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>> coming up, a suicide bombing kills dozens of americans in afghanistan. >> baltimore county resident opens fire. >> snow? boy, did it ever happen. we'll show the areas hardest hit. >> and trick-or-treat addresses. "11 news sunday morning" starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. we begin with a look outside with meteorologist ava marie. now nice the snow has finally stopped. if you woke up and had no snow, are you lucky. but we have 4 inches in westminster. >> we just have snow flakes downtown, but now it is frozen overnight. let's look quickly at the heaviest amounts we saw. 9.5 inches out in western maryland, near frostburg. most points east of the city stayed dry. this is all a concern. the areas that saw the heavy snow, they froze overnight. black ice. 38 in downtown baltimore. 33 out at b.w.i.
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the sun is back out. as we go through the day, that will help them out some. the winds will be out of the northwest. as we come up, we will be detailing what it will be like for trick-or-treaters in the evening. still likely to be cold. that coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> we keep saying the same thing. it is not even halloween, but it looks like christmas in parts of maryland. >> well, snow-tober hasn't happened in 33 years. >> this is pretty disgusting. it is cold, wet, messy, and not a good day for your car to die. >> even though it is only the end of october, carroll county looked like a winter wonderland. most of the day, there was
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enough heavy wet snow to blanket all of westminster. >> everywhere there is snow stuck all over the trees and the leaves. a lot of the roads have slush. so not fun to be out right now. forecasters predicted several inches of snow for the county, which was evident from the accumulation on this front. >> what are you going to do? >> slushy, wet. they are not icy yet. >> even though roads are slick due to precipitation, drivers did not have a hard time getting around. the constant presence of snow fall helps. folks here in carroll county
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hope it is not a foreshadowing of what's to come. >> i hope it will stop for a while, at least until november, until thanksgiving. >> whether it was snow, rain or sleet at your house, we would love to see pictures. in westminster, carroll county, sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> several states in the northeast have declared states of emergency because of the early snowstorm. at least three deaths are being blamed on the unusual weather. some areas found more than a foot of snow, and more than two million customers lost electricity. here's moore moore. >> a halloween blizzard? not quite. but the late october snowstorm that blanketed most of the east coast is one to remember. new york city which hasn't seen mezzrabble snow fall in october since -- measurable snowfall in
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october since 1952 received a lot of snow. for the most part, this premature weekend snowstorm was little more than an inconvenience. >> a white halloween? i don't think i have ever experienced one, honestly. >> fortunately there was enough time for the road crews to gear up and for everyone else to stock up on the essentials. >> it is the mad rush of people getting salt, potassium, and shovels. >> new england is no stranger to snow, but not before the leaves have fallen. >> it is much too early. i'm not ready. >> like it or not, a preview of winter. >> the snowstorm caused serious air travel problems in new
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jersey. united said roughly three flights were canceled because of the storm. one runway was closed. some outbound and inbound flights continued, but some experienced delays of more than six hours. new jersey was declared a state of emergency as power was knocked out to many, including the governor's mansion. >> go to our web site at www.wbaltv.com and click on weather for more information. >> a liquor store robbery in perry hall on the 9600 block of bell air road at 12:15 saturday afternoon. the owner chased the suspect out of the store and fired a shot in the parking lot. it is unclear if the suspect was hit.
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>> it is the deadliest attack on coalition forces since the war in afghanistan began. 17 americans were killed in kabul. it was one of three incidents this week. we have more from afghanistan. >> a volatile day in afghanistan with three different attacks in different parts of the country. a bomber was able to gill 14 -- kill 14 americans and three afghans. in a different attack down south, an afghan service member turned his weapon on to nato service members killing three australians as well as their afghan interpreter.
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this comes days before the istanbul conference that's supposed to take place in turkey, talking about the future of afghanistan and its regional impact. the taliban trying to make sure that the regional community knows they are still in afghanistan and they are still fighting. nbc news, kabul. >> in a third attack yesterday in the eastern province, an afghan female suicide bomber. three people injured in that incident. >> americans return to logan international airport to be treated in the wounds they received fighting against muammar gaddafi. they were flown to the u.s. following a request to hillary clinton during her trip last week. >> good news for coffee lovers
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in our "medical alert." seems like there is good news with coffee every week. why some believe it can help lower the risk for skin cancer. >> how concern is growing over dwindling resources. >> a live picture outside. ava has your forecast next.
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>> good morning. we are coming down on our latest snowstorm in october. the rare and unprecedented snowstorm that brought snow across the northeast. still dropping snow from boston to maine. quickly exiting to the northeast, which means our skies are finally clearing out. that is at least what we will expect as we go throughout the day. how much snow did we get? it really depends on where you were. the western part of the state, anywhere from 9 to 12 inches of snow in counties out toward montgomery, even into areas like frostburg. in southern pennsylvania, york county got upwards of 12 inches of snow. along the 95 corridor, you were
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lucky to see just a few snow flakes, or maybe unlucky, depending on how you look at t in carroll county anywhere from 2 to 6 inches. some areas got 8 inches of snow. that's what we're dealing with. it was a heavy, wet snow. we froze overnight. black ice a big concern in westminster and parkton. temperatures all below freezing. baltimore, the city, at 38 degrees. the skies are clear. that allowed temperatures to drop down overnight. that means the storm is finally heading out of the area. it is centered across the eastern tier of new england while we have high pressure building in. here's the next storm system we are talking about, and that may push into our area as early as tomorrow night. as for now, it will be a sunny day. unseasonably cold. temperatures below normal as we struggle to get in the upper 40's to 50 degrees. winds light but out of the
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northwest. that will keep them feeling chilly. the next storm system starts to approach during the day tomorrow. we have a chance for rain tomorrow night. i think it is going to arrive after midnight tomorrow into tuesday morning. that is good news for trick-or-treaters as we are expecting mostly dry conditions for the trick-or-treating. it is going to be chilly. you may want to think about bundling the kids up and putting extra layers under the costumes so they can be scary and not ruin their costumes. the seven-day forecast. chilly into the evening hours for trick-or-treating. a storm system comes in monday night. we warm up monday to 60 degrees, and we may be tracking another chance for rain, not snow, by next friday. >> the u.n. population said the world is about to add its seventh billion person to the world. >> that is a lot of people. the strain is showing in lack of food and clean water.
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>> the sound of joy from the earth's seventh billionth person is also a sound of alarm. nine million people have no access to clean water. one billion go to bed hungry. the nature conserve tri's -- conservatory's lead scientist says there can be solutions to these problems. >> people say water is the next oil. it is not the next oil. it is irreplacable. >> we are using water faster than it becomes available. >> 18 countries are over-pumping, including china, india, and the united states. saudi arabia wanted to be self-sufficient in wheat but will soon stop growing the crop because it has depleted its
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water source. when it comes to use of the water, the surplus of meat is causing this. >> 200,000 people will not be at the dinner table tonight. >> the most recent billion people were added in just the last dozen years. the rate of growth is slowing as more women become better educated and find jobs. >> it is more than just the shear number of people on the planet. the pressure also comes from what we make and what we buy. >> and this scientist says that's not slowing down. >> if seven billion people all wanted one drink, we're talking 14 trillion gallons of water.
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you see how it adds up. >> nbc news, new york. >> i just hope those 219,000 people don't come to my house for dinner. >> don't have enough food. >> no. >> how -- why some dentists are encouraging kids to eat all the halloween candy they want. >> and a programming note, david craig will be here later in our craig will be here later in our "q
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everybody knows the best place for a good time is mississippi. craig will be here later in our "q and that's only until they visited us in louisiana. which is a distant second to sunny florida. for beautiful vacation, nothing beats alabama. ok, we'll never agree on who's best. but we can all agree on one thing. the gulf's the worlds number one vacation spot. and we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. mississippi has wonderful people, great music, and the beautiful outdoors. louisiana's the best seafood you'll ever eat. shrimp gumbo, crab cakes, etouffee. florida means beautiful beaches and sugar white sands. actually experts agree that the best beaches are here in alabama. which can't compare to a good time on the gulf in mississippi. louisiana fresh catch. florida beaches. alabama beauty. mississippi outdoors. the gulf is the world's goodtime headquarters.
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and we are 100% open for business. i'm glad we got that settled. >> in this morning's "medical alert" imagine doctors using g.p.s. type technology to map the inside of your body. doctors are doing that in lungs.
