mainly dissipated across baltimore now, but there is a rain shower near hagerstown. you see pink out there in west virginia. that is mixing with snow. as we go throughout the day, it is cold enough to support snow. it is 30 in oakland. 38 in frostburg. it is mainly in the upper 30's and near 50's throughout baltimore. as we go throughout the depay, expect temperatures to warm up -- day, expect temperatures to warm up. we will be in the upper 50's. if you are heading out, grab an umbrella and jacket. you will need it all as we head into this pattern throughout the day. there is an end in sight. we will talk about that in the seven-day forecast. >> in italy this morning, we are a day away in the decision of the amanda knox appeal. the american was convicted of murdering her roommate. italian prioritization argue the
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evidence against knox is rock solid. but the defense has been chipping against if. they call the d.n.a. evidence unreliable. prioritization hit back by attacking knox's character. >> the all-out assault on amanda's character was so over the top, it was unbelievable. it was tough to listen to. >> they asked the court to increase knox's 26-year sentence to life along with six months of solitary confinement. >> a trial from the state department. the obama administration said the killing of a u.s.-born cleric in yemen could mean retaliation worldwide. al-alwaki was killed in yemen:the alerts are set to expire at the end of november.
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>> u.s. experts believe there is reason to believe a top al-qaeda bomb maker was killed in that drone strike. he is believed to have made bombs responsible for attacks including the christmas day failed bombing. >> 700 wall street protesters were arrested that swarmed the brooklyn bridge. the group "occupy wall street" has been camped for a week. >> this shows some protesters around the brooklyn bridge. police taking others into custody. as many as 700 such arrests took place saturday as demonstrators aired their grievances in a march along the bridge. they have been gathering in new york city for two weeks now.
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hundreds camping out in a park demonstrating against a wide variety of social ills from corporate greed to global warming. their numbers have continued to grow aided by social media. last week saw as many as 80 arrests if pictures posted on youtube. the citizen has turn neighborhood a large community. there is no one leader of this group. >> we're doing this together. we're coming together and saying, things need to be changed. how are we going to do this? >> the movement has spawned protested across the country and experts say it is gaining the attention of top profile activists. >> young people helped get immobilized and express grievances. >> i think this could carry over to the 2012 election. >> attention that could spread from this bridge, the political stage.
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>> francis koch, nbc news. >> positive changes at baltimore's central booking center. >> we'll have that story when we come back. plus? >> i'm rob roblin. the maryland lottery teams up with the maryland state police. that story coming up. >> yet again we are talking about rain showers across the baltimore area. how long will it last and is
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[ female announcer ] new pillsbury grands! biscuit sandwiches. >> good morning. the sun won't be coming up for another hour and a half. it is 50 degrees at the inner harbor. humidity at 93%. that's out at the airport. elsewhere, it is at 100%,
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including tv hill. as we start off this morning, in may be areas of fog and maybe drizzle within that. overall we've seen the bulk of the showers end across baltimore as we head into the morning hours. here's a look at last couple hours on h.d. doppler. can you see it is mostly dry. showers up to the north and west. we have a more substantial rain shower south of hagerstown. as you get further to the west, snow, yes, you heard me right, snow being reported in the mountains of west virginia. not out of the question that places like oakland and maybe frostburg could see some snow this morning. it will have a hard time accumulating, but not out of the question as you get into the higher elevations. we have a lot of clouds right now. this larger area of low pressure is still in place. this is the same storm we've been talking about. we put on the brakes, and it moved through our area these past couple days, and it is
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trying to make its way off shore. while it is still sitting and spinning over north dakota, we have a chance for showers. eventually we will welcome in an area of high pressure. that will bring in comfortably cool temperatures. we will wait for that to arrive now. we do have rain. here's a look at the futurecast. the rain showing as green. you can see pink and purple shades out there in west virginia. snow accumulating. just a scattering of showers at any point through today, into tonight, and tomorrow. eventually we will see the dry air push in. here's the forecast for your sunday. as you are heading out, have the umbrellas handy. you want to have it with you at any time. it will be mostly cloudy, cool, highs only in the low 60's. 57 in central maryland. the mountains barely make it up to the 40's this afternoon.
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for our area, we expect the winds to be mostly out of the west at 8 to 12 miles per hour. showers likely at any point. what does that mean for the ravens game. they play the jets here at home later this evening at around 8:20. a chaps for showers is specked. it is only around 50 degrees for that first kickoff temperature. it drops into the 40's through the rest of the game. it will stay cool into tomorrow. maybe a shower left over tuesday morning. then we definitely start to see drier air push on in. that will lead to a beautiful forecast by the end of next week as we look forward to the 70's thursday and friday with plenty of sunshine. >> amber alerts now being viewed in maryland lottery monitors at location as cross the state. within 15 minutes of notification an amber alert will appear at all state lottery locations. rob roblin has that story. >> when maryland state police
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call fr -- for an amber alert, it is now seen at all lottery locations. an amber alert gets the word out when a cliled is miss -- child is missing. today maryland lottery announced it will display amber alerts on locations across the state. >> it is the right thing to do. anything we can do to assist in finding a missing and abducted child, we are going to put all of our resources behind it. selling lottery tickets is secondary to finding that child. >> adding resources to the amber alert network is great news. >> the value is immense. we will reach terminals around the state. more specifically, people that will be getting into their vehicles. soon after seeing the alert they will put more eyes and ears on the road. >> a representative from the
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missing and exploited children bureau says time in getting the word out is important. >> when a child is abducted, it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. the more eyes and ears that are looking for that child, the smaller that haystack becomes and the greater our chances of saving that child. >> it will give me a chance, hey, i can alert people, look at this screen. because i'm in here all day. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is an important tool that will protect those who can't protect themselves, our children. >> baltimore welcomes a new warden. carolyn scruggs is a 15-year veteran of the department. it is a facility that processes
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more than 150 people a day. she said she plans on making positive changes within the institution, such as creating a more pleasant working and living environment. >> we are getting more of our employees involved in decision making. as a team, they are the ones on the ground doing the job every day. we want them to have an opportunity to have input into the zigs that we make. >> the previous warden resigned in april. >> coming up, what the state school board is doing to find a new superintendent. >> plus developing drob training programs -- job training programs across the country. >> first look at last night's winning lottery numbers. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com,
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>> the state school board stepping up efforts to replace long-time leader nancy grasmick. >> we need to build an understanding and alignment from around the state on what are the important characteristics that the job entails and translate those into personal characteristics. >> to do that, the board plans to launch an online survey to hear your ideas on hiring a new school superintendent. >> the federal government is giving anne arundel community college close to $20 million to develop job training programs. in fact, the college is playing a leading role in developing
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these programs across the country. to the to the -- tim tooten has that story. >> the u.s. labor secretary was impressed with the programs in place at anne arundel community college. that explains why the community has taken the lead role in preparing students for more high-demand jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math. >> this is something our employers keep telling us we need to be focusing in on to make sure that the training that is provided is actually what the emploirs employers are seek -- ememployers are seeking and needing. >> the jobs here will be modeled in 100 -- 10 other states. >> we will introduce high-quality curriculum to be made available to the community colleges in this country. >> it was the school's popular
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technology programs and one of its recent graduates that landed a job as a systemsening year. >> i felt completely comfortable in my field. >> this grad -- grant comes from a larger pool. >> make no mistake about it. this is something we are serious about and want to be successful. >> the jobs training grant runs out in three years. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the baltimore ravens matt burke used his talent to promote childhood literacy. last week they kicked off the read and rise book fair. >> they get so pumped up about the ravens. we are going to tell them about something that is a passion of mine, reading, and try to
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encourage them to read. it is just a great night. >> participants receive a $5 donation to reading books. >> coming up, sports. hey guys, what can i get for you?
