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day on saturday. now, take a look at temperatures. still very, very mild. anything that falls this evening primarily is going to melt. 42 here. the only really cool spot, oakland at 31. then it will continue to probably be in the upper 30s and low 40s throughout this evening. now, tomorrow, things are going to change eventually. tim has a look at the advisories that go into effect late tonight throughout the morning. >> the advisories are going into effect at midnight through most of the state. and across the top tier of the state. elkton to washington county. now, on the far western edge, the dark blue you see there. that is a winter storm warning in effect. they're expected to get higher amounts of snow as the system moves on through. what we're expecting out there, roughly 4 to 8 inches in higher elevation there. and across the rest of the state, we're looking for a coating to an inch around the 95 corridor. out towards, say, hagerstown. then we're looking at rain flurry events with maybe a little mixture of events there
from lower eastern shore. we'll continue to monitor this. the real key is going to be the drop in temperatures and the winds as they pick up through tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. bob will have your complete updated first warning forecast. back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. maryland is on theerg of allowing same-sex marriage. right now, lawmakers are allowing the controversial bill. political reporter pat warren is following the hearing in the house. mike hellgren has reaction to the issue that has become the talk of the town. let's go to pat warren with more on the debate that certainly will be contentious. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. for the first time ever, this bill is being heard by two house committees at the same time, excluding the chances that it will be thrown out for a full house debate. >> reporter: this puts well- meaning people on different sides of what is fair and equal and what is right. >> it is not right or just that the children of gay couples should have lesser protections under the law than the children
of other families in our state. >> gays and lesbians bring children into a situation. and so now, here we are with the children. and if you don't give us -- don't let us get married, children won't receive the benefits that heterosexual couples do. that's being used. children are being used. >> i had a father who left when i was 2. i had a stepfather who committed suicide when i was 13. and i like to say today that the best "dad" i've ever had is a woman. >> if two women were able to join together in an intimate physical sexual union and bring a child into the world, then i could begin to understand that argument. but as it is, gender does matter. >> we have been together for 13 years, married for six years. phillip is from east baltimore. i'm from the west side. who says mixed marriages can't
work? [ laughter ] >> reporter: testimony started around 1:00 this afternoon. it is continuing, even as we speak. we're told to expect a vote from the house committee sometime next week. reporting live, i'm pat warren. back to you. >> complete coverage continues now with mike hellgren, with more on what people are saying about this hot-button issue. >> reporter: denise, we got heartfelt opinions today on an issue that has divided maryland. and many believe this has become too politicized. >> reporter: as politicians debated same-sex marriage in annapolis, about an hour away in baltimore, the topic sids -- sizzled like the grill at lunch. >> what do you think? for or against? or indifference? >> doesn't matter to me. >> i think people should have the choice to do whatever they want to do. >> me, personally, i would not vote for it. >> it's not hurting anybody. so, you know, why shouldn't they be able to do it? >> reporter: recent polls show maryland voters in a dead heat.
some are fed up with the politics. >> government orders. step back from all of this stuff. getting too involved in telling people what they can do and what they can't do. >> they're looking at that matter, this matter as a possible vote getter. the church and state is also obviously, to me, an important piece. but they are intertwined. they've allowed themselves to get intertwined in this issue. >> reporter: for some, it's about civil rights. for others, religion. for all, it's the talk of the town. >> gay marriage is out of the question. >> why are you for it? >> well, you know, everyone is a human being. everyone has their rights. >> reporter: why don't you like it? >> god didn't create us to be like that. >> i think it's something that should be voiced. i think that people is living in fear of their life and they should be able to say "yes, i do." >> reporter: and there are developments in this issue across the country.