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this is someone's lung. this is new technology borrowed from the military. it is electrobronchoscopy and it can reach places in the body that would allow surgery to reach. >> it allows us to reach small regions in the periphery of the lung or regions that might be at risk to the patient if we bopsy -- biopsy them in a routine way. >> drinking coffee can lower your risk for certain types of cancer. a new study from women's hospital found women that drank more than three cups of coffee a day had a 24% reduces risk of basel cell cars nomia --
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carcinoma. >> some dentists are encouraging kids to eat all the candy they want on halloween night. erika edwards has more. >> the only thing scarier than a ghost or zombie on halloween may be what's inside your child's bag. this dentist says the worst candy for teeth is anything sticky like taffy or hard candy. >> the longer it is in your teeth, the more likely the acid will eat away at your teeth. >> we didn't have trouble finding volunteers to
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demonstrate a candy pig-out. chocolate is a good option because it generally doesn't stick to teeth. and though they are full of sugar, pixie sticks leave less behind. don't be a scrooge. dentists say it is better for teeth if they eat it all halloween night and get rid of it. >> if you keep munching out every day for the rest of the month, that could cause a lot of damage. >> after kids have had their fill of damage and you just want it out of the house, consider a halloween candy buy-back program. that's where kids trade in their candy, and the candy is then donated to troops overseas through operation gratitude. >> so we get a sugar high on
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halloween and then get it over with. >> yes. >> don't go away. much more news coming up. first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> with the bicentennial and the start of the war of 1812, a celebration. the men and women that make up
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the bicentennial celebration are visiting the naval academy which houses some important artifacts of the war. rob roblin has that story. >> next year is the bicentennial of the war of 1812. it is a war that brought fame to our new nation. >> i didn't know there were so many people interested in the war of 1812. i see a park ranger! >> today members of the 1812 bicentennial commission toured the naval museum. dr. scott ward is the president of the museum. he describes some of the artifacts on display. >> some people thought of the idea of using a sea anchor. they spliced together a mile-long length of line, attached it to the sea anchor,
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and the men dropped it over. they got rid of everything but the rum. [laughter] ex-president john adams considered it our victory in that war to be -- considered our victory in the war to be crucial to the united states because it was the first war after the constitution of the united states was adopted. the question was, was the constitution going to be strong enough to hold this country together during war time. the answer from the war was yes. >> it gives us a chance to see people -- items from history we would not normally get to see. >> if you are interested in american history and the war of 1812, the naval academy museum is a great place to spend the afternoon. >> for the navy, it was a sense of professionalism, victory,
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heroics, and it gave a perm nensy to the navy, which it did not have beforehand. >> 5:27, and it pains me to say this, 34 degrees on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top stories. >> how the storm turned deadly and left thousands without power in new york. ava? >> and that storm is quickly heading out to sea. we'll talk about how the weather will shape up for our area as we head into the holiday of halloween.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks so much for joining us. >> let's take another look outside with ava. 34 degrees. i don't even like saying it. >> can you believe it? it seems it -- like for halloween we have gotten more of a trick than a treat. the storm system well out to sea for our area. you can still see snow falling now in maine. as for the rest of the mid-atlantic, the skies have cleared out. many areas are now sitting below the freezing markment as you look ot our temperatures now, you can see it is 33 at the
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airport. colder as you head west of the city. big concern is any areas that had wet roads now, there are areas of ice that you have to worry about. it is still cold, mid 40's into the 60's throughout the afternoon. throughout the northwest, winds are light. they are still going to feel cold because they are coming in out of the north. we'll talk about how temperatures will shape up for the halloween holiday. that's coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> the unseasonable snowstorm is being blamed in the deaths of three people today. >> brian thompson has more on one of the hardest hit areas of new jersey. >> this falling branch was repeated over and over again. watch as heavy snow sends it earthbound.
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the driver of this car was lucky to escape with her life. look at the windshield. listen to her escape. >> someone woos watching over me. >> the tree fell on you while you were moving? >> yes. >> you got out by dralling through the -- crawling through the passenger door? >> yes. >> later d.p.w. went to work on this road as it was blocking queen ann, an important secondary road. this man was fearful of an overhead power line. this one was taken boun down by -- this one was taken down by fallen branches. homes assaulted by trees. then we found this stalled car being pushed by good samaritans, including an n.j. transit bus
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driver. >> so you had to move that car? >> i have no choice. >> off he went, able to make a turn needed, thanks to queen ann road being closed. >> that was brian thompson reporting. areas north and west have been getting snow. areas to the south have been getting flooding. there has been flooding in southern new jersey. tidal flooding has swamped roads along the coast. some low-lying areas have been closed because of high tide. >> crazy weather pattern. >> still ahead, the fury over bank fees on debit cards. what you can do to fight back. >> and bobble heads of celebriti
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es. >> i'll buy one. >> how cold will it be for the kids in their costumes? hey guys, what can i get for you? i would like a decaf 360 calories please. and for you? i'll have a triple iced 410 calories please. you want the 40 whipped calories on that? uh, you know what... i'll have this instead. [ female announcer ] swap one thing a day for a yoplait light. with 33 flavors all around a hundred calories, a swap a day adds up to amazing. now you can add some crunch to your creamy.
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yoplait light with granola. try it today.
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>> whether you like the snow or not yet yesterday, it is exiting out of the area. you can see the snow still falling across the southern coast of maine. some of that is heavy at times. the storm did strengthen rapidly. it is almost like a nor'easter set-up which is rare to see this time of year. we had the combippings of the storm and the cold air. that's why we saw snow so early in the year. it is clearing out. skies are clearing out as we head across the state into the
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morning hours. we'll look at how much snow we got across the area. we are really dependent on where you were. along the 95 corridor, not much more than a trace. i know in downtown, we saw the snowflakes that accumulated. 30.8 inches in hamstead. that shattered many records for this time of year. not only for how early it was but for how much snow we did accumulate. we had the wet snow yesterday, but it remained wet on the roadways. the temperatures dropped below freezing overnight. 28 in frederick. this is all concerns for black ice. the roads are still wet. they froze overnight, and we do have to worry about icy patches as we head into the morning. 38 in downtown baltimore and 34 in edgewood. skies are mostly clear. temperatures are still going to stay well below normal.
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temperatures continue to feed in out of the northwest. we'll talk about our next storm system coming in by tomorrow night. nor now, high pressure in control. 40 as we head into the western mountains. 52 in ocean city. for the day, skies clear. temperatures drop down into the 20's and 30's tonight. freezing and frost could be a problem. let's talk about our next storm system. this could move in throughout the day monday. that's when we have chance for rain. trick-or-treaters, i expect it to be dry around trick or treat time, dropping into the 40's. end of the week it stays more mild, but a new storm system could come in with rain on friday.
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>> well, the rare pre-halloween snow did not keep trick-or-treaters away from the white house. no costumes for the obamas. check out the kids. we're going to see them in just a second. they dressed up and the bags were full of goodies, dried fruit, and even a healthy orange. the kids are from local schools. >> i wonder what they thought about that orange? i know, the first lady is all about that. they say go bigger. think life-size bobble heads. >> how would you like to party with bill cosby and david letterman? a company run out of coral springs is making dreams a reality. a company that let's you take home the neck -- next best
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thing, a larger-than-life bobble head. the former accountant is partying hard living vicariously through his 60 celeb heads. >> bill and hillary have been to both inaugural balls. >> each of these heads takes four to six weeks to make and costs around $5,000 to make. they are hand painted and made out of fiber glass which keeps them light and easy to wear. at around $275 a day to rent, many halloween enthusiasts rent them to guarantee i win -- a win at a halloween contest. what do the celebs think about the big heads? >> he kept saying, i want to buy
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that. i want to buy that. >> the most popular is bill clinton. he's the guy you want at your party. hey, bill, i know you were the head of our country for eight years. you don't have to have a big head about it. if you want to turn heads at your next party, you know where to go. >> i think i should get a bobble head of stan and wear it. >> you should. >> the sincerest form of flattery. >> if you are not using your debit card, you are not alone. >> what are your answers to the charges? that's coming up. >> first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> well, as you have no doubt heard by now, some banks are already charging fees for debit cards. >> this has struck a nerve with many consumers. why is this happening and how can you avoid paying many of those fees? mindy basara reports. >> starting early next year bank of america will charge checking account customers a $5 fee for their checking account. even ellen -- even ellen degeneral yess -- degeneres did
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a spoof on this. >> if you want to come into our banks, it is free. however, if you want to leave, it is $6. >> since the fees have become outrageous and the banks can't seem to make money any other way than nickle and diming consumers. >> we understand people are frustrated. let's face it. we would all like everything to be free. >> this bank blames the government. >> the government has cut off the fee to using the system, so the cost has shifted to consumers. >> the recently enacted dodd-frank act limits the amount banks can charge for transaction . and according to this bank, they say it costs $350 a year to
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administer a basic checking account. >> given the fact a check account allows you to make purchases and payments anywhere any time is good value. you can't buy -- the cost of a foot long subway is $5. >> only one other bank is charging $5. consumers should vote with their feet. bank at a credit union, not at a bank. >> so which is best for you? a national bank? a community bank? a credit union? an online bank? there are a handful of web sites out there to help you. findabetterbank.com. you put in your zip code and your typical account activity. then you come up with a list of banks that may work for you.