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>> happy game day to everybody. not just a game day, it is a rivalry game day. and a game night. the jets in town. first the ravens are here on tv 11, "sunday night football." a familiar affair. that's the way we look at it. so many guys wearing green. used to wear the black and purple. like derrick mason. the all-time leading passer waived this summer and said i am going to try to play for another type of winner, going to play for rex ryan and the new york
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jets. that includes bart scott, rex ryan, and much of his coaching staff. that makes this game a little different than the pittsburgh rivalry, but that amakes the defenders meet who have faced off so many times. can't wait. >> i am fired up. it will be fun to compete against him. you don't want to let derrick get started, because once he gets hot, he's a dude that can hurt a defense. i want to see what he has to say. it will be interesting. >> he is one of the true warriors in this came. one of the most consistent people that you have probably ever seen at this position. it's like going against your brother. >> you expect some loud cheers for mason and plenty of boos once he starts making the catch.
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>> then to nbc's pregame coverage and then the game live once again from the field, "ravens wrap-up." we have you covered. we'll see you then. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> maryland's senior senator receives top honors. we're right there with her. >> teching and driving illegal in md -- texting and driving in maryland is made illegal thanks to the efforts of one maryland father. >> and coming up, the forecast.
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>> it is a familiar headline, "congress deadlocked ." a stalemate that could shut down government and add government workers to the unemployment rolls. it has become a ritual. if the democratic senate votes a plan, the republican-controlled house will reject it, and vice-versa. with a record 84 major disasters this year, it is obvious the costs would exceed the fema budget. instead of our elected officials coming together and devising a way to help those in need, they have voted along partisan lines and went home. that is not acceptable. finally, calmer heads prevail. every poll taken across the country show americans in unanimous agreement that the state of the union is broke and the people expect our elected representatives to fix it.
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in an era of multiple wars, national disasters, and a tettering world economy, america can show its strength in unit by doing what is best for the american people. instead, partisan battles, which are making a spectacle of our system, more efforts should be made toward restoring our confidence in our system and our markets. a special joint committee has been made to device a plan. now is the time to take off the partisan hats and heal the country. if you would like to read more about how you can help, g
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>> good morning. welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in just a moment. first a look outside with ava marie. >> can you believe we're talking about the word "snow"?
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we were just in the 80's last week. of course it is not happening here in baltimore, but not far from us in the western mountains we can get some snow. it is not a lot -- there will not be a lot accumulating, but it is enough to let us know we are changing seasons. the this system has been playinging us with showers every other day. there is a chance of showers. although right now, the bulk of them is out to the west. it is mostly cloudy at b.w.i. the hude -- humidity at 86%. there could be a chance of fog depending on where you are and a chance of showers in the forecast. how will this affect the ravens game? we'll talk about that coming up. >> from the floor of the u.s. senate to the national women's hall of fame. >> barbara mikulski was inducted to the national women's hall of fame, and deborah weiner was
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there. >> this year's living inductees include a equal rights champion and an athlete. all say they share the same notions. >> so many of us up here on the stage share the same fact that when people toled told us no, you can't do this, why are you doing this? you are just going to cause trouble. why don't you shut up? why don't you sit down? well, you know what, it just didn't work out that way. they laughed at us, they made fun of us. but you know what, in america, when you become a protester, when you become a dissident, they send you to congress. they don't put you in jail.
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we need to organize here and not be powerless around the world. >> on a big night like this, she wishes her parents were alive to see. in seneca falls, the birth place of the women's rightses -- rights movement, deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama headlined the dinner of a human rights campaign. in a sharp rebuke of his republican rivals said anyone who wants to be commander-in-chief must support the entire u.s. military, including gay service members. >> i am so hopeful because of a deeper shift that we're seeing,
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a transformation not only written into our laws, but woven into the fabric of our society. >> as expected, the president did stop short of endorsing gay marriage. on the g.o.p. side, hundreds have gathered in kansas city this weekend. the national federation of republican women invited candidates to show up to speak. only cain, santorum, and gingrich showed up. >> presidential hopeful rick perry was stumping in new hampshire at a town hall meeting. he defended his position on illegal imflagsegration but said -- immigration, but said more needs to be done. >> the federal government needs to step in and deal with this border.
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>> perry insists he's doing what's best for his state. >> a new law and a new big penalty for maryland drivers that decide to text while behind the wheel. sheldon dutes has details on the new penalties now in effect. >> i will miss her giggle more than anything. >> he visited his daughter in 2008. >> she was stopped at a light behind nine other cars. a tractor-trailer came over a hill, he was texting his company. he never applied his brakes. he hit all nine cars. my daughter was killed instantly. >> he and his wife lobbied for
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tougher texting laws. >> we made a lot of phone calls, did a lot of research, and became a pest really. we just trying and trying. >> his successful campaign for the 2009 text ban led to the new one that goes in effect this weekend. >> it cleans up the texting law. before today, the law on the books was, you couldn't write a text while driving, but you could read one. i clarified the law and said, you can't write a text, you can't read a text. >> a second offense jumps up to $110. state law enforcers are on the lookout. >> we are definitely going to be patroling, trying to be more proactive, looking for these types of violations. here's a car right up here. a driver. let me see your license and registration, please. were you texting or were you using your cell phone? >> how enforceable do you think this new law is? >> i think it will be as
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enforceable as all the other ones. we will just go out and find violateors. >> i am not naive enough to think people will stop this. but it certainly helps. we need to create awareness every day and create campaigns that will change the culture in the united states. >> the woman in my story was not texting but was using her cell phone. the new law does not apply to 911 or people using g.p.s. devices. sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and several other new laws also took effect in maryland. for a complete list go to www.wbaltv.com. >> one person dead this morning after an accident on interstate 83. it happened at 11:45 saturday morning in the northbound lanes of 83 near hunt valley. we're told two vehicles were involved. no word on if anyone was injured during the crash. the incident remains under investigation. >> in annapolis, two men shot overnight. it happened in the capitol
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circle area of the city. juan brown and 38-year-old james danta wilson were found with gun shot wounds. both men are from annapolis and both are in the hospital. investigators say no arrests have been made in the case. >> the red cross is helping two families displaced by a two-alarm apartment fire. officials say it took crews about 30 minutes to get that fire under control. one person is treated for smoke inhalation. no word on how that started. >> a water pumping station in to you -- towson lost power affecting more than 150,000 people. residential and business customers were urged to gs conserve water -- to conserve water.
