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now. >> here it often lacked a key for torn in us. >> the to make your wife go out and do this this one in? >> he did not scrape, he had to wait. >> i could not find it. you think there would have known, but no scraper for me this morning. let's take a look at what is happening. you can give yourself a couple of extra minutes. 27 degrees at the airport. this is a cold start parent to we will make it to 55 this afternoon. we will see cloud cover come in from time to time.
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when we come back in a few minutes, we will take a look at the forecast for the weekend. >> i am shaking my head at you because it definitely takes a team too racy. we need to get some money together and give you an ice scraper. 56 miles per hour, looking good on the west side. we're making our way towards 83. the rest of the major roadways are looking good, back to normal after the overnight construction was cleared. five minutes to get you down towards the fort mchenry, 8 minutes down toward the harbor tunnel. let's give you a look outside. let's check the cameras. number and southbound without
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delay. we will switch over to a live view of traffic in the area. and southbound traffic was great at the moment. that is the latest. >> the labor department releases its november jobs report today. >> the debate on how to help americans during these tough economic times continues on capitol hill. >> there are probably not going to be any surprises one day -- one way or the other. this is likely to hover at about 9%. >> president obama is urging congress to renew and expand the payroll tax cut. >> don't vote to raise taxes on working americans during the
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holidays. >> and extend jobless benefits. >> we will keep pressing for the fullest version of this tax cut. >> this is a costly plan that is at the center of the agenda. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> on thursday, the senate rejected measures by both sides. "republicans will put aside their misgivings and support this extension not because we believe that another short-term stimulus will turn this economy around but because we know it will give some relief to struggling workers out there. >> the house is working on its ownersion of an extension plan. >> we keep hearing 9% unemployment. can you put that in perspective? >> cher turned to one thing, there are four people who are unemployed now for every job.
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-- one thing, there are four people who are unemployed for every one job. this is the longest stretch since the labor department started recording. >> the senate has rejected not one but two plans to put an average of $1,000 a year and the pockets of american workers. senate republicans rejected president obama's plan to impose a surtax on the richest americans. then they rejected a tax cut proposed by their own leadership. they are optimistic that some agreement can be reached before the end of the year. >> a judge has dropped the obstruction of justice charge against paul schurick. >> paul schurick the initially
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faced five charges but a judge ruled there was not enough evidence for an obstruction of justice charge. he is charged with conspiracy and election fraud and accused of authorizing the rowboat call to illegally persuade african american voters to stay home. two former governors took to the stand to vouch for paul schurick's character. >> he worked with me for a dozen or so years and i have a high opinion of him. >> he was straight forward and honest. >> the lawyers have argued that this was a political free speech and therefore protected by the first amendment. the defense will continue their case today.
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>> gary raquan campbell -- and carry -- giordano told abc news that the accidental death policy he took out on robyn gardner was part of a policy to cover them both but he failed to say what happened to her. >> there has been a release between a circuit court clerk and a blocker. -- blogger. police witness to the altercation and they said that conway produced a pistol during the altercation. no charges have been filed.
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>> a judge has committed a man to a psychiatric hospital after he pleaded guilty to cutting his wife and two teenage daughters with a knife. he was found not criminally responsible and was handed over to the custody of health. it is said that he snapped because of depression. >> we know the name of the woman whose body was found. carolyn davidson von-schnell died after her car caught fire. her body was found on thanksgiving morning. right now, officials have not determined exactly how she died but investigators say that the car drove over a hill before it caught fire. the suspect who struck a police cruiser remains in custody. police say they were following a car when the driver ran the cruiser. fortunately, no one was hurt.
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that accident shut down all lanes of the beltway for the morning commute. >> an emotional vigil for a man whose murder remains unsolved. the mother of raquan campbell marked the anniversary of his murder. >> whoever it is, i can forgive the but you need to own up to what you have done because you have a mother just like i was a mother. we will find his killer. >> anyone with information about that murder should call city homicide. >> of the time right now is 9 after six. why more women are adding guns to their holiday wish list.
