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>> coming up, are jerry sandusky defense hard at work on his appeal. we'll reveal new information about the case. >> saying good-bye to a teenager killed during an alleged altercation with an off-duty police officer. how loved ones are reacting to the case. >> and the latest as fire crews try to determine what caused this home in arnold to catch fire. >> baltimore pitted against d.c. who has the best food truck? 11 news this morning starts right now. >> hello and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lowell melser, lisa and jennifer have the day off. >> i'm sarah caldwell. first we want to take a look outside with ava marie and it's starting to cool down a little bit. >> just a little.
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compared to what we saw last week, temperatures near 100 degrees. 90 degrees, close to that today. it will feel a lot cooler. it's still a little bit warm, warmer than we should be at this time of year. it's a pleasant start to the day. a few clouds in the sky and humidity at 84%. dew point right now around 60 degrees. as we head throughout the day, increasing clouds. it's going to be warm. temperatures in the mid 80's to upper 80's. even some areas downtown could get into the low 90's later into the afternoon. we'll have winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 miles per hour. and we did begin the summer season so this is our first week of summer. temperatures will continue to stay on the warm side. details are coming up in the insta-weather forecast. stick around. >> our big story this morning, the community surrounding penn state is reacting to the conviction of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >> sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 criminal counts for
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abusing young boys over a decade and a half and even though his sentencing won't happen for another month, his defense has been hard at work. brian mooar has the latest from pennsylvania. >> jerry sandusky hadn't spent his first full day behind bars and his defense attorneys were already maneuvering towards a possible appeal on his 45 criminal convictions. his lawyers reportedly tried to quit on the eve of the trial saying they hadn't had enough time to prepare. the judge said no. >> the likelihood of a successful appeal based on the judge denying the defense more time is very unlikely. >> and the verdict was announced, a community that had once applauded sandusky's victories cheered his downfall. for some who live here, it feels like this community has been on trial as much for jerry sandusky did as for what others around him didn't do. >> it's a sense of relief all
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over having said that, i don't think this is far from over. this isn't far from over. >> penn state's athletic director face charges for not alerting authorities and later lying to a grand jury. sandusky suffers new accusations from his adopted son matt and from travis weaver to told his story to nbc's "rock center." the jurors in this case learned of the new allegations after the trial ended. >> it just solidified, you know, our decision. >> a decision that could put jerry sandusky behind bars for the rest of his life. brian mooar, wbal tv 11 news. >> to annapolis now where police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. this happened on saturday morning in the 1100 block of madison street where officers found 29-year-old orlando mcdaniel of annapolis suffering from gunshot wounds. again, he was taken to the hospital where he later died. at this time, police say they have no suspects in that
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shooting. in carroll county, one person is dead after a two-car accident in westminster. maryland state police say that a car traveling northbound on route 97 near hook road crossed the double line and struck a car traveling southbound. drivers of both cars were taken to shock trauma. the passenger of the second car was taken to carroll hospital where he later died. >> the baltimore county teen who died after an alleged altercation with an off-duty police officer has been laid to rest. meantime, the investigation continues to figure out exactly what happened the night 17-year-old christopher brown died. here's 11 news reporter sheldon detez with more. >> from the singing -- to the sight of chuck taylor's sneakers and football jersey, his loved ones were determined to focus on happier memories during the funeral service. >> i'm going to remember his handsome, loving smile.
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i'm going to remember his personality. i'm going to remember that he loved jesus with all of his heart. >> brown who was 17 died after an apparent physical confrontation with an off duty police officer on starbrook road. they have identified the nine year officer as james laboard. they say brown died from asphyxiation. so far, no charges have been filed against laboard. >> we are not in a position to press charges. that's up to the state attorney's office of baltimore and the baltimore police department. >> both agencies have assured the family's attorney that a swift, thorough investigation is under way but neverdon says that's an oxymoron. >> it's not equal footing. in this were any other citizen and the facts were brought out, this person would have been brought to process and charged accordingly and gone before a commission for a bail determination and that's not the same case here. >> in addition to the department's investigation,
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neverdon says the family is conducting their own independent investigation. in the meantime, brown's family says they're at peace. >> one of the many people now who know where he is right now. and that's what we have peace about, that we know where he is and now they're trusting that the justice system will let us know why he's there. >> sheldon dutes, wbal 11 tv news. >> they are searching for the cause of a fire at a home in arnold. fire crews responded to the 300 block. the call came from the neighbor who saw the smoke coming from a home. the fire started in the bedroom and spread to the hallway. one person on the scene was treated for minor injuries. in baltimore city, firefighters spent the day to make sure residents had working smoke alarms. it's part a continuous effort to reach zero fire deaths in baltimore. it comes after last week's death of a man during a fire in a home, in his home, i should say,
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on eastbourne avenue. firefighters installed smoke detectors for anyone who did not have any in their home. >> the time is 5:06. are you into the whole food truck thing? >> i definitely am and the one that won, actually, is in my neighborhood all the time. >> great. we'll talk about that. faced off to see who has the best food truck. up next, we take you to the tasty competition. >> so glad that they've finally decided to come up with this idea. the first big slash officially got under way. where folks taking a dip in the pool out in the city. we'll show you how they were trying to beat the heat. it was fun out there. >> so refreshing. first, a live picture outside. ava has the 11 insta-weather forecast next. stay with us, "11 news sunday morning" is just getting started. g
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>> whoo! >> with that whistle and the first big splash of the season, baltimore city pools opened for the summer. what a bunch of fun!
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this year, all park pools will be open seven days a week from now through labor day. we caught up with one fan who couldn't wait to beat the heat. >> it's real fun. it's fun. >> fun jump off the diving board there. admission fees, by the way, will be the same. $1.50 for park pools. >> those are some brave kids. did you see them flipping off the diving board? i don't think i was capable of that at that age. speaking of swimming, look what's happening right now in the gulf of mexico. we have debbie, our latest tropical system. a very unusual system, the fact that we've had four storms forming before july 1st. in fact, that's the first time in recorded history we've had so many storms before july 1st. but here we have debbie, nonetheless, bands of
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thunderstorms moving on shore on to florida and eventually we'll start to move further along the gulf coast and this is definitely bringing concerns for people trying to travel that way for the summer season. we'll be keeping an eye on debbie but having a hard time doing that as we switch over to our other computer, we're going to take a look at what the models are trying to do. our best chance at trying to forecast where debbie is going to go. there's debbie. look at where they go. no consensus whatsoever. all going a different direction. and that's a problem because that means we have a hard time trying to determine where exactly debbie is going to go. some tracks take it over florida. some take it straight into the gulf coast. others take it out west and eventually moving towards texas. national hurricane center has their consensus right now that it's going to travel west. that's bringing concerns for the southern coast of louisiana especially areas like new orleans and even baton rouge could be getting some heavy rain into the next couple of days. this is the track that we're forecasting for now but again, as the models are so undecided, a lot of this could change. but for now, do expect debbie to
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travel off towards the west. could strengthen to a category 1 hurricane at least by about once into thursday and then continues to travel west where it could bring concerns to the east coast of texas. we'll be keeping an eye on that. gas prices could be affected as well as it's in the gulf. that's a big story that we'll keep an eye on. looking back to our area, temperatures are not too tropical right now. 65 degrees, the temperature at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. 60's along the lower eastern shore and 50's and 60's as you head into western maryland. dew points are not a big factor right now. it's fairly dry around 60 degrees for the dew point at the airport. any time the dew points get in the mid 60's, it feels a lot more humid but the dew points are increasing. temperatures in the upper 80's by the afternoon. we have' few clouds to our south right now but high pressure mainly in control. eventually we may start to see a couple of showers and thunderstorms move in late tonight and maybe even into tomorrow.
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the real heat is out towards the west where we already have 70's right now in kansas city. so we expect our temperatures to actually drop down into the next couple of days. 80 for tomorrow. chance of showers and thunderstorms. we could get those late tonight. 81 by wednesday with breezy conditions and we start to warm back up. the heat moves in next weekend. another chance for storms by saturday. >> thanks. nice weather is bringing dozens of people to the 32nd annual latino festival going on this weekend in paterson park. yesterday, people flocked to the stage for live music and, of course, food vendors came with their traditional latin cuisine. that looks good. you can still catch the festival today from 12:00 until 9:00 p.m. also in baltimore, it was the battle of the food trucks. they squared off yesterday for a friendly competition with the foodies from d.c. 11 news deborah weiner has that story. >> if you haven't bought into this whole food truck thing, you're missing something. this blowout food truck gathering at the westport waterfront pitted baltimore
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trucks against d.c. trucks. a timely competition. >> it's great. i think they should do it every single year, if possible. i think the orioles play the nationals as well. great food. >> 20 trucks represented each city and apparently in the world of food trucks, size matters. >> baltimore has definitely got the size advantage on us. their trucks are bigger but -- >> are you together? >> no, yeah, together. >> inside the truck, it's like a mini restaurant severing up large appetites and really large lines. it seems everyone wanted something from the gypsy truck, a canton favorite. >> everybody here works really hard but the product is good. >> it's exciting especially when you're at work and you're out for lunch, you can get something different every day. they're always moving around. the unique experience to go out in the street. >> if you missed this food truck
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squareoff, seems like you might just find a food truck near you. >> you can taste a bit of everything from around the united states. not just d.c. cuisine, there's a puerto rican truck out here. you get the taste, different. different from different areas in the country. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> ok, that's making me hungry. gypsy queen food truck took home the coveted mayor truck that explains the long lines to sample the goodies. >> we need to get them in here! our sunday brunch! hint-hint. >> like right now. >> like right now. ok. coming up, giving pregnant women the ok to drink alcohol. >> and more on the controversial study next in our medical alert. plus -- >> childhood allergies are on the rise in an alarming rate and now johns hopkins researchers find that personal hygiene products could be to blame. i'm jennifer franciotti. details next. >> the columbia festival of the arts is going on now.
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>> they can have so many alcoholic beverages a week without harming their developing children. before you pour that glass of wine, listen up. doctors quickly say abstaining from alcohol is still the best practice. danish researchers evaluated the drinking hablts of 1600 pregnant women and assessed the children's i.q. they say those who had eight drinks a week did not perform worse on the tests when compared to children whose mothers didn't drink at all.
