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but i believe that all of us will live on, in the future we make. >> so many great images of him sailing. they say in hyannisport yesterday, the weather was beauful. it would have been a perfect day to go sailing. stay with us for "good morning america." we'll have more reaction to the death of senator ted kennedy b the torch will be passed again to win new generation of americans. the hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> moment away, remembering the life of senator edward kennedy e huge hall he leaves behind. "good morning washington" begins right now.
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. we will have complete coverage of the death of senator kennedy. >> we begin with your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's check in with brian van de graaff and check out what is happening. >> we will be seeing a transition period will be on the warm side. we will look for a cooling trend with grayer skies. 64 in stafford. let's take a look at the forecast. we will call for temperatures in the upper mid 80's. lisa baden, good morning. >> welcome back. we do not need any problems on the highway.
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that is exactly what we have, no problems on the highway. overnight construction will be moved out of the way by the time you get there. this is traffic on 270. this is an example of the white volume. >> thank you. we begin with more on the death of senator ted kennedy. he lost his battle with brain cancer late tuesday night. he was the las in the generation of kennedy brothers. >> his body will be on display in boston. he will be buried on saturday. we will of more in just a few moments. senator kennedy is being remembered as a tireless advocate for health care and civil rights. >> there are no shortage of people with stories to share.
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pamela brown has some of those attributes. >> ted kennedy had a lasting impact on people. we spoke to a close friend who returned from hyannis port. keyes said ted kennedy was one of the kindest friends -- he said ted kennedy was one of the kindest france anyone could have. >> i could not believe it. i'm not ready. >> a father gerry creedon spend time with ted kennedy during his last years. >> i was so happy i got just to see him and to spend some time with them. >> his persona spread far beyond those who knew him well. people took in these images on the walls of his senate office.
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>> you can see the legacy. >> others came to honor his work as a tireless advocate for the underdog. a tribute and remembrance of ted kennedy went up here yesterday so those who wouldike to pay their respects are encouraged to come here today. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. senator kennedy will lie in repose in boston today. a memorial service will be ld friday evening. president obama will deliver a eulogy at a mass in boston. he will be buried in arlington national cemetery near his brothers. the president called him a colleague and a friend and one of the most accomplished
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americans ever to serve our democracy. the loss of senator kennedy is having a big impact on d.c. residents. a cdlelig vigil was held. dozens of people gathered to honor his decades of public service. some held signs that said "the work goes on." tributes are pouring in from world leaders. >> i have deep respect and admiration for what he has been doing in close coordination with the united nations. >> he has had a strong and original voice that was heard and respected all over the world. >> he worked hard to effect change in global policy. some say he was a key player in the peace process in northern ireland.
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he was a champion of democracy and civil rights. stay with "good morning washington." will look at his legacy. four students are suspected of having a swine flu. they are being kept isolated in their dorm rooms. they're being treated by the university health center. the government is downplaying estimates that the virus could kill 90,000 people this fall. a white house panel released the numbers earlier this week. this could happen, but it is not likely. it is only a worst-case scenario. there is no need to panic. most students now have temporary schedules.
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of the 8000 students affected, to thousands had no schedules as of yesterday. next year, they plan to mail out schedules before class starts. angry parents have been flooding county lawmakers and they want a thorough investigation to make sure this problem does not happen again. seven new one degrees. >> -- 71 degrees. >> the job market is still a drag. some students are scared. >> adam caskey live outside in arlington. it is a comfortable start to our day. willoughby as warm as yet -- will it be as warm as yesterday? >> lisa bade>> lisa
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nine minutes after the hour. adam caskey live outside in arlington. it is a comfortable and pleasant start to our day. 74 degrees in arlington. the dew point is -- is . we will h idityumid hy levels
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dr. aok numesohetr numbers. leonardtown, 70. fredericksburg, 71. here is the forecast. not as hot as yesterday. today, mid to upper mid 80's for highs. we cannot rule out a passing storm. the weekend looks unsettled with a few showers. cooling to near 80 tomorrow. >> it is all good. everything is cool on the highway. normal travel times between richmond and baltimore. we're good on the commute through 66 and the toll road. this is 28 traffic crossing under the toll road. it is an uneventful ride on route 7. alison and doug. >> thank you. 5:11, 71 degrees.
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>> google program catching a glimpse of a mythical monster. at least one guy says yes. we have the latest on in mystery from under the sea. >> we have some of the other stories making headlinesnes
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back. in our top stories, plans are in place for a final farewell to senator ted kennedy. his body will be taken by motorcade to the john f.
