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is so weak. like if you sneeze across the street, it's like she's sick. it seems like everybody is getting sick, out of school, i don't even know if i want her to be here now. >> it makes me wonder how the school is being sanitized now. like my little sisters go here now. and i just need to know what they're going to do from now on. >> reporter: my kids come home and they have a 3-year-old brother. it's like, are they bringing it home? >> reporter: another child, whose age and gender are not being released, fell ill and died with the virus last week. state officials are trying to track the number of cases but say it is already widespread in maryland. >> this is the start of the flu season. we are seeing that as the weather cools and it becomes dryer, that the flu does spread more readily. >> reporter: we are in a race against the ved of swine -- the spread of swine flu, to get the vac teen to -- vaccine to many people as we possibly can, as quickly as we can.
>> reporter: official says montebello is to be clean. >> destiny says her aunt is overwhelmed with the speed with which her virus hit her body. >> i never thought it would hit so close to home. never thought. my heart goes out to the other ones when it first happens. but home? never thought it would hit home. never thought it would hit home. >> reporter: wjz has learned another confirmed case of the virus, this time at baltimore city college. that school sent letters home to parents saying that the school was disinfected overnight. >> thank you very much. and complete coverage of the swine flu continues now, with healthwatch reporter kellye lynn. she has more on parents' concerns about the virus. >> reporter: doctors say it's okay for parents to be concerned but they shouldn't panic. >> try not to move. [ screaming [ .
>> reporter: with the swine flu vaccine just a few weeks from being available, they are making vaccines a priority. >> it wasn't important. now it's important. crazy things are happening. people are dying from the swine flu. >> reporter: doctors are not at all surprised. >> we do expect, unfortunately, a small number of deaths in children. so right now, we don't think this is out of proportion than any other flu season. >> reporter: the best means of protection is the h1n1 vaccine, which is recommended for all children over six months old. >> stay informed. as to where their child can get this vaccine. likely to be three places right away, for parents to check at least. and certainly, that begins with the pediatrician, or the healthcare provider. also check with the local healthcare department. and finally, most counties will have a school-based arrangement over the next several weeks for school-aged children to be vaccinated. >> reporter: parents should also note the emergency warning
signs. fast breathing. a bluish or gray skin color, disinterest in fluids, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, flu-like symptoms that improve and then worsen. if children show any of these signs, get them to a doctor immediately. dr. james king of the university of maryland school of medicine says children who have a fever should stay home. and every adult should remind their child to do two simple things. >> coughing in your sleeve. in your sleeve. and then also, washing their hands frequently. would be the best and most effective way to prevent. >> reporter: and vic, dr. king tells me that he expects the h1n1 vaccine to be available in the next 10 to 14 days. back to you. >> okay, kellye, thank you very much. wjz is always on. check in for complete flu watch coverage. for updates on the local cases and key information, from the cdc. log onto wjz.com. a legal battle on two fronts. that is what baltimore mayor sheila dixon may be facing
after her attorneys were in court today, calling for perjury charges to be dismissed. now, she may be facing two trials. wjz is live at circuit court. political reporter pat warren has the latest on this political case. pat? >> reporter: that's right, denise. interesting developments today. first, the court has agreed to separate the perjury charges from charges that the mayor stole gift cards, intended for the poor. and her attorneys, as you said, are asking that those perjury charges be dismiss said. >> reporter: mayor dixon, conducting business on the city board of estimates today, qualifies for legislative immunity. her votes cannot be used against her. and immunity was the basis of dismissal of the first perjury counts in may. but what about dixon then council president, side by side with developer ron lipscomb, who was then her boyfriend, at this groundbreaking. the state says it shows she knew he was doing business with