in washington state, lawmakers passed same-sex marriage. they're debating it right now in new jersey. and it could soon reach the u.s. supreme court. reporting live in north baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, thank you very much, mike. now, same-sex marriage is currently legal in six states and washington, d.c. in his own words, if are the -- for the first time, a jury hears from george huguely, accused of killing cockeysville native, yeardley love. both students attended there. jessica kartalija joins us with more on how the chilling testimony had the defendants in tears. jessica? >> reporter: vic, love's family, huguely, and at least two jurors were in tears today, after they heard what happened when huguely learned his former girlfriend, yeardley love, was dead. >> reporter: yeardley love's family leaves a virginia courtroom in tears today. former university of valacrosse- - virginia lacrosse player,
george huguely admitted he wrestled with love, but said he never strangled or punched her. the footage was recorded hours after love's body was discovered in her own apartment in may of 2010. huguely told police he had gone to talk to love about their on again, off again relationship. but insists he didn't inflict lethal injury. a charlottesville detective told huguely, quote, she's dead. huguely: how the expletive, is she dead? because you killed her, george. george responds, she's dead? she's dead? she's dead? how? how? i didn't even, expletive, hit her. i don't believe it. >> reporter: in the courtroom, huguely and at least two jurors sobbed as that tape was played. this comes just one day after former university of north carolina lacrosse player mike burns testified he and love "hooked up" during their
college years but never dated. burns also told jurors at a party, less than three months before the murder, that he barged into a room, after hearing screams of "help me, help me." he said he found huguely with love on the floor, in a choke hold and saw george's hands around yeardley's neck. huguely let go, and love fled the room, crying hysterically, saying "thank you so much ." >> reporter: charlottesville police testified that huguely quickly changed from a person of interest in love's murder to primary suspect because of bruised knuckles and a fresh cut on has arm. vic some. >> jessica, thank you. huguely had admitted to police that he had consumed 20 drinks the day love died, saying it was the most drunk he had ever been. check in with wjz for the complete coverage of the george george huguely trial. count on us to bring you updates from the courtroom. a white house compromise on a birth control controversy. religious institutions will not have to pay for contraception
coverage. but women who work for those organizations will still be able to get it. randall pinkston reports for wjz, with more on the revised plan. >> reporter: president obama tried to end the uproar over part of his healthcare law that calls for free contraception. his solution will allow female employees of religious institutions to obtain free birth control. but their employers don't have to pay for it. >> if a woman's employer is a religious hospital that provides objection as part of their health plan. the insurance company, not the hospital, not the charity, will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptionive -- contraceptive care, free of charge. >> the administration originally gave itself a year to work out details am. but when it became a controversial thing, the president asked them to fast track it. >> it became clear that taking
months or years was not an option. >> reporter: the head of the catholic church, says the change is a step in the right direction but the church will reserve judgment until it has all the details. >> reporter: speaking at a conservative convention, 2008 presidential candidate mike huckabee thanked president obama for giving the gop a reason to unify. >> thank you, president obama, for giving the republicans what we couldn't have done. >> reporter: in new york, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: now, the change takes effect in august 2013. caught on camera. baltimore city police issued new rules when it comes to when people can report officers in the public. >> they say in most instances, officers cannot stop people
from taping crime scenes. it comes just days before a federal court hearing on a civil suit, brought by a man who says an officer confiscated a cell phone. there are some exceptions to the new rules, including allowing police to seize a camera if evidence from a crime is captured. this would include taping a license plate number of a getaway car from a crime scene. vic? >> mary, the issue has come up in the state before, when state police charged a motorist, who videotaped a police stop and posted it on you tube. a judge tossed the charges out. some car makers are doing more to keep you safe on the road. and this next generation is on display at the convention center downtown. and that's where wjz is live right now. weijia jiang has a look at some remarkable safety features. weijia? >> reporter: we have checked out a lot of these cars and talked to people who have been blown away, not by how fast or sleek they are, but how many new features are in place
protect them. >> reporter: no doubt they're great eye candy. >> it's beautiful. beautiful. i love to drive it. >> reporter: but the cars parked in the baltimore convention from boast more than beauty. they're smart. very smart. >> phone. >> reporter: in this ford edge. >> call alonzo. >> reporter: saying a couple of words out loud isn't enough to call someone. >> calling alonzo on cell. >> reporter: and i don't know about you, but parallel parking is not my favorite thing to do. while some of these cars have a button for that. >> this will automatically parallel park a vehicle for you. so all sorts of safety features are available for you. >> reporter: in fact, there's a button for just about everything. >> like text, voice to text. if you speak into the microphone, it will detect. >> reporter: then alongside the modern cars, a mangled bmw that is the result of a driver texting behind the wheel. the team at university of maryland shock trauma is displaying it to send a message to buyers. >> they need to think about
buyer they can do hands free. >> i have a wife and daughter. i want them to be safe when they're with me. and i want to come back alive, certainly myself. >> anything to prevent distracted driving and accidents is a good thing. >> reporter: if you want to check out any of the features for yourself, you can. you can actually climb inside these cars, see a demo, even take them out for a spin. reporting live in downtown baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> you can check out the cars all this weekend, tomorrow from 10:00 to 10:00. then sunday, from 10:00 to 7:00. having flumplegged -- flunked the parallel parking the first time i took the driver's test, i needed that car. >> you flunked it? >> the first time. only the first time. many, many years ago. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. sandusky speaks. >> all of a sudden, these people turn on me when they have been in my home. with their kids. >> the man at the center of the penn state sex abuse scandal talks about the case against him.