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it breaks down fees and how many a.t.m.'s are nearby. for many customers it is all about the a.t.m. that's why this citizen is staying with bank of america. >> i save if i come here and take money out. >> jeff isn't changing either. >> for the time it takes, it isn't worth it. i would rather pay the fees. >> but for this man, this is the final straw. >> i'm changing banks. >> some hope they will get enough people doing that, and they will reconsider charging those fees. for the i-team, i'm mindy basara. >> bank of america's debit card fee will go in effect next year. suntrust already charges customers $5 a month for debit card use. there is a link on the web site. just click on "i-team" at
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www.wbaltv.com. >> i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports, a look at the ravens and the cardinals. how they plan to get past that disaster of a game from monday night. the story straight
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>> i can never recall a short week taking so long after that complete and utter disaster monday night in jacksonville against the jaguars. the ravens didn't throw well, run well, they did not block. they did not call plays well. all across the board, it was bad. the good news though, it was a short week. they were were able to put it behind them. because they have a game coming
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up today against the arizona cardinals. >> the great thing about being a coach is you get to go out next week is you get to go out and redefine yourself. you are only as good as your next outing. no matter how bad the last outing was, it has no effect on the next outing. that's why you move on quickly. >> indeed, they will move on quickly. it will be good to see todd heap back here in baltimore. he took out a half-page ad to thank the citizens of maryland. later today, in deed, the ravens need to go ahead and get that victory. gerry sandusky and i will have a report from the field tonight at 6:00. >> sarah caldwell has this
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morning's "honor rose report." >> get a group of middle school girls together, and you are bound to see the color pink. this month we are seeing it everywhere from the football field to here at hamstead hill academy. all in the name of breast cancer. this group of 37 girls make up the builder's club, and when they hold a fund raiser, people come. with all the proceeds going to breast cancer, today is a good day. >> i think it is very important to let people -- help people that get that disease because it is a bad disease. >> it feels nice to get to help people. every month we go to the nursing home. >> their help comes in many forms. the builder's club makes regular visits to a local nursing home. they volunteer their time at soup kitchens and raise lots of money for charity. their advisor, mary donaldson
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did the same thing. she now helps them help others. >> i think it help helps build their character. they want to make a difference. i did it when i was there age in builder's club. they are incredible. >> which is why the builder's club of hamstead hill will be going to a ravens home game. >> i am excited. i haven't been to a ravens game before. i am really excited. i bet everybody else is excited, too. >> we get to go on the field. the kids are very, very excited. >> go ravens! >> congratulations to them for raising over $375 for breast cancer research. >> next up, more on the ravens game. >> looks like they will have a ball. they will have so much fun today. >> yeah, they are.
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>> here's alook ahead to our next -- here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> i'm sheldon dutes. coming up, images from this year's early snowfall. >> and our storm system is heading up the coast. a rare october nor'easter. temperatures still pretty chilly. we'll look at those when we come back in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> in afghanistan, a suicide bombing kills u.s. troops in one of the deadliest attacks from the war. the latest when "11 news sunday morning" continues. don't go away.
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>> when wbal met kimberly rice she was 38, unemployed, and battling cancer. today she is cooking her own meal in a south avenue townhouse. just a few weeks ago, she was fighting for her life and a place to live. she found shelter in an abandoned building until a wall collapsed. the cancer support foundation tried every source they knew, but her doctors knew -- doctors found stating her lymphoma and situation, was to no avail. after a call to our station, ms. rice found a place to call home. even though her voucher was only
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$200 a month, shirley agreed to rent the house to her. other help arrived in the form of clothes and appliances. you can read more about this inspiring story at inspiring story at www.wbaltv.com and click at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities who call baltimore home.
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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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>> good morning. welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and we begin with ava marie. >> i was excited because i'm a meteorologist, and it is like seeing your kid take its first step. the first snow of the season is always an exciting event. it was definitely very early. temperatures are extremely cold. we are 34 at the airport. winds coming in from the west at
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12 miles per hour. across the state, a few temperatures are even below freezing this morning. we will see a lot more sunshine as we go throughout the day. temperatures stay well below normal. we struggled to get in the upper 40's. winds from the northwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. if you are heading to the ravens game, it will be chilly. sunshine, but temperatures only into its 40's. bundle up if you are going tailgating. you will be glad you did. we will look at the forecast again coming up. >> it is not even halloween. it looked like christmas in parts of maryland. "is. now sheldon dutes has more. >> the roads are not that bad. this stuff is pretty disgusting. it is cold and wet and messy and not a good day for your car to die. >> even though it is only the end of october, carroll county looked like a winter wonderland
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as the nor'easter moved up the coast. for most of the day, the county was under an emergency plan. there was enough snow to blanket westminister. it makes it hazardous when you are changing lanes. >> so not fun to be out right now. >> by nightfall, snow was still falling in the area. snow evident from the accumulation. >> very unseasonable. it's probably a month or a month and a half early. what are you going to do? >> slushy, wet, nasty. >> even though the roads were slick from the vippings precipitation, drivers did not have a hard time getting around.
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a lot of people were not concerned about the snow, but folks are hoping this is not a foreshadowing of what's to come this winter. >> i hope it doesn't continue like this, that it will stop for a while, at least until november. >> whether there was snow, rain, or sleet at your house, we would love to see some of your pictures. head to our web site at www.wbaltv.com and click on "u local." in westminster, carroll county, sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> stefrl -- several states in the northeast have been declared states of emergency. no some areas saw more than two feet of snow. some areas lost electricity. here's brian mooar. >> a halloween blizzard? not quite. the late october snowstorm that blanketed much of the east coast is one to remember. new york city, which has not seen measurable snow fall in october since 1952 smashed an
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all-time record. the national weather service said 1.3 inches had fallen in central park as of 2:00 p.m. the white stuff was enough to add a little color to the yale-columbia football game. for the most part, this premature storm was more than an inconvenience. >> i am not going to be happy. a white halloween? i don't think i've ever experienced one. >> as the snow accumulated, so did the power outages and the airport delays. fortunately there was enough time for everyone to stock up on essentials. >> it is amazing how much we sell. >> new england is no stranger to snow. >> it is much too early. >> like it or not, a preview of
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winter. >> brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> united said 300 flights were canceled in newark because of the storm. some outbound and inbound flights continued. some experienced delays of six hours. governor chris christie declared a stade state-wide state of merge of emergency as power was knocked out to thousands, including the governor's mansion. go to www.wbaltv.com and click on "weather" for more information. >> baltimore county police searching for a suspect after an armed robbery at a liquor store in perry hall. we're told a person with a knife tried to rob a.m.f. liquor store 12:30 saturday afternoon. the owner chased the suspect out of the store and fired a shot in the parking lot. it is not clear if the suspect was hit.
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>> it is the deadliest attack on coalition forces since the war in afghanistan began. 14 americans were killed on saturday when a suicide bomber struck a nato convoy. it was one of the three most dangerous incidents to occur in afghanistan. >> a volatile saturday here in afghanistan with three very different attacks in different parts of the country. the biggest occurred here in the capital of kabul where a nato convoy was attacked hitting an up armored bus carrying u.s. service members. in the end it killed 13 americans, four afghans, three civilians and one afghan police officer. this is the biggest attack we have seen in the capital since mid september. in a different attack down south an afghan service member turns his weapon on to nato service
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members killing three civilians as well as their afghan interpreter. this comes days before the istanbul conference is supposed to take place in turkey. talking about the future of afghanistan and its regional impact. the taliban trying to make sure that the international community knows that they are still in afghanistan and that they are still fighting. nbc news, kabul. >> in a third attack yesterday in eastern kumar province, three afghans were injured in that incident. >> nearly two dozen libyan fighters are now in boston to be treated for wounds they suffered in the war that ousted muammar gaddafi. the 24 fighters arrived at logan international airport start. the men are the first of 200 that will be flown to the u.s. for treatment following a request by secretary of state hillary clinton following her trip to tripoli next week. a fund will pay the fighters'
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hospital bills. >> the time is 6:06. temperatures dropping. now 36 degrees on tv hill. >> in a recall, residents fear a salmonella contamination. >> a new compipt exhibit on the james webb telescope at the maryland science center. details coming up. >> right now a live picture outside. ava has your insta-weather plus forecast next. stay with us
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>> qul, many of you -- well, many of you waking up to a winter wonderland. here we have a big snowstorm. it brought all that snow to maryland and pennsylvania. now across the southern tier of new england. still snowing now in bangor maine. behind it, it has brought in schilly air. we have mostly clear skies. that allowed the wind to drop down overnight. how much snow did we get?