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the safest practice remains avoiding alcohol all together. living in a sunny state could protect you from cancer. in a new study of more than 1,000 adults, researchers in austria found people born in areas with the highest u.v. exposure had nearly 25% lower risk for pancreatic cancer. people with a sun sensitive skin type or those who had skin cancer in the past also had a lower risk for the disease. researchers are hoping to learn more about vitamin d and sun exposure and their relationship with all forms of cancer. johns hopkins researchers have found a link between certain types of allergies and commonly used household products that's being considered an important first step in figuring out the trigger behind the rise in childhood allergies. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti has more. >> 17-year-old austin fisher has lived most of his life severely allergic to milk. >> you get used to it after a good amount of time, you just have to always be on the lookout
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for anything with milk. >> the pennsylvania teen is undergoing clinical trials at johns hopkins to increase his tolerance to milk. his allergy came as a shock because there's no history of allergies in the family. >> when he was 11 months old, he ate two bites of quiche which we knew he was ok with eggs because we tried eggs and his eyes were blood shot like he had been in a boxing match. >> childhood allergies have skyrocketed in recent years and in a search for answers, researchers at johns hopkins children's hospital have made a discovery. dr. jessica savage is an allergist and part of the team that looked at allergy test results of over 800 children between the ages of 6 and 18 by comparing chemicals in their urine, they found two compounds associated with the chance of testing positive for allergies that are used in common household items. >> the active ingredient, this actually contains one of the ingredients that we were able to study. they're called tryglecinan and
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parabins. they are found in things that we use every day like mouth wash, hand sanitizer and used in food preservatives. >> an exciting find, savage calls a first step. now they know there's a link. now it's time, she says, to find out if the compounds make us more susceptible to allergens or is it more of the age old question, what came first? the chicken or the egg? >> one possible explanation for this really is that parents of children with allergies are more clean and use these compounds more. >> you by no means telling people not to buy or use these products? >> no, certainly we don't have enough evidence to suggest that and these are important things. we need hand sanitizers in the hospital. we have to prevent infection. we need food preservatives or our foods don't get spoiled. we don't want to be eating moldy foods so we certainly don't want people to take home that message. >> the fisher family is focused their attention on treatment, not the days. but austin says he's not
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surprised. >> it wasn't like a so much more sterile environment than there had been in the past. i mean, that would make sense to me. >> jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> after 25 years, the howard county arts festival is lighting visitors. up next, what you and the entire family can expect this year. but first, here's a look at some events going on around the area. [ mom ] to me, chex is not just a little bowl of cereal,
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it's kind of a big deal. to find nutritious and gluten-free cereals my whole family actually loves? well, the word "wow" comes to mind. and then a friend told me chex has five flavors that are gluten-free. even a cinnamon one the kids love. a nutritious cereal that makes everybody happy? like i said, wow. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five flavors. good and gluten free.
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>> it's become a tradition at howard county. right at the start of the summer vacation, the columbia festival of the arts is going on right now and as 11 news reporter kim basy tells us, there's unique acts for the whole family that you can see throughout the end of the month. >> the columbia festival of the arts is back and they're bringing in some great acts for the 25th anniversary year. >> we embrace performance art, the visual arts, literature, film. we try to each year mix it up and touch on as many genre and disciplines within that that we can. so hopefully our motto is we offer something for everyone. >> the festival started last weekend with lakefest, a weekend full of activities, art and performances. festival continues through june 30th with events nearly every day including performances by folk singer roseanne cash,
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johnny cash's daughter, the trio and an old favorite, the flying caramasus brothers. >> it's so much fun. the last time they were here which was our 20th anniversary and they do an element of their act that's called the challenge. and it's -- the audience is able to bring in items. three will be chosen to see if they can be juggled for two minutes by one of the performers. >> the finale is a performance by the dance group momix, one of several acts that perform for the public. they make this a unique festival to kick off summer. >> it brings out the community. it brings out this very diverse community which was the entire premise that jim ross had in mind when he designed columbia as the new america. >> some events are free but some require tickets. for a full schedule, you can find a list on our web site at wbaltv.com.
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in columbia, kim basy, wbal-tv 11 news. >> time now is 5:28. it is 65 degrees here on tv hill. nice chill in the air. firefighters struggle to contain out-of-control stoked wildfires. up ahead, we'll head out west to look at the devastation so far. >> and a powerful storm forces marylanders from their home. a look at what weather officials are calling a microburst. >> fortunately, we're fairly calm on this sunday but thunderstorms could be back in the forecast. details coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> nice to have temperatures in the 60's for once. >> yes, at least -- i know, because last week when we had temperatures near 100 in the afternoon, it was in the 70's and 80's overnight. >> humid. >> we got that relief so yes, it's much different now. it's cooler and also much drier. that's going to change a little bit as we head towards the afternoon. 65 degrees is the current temperature at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. humidity at 84%. dew point temperature around 60 degrees right now. that's not that humid. what we will see is the humidity slightly increasing as we head towards the afternoon. the clouds will be increasing as well.
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as will the temperatures. up into the mid to upper 80's to low 90's for the highs today and that is a little bit above normal. but we change that in the seven day. we drop below normal. we'll have details coming up in a few minutes. >> a powerful wind storm ripped through a neighborhood in prince george's county on friday night forcing hundreds of people from their homes. >> you know all about this, weather officials say a microburst came through bladensburg. microbursts can produce wind gusts of up to 100 miles an hour. derek ward with that story. >> it was clear even at night that this bladensburg neighborhood was hard hit. red spots on this map mark buildings where the roofs were tore off and in three dimension, devastation and there are other stories of those who were caught up at the height of the high winds. >> as i was coming -- trying to come out of the building, i couldn't open the door. i guess the wind was coming in so strong and i still have not wiggled it open. >> she says it was a neighbor who finally helped her open the door from the outside despite his own problems. >> he opened the door and tried
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to get the door open for me and the roof has fell on him and he has a concussion. >> high winds and hail came through this neighborhood quickly downing trees and power lines. all along this street. >> i was right out in it, my roof over there. crews brought out some heavy equipment and they cleared newton street early on. but the rest of the cleanup could take a while longer. so what could have possibly caused all of this damage? >> the reports we're getting from the national weather service, some type of microburst that came through here yesterday evening. >> as many as 600 people were displaced and they were put up at shelters in nearby schools. >> we're coordinating with the red cross. they've already been in there. the health department, the acting health officer is in there as well as the rest of social services so we're really working to make sure that our residents are taken care of. >> our fire department is going to go through those buildings that are unfit for habitation, they're going to close down. those that simply don't have power, we're going to put a
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sticker on there that says listen, it doesn't have bother. we prefer you go to a shelter. >> it is bad. it's very bad. i haven't seen anything like this since the last natural disaster we had here in the county. >> that must have been really scary. that was derek ward reporting. storm chasers caught up with a monster tornado in south dakota with a surprising colorful twist and it was all caught on tape. right in front of this massive white tornado was a huge rainbow and all around softball sized hail dropped from the clouds. the stormchasers say it's the largest hail they've ever seen. it even knocked out some of the windows on their vehicles while they were shooting. the twister touched down in a remote area on friday evening near ardmore, south dakota. >> out west, weary firefighters in several states won't be able to stand down any time soon. two active wildfires pose the biggest dangers. a stubborn giant north of denver that's been raging for more than two weeks and a new inferno
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threatening homes in utah. mike tavy has the details. >> in saratoga springs south of salt lake city, thick smoke swement over a town where 18,000 live and where firefighters battled in the so-called duck fire that ignited on thursday are not in control yet. more than 2,000 people have been evacuated. >> woke up half way through the night wondering where the heck i was. >> in colorado's fire near ft. collins, the flames have consumed 200 homes and scorched more than 100 square miles of forest land and dozens of evacuees who had returned home had been forced to leave again. >> i don't know what the fire behavior is right now. >> firefighters lost ground of friday's shifting winds. the 2-week-old fire disaster, colorado's worst ever, less than halfway contained. >> like putting a big log in the fireplace. it's going to burn for a long time. >> it's not just current conditions. days of temperatures approaching triple digits that are driving these western fires. >> it's the warm, dry winter
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that just passed following two extremely wet winters. >> all the vegetation that rotted up thanks to that extra moisture is dry and sitting there and, unfortunately, fueling those fires. >> the national fire center says this year, more than 25,000 fires have burned nearly 1.2 million acres. and it's only june. the 10-year average for a full fire season, around 35,000 fires scorching some 1.76 million acres. yes, the monsoon season is coming in mid summer. >> but also bring with it lightning which could spark even more wildfires. >> leading to fears that the worst is yet to come. >> have you ever come up close and personal with a black bear? >> i have when i worked in idaho. >> have you? >> ok. >> i've seen one pretty close. >> i wasn't expecting you to say that. coming up, a showdown between two black bears. >> more on the starry match captured by a florida home owner
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in his backyard. look at that. >> let's throw lowell in there. >> thanks a lot! >> i like that idea. well, while the west is dealing with the fires and the dry weather, the coast, the gulf coast that is, facing concerns with tropical storm debbie. we'll have details coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> check this video out from indianapolis, indiana. a lot of eyes were looking up at the sky in central indiana on saturday afternoon as a 22-degree halo was visible. this is basically a halo around the sun during the daytime. this atmospheric phenomenon is caused by tiny ice crystals inside those high clouds and the
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sunlight hits the ice at a 22-degree angle and the light is refracted. that creates the colorful halo and the rainbow effect so essentially what you see is a halo or rainbow, rather, during a rainstorm. this is the same phenomenon but it kind of confuses people especially when it's a dry weather pattern and we don't have that rain but the clouds are enough to refract that sun. isn't it beautiful? the next time you see a bit of a halo around the sun, you'll know what caused it. live look outdoors for us right now. the sun is coming up. live look at pimlico right now, few thin clouds on the horizon. other than that, you should start out with a great deal of sunshine. 77 at the inner harbor. more clouds building in today, the temperatures will be warming as well. it will feel a little bit more humid this afternoon compared to yesterday. i want to focus first down near the gulf coast. here we have our latest tropical system debbie. a tropical storm right now. winds sustained at 50 miles an hour. this large cloud base, that's what you see of debbie right now. here's a look at what computer
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models are going. they're all going in different directions. they can't quite pinpoint debbie's track so that's bad news because it doesn't allow us to really have an idea of where debbie is going to go. the national hurricane center has at least come up with a consensus for now thinking it is going to travel west and could be affecting the coastal louisiana through the mid week eventually heading towards texas by the end of the week into next weekend and unfortunately, as it continues to travel over the gulf, it will stay over the warm water and could strengthen into a hurricane and that's what the national hurricane center is expecting it to do. with those models so undecided, a lot is undetermined of what debbie is going to do. let's go back to our area where it's currently 65 at the airport. we have 60's and 70's down across the eastern shore. 50's and 60's in the mountains right now. and the dew points, i mentioned those. any time they are around 60 or higher, it starts to feel a little bit more humid. it's starting to climb around the airport, feeling a little bit more humid in easton and cambridge right now, expect these dew points to climb a couple more degrees as we head
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towards the afternoon. still fairly dry in the mountains right now, we're starting out with sunshine. clouds should be increasing from the soout and west as we head towards the afternoon. ocean city dealing with quite a bit of sunshine. high 86. 89 around central maryland and 86 in the mountains. tonight, we turn mostly cloudy and may be some scattered thunderstorms in the area. we drop down to the 70's and 60's. that's as a new storm system starts to head our way. high pressure in control right now. eventually as the storm moves in from the west, this could bring us a little bit of showery activity. only a 20% chance later tonight and 40% chance tomorrow. we are cooler in the next couple of days. it will feel pretty nice. a little breezy on tuesday. 86 by wednesday. we warm right back up by the end of next week. >> we were talking about this earlier. can you imagine looking out your window and seeing a pair of black bears fighting in your yard? take a look at this. these bears are not out in the wild sparring. this wrestling match happened in a neighborhood in longwood,
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florida, near orlando. folks who live there are shocked. they've never seen anything like it. they say there was blood and black fur flying everywhere. wildlife officials say it's something that they rarely ever have seen. they think the bears may have been trying to establish some sort of territory there. >> is that what it is? >> i think so. that's reassuring, right. >> right in the backyard. like two cats, only on a slightly larger scale. >> slightly larger and you want to avoid that at all costs. oh, my gosh! >> wow, that's quite a sight. >> ok. >> coming up next an education alert. improving the way your children are learning in the classroom. >> tell you about the statewide curriculum changes that begin this fall. >> but first, here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. good luck. [ jared ] uh, michael?