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"it's one of the most popular automakers expands its recall. >> a hurricane force winds battered the los angeles area. we will look at the damage. >> they had wind gusts over 100 miles per hour. relatively quiet here at home. we will check the forecast in a few minutes. >> want to get out on the roads, we will let you knowle
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>> 11 minutes after 6:00.
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we are taking a look. the temperatures are in the 20's 30's downtown. think of the beach and think of summer when you are stepping down town. you'll have some frost and a windshield. this is one of the call this morning we have seen for at least 10 days. high-pressure is moving off the coast. there is a cold front moving through the great lakes. this front will come through here but it will come through dry. there is some precipitation along the front. there could in some snow around detroit right now that will move along ohio, pennsylvania. we can see some cloud cover beginning to develop in the mountains. there is no precipitation but this is drifting over towards baltimore. we will call it a mix of sun and clouds. it is cold ones to get away from
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the city and the water. 27 at the airport. 21 in frederick. the forecast, a mix of sun and clouds. we will make it into the mid 50's. sunrise at 8 minutes after 7:00. the temperatures will go back to the upper 20's and low 30's. the 74 cast going into the weekend, we will keep the sunshine tomorrow but dropped temperatures a couple of degrees. on sunday, the wind will turn to the south and it will warm up and make the temperatures jumped into the upper 50's. then a chance for rain late monday, especially tuesday and wednesday. the high temperatures will be in the 40's. the time is 6:14. >> some people are starting a fund for the ice scraper for
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you. >> we will see what is going on out there. if you're heading out, you have to scrape the front windshield. other than that, looking good. still, 59 just south of the beltway. 62 on the north side. 58 on southbound 95. both ford mchenry and harbor tunnel looking good. 9 we will show you what traffic looks like right now. north and southbound traffic looking smooth right now. going away from us, the volume continues to build as you make your approach towards the roadway. we will let you know when that happens. >> taking a
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>> the state of a man will soon be enhanced of a jury. the man and an accomplice broke into a home. the pair then raped his wife and two daughters and set the home on fire. closing arguments are today. fierce santa ana winds wreaked havoc in california. more than 50,000 customers are in the dark in the los angeles area. part of the roof of a restaurant came off. benzine as an leaking into colorado gcreed for days. it has been traced back to right refinery. people are urged not to drink
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water from a crethat creek. >> it has been a banner month for u.s. automakers. about 13.4 million vehicles were sold in november. that is the highest since 2009. sales were up for all three of the big u.s. automakers. ford sales were up by 30%. general motors' sales were up by 7%. honda is recalling faulty airbags including their acura lines. over and fled airbags could rupture and injure the person they are designed to protect. honda says they will mail letters to affected customers sometime this month. confusion among coca-cola
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drinkers -- coca-cola is putting an end to their white cans. this was part of a charity campaign but to many consumers were mistaken them for diet coke. there will start shipping new seasonal cans by next week. more women are targeting guns on their wish list. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. not yet done with your holiday shopping? toys "r" us is offering a second helping an offering super sale tomorrow kicking off at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. gun sales shooting higher on black friday. background check request surged to a record high last friday. more women being drawn to
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shooting and hunting. a defense bill was approved and includes about $27 billion from the pentagon's request. the senate still has to negotiate the final version of the bill. the big november jobs report. stocks took a breather yesterday. the nasdaq was higher on strong gains from apple and google. the bloomberg maryland index was lower on losses for joseph a. banks. the average rate for a loan -- fannie mae and freddie mac keeping people home for the holidays. i am jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> is your smart phone spying on you? a secret data collection has
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been found on tens of millions of phones that seems to be watching your every keystroke. the technology is not able to be turned off. the question as to its legality remains. al franken is looking as to whether this violates federal law. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. are you concerned about your privacy when it comes to your personal information and your browsing history when you use your smart phone? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:20. this time yesternight things were backed up on the beltway. sarah will check on the roads. >> a hometown hero shines. keith mills will join us with his story plus a preview of this weekend's ravens-browns match up. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. right now we're checking out fine. no incidents to report. we're checking the speech center on the outer loop. 26 miles per hour at liberty. the inner loop is moving well up
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towards the j.f.x. as far as traffic on 70 come that is looking good in towards the beltway. the key bridge looks good. 58 miles per hour on southbound 95 as you make your way through howard county. a quick live look at some of our cameras. this is harford road. out of the traffic is starting to build. those delays falling into place. this is 95 at the beltway southwest. everything running smoothly to and from the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we will check the forecast with tony. >> it is cold outside this morning. temperatures in the 20's in some of the suburbs. 27 at the airport. mid 20's up near the pennsylvania line. a high temperature of about 55 today.