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>> clarence wells of catonsville died after eating tainted cantaloupe. health officials said he had the same strain of listeria that has killed 15 people nationwide. >> the numbers have me in complete awe. that there are 1.5 million cantaloupes, and my father is one of the people that eight -- ate the cantaloupe and passed away. it is mind boggling. >> family members say mr. wells bought the cantaloupe from a produce market. this is the only recorded case of listeria in maryland. >> check your freezer this morning. there has been a recall on ground beef. everything you should know about that recall coming up in consumer alert. >> a baltimore ravens player is getting involved in a program to
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help baltimore. i'm kim dacey. i have that story coming up. >> first a live picture outside. ava has your insta-weather plus forecast next. forecast next. stay with us.
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>> good morning. here is a live look out doors. the sun will not come up until 7:03. it is 47 trees at the airport. 50 at the inner harbor. humidity at 86%. winds coming out of the west at 9 miles per hour. a chilly start to the day. damp as well. you notice a lot of the roads are still wet as we head out because we had rain showers overnight. for now, those have mostly dissipated through much of baltimore. the pennsylvania state line straying -- staying dry. some of this has come down as snow this morning. can you believe? the first snow fall above 3,000 feet to see any accumulation. nonetheless, snow out toward our west.
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while the low sits in place, we keep the potential for rain. behind that, we will see an area of high pressure move in. this will mean clear skies, lots of sunshine, and very comfortable temperatures. it will hold off this next front. we just have to be patient. i know we have been saying that day after day. the futurecast will show us there is a chance for showers at any point tonight and through tomorrow and lingering into early tuesday. by 4:00 a.m. tuesday, still green showing up there. after that happens, we will see the storm lift off shore.
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for baltimore there is a 40% chance of rain. there will be dry patchy weather today. but you want something handy in case it does rain. throughout the area, a chilly day. throughout the forecast, a chance for showers. mostly cloudy. baltimore ranging from 50's to 60 degrees at the most this morning. what does that mean for the ravens game. dropping into the 40's. there is a chance for showers. at least 30%. at least enough that you want to have rain jackets handy. 30% chance of showers. we are expecting drier weather to push in. as we will see more sunshine, that will allow things to warm up. that will be the taste we are
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looking for. up to 71 on thursday. 74 friday. >> two non-profit organizations are coming together to help low-income kids in the city. kim dacey has that story. >> dominique foxworth helps his hometown to victory. when he's not in uniform, he's leading young boys in baltimore, through boys opportunity and resource network. >> we have seen an increase in test scores. the biggest thing i'm impressed with is a cultural shift. it is not about toughness and fighting and sports and things like that all the time. >> his organization recently partnered with the baltimore educational scholarship trust or b.e.s.t. b.e.s.t. helps kids gain admission to independent
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schools. >> our ultimate goal is to start a movement in baltimore and get these kids the support they need and transform what's happening to our african american youth in baltimore city. >> tuesday foxworth addressed a group of school, church, and commuent leadership to work together to gain support across the city. >> it is about inspiration and making sure we know if we partner our organizations together we will be stronger. we're trying to combat this problem that's happening in baltimore city for african-american boys. >> we look to go further and do more in their every depay lives and support them academically. >> if you would like to get involved, find information at www.wbaltv.com. in northwest baltimore, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> governor o'malley wants to
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know why service is not offered to city residents. >> and ending a long-standing war at the u.s. post office. how can you get your favorite celebrity's face on a stamp.
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>> you may want to check out any beef you have in your freezer. tyson's meat may be contaminated with ecoli. the meat was sold under kroger brand and bucher's brand. it has a best before freeze day date of september 12, 2011. >> officials for verizon say the company has no plans to bring
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the fiberoptic service to baltimore city. >> i think it is an issue the public service commission needs to be more aggressive on pushing verizon. it is like taking a highway and driving it around the city of baltimore. hopefully it is not being done for any red-lining reasons. that's why we have a public service commission. >> comcast launched a new program with broad band to eligible families. >> kevin kamenetz joined maryland citizens health initiative to urge small businesses to take advantage of a new tax cr credit. it provides substantial federal tax credits for businesses with less than 25 employees that earn less than $50,000 per year. small businesses can receive up to 35% federal tax credit for
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employer-sponsored health insurance. >> if you need to book a hotel and you want a last-minute deal, priceline hotel would like to help. priceline is known for its name your own price feature in exchange for hiding the name until the purchase is complete. priceline says you can expect up to 35% of published room prices by using the service. >> deborah kostroun has the weekend bloomberg business report. >> we have a busy week ahead on wall street. a lot of attention probably going to be on the jobs report out this week. the labor market continues to be a big resource and a hurdle to slowing economic recovery. also ben bernanke is slated to speak making more comments on the nation's health many
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interestingly, a bloomberg poll said most investors say the move to kickstart the economy will fail to reduce unemployment as our economy continues to slow. 78% of those polled say they will not create jobs. one economist we polled said there is probably no monetary policy that will work, we just have to keep the sigh coling of the market. >> the dow jones industrials managed to post gains. however the s & p and nasdaq were lower. >> this week marked the end of the third quarter and the end of the month of september for trading. the s & p was down over 14% the past three months. historically october is not a great month for the markets either. >> class reunions may be a thing of the past scomprks that may be because of -- and that may be because of facebook. those they find through the
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social networking site say that is one of the reasons they won't attend with a class reunion because many are already in contact with former classmates and they can see what people are up to without spending money. >> that's a look at the stock exchange. deborah kostroun, wbal-tv 11 news. >> living people are now eligible to be honored on u.s. postal stamps. they are ending their long-standing rule that stamps cannot feature people still alive. the post office is asking the public for suggestions. it will consider acclaimed american musicians, sports stars, writers, artists and other nagsly -- nationally known citizens. >> don't go away. more news coming up. first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> a carroll county mom is turning her tragic loss into a way to help her -- help parents grieving from the loss of a child. it is a way to give people a place to grieve their loved ones. >> his friends now are getting married and having children. so it is difficult to think
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about the what if's. >> there isn't a day that goes by that cindy hughes doesn't miss her son. at 21 her son josh died in a horrible car accident. it happened in 2003. since that time, the carroll county mother has been working tirelessly to honor his memory through a nonprofit she created called "the josh foundation." the focus of the foundation is a construction of an angel of hope memorial garden. rain slowed progress on the satellite in a senior community center in eldersberg. >> it is a national memorial that is dedicate today children who have passed under the age of circumstance, and they are across the united states and canada. this would be the first in the state of maryland. >> families that have lost children of any age will be able to come here and remember and mourn lives lost too soon, and they will be able to purchase memorial tiles in their honor. >> there is a resting memorial there that you can see your