the city. and she should have reported the gifts he gave her. >> the courts are clear. it's a very narrow privilege. it's not as wide as the defense wanted it to be. so it's a very narrow privilege. >> reporter: state prosecutor robert roar baugh. but the defense says it's turchgz -- function, not geography that counts. >> the prosecutor we understand, failed to argue that it was a geographical test. which has no support in any of the authorities and only applies if you're a council chamber. and that's simply not the law. >> reporter: they also agreed to separate the perjury case from the alleged theft of gift cards trial scheduled to begin in november. >> reporter: the dfs -- defense is consistently saying that this is a desperation attempt. >> you will have to talk to the defense. they say a lot of things in court. >> and you still remain optimistic? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the defense, too,
remains optimistic. the judge, dennis sweeney said he'll have a ruling on the motion to dismiss as soon as possible. i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. >> neither the defense nor the prosecution would comment on recent reports that dixon also gained possession of thousands of dollars in unexplained money. we have breaking news to tell you about right now. a serious accident in northeast baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. ask captain mike perry has details for us. >> reporter: hello, denise. i don't think it's as serious as it is embarrassing for the female driver of this vehicle. southbound 895 at moravia road. apparently, she collided with either the inside or outside guardrail, causing her vehicle to overturn. apparently, she is not seriously injured. she has been outside the vehicle the entire time. transportation authority police just arriving on the scene. looks like the ramp to moravia is closed. you expect delay fist you're trying to get off there. looks like it will take about a half hour or so to get this
accident scene cleaned up. back to you. not one but two deadly natural disasters strike the south pacific and asia. first, it was a powerful earthquake that spawned a major tsunami, killing dozens of people. now, another earthquake has rocked the indinizian island of sumatra. drew levinson reports with more on the rising death toll. >> reporter: thousands of terrified people ran through the streets, seeking higher ground in western sumatra prov insz. a deadly -- province. a deadly magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern padang, indonesia. and many feared a tsunami would follow. onent d. -- but it didn't. hundreds, possibly thousands of people were believed to be trapped. it also triggered landslides and sparked fires. the indonesian earthquake came less than 24 hours after a bigger quake a few thousand miles away caused a tsunami that flatten said villages in
samoa and american samoa. that's a string of islands between hawaii and australia. many people living there were swept out to sea. this woman tells the story of a mother who tried to grab her young children. >> it was too late. the wait came. she lost her kids -- she only managed to grab onto the tree branch [ crying ] >> reporter: with tens of thousands needing help. president obama declared a major disaster for american samoa, a u.s. territory, with 65,000 residents. >> and fema, the federal emergency management agency is working closely with emergency responders on the ground. and the coast guard is helping to provide immediate help to those in need. >> reporter: some supplies are already arriving. but it could be days before they are distributed. water has cut off many remote areas. and even rescue crews are having a tough time getting in, to search for survivors. in new york, drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> and now, meteorologist bernadette woods is live in the
first warning weather center, with more on that killer tsunami. bernadette? >> well, we had both big earthquakes am but one produced a tsunami. and the other did not very much. and the main reason there was a difference was this. it was the depth of the earthquake. the samoan earthquake happened much closer to the surface of the water and the land. and it created a big wave that pushed about a mile inland, whereas the indonesian earthquake was about 50 miles underground. so as it started to build that wave tdampenned -- it dampened out very quickly and did not really form. also, big concern was because right in that area, was the massive earthquake in tsunami from 2004. fortunately, these results were not the same. but there was still a lot of disaster from the earthquake itself. both of them, actually, because they were very big ones on the magnitude scale. so we'll keep you up to date on this as we head through time here. denise? >> thank you, bernadette. another blow to the still-
