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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. 6:00 on this friday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. great to have you joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> there have been some big problems on 395. it appears to have been cleared up. let's start with brian. >> some moisture will be lifting into the area. we erndmshustor. rdwavierst bvieaerand band usp u into pennsylvania. ea hvy heavy inhe terth low toins. will feel pretty muggy because of those showers. let's talk to lisa baden.
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>> watch this. i am exhaling. the crash between duke street and seminary road, watch, you do not see it anymore. they have opened all lanes. more on the traffic, so stick around. back to alison and doug. the body of senator ted kennedy will lie in proposed for one more day. >> more than 20,000 people have paid a final tribute to a man they have never met but will never forget. on saturday, his body will be laid to rest alongside his brothers. >> crews are working hard to make sure everything is ready. pamela brown joins us live with more.
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>> a private service will be held tomorrow morning in boston with a number of high-profile dignitaries including, including president obama. ted kennedy will then make his final trip to arlington where he will be buried next to his brothers. just a few feet from the eternal flame and the simple white cross is ted kennedy's final resting place. >> it is nice for people who want to remember them that the brothers are all together. >> groundskeepers are busy at work making the site meat and pristine for the people attending. there will be a bugler and air rifle squad and paul harris.
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visitors flocked here to reflect on history. >> they were a great family. it is said because we have lost a great politician, a person who cares about people. >> he spent a lot of time here visiting fallen soldiers and his two brothers. he will now be reunited with them. >> senator kennedy came here all the time. he would come on the anniversaries of the deaths and the births. sometimes he would announce themselves. sometimes we would just find him up here. >> before he is laid to rest here, his casket will proceed to the u.s. capitol so that staff members can pay their final respects. >> thank you. before his burial, his casket will proceed to the u.s.
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casket were members of his staff are invited to pay their final respects. people around the area are remembering senator kennedy. >> he was a veryu u >> this 8-year-old girl was one of the many students mentored by the senator. every tuesday, he spent his etu.h hour with ash e credits her love of reading to were time spent with kennedy. she was his final student. momentum is building to allow a temporary replacement to fill kennedy's senate seat. current state law requires an election of almost 160 days.
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stay with us for the latest on the memorial service. the prince george's county school superintendent says he is sorry for the scheduling problem and that has kept thousands of students out of class. it is unclear whether the situation is back to normal. on monday, more than 8000 students had no schedules. many just sat there waiting. a computer program caused the problem. >> this issue does not end when every student has a schedule. we're reviewing our contract to see if there are possible damages that can be recovered. >> nearly 2000 students were still waiting for the schedules as of yesterday. the university of mary
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washington has its first confirmed case of the swine flu. the students are isolated in their dorm rooms -- in their dorm rooms and are being treated by campus officials. those with swine flu are asked to keep to yourself. a passerby found the bodies of two students at a campground about 15 miles from virginia tech. a sheriff's official said it appears they were shot. autopsies are being conducted in roanoke. l> we can expect multiplean urosesclurbe5 in 9nnggi o 95 beginning on monda hdot will be agddin a fourt in 5 95 is beingid weden for 6 mil. the work will be done at night. the project is scheduled to be
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completed by the fall of 2011. for a list of closures, you can log onto our website, local drivers 1 never forget the wall of water on or wrote last december. >> workers are having a tough time trying to find out if similar pipes may be at risk. courtney robinson is live to tell us why. >> for three months, they have been looking for records from around 1965 to determine how the pipe on our road was installed and to see if other pipes in the area were installed in the same manner. you cannot forget the video that we saw on and morning of december 23 when this pipe burst open, a 4 foot wall of
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water rushed down rear road. nearly a dozen people needed to be rescued. rescue workers were able to get all of those individuals to safety. they do not want to see the scene repeated. they were looking for these records. the pipe was installed in 1965. they determined the pipe was not installed properly. the pipe was installed next to some jagged rock and that caused the pipe to burst open. they cannot find those records and believe they might have been thrown away as the were cleaning out a storage area. inspectors will step up inspections of all of the pipes in the area. the pipe running down our road is going to be inspected later
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this year. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. eht minutes after the hour. >> when we return, some signs are pointing up. is it too early to start celebrating an end to the recession? >> we are keeping an eye on some showers. the latest on tropical storm danny. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. things are looking much better on 395 northbound where there was an earlier acci earlier
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hello. i am in gaithersburg. our dough is raising every morning. it is hot and fresh, just like you. good morning, washington. welcome back. 6:11. itst.ho st t ou ik some showers are falling off to ofour rthern and western s.surbbu is lifting into pennsylvania. another batch across the bay. i did not think we will get much above the low 80's. thunderstorms and showers are likely today. tomorrow afternoon, less intense. i do see some gradual clearing. tropical storm danny will affect the coast line. let's check traffic.