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child's name, and you can see your child's name. >> james monk is a volunteer. he says each december just like in other angel of hope sites. >> every year there is a candlelight vigil, and every year there will be a ceremony there and people will be abe to come examine remember. >> cindy is hoping the memorial garden will be ready by the eighth anniversary of josh's death. in order to make that happen, she will need help with bridge building, signage, and materials. >> there's a lot to be done. it is not undoable. we just need to get the help to do it. >> coming together to provide peace one piece at a time. >> so anyone can donate materials. you can find out more information from our web site. go to www.wbaltv.com and you will find links to help. >> 6:28. 47 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, amanda knox
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awaits her fate in her appeals trial. >> ava? >> showers are still spinning about the mid-atlantic. we'll talk about that coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com, you can choose your channel package. ♪ you can choose your own internet speeds. ♪ you can even choose to chat with a live person. ♪ and you're always guaranteed the lowest prices online. so don't wait... try, compare and buy at verizonfios.com today. because there's never been a better time to build the perfect fios bundle.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> we'll take another look outside with ava. but first we're going to talk about the "s" word already in in maryland. -- snow in maryland. the timberland ski resort got some flurries. some areas could see an inch of accumulation? ava, is that true? >> yes, and already an inch has fallen in west virginia. >> i could smell it last night. >> for now we are stuck in this chilly pattern. h.d. doppler is showing the showers spinning about the mid-atlantic, especially in pennsylvania. we are dry right now. but it is not out of the question that we could see more showers as we go throughout the
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day. temperatures will be very chilly to start off in the upper 40's. we will only reach 57 by this afternoon. each and every point in the day there say chance for shower, but you are going to have dry patches as well. so have brane rain coats handy and -- so have rain coats handy and dress warm. we'll talk about when it will warm up in the seven-day forecast. >> amanda nox -- knox is accused of killing her roommate. the defense has chipped away at her murder conviction. they call the d.n.a. evidence unreliable. prioritization hit back by attacking knox's character. >> the all-out assault on ademandia's character was so
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over the top -- amanda's character was so over the top, it was tough to listen to. >> the prosecution has asked the court to increase her prison sentence to 26 years to life along with six months of solitary confinement. a verdict expected tomorrow. >> the obama administration says the killing of a u.s.-born cleric could -- could mean retaliation attacks. anwar al-alwaki was killed in yemen last week. u.s. representatives say there is reason to believe a bomb maker was killed in that drone strike. abraham alan-al-asiri is alleged to be responsible for the failed christmas day bombing.
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his death is not confirmed. >> anti-wall street protesters swarmed the brooklyn bridge saturday and shut down a lane of trafc for several hours. the group occupy wall street has been camped near the bridge for two weeks. >> this cell phone video given to an nbc affiliate shows some protesters along the brooklyn bridge. police taking others into custody. as many as 700 other such arrests take place saturday as demonstrators shared grievances in a march along the bridge. they have been gathering in new york city. hundreds gathered for a wide variety of social ills. their numbers have continued to grow aided by social media. last weekend saw as many as 80 arrests, some of which were
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posted on youtube. there is no one leader of this group and no organized set of demands. >> we are doing this together. we are coming together and we're saying things need to be changed. how are we going to do this? >> the movement has already spawned similar protests across the country and labor experts say it is also gaining the attention of high-profile activists. >> this is the liberal version of the tea party, especially with young people who are getting mobilized and expressing our grievances. i think this could carry over to the 2012 election. >> attention that could spread from this bridge, to the political stage. >> coming up, poachers are wreaking havoc on the seafood industry. >> plus the baltimore ravens award local honor students making a difference. >> cold air in place all across the east. once the storm moves out, we're
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>> good morning. here's a live look downtown. the sun won't be coming up until 7:03. you may run into fog this morning or areas of drizzle. some showers are still starting to build back in. out toward hagerstown we have seen a couple showers this
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morning. we have been talking about the s word, snow showing up in the forecast. some snow has been report in to west virginia. not out of the question. places like oakland could see a few snow flakes this morning. overall we're all starting off with cloud cover. showers are northwest of baltimore, but the storm system is over us. that's why the showers right now are spinning counterclock wise across this region. with that snow in -- with that storm in place, we will have showers. but high pressure will come in and we will get the dry and pleasant weather. it will be here, we just have to be patient. h.d. doppler shows rain throughout the day into tonight and maybe lingering into tuesday morning as well. again it is that area of low pressure that will continue to spin over the area, and as it sits in place, we can't rule out the rain.
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for today, a chance of showers, especially as you head into western mountains, southern pennsylvania as well, where they have a 70% chance of rain today. some of that could be mixed in with snow out toward the highest mountains in western maryland. as for maryland, you have a 30% chance of storms while ocean city may be the warmest city today. temperatures in baltimore will be ranging from mid 50's to 60 degrees. how will this affect the ravens game? we are expecting a lot of clouds throughout the entire day lingering into the game as well which is at 8:20 at m&t stadium. chance for showers about 30%, enough so that people want to have a jacket handy. you need those jackets for the temperatures. showers can linger into tuesday morning. finally high pressure builds in late week. we'll see the sunshine, and we warm up looking to 70 degrees by next friday.
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>> the ravens handing out more tickets last week along with m & t bank. sarah caldwell has more. >> they made a name for them self through giving. >> we don't do it for the gratification. we do it to help out people. >> hard at work on their hand-made sign campaign, through that, close to 200 coats were donated. >> i became a teacher to help people. i'm amazed every year how much we get to help other people, not just our school community, but the community beyond that.
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>> over $800 for komen, maryland and donated time and efforts to improving the lives of the elderly. >> to see them smile, i think is my favorite thing. you know they truly are grateful. >> plenty of smiles when the ravens take on the jets. >> this is my first, too, so i'm super pumped. >> i am excited. i have never been to a football game before. i'm happy that everybody has this experience. >> in the studio, sarah caldwell, wbal-tv 11 news. >> good kids. >> very good. >> the chesapeake bay provides us with delicious rock fish, crab, and oysters. >> however poachers are taking advantage. that could affect jobs, the environment, and how much you are going to pay. the i-team goes on patrol with
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police, next. >> first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> rock fish, crabs, oysters are jewels of the chesapeake. >> as david collins discovered, looting the bay has become big business and police are having a tough sometime cracking down on
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violateors. >> maryland national police say they believe this to be the work of poachers. they are called gill nets. they trap fish by their gills as they swim through. under maryland law they cannot be anchored. they must move with the tide. officers have halled in 13 tons of illegal rock fish. they discovered 6,000 pounds of tangled illegal netting. >> there are several nets together. it was well over a mile of net. >> national resources captain helped hall in the illegal nets. >> nothing illegal found here.