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we had six areas in braddock heights. the further west you went, many areas got more than to 12 inches. along i-95, not much more than a trace. downtown no accumulation, but snow flakes did fall. baltimore city officially saw their first snowfall of the year. we have the cold air in place. areas that got the snow yesterday, the ground was wet as well. upper 40's in western maryland.
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if you are heading to the game, bundle up. you know it has been cold. still going to be in the afternoon. mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the upper 40's. for kickoff, we started to drop down into the mid 40's toward the end of the game. better chance for rain sunday night. tuesday morning. we are expecting the rain to arrive after trick-or-treaters. temperatures only in the 40's. we expect mostly dry weather. more weather building into the sky. rain will arrive after midnight. chance for rain showers. back to 60 degrees on wednesday.
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then 559 as we head -- then 59 as we head into friday. >> a grant award in support of the naval museum's environmental education program called "muddy feet." that stands for maritime unbounded dank and -- it is all in an effort to boost environmental lit rathsrassy. -- literacy. >> the kids go for boat rides. they get to understand the environmental issues impacting the chesapeake bay. this was grant for $78,500. >> bigger and better. the james webb telescope at the
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maryland science center. >> the telescope has been there for the last two weeks to promote a new exhibit on the inside on the telescope. >> what is unique, it is stronger and bigger than the hubbel space telescope which has opened our eyes to what the universe is all about. this will be able to reach out so that ultimately we will get an understanding of how the universe was formed. >> it faye tuferedse tours -- it features a multieye media presentation. >> it is going to look out in the universe and help us find galaxies or maybe planets around astars. >> tell -- the telescope will orbit around the earth and take pictures a million miles away. the information it takes will help prove and disprove theories on how the universe was formed.
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>> this is our moment. this is our time to study time. this is our place right here and now to take us to the next place in science and stron my. >> senator barbara mikulski said there are $500 million in the budget to fully fun the telescope. >> number one, it is to be assembled at goddard, in greenbelt maryland. it will be operated by the space telescope. >> the replica will be leaving the science center. the inside exhibit is here to stay. the real james webb telescope will be launching in 201 . >> b.g.e. thinks you can cut your heating bill by 5%. the factors that could save you money next in consumer alert. >> i'm rob roblin. if you are convicted of drunk driving in the state of maryland you may have to blow into one of
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these to start your car. that story coming up. >> first a programming note for you. harford county executive david craig will be on later this morning. if you have a question, e-mail your questions to sundayquestions@www.wbaltv.com.
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>> b.g.e. is predicting natural gas customers will pay 30% less to heat their homes this weekend. numbers coming in at an estimated $556 this year compared to 584 in 2010. they expect a drop this year because this winter is supposed to be less severe and demand for natural gas is expect to be dropping. electric bills are also expected to be lower. >> it was the city's financial planning day at douglas high
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school in west baltimore. dozens of people took advantage of the offer. certified financial planners gave flea free one-on-one counseling on anything from retirement to saving for college. >> having your finances in order gives you freedom. if gives you freedom from today and those that follow. >> general motors recalling two of its s.u.v.'s. they say the tire monitoring system does not meet federal standards. it does not illuminate once it is below the cold tire pressure. an under-inflated tire can lead to a crash. it affects 30,000 s.u.v.'s brought from july 18. >> wegman's is also recalling
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500 pounds of pine nuts sold in its stores. the reason possible salmonella contamination. maryland is among those states at risk. it only applies to turkish pine nuts packaged in nnlng sold between october and november. the center for disease control and prevention has issued a multieye state outbreak investigation. >> time for a look back and a look ahead at the "weekend bloomberg business report" with deborah kostroun. >> it has been a productive week for the economy. european officials came to terms with plans to help concerns over the economic crisis. for the week, things looking good. green arrows across the board. all in all, a great wee week for the economy. this coming week, the big monthly jobs report coming out on friday. >> meanwhile, consumers might
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not react positively to thfment restaurant prices headed higher. it is because we are getting more acustomed to more expensive food in grocery stores. labor statistics show groceries have gone up more than twice as much as menu prices and that gap might allow restaurants to raise their prices. analysts at barclay's says mcdonald's has a heavy influence in raising prices. if that is any indication, mcdonald's raised by 4% in may. >> whether folks are celebrating tonight or tomorrow, you might hear more barking for trick or treats this year. a new survey those 1-2 dog and cat owners will be dressing up their pets this halloween. that's a look at business. i'm deborah kostroun with a
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"bloomberg on the weekend business report" for wbal-tv 11 news. >> speaking of pet costumes, petsmart will be here later on with costumes for your pet. mark your calendars. guess 12 will be expecting packages to be shipped that day. it is adding temporary workers for the season. stay with us. more news coming up. first, a look at events going on around town this weekend.
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>> an interlock program began in 1991, and as rob roblin explains, you will soon found more people with the device. >> it is called "ignition interlock." you have to blow into it like this, and if you have been drinking, you won't be able to start your car. it's a way to let people still drive and control drunk driving at the same time. it is all part of an expanded state drunk driving program that would require more d.w.i. convicted drivers to install ignition interlock devices in their automobiles. >> individuals convicted of drunk driving who agree to have this device installed in their
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vehicles will continue to be able to drive for employment purposes. that is the focus of this program, to take drunk drivers off the road. >> today m.b.a. officials and the maryland police held a press conference to announce the expansion of the program. >> this new law will help hold people accountable for their actions. it will reduce the opportunities for drunk drivers to reoffend. it will help us decrease injuries and deaths while increasing safety on maryland roads. >> bobby johnson was required to use the interlock system in her car, and thinks it made a difference in her life. >> the first time i an active alcoholic. so i was trying to beat the system. the second time it was a help for me to stay sober. >> what's the cost of all this? >> the average is about $1,000 per year. >> not that much when you are talking about saving lives. >> you are talking about less than a half of pack of cigarettes to be monitored and
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be able to drive. >> currently there are over 9,000 drivers participating in the ignition lock program in maryland. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up, a look at our top stories. >> and the october surprise has had four governors declaring states of emergency. >> that storm still tracking up the new england coast leist line. i'll tell you that in the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." ava, is this a precursor to the snow we will get this year? >> no, it has nothing to do with whether this will be a bad winter. this winter has been forecast to be near normal, which means the heaviest of snows may be out to our west. this is not an indication of what the winter will be like.
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5 in the mountains, 53 in ocean city. if you are cheering on the ravens this afternoon, it will be 46 at kickoff. 52 throughout the second half of the game. skies mostly sunny, but the winds keeping things feeling chilly. how close will it be as we head into the halloween holiday? we'll detail that when we come back in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> the storm knocked out power to millions. it is blamed for at least three deaths. >> reporter brian thompson has more from one of the hardest hit areas of new jersey. >> this falling branch was repeated over and over again throughout the tristate. watch again as heavy snow sends it earthbound. this was the result, streets blocked off. here in t-neck, the driver of this car was lucky to escape
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with her life. look at the windshield. listen to carol ruckman's escape. >> i was not hurt at all. >> the tree fell on you while you were moving? >> correct. >> you got out by crawling through the passenger door? >> yes. crawling out of the front passenger door. >> a little later, d.p.w. crews went to work on this. all taken down by fallen branches. >> it was like fireworks going off. >> right. >> elsewhere, where the damage was done, cars covered by branches. we found a bus driver that used a car out of necessity. >> you wanted to turn on that
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sfreet? >> yes. >> you had to move that car? >> i had no choice. >> oh, he went, able to make a turn needed thanks to queen ann road being closed. >> that was brian thompson reporting. while areas north and west had been falling, they are dealing with flooding. a powerful nor'easter causing extensive flooding throughout new jersey. some roads and low-lying areas also closed because of high tides. >> a visit to our studio. >> and some common places you are exposed to germs every day. wait until you see this. >> you want the gloves because of a chilly start to the day. coming up where the temperatures coming up where the temperatures will go in the afternoon.
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>> arguably we saw our first snowfall of the season. the last time we saw that happen was a decade ago. thankfully the storm system heading up the area. the northeast coast still affecting parts of southern maine. the snow is still on the ground and it is going to take a long time to actually melt as temperatures stay chilly. let's look at how much snow we got across the state. it depended on where you why how much you got along the i-95 corridor. not much more than a trace. they did see their first snow flake in the rain. the further wift went, it was heavy in nature, even from areas like montgomery all the way to
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garrett county. we saw 6 to 12 inches of snow. heavy snowfall, especially for the month of october. heavy wet snow. the ground we froze, and that brings big concerns of black ice. as you head out this morning, be careful. if you see the road looksline shiny, there is concern there could be ice there. as you head out, 32 in gatesburg. 30 in westminster. a little milder right now in baltimore. above freezing at 34. annapolis at 38 degrees. a chilly start to the day. and because there is snow on the ground and we still have the winds out of the northwest, temperatures will stay cold. mostly sunny skies. we only get up into the upper 40's toward the afternoon. winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. through the night we will see a few clouds build in. temperatures plummet once again. upper 20's to low 30's. again a concern of refreezing.