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[ slurping ] [ male announcer ] give 'em what they love. subway! giant subs, sandwich and cookie platters. and big-time value. subway catering. order today! >> in this morning's education alert. you'll be hearing a lot about something called common core from school this fall. it's a method that maryland and many other states are using to improve student achievement. this summer, more than 6,000 teachers and principals are giving it a test run. education reporter tim tooten has that story. >> almost every school district in the state are getting a taste of summer school. you hear the common core state standards. >> of what you saw. what do you think? we asked you two questions. >> when i learned about teaching english, it was, you know, reading and writing. but what we're learning here is about how all disciplines are connected and that's what
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learning is all about. making those connections. >> actually wrote model units and model lessons this year that really helped teachers understand what it looks like. >> the state says the goal is to help educators teach what they're learning here in their own classrooms. >> we're asking more of teachers and kids in doing this. we're asking in the english language arts area and for kids to become a bit more independent in their reading so they can tackle text this they might not be familiar with and be successful with it. in math, they need to be better problem solvers. >> need to be able to take a step back and analyze what the big picture looks like. >> how does this work? >> i think it's a new way of looking at the same type of thing. a new way of teaching it so students will be college and career ready in a way that we maybe haven't been paying attention to. >> teachers must spend this summer and next comparing notes and helping to lay the groundwork with a new learning method. >> how valuable is this as a principle? >> it's very valuable. because i think what it does, it gives us a head start in preparing for the next school
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year coming up and a lot of changes. >> it will officially be in place by the fall of 2013. tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and tim says five more of these summer education sessions are on the books from now until early august. to learn more about maryland's common core curriculum, log on to our web site at wbaltv.com and click on education. >> more than 80,000 square feet of astroturf, a 200 meter track and bleachers to accommodate hundreds of spectators. that's what students in baltimore county can expect to see by the start of the next school year. it's all thanks to cal ripken's design and fields company. 11 news has learned they're installing a multiuse athletic field at an academy in catonsville. it hasn't been updated since 1991. it includes a state of the art playing surface that can be used all year round and it's expected to be complete by the end of the
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summer with a dedication ceremony for homecoming in october. >> that's going to be great. and records are made to be broken as they say, but some take longer than others. after being unchallenged for 11 years, one record met its match on saturday at the wet track in oregon. ashton eton dominated the fields at the olympic trials posting some of the best marks of the year. in the 100 meter dash and long jump. the 24-year-old entered the final event of the decathlon with a world record within his grasp. eton needed a time of 4:16 in the 1500 meter run to break the 11-year record in the decathlon. with less than 50 meters to go, he pushed to the finish line with a little time to spare. he ran the event in 4:14 and beat the record by -- beat the world record by 13 points. >> maybe it's not even about that much to the rest of the world. but to me, it's my whole world. so to do the best that i possibly could in my world makes
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me pretty happy. >> i would say so. eton joins the elite company of bruce jenner, dan o'brien and rayford johnson as the only americans to have held the world record. amazing feat. >> sure is. all right. well, as you know, nobody does the fourth of july better than daytonsville. >> it's a town that takes its independence day very seriously very early. we'll show you how when we come back. >> good morning, i'm greggy tollen. another close game between the orioles and nationals. both stories coming
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>> good morning. i'm greg toland. orioles pitcher chen is glad he doesn't have to face the nationals again. in two starts against the nats, chen's record is 0-2 with an e.r.a. over 7.
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in his other 12 starts, he's 7-1. chen wasn't bad last night but his defense let him down in the second, the throw off the mark. michael moore scores. adam laroche, error. it's 2-0 nationals. top of the fourth, chen threw this pitch to laroche and he launches it. adam jones giving chase. climbs the wall but adam won't get it. that made it 3-0. chen went five innings allowing three runs. in the seventh, edwin jackson working on a one hitter. make that two hits. adam jones, 19th homer of the season cuts it to a 3-1 game. still in the seventh, two on. one out. hardy lines to short. desmond steps on second for the double play ending the threat. that was the orioles' best chance to tie it. tyler clipper came on and got matt wieders to ground out to end the game. that beat the orioles 3-1 in the
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sixth sellout this season. you would think winning 14 gold medals in the last two olympics, michael phelps could get a free pass to london. that's not the way the olympics work. the baltimore native has to qualify like any other athlete. yesterday, phelps arrived in omaha for the olympic trials which get under way on monday. this was the theme in omaha as all the competitors will be looking to topple phelps. he knows his biggest threat is ryan locky who beat phelps twice in the world championships. their rivalry is one to watch but only in the pool. >> we all want to be the best that we can be and we want to win. that's just how we are. and you know, when ryan and i get in the pool, sure, i don't want him to win. he doesn't want me to win. it's the same thing. out of the pool, we can sit there and, you know, we can all play our spades and, you know, we can joke around and we can have fun and we can relax. >> michael sporting the mustache. hopefully it will bring him good luck. i'm greg toland.
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hope you have a great sunday. >> yeah. >> ava just mentioned that could pull him down. he needs to get rid of that. >> you're supposed to have no hair on your body whatsoever. right? >> 5:55 and it's 65 degrees here on tv hill. here's a look ahead at some of the stories we're working on for the next hour of sunday morning. >> loved ones gather to say good-bye to the baltimore county teen killed during an alleged altercation with an off-duty police officer. >> investigators say it started in a bedroom and quickly spread but still, what caused this home in arnold to go up in flames? >> my theory on the mustache is he trains with it and then shaves it off before the race, he goes faster. >> that's what i'm thinking. >> anyways, strategy for our forecast, we are going to cool down for the next couple of days. first we have to get through this one day. details coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> it was a celebration that truly turned into a celebration of our heritage and history. over a week ago, a spectacular fleet of tall ships and navy gray hulls sailed up the bay to begin our state's two-year long celebration of the 200th birth of the star spangled banner in recognition of baltimore's role in the war of 1812. it was an ambitious undertaking for sure but the result was nothing short of magnificent. from the hundreds of thousands who safely enjoyed our inner harbor to the crowds at fort mchenry taking in events such as the blue angels, the week offered something for everyone. all too often, summer weekends are marred with reports of crime and violence in downtown baltimore.
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>> hello and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm sarah caldwell. jennifer and lisa have the day off. >> and i'm lowell melser. our top stories in a moment. first we want to take a look outside with meteorologist ava marie. we'll enjoy this cool morning. it's going to heat up a little bit, huh? >> yeah, it is. compared to last week on thursday, we set a record of 100 degrees at b.w.i. thurgood
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marshall so it feels a little bit better than that. still a couple of degrees above normal. we're starting out near normal. 65 degrees was the low this morning at the airport. normal low for this time of year is 64 degrees. normal high is 86. we're still currently in the mid 60's at the airport with sunny skies and the humidity at 84%. there's similar pattern to yesterday except we have increasing clouds and maybe feeling a little bit more humid by the afternoon. high temperatures today upper 80's to low 90's. at least that's a few degrees above normal. that changes in the seven day as we drop below normal. details coming up in a few minutes. >> our big story this morning, the community surrounding penn state is reacting to the conviction of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >> sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 criminal counts for abusing young boys over a decade and a half. and even though his sentencing won't happen for another three months, his defense is still hard at work. 11 news reporter brian mooar has
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the latest from pennsylvania. >> jerry sandusky hadn't even spent his first full day behind bars and his defense attorneys were already maneuvering toward a possible appeal on his 45 criminal convictions. his lawyers reportedly tried to quit on the eve of the trial. saying they hadn't had enough time to prepare. the judge said no. >> the likelihood of a successful appeal based on the judge denying the defense more time is very unlikely. >> when the verdict was announced, a community that had once applauded sandusky's victory cheered his downfall. for some who live here, it feels like the community has been on trial as much for what jerry sandusky did as to what others around him didn't do. >> it's a sense of relieval, having said that, i don't think this is far from over. this isn't far from over. >> and the state's athletic director and another top administrator face criminal charges for not ordering
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authorities and for later lying to a grand jury. sandusky faces new accusations from his adopted son matt and from travis weaver who told his story to nbc's "rock center." the jurors in this case learned of the new allegations after the trial ended. >> it just solidified, you know, our decision. >> a decision that could put jerry sandusky behind bars for the rest of his life. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> to annapolis now where police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. this happened saturday morning in the 1100 block of madison street where officers found the 29-year-old orlando mcdaniel of annapolis suffering from gunshot wounds. mcdaniel was taken to the hospital where he later died. at this time, police say they have no suspects in the shooting. meantime in carroll county, one person is dead after a two-car accident in westminster. maryland state police say a car traveling northbound on route 97 near hook road crossed the double line and struck a car
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traveling southbound. the drivers of both cars were taken to shock trauma. the passenger of the second car was taken to carroll hospital center where he later died. >> the baltimore county teen who died after an alleged altercation with an off-duty police officer has been laid to rest. meanwhile, investigators continue to figure out what happened the night 17-year-old christopher brown died. here's 11 news reporter sheldon dutese with more. >> from the singing. to the sight of the chuck taylor sneakers and his football jersey, his loved ones were choosing to focus on happier memories during his funeral service. >> i'm going to remember his handsome, loving smile and remember his personality and remember that he loved jesus with all of his heart. >> brown who was 17 died after an apparent physical confrontation with an off-duty
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police officer on starbrook road. they have identified the nine year officer as james laboard. medical examiner says brown died from asphyxiation. so far, no charges have been filed against laboard. >> we're not in a position to press charges. that is up to the state's attorney office of baltimore county and the baltimore county police department if they find merit. >> both agencies have assured the family's attorney that a swift investigation is under way but neverdon says that's an oxymoron. >> in actuality, it's not equal footing because if it were any other citizen and the same facts were brought out, this person would have been brought to process charges accordingly and before a commissioner for a bail determination and that's not the same situation here. >> in addition to the department's investigation, neverdon says the family is conducting their own independent investigation. in the meantime, brown's family said they're at peace. >> one of the many people now, more than he is right now. he's in jesus' arms and that's
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what we have to think about, we know where he is and they're trusting that the justice system will know why he got there. >> anne arundel officials are searching for the cause of a fire to a home in arnold. firefighters were called to the home a little after 7:00 saturday evening. call came from a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the home. officials say the fire started in a bedroom and spread to the hallway. one person on the scene was treated for minor injuries. in baltimore city, firefighters spent the day going door to door making sure residents have working smoke alarms, part of a continuous effort to reach zero fire deaths in baltimore and comes after last week's death of a man during a fire in his home on eastbourne avenue. firefighters installed smoke detectors for anyone without them. >> well, the time is 6:05 and it's 65 degrees on tv hill. coming up, it's the battle of the beltway food edition. >> tell you about the tasty competition as baltimore and washington battle it out over who has the best food trucks.
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>> whoo! >> and with that whistle and the first big splash of the season, baltimore's city pools opened for the summer. this year, all park pools will be open seven days a week from now through labor day. we caught up with one fan at the pool that couldn't wait to beat the heat. >> it's real fun. there's flipping and the land, not hurting. it's fun. >> fun is it. absolutely. admission fees will remain the same $1.50 for park pools. >> weatherwise, i'm going to give the go ahead to go to the pool today. it's going to be a beautiful day, perfect and warm. we're starting off right near normal. 65 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall.