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crab crab stock is more depeeth pleated -- >> crab stock is more depleated than originally believed. there are 17,000 miles of shoreline and few officers to patrol it all. the department of natural resources says poachers know that. >> a lot of poachers will have spotters on shore. they have cell phones they use now. scappers in the house and on the truck -- scanners in the house and on the boat. they have radar. so they know when we come out. >> while this is the most obvious aspect of how they try to stop poaching, a great deal of the work is done undercover. national police captain is a former special ops agent. he managed to infiltrate the poaching train. >> there are some smart and zahavi business people involved -- and saavy business people
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involved in this. the stations weigh the catch and send it to operations. under-cover agents discovered a loophole that gave people an ability to buy. >> local buyers are in conclusion with the people buying the fish illegally. they manipulate records. in some cases, they buy fish that are never checked in. >> where do poachers hide their catch? >> it is limited by their imagination. you will find sforge compartments. a guy had -- con figured a housepoet into a commercial fishing vessel. it had deep floors in it. he took sheet metal and made false bottoms or false compartments inside of this. >> and d.n.r. is not just looking for the big illegal halls. in 2008 they charged as many as 43% of the licensed watermen with violating the local fishing
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laws. >> they are keeping thicks things up, -- trying to put a little money in the pocket. >> he has received numerous violations. charges include possessing under-sized crabs. >> they are going to get caught anyway. >> police caught him with 31 bushels of oysters. that's more than twice the limit even if he had caught them legally. a just-released study from the university of maryland finds that the oyster population is more depleted than originally believed in part because of poaching the -- poaching. the study original natureors -- those responsible for the study suggest stopping all harvesting. polls used by poaching use radar
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and g.p.s. tracking devices. zach seaman said he discovered a tracking attached to his boat. >> i have gotten tickets for catching too many oysters. they have given me tickets because of the tracking device. they knew where i was. >> this room is filled with other high-tech devices. the maritime law enforcement or m line will soon be a police force multiplier. they will be able aalert officers when boats head in. until m-line is operational, the bulk of the work will fall on police patrols which are labor intensive. the amount the state collects in fishing lie -- licenses and permits costs less than half the cost of law enforcement. >> you will be able to pay more money in order to keep these guys in business? y don't think we should pay more. >> the state doesn't have resources to put a dollar value on looting the bay.
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meanwhile, experts say poaching impacts what is available on the market by artifically affecting cost. for the i-team, i'm david collins. >> and the overwhelming majority of commercial fishermen do not condone illegal fishing activity. as for the fish found in those illegal nets, they estimate $128,000 on the illegal market. >> they are looking for the person responsible. there is a $30,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. >> stay with us. more news coming up on "11 news sunday morning." >> coming up in sports, we have an incredible rally. plus towson makes its first
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multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> good morning. we take a look at college football. a great battle between navy and air force. a year ago it was air force ending a 15-game win streak over the midshipmen. trying to make it 2 in a row for the falcons. asher clark breaks in untouched. a 20-yard touchdown. air force at the break.
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mids rally all the way back. in the fourth quarter, here they cufment on--- here they come. on-sidekick. chris procter not known for throwing. accurate enough here. connects with g.g. green. 28-26. the two-point conversion good. ties it up. we go to overtime. first and goal. makes his way in. penalty called on procter made the extra 35 yard attempt. 34-28. navy leads. air force then takes full advantage and goes right down. an incredible rally.
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opening drive for the terps. they welcome towson into fbs football. maryland takes a 7-0 lead. tigers, got to give them credit. they competed well. wells, a back-up quarterback got the job done. seven catches. 103 yards. that set up this. a chip shot. 7-3. maryland only up by 4 at the break. terps put it it a-- terps put it away. towson's first loss of the season. >> it is the ravens and jets. we have you covered here on tv 11. dan gerry sandusky and i have live from the field for ravens countdown starting at 6:30. then coverage after kickoff. ravens wrap-up for jerry and
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cadre ish mail. >> and i'm getting paid to tail gate today. >> that should be fun. >> she'll be tailgating with koolaid. >> of course. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> coming up, what parents can do to help prevent injuries. >> and until death do us part. information on stressful marriages at 7:38. >> plus more news weather and sports as "11 news sunday morning" continues.
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>> it is an honor well deserved. after decades of service to our community, state, and country, barbara mikulski is being inducted to the women's hall of fame. barbara mikulski is the longest-serving woman in the history of the united states senate. there are pioneers like donna shlala and cathrine sweitzer who became the first woman to enter the boston marathon. when barbara mikulski was nominated, she commented how
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amazing her fellow nominees are. the same could be said for her. she has promoted laws for equal health care to women to better care for our service men and women and squal equal -- equal access to quality education, mikulski has been an advocate in the best sense of the word. from her early days as community organizer to city council and finally to congress, we cannot forget the trailblazer she is. barbara mikulski, our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to our very own iron woman.
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>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. we'll get to our top stories in jim. first we're going to check outside with ava. ava, it is nasty out there. at least it was when i drove in at 3:00. >> i think that is a perfect way to describe it. it is chilly and breezy. have you this showery weather. it is damp. as you head out today, have your raincoat handy. i know you have had them close by because this has been the pattern. there is a stubborn system spinning about the mid-atlantic. it is not out of the question that we could see more rain from the storm as we go throughout the day. right now, temperatures are chilly. it is starting off in the 30's in frostburg. it is mainly 50 degrees here in
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baltimore. 46 now at the airport. 89% humidity. as we take you throughout your day, a chance for showers. we are going to stay cool. how will this affect the ravens game later on? we'll talk about that in the forecast coming up. >> from the floor of the u.s. senate to the national women's hall of fame, barbara mikulski nakse makes history. >> barbara mikulski is inducted into the women's hall of fame and deborah weiner was there. >> this year's living inductees include an equal rights champion, a pioneering chemist, and the first woman to enter the boston marathon. all who say they share the notion of impossibilities. here's barbara mikulski's speech. >> so many of us on this stage, and certainly for myself, came out of the fact that what we knew was when people told us, no, you can't do this. why are you doing this? you are just going to cause
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trouble? why don't you stay home? why don't you shut-up? why don't you sit down? well, you know what, it just did not work out that way. they laughed at us and made fun of us. but you know what, in america when you become a protester, when you become a dissident, they send you to congress. they do not put you in jail. [applause] we need to organize for ourselves here for women that are powerless around the world. that's what being here means. >> senator mikulski was joined by staff, fans from baltimore, and her sister fran. but on a big night like this, she said she wished her parents were alive to see. from the birth place of the women's civil rights movement, seneca falls, deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a new law and a big new
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penalty for maryland drivers who decide to text behind the wheel. sheldon dutes has details of the new law and stiffer penalties in effect. >> she was a wonderful child. i will probably miss her giggle more than anything. she was a special younge -- young woman. >> russell herd's life changed forever in 2008. >> she was parked in a line of cars. a tractor-trailer driver was texting. he never hit his brakes and killed my daughter instantly. >> he and his wife started advocating for stricter texting laws here in maryland. >> we became obsessed with letter writing. we made a lot of phone calls. we did a lot of research.