what else he is saying. the stress of living with toxic chemicals in your drinking water from spilled gasoline. a problem in jacksonville, compounded by a judge's ruling, slashing millions from the damages that exxon owes. i'm mike schuh, the story next. i'm alex demetrick. economic up, leading the future one crab at a time. that story as eyewitness news continues. get ready for another brief taste of winter. stick around for the updated first warning forecast coming up ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a maryland appeals court deals a blow to the people in baltimore county. mike schuh reports, the state's second highest court knocked about $70 million off exxon's bill. >> reporter: a baltimore count i jury -- county jury told exxon, the cost of this station, polluting the drinking water to homes is $2 french million. -- $247 million. money if to make up the lost value in those homes and the distress. this court of special appeals sides with exxon and throws out much of the monitoring and emotional distress. >> the property damage aspect of this decision has been affirmed. >> reporter: meaning the money to restore a home's lost value is safe. schneider won the war but so far has lost this battle. he points to a statement exxon made at the opening of the
trial. the exxon attorney says, we at exxon mobil are responsible. we are sorry. this should not have happened. it's unacceptable. >> yeah. when it comes time to damages that they don't like as being too high, they file an appeal. and i think it's about time for the judges of this state to protect citizens of this state. >> reporter: six years later, most of the 26,000 gallons of gas and its cancer-causing chemicals are still here, underground. today, exxon continues to try to suck the toxic mess up and out of the ground. >> reporter: angry, upset, unsettled. the words of affected homeowners who are too shaken up to talk about what happened here on camera. people who wonder, what's next? >> reporter: schneider says he will appeal to the state's highest court, if they don't take the case. a retrial on emotional damages would happen in towson. >> reporter: schneider has 46 days in which to file his appeal in towson. back to you on tv hill.
>> that ruling does not affect those who are a part of the other group of neighbors who sued and won a record judgment against exxon. the oil giant is appealing that ruling. it's a numbers game that affects livelihoods to dinner tables in maryland. and right now, the count is on. alex demetrick went out on the bay, where scientists are counting crabs. >> reporter: this is just one of 750 locations, where maryland scientists go dredging for crabbing each winter. >> reporter: what they shake loose had been hibernalitying, which is perfect for counting crabs. >> we need an idiesel situation -- ideal situation where they are stuck. and in place, where we can get an accurate count. >> reporter: after the population plummeted a few years ago, placing restrictions on females led to a rebound. >> we've seen more crabs in the bay than we have in the early years of the survey.
we've seen high abundances. we've seen high levels of recruitment. >> reporter: and that's produced bigger harvests for watermen the last few years. as for what is coming this year, there's still a few more weeks of weighing, measuring and counting to do. >> i can't give you any distinct true numberwise. but the signs are encouraging. >> reporter: maryland's count is only half of the survey. virginia is doing the same thing in its part of the bay. and later this spring, both sets of numbers will be added up. >> we're hoping that we'll have good news. >> reporter: and grow to legal size for harvesting. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> and last year, the survey placed a number of crabs in the bay at about 450 million. >> wow. and according to bob, that's probably low, compared to the way it was years and years and years ago. >> can you imagine how the bay looked in 1600? >> the bay is going to get very windy lighter tomorrow. and tomorrow night, there will be a gale warning out there.