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a little melting throughout the day. icy concerns into tomorrow morning. here's a look at the futurecast. skies clear in the early part of the night. next batch of clouds moving in late tonight ahead of our next storm system. this one expected to bring rain. it is going to be a chilly rain. monday night as we head into your tuesday morning. the good thing with that, we're expecting the rain to hold off until after the trick-or-treaters are out for your trick-or-treating forecast. temperatures start off in the upper 40's. they drop down into the low 40's. there is a 100% chance in will be a frightful night. rain coming in after midnight, rain. milder into mid week. low 60's to upper -- low 50's to upper 60's. >> a new study might make some want to wear gloves or live in a
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bubble. they handle from gas pumps to mail. >> we all know what we're supposed to do after we use this. what about this or this? according to a national study of germs, the most contaminated stuff we touch is this, a gas pump. >> how many people sick that are touching all the same things? more than 7-10 gas pump handles had high levels of contamination. it seemed most people skip the plastic gloves and pump their petrol bare handed. >> next on the germ laden list, mail boxes. the study estimates 4-10 a.t.m. machines are also covered in bacteria. perhaps the price we pay for instant cash. >> maybe at the end of the day,
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i think other things other things i have tried how i can get sick. are these doors and buttons carrying the type of germs that can lead to a cold or flu? that would actually require the perfect storm. from handles to hand to mouth. >> our bodies are built to protect us and you have to have enough organisms that you come in contact with to even get sick in the first place. >> so from crosswalks to cash machines, experts say the chance of becoming ill is minimal, provided you are healthy. >> but for every day, a little dirt won't hurt you. >> that was vicky vargus reporting. here is food for thought. it is the stuff that other people aren't touching before they touch the things that you are touching. think about it. >> that's enough to make you think. disgusting. >> our gallery is here.
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is it not? >> indeed. this is our eighth year. we started out as art blooms, which is a festival of flowers in the museum, and the jewelers kind of wanted us to break away and they wanted the thrust to be on the jewelery. so three years ago, we did just that, and now it is the first weekend in november, we have our jewelery fair. >> these are spectacular pieces of jewelery. >> i feel very fortunate. as i started the jewelery show, i always had an important birthday or anniversary. so i do have some jewelery. these are beautiful fresh-water pearls from a specific lake outside of tokyo. as you can see, i like pearls. >> this is an example of some of the jewelery that will be at the fair. >> this is connie fitzpatrick who is on our committee and a past president. she has wonderful gothic
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jewelery on from donna baverka. it is hard for me to say her name. i think connie owns all those. >> we have another beautiful model. this is kathy fill yims. -- phillips. she has these beautiful pieces on from julia fluker. they are lovely satisfy ires. -- saphires. every single one of those leaves are handmade. most of our jewelers alloy the gold themselves. depending on the color, the karat, they put the additives. this is a solid gold piece. the link is not made in a mold. each link is made by hand. every single thing that you see.
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>> this is good stuff, is what you are tying to say. the jewelers will be spread out throughout the museum? >> no, the center corridor of the museum. >> this is a particular favorite of mipe. she has been with us from day one. i have a funny little aside. we met each other at the museum. she had a pair of hoop earrings. i said, i think those have to be under my christmas tree. >> talk about why this show is so good for you. >> the people that compum to this show get the jewelery. they love fine art, and it is an easy translation to find jewelery. all of the things in the museum are masterpieces.
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all of the jewelers in this show have been doing this for a long time. i started doing work for myself in 1999. i have been lucky to be on board with the walters right at the start. but for me, the work i find most successful is that it has a reference to the past. >> there is going to be a treas hunt? >> yes, this is very exciting. on friday, saturday, and sunday two pieces of magnificent jewelery will be hiten in cases throughout the museum. if you find it first, it is yours for free. >> for free. >> and when you come, you have to go to mission 2. >> yes, we have a wonderful exhibition now, archemides. >> the walters art museum our eekia jewelery fair november 4.
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www.wamc.org. we have all of our models joining us right now for one last look of the jewelery. coming up, what the ravens are doing for local military families for loved ones in afghanistan. >> hi. i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports, today local college football. some would like a do-over. stor ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine a pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a pnc performance select checking account and get up to 1.75% cash back for just about every purchase. learn more and apply today at pnc.com/cashbuilder. pnc bank. for the achiever in you.
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>> pope john paul said that the catholic church "is a love that seeks out," which is why we are committed to bringing god's love and understanding to our neighbors who are blind, deaf, and those with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. from masses in sign language to a residential camp for adults with disabilities, we seek to remind all god bless the people that our doors and our hearts are always open. for a great vacation you can't beat mississippi. sure you can, it's called louisiana. hang on, florida's where folk's want to be. that's only until they get a taste of alabama hospitality. we can't agree on which state's best, but we can agree on one thing, wherever you vacation in the gulf, you'll have a great time. great seafood, beautiful beaches and fun for the whole family.
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we've got intimate bed and breakfast right on the water. cafe's with views of the gulf. go blue water fishing, ride a kayak, or just enjoy the world's best weather and soak up the world's best sun. we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. and we are 100% open for business. you mean 100% open for fun. here in the best part of the gulf. louisiana, florida, alabama, mississippi. this could go on for a while.
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>> the towson tigers stunning. a big roadblock last night facing delaware. last year 48-0. this year towson. the team with a much better record, delaware, 4-4. 10-0. goodness gracious. apparently he's going with the 10 ball for halloween. into the end zone he zose goals. 34-33 delaware. fourth touchdown in the game. 155 yards rushing. 30-29 tigers. 35-30. towson trailing. last chance. brent an defment rs.
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can he throw it 52 yards? yes, he can. tipped out of bounds. great effort. tigers maybe not quite ready for prime time. delaware, 35-30. johns hopkins trying to clinch the centennial conference crowd. jim grant, though, 21-3 blue jays. trying to get back in this game. a nice move. breaks tackle. 21-9. a snap and the extra point. skills not very good. hopkins, pass. look at him go. 100 yards the other way. two points for hopkins. 23-9 jays. they love to throw the ball in general. because of the weather, they ran it, and ran it well. a 69 yrd touchdown. 166 yards in the day. hopkins the winner. first ever 8-0 start. clinching a spot in the deep
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three playoff. hosting boston college. 2-5 terps. 1-6 b. c. b.c. comes to town. looks like they are 6-1. up the middle, langdon fitch. terps 21-3. getting something going. danny o'brien. deep to adrian koch. moments later, though, finch again. delivering. he had 243 yards rushing. two touchdowns. maryland at home. hopefully this is rock bottom for the terps. they lose 28-18. navy away. snee. the mets. five games against notre dame. trey miller against foster. connecting with g.g. green. on the board -- didn't get on
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the board. at the next ensuing kickoff, behind the defense. he goes 56 yards. the route was on. notre dame lost. -- notre dame. navy must now win to become bowl eligible and go on that trip to the military bowl. gerry sandusky and i will have a complete recap for you tonight at 6:00 life at m&t stadium. see you then. >> what a special treat for families and loved ones serving in afghanistan. it was a chance to talk and see them live. the soldiers were in afghanistan and the families at m&t stadium. rob roblin has that story. >> that picture you see behind me here at m&t stadium is live from afghanistan. for the fifth year in a row, ravens are helping to bring our troops to afghanistan and their families here at home closer together. >> we don't have a game near
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november 11, so we wanted to still salute the troops. and for everyone serving at home and abroad. this is our salute to all of our military personnel. >> today they were testing the satellite between kanduhar and m&t stadium making sure everything is set so go on sunday. during the test two lucky families were able to talk and see their family members in afghanistan. >> i love you. i miss you so much. you know, seeing you here is nothing. >> able to talk with his mom, daughter, sister, and brother. sergeant first class david rosenda lefment was able to talk with his wife. you can imagine this was all very emotional. >> it is very emotional. a lot of times people haven't seen their loved ones.