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we just became a pest, really. we just kept trying and trying. >> his successful campaign for the 2009 ban led to the new one. >> it cleans up the texting law. before today, the law on the books was, you couldn't write a text while were you driving, but you could read one. i clarified the law and said, there is no texting while driving. you cannot write or read a text. >> first offense carries a $70 fine and a second offense jumps up to $110. state troopers are already on the lookout. >> we are definitely going to be on the road patroling, trying to be more proactive looking for these types of violations. [sirens] >> let me see your license and registration, please. were you texting or using your cell phone? >> how enforceable do you think this law is? >> i think it will be as enforceable as any law. >> i am not naive enough to
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think people will stop this, but it certainly helps. even bigger, we need to create awareness every day and create education campaigns to change the culture in the united states. >> the woman in my story was not texting but was using her cell phone. the new law does not apply to 911 calls or people using g.p.s. >> several other new laws took effect. for a complete list you can go to our web site at www.wbaltv.com. >> one person dead after an accident in the northbound lanes of the harrisburg express way in hunt valley. two vehicles were involved in the crash. no word if anyone else was injuried during the accident. the accident remains under investigation. >> in annapolis two men were shot overnight. brown and wilson were found
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early yesterday morning with gun shot wounds. both men are from annapolis and both are in the hospital this morning. investigators say no arrests have been made in this case. >> the red cross is helping several families that were displaced by a two-alarm apartment fire in columbia. firefighters were called to the area around 12:30 yesterday afternoon. officials say it took 30 minutes to get the fire under control. no word on how that started. >> a pumping power last power -- a pumping tower lost power. residents were urged to conserve water as b.g.e. officials restored the power. >> 87-year-old clarence wells of catonsville died august 31 after eating tainted cantaloupe.
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health officials said they -- he had the same strain of listeria as was found in the nationwide outbreak. >> it is amazing to me that there were a million and a half people that bought the cantaloupe and my father is the one that passed away. >> this is the only reported case of listeria in maryland according to health officials. >> we will have a guest to show us how to create spooky halloween crafts. >> playing sports is a great way for your child to stay healthy, but it also ups the risk for injury. >> right now, a live picture outside. ava has your insta-weather plus
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>> good morning. we're back with a live look at m&t stadium where the ravens will be playing later today.
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the sun came up at about 7:03. temperatures are chilly. it is 50 degrees at the inner harbor. it is even cooler at the airport. as we start off the day, most of the showers are to the north and west of us. although there are areas of fog around bag, it could drizzle -- baltimore, it could drizzle at any point. there was snow reported in west virginia this morning. it is not out of the question that far reaches of western maryland may see some of that white stuff mixed in. overall, this is going to be your rain event. we sure know all about rain. we have been dealing with it for an entire week with the same storm system which is spinning about the mid-atlantic. you can see that counter-clockwise flow which is keeping the potential for showers, but eventually the
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storm will leave and head out toward the east. in its place high pressure will build in. this will be the stretch of nice weather we see by the middle to the end of next week with much more comfortable temperatures. until that happens, we have rain in the forecast. that potential into tonight, tomorrow, and maybe tuesday morning as well. as we head into the rest of tuesday, that storm is expected to move off shore. before that happens, showers in the forecast today. with all the clouds and cool air, temperatures only get to the mid to upper 50's in maryland. because it is so cold this morning, as i mentioned, the western mountains could see a little bit of snow and its rain showers as you head eastbound, ocean city. let's see the rain showers around. temperatures in the mid 50's. winds out of the west. how does this affect the ravens game? we showed you the stadium early
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on. there was a chance for showers throughout the game. kickoff temperature 50 degrees. enough so that you want a jacket handy. showers into tomorrow lingering into tuesday morning. we see dry weather return late week. lots of sunshine. we start to warm up. i am looking forward to 74 degrees as we get toward next friday. >> me, too, ava. not all the victims of hurricane irene were people. the maryland spca took in a litter of puppies abandoned in the storm, and many are ready for adoption. >> just to see them, you know, what they were when i got them, to see what they are today, you know, i look at them and they don't even look like the same dogs. >> these little guys are four-legged victims of irene. hurricane orphans taken in by the spca. they were only a month old when they were found stuffed in a cat carrier, abandoned with a bad
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case of hane mange. >> they were pretty much hairless and pit -- pitiful. >> and they almost didn't make it. they are not the only hurricane success stories. >> oh, no! >> these little ones will be ready for adoption in two weeks. >> not bad they were found clinging to life despite the death of their mother. >> their mother was discovered under a tree and she did not survive. the owner of the home discovered the kitens near the mom. >> we have hugo, dennis, andrew, and irene of course. >> hurricane kities with hurricane names. all survivors thanks to another -- hurricane ki -- survivors
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thanks to people who helped. >> i like that we're helping animals, but we're also having fun doing it. >> in terms of being able to get something out of it, it is just the best trade-off. >> they have a wonderful foster family program there, so anyone who isn't ready for the commitment to having a pet, you can foster a pet and do something good for someone else. >> still ahead, easy halloween craft ideas. simple projects that your children will love to make. >> childhood sports injuries may be inevitable, but there are ways to keep kids healthy. >> and adv
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>> in this morning's "medical alert" children love to play sports, but there can be injuries. we have dr. rich whittaker here to give us information on how to avoid injuries. what types of injuries do you see? >> most of the injuries are not that serious. mostly strains and sprains. certainly there will be ligment tears -- ligament tears, but more strains and sprains. >> i have a child at home that said, oh, my back! what are some signs that we definitely need to get them some
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help. >> that can be a hard thing when you have a child complaining of pain but they want to play. so that's a balancing act. a little rest for one or two days. when you have a child that is limping, it is time to bring them in and have a physician take a look at them to be sure it is nothing more serious. >> and i know that is another challenge you have at the game. none of your kids want you to -- none of the coaches want you to come over to get hit by a ball or something like that. we have to let the coaches coach. >> certainly you want to protect the kids, but the coaches want to get them out there if it is safe. if they take a little time to rest, if it is say a knee or ankle injury, they are able to put weight on it and walk around, they are safe to do it. obviously when in doubt and in
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particular with kids, it probably is good to rest it and ice it down. reevaluate for the next day. >> some of the older kids will have trainers out there. what is appropriate? what should be on hand at every game no matter what it is? >> ideally it would be great to have a trainer. with some of the travel teams that's not always possible. certainly you want a supply of ice for the kids, some basic ace wrap and tape. that sort of thing just to be able to handle basic sprains. a splint if you need it to. >> and the huge one is if a kid falls and hits their head, watch that, concussions are huge? >> cugrs huge. we are seeing a lot of that trickle down toward the kids. we see more concussions now.