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75 at the inner harbor and humidity at 84%. it may feel more humid today than where we were yesterday. here's a look at temperatures across the state. 50's in parts of western maryland. frostburg right now at 56. you head towards hancock and hagerstown, in the low 60's right now. down across the lower eastern shore, we have mid 60's in cambridge until we get to ocean city at 68 and 74 right now in chrisfield. this is all near normal. but we are going to get a little bit above normal as we head towards the afternoon. it will feel a little more humid as the dew point temperatures are rising. yesterday, the dew points were in the 50's. today, they're pushing into the low 60's. 60 degrees at the airport and 62 it in annapolis. any time the dew points get closer to 65 degrees, that's when it starts to feel humid. 75 degrees feels very humid. that's where we're close to that right now. it feels more humid closer to the water that would make sense. today's forecast, we expect it to be in the 80's across the board from 86 in the mountains to 89 around baltimore to 86 in
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ocean city. here you start off with sunshine. that's what we're seeing right now but clouds start to build in towards the south and towards the west as we head towards the afternoon. that's ahead of our chance for thunderstorms which could be pushing in this evening so maybe a thunderstorm in the area. that's most likely after sunset where the sun is setting at 8:37 this evening. temperatures will drop into the 70's downtown and 60's as you head into the -- closer to the airport and those thunderstorms could linger into the night with a better chance for storms as we head into tomorrow. looking at the satellite picture, a lot of clouds just south of us right now. i mentioned the clear skies right now over baltimore and d.c. as well. high pressure is still the dominant system and that will change as the storm system begins to build in from the west and area of unsettled weather down to the south. this is enough to push in moisture from the south and increase chances for storms as the front heads our way. that's something we'll keep in mind for at least tomorrow. looking at debbie, our latest tropical system, now a tropical storm, winds at 50 miles per
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hour, look at these. this is what we call spaghetti plot. this is all of the computer models in one format and it does kind of look like spaghetti out there and looks like some kid threw the spaghetti as these models are going all different ways. the computer is having a very hard time coming into a consensus of where debbie is going to go. fortunately, that makes it very difficult for forecasters to do the same. national hurricane center has their official forecast out which takes debbie off towards the west just to the south of louisiana and then continues to head towards texas and later into the week, but again with those models being so undecided, a lot could change in this forecast. let's stay tuned to wbal as we continue to update you on your forecast for that. seven-day forecast, back towards baltimore, a chance for storms late tonight into tomorrow. only about 40% chance tomorrow. they are going to be scattered. 84 for the high temperature. drop down to the low 80's on tuesday. it will feel great and a little bit breezy. we warm back up as we head into the end of next week. >> the nice weather is bringing dozens of people to the 32nd
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annual latino festival going on this weekend at paterson park. yesterday, people flocked to the stage for live music and, of course, food vendors came with their traditional latin cuisine. looks good there. you can still catch the festival today from noon to 9:00 p.m. also in baltimore, it was the battle of the food trucks. they squared off yesterday for a friendly competition. with the trucks from d.c., 11 news deborah weiner has more on this story. >> if you haven't bought into this whole food truck thing, you're missing something. this blowout food truck gathering at the westport waterfront pitted baltimore trucks against d.c. trucks. a timely competition. >> it's great. i think they should do it every single year if possible. i think it's a great year. orioles are playing the nationals as well. great time, great food. >> 20 vendors from each city and apparently in the world of food trucks, size matters. >> baltimore has definitely got size advantage on us.
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their trucks are about five, six foot bigger but -- it's -->> guys are together? >> yeah, together. >> inside the trucks, it's like a mini restaurant sevrving up large appetites and really large lines. it seems like everybody wanted a taste from the gypsy queen truck, a canton favorite. >> not your average hot dogcart. everybody here works really hard to get the product out. >> it's just incredible especially when you're at work and they're out for lunch, you can get something different every day. unique experience to go out in the street. >> if you missed this food truck square-off, it seems like you might find a food truck near you. >> you get to taste a about the of everything from around the united states, not just d.c. cuisine but i know there's a puerto rican truck out here. people from down south, south carolina so you get the taste. different. from different areas in the country. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and by by the way, that
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canton favorite gypsy queen food truck took home the coveted mayor's cup that explained the long lines to sample those terrific goodies. >> you said that was one of their favorites. >> they sit there on boston street a lot. i've seen them, gone there. tried it out. it's very good. head down there. >> you know a fly just landed on your head. >> did it? >> i think it's probably stuck. >> uh-oh! i have too much hair gel? >> we'll take care of it. don't worry. four new retailers on the way to towson retail center. details coming up next in consumer alert. >> trying to save a space for the july 4th parade. that story coming up. >> first, a programming note. ocean city mayor will be in for our q&a later this morning. if you have a question, send them in. e-mail the questions to sunday questions at wbaltv.com. unty an
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conce concerning services, call the county's services section. well, big news for shoppers in towson at the towson town center. it signed four major national retailers to open at the shopping center this summer. one of the biggest names on the list -- lily pulitzer, a clothing and accessory story set
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to open as early as august. also in the clothing and accessory department, white house black market has announced it's expanding. senior marketing officials say it's a sign business is staying strong. >> what we do is we're able to sell it on the synergy of the other tenants and we have a mix of luxury and we have a mix of aspirational that are in this wing and it complements the tenants that we're bringing in. we make that kind of presentation to them and we've gotten some great response. >> there are also three other new stores set to open in august. one that sells kitchen and cookware. leoctane, i should say, don't you love the accent. a body care and fragrance retailer. and a game and puzzle hot spot for kids called marbles and brain store. sounds good. there's a new way olympic hopefuls are inspiring people to get moving. surprisingly, it starts with facebook. the social media giant is teaming up with g.e. to bring the olympics themed app called healthy share.
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it gives users health challenges from olympic athletes like basketball player kevin durant and soccer player alex morgan. the idea behind the app is to get people to share their fitness goals and get their friends to do the same. speaking of apps, we have a new one to show you called connect tv and it works on your ipad or tablet while you're watching tv and it's free. so that's always good. it's the latest social network that you can talk to friends, get extra behind-the-scenes information in real time about shows that you're watching. you can even join viewing parties through your favorite shows and sporting ooevenlts. connect tv works across all channels and shows in real time. so watch with us and connect with your friends. download it today at connecttv.com/wbal. time now for a look back at a look ahead at the week on wall street. 11 news reporter deborah costren has the bloomberg business report. >> a study of who has the power to influence you on facebook,
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the study published in the journal science shows women making recommendations have morning influence on men. men on other women. but men are more influential overall. it also found that people older than 31 were 51% more likely to influence people than those under 18. it also found people who listed their relationship status as "it's complicated" were among the least influential. meantime, americans spent more time sleeping last year. that's according to the american time use survey compared with 2007, americans spent more time sleeping, socializing and watching tv last year and also, less time working. but don't blame laziness just yet! unemployment could be a big factor in that recent trend. the u.s. officially entered a recession in december of 2007. despite stocks ending the week mostly lower, investors are concerned about the global economy slowing down. 25% more people think losing a mobile device while traveling is more stressful than losing a
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wedding ring. that's according to a new study. the survey was conducted by intel and commissioned by tns to explore american attitudes towards travel and technology. finally, vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor. chocolate chip mint and cookies & cream tied for second place according to the international ice cream association. ice cream is, of course, a very big business. the u.s. ice cream industry raked in total revenues of $10 billion in 2010. according to a study by market line. and that's a look at business. at the new york stock exchange, i'm deborah kostroun on the bloomberg business report on wbal-tv 11 news. >> much more coming up in a minute. here's a look at events going on around town as we take a short break.
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>> in less than two weeks, our nation will be celebrating the 4th of july with parades, fireworks and cookouts but for some folks in catonsville, there's no better place to be on the 4th than right at home. 11 news rob roblin finds out why. >> to say that the july 4th parade here in catonsville is a big deal, that's an understatement. it's june 21st and they're already putting out chairs for the parade. they had a july 4th parade here for 66 years.
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everyone in the community comes out for the parade. folks here will tell you their 4th of july parade is second to none. >> it's the best parade around. people want to make sure that they get a good seat. >> 13 days before the 4th of july parade and people here are staking out their territory. chairs are beginning to line both sides of the parade route. dr. charles peters, a dentist in town has been fixing teeth for folks here since 1959. he's already got his chairs out. >> if you don't set them out in time, you're not going to have it. >> says doc peters, you want to get the chairs out early but don't want to be the first in town to put out chairs. >> i never aim to be the first. just don't look like i'm the one rushing it. >> almost two weeks before the parade and you're already putting chairs out. >> well, you have to. if you don't, you're not going to get a front row seat. >> there is nothing like the 4th of july parade and celebration in catonsville. >> i grew up in pittsburgh and
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we don't have anything like this in pittsburgh. but we have the steelers. >> well, i'm sorry about that. >> everybody gets together and celebrates the fourth. it's just a fun, fun day and not only that, we have got the best fireworks up here and it gets better and better every year. >> one thing you definitely don't want to do is mess with someone's chair. >> if somebody moved the chairs, we had to go back and reclaim our space. >> anybody go to jail? >> no, no. we went after dark. >> you're not afraid somebody will get your spot? >> no, i tie it down. no! no, no i tie it down. it's cool. it's cool. >> yeah, got to admit this is a good spot. good place to watch the parade from. >> rob! get out of my chair! >> they are picky about their chairs here.
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sorry! rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. get out of here! >> put my chair in place. >> you better get one down. >> i need to get on it. >> robby got in trouble. >> that was so cute. >> time now is 6:27 and it's 65 degrees on tv hill. high winds, hail and downed trees force residents in bladensburg to evacuate. up next, a look at what officials are calling a microburst. >> at the end of every storm, a rainbow appears but how about a tornado? we'll show you what some storm chasers in south dakota captured. >> fortunately, we're staying away from all the thunderstorms at least today around maryland. but by tonight, that could change. we'll have details coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> get a look at the top stories in a moment. first, we want to take a look outside with ava and it's heating up again. >> of course it is. not as high as what we saw last week. we hit 100 degrees on thursday that set a record for the airport. at least we're stepping down
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from that. but today is still at least a couple of degrees above normal. we'll look at the almanac for today. we hit 65 at the airport already. so that's our low for now. compare that to normal. 65 degrees. normal high is 86. record for today, 100 set back two years ago in 2010. we'll stay well away from the record and we're going to stay a couple of degrees above the normal. as we look into the forecast for today, here's what we are expecting. we're expecting temperatures to move into the mid 80's by the afternoon and could get into the upper 80's later today. i would expect the warmest temperatures to be downtown. we'll keep an eye on the forecast as we come back in a few minutes. stay with us. we'll have details in the seven day. >> thank you, ava. speaking of the weather, a powerful wind storm ripped through a neighborhood in prince george's county friday night forcing hundreds of people from their homes. >> pretty rare. weather officials say a microburst came through bladensburg. microbursts can produce wind gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. here's reporter derek ward with the story. >> it was clear even at night
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this bladensburg neighborhood was hard hit. the red spots on this map mark buildings where the rooves were torn up. there are stories of those caught up in the height of the high winds. >> as i was trying to come out the building, i couldn't open the door. i guess the wind was coming in so strong and i still had my windows open. >> it was a neighbor who helped her open the door from the outside despite his own problems. >> he opened the door and tried to get the door open for me and he had a concussion. >> high winds and hail came through this neighborhood quickly downing trees and power lines. all along the street. >> i was right down and then the roof over there. >> crews bought out some heavy equipment and cleared newton street early on but the rest of the cleanup could take a while longer. so what could possibly have caused all this damage? >> reports we're getting from the national weather service was some type of microburst that came through here yesterday.