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>> there was an accident for 70 west commuters. you're forced to make an exit onto route 40. braddock heights is now closed. 70 east is open heading towards frederick. northbound 395, and delays begin at springfield. notice i-395 kind of creeping and crawling. this is where we had an earlier accident. ft past duke street up to king street, it gets better. leaving urbana to the truck weigh station. >> thank you. 6:13 on a very humid day. >> they are a great way to keep in touch, but they can get expensive. we will see some new ways to
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save on your cell phone bill when your kids head off to skill. >> t
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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. bac welcome back. public viewing continues today in boston where senator kennedy 's body lies in riposte. a private memorial will be held there tonight. the burial will be at arlington national cemetery. >> the redskins are getting ready to welcome the new england
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patriots to fedex field. kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. tonight. >> the election voting continues in afghanistan. hamid karzai is widening his lead with nearly 45% of the vote. he is being accused of trying to steal this election. he meets at least 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. there is an increase in enrolment in d.c.'s schools. >> 40,000 schools or in rolled as of this week. the increase is attributed to late arrivals and an influx of paperwork verifying residency. if a cell phone is on your back-to-school shopping list, there are some suggestions you should be aware of. there are different plans for
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different ages. young people do a lot of texting. you should buy an unlimited texting package. you cannot call your carrier and turn off premium texting services so your child cannot accidently sign up for a system -- for its service that may be free. >> something to think about. 6:16 is your time. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in with lisa baden. >> time is money. 395 northbound, and earlier crash is gone. it is better for you. it is complicated leaving springfield to get up towards springfield. 66 eastbound looks ok out of manassas. normal volume out of urbana on
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270. it looks good out of germantown. branch avenue, there was just a crash inlin ton. an the. lesloong e >> look at our storm scan. lifting out of our viewing area. they are heading into the delmarva. i will widen this picture out. tropical storm danny is in the south atlantic. the conditions and are not too impressive. winds only about 41 miles an hour. it will brushed close to the outer banks of north carolina. there will be some heavy rains and rough surf this weekend. we do have some muggy numbers. 71 downtown.
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there are some 60's off to the west. here is the deal. the system will hang tough. a system will bring a threat of showers today. another cold front will swing through this weekend. by early next week, much cooler and much more refreshment air will take place -- will take the place of the current muggy air that we have. tomorrow, and showers, especially in the morning. sunday, an early shower. early next week, 70's. some of our models indicate extra clouds. i think it will feel refreshed and by the middle of next week. >> thank you. some mixed news from the automotive world. toyota is bailing out. >> the economy is showing some
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more positive signs. >> topping your "money scope" report, there's new evidence that the economy is looking up. the government confirms the economy shrank 1% last quarter. some think it is growing at this quarter. unemployment is not expected to peak until the spring. financial stocks are soaring. but banks are still in trouble. 416 banks are on the brinkatf o all ban oall banks lost 20% of r value last quarter. there are no immediate plans to borrow money from the government. >> we still have a lot of damage from the system. you'd think of it as the difference between spraining your ankle and breaking your ankle. it will take a while to heal.
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>> ford is betting chefs add two factories to meet demand -- ford is adding shifts to meet demand. the decision will likely put 4600 employees out of work. what would you do if you had a $26 billion budget deficit? california is having a garage sale. they're selling computers, highway patrol cars, basically anything they cannot live without. they are expected to clear $1 million. coming up on "good morning america," where to shop for groceries at better prices. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. 6:21, 74 degrees. >> an incredible power union in california.
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>> she shocked me. the best news impossibly here. >> we will hear how a woman was found after nearly two after being kidnapped. >> later today, ready to laugh out loud. george lopez is part of oprah's comedy hour. >> we thank you for waking up with us. you're watching "good morning washington."
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this is an unbelievable story. a california kidnapping case has come to an astonishing and. >> hundreds of leads went cold. she has surfaced along with disturbing details. we have more. >> it is a reunion 18 years in the making. police believe jaycee dugard has come home. >> she was in good health. >> to call this an improbable story is an understatement. 11-year-old jaycee was waiting for the school bus. a car with two passengers grabbed jaycee.
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what happened was one of the largest searches for and other abducted child in california history. there were coastaposters and vi. >> on her birthday, my wife with taker vacation and be a zombie for a week. >> then the phone rang. the woman on the line claimed to be the long-lost girl. >> it was the best news we could possibly here. >> police say the break came when they questioned a registered sex offender. they now believe he captured jaycee and forced her to live in a box. there are many questions still to be entered. but for jaycee dugard and family, it is a second chance.