struggling u.s. auto industry. general motors is shutting down the saturn brand. the company was trying to sell saturn to the pen penske alternate brand. but that fell through. marylanders, be aware. today is the last day you can send a text message while driving without breaking the law. >> reporter: goes into effect tomorrow. will make sending a text message punishable by a fine. studies show that texting while driving is as dangerous or even more dangerous than drinking and driving. police must witness someone. drivers will still be allowed to read text messages and talk on a phone while behind the wheel. at least for now. the law was passed by the general assembly earlier this year. the state of maryland is leap-frogging. mike schuh reports, the damage
is to the area below the waterline. >> reporter: these two sets of bridges, spanning the susquestion -- susquehanna are 50 and 70 years old. drop down to the waterline. drop under the water. here is where the problems lie. >> that's where we noticed. earlier this year, with the new inspection process, that there was some deterioration of the substructure. and some of the pilots. >> reporter: both bridges have defects and the concrete and steel pylon, forming the bridge. problems found by a stepped-up inspection plan, put into place. >> that has recently been enhanced, was, in fact, a visual inspection. recently, we changed over to a hands-on inspection. which puts it closer to the structural elements. >> the state has to determine
the extent of the damage. figure out what repairs to make. and how to make them. then get contractors to do the work. these repairs jump to the top of the statewide list. >> our public responsibility requires us to elevate the priority of these projects once we identify those types of conditions. there are 29 million bridge crossings on the i-95 bridge alone. the work at the waterline will not close any lanes on top of the bridge. and though in need of repair, this state official wants to make one thing clear. >> the paddings bridge and the hayden bridge are, in fact, safe bridges. >> the work on the bridge is expected to cost $45 million. the one on 95, 40 million. they should have workmen below in a year and a half. this is for wjz eyewitness news. the maryland transportation authority is almost entirely funded by tolls. well, a partly cloudy, cool, final day of september. live look outside right now.
how is the beginning of october shaping up. bob turk is updating the first warning forecast. we have some clouds around. showers actually to our south now. pretty good ones, around the salisbury area. take a look at radar. this moved across the bay quickly. now, approaching you folks down in snow hill and the lower eastern shore there. pocomostly cloudy city. a few more showers, south of leonardtown, around the dc area. a few showers around aa county. we have partly cloudy skies. and skies clear out tonight. a cool night. back in the mid-40s most places. but some 30s and scattered frost in allegheny and garrett county by tomorrow morning. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. trial twist. the extortion trial, involving actor john travolta continues. what he said on the stand today. early detection and treatment on the eve of breast
cancer awareness month. a critical new report. several new maryland laws to combat drunk driving go into effect thursday. and they mostly target repeat offenders. i'm weijia jiang in anne arundel county. that story ahead on wjz. and you may need a heavy blanket tonight. stick around for the updated first warning forecast.
legislation has one of several ways. when authorities are targeting those who make their roads life- threatening for others. >> reporter: the new laws carry heftier penalties for people, especially for drunk drivers. >> reporter: big haines can barely talk about his mother's death, she was killed by a drunk driver. >> it is so sudden. >> reporter: last year, 52 died
in alcohol-related crashes. 24,000 were arrested in alcohol- related incidents. >> whatever they can do, i think it's a good thing. >> reporter: four new laws. they will require a one-year suspension for repeat offenders, prohictd more than once in 10 years. and heftier fines for those who contribute to a minor. >> reporter: if you are driving under 21, you can now be charged with both possession and consumption of alcohol. >> reporter: along with the new law, the state also launched a new campaign. true to its names, checkpoints are scattered statewide. >> checkpoint strikeforce is in effect. >> reporter: this program -- >> this program is intended to put people on high alert. it's just not going to be taken anymore. marylanders are afraid of drunk drivers on the road.