here's a live look outside right now. this scene, i understand, is going to be changing within the next 24 hours or so. >> yes, particularly tomorrow afternoon. that's going to cause things to change. now, overnight tonight, we'll see a little rain and snow mixture. i don't think we'll see much overnight. but during the day, afternoon, and early evening on saturday, when that arctic air comes in, we could see some snow squalls. and things could get croz frozen -- get frozen later tomorrow night. that's when i think we'll have the major problems with our region. take a look at temps around the area. still very warm for the most part. and they'll stay above freezing until at least tomorrow afternoon. 36 in hagerstown. they can be a little accumulation on the grass tonight. north of the city. but most of that, around our region is just going to melt overnight. 31 in oakland. 36 in cumberland. garrett county is going to get really hammered with lake-
effect snow, tomorrow, tomorrow night, into sunday. they could see as much as 8 to maybe 10 or 12 inches in the higher mountains of garrett county. for our region, take a look at this graphic we set up for you. for our local area, d.c. through baltimore, maybe up to cecil county, a coating to an inch. this saul day -- is all day, mainly into tonight. by evening, it will accum accumulate on the streets. if not treated. 48-plus. a little rain-flurry mixture down to the south and east. 42 here, up to the north of us, a few upper 30s showing up. we did have a few flakes of snow around owings mills. now, 40, westminster. 44 down by the bay. annapolis, d.c. and kent island. 46/27 today. the average is 44 and 26. and the record, 66. and a very cold 1899, 7 below zero. right now, very light winds in the area, really not a major factor until late tomorrow, when low pressure off the coast
of florida and low pressure to the south of us, moves off the east coast, develops into a low pressure that is going to cause snow across eastern new england, boston area, maine, cape cod, could see some decent snow by late tomorrow afternoon and sunday. for our area, this arctic front. you gotta see these snow showers breaking out of the great lakes. a little area of snow down to the south and west. all moving across the region. later tonight, a mixed precipitation. most of it will not accumulate until tomorrow, when that colder air begins to move in. and it's going to get windy and cold tomorrow night. wind chills probably around 10 degrees. and a cold, but dry sunday for the region. gale warning tomorrow night. small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow. so tonight, a little rain-snow- shower activity. 34. downtown probably no lower than 37. it really won't stick tomorrow. 43. and dropping with the snow showers. and it could accumulate, as you mentioned, particularly north and west of the city, late in the afternoon and tomorrow night, with a quick snow
squall. going to be wintry by tomorrow night. >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. right now, anyone 17 or older can walk into a pharmacy and get the morning after pill. but how about putting it in the campus vending machine? i'm monique griego. we'll tell you which university is considering that option. sex abuse scandal. a judge makes a critical ruling in a case of a syracuse assistant coach. coming up, it's a national symbols. the bald eagle is making a comeback here in maryland. a look at how mankind is making,
tonight. taking shots at his friends and neighbors. former penn state assistant coach, jerry sandusky, speaks out about the sexual abuse allegations against him and the community that has turned against him had. manuel gallegus reports from the courthouse where today's hearing took place. >> reporter: jerry sandusky said he doesn't understand why his neighbors have turned against him. >> all of a sudden, these people turn on me when they have been in my home. with their kids. when they've attended birthday parties, when they have been on that deck. >> reporter: prosecutors claim neighbors have complained about the accused sex offender, watching from his deck, as children play in the elementary school behind his house. >> because of allegations and perceptions that have tried to have been created of me. now i can't take our dog on my deck and throw out biscuits to him. >> reporter: the former coach is under house arrest, accused of abusing young boys for over a decade.