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>> as many as 600 people were displaced and they were put up at shelters and nearby schools. >> we were coordinating with the red cross. they've already been in there. the health department, the acting health officers in there as well as the director of social services and so we're really working to make sure that our residents are taken care of. >> our fire department is going to go through those buildings that are unfit for habitation, they're going to close down. those that simply don't have power, we're going to put a sticker on there that say listen, it doesn't have power. we prefer you go to a shelter. >> it is bad. it's very bad. i haven't seen anything like this since the last natural event that we had here in the county. >> that was derek ward reporting. stormchasers caught up with a monster tornado in south dakota with a surprising colorful twist and it was all caught on tape. right in front of this massive white tornado was a huge rainbow and all around, softball sized hail dropped from the clouds. stormchasers say it's the
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largest hail they've ever seen. it even knocked out some of the windows on their vehicles while they were shooting. the twister touched down in a remote area on friday evening near ardmore, south dakota. >> must have been quite a sight. out west this morning, weary firefighters in several states won't be able to stand down any time soon. two active wildfires posed the biggest dangers. a stubborn giant north of denver that has been raging for two weeks and a new inferno threatening homes in utah. >> in saratoga springs, south of salt lake city, quick smoke swept over where 18,000 live and where firefighters battling so-called duck fire that ignited on thursday are not in control yet. more than 2,000 people have been evacuated. >> woke up halfway through the night wondering where the heck i was. >> in colorado's high park fire near ft. collins, the flames have consumed nearly 200 homes and scorched over 100 square miles of forest land. and dozens of evacuations had returned home and have been
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forced to leave again. >> i don't know what the fire behavior is right now. >> firefighters here lost ground to shifting winds. this 2-week-old fire disaster, colorado's worst ever now less than halfway contained. >> it was like putting a big log in the fireplace. it's going to burn for a long time. >> it's not just current conditions. sustained gusting winds and temperatures approaching triple digits that are driving these western fires. >> it's the warm, dry winter that just passed following two extremely wet snow filled winters. >> all the vegetation that's rotting up thanks to that extra moisture is now dry and sitting there and unfortunately, fueling those fires. >> the national fire center says this year more than 25,000 fires have burned nearly 1.2 million acres and it's only june. the 10-year average for a full fire season around 35,000 fires scorching some 1.76 million acres. yes, the monsoon season is coming in mid summer. >> but also bring with it lightning which could spark even
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more wildfires. >> leading to fears that the worst is yet to come. mike tiabi, nbc news, los angeles. >> still ahead, we'll show you some of the must have gadgets if you're taking the kids on a trip this summer. i wonder if a v.c.r. is one of them. >> what is a v.c.r.? half of our young viewers probably don't know what that is. plus what wildlife experts think may have led to the all-out brawl between these two black bears.
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>> check this out. a video from indianapolis, indiana. a lot of eyes were looking up in the sky saturday afternoon as
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they saw this halo around the sun. 22-degree halo is what it's called which is visible right around the sun, a perfect circle there. this atmospheric phenomenon is caused by tiny ice crystals contained inside the high clouds. when the sunlight hits these at a 22-degree angle, the light is refracted. that creates the colorful halo you see as a rainbow effect and interesting enough, we often get e-mails into our weather center asking what this is. people normally only expect to see a rainbow when it's been raining but those ice crystals in the clouds are enough to cause that and quite an interesting sight especially on a sunny day especially if you can't even tell there are clouds in the sky, sometimes the clouds are so thin, it looks like a rainbow appeared out of nowhere. now you know what causes it. next time you're seeing it, you'll know what's happening there. no u.f.o. sighting. that's what some people think it is. here's a live look outdoors right now. live look at pimlico, skies are mostly clear. the sun coming up. sun rose at 5:41 this morning. hardly a cloud in the sky right now.
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65 degrees is the current temperature at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. that's the low temperature for today. 75 at the inner harbor. humidity at 84%. right now, the dew point temperature is around 60 degrees in baltimore. we'll see this climb a couple of degrees towards the afternoon. high temperatures should be getting into the upper 80's to low 90's later today. that's a few degrees above normal but we'll cool you down as we head into this sunday. we're dry all across the mid atlantic right now. there are some rain showers up here and some showers moving across the great lakes region. this is the next storm we have to keep an eye on. it should start to migrate into our area late tonight into tomorrow. so we have a scattered chance for thunderstorms tonight. also tomorrow as well. and once the storm system comes in, we'll see the temperatures drop down into the low 80's by tuesday and even into wednesday. then they warm back up into the end of next week. also, looking at debbie, our latest tropical storm heading off towards the north right now but eventually, set to travel just west. could be passing just south of louisiana where heavy rain could be a big concern for new orleans
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and heavy wind as well and eventually the east coast of texas could have concerned with debbie. that's if she travels that way. debbie could turn to the east and that's also a possibility. we'll be keeping an eye on that. when we come back in our next weather forecast, we'll have another look at the seven day. stay tuned. >> can you imagine looking out your window and seeing a pair of black bears fighting in your backyard? well, or front yard, i should say. these bears are not out sparring in the wild. this wrestling match, smokey and fonzy, two famous -- fozzie, two famous bears. it happened in orlando. they were shocked. never seen anything like it. there was blood and black fur flying everywhere. wildlife officials say it's something they've rarely seen and think the bears may have been trying to establish some sort of territory there. i don't know, maybe there's food in the house. >> there's got to be. >> it's always at the root of
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that. >> i mean, geez. >> wow. >> we know dogs like to go on walks and apparently, so do ducks. a farmer in eastern china, he takes his flock for a walk a few times a year. 5,000 of them at a time. the ducks stop traffic or people drive around them as they waddle to a nearby feeding pond. duck meat tastes better if they're raised in a wild way. he's raised 10,000 ducks on his farm and have been in the business for more than a decade. they navigated around the orderly flock. that's a lot of ducks. >> but those ducks are doomed. >> yeah, they are. and i would freak out if i saw that many ducks on the road. where do you go? >> they can't save them. set them free! >> so cute. >> set them free. don't get lost on the road this summer. coming up, joining us with the latest from summer vacation gadgets for you and the kids. >> but first, here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> welcome back. many of you may probably be going on summer vacation very soon. of course, 4th of july coming up and charles from best buy is here to give us the best gadgets out there. i don't see any v.c.r.'s here, have we moved past that? >> we don't have any v.c.r.'s anymore. they're not very affordable. >> let's move on to cameras. a lot of folks are trying to
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capture their moments this summer. these are some good especially if you're near the beach. >> exactly. these are the waterproof cameras that will capture good moments, great for around the pool and beach. designed to be rugged and tough if you drop them or anything or going on a hike even, there's lots of different things that they are good for. >> all right. now, if you're going on a plane, and you're trying to tune out the boys fighting in the background about who touched who first, these are good, right? >> absolutely. these are noise canceling headphones and we have a couple of different brands of those. excellent sound quality. they go over your ear and blocks out all that other noise. all you're hearing is what you're trying to listen to, multimedia music, whatever it is. >> do they have some sort of adapter if the plug doesn't fit? >> they're all standard sized connections. work about on any device that you have. >> let's talk about these. great selection for your iphone. >> yes, the cases are really incredible because they are completely sealed. they're waterproof also. they're shock proof.
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great for lots of summer activities. you can listen to music if you're surfing or anything like that, they have a special headphone jack that allows you to plug your headphones in so no water gets in the case. >> i like the arm band idea, too, if you're running. >> yeah, running, sure. >> so that will work and then you have to get to your destination. so you have some good ideas for that as well. >> caouple of different g.p.s.' that we have, a couple of different brands. great if you're traveling. don't want to get lost. plan ahead. save a lot of time and gas. most of those will be well under $200. lots of neat features on there, master anywhere you want to go. >> what else is out there that's up and coming that we haven't seen yet? >> i mean, pretty much we had new products coming in all the time so lots of different choices and a lot of new smart phones coming out this season. that will help out a lot if you're looking for ways to entertain yourself or if you have down time. >> always good to have something like this when you're traveling. >> that's where it comes out,
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everybody can use it, kindle fire, good stuff to read. >> what price point? >> kindle fire is $199. >> not a bad deal at all. >> no, not at all. >> i appreciate your time. more news coming up on "11 news sunday morning." >> good morning, i'm greg toland. another close game between the orioles and nationals. and we'll hear from michael phelps at the olympic trials. those stories coming up in sports.
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>> good morning, i'm greg toland. the orioles pitcher chen is glad he doesn't have to face the nationals again. in two starts against the nats, chen's record is 0-2 with an e.r.a. over 7. in his other 12 starts, he's 7-1. chen wasn't bad last night but his defense let him down in the second. the throw off the mark. michael moore scores. adam laroche scores on the throwing error. it's 2-0 nationals. top of the fourth, chen grooves this pitch to laroche and he launches it. adam jones giving chase. climbs the wall but adam won't get it. that made it 3-0. chen went just three innings allowing three runs. edwin jackson working on a one hitter. make that two hits. adam jones' 19th homer of the season cuts it on a 3-1 game.
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still in the seventh, two on. one out. j.j. hardy lines up to short. desmond steps on second for the double play ending threat. that was the orioles' best chance to tie it. tyler clipper came on and got matt weiders to ground out to end the game. the nats beat the orioles 3-1 in front of the fifth sellout at camden yards this season. you would think after winning 14 gold medals in the last two olympics, michael phelps could get a free pass to london but that's not the way the olympics work. the baltimore native has to qualify like any other athlete. yet, today, phelps arrived in omaha for the olympic trials that get under way on monday. this was the scene in omaha as all the competitors will be looking to top themselves. michael knows his biggest threat is ryan lochie that beat michael twice in last year's world championships. their rivalry is one to watch but only in the pool. >> we all want to be the best that we can be and we want to win. that's just how we are.
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and, you know, when ryan and i get in the pool, sure, i don't want him to win. doesn't want me to win. it's the same thing. but out of the pool, you know, we can sit there and, you know, we can all play our spades and, you know, we can joke around and we can have fun and we can relax. >> michael sporting the mustache. hopefully it will bring him good luck. i'm greg toland. hope you have a great sunday. >> speaking of the olympics, records are made to be broken. some take longer than others. after being unchallenged for 11 years, one record met its match on saturday in a wet track in oregon. ashton eton dominated the field at the olympic trials posting some of the best marks of the year in the 100 meter dash and long jump. the 24-year-old entered the final event of the decathlon with a world record within his grasp. he needed a time of 4:16 in the 1500 meter run to break the record in the decathlon.