and law enforcement is out there looking for them. >> reporter: the program launched labor day weekend, has already led to hundreds of arrests. combined with legislation, it's expected to yield countless others. >> it's critical that the courts keep track of how many people are in this system and that we don't give them a free pass. >> reporter: the state is in the process of rolling out a new treatment, recover -- recovery and education program for anyone who is caught drunk driving. >> nationally, 32% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol- related. remember, wjz is always on. remember more information on operation strike force. and the new drunk driving laws going into effect tomorrow, go to wjz.com and click on the safe drivers section. wjz wants to correct a story we aired monday night. two downtown restaurants we mentioned, roy's and ocean airs are both open for business. and we apologize for any confusion. the bethesda-based national institutes ever health will soon see an increase in
funding. president obama announced $5 billion in grants earlier today. he said scientific research is key to new job region creation. it will fund research on autism, cancer and others. the white house says new jobs will be created in the next two years. >> that's always good. last day of september. october 1st. tomorrow is going to feel pretty nice. >> who can believe it? 62 now. west winds at 8. barometer rising. come back and take a look at the first few days of october. coming up.
let's take a look outside, on the very last day of september. >> bob, it's passing us by. >> we're getting so old, so fast. >> we're all doing it together. that's the good thing. take a quick look at radar. we have a batch of rain. from extreme southern sussex county. if you're at the beach now, sitting in your condo, you will see some clouds and showers headed in your direction. it will last about 20 minutes. then you'll be cleared out later this evening. around our region, temperature at 62 now. the coolest spot, it's been
this way all day long, 49 in oakland. 61 in cumberland. ocean city, clouds battle. going to rain there very shortly. 65. 63 in easton. winds now continue to be a bit of a factor. but later tonight, as the winds die down, clear conditions. cold air already. light winds. and you've got a freeze advisory. excuse me. a frost advisory for much of this region. further north and west, a freeze warning. for portions of west/northwest pennsylvania. where temps can get down to freezing. these areas, probably get down to 33, 34. and that is conducive for scattered frost. right now, very light winds in cumberland. ocean city, very light winds and west at 3. here are winds now down to 9 miles an hour. all of this weather this week has been caused by low pressure over quebec. it's spinning this air around.
and because of the moisture from the great lakes moving over the lakes, picks up that moisture. some rain across the adirondacks. for our region now, all of the showers are down on the lower eastern shore. we're clearing out. and with clear sighs. yes, it's going to be a very chilly night. good news is, this high is going to clear off. that means a warmup for friday and saturday. late friday, clouds move in. and a good chance with this system moving in from the west of rain and thunder activity on saturday unfortunately. small craft advisory through tonight. west wind on the bay. tonight, probably scattered clouds. it will be kind of cool. 45. a little cooler than last night. and tomorrow, sunny. a few clouds. slightly milder at 102 degrees. 68. all in all, a very nice thursday. start to october. a little warmer but increasing clouds here on friday. and look for shower activity. let's friday night. more than likely here on
saturday. >> again. >> again. like the third one in awe row, it seems. >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. international custody case. a loving father tries to get his children back and is arrested. now he could get ear -- years in prison. distracted drivers. it's not just texting behind the wheel. what the government is doing about it. why this anne arundel county school was evacuated today. this is mark viviano, with the ravens in owings mills. they hit the practice field today to prepare for the trip to new england to face the patriots. i'll speak with the team and the latest on the struggling orioles when eyewitness news continues.