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these have been going six months. it really would mean a lot to them. >> how does it feel to see them? >> it feels great. >> on sunday, the fans in the stands will have a chance to say thank you to our soldiers. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that is so incredible. >> it is great. if you have ever had a loved one over there, it is wonderful to get to see them. >> i wonder if they will get a -- >> 6:55. 33 degrees on tv hill. >> every 35 minutes a senior dies from a fall. a report on fall prevention. >> dogs in our studio. the best casting for your four-legged friends at 7:24. >> a book that will hook every
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kid on reading. >> it's not quite the hatfields and mccoys, but the study of merging university of maryland college park with university of maryland has incited that kind of passion and debate debate. forget the alump nuss, the proposed merger has the potential to pit baltimore city leaders against state senate president mike miller. it was miller who proposed the idea of the merger study. that has some arguing he has a bias interest in the campus.
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with u.m.v. as a major city employer, it can create a jobs deaf stith sit in baltimore city, and that's something no politicians wants been on his or her watch. there is no question a combined campus could create more hest prestige for the -- create more prestige for the university system. but to the students and parents, it is more than just prestige. there are fundamental questions that must be answered when you choose a college. what about a longer chute? living arrangements? tuition? as long as those questions exist, the political debate is a moot point. the over-arguing interest must be to the quality of education and enrichment of the student and enrichment of the student body, not geography. we're going to go over sales figures, complete this merger, present to the board, and do a number of other seemingly impossible tasks -- it's going to be a big one. sink your teeth into some egg, bacon, and cheese, and nod if you understand.
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>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and i'm lisa robinson. >> a wintery sight out there. as we start out the day. 33 at the airport. it is in the upper 20's. we're going to have a hard time warp warming up into the afternoon. mid 40's in the mountains. out toward garrett.
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rain later on monday. mid 50's. mostly sunny skies at the game. you want to bundle up. speaking of bundling up, your kids will want to buppedl up for their halloween costumes. we'll talk about that in the insta-weather plus forecast coming up. >> snowtober as some are calling it hasn't happened in our area in 3 years. sheldon dutes has that story. >> kathleen's car could not have broken down at a worst time. this stuff is pretty disgusting. it is cold and wet and messy and not a good day for your car to die. >> even though it is only the end of october, carroll county looked like a winter wonderland as the nor'easter moved up the coast. for most of the day, the county was under a snow emergency plan. there was enough heavy, wet snow
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to blanket all of westminster. >> everywhere there is snow stuck all over the leaves and the trees, of course. along the side of the road. a lot of the roads have a lot of slush which makes it hazardous when you are changing lanes. not fun to be out right now. >> by nightfall, snow was still falling. forecasters predicted snow. >> very unseasonable. >> it is like probably a month to a month and a half early. what are you going to do? >> slushy, wet, nasty. they are not icy yet, but i think it is supposed to sleet. >> even though the roads were slick from the precipitation, drivers did not have a hard time getting around. the constant presence of snowplows helps. folks out here in carroll county hope this isn't a foreshadowing of what's to come this winter.
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>> i hope it will stop for a while. at least until november. after thanksgiving. >> whether there was snow, rain or sleet at your house, we would lutch to see some of your pictures. head to your -- -- head to www.wbaltv.com and click on "u local." >> at least three deaths are being blamed on the unusual weather. some areas saw more than a foot of snow and more than two million lost power. here's 11 news reporter brian mooar. >> a halloween blizzard? not quite. the late october snowstorm that blanketed most of the east coast is one to remember. new york city, which hasn't seen measurable snow fall in october since 1952 smashed an all-time record. the national weather service said 1.3 inches had fallen in central park as of 2:00 p.m. the white stuff was enough to
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add a little color to the yale-columbia football game. for the most part, it was little more than an inconvenience. >> a white halloween, i don't think i ever experienced that. >> airport delays. fortunately there was enough time for the road crews to gear up and for everyone else to stock up on the essentials. >> it is the mad rush of people getting, you know, salt, potassium, and shovels. it is amazing how many shovels we sell. >> new england is no stranger to snow, but not before the leaves have finished falling. >> it is much too early. i'm not ready. >> like it or not, a preview of winter. >> brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a snowstorm caused probbeds in new jersey. flights were canceled in newark.
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one runway was closed. the airport remained open. outbound and inbound flights. flights from newark. delays averaging more than six mours. governor chris christie has declared a state-wide state of emergency as power is knocked out to half a million. can you track the storm and severe weather where you are using our interactive radar. go to www.wbaltv.com and click on weather. >> baltimore county police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery at a liquor store in perry hall. we're told the person that had a knife tried to rob a.m.s. liquor world around 12:15 saturday afternoon. that's when investigators say the owner chased a suspect out of the floor. it is unclear if the suspect was hit. >> the deadliest attack on coalition forces since the war in afghanistan began. 13 americans were killed saturday when a suicide bomber struck a nato convoy in kabul.
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it was 1-3 violent incidents across afghanistan this weekend. nbc's attia abawe is in super bowl kabul with more. >> a volatile saturday in afghanistan with three different atks in different parts of the country. one here in the capital of kabul where a car bomber hit an up -armored bus. in the end, the bomber was able to kill 13 americans and four afghans. three civilians and one afghan police officer. this is the biggest attack we have seen in the capital since mid september. in a different attack down south an afghan service member turned his weapon on to nato service members killing three australians as well as their afghan interpreter. this comes just days before the istanbul cannot frens is supposed to take place in turkey talking about the future of afghanistan and its regional
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impact. so the taliban trying to make sure that the international community knows that they are still in afghanistan and that they are still fighting. nbc news, kabul. >> in a third attack yesterday in the eastern kunar province, a female suicide bomber attacked an afghan civilian. three afghans injured in that incident. >> rebel fighters now in boston to be treated for wounds they received ousting muammar gaddafi. the men are some of the first of 200 who will be flown to the u.s. for treatment following a request by secretary of state hillary clinton during her trip to tripoli last week. an internationally bished fund used by libya's government will pay the fighters' hospital bills. >> 7:06. did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for seniors? ahead in "medical alert" how to
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prevent this from happening to your loved one. >> trick or treating may not be a good idea for your dog, but dressing up may be. >> a yia up next with your insta-weather plus forecaster
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>> good morning. many of you waking up not only to cooler temperatures but snow on the ground. our snowstorm continues to track up the new england coastline where it is still snowing in maine. that storm system quickly exiting to the east. behind it, it left a big swath of snow in western maryland, southern pennsylvania as well. let's look at how much we got yesterday. very rare sight to see not only snow in october, but this much of it. there is only a trace below college park. further west and north you went, it really added up. around 7.8 inches yesterday in erdersberg. out toward the west where the heaviest snow well, frostburg 5.9 inches. the big concern, temperatures plummeted overnight.
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we may start to talk about black ice as we head out into the morning. look at temperatures out there. 28 in frostburg. 29 in hagerstown. 28 in westminster. 35 at b.w. i. 39 degrees in the inner harbor. temperatures going to stay chilly today. not only do we have the snow on the ground which keeps the temperatures cold, we still have the winds in out of the northwest. we are only into the mid 40's to low 50's this afternoon with unseasonably cold weather for this time of year. the snow will start to melt, but it will have a hard time, especially in places where you got a half foot plus. a few clouds build back in. anything that melted throughout the day brings concern of black ice overnight. the roads look dry, but the ice is clear. that's a big concern, because you don't always see it until you are right on top of it. temperatures dropping into the low 30's to upper 20's again. we have our next storm system approaching throughout the day tomorrow. this will bring more clouds in the forecast tomorrow. i think the rain holds off until
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late tomorrow night and into tuesday morning. good news for trick-or-treaters. shouldn't be a wet trick or treating event. you definitely want to -- upper 40's to drop off. mostly cloudy skies. the sun will be setting tomorrow night at 6:07 in the evening hours. seven-day forecast plays out like this. the temperatures do start to warm up into the mid week. up to 60 degrees wednesday. 63 on thursday. the next storm system comes back in by the end of next week. at least for now, no major temperature swings. looking forward to that. >> that's a relief. the u.n. population fund says the world is about to add its seventh billionth person on the planet come monday. >> that's a loot of people. the strain is showing in food and fuel and access to clean water. here's ann thompson with that story. >> the sound of joy from the
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world's seventh billion person also is a sound of alarm. the child enters the world with no access to clean water. nearly one billion go to bed hungry. the nature conservancy's lead scientist says we can survive. >> this planet can support seven billion people. the trick is, how do we deal with common resources we all share? >> the most pressing issue is water. >> people say water is not the next oil. it is irreplaceabl. >> water tables are falling. >> 18 countries are over-pumping, including china, india, and the united states. saudi arabia wanted to be self-sufficient in wheat but will soon stop growing the crop because it has depleted an underground water source. when it comes to food and the world moving toward a more affluent meat-based diet increases pressure on the land
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and water supplies. >> probably the biggest problem tonight is tonight at the dinner table there will be 219,000 people not there tonight. tomorrow night, another 219,000 people. >> it took a century to hit the 2 billion mark. then population exploded. the most recent billion added in just the last dozen years. however, the rate of growth is slowing as more people become better educated and find jobs. >> it is more than just the shear number of poom on the planet. pressure also comes from what we make and what we buy. >> this scientist says that's not slowing down. >> my jeans take 2,000 gallons to make. so if seven billion people wanted one pair of jeans, we're talking 14 trillion gallons of water. you see how it adds up. >> seven billion people and
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counting. ann thompson, nbc news, new york. >> look how cute those babies look. >> they are cute. >> fall prevention solutions next in "medical alert." >> and you can't decide what your dog should be for halloween? well, our doggy halloween costume fashion show. >> a doggon conundrum. stay with us.