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with less than 50 meters to go, he pushed to the finish line with little time to spare. he ran the event in 4:14 and beat the world record by 13 points. >> maybe it's not even about that much, the rest of the world. but to me, it's my whole world. so to do the best that i possibly could in my world makes me pretty happy. >> eaton joins the elite company of bruce jenner, dan o'brien and raffer johnson as the only americans to have held the world record. hopefully he won't go the route of bruce jenner and the kardashians. >> we hope not. the time is 6:54. and here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> don't let avoidable issues take away from your fun in the sun. health tips to weather the weather, easy for me to see and beat the summer swelter. >> it's summer which means road
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trip season for many. a look at more summer gadgets to keep the entire family occupied at 7:24. >> and if the kids are looking for something to do, why not give them books to read? got a few recommendations. >> books! more news, weather and sports when "11 news sunday morning" continues. stay with us. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial.
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>> it was a celebration that truly turned into a celebration of our heritage and history. over a week ago, a spectacular fleet of tall ships and navy gray hulls sailed up the bay to begin our state's two-year long celebration of the 200th birth of our star spangled banner in recognition of baltimore's role in the war of 1812. it was an ambitious undertaking for sure. but the result was nothing short of magnificent. from the hundreds of thousands who safely enjoyed our inner harbor to the crowds at fort mchenry taking in events such as the blue angels, the week offered something for everyone. all too often, summer weekends are marred with reports of crime and violence in downtown baltimore. but this event offered a different portrait of our community. a community united in appreciation for our rich history and ready to celebrate our contributions to this country. we invite you to log on to wbaltv.com and continue the celebration by uploading the videos and photos from this past week. or take a look at what others have shared. it's a trip worth taking one
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>> hello and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lowell melser. lisa and jennifer have the day off. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. our top stories in a moment. we want to take a look outside with meteorologist ava marie who joins us with more hot weather but not quite as hot. >> but i think they picked good days to take off because it's going to be mostly dry today. may be a great day to head out to the pool but lisa and jen, that's probably where you'll find them today. almanac for today, we started off near normal. 65 was the low at b.w.i.
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thurgood marshall. compare that to the normal. for the low. normal high is 86. record set in 2010. well below that today but still above normal. 68 is the current temperature at the airport. the humidity is 78%. most sunny skies. a few clouds starting to build in. increasing clouds towards the afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms after dark tonight. it is going to feel a little bit on the hot seat as sarah mentioned, upper 80's to low 90's for the afternoon high temperature. but we cool down in the seven day and we'll have details when we come back in a few minutes. >> our big story this morning, the community surrounding penn state is reacting to the conviction of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >> sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 criminal counts for abusing young boys over a decade and a half and even though his sentencing won't happen for another three months, the defense is still very hard at work. 11 news reporter brian mooar has the latest from pennsylvania.
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>> jerry sandusky hadn't even spent his first full day behind bars and his defense attorneys were already maneuvering toward a possible appeal on his 45 criminal convictions. his lawyers reportedly tried to quit on the eve of the trial saying they hadn't had enough time to prepare. the judge said no. >> the likelihood of a successful appeal based on the judge denying the defense more time is very unlikely. >> when the verdict was announced, a community that has once applauded sandusky's victory cheered his downfall. for some who live here, it feels like this community has been on trial. as much to what jerry sandusky did as to what others around them doesn't do. >> sense of relieval. bad. having said that, i don't think this is far from over and this isn't far from over. >> penn state's athletic director and another top administrator face criminal charges for not ordering authorities and for later lying
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to a grand jury and sandusky faces new accusations from his adopted son matt and from travis weaver who told his story to nbc's "rock center." the jurors in this case learned of the new allegations after the trial ended. >> it just solidified, you know, our decision. >> a decision that could put jerry sandusky behind bars for the rest of his life. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> to annapolis now where police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead. it happened saturday morning in the 1100 block of madison street. that's where officers found the 29-year-old orlando mcdaniel of annapolis suffering from gunshot wounds. mcdaniel was taken to the hospital where he later died. at this time, police say they have no suspects in that shooting. in carroll county, one person is dead after a two-car accident in westminster. maryland state police say a car traveling northbound on route 97 near hook road crossed the double line and struck a car
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traveling southbound. the drivers of both cars were taken to shock trauma. the passenger of the second car was taken to carroll hospital where he later died. >> the baltimore county teen who died after an alleged altercation with an off-duty police officer has been laid to rest. meantime, the investigation continues to figure out exactly what happened the night 17-year-old christopher brown died. and that continues. here's 11 news reporter sheldon dutes with more. >> from the singing. to the sight of his chuck taylor sneakers and randallstown football jersey, his loved ones were determined to focus on happier memories during his funeral service. >> i'm going to remember his handsome, loving smile. i'm going to remember his endearing personality and i'm going to remember that he loved jesus with all of his heart. >> brown, who was 17, died after an apparent falcon fron takings with an off-duty baltimore
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county police officer on starbrook road. electronic court records have identified the nine year veteran officer as james laboard. medical examiner says brian died from asphyxiation. so far, no charges have been filed against laboard. >> we're not in a position to press charges. that is up to the state's attorney's office from baltimore county and the baltimore county police department if they find merit. >> those agencies have assured the family's attorney that a swift, thorough investigation is under way. but neverdon says that's an oxymoron. >> in actuality, it's not equal footing because if this were any other citizen, and the same set of facts were brought out, this person would have been booked, processed, charged accordingly and gone before a commission for a bail determination. that's not the case here. >> in addition to department's investigation, neverdon says the family is conducting their own independent investigation. in the meantime, brown's family says they're at peace. >> one of the many people now to know where he is right now. he's in jesus' arms.
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that's what we have peace about. that we know where he is and now they're trusting that the justice system got there. >> sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and anne arundel officials are searching for the cause of a fire at a home in arnold. fire crews responded to the 300 block of charred oak court a little after 7:00 saturday evening. the call came from a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the home. officials say the fire started in the bedroom and spread to the hallway. one person on the scene was treated for minor injuries. to baltimore city, firefighters spent the day going door to door to make sure residents had working smoke alarms. part of a continuing effort to reach zero fire deaths in baltimore and this comes after last week's death of a man during a fire in his home on the eastbourne avenue. firefighters installed smoke detectors for anyone who did not have them. >> important reminders. >> certainly are. time is 7:04. 64 degrees on tv hill. serious health concerns can take
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the fun out of summer. a checklist to keep your family on the right health track. >> speaking of summer, the must have travel gadgets to make your vacation a smooth one. >> first, looking at a live picture from sky cam. ava is up next with your insta-weather plus forecast. stay with us. ♪ i, i'll bring the fire make you come alive ♪
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>> whoo! >> and with that whistle and the first big splash of the season, baltimore city pools opened for the summer of this year, all park pools will be open seven days a week from now through labor day. we caught up with one fan at druid hill park pool who couldn't wait to beat the heat. >> it's real fun. the land, not hurting. it's fun. >> nice dive there. huh? a little flip. >> very nice. >> just a reminder, admission fees will remain the same $1.50 for park pools.
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>> and i'd say today looks like another great day to head out towards the pool. you can see mostly sunny right now. that's a live shot at pimlico, hardly a cloud in the sky. you can see the towers in the background. 78 at the inner harbor and the humidity at 78%. that's been dropping down throughout the morning. that's what happens, it's most humid of the morning but the dew points are rising so it may feel a little bit more humid towards the afternoon. looking at the current temperatures right now, we can see it's in the 60's as we head west of the city. 63 gaithersburg. same case in frederick and even into westminster. 62 in hancock. 68 current temperature in frostburg. dew point temperatures, that really makes all the difference with how it feels once you get outside. dew points help measure the moisture in the air. right now, it's climbing up to 61 at the airport. 58 downtown. that's not too humid. as we start to climb into the mid 60's, it does start to feel a lot more humid. same case as we head towards
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easton. 68 right now in crisfield. do expect the humidity to climb a bit as we head into the afternoon. we'll start off with sunshine and increasing clouds especially south and west of us. as a storm system is moving in, this could spark some systems after dark. i expect it to stay mostly dry in maryland today. but northern parts of virginia may see some thunderstorms as he remember as the evening hours. temperatures around baltimore, 89. ocean city should be in the mid 80's. tonight, we mention those thunderstorms. mostly after dark for baltimore. could be scattered in nature overnight into tomorrow morning. we'll have mostly cloudy skies as we drop down to a low of 72 in town. dew points should be in the mid 60's overnight. not the best night to open up the windows as it will feel good outside. we're seeing the weather pattern outside associated with the stationary front out east. high pressure is the main dominant pattern. we'll have a cold front coming in from the great lakes regions and thunderstorms across lower parts of michigan.
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so eventually this could move our way that brings our chances for some rain. we're keeping an eye, though, of what's happening in the tropics. here we have our latest tropical system, tropical storm debbie and she formed at least in the last couple of days. now traveling to the north around 3 miles per hour. winds sustained at 50 miles per hour. check this out, this is what we call the spaghetti plots and all the different models trying to figure out where debbie is going to go. it looks like someone threw that spaghetti on the ground. they're all over the place. computer models are having a hard time determining where debbie is going to go. that makes it hard for forecasters to know. the national hurricane center has put out their official track. they say the best chance for debbie is to travel west, become a category 1 hurricane as it passes south of louisiana. still could affect the coast with heavy rain, strong winds and also some strong waves. that will be a big concern. new orleans will face stronger storms the next couple of days. with the model so undecided, a lot of that could change. we'll keep you up to date here at wbal.
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seven day forecast, up to 89 this afternoon. that chance for storms late tomorrow, 84 tomorrow. start to cool down later in the week. 81 by tuesday. we heat back up by the end of the week. >> thank you, ava. that nice weather is bringing dozens of people to the 32nd annual latino festival going on this weekend at paterson park. yesterday, people flocked to the stage for live music and, of course, food! oh, love that food. vendors came with their traditional latin cuisine. you can still catch the festival today from 12:00 until 9:00 p.m. also in baltimore, it was the battle of the food trucks. they squared off yesterday for a friendly competition with the foodies from d.c. 11 news deborah weiner has that story. >> if you haven't bought into this whole food truck thing, you're missing something. this bleeout food truck gathering at the westport waterfront pitted baltimore trucks against d.c. trucks. a timely competition. >> it's great. i think they should do it every single year if possible. i think it's a great idea. the orioles playing the
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nationals as well. so it's a great time. great food. >> 20 trucks represented each city and apparently, in the world of food trucks, size matters. >> baltimore has definitely got a size advantage on us. their trucks are about five, six foot better but, you know, we just come together. >> you guys are together. >> inside the truck, it's like a mini restaurant serving up large appetites and really large lienlz. -- lines. it seems like everyone wanted food from the gypsy queen truck, a favorite. >> everybody works really hard but the product is really good. >> i think it's exciting especially even when you're at work and out for lunch, you can get something different every day. they're always moving around. unique experience. go out in the street. >> if you missed this food truck square off, seems like you just might a food truck near you. >> get to taste a bit of everything from around the united states, not just d.c. cuisine but i know there's a
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puerto rican truck out here. you kind of get the taste different. different from different areas in the country. >> deborah weiner, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and we'll take whatever leftovers are available. the gypsy queen food truck took home the coveted mayor's cup that explain the long lines to sample those goodies. >> good stuff there. all right, from good stuff to bad stuff, dehydration, exhaustion and bug bites are all issues that are avoidable but tend to plague many during the summer. straight ahead, the summer ch k checklist to keep you and your family healthy. >> whether you're going abroad or wandering the u.s., a look at the latest summer gadgets to make your trip a lot better. >> plus keep the kids occupied with the latest summer children's books. find out which books top the list when we come back. stay with us.