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i think they have always been there, we are just luckily more aware of them. that's something you don't want to play with. >> keep your eye on them. >> if there is a potential head injury, you do not want to play with that. >> thank you for coming in. >> don't go away. when we come back, easy holiday decorating the kids will love. don't good away. first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> welcome back. october 2. it is time to get out the halloween decorations. robin is here to tell us how to do it. >> happy holidays! the colors are great, and you can't help with the cooler weather not getting into the season. a lot of people don't realize, we have wonderful floral items. put the flowers in, and you are good to go. >> if you pick up the decorations, your floral department will arrange it for you for free. >> yes, a lot of shops have the expertise that will help you make what you want. >> we have a scarecrow. there is also a halloween guide. what makes the scarecrow great
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is it can cover you to thanksgiving. this is one of thodse staples made -- those staples made into a mummy. a little spider garland here. >> and the googly eyes. >> make your own candy treat holders. >> every saturday we are doing something. one of the things we're doing is -- this is actually on columbus day. from 1:00 to 3:00, we're going to make the treat holder for candy corn. >> but made with? >> this is a really neat thing. this is something we can do for the holidays. this was made by one of our floral specialists, but you can make this yourself. you take the garland and wrap it. you can wind it in a couple
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plays yess. what a beautiful arrangement this can be for your table. >> duct tape is going fast and furious. the last time i was here. here this is covered and everything is duct tape. we have instruction ns our -- in our store. we have project sheets. here is the picture. what you are doing is making new heirlooms to pass on. this is not going to go anywhere. >> pack it up and use it next year. >> exactly. >> face painting? >> face painting is safe, it is hypo al generalic --
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hypoallergenic, and how great would it be if you had a pirate that you can paint the patch on their face but not have the patch to cover their eye, so it makes it safe. >> ok. i'm going to pull these off one by one. >> we have a product called "simply blood ." it gives the look of blood, and you know how the kids like that. we have the scales. again we have these projects on our website. acmoore.com. this is just fabric. you are using a product with heat. you don't have to do any sewing. just fabric paint. and again the little witches boots.
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these, anybody can do these. >> so much fun. the kids kids get to use their -- the kids get to use their imaginations. >> robin, thank you so much. coming up we have much more news. stay with us. stay with us. you are at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call baltimore home. from funding to help a local business expand their operations... to financing for an organization which provides affordable housing for artists... and partnering with a local hospital to help expand patient care. because the more we do in baltimore, the more we help make opportunity possible.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> let's take another look outside with ava. >> not the best start to the day. it is so cloudy. very chilly out. it is drizzley as well. we can't even rule out misty weather as we start out the day. 46 at the airport. lots of clouds in the sky. as we take you throughout the day, there is a chance for showers at any point. we are still going to have patches of dry weather. still the rain coat handy. we'll talk about what the foredwast cast will -- we'll talk about what the forecast will do for the game coming up. >> david gregory joins us live with a preview of what's coming up on "meet the press." let's talk about the presidential race. republicans have some people out there, mit romney, perry.
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is christie in or out of the race? >> he has said "no" a lot of times. a lot of big-name republican fund raisers who have stayed on the sidelines are encouraging him to get in. former president bush and nancy reagan who are part of the republican establishment have encouraged him, and he's listening in a new way. he's sitting with his family about it. i think he'll make a decision soon. he'll have to decide soon. he has to get an operation in the field up and running, particularly since we're going to start voting sooner rather than later since this primary calendar seems to be accelerating. >> the obama administration seems to be chipping away at al-qaeda's leaders. what will -- impact will that have? or is the economy the only relevant issue? >> i think republicans will
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congratulate the president on gains from killing osama bin laden to now al-awaliki. there are threats that continue to be a threat but are now rapidly diminishing. >> finally, mrs. obama was in target shopping. some charge this as a publicity stunt. what are you hearing around washington? >> it seems like it was a very good publicity move if that's what it was. she shops there. at a time when people are hurting in the economy and the middle class is struggling, it can't hurt to emphasize that that's some place you like to go. >> and to see the first lady going to a discount place with her shopping. >> yes. >> david, thank you so much. you can watch "meet the press" later this morning at 10:00 follow 11 news at 9:00. >> and coming up, animal rescue
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joins us with a successful -- with a pet looking for a good home. >> and the keys to a successful
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>> good morning. we're back with a live look now at m&t stadium. it is going to be a hopping place later this evening as the ravens play at home. it is 46 at the airport. 50 degrees at the inner harbor. humidity 89%. i know if you are at tv hill, humidity is up to 100%. that means there are areas of fog and even drizzle. take it easy as you head out to the roads.
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they could be damp from overnight. h.d. doppler is showing more substantial showers are mostly north of us. they are lifting out of the state. hagerstown is drying out right now. it is cold enough to support snow. i will say that again, cold enough to support snow in the western mountains of pennsylvania. west virginia reported an inch of snow in their highest mountains overnight. so it is not out of the question to see some of this cooler air push in across the state. here's a look at the temperatures now f 49 in frostburg. 50 at the inner harbor. very chilly start to the day. a lot of clouds across the area. that's why you are seeing this counter-clockwise flow as the winds come off the ocean into our area and spin out to the west into baltimore.