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a mixture of sun and clouds. we should stay dry bank. -- we should stay dry. here is keith mills. >> we begin with a huge college football game. towson university plays lehigh. the kickoff at 3:30. towson makes division 1, 2, and 3 playoffs. this is austin from dunbar high school. he is gone. 90 yards to open the quarter. to mark, down more plays cecil county at 12 noon -- tomorrow.
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west virginia wins last night. old mill high place tonight. west virginia with the big winner last night. the ravens are getting ready for the cleveland browns. the return of number 83, lee evans. he had a huge third-down convergent against the 49ers on thanksgiving night. he is back after a sprained ankle. >> it felt good to get the win and to make some plays. it was a good start and a good way to contribute. a lot more place to be made and more work to be done. >> lee grew up in cleveland and is no longer a browns fan. could have taken back -- good
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having him back. >> are you going to give us the forecast again? >> temperatures in the 40's. >> i like your tie. >> you can get them at jos. a. bank. >> you said you aware that ty as long as the ravens are winning -- tie. and they are winning. >> 30 degrees on tv hill. roscoe bartlett's future. >> a major blow to the prosecution in the robocall case. >> let the holiday season began. we throw the switch on the festivities. >> volume is picking up on
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> welcome back to 11 news today.
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i'm jan jan. >> i am mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. it is be a cold morning at the bus stop. >> we're starting out in the 20's this morning. it will be relatively mild this afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds. not completely sunny today. we will check the forecast for the rest of the weekend. >> thank you. a major blow for the prosecution in the robocall trial. >> kim dacey is joining us live to explain what this will mean for the case. >> there was testimony yesterday from several witnesses including some heavyweights who testified about paul schurick's character. bob ehrlich took the stand on thursday to vouch for paul schurick's character. he is charged with conspiracy
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and election fraud. he is accused of authorizing a robocall to authorize african- american voters to stay home. >> he straight forward. never had a problem under any circumstance. >> he initially faced five charges in the case. the judge ruled there was not enough evidence -- prosecutors had hoped to prove that he obstructed justice. >> it is a big deal. it goes to the substance of our case. paul schurick did not have bad intentions. >> lawyers have argued the robocall was protected by the first amendment. the judge rejected that view and said the other counts against him will stand. most people see this as an attempt to get people to stay
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home. the defense will continue their case today. you can get the latest on 11 news or on our website, wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a hearing date has been set for the lawsuit against maryland's redistricting plan. there will try to block the changes made to the congressional districts. the lawsuit contends the map dilutes the black vote in the state. one of those districts being redrawn is that of roscoe bartlett. there's speculation he might run for another term. he has not commented on his future. >> about $1 million in questionable contracts have drawn the attention of state
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auditors. the average price was 7 $200 a higher than other contracts. the world famous blue angels are preparing for a big show. 11 news crews were on hand as the navy jet crew made their way onto the base. the air show is taking place in june of 2012. >> this international maritime and air festival promises to be worthy of our proud heritage because when it comes to air shows, no one does it better than the blue angels. >> that is true. maryland tourism officials hope to attract more than 1 million people for the celebration. >> 3, two, one --
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[cheers] >> it was a great night last night as thousands rang in the holiday season in mount vernon. musical guest performed an array of holiday favorites. it was very impressive. if you like to see it again, you can see a video and more than 100 photos online at wbaltv.com. you can watch the special on wbal-plus this sunday at midnight and at 8:00 a.m. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a problem on the ramp the tasty to southbound 29. that ramp is blocked by an accident. looking at delays on the west side.