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>> amazing. some of her family will be speaking later on "good morning america," and you wonder how she got away and what took so long. >> you wonder about the stockholm syndrome and identifying with the captor. 6:26, friday morning. >> continuing coverage of the death of senator edward kennedy. we will see what effect his death will have on the fight for health care reform. >> records are missing for the water main break on broker road. >> we are live in the weather center and keeping an eye on a tropical storm danny and on our weekend
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. and good morning, washington. welcome back. 6:30 is your time. thank you for joining us. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we are expecting that change over, going into the fall.
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>> we have temperatures in the 70's and 60's. we will be in the 80's today. early next week, 70's. >> what is the deal with danny? >> it will work its way up the coastline but it will only fectaftl the beaches. in. rain isom cdo 70's in the local areas. we will shoot for low 80's with some on and off hefty rain storms. they are looking across the area. happy birthday, mom. today is mom's birthday. >> also. she is celebrating the anniversary of her 21st. that was worth it. is it worth taking a 395? sure. an earlier accident is gone.
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inner loop will slow down near braddock road. there is a new crashed after 450. typical delays leaving urbana to get to highstown. this is -- headlights are the other side. now to the news desk. >> thank you. a tremendous outpouring of support in boston. >> the public has today to pay their respects. many could not wait. we have more. >> they came in the thousands and waited for hours for the man who was of their voice for 47 years. children who now have health insurance. union laborers like jimmy. >> he was my man. he was massachusetts. without him, i do not know what they will do. >> so many that the library
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extended viewing hours to nearly 2:00 a.m. >> he would have just loved this. >> robert kennedy jr. said it reminded him of the crowds who came to say goodbye to his father. >> it is a cross-section of america. middle class, working class. people standing in frontf their houses carrying american flags. >> thousands more lined the 70- mile journey to boston, where the mayor rang the bell at faneuil hall 47 times, one for each year kennedy served in the senate. >> he is a national treasure, but he's just so close to our hearts. >> they came to say goodbye. >> it is our way of saying thank
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you. >> thank you for nearly five decades of service. >> tonight there will be an irish wake. president obama will speak at the funeral before senator kennedy is laid to rest. senator kennedy continue to fight for health care reform even in his final months. some of his allies are hoping his death will spark a change of heart on capitol hill. >> if people are truly interested in honoring his legacy, the best possible legacy is to pass health care reform. >> i am getting upset at some of these people trying to take advantagef this and saying we know how to pass health care reform because of ted. he would not want it passed if it was not good.
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>> infighting among democrats is heating up. they challenged the bill and were only out for campaign donations. special portrait is on display at the portrait gallery. it was painted by andy warhol to raise moneyor his presidential campaign. it is in the remembrancer gallery. stay with "good morning washington" for his final voyage to arlington cemetery. police are stepping up enforcement at the rhode island avenue-brentwo s monetrotita ti because of a series of attacks. at least 17 assaults and robberies have been reported there this year. there have been eight attacks since july. workers there say they are being targeted. a pedestrian tunnel appears to
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be a trouble spot. there is growing fear in the transgender community after a man was left dead. stbed inst the 2200 block of q street. makkah later died. police are offering -- mack later died. the picture is from that morning are unforgettable. >> a wall of water rushing down river road. we may never know if pipes in that same area are at risk for rupture. courtney robinson is live to tell us why. >> they were looking for records to see if other pipes installed at the same time as this one back in 1965 were installed in a
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faulty manner. they cannot find the records. they will stop inspections to make sre what we saw back in december does not happen again. a wall of water rushing down river road swallowing cars and leaving a dozen motorists trapped. >> ma'am? >> i cannot stand it. ! i need help. >> a 66-inch water main broke in cabin job -- in cabin john. >> i was afraid this water will wash me away. >> they determined faulty installation was to blame. the say the pipe was installed next to jagged rocks without proper question. the pipe burst open. >> a pipe like that can killed instantly.
