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traffic is able to pass that incident, however you can expect minor delays. traffic is looking good. wet, slick roads this morning, so use some caution as we take a peek at our drive times. they are going to be up a little bit as you make your way southbound, because of that fallen tree. no problems on the jfk, from the beltway, only a 4 minute trip. it is 5:00. an adult advertising here in baltimore, but you are about to hear from one mom who is outraged over this r-rated ride. linda joins us now to explain. >> it involves a pole, some provocative clothing and women dancing