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25 miles per hour. 54 on southbound 95. harbor tunnel traffic looks pretty good. looking okay on 95 at 32. so far so good on 295. this is harford road. we're starting to see some delays. all that is volume related. this is a live view of the accident scene. the ramp from westbound 70 is blocked. delays will start to creep up in that area. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. the check the forecast. >> we will do the seven-day forecast. 27 at the airport with clear skies. you may find some frost on your windshield. it to be mild this afternoon, 55 with a mix of sunshine and clouds.
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chilly but sunday to mark with a high near 50. the weather gets on settled next week with a chance for rain late monday and tuesday and wednesday with ties into the 40's. a pretty decent forecast going into the weekend. not bad for this time of year. >> time for my husband to get those lights up. get on it. 6:36. 30 degrees on tv hill. your chance to get your hands on the crown jewels. the auction of elizabeth taylor 's amazing jury. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. are you concerned about your privacy when it comes to your personal information and your browsing history when you use your smart phone? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> some of the most amazing julie is about to go up on auction. there are 2000 individual items that once belonged to elizabeth taylor. starting bids ranged from $100.
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christie's will donate a portion to the elizabeth taylor aids foundation. can you imagine having some of those items? >> an embarrassing situation for santa claus. a mall santa had his beard stuck. he had to rip it off. that would not have happened to the real santa. did make it down safely -- he did make it down safely. >> oh, my goodness. >> he did try. >> 6:39. 30 degrees on tv hill. >> still ahead, your answers to the water cooler question of the day. >> new jobs numbers are out.
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those numbers might swell. i am tracie potts in washington. we will look at the jobless rate in your area. >> delays forming around an accident blocking a major ramp. >> it is a cold start on this friday morning. we will check the seven-day forecast. 27 degrees at the airport. stay tuned. the weather .
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. police all looking for a pair of suspects in connection with a robbery of a bank. this happened on thursday at 8 suntrust bank on maple lawn boulevard.
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mast suspect brandish a gun. no word on how much money was taken. we know the name of the woman who was found burned. it was confirmed that 51-year- old schnell died. officials have not determined how she died but investigators say the car drove over a hill before it caught fire. technology cannot be turned off. the company they created the software promises unprecedented insight into customers' mobile experience. questions remain. al franken has demanded an inquiry into whether it violates federal law. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler
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question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- are you concerned about your privacy when it comes to your personal information and your browsing history when you use your smart phone? way.at wasn't me, by the >> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. the labor department releases a new job numbers. congress continued to battle over payroll tax cut. two keep boats on thursday it did not seem to move things forward -- two key votes. >> i refuse to get a job until our government decides the
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minimum wage will be little. >> but millions of americans are looking for work. today we find out how many were successful last month. economists predict flat 9% unemployment with 125,000 new jobs. >> that sparked the believe that maybe we would get a better and more optimistic look at jobs. >> the motion is not agree to. >> the senate rejected democrat and republican plans to extend the payroll tax cut that expires. >> our plan reduces the federal deficit by more than $111 billion. >> it is an unbalanced approach. >> in the drop in revenue from a temporary reduction in the payroll tax that is not paid for
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will harm the social security trust fund and accelerate the program's looming bankruptcy. >> extending unemployment benefits also up in the air. the obama administration announces $4 billion in private investments and savings to make federal buildings more efficient, a move they say it will create more jobs. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. looking pretty good with a few exceptions. we had an accident westbound 70 on the ramp to southbound 29. there is ice on some of these ramps. tony says it is ice fog. watch for ice on some of those
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ramps. 20 miles on the west side. looking at a good ride on 95 south out of the white marsh region. so far so good at the tunnels. no problems on the j.f.x. into town. this is old court road. delays in place from 795. a slow go down to edmondson. this is 70. still some delays westbound as you approached 29. the ramp is now open. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has more on the forecast. >> kind of interesting if you get some fog out there. it acts like it is supercool whetater. that is what is going on. there could be a patch of