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kennedy presidential library. a memorial will be held there friday night. there will be a burial at arlington national cemetery. a bethesda teenager charged with stockpiling weapons will be sentenced today for another crime. he is charged with attempted carjacking of an elderly man last summer. police found weapons at his home. the numbers are in for the cash for clunkers program. nearly 700,000 vehicles were sold. the top-selling car, the toyota corolla. the report on weekly jobless claims will be released today. economists predict they will fall to 565,000. in the latest u.s. jobless
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rate, 9.4%. one officl said the real jobless rate is 16% if you count people who have stopped looking for work. those categories are not taken into account in the monthl unemployment report. this is shaping up to. most of wrenching job searching season. this fall, law students are competing for half as many positions. some law firms are closing. many are asking a socialist to take leaves of absence. 5:16. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we will start with lisa baden. >> things are moving smoothly. they always start innocently, don't they? we're off to a good run. no issues on 270 at all to get
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down to the truck weigh station. traffic closest to us. we will spin on over to the pentagon on i-395. headlights northbound. it looks great. nothing on washington boulevard or 110. uneventful start in and out of baltimore. things are good between hagerstown and baltimore. >> let's talk about the temperures outside. mid 70's downtown. 65 in warrenton. we will look for another warm afternoon. we had to 92 yesterday. we will keep an eye on danny. we do have fairly clear skies. a frontal system will sink southward and hang up over the area. we will go from the upper mid
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80's today to barely 80 tomorrow. shower chances during the weekend. the biggest impacts will be at the beaches. it will not be the prettiest. 82 at lunchtime. a couple of thunderstorms into the evening. by tomorrow, grayer skies. some cooler numbers for the upcoming weekend. we dropped into mid 70's next week. it will feel like fall. >> thank you. i am skeptical. and man says he has found the loch ness monster using googled maps. >> jeremy hubbard has that story plus a new way to ditch your wallet. apple is ready to unleash snow leopard. they will start selling their
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new system tomorrow. there are some improvements. the biggest changes are speed and space. >> snow leopd makes things a lot faster. starting up your computer and putting it to sleep is faster. they have gone in and tightened everything up. when you install snow leopard, you get something that is 7 gigabytes smaller. >> it sells for just $30. time warner cable will soon begin testing its service about watching television on the web. they have deals with seven media companies to include programs from companies such as amc. they're trying to figure out how to keep people from canceling their subscriptions in favor of free tv online. nokia wants to turn your cell
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phone into a credit card. they are launching a company and it lets you pay bills and transfer money to friends and family by using your phone. has the google help solve the mystery of the loch ness monster? a security guard claims he has found the legendary creature. he believes the white spot is nessie. the object measures 65 feet long. it could also just be a boat. for more information, log onto the tech page at abcnews.com. those are your tech bytes. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> d.c. what i mean? >> cannot take zoom in closer to see if it is a boat -- do you see what i mean? >> kansas they zubin closer to see if it is a boat? day to get ready for the
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5:23. taking a live look at the u.s. capitol building. flagsre flying and half staff
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because of the death of ted kennedy. he lost his battle with brain cancer. the chicago cubs were playing like they had something to prove. >> the nationals had a tough night in chicago. in the top of the fifth, things fell apart. the cubs took a 3-2 lead after a bad throw from ryan zimmerman. chicago ran away, 9. >> the redskins are getting ready for another defensive battle when they take on the new england patriots. the offense has not scored a single touchdown. jim zorn says playing against top offenses is what his team needs. >> michael vick is expected to be back on the gridiron tonight.
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he will be in a eagles uniform. it will be a busy day for him. he is due in a virginia bankruptcy court this morning. >> the washington kastles will get a special honor. they will get the key to this city. they were the 2009 world team tennis champion. congratulations to them. 5:24. time for the latest business news. >> linda bell joins us. >> microsoft is getting into the price cutting game. they are announcing their lowering the price of their most powerful xbox player by $100. this follows a similar production by sony on the playstation last week. tivo is reporting a second
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quarter loss as subscribers cancel service. they do beat analysts' estimates. they're suing verizon and at&t for infringement. it allows viewers to record a tv program and playback at the same time. trading is pretty quiet this morning. investors are waiting for reports on a weekly unemployment. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> linda, thank you very much. 5:26. the news continues. >> protecting some of maryland's most vulnerable citizens. >> i have come to the said conclusion that the governor just does not feel that in reaching people with developmental disabilities and giving them a greater sense of
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independence is a pri>> advocatd have a message for the latest rounds of budget cuts. >> remembering senator ted kennedy. his legacy will live on. does the political dynasty and it with him? >> we do have another warm day ahead of us. what is the female announcer: from jennifer,
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. his ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and
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reflected in millions of lives, in seniors who no new dignity and families who know a new opportunity. >> president obama praises the life of a man he will eulogized later this week. good morning, washington. welcome back. it is thursday morning. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway. thank you for joining us. we begin with your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. here is brian van de graaff. we have turned the corner. >> we have one more warmy,da pe dupy, 80's. aou cple of storms. we gekind ofou grayandamp overheex nt couple of days. 77 in landover. our winds calm. a fewfternoon storms. -- our winds are calm. >> everything looks great for us on the highway.