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>> the time now is 7:16. 67 degrees on tv hill.
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and in this morning's medical alert, dehydration, exhaustion, bug bites, heat rash, you name it, sunburn, all serious concerns that take away from our fun in the sun. health reporter and author jim moreli is here to help us track down that summer checklist. we have specifics on what you need to do to get your kids and yourself ready for this summer. good morning, thanks for being here. dehydration is always a big one with the heat that we're experiencing right now and all the summer activities. what are your suggestions? >> well, i mean, obviously, the most obvious suggestion is to drink more water but also increase your intake of produce because most produce is almost entirely water. even something like a carrot has an awful lot of water in it. so if you can increase that and, of course, that also is a healthier thing to do. it's a lighter eating in the summertime and might establish a good habit that will carry over into the fall. >> stay away from salty foods as well. >> absolutely, stay away from the salt. if you're going to have salt, make sure you drink more fluids. >> good idea. you have some ace bandages here.
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why is it necessary to have these things around? >> minor injuries are very common in the summertime because we want to increase our activity and win of the first things you want to do is chill down inflammation and you want to have on hand a reusable cold compress. this is the ace brand reusable cold compress. it's much better than an ice bag. why? you can contour it to any body part. you can put it directly on your skin which you cannot do with an ice bag. you might damage the skin and it won't drip. keep two on hand. one always in the freezer. you freeze them for two hours and pull them out and use them. >> fleas and ticks are a big problem in the summer. >> if you're outside, a lot of people use the citronella candles. they're not very effective, unfortunately. repel abilities are a good idea. try spraying them on your clothing and not your skin. get some box fans if you're going to be outside. that disturbance of air prevents mosquitos from entering the area. >> is there anything that are better in terms of products for
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baby skin? do you know? >> there are low concentration deet but i would talk with a pediatrician before you use anything. >> good suggestion. >> and our pets, of course, are vectors for ticks. that's a big thing. i have a golden retriever. i took him to the vet and he had 26 ticks on him. we never saw them. >> it's hard when they have long hair like that. >> absolutely. you want to have something that will kill the ticks. i have this here, this is a flea and tick spot on. we have one for dogs and one for cats. this will kill in 15 minutes and it has a regulator that targets larvae and flea eggs. you can get two months protection out of this. the best thing is the smart shield applicator and makes the job of putting it on the animal much easier. you have to get into that hair and down to the skin and this way you won't get it on your hands, too. >> never seen that. we want to stress sun block. >> oh, yeah. so many people are not using it. i don't understand it. but there are a lot of brands out there. a lot of different types. make sure you get a broad spectrum which is u.v.a. and u.v.b. protection. at least s.p.f. 15. below that, there's no guarantee
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it will protect you against skin cancer which is the primary concern. >> not all sunglasses are going to work. >> that's correct. you want to get one that also protects against u.v.a. and u.v.b. and why do you want to wear sunglasses? cataracts are really the big issue from the sun. >> all right. good stuff. thank you so much, jim. appreciate the information. and don't go away. when we get back, how to make your summer travel easier with the latest gadgets. but first, here's a look at some events going on around town.
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>> welcome back. charles ostrander from best buy joins us once again with more gadgets that do everything from giving directions to keeping kids entertained this summer. good morning to you once again. >> good morning. >> you wanted to talk about specifically some of these protective cases here for folks' iphones and these basically will protect your phone from anything. >> yeah, pretty much. the case is just that. it guards against lots of different situations that you could be in with your phone because it's always with you. it's great for traveling. it's waterproof up to 6 feet. it will keep sand and stuff out of it if you're at the beach. great also used with the waterproof headphones because you can actually listen to your music underwater if you're swimming, surfing, whatever. pretty awesome. >> do they make -- and i noticed you probably didn't bring it. did they make something that you can hook that on to your arm,
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say, if you're going to swim and stuff like that? >> complicated process? >> not at all. it's a total modular system. they have an arm band and belt clip. they even have a flotation device if you're boating and it falls overboard, it will float. really awesome system. way ahead of most other cases in the market. >> that's not that bulky. >> no, ant at all. it's half the size and weight of other brands. >> what else do we have? >> the phillips double screen d.v.d. player great for travel in the car if you want to keep the kids occupied. put a movie on and something and keep them engaged and quiet so you can concentrate while you're driving. really good graphics and lots of nice sound on it. great for the head rest in the car. >> this runs, i imagine, off the cigarette lighter power and last the whole trip. >> sure. >> what else? >> over here, we have g.p.s. units, really important if you're traveling so you can stay on course. save gas, don't get lost and things like that and a great holder for the car. even if you're not using, you know, stand alone g.p. s., even if you're just using the maps on the phone, great idea to secure
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it in the vehicle so you can pay attention without having to hold it. >> i notice a lot more of the garmins especially best buy runs deals where they give you the ones that have the traffic and updated maps included. >> we have so many different units with so many features on it now, it's kind of becoming an all in one device in the vehicle. >> uh-huh. are you finding that more, just talking about g.p.s. technology, there's a lot more apps coming out for both iphone, droid, that are for navigation. are you finding that more people are turning to that or still going with a lot of these devices? >> i think it's still 50/50 and depends on what you're comfortable with. >> ok. >> either way, great option to be able to secure it in the vehicle and stay hands free. >> ok. wrapping up here, you touch a little bit on this earlier. >> these are your tough design cameras, really great for capturing video or still pictures of your family's vacation but doing it without taking a chance of damaging the unit. >> speaking of that, the protective cases, putting you on the spot a little bit here, but i'm curious from what you're
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seeing in the industry. the phones on the iphone are terrific. are you finding that more people are just sticking with the camera on their iphones these days, is that a 50/50 split? >> i would agree. it depends on what you want to get out of it. for those people who don't know about cases or things like that, having a totally safe waterproof camera works the same. >> sounds good. head to best buy and get these good gadgets. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> time now is 7:26. 67 degrees here on tv hill. much more news coming up. stay with us.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> let's take another look outside with ava and a pool approved day. >> definitely, i'm going to give the ok for kids to go out and enjoy it. it will be warm, couple of degrees above normal. we always like to compare what's happening to what's normal. 64 is our normal low. 86 is the normal high. we hit 65 at the airport this morning. so we are right on target. it's the often hours -- afternoon hours that are likely to be a couple degrees warm. 68 is the current temperature at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. we have a few thin clouds in the sky but clouds should be increasing as we head to the afternoon. that's ahead of a chance for thunderstorms after dark into the nighttime hours. the winds northeast five to 10 miles an hour today and those
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high temperatures in the upper 80's to low 90's. so above normal today. we could be talking below normal as we head into the seven day. stay tuned for details. >> thanks, ava. time for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." david gregory joins us live from washington, d.c. with a preview. good morning to you, david. >> good morning, sarah. >> david, the immigration issue is front and center right now. how much of a determining factor could this play in the election and whose message is more difficult to craft at this point? >> well, you'd have to say romney's is because he is really at a disadvantage among latino voters. i don't think that immigration is the only issue and it's an issue that's certainly front and center right now and it's very important to a lot of latino voters. but so is the economy and romney is counting on the ability to say to the voters across the spectrum that the economy is not stronger and therefore, he should get a real look. from a political point of view, romney is not looking at winning
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latino voters. i think he realizing that's too difficult. what he's trying to do is catch up some because that's going to be critical in some of the states that he wants to win, whether it's in florida or colorado or nevada. some of those states that then senator obama won in 2008 that romney has got to flip if he has a chance at the white house. >> speaking of florida, your guest this morning, florida senator marco rubio said to be on the short list for a possible v.p. candidate for romney. what could rubio bring to romney that he's lacking right now? >> look, it's going to be an exciting interview for me. i think this is somebody who is very quickly becoming the leading voice in the republican party as a rising star. he's somebody who can really chart some new ground. he is hispanic. he can deal with some of the issues the party faces among minority voters and he's a leading voice on immigration. romney is relying on him and sure, he could be on the ticket. mitt romney said that as much this week saying that he's indeed being vetted so, of course, he's getting a very close look and what he says carries a lot of weight right now, i think, within the party.
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>> also, big news this week, attorney general eric holder held in contempt of congress by a party line vote. how is this expected to play out and who benefits? >> well, i mean, the benefit is unclear. you had a bad policy. this gun walking operation that resulted in the death of two federal agents. it was a policy that we want back to a previous administration under president bush as well and now you have this fight over executive privilege, over access to documents. you know, the question is how much political theater is this vs. actual fact finding? the reality is as a legal matter with executive privilege, the committee cannot go very far but it looks like they're going to proceed to a full contempt vote of the attorney general so nobody thinks this is a great thing. certainly in the white house, they don't think it's a great thing but they also recognize if their point of view, there's not room for compromise and derrell
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issa will be here. >> thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> you can catch "meet the press" right here following 11 news at 9:00 a.m. and a programming note, ocean city rick meehan will be our q&a guest later this morning. e-mail your questions to sunday questions at wbaltv.com. again, that's sunday questions at wbaltv.com. >> records are meant to be broken. but some take longer than others. after being unchallenged for 11 years, one record met its match on saturday on a wet track in oregon. ashton eaton dominated the field at the olympic trials posting some of the best marks of the year in the 100 meter dash and long jump. the 24-year-old entered the final event of the decathlon with a world record within his grasp. he needed a time of 4:16 in the 1500 meter run to break the 11-year record in the decathlon. with less than 50 meters to go, eaton pushed to the finish line
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with little time to spare. he ran the event in 4:14 and beat the world record by 13 points. >> maybe it's not even about that much to the rest of the world. but to me, it's my whole world. so to do the best that i possibly could in my world makes me pretty happy. >> eaton joins the elite company of bruce jenner, dan o'brien and rayford johnson as the only americans to have held world records. the world records for this event. >> yeah. all right. still ahead on 11 news, the spca joins us with a pet looking for a home. >> and keep your child excited about reading while school is out. up next, we have a few book recommendations for your son or daughter. >> as far as the weather goes, all eyes are on the gulf coast where we have our latest tropical system debbie. where is she going to go? we'll see when we come back in the full forecast.
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>> i'll get to your forecast in just a little bit. first, i want to focus on what's going on down in the tropics. here we go to the gulf of mexico. our latest tropical system debbie. some heavy showers and thunderstorms moving all across the west coast of florida. starting to move towards the panhandle as well. the heaviest of debbie right now just pushing towards pensacola. a very lopsided storm where basically the east side is the strongest side and the west side is hardly any circulation on it so just keeping an eye on this. starting to fill in a little bit here on the radar so debbie may be organizing even more. nonetheless, debbie is threatening parts of the gulf coast as she continues to make her way through the waters as we take a look at our other computer right now, you can see all the clouds associated with debbie pushing all across florida, southern georgia, southern parts of alabama as well and debbie currently with
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winds at around 50 miles per hour, maximum sustained winds at 50 miles per hour traveling north, 3 miles per hour. not very fast. slow moving storm right now and the big question is where is debbie going to go? and we actually are having a hard time figuring this out. we'll put this in motion. these are all the different models trying to pinpoint debbie's track. we call this a spaghetti plot because, as you notice, as all the models lay out on the map, it looks like a bowl of spaghetti right now. well, this is very chaotic. all the models taking it in all different directions. what that means is this forecast is a very difficult one. having a hard time coming to a consensus here. the national hurricane center did put out their official forecast. what they're saying, they're going for the westerly track. putting debbie just south of louisiana into the next couple of days. forming into a category 1 hurricane as it strengthens over the warm waters eventually heading to east texas where that could be a big concern for places like houston and even further down the coast towards corpus christi. have to keep an eye on this especially because the models
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are having a hard time with it, a lot could change with debbie and debbie could switch directions. keep you up to date on that here at wbal. let's head back to our area. not so tropical here. the dew point is climbing just a little bit. currently the temperature is 68 at the airport. 78 downtown so it's much warmer as he head towards urban areas. 71 in ocean city. put the dew points in place. it's around 58 downtown and 68 at the airport. 68 in annapolis. that's much more humid. as you head towards the water, you'll start to feel the humidity especially towards the afternoon. here's a look at the forecast for today. starting off with sunshine. few clouds building in towards the midday and towards the afternoon. high temperature around 89 for baltimore. 86 for ocean city. and it's not going to feel especially humid especially with those dew points staying in the 60's today. but it may feel more humid towards the afternoon. partly cloudy skies in the afternoon but mostly cloudy as we head late into the night. scattered thunderstorms possible
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especially after dark. sun setting at 8:37 this evening. 70's downtown. and 60's as we head to the western suburbs. on the satellite picture, you can see the clouds to the south right now. mostly clear over baltimore. that will change as this activity is moving our way later into the day. high pressure in control for now but later this evening as a storm comes in for the west and also unsettled weather for the south will see more clouds and a chance for that rain. here is the seven day forecast. thunderstorms possible late tonight into tomorrow. we'll drop down to the mid 80's for the high temperatures tomorrow. even cooler on tuesday. that's the day to look forward to. 81 degrees. a little bit breezy, though, starting to move back up on wednesday. 86. we warm back to the 90's feeling much more humid by the end of next week. >> all right, thanks, david. joining us now is barb from a book and a hug.com with some of her favorite book selections. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> these are for children, by the way. >> well, we say that. >> yeah, adults like to read them, too. >> the first one i've got here is what animals really like.
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now, this is sir herbert is debuting it for the first time ever and you and i are going to present it to the audience. are you ready? >> we are. >> and a one and a two and a three. >> melody. >> ♪ we are lions and we like to prowl ♪ ♪ we are wolves and we like to howl ♪ ♪ we are pigeons and we like to coo ♪ ♪ we are cows and we like to >> moo, i think. >> mr. timber teeth is losing control of his animals. they are really going to tell them what they like the most. >> right. >> those kangaroos are not about hopping. they have two words for him, ping-pong. >> this is a learning experience so you learn what animals really like to do, right? >> exactly, that's right. you and your child. >> yeah. >> and your inner child. >> and you can sing along. >> great for 4 to 7. >> ok. getting a little older here.
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>> indeed. and a little bit more serious. >> ok. >> have you ever thought about what wonder is? this book is called "wonder". now, this is about a kid who is 10 years old. sixth grader. he's going to be brand new kid in school. you know the feeling. he's got to walk down the hall, that's hard. it's harder for him. he knows he's different. he knows people are going to stare at him. he knows there's nothing he can do about it. he has those facial deformities where your eyes slide down way into your cheek sockets and everybody is like that when they look at him. how do you think the kids are going to handle him? they treat him like he has the plague. if he touches them or they touch him. that's not good. there's a standing ovation waiting in this book. who's going to get it? is it going to be his sister who figured out that her parents only have enough love and attention to go around for one child? will it be his best friend? you know, who is -- who is it going to be? >> is this kind of like
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anti-bullying type book? >> i love you! >> yeah. >> i love you. >> is that where we're going? >> absolutely. you know what it's about? it's about we have an inside and an outside. don't judge me for my outside. figure out who i really am. figure out who you really are, too. awesome. >> right. >> 9 and up. >> all right. i go out and talk to kids in schools and i say, who likes historical fiction? anything but historical fiction! please! all right. this is a diamond in the desert. and this is about a kid who is 13, his name is tetsu, it is 1942. he is japanese-american. the only thing that matters to this kid when his parents get relocated to a japanese american internment camp is his mel hutt baseball glove. to get to the camp, is this a fun place? no, it's not. his sister will only go to the latrine with a pillowcase over her head. it's that kind of a place. this is a story about hope. it's a story about dreams. it's a story about losing yourself and finding yourself
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again. and they wrote it like a journal. so people -- there are like two page chapters in this book. this thing flies. it's awesome. >> quick read. they're telling me we have about 45 seconds here. >> my favorite book i've read in about a year. this is a kid who has a secret james bond, nobody knows it. he's in medieval times and he's an orphan and he'll have two weeks to learn how to be a prince. if he doesn't, he's gone! >> game of thrones for kids. >> there you go. >> randy riley's really big hit, this kid loves two things. baseball and space. he can't hit a fastball. but when he looks through his telescope and sees a fireball coming directed to his town, what is he going to do? >> save the day. >> two little monkeys, two little monkeys playing by a tree. one named cheeky and one named chee! what's that in the grass? run for it! >> you're good to read the books for the kids. do you -- you do that, right? >> that's my secret.
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don't tell! >> don't give it away. for more information, check out barb's web site a book and a hug.com and hopefully get a link to that on our web site as well at wbaltv.com. stay with us. the aspca joins us for a look at a pet looking for a good home. here's last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> welcome back. doesn't that image just melt your heart. we're here with the maryland aspca with katie florie and you
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have a pet looking for a good home. this is orange nicole. >> she's very sweet and 8 years old. she came to us because her previous family had too many pets in her home. she came to us very young, she had to go to a foster home for a few weeks before she was ready to come back and get her forever home. >> what kind of home would be good for the 8-week-old cat? >> she's an active kitten. she'll do well with a home that likes to play with her. she's very inquisitive and wants to check out the home and see what's going on an active home she would do best in. >> this ties in really well. all of the shelters in baltimore are pairing up in maryland as well for the baltimore 500. you've reached that goal of adopting 500 cats and kittens. >> we want to find as many cats and kittens homes in the month of june as we can. the maryland aspca and the maryland humane society are going for the 600 goal. we're hoping we can help over 600 cats and kittens find homes in baltimore. >> essentially, you guys are
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brimful of animals right now. this ties in well to this. you're telling people some tips of what they can do if they find an animal, specifically a cat instead of just bringing it to the shelter, maybe she'll be able to take care of it themselves. >> absolutely. if you find a kitten, leave them alone for a little bit. let's see if mom is going to come back. mom can do a better job than we can ever do. if you feel like kitten is in a difficult position, bring it in. first mistake we tend to make is giving them cow's milk. that's really not good for them. you want to get something called k.m.r. or kitten milk replacement, a bottle can be really important as well. a lot of times they're not able to eat on their own. baby food, second stage gerber a great thing to do. >> wow, i would never have thought that. other items that you have here. >> absolutely. heat, kittens can't control their body temperature. we go to a heating pad. which could be hard. a tube sock, about a cup or two of rice and put it in microwave for a couple of minutes and you have a wonderful heat source that will take care of the
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kitten and keep them warm. >> and then the litter box for the little kitten. >> they can't get into the litter boxes, they're not big enough. using some type of cardboard and old plate with litter on it will help them start to use it. lastly dawn, do not use flea and tick shampoo. dawn dish soap is the best way to go. more all natural and more wholesome. >> very great. those are great tips. if you come across a little kitten, you may want to take care of them. these are great tips on how you can always contact the maryland spca to get these tips and contact them if you want to adopt little orangecicle here. also, the web site on the screen, www.mdspca.org. i like this, too. figure how to make my own contraption here. great tips from the maryland spca. >> and the time is 7:49. 67 degrees on tv hill. we're in the 11 news kitchen coming up.
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>> good morning, i'm greg toland. another great game between the orioles and nationals and we'll hear from michael phelps at the olympic trials. those stories coming up in sports.
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>> we are just minutes away from nbc's "sunday today show". jenna wolf joins us live with a preview of what's coming up. >> hey, lowell, good morning. coming up this sunday morning on "today" tropical storm debbie is inching closer in the gulf of mexico. some areas have been damaged by strong winds and we will have a live report. plus you'll hear the dramatic 911 call from an 11-year-old boy who hid under his bed with his dog when intruders broke into his house. today, he's being hailed as a hero. and diving into a comeback. we'll talk to olympic hopeful janet evans about her dreams to make the olympic team in london. then keeping with our water theme, up a creek with a paddle. hit the rapids for some white-water rafting and kayaking and lowell, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, this is it!
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trust me, you go to do that. all that and more coming up on "today." back to you. >> good morning, i'm greg toland. orioles pitcher chen is glad he doesn't have to face the nationals again. in two starts against the nats, chen's record is 0-2 with an e.r.a. over 7 in his other 12 starts, he's 7-1. chen wasn't bad last night but his defense let him down in the second, wilson's throw is off the mark. adam laroche scores on the throwing error and it's 2-0 nationals. top of the fourth, chen grooves this pitch to laroche and he launches it. adam jones giving chase. climbs the wall. adam won't get it. that made it 3-0. chen went just five innings allowing three runs. in the seventh, ed win jackson working on a one hitter. make that two hits. adam jones' 19th hit of the season cuts it to a 3-1 game. still in the seventh, two on,
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one out. steps on second for the double play. ending the threat. that was the orioles' best chance to tie it. tyler clipper came on and got matt weiters to ground out to end the game. nats beat the orioles 3-1 in front of the fifth sellout at camden yards this season. you would think after winning 14 gold medals in the last two olympics, michael phelps could get a free pass to london. that's not the way the olympics work. the baltimore native has to qualify like any other athlete. yesterday, phelps arrived in omaha for the olympic trials which get under way on monday. this can be seen in omaha as all the competitors will be looking to topple phelps. michael knows his biggest threat is ryan lochie who beat michael twice in last year's world championships. their rivalry is one to watch. but only in the pool. >> we all want to be the best that we can be and we want to win. that's just how we are. and, you know, when ryan and i get in the pool, sure, i don't want him to win. he doesn't want me to win.
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it's the same thing. but, you know, out of the pool, you know, we can sit there and all play our spades and we can joke around and we can have fun and we can relax. >> michael is sporting the mustache. hopefully it will bring them good luck. i'm greg toland. hope you have a great sunday. >> by the way "the today show" is next. >> see you in 25 minutes. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial from president and general manager dan jaris.
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>> it was a celebration that truly turned into a celebration of our heritage and history. over a week ago, a spectacular fleet of tall ships and navy gray hulls sailed up the bay to begin our state's two-year long celebration of the 200th birth of our star spangled banner and recognition of baltimore's role in the war of 1812. it was an ambitious undertaking for sure. but the result was nothing short of magnificent. from the hundreds of thousands who safely enjoyed our inner harbor to the crowds at fort mchenry taking in an event such as the blue angels, the week offered something for everyone. all too often, summer weekends are marred with reports of crime and violence in downtown baltimore. this offered a different portrait of our community. a community united in appreciation for our rich history and ready to celebrate our contributions to this country. we invite you to log on to wbaltv.com and continue the celebration by uploading the videos and photos from this past week. or take a look at what others have shared. it's a trip worth taking one
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