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freezing fog in some neighborhoods. high pressure off the coast. a cold front is coming in from the northwest. i think we will escape the precipitation from this front. there is some rain and snow along the front back into the southern part of canada. this should stay north of us and back into new york state. we can see some cloud cover off to the west. watch the tail end of the satellite loop. that will drift over towards us. there is no precipitation in that cloud deck. we will see some clouds later this morning and this afternoon. 21 in frederick. freezing fog out there. north and west of town, you have to scrape some frost off of your windshield. a mixture of sun and clouds. temperatures are not going to be all that bad for this time of
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year. we should make it up shoulto 55. temperatures will drop back into the upper 20's and low 30's tonight. it will be sunday to mark but chilly with highs in the upper 40's. the wind will turn to the south on sunday. upper 50's to close the weekend. then the weather gets on saddled with a good chance for rain on monday night and into tuesday and wednesday. high temperature into the 40's by the middle and end of next week. a decent weekend, at least. >> the judge deals a blow to the case against a former bob ehrlich aide. kim dacey joins us live to explain one of the most serious charges was dropped. good morning. >> paul schurick initially
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faced five charges in this case, but yesterday a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to support the obstruction of justice charge. prosecutors had hoped to prove that schurick obstructed justice by withholding subpoenaed documents. he is still charged with conspiracy and election fraud, accused of authorizing the robocall to illegally persuade african-american voters to stay home during the 2010 election while he was an aide for bob ehrlich. former governors ehrlich and marvin mandel took the stand yesterdray to vouch for schurick's character. schurick's lawyers have argued that the roboball was political free speech and therefore protected by the first amendment. the defense will continue their case today. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. the leader of al qaeda announces they are holding an aid worker that was kidnapped back in
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august and he will be released after a string of demands is met. western states slammed by strong winds. thousands are without power. schools in los angeles are closed for a second day. a family reunion 40 years in the making. we will catch up with a cast of one of the most beloved tv shows of all time. shopping bargains. that and much more on a friday here on "today." >> 30 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
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>> icy in certain spots. >> tony gave us the explanation. >> it is ice fog. accident on the ramp on 70 has been clear. have the west side delays. 12 miles per hour approaching 795 down towards edmondson. 70 minutes after that stretch, 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. inner loop, 8 minute ride. this is old court road.
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you can see how heavy things are pure is not as heavy on the north side. those delays will start to fall into place. this is 70 at 29. that ramp is open. they did have to salt it. >> i know you guys are riveted. i will explain on the commercial breaks. it will be a good day this afternoon. we will make it up to 55. there is some cloud cover coming through but we should stay dry. 58 or maybe 60 on sunday. a good chance for rain starting monday night into tuesday and wednesday. >> we will take 60. looking for more weather and traffic together? be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic
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and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. purple friday, guys. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial, from president and general manager dan joerres. >> since its inception in 1979, the salvation army's angel tree program has helped to brighten the lives and holidays of thousands of children and families throughout the greater baltimore area. we at wbal-tv 11 are proud media sponsors of this campaign to provide clothing, toys, and other special gifts for our most disadvantaged children. in addition to the lights and ornaments on dozens of beautiful christmas trees in area malls and corporate offices, there are also 6,000 angels bearing the names of local children and families. last year, angel tree gift donations provided 24,000 gifts. you can brighten the season for a less fortunate family by selecting an angel of your choice from a tree, purchase an item listed on the angel, and return the unwrapped gift to the mall or site where the angel was selected. the salvation army will ensure your gift reaches the intended
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