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nothing to report on 270, 95 in and out of baltimore. good morning, southern maryland. route 4 is clear, route 5 looks good. 95, you are always the hottest ticket in virginia. lanes are open out of fredericksburg to get to the pentagon. nothing to report along 66. >> thank you. we continue our coverage on the death of senator kennedy with a look at the legacy of the liberal lion leaves behind. >> he left his work on thousands of pieces of legislation. >> good morning. his imprint is far and wide. the death of senator kennedy begs the question of succession. the political dynasty informed before our eyes.
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ted kennedy was the one we watched grow old, the one who shaped legislation, who saw his successes and his failures. >> i do not think the next generation could ever measured up to the first. >> the dream will likely continue through nieces and nephews, possibly even his wife of 17 years. vendor is kathleen kennedy townsend and patrick kennedy, who has been a leading voice in congress on mental health. there is caroline kennedy. she played a visible role in the obama campaign. it is unclear who will take the helm of the kennedy clan. the dream will go one. >> the work will go on.
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the hope still lives. the dream shall never die. >> the late senator considered health care reform the cause of his life. we'll see how his death affects this debate. >> thank you. some democrats are hoping to rescue health care reform. congress will probab be closer to a health care deal if kennedy had been on capitol hill. some are asking the bill now be named after the center. democrats now have one fewer of vote. kennedy'senate seat could be on filled for months. a successor to a vacant u.s. senate seat is chosen by a special election. the governor said he would support changing the law so that he could appoint an interim
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his office, mourners have been gathering in the reception area to pay their respects. his office stands as a memorial. the walls are covered with photos showing his long career in public service. be sure to stay with us at "good morning washington" for all of the latest on the passing of senator kennedy. we will have a live report from hyannis port later run. d. police are looking ino a double stabbing. police say a man dressed in dark clothing attacked them. one is expected to survive. the victims were transgendered people. people looking into whether that played a role in the crime. police are looking for suspects after a shooting in columbia heights. the victim was reportedly driven
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away from a friend who then flagged found a police officer. the murder rate in the district is down dramatically. there have been 89 killings in d.c. this year. that's down 26% from the same time last year. if this continues, the district will have its lowest homicide count since 1961, the year president john f. kennedy took office. a suspect is charged with malicious wounding. lice say jose argueta seriously injured two in falls churchn tuesday. he then fled to a nearby apartment building. he was subdued until officers arrived. the board of public works
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approved $434 million in cuts. they will be taking a big hit. one maryland resident with cerebral palsy is upset. >> it is hard to fathom every consequence because the decision just came down. but it promises to be dire. >> aaron kaufman says programs will suffer. the cuts include 202 layoffs of state employees. we turn to the race for virginia governor. bob mcdonnell says if elected, he would be willing to take a pay cut to help the state budget. pete and mark warner gave themselves pay cuts when the economies began to slide. whoever wins will inherit a slim
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budget. virginia is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall. creigh deeds says he will not rule out a tax increase. mcdonnell says he will not raise taxes as governor. if you woke up to some rumbling in the skies, it's just a drill. noradas conducting some training exercises overnight. you may see more police activity at union station. they will be conducting a bomb dropped. fall until -- volunteer actors will be carrying dirty bombs into the area. 5:37. >> still ahead, the latest labor day travel forecast is out. we will let you know if it is up or down. >> yesterday was the hottest day all week.
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i will be back to talk about our cooling trend coming up. >> lisa baden is monitoring the the
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you a good morning, washington. 5:40 a.m. on this thursday morning as some of you kids are ready to head out to the bus stop. this morning feels a lot like yesterday morning. it is ld. thison b ill cooler and nott mihud hot and mid.hu reratutemperatures spre brunswick, 65. falls church, 73. 74 in the district, along with arlington. morning sunshine. increasing clouds. a high of 87. yesterday was the hottest day all week. we will have the latest on tropical storm damage and whether or not it will affect our weekend. >> a lot of calls from
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annapolis. a vehicle leaking fuel on 50 west and 65 merged together. for traffic that leaves quiet waters to merge with 50 west, right in that service roadway is where that vehicle is leaking fuel. the virginia it looks good. nothing on 395. i will take you to the camera to show you traffic is moving nicely on 95. nothing complicated between lorton and newington. >> sounds good. if identity theft could happen to this guy, i guess it could happen to anybody. >> we th w
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meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories. senator ted kennedy's body will travel from cape cod to the john f. kennedy presidential library in boston where he will lie in repose until tomorrow. >> mark warner will meet. religious leaders today about the most controversial part of health care reform, and of life options. he will discuss the need for more comprehensive resources for patients and families. >> schedules will be mailed to students next year. a computer failure at last a thousand students without any schedules on monday. they are down to 2000 right now.