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>> the time is 7:17. 33 degrees on tv hill. in "medical alert" fall-related injuries is the leading cause of death among seniors. the county director of health is here to share important information about preventing falls. thanks for coming in. of course, you know about this firsthand. >> i do. my dad had a pretty good fall.
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it caught me more concerned about this. >> just give us some information about how often this happened. >> 1-3 seniors falls in a given year. 2.2 million injuries, 18,000 deaths. it is the biggest cause of death. accidental death, more than car accidents among seniors. >> why is that? because of the complications involved? >> and because some of the falls are significant. a lot of head injuries. it is also the biggest cause of head injuries as well. >> let's talk about what families can do. >> four simple things. number one, leg exercises and things like tai chi which helps balance. >> secondly, have your vision checked regularly. at least once a year. a lot of people have vision changes and they can't see as well. then they will fall. third, have prescriptions checked by a physician. a lot of medications can make
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you dizzy which leads to fall. fourth, check around your house. we can go to our parents' house, make sure there are not thengs piled up on the floors, the cords, et cetera, and the biggest thing in houses, make sure there is adequate lighting. i know we want to be green, but for senior develop tiffs, it makes sense to have good lighting. >> it is hurt. i can't do this. >> the more they move, the more skezzes they can do when they are sitting. >> absolutely. again, the best exercises are leg exercises and balance exercises. tai chi is simple many it is not particularly difficult to do. it is not hard on the body. it provides you with better balance to help prevent falls. >> eye exams and checking the medication is so very important. >> very important. f. >> there are so many different medications being offered. >> right. so you can take it to your
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pharmacist, either the pharmacist at the giant or say here are the five medicines we are taking, do these make sense, are any of them likely to counteract each other. if so, talk to your doctor and get them changed. >> and we are going into the icy time of the year. >> everybody should be careful on a day like today. >> not waiting until you are a seen yorks but doing things now to strengthen bones and muscles is important. >> you can start at any time. i think we were talking before, a marathoner that ran a 3:15 marathon. which is a good time. at age 80. he started in his 70's. the better shape you are in, the better you will age. >> good stuff. thank you for come -- coming in. you took the soda pledge. >> the average person in america drinks 50 gallons of soda a year. that's 40% of your excess sugar. we took a 30-day pledge.
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we're 30 days in. i have lost a pound or two so far, and we have hundreds of kids doing the same. >> just by not drinking soda. >> yes. >> halloween costumes are not just for kids. we have to take a look at costume ideas for man's best friend. first a look at events going on around town this weekend. [ male announcer ] want to achieve more with your money?
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>> welcome back. the rare prehalloween snow did not keep trick-or-treaters away from the white house. no costumes for the obamas. they did dress up bags of cookies and cannedies and dried fruit mix. dressing up for halloween isn't just for the kids. a lot of folks like to dress up their pets. here is ari from petsmart. this is about the cutest little lady bug i have seen. >> we're here to talk about some of the costumes we offer exclusively for pet snart smart. >> we're happy to have you. costumes can be tricky, excuse the pun, for pets. >> a couple tricks. when you pick a costume for your pet, you want to make sure it can fit loosely around them and not be too constricting.
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some costumes have holes so if you take your dog trick-or-treating, you do not have to worry about the leash. >> this can be pulled up. you can put her ears through. >> you brought more examples of cute puppies. we can bring out saffy. saffi is in the fun festive costume. these are easy to use because they have velcro. >> and not too constricting. who is the next model?
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>> nash. nash has the next costume. nash is also wearing a costume that is a martha stewart exclusive. >> martha stewart getting into the pet world. >> nash has something a little more constricting on. >> smash is a very good boy. he's brought to us with our pet trainer, scott, from the abbington store. >> scott will talk to us about tips for your dog on halloween. >> this is chewy. he's wearing our witch costume. amber is our store manager. chewie is in a martha stewart exclusive. >> scott, wouldn't you say basically if your pet does not want to wear a costume, is it a good idea to force your pet to wear a costume? >> absolutely not.
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the key to being able to getting them to do it is getting them to accept it as a positive thing. giving them treats. doing it in stages. not put it on them and go. nash had to get used to the tight-fitting shirt at first and then move to getting on the cape in the back. >> a lot of folks go out and buy a costume, get them used to it today before throwing it on them. >> take your time throughout the day. you don't want too rush it. five minutes here and there, and they will be set for tomorrow. >> what about for the pets? what can you do for them? there are a lot of strangers coming to their house. >> absolutely. making sure it is positive. using treats when someone does come to the door. letting them understand it's a good thing, especially kids with the scary masks. they definitely tend to scare. >> and keep them away. >> absolutely. >> and don't get mad at them, because they are trying to
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pretoket your house. >> absolutely. >> they look awesome. thank you for bringing them in. you guys were great. 7:27. 33 degrees on tv hill. more news coming up. stay wi
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thank you so much for joining us. >> let's look outside with ava.
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hopefully things will warm up. >> the winds are out of the northwest. so it is a chilly day. at least the snow is no longer falling from the sky. quite the sight to see yesterday. it surprised a lot of people. at least for now, the ayes are quiet. 35 at the airport. winds out of the northwest miles per hour. as we head through the day, the snow will have a hard time melting in the mountains. 44 in central maryland. keep in mind, as we're heading up to the ravens game, temperatures only around 46 for kickoff. up to 60 degrees at most in the middle half of the game. dress warm. we'll be detailing that in the insta-weather plus forecast coming up. >> time for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press.
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"david gregory joins us with a live look. good morning. >> good morning. what are you hearing about the progress in this area and what needs to be done? >> i think you see the president is going a different route. he wants to do smaller measures that he can do by himself that doesn't require the approval of congress. it has republicans firing back at him this week. this is a larger argument that the president is making as he gets into election mode. this is, i'm trying, they're not. effectively, they have stopped governing at a time when the economy is in dire straits. >> herman cain is among the top g.o.p. contenders. he said don't count him out. what else did he have to say? >> one of the things he talked about is the extent to which race is a factor in his support. cummings making the case that a
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lot of tea party supporters that have been accused of being racist in their attacks on president obama, you know, find some sol ace in herman cain who is certainly attacking president obama but is an african-american and in some way makes them feel we're not racist, we support him, we just support president obama's policies. that's a factor cummings thinks is there in his support as well. he certainly is driving up support. we see it in the polling out of iowa. we see it in those that will identify themselves as very conservative like his message and what he stands for. i should medges the cummings interview is part of our press pass conversation which you can find online. >> and the big news out of afghanistan, will you talk about that this morning on your show show? >> no question it is a huge setback and a sign of how dangerous kabul itself has become. kabul has become a place of much more security. it is, of course, head quarters
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for nato operation and for american troops. it is a sign that terror groups and other insurgents are going out of their way to carry out more spectacular attacks in the capital. >> thank you, david. stay away from that halloween candy. >> yes, i will. >> you can watch "meet the press" later this morning on wbal-tv 11 news at clock. >> david craig will be our guest later this morning. if you have a question e-mail us at sundayquestions@www.wbaltv.com. >> cold weather? perfect time to smuggle up with the kids and read a good book. we have a lot of great titles coming up. >> a plane full of frusstrailted passengers sound off after -- trusstrailted passengers sound off after being kept aboard a jet blue plane for seven hours. seven. >> that nor'easter is still causing travel problems up into new england. we'll talk about how
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temperatures will respond to that in the seven-day forecas
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>> passengers spent more than seven hours stuck on a plane after their flight from florida to new jersey was diverted to connecticut. jet blue flight 504 ended up at the bradley ampte after stwazz divert ad way from newark because of the bad weather. passengers spent seven hours on the plane waiting to be allowed into the terminal. >> it almost came to fisticuffs on the plane. there were children under the age of 3 for eight hours on a plane is not pleasant. they are going to offer us, if we are lucky, a free flight somewhere. i'll never fly jet blue again and i'll never fly through connecticut again. >> ouch. officials said they did
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everything comfortable and blame the delay on a mix of weather and infrastructure problems. the jetblue flight was one of 23 diverted through the airport saturday afternoon. >> now your forecast with meteorologist ava marie. >> hopefully traveling headaches are starting to ease up as our nor'easter heads out to sea. right now, still snowing quite heavily in bangor maine. it looks like flights will have a hard time catching up from cancellations and delays. at least the weather is started to head out. we have clear skies heading in across the mid-atlantic. eventually we'll be talking about our next storm system which you can see is now moving across the midwest. how much snow did we get? it definitely depended on where you were yesterday. it all depended on where temperatures were. anywhere it got close to the freezing mark, the snow was able to come down 7.8 inches in eldersberg.