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rocks and debris were hitting the cars. >> more problems for wssc. records could be in the trash, throw out earlier this year. a search for the records is now over. wssc says continuing would be impractical. >> those records would of been helpful to help pinpoint which pipes need to be replaced. they will be stepping up inspections on all of the underground infrastructure as well as the pipe runs along roper road 7 miles long. >> thank you. 6:38. time for another check of your business headlines. >> linda bell is live in new york for that. >> the former head of lehman
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brothers is selling his manhattan apartment and getting millions of dollars for it. they're selling it for almost $26 million. he was the head of lehman brothers during its bankruptcy implosion. he bought the property with five fireplaces for $21 million. the buyer is -- dee t maybone of the stocks influencing trading -- dell may be one of the stocks influencing trading on wall street. the hotel industry may be hurting, but not in washington d.c. washington was the only one of the top hotel markets to sell more rooms in june than a year earlier.
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they are attributing this to e obama factor and d.c. becoming the economic center of the united states. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. have a great weekend. >> you, too. thanks a lot. >> when we continue, one of the most iconic music festivals of all tom will be hitting the big screen. arch campbell will be letting us know if ang lee can capture the spirit of 1969. >> there is a flash flood watch
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welcome back. 6:42. we do have overcast skies. we do anticipate showers this afternoon. we will anticipate the possibility for some flooding. this is for district, loudoun, and points north word. we will be in the low 80's. we do anticipate some clearing sunday afternoon. more weather in a minute. >> 29, signals are completely
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dark. police are there to help you get through the intersection. we're here to help you by using some of the cameras. ok. 270 southbound at shady grove road, beautiful. nothing complicated at shirlington. >> sounds good. much better tliarer e earlier ts morning. >> still to
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meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. 6:46. >> we begin with the final farewell to senator ted kennedy. more than 20,000 people have now filed past his casket. more will have the chance today. ere will be a private memorial later tonight. >> missing records are hampering efforts to look at the likelihood of another mass of water main breaks. that broke -- the water main break last december was installed incorrectly. they're trying to see if other pipes are in danger of bursting. >> the redskins are facing another task tonight, against
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the new england patriots. the offense has yet to score a touchdown in the preseason. >> nasa is hoping the third time will be a charm for shuttle. thunderstorms and a fuel valve problem ruin the the first two tries. >> there will be some new numbers later today. data on consumer spending and income for the month of july. both are expected to show slight gains. thousands of people are paying their respects to senator kennedy. >> his casket will start the journey to arlington cemetery where he will be buried next to his brothers. >> after tomorrow's funeral service, ted kennedy will make his final trip to washington. his casket will proceed to the
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u.s. capitol so that staff members can pay their final respects. he then will be buried at arlington cemetery at 5:00 at night. the burial will be complete with honors. it will include a bugler, a rifle squad, and pall bearers representing each branch of the military. groundskeepers have been preparing the site, making it dignifie for the surfe. there has been an influx of visitors visiting the famous hillside. doug and alison? >> >> thank you. now, let's check your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we wish it could be more
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pleasant outside. the humidity is thick. >> the temperatures will not climb too much. we do anticipate some hefty showers. a flash flood watch has been put up. >> and this is not because of danny. >> there could be some heavy surf at the beaches. by next week,t will feel better. i want to say good morning to a troupe that visited me from alexandria yesterday. they had a good time learning about wther. we learned about the tropics. danny is not as strong as it was yesterday. a quickut lookmaatpsr the rain will continue to come in. temperatures today in the low 80's.
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>> we have a lot of traffic on 70 west. you have to exit onto 40 because of an accident. a little bit hazy but quiet out of leesburg and on 28 to head from sterling into the toll road. great between the airport and the beltway. headlights are live. an accident is gone at seminary road. 270 looks great from urbana to highstown. happy y birt ñó#/
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woodstock is the big screen treatment at the theaters this weekend. >> good morning, washington, i am arch campbell with your weekend movie guide. >> you will have to tidy up after yourself. >> the organizers of the woodstock festival, a coming-of- age comedy for those who
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remember the summer of 1969. a couple and a half stars. >> i am too old. >> i will teach you every trick i have. >> easy jokes set up a grea twist at the end. a couple and a half. >> business is booming. >> this is the best bet for the weekend, the weekend -- have been nice weekend, everybody. i am arch campbell, abc 7 news entertainment. >> thank you. let's check in on the traffic. >> we are doing all right. nothing on the beltway to report between 95 and georgia avenue except for a hefty volume. they wrap up an accident. we will show you the pace of
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traffic in maryland. nothing to report in your play. in virginia, we're good across the american legion bridge. >> as we look at the outlook, i do think we will see some showers on and off for today. there is a possibility for some flooding. a flood watch is up for the area today. not down in central virginia. showers heavy during the morning tomorrow. low to mid 80's on saturday. sunday, some clearing after some morning sprinkles. we will start about a refreshing start to the new week. mid 70's. not too bad for the first couple of days of september. >> thank you. >> thank you for watching.
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