it is just before 6:30. 62 degrees. with a few clouds. good evening. thanks for staying staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. john travolta was back on the stand in a courtroom in the bahamas today. as kelly cobiella reports, the actor told a jury that a local paramedic threatened to sell stories to the news mead yeah suggesting he was -- media, suggesting he was at fault in his son's death. >> reporter: surrounded by
security and paparazzi, john travolta and his wife, kelly preston, made their way inside the courtroom. travolta took the stand and said he first heard of the extortion effort on the 16th. has son died just two weeks earlier on january 2nd. travolta said the ambulance driver, taurino wanted $25 million or else he would go to the media with a medical release paper. >> he said to imply the death that my son's death was intentional. >> reporter: both defense attorneys asked travolta whether he was ever contacted or threatened directly by their clients. he said no. >> reporter: prosecutors say the defendant first contacted travolta through his attorneys, including bahammian allison
gibson. gibson testified that bridgewater said her client, taurina lightborn had an incriminating document and wanted to give travolta the first chance to buy it. travolta left the stand and is not expected to testify again. >> now, the trial began september 21st. it is expected to continue for several more weeks. an anne arundel county school is briefly evacuated during a hazardous materials scare. >> reporter: 18 children were taken to hospitals after complaining of a strong, chim cal odor. -- chemical odor. it happened just after 8:00 this morning. the school is undergoing renovations. and workers on the roof were using a petroleum-based liquid that is believed to have caused the odor. the school resumed just after 10:00 after the odor disappeared. >> a letter is also being sent
home with the kids. court says it will review a lower court ruling that upheld a handgun ban in chicago. the high court will determine if any local or state jurisdictions can there own handgun bans. prosecutors say it happened while she was texting while driving. 24-year-old jerry montgomery is charged with negligent homicide. a felony that could send her to prison for up to 10 years. she is accused of making unsafe lane changes, causing an accident. highlights. what the administration calls a growing problem. distracted drivers. starting tomorrow, maryland will ban texting while driving. but some safety groups are pushing lawmakers for a nationwide ban on dangerous behavior behind the wheel. >> reporter: kim lowry's husband richard was killed while driving to work three months ago, when a distracted driver hit his car.
>> it was something that could have never happened. and life would be good. unfortunately, she's destroyed our lives. ever since. it's simple. >> reporter: kim and her daughter haley are in washington, hoping their story will lead to change. they're taking part in a two- day, government-run summit. highlighting the dangers of not paying attention to the road. >> reporter: last year alone, almost 6,000 people died and a half million others were injured in vehicle crashes that involved distracted drivers. that includes people who were talking on the phone or texting while they were behind the wheel. >> reporter: a handful of states have outlawed texting or talking on the phone while driving, but some safety groups want a nationwide ban. >> i asked people, can you follow the plot of a television show or a movie while you're talking on the phone? and virtually everybody says, no, i can't do that. >> reporter: dave peters is a member of the national safety council. he lost his 12-year-old son, when a driver talking on a cell
phone caused an accident. >> she was looking straight out the window, went through a red light, passed traffic in the southbound lanes, hit the fourth or fifth car in front of her and never touched her brakes. >> reporter: to these families, distracted driving is as deadly as getting behind the wheel drunk. they want penalties for drivers who take their minds and their eyes off the road. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> federal statistics show that driver distraction was involved in 16% of all of the fatal crashes in 2008. the school today ended early for more than 3,000 students in one eastern minnesota town. all of the schools in princeton, minnesota closed before noon today, after three suspicious packages were found, one near a high school. it's not clear what is in the packages, but they are not considered dangerous at this point. the fbi is assisting local police in the investigation. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. reminder about the new laws that go into effect tomorrow. why one baltimore night spot is
planning an 1880s dance party. and a preview of the major golf tournament in timonium this week. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. in tonight's wjz healthwatch report, the american cancer society says more women are living and beating breast cancer. karen brown reports for wjz, early detection and treatment have helped increase the survival rate. linda worthheim was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at 48. >> knowing what's important in life. >> reporter: almost 12 years later, she's living life to its fullest. and there are measure and more women out there like linda. according to the american cancer society, the death rate for breast cancer has dropped more than 2% a year for the past decade. that means this year alone, 15,000 lives will be saved. >> much of the improvement in breast cancer mortality is as a
result of early detection of the disease. >> reporter: identifying major risk factors like genetics and taking post-menopausal horp moan -- hormone has improved the survival rate. the report estimates 192,000 women will be diagnosed this year. as of 2006, 2 1/2 million women in the u.s. were listening with breast cancer. but 40,000 women are expected to die from the disease this year. and there is still a racial disparity. 44% more african american women are dying of breast cancer than white women. >> there's also a suggestion that there maybe a more aggressive variant of the disease that is seen particularly in young african american women. >> reporter: but the latest statistics show, death rates are dropping across the board for all women. >> i think the first reaction many people have when they're diagnosed with breast cancer is that they are going to die. but they're not. >> reporter: experts stress, the key to winning the battle against breast cancer is to get
an annual mammogram, starting at age 40. in new york, karen brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, researchers also say many women cut back on having hormone replacement therapy, which had been linked to the disease. week 3 of the pro football season is in the books. and wjz's pro football challenge. well, it's heating up. bernadette is live at wjz.com, to update the leader board. something she does with pride. bernadette? >> not necessarily for me. because i'm at the bottom of it right now. this is inspiration right now. there is still a long way to go. we will update the winners at this point. once again, it is meteorologist tim williams, taking the prize. he has 38 points. and following tied one point behind are adam and stan. and then we have don, marty, jeff and bob. and they're just two off the 37 mark there. so overall, a lot of us doing well. not necessarily me.