prosecutors argued in court, he should be confined to the inside of his home. >> reporter: prosecutors also ask that jurors for sandusky's upcoming trial be selected from outside the county, because so many here have ties to penn state. >> we want the verdict to be not only an actually valid verdict, but one perceived to be so as well. >> reporter: with his wife dottie at his side, sandusky also talked about his request to the court to be able to see or at least talk to his grandchildren. >> reporter: when grandchildren call on my birthday and they ask to talk to me, ask she has to tell them that they can't, i'm sensitive to that. >> reporter: sandusky's defense attorney described his client as concerned, depressed and sad. his trial is set to begin in may. in bel font, pennsylvania, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and a ruling on today's motion is expected early next week. new developments at the scandal at syracuse university.
>> reporter: a new york judge has just ruled that salacious claims against bernie fine's wife have no part in the slander lawsuit against syracuse basketball coach jim bayheim. two former ball boys accused bayheim of defamation for calling them out after they accused former assistant coach bernie fine of abusing them. the men wanted information about allegations that lori fine had sex with former syracuse players. neither fine is defendant in a lawsuit. and fine has not been charged in the case. vic? >> reporter: mary, thank you. the two alleged victims sued bayheim for saying that they were just out for money. a major headache for one homeowner in anne arundel county. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene on king malcolm drive in odenton. an suv crashed through the wall of the house. no one was hurt. but the cause of the accident is under investigation. birth control in a vending machine? that is what one local university is considering. monique griego has more on the
controversial idea. >> reporter: cookies, chips and soda are commonly found in vending machines. but how about birth control? >> just really shocked. like they would put it in a vending machine. >> reporter: health leaders at towson university are looking to make plan b, also known as the morning after pill, available in a vending machine at the student health center. >> reporter: their move comes after shippensburg university in pennsylvania installed one. >> if we can remove barriers to a very useful kind of method of protection and reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy in our student population, that is something we're committed to doing. >> reporter: plan b can be taken after sex to prevent pregnancy. it does not work if you're already pregnant. it's currently available, over the counter, to anyone over the age of 17. >> it's like buying condoms. like people are embarrassed to buy condoms, so you don't. and then you end up needing plan b. >> right now, students need an payment to get to plan b. >> i really had to talk to a nurse, yeah, i'd do it. but now, if it is in a vending
machine, it's much easier. >> reporter: health leaders want to make it clear, the vending machines will not be out in the open on campus. it will be inside the health center, and students will have to check in to use it. >> i don't feel like it's a good idea. because i feel like kids will keep going to it. >> i think it needs to be more more of a conversation than just i'm going to get a bag of chips. >> the goal is to prevent un. said pregnancy. >> reporter: and the vending machine would sell plan b for $25 a bill. once again, though, the university is considering the idea and nothing has been officially approved. vic? >> reporter: because plan b vending machines have gotten so much attention, the fda is looking into the issue. maryland is announcing financial help for homeowners facing foreclosure. now, colleges are flooding the hotlines in baltimore. it's the result of a multibillion dollar settlement with five big banks or sketchy
foreclosure practices. nearly $1 billion is being made to maryland home owners to help them avoid foreclosures. time now for a quick look at stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. more on the new rules regarding city police being videotaped by the public. a closer look at the winter survey of crabs. and the future of the maryland duke rivalry, after conference expansion. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. the american bald eagle, now back from the brink of extinction, is flocking to an unlikely spot here in maryland. tonight, wjz's adam may reveals a new threat to this majestic bird and the critical role we play in protecting this symbol of freedom. >> reporter: alongside the u.s. military. [ gunshot ] >> reporter: conducting tests at the aberdeen proving ground, an unlikely partner. american bald eagles, which live across maryland are now flocking to this military base in harford county. every year, government
scientists study the majestic birds from the air, tracking a surprising change in the eagle population. >> so it's very early on a sunday morning. we're getting in the helicopter now to go count the bald eagle. >> reporter: wjz is the first tv station ever allowed to fly over the top-secret proving ground. back in 1977, only one pair of bald eagles live here. the birds are on the edge of extinction, after they left them sterile anding and eggs brittle. but now, dubbing this an environmental triumph. >> obviously a change here over the last 30, 40 years. >> well, it's really gone up exponentially. >> reporter: in fact, biologists discovered, maryland has one of the largest eagle populations in the entire country. during our three-hour flights, we count 154. >> what are the eagles like about the proving ground? >> the undisturbed shore line. >> reporter: for a closer look, biologist linda hartsle took us to a nesting site near a firing