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only a trace of snow fell on the i-95 corridor. even the downtown area pau saw a few flakes but no accumulation. also into southern pennsylvania. now, the big concern with this, some of the roads were still wet yesterday. twaze heavy, wet snow. as temperatures got above the freezing mark yesterday afternoon, it did allow some snow to melt. however, overnight, as temperatures plummeted, it pre refroze. black ice. 8 degrees in frederick. anywhere it is below freezing right now. you have to worry about ice on the roadway and the sidewalks. also we have fog to worry about. western tier of maryland out toward oklahoma -- toward oakland and frossburg. thick fog. temperatures in the 30's.
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ravens game is early, 1:00 p.m., but still chilly at the stadium. late tonight a few clouds roll in. more clouds tomorrow. our next storm system comes up the coast monday night into tuesday. this time not as cold of weather. we're talking mostly just rain. it comes after midnight tomorrow night. the trick-or-treaters look safe. they won't have to bring umbrellas out. they will have to bundle up. mostly cloudy skies. temperatures dropping into the 40's toward the end of trick-or-treating. frightful out there unless you are dressed warm. chance for rain lingering into tuesday morning. wednesday up to 60 with mostly is notty skies. 63 with sunshine. we turn cooler again into next friday. back to you general and lisa. >> a bookandahug.com is here.
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>> i'm going to kick off with "how they croak." most kids and history don't mix. this is a great way to introduce history to kids. this has 19 very famous people in in it. it is all about their awful end. you are looking at napoleon oral bert einstein. when he died they took his brain out because when he died they wanted to see how big his brain was. it was the same as ours. >> where are his eye balls today? >> what age group would that be for? >> i would say a really courageous 9, 10 and up. >> ok. if you liked harry potter you would probably like how they croaked. >> king tut, we hear so much about him. this tells you he was buried
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with 35 model boats, 427 arrows, and a pile of sandals. >> all kinds of cool facts for kids. it is gory. if you don't have the heart for that, don't do that. >> dream something big. >> i want you to imagine a 14-year-old boy immigrant coming from italy to california. he is dreaming big. he wants to do something really big. well, he can't read. he can barely write. but when he grows up, he starts working at a tile factory. you are like, barb, a tile factory? he finds a little colorful tile on the ground and from that he dreams. because inside of him his special gifts are that he has incredible abilities to see beauty in things that other people wouldn't see. he created the watts tower. he bought a little triangle of land. he worked on them. and now they are a national landmark. >> this is really going to spark kids' inspirations.
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>> this is inspirations, and you can do it. "me jane." >> you know how we all give our kids stuffed hanmams. -- animals. jubilee stays with her. she dreams. she has a journal. she does these nature things. she dreams of going to avenue ri ca. this is jane goodal who made it to africa and became an anthropologist. it is the most inspiring and
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>> he's going to come home from school one day, go to his apartment p at the front door, sitting on the floor is a box. he's not expecting anything. he opens up that box. and with the help of a maintenance guy, inside is a pair of purple shoes with silver wings. >> whoa! >> puts them on. takes off. it is incredible what zapato power can give him. he's a latino guy. this is fabulous. this is a serious. i think she's written at least four. she's local to virginia. >> i love series books. >> dead end in norville. >> jack gantos is the name of the character. if you have reluct taggant readers, people, jack gantos will suck you in.
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this opens up with him with bin collars -- binoculars. the japanese soldiers are about to come up be -- up, but when they do he has all this old army paraphernalia, his dad's old stuff. he pretends to shoot, but it is loaded. boom, the bullet flies out of there. it gets worse when his father tells him to mow his cornfield down to make a landing strip. >> we have to get this one. >> this is a pre qufment el to fran kefment nstein. he has victor and conrad, twins, identical twins. conrad is the nice one. he's the one everybody loves.
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>> not evil. >> i don't know that either one is evil at this point. victor is always in the shadows while conrad gets a dreaded blood disease, he's going to die. victor wants to save him. he's going to turn to the dark side. >> all of these books look fantastic. >> find out more from abookandahug.com. abookandahug.com. >> up next, we're in the 11 news
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>> welcome back, everyone. joining us this morning, chef sergio vitali, and chris angel. chefs from the restaurant. >> chris works with us at aldo's. we're here today to work and talk about a veal meatball
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burger. we took our famous recipe. some italian grandmothers do it on sunday. they take a little of the meatball mixture and fry it in the pan. once you have done all the ward work of rolling a meatball, it is too late to add the spice. the recipe will be on the web site today. almost two pounds. i will ask chris to add salt and white pepper. >> what do you like about veal? >> rather than a regular beefy bburge --burger, which i love, it has all the flavor. >> soy sauce. >> a little soy sauce to give it that beefy flavor that you love. some eggs. and you know, in many ways it is a standard meet ball recipe. a little milk. a little minced garlic. we get garlic glofse.
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we puree them in a blender. they are pureed. use the italian flat-leaf parsley. you mix this all by hand, and everyone, i think, knows how to make a hamburger patty. we're cooking it at norm yam in a castiron pan. we have, you know, the magic of television, we have one already ready. >> what is the thing people do wrong most times when they are making meatballs. >> there is a debate as to whether you should use bread crumbs or a mixture of bread cubes, stale, and a little milk. for the novice, i recommend -- i was recently converted to that idea. if you don't notice how to make a meatball, grandmother didn't teach you, you have a little more room for error. >> you know how i mete make a meatball?
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i buy them in the frozen section. >> you visit us or make it yourself at home. >> who doesn't know how to make a hamburger patty. they would cook up like little balls. what's the key to making them flat? >> you have to compress them. start by making a ball, compress it. use a little water so it doesn't stick to your hands. when you are ready to compress them. yeah, that's one of the things, that's how you make it. >> everybody can't make the perfect patty. that looks wonderful. >> ok. we're going to see how that one cooks up. when we come back, we'll go through sports. if people want a copy, log on to www.wbaltv.com and click on "food" or send us a self-addressed nfl to 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland 21211. you guys are open for brunch at what time? >> 1450 alexanis street.
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>> coming up in sports, a look at the ravens and cardinals. how they plan to get past that disaster of a game from monday night. story straight ahead.
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>> i can never recall a short week taking this long. that's the way it felt for all ravens fans after that complete disaster monday night in jacksonville against the then 1-5 jaguars. it was an offensive debacle. no other way to describe it. joe flacco's rating has slipped to 26 in the nfl. the ravens didn't throw well, block well, call plays well. all across the board, it was bad. the good news, though, again, it was a short week. they were able to get ready to go today. you get a new game against the arizona cardinals today.
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>> that's the good thing about being a coach is you get to go out next week and redefine yourself. you are only as good as your last outing. no matter what the last outcome was, it has no impact on the next outing. that's why you move on quickly. >> it will be cool later on today to see todd heap back here in baltimore. he took out a half-page ad. looking forward to the arousing welcome and all those heap chants. he will hopefully be one day in the ring of honor. ravens going to go ahead and get that victory. gerry -- gerry sandusky and i coming up later from the field. >> i think it is a contender for baltimore's best burger, so come on down to chaz and try it out.
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>> it will be a chilly day. >> watch out for icy conditions this morning. for trick-or-treaters, only in the 40's. it would be a good morning to go as a zombie or astronaut. >> we do have warmer conditions by the middle half of the week. >> thanks so much for joining us. the "today show" next. >> a live jump date when we come back. more news and weather. >> follow breaking news and weather. stay connected with us on facebook and dwitter.
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>> when the wbal tv i-team met her, she was battling cancer and homeless. today she is cooking her own meal in a south baltimore townhouse. just a few weeks ago, miss wright was fighting for her life and a place to live. she found shelter in a west baltimore abandoned building until a wall came caved in. she was one of 23,000 people on the public housing waiting list. her doctors note confirming her lympho. many a and stating her desperate need for assistance were to no arail are veil.
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-- to no avail. it was not until the wbal-tv 11 news story that she had help. it led to a place she can call home. even though her voucher was only $140 a month, shirley agreed to rent the house to her at a significantly reduced rate. other people gave clothes and appliances. now that's the power of television. you can read more about this inspiring story at www.wbaltv.com and click on "local news."
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