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that storm will eventually head east. high pressure will move in, in its place. until that happens, we are keeping the rain chances in the forecast. futurecast shows the rain could happen at any time. not only throughout the day, scattered showers into the night, into monday. some could linger into tuesday morning as well. then finally, dry weather will start to push in. for today, a lot of clouds in the forecast. showers possible at any time especially to the west and north . for baltimore a 40% chance of rain. that becomes more isolated as you head to the eastern shore. ravens will be playing at 8:20 p.m. as they take on the jets. mostly cloudy skies. a chance for showers. kickoff temperature only 50 degrees. it will drop into the mid 40's throughout the rest of the game. jackets may be a good idea. seven-day forecast calls for cool weather and a chance for
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showers. we may see lingering showers throughout tomorrow morning. the high pressure system does start to build in. a taste of fall. sunshine and comfortable temperatures. low to mid 70's by next thursday and friday. >> thanks ava. the key to a long marriage may be more about what you don't say than what you do say. in his book "shut up and stay married" rabbiyisroel roll is here to discuss his new book. you see lots of people going through difficult marriages. >> if a person feels good about themselves, then they could shut up and stay married. >> that means if someone attacks you, or say your partner says something to you that you don't
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like, you do not have to respond to that? >> exactly. if you feel good. if you feel whole, you say, that's ok. i don't feel attacked. let's discuss this. a person can use "i" messages instead of "you" messages. instead of you are bothering me, i am feeling annoyed. i am feeling distanced from you. if you say this in an endearing tone, the person will say, can i help you with that? instead of attacking the person with "you" messages. there's a difference between a person hurting you and you feeling good about yourself and abuse. >> you are talking about the small little things that well up as arguments. but if it is an abusive situation where you might feel good about yourself but every day this person is attacking you, let's say vocally, that's a problem that needs more
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intervention. >> absolutely. when someone is being emotionally abusive, physical abusive, or abusive with words, that's when you should not stay quiet. >> you talk about an identity wheel? >> yes. if a person has an identity divided into six sks. you have a physical self-concept, if you work out, if you are able to take care of your home. you have intellectual self-concept. you have a spiritual self-concept, like hiking. you have a character self-concept, your values, what you believe in, then a person can divide up their identity into six section and say i'm a good person, i'm a valuable person. you feel good about yourself. you say what my spouse is doing doesn't bother me so much, or what my spouse is doing or
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saying i don't have to respond to. i feel i have an identity. i believe identity therapy is the answer to all kinds of issues. >> so you encourage couples to work through these issues and maybe tell them they don't have to always be right or you don't always have to speak up about something? >> it is not about being right, it is about getting along. we don't have to say, i have to correct you. i have to fix this. i'm ok. live and let live. i believe if you feel good about yourself, then the other person will have space. if you stop criticizing -- and i challenge all my listeners today. 24 hours of zero criticism. if you have no criticism in a marriage, i believe in those 24 hours the person will believe they have space to breathe, and the marriage, the love will blossom. >> and you have been married 26 years and you have five
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children. so you know what you are talking about. where can people find your book? >> at shutupandstaymarried.com or at amazon books. >> thank you. that is author and psychotherapist yisroel roll and his book is "shut up and stay married." up next, a pet looking for a good home.
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>> welcome back. joining us now from animal
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rescue is phil. who do you have with you? >> this is benny. benny is a 9-month-old male chiu. benny is a 9-month-old male chiuaua mix. once he warms up to you, he becomes very attached. he's neutered. he's looking for a home. a home that's what quiet. as i say, he's a little shy. he does exhibit those same qualities of a napoleonoic -- >> little-dog issue.
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[laughter] >> what's the situation with the animal shelter. are you recovering from the summer? >> we're inundated now with the economy. we see a lot of people losing their homes, people losing their animals. adoption rates are not as high. >> you say that's what happened to benny. his owners gave him up. >> he was in a situation where the people didn't adhere to local laws and had way too many animals and had to surrender. >> benny can just relax. if you would like to help out benny, give animal rescue a call or visit their web site www.amal -- www.animalrescue.inc. >> we're in the 11 news kitchen when we come back.
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>> we are minutes away from nbc's "today" show. lester holt is joining us with a preview from italy. hi, lester. >> there is a worldwide threat that all of us traveling are concerned about. the state department issued an alert for americans after the u.s. killed a terrorist. also, judgment day for amanda knox. we're live from italy. convicted of murder, knox is hoping she will be exonerated monday. we will talk to her father about his expectations. plus a deadly listeria outbreak has led to a massive recall of cantaloupe. now there is word from more tapetted -- tainted food. >> then the drug store facelift. are you saving money? we'll tell you when jen and i see you later on a sunday
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edition of "today." >> time now for "sunday brunch." joining us now the executive chef of grow fire. >> we have short ribs, we have peppers and onions. >> you have to make this when you get home. we're going to add into that the meat. >> and you cook those?
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>> the shortribs were precooked. some red wine and veal stock. that cooks together. we add in precooked potato. butter, salt and pepper. >> and why the shortribs. >> they are so rich. they have a lot of good flavor. it works nicely with everyone else. >> it depuzz. -- it does. >> we have to let that cook a little bit. >> this will be a good item. we want to serve that with a little poached egg. a little salt, a little vinegar. just a little tea. spoon helps the eggs poach a little bit. you want the egg to drip and run into the hash. it makes the sauce run together for you.
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that cooks together nice. >> you have cheese there? >> yes, and we'll top that with freshly-grated cheese over the top. >> while that's cooking, what else do you serve at grow fire? >> we are a contemporary american grill. we also have steaks and seafood. >> while you finish that up, and with eggs poaching, i'm going to give everyone copies of today's recipe. they can log on to willie walsh and click -- they can can log on to www.wbaltv.com and click on "food." you can also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland 21211. >> it smells heavenly.
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>> a lot of work, but you can handle it when you get home today. >> we have a chance for showers today at any point. it will be chilly. 50 degrees for that kickoff temperature. we'll be slowly warming up throughout the week. sunny weather comes in late week. that's the forecast i'm looking forward to. we'll be in the 70's by the end of the week. >> on one of these killy rainy morges, i think this is a perfect dish. >> i think convenient gar is the key. >> this smells so delicious. >> i agree.
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>> take some fresh cheese and put that over the top. >> what are you going to make for us at 9:00? >> a cesar salad. >> that's all the time we have. nbc's "today" show is next. >> we'll be back with more news and weather at 9:00. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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>> days familiar headline. congress deadlocked. another congressional stalemate that could shut down our government and add government workers to the government unemployed rolls. if the senate votes to pass a plan, the republican-controlled house will reject the legislation and vice-versa. most recently our elected officials could not agree on how to pay for disaster relief. with 84 major disasters this year, it is obvious the costs would exceed the fema budget. instead of our elected officials coming together and devising a way to help those in need, they voted along partisan lines and went home. that is not acceptable. finalally, calmer heads prevail. every poll taken across the country shows americans in unanimous agreement that the state of the union is broke and the people expect our elected representatives to fix it. in an era of multiple wars, natural disasters, and a tettering world economy, america can show its strength in unit by
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doing what is best for the american people. instead partisan battles, which are making a spectacle of our system, more efforts should be made toward restoring efforts in our system to our market. a special joint congressional committee has been created to device a deficit reduction plan. now is the time to take offer the partisan hats and heal the country. if you would like to comment on this issue, go to www.wbaltv.com and click on hot topics. at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call baltimore home. from funding to help a local business expand their operations... to financing for an organization which provides affordable housing for artists... and partnering with a local hospital to help expand patient care. because the more we do in baltimore, the more we help make opportunity possible.
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