range. >> so the explosions don't bother the eagles. >> they don't faze them. they're like background noise now. >> reporter: they imitate details of the eagles' lives. pairs that produce for life produced more than 80 chicks last year. >> we're almost like magnets magnets for eagles in this area. >> reporter: but the explosion leads to a new threat. eagles need undisturbed shorelines and decades of development has disturbed their habitat. when too many eagles are crammed into one place, it can lead to dangerous fights for territory like this. >> along the western shore and eastern shore lines of maryland, you have so much development going on that it is putting pressure on the eagles. their aggressiveness, they're reaching their pairing capacity. >> reporter: eag will -- eagle populations are growing so dense in aberdeen and other places, that some eagles are now moving close to human
development, where they face another danger, power lines. last year, dozens broke their wings, flying into wires at high speeds. >> there's a fracture right down at the joint that we can't surgically repair. >> the challenge is to preserve their habitat. >> they can't all live at aberdeen. >> and there is definitely habitat out there. we need to make sure we continue to protect them. >> adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> bald eagles finally made it off the protected list in 2007. of course most of us can't see the eagles at the proving ground. but there is another hot spot nearby. to find it, log onto wjz.com. >> beautiful. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. obsessive compulsive burglar? a woman finds a man in her home. and wait until you hear what he was doing. highway tragedy. police are looking for a man involved in a wrong-way fatal crash. arctic air this weekend. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. and wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour.
interstate 10. but they were unable to reach it before the head-on collision. the driver of the jeep and four people in the other car were all killed. two other vehicles were involved. those drivers suffered minor injuries. first responders in british columbia say they can only watch in horror, as a fiery accident claims an entire family. police say a couple and their two young children were on vacation when their suv crossed the center line and collided with a tractor-trailer. the driver of the semi suffered minor injuries. investigators are still trying to determine a cause. but they say weather was not a factor. a burglar forgets about stealing items from an indiana home. when ashley murray walked into her house, she said she found a man she did not know, cooking dinner and doing her laundry. he even cleaned her floors. she said even though the chicken he cooked smelled good, she was too afraid to eat it. >> i don't know what he put in there, i don't know if he mixed something in there, thinking it was his house or what. so we just threw that in the
trash can. [ laughter ] >> reporter: police say this was the man who broke in. they believe he may have been on some type of drug. which i'd like to get my hands on. because [ inaudible ] come home and have people doing my laundry. wow. scott pelley has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. after after an outcry, the president has shifted his controversial policy on ensuring birth control. we'll tell you what happened inside the white house and we'll tell you the church's reaction today. tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
a cloudy, cool friday evening across the region. some could wake up to snow on the ground. and wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are updating the first warning forecast, into next week. let's go first outside to tim. hello, tim. >> reporter: well, definitely a little bit of mist already out here now. temperatures are starting to drop. but right now, still a little too mild. we'll go down tonight to around 30 degrees. and tomorrow, temperatures will start to drop. we'll have a little rain-snow mix after about sunrise.
and turning into intermittent snow showers throughout the day. we've talked about the accumulation. of course you can keep posted on those on wjz.com. tomorrow night is the key. temperatures drop and the winds really pick up. for the next five days, woo we send it in to bob. i think tomorrow night is really going to feel like winter in some areas. particularly west of us, where it will get much colder. it will be windy. could be a snow squam. could give us a quick accumulation in some areas. and could freeze up quickly after dark. 43 down to 18 tomorrow night. with the winds, it will feel more like 10 degrees will 32, that's all the high we're expecting on sunday, with partly cloudy skies. and still breeze. warming up again. 40, 44, and 50 again by next wednesday. so two or three really cold days. then it warms up again. >> thank you very much. the stars are getting ready for music's biggest night. the 54th annual grammy awards will be handed out this sunday. bigat shaban reports for wjz with the latest.