but this week's local winner, diana smith of linthicum, anne arundel county, got 15 of the 16 games correct. and came closest to the score of sunday night's game. and she wins a $50 best buy gift certificate because of that. remember, you can still sign up. just go to wjz.com. click on the banner right near the top of the home page. vic? >> by the way, bernadette. i've been checking tim's phone records. he's been calling las vegas a lot here. >> he's doing something right because he's at the top. >> thanks a lot, bernadette. >> there has to be some explanation. i know he knows weather. but i didn't know he knows football that well. a family struck dead. now police look for the driver. police-involved shooting. an armed man is killed. what it had to do with a foreclosed home. look at this first october weekend already. i'll have the exclusive five- day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour.
they found the original owner, already inside and armed with a gun. they say the man threatened them and even opened fire on their vehicle as they left the scene. the man also allegedly shot at police when they arrived. that's when s.w.a.t. officers returned fire, striking and killing the former homeowner. vic, back to you. >> sally, thank you so much. police have not yet released the name of the man who was killed. police in arizona are on the lookout for a driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl. a mother and her three young daughters were crossing the street when the car slammed into them and took off. they were rushed to a local hospital. but the 4-year-old died. the mother and other two girls, ages 10 months and 6, are expected to make full recovery. an american father sits in a japanese jail tonight, wondering if he will ever see his children again. christopher savoy discovered his ex-wife, a japanese native, took his 8-year-old son and 6- year-old daughter to japan. when they didn't show up to school, he traveled to japan,
trying to take the children back, rushing to the u.s. consulate. but was stopped by japanese police. >> he was there. chris. with a little girl in his arms, crying, saying please help, please help. we're american citizens. please let us through. and they simply did not open the gate. >> reporter: savoy will remain in jail in japan for now. he faces a five-year prison sentence. harry smith has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. new controversy over the h1n1 flu. and pregnant women. why strict state guidelines may make it impossible for doctors to give the vaccine to their patients. tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's clothe numbers from wall street. we'll be right back.
a mostly clear, cool, final day across september. how will october begin? wjz is live with first warning weather complete coverage. bob will update the five-day forecast. but first, meteorologist bernadette woods is nursing her wounds in the outback with a more detailed look at what we can expect tomorrow. bernadette? >> it's a long season to go. that's all i have to say.