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>> four students at the university of mary washington are suspected of having swine flu. they are being treated by the university health center. >> fewer people will be taking a vacation during this labor day weekend. cheaper gasoline promised to make it a busy weekend at airports and on the highways. 6 million fewer travelers then last year. it is more than the number of travelers from 2004 through 2007. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> first off the batch is adam caskey. he is in arlington this morning. >> it is a pleasant start to the day. temperatures are near 70 degrees with some humidity.
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let's talk about tropical storm dandy. today it will be a pleasant day. dannyould have impact on our weekend weather. let's take a look. it is 575 miles southeast of .orth ro wdsre estimated at about 60 miles per hour notice by early sturday morng,co ts hiulds become an is expect to become a category one hurricane as it sits east of the outer banks. it looks likitwi ll miss north carolina. the computer models have come in excellent agreement with the innsity of the storm. lildoesn't look like w have a major impact on car weekend. are still looking at an unsettled forecast for this weekend. there are some other players coming into play for friday and
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will affect our weekend that will give us unstable conditions. we have some passing afternoon clouds and some storms. it begins to fall apart tomorrow regardless of danny. for more on that, brian the met -- brian van de graaff, welcome back. >> glad to be back. a pattern will be different in the coming days. we will be in the upper mid 80's this afternoon. clouds will increase. we are going to watch a system moved across our area. the area of low pressure will impact us with a component of unsettled weather. cooler temperatures. near 70 tonight. mostly cloudy. some thunderstorms could linger. tomorrow will have off and on showers. it is not just tomorrow.
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it is in to the upcoming weekend. lote 80's at best with some off and on showers. --ow 80's at best. it is the other storm system that is caught in between that will eventually clear out. next week will be refreshing with some sunshine. >> traffic is refreshing around the beltway. interstate travel looks pretty decent. we give you the yellow arrows because of that is the direction of volume. nothing complicated under way to the pentagon. good on route 4, route 5, and 301. leaving annapolis from spot to creek to get towards i-97, and 50 west, a vehicle is leaking fuel. you can get through.
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>> thank you. ben bernanke was a victim of identity fraud? his checkbook was stolen from this wife's purse last year and a convicted scam artist started cashing bogus checks. this was part of an effort to shut down that fraud ring. >> he has access to the whole u.s. treasury. it could happen to anybody. one man's alleged cheating heart stopped traffic yesterday. this man was spotted standing on a street corner on route 7 that said "i cheated and this is my punishment." people snapped pictures. he will be out on the corner for the rest of the week. he said he wants to save his marriage. this was her punishment of
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choice for him. >> he could be making money if he is out there. >> too much free time. >> i am glad he is interested in saving his marriage. i wonder if the other part of the cheating group is biting her fingernails right now. >> a quick break.quick break.
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president obama will deliver the eulogy this weekend at senator kennedy posset fury mass. >> senator kennedy travels from this family's home to arlington national cemetery on sunday. >> good morning. after a day of tributes, today is the first of three days of farewells to senator kennedy. he will be laid to rest saturday night. today, senator kennedy begins the long voyage of a statesman. >> he was ready to go. >> with flags at half staff -- >> he was out of four people. >> his family begins at a farewell from boston, where he will lie in repose through friday.
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his funeral will be attended by president obama. >> his ideas and ideals are reflected in millions of lives, in singers who note new dignity and families who no new opportunity. >> dozens of political leaders paid tribute to a statement that spent nearly five decades in public service. >> his shoes will be difficult to fill. >> so many of his foes embrace them. they know he made them bigger. he made the more graceful. by the way in which he conducted himself. >> colleagues are saying they will give him one final legacy, the health care reform bill that bears his name. after the funeral, kennedy will be taken to arlington national
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cemetery to be buried next to his two slain brothers. back to you. >> thank you so much for your live report. we have a lot more still to come in our second hour. >> continuing coverage of the life and death of senator kennedy. baseball players and paused to remember a hometown hero. >> i will tell you how close friends are remembering senator kennedy. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. traffic and weather when weher n
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coming up, complete coverage of the life and death of senator edward kennedy, including details on his final resting place. >> the candidate name has been in my head since i was little. -- the kennedy name has been in my head since i was all little kid. >> here at home and across the world, people remember the impact as the man known as the liberal lion of the senate. >> the void his death leaves behind. "good morning washington" continues right now.

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