crews are getting the stage ready for music's biggest night. the teleprompter is up. and the celebrity seat assignments. >> it's the grammys. it's very prestigious. >> reporter: katy perry's fire song is up for record of the year. but she faces fierce competition, especially from adele, who was nominated for six awards, including record of the year. song of the year, and album of the year. >> there's a fire ♪ >> she will preview her voice on "60 minutes" for the first time since undergoing throat surgery in november. >> finally, i can see crystal clear ♪ >> reporter: but her first live performance since the operation will be at the grammys. >> the fact that she will be on stage, singing, everybody will be definitely paying attention to that. >> reporter: the beach boys are back. and they're rehearsing for their big reunion at the grammys. their first live performance in more than two decades. >> reporter: brian wilson, mike love and the rest of the band
will perform with maroon 5. and indy band, foster the people. >> how do you feel i feel good. >> we are stoked. >> reporter: collaborations are always big at the grammys. r&b stars, monica and brandy, rehearsed their duet. and carrie underwood will sing with tony bennett. it promises to be a big night for those watching in the audience and at home. in los angeles, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> so don't miss all of the excitement when ll cool j hosts the annual grammy awards. that's this sunday. followed by eyewitness news. >> that's right. whenever it is done airing, live. still to come on eyewitness news. have the orioles seen the last of brian roberts? >> mark sits down with gm dan duquette and gets the latest on,
well, brian roberts still dealing with concussion. wjz the fan sports report. >> that's a guy you'd like to have, come this season. brian roberts is the longest- tenured and most accomplished player currently on the orioles' roster. but in two years, he has gone from all-star to abcent. he -- absent. he has missed most of the last two seasons. it does remain a question whether he will play again.
today, a -- i sat down with orioles' dan duquette. at no point, though, did duquette mention brian roberts in listing his established players. so i asked him, what is the second baseman's status? and in his response, it's clear, the team is prepared to move forward without roberts. >> we have gone about our business in the eefnltsdz that he's not -- event that he's not with us. and if he's going to be with us, i think that would be a big bonus for the whole organization. we have to be guided by how much activity he can do and how he adjusts to it. we're going to find out in spring training, based on how he responds to the activity if he's going to be able to help us or not. >> reporter: well, the o's are counting on help from a beefed up bull pen that now includes veteran reliever, luis ayala. he signed a contract this afternoon. he is a seven-year major leaguer. pitched for five different teams. the 45-year-old right-hander is coming off a strong season. he is the eighth new pitcher
added to the orioles roster this season. adam jones, all-star outfielder, scheduled for an arbitration hearing. negotiations are under way to settle jones' salary before arbitration. the gm hopeful that an agreement is reached. jones is asking for $7 million. the o's have countered with $5 million. it's a big weekend of college basketball, tipping off tonight. here in baltimore, as loyola takes on iona, in a matchup of teams tied for first place in the metro conference. i'll have highlights tonight at 11:00. and coming up tomorrow, maryland hits the road, big game at duke. and the college lacrosse season starts tomorrow for the towson tigers. they play jacksonville university in florida. that game will mark the debut for tiger's new coach, sean navin, who is charged with reviving a tired lacrosse program at towson. >> we have a great tradition at towson. 1959, we started playing.
ncaa champions. final 4s. and those things are important to towson. they're a must. they're our goals on a year-to- year basis. >> navin takes over the towson program coached by tony seman. finally, golf's pebble beach pro am plows over the course in northern california. one of the amateurs playing with the pros. new england patriots coach bill belichick. fresh off the super bowl. and his putt is wide life. wide left. how is that possible from such a short distance? oh, no. >> no, he didn't. >> wide left is entirely possible and sometimes very painful. [ laughter ] one of them cost more than the other. >> yeah. a lot more. >> but it's better to laugh than it is to cry. >> i agree with you there. thank you, mark. be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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