for the weather tomorrow, it's going to be a chilly start to the day. we're going to start out in the mid-40s. there's even a frost advisory for allegheny county. we're getting into the upper 60s. but tomorrow night is going to be another cold one, before we see changes over the weekend. for the rest of that, here's bob. actually, we're going to warm up as we head into the weekend. problem is, we have some rained rain headed this way. 75, saturday. could see some steady rain. maybe a thundershower as well. drying out for s. sunny to partly cloudy skies monday. the memory of patrick swayze lives on in an emotional diary. mark steines has more from hollywood. coming up tonight. patrick swayze takes us back to his wedding day, in his own words. it's what you haven't heard from patrick's emotional audio diary. >> i really can't tell you how much you've come to mean to me
in such a short time. and maybe, someday my heart will be united with yours. >> reporter: they wed on june 12, 1975. lisa made both her wedding dress and patrick's suit. >> marrying lisa was the best decision i ever made. and 34 years later, i can say that it turned out better than i could have ever hoped. >> reporter: now, patrick is gone. but lisa will always have the memories. >> how do i tell you how lucky i feel that you fell into my life? how grateful i am that you chose to love me. i've loved you forever. i love you now. and i will love you forever more. >> reporter: also tonight, did lisa marie promise michael they would have children? michael's rabbi plays the tape for et. plus, is a "friends" movie finally in the works? find out. we'll have that and much more later, coming up here on entertainment tonight. and you can see entertainment tonight, here on wjz 13. still to come tonight.
ravens might negate the pass. ravens win. getting ready to face the ravens, patriots coach bill belichick is throwing high compliments baltimore's way. he praised ravens safety ed reed as possibly the best in the league. pats quarterback tom brady looking to connect to his top target, randy moss. i asked ride about the challenge of stopping randy moss. >> same old thing with moss. he can get down the field. he's running great routes. you can see him on tape. when guys are off the ball. and not in the position they're supposed to be. he's a smart guy. so you definitely gotta got do some things to kind of discourage those guys. ravens linebacker brendan ia
bedaria. ravens are a slight underdog as they hit the roads to new england. but for sunday's showdown, you can see here, our coverage kicks off at 1:00ment. join me for highlights and reaction. plus, marty, mary and the fans at the espn zone. a full ravens sunday coming up here on wjz. earlier today, i spoke with orioles legend brooks robinson. he says the team should keep dave dave trembley as manager. trembly, uncertain of his future. his team currently mired in a 12-game losing streak. brian roberts has a record now for most doubles as a switch hitter. this was double number 56 this season. more than a any switch hitter in major league history. they will play the rays again tonight, to get started in about 10 minutes. too many defeats lead to the firing of cleveland manager
eric wedge. that was announced today. two years ago, the indians were one win away from reaching the world series. now, just a game out at the last place. eric wedge will finish this season. then he's done, after seven seans as the indian's manager. nba training camps are under way. and the preseason gibbs with unexpected silence. wizards guard at times a comedian. he says he's committed to being more serious. >> i'm not the entertainer anymore, if that's what you're asking. i wouldn't be here today if there wasn't a big fine. i don't feel like speaking anymore. wizards' first preseason game next tuesday. regular season tips off. and because he's agent 0, i'm not sure if he's serious about not wanting to talk. >> we'll be right back.
don't miss the cbs prime time lineup at 10:00. that's it for us. right now. we will be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. for bob and mark, i'm denise koch. thanks for watching wjz, maryland news station. don't go away. there's much more ahead. including the wizard of oz, secrets for a whole new generation. we take you now to new york. and the cbs >> couric: tonight, indonesians run for their lives after a powerful earth wake. hundreds are feared dead. and devastation in the samoas as the tsunami sweeps away villages killing more than 100. i'm katie couric, also tonight, the war in afghanistan. the commander wants more troops. will the commander-in-chief provide them? the president meets with his national security team. the first lady carries the torch
to copenhagen, hoping to win the olympics for chicago. follow the yellow brick road to the land of oz, still busling with visitors 70 years later. ♪ that's how we laugh the day away ♪ in the very old land of oz captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. scientists call it a ring of fire, a part of the globe often rocked by violent undersea earthquake, volcanos and tsunamis. tonight, massive reliefers are under way following two disasters in less than 24 hours. officials in the snow was now say more than 100 people were killed by the tsunami that struck yesterday triggered by a powerful earthquake. entire villages were flattened by the wall of water. today, thousands of niles the west, another devastating quake, this one off the coast of indonesia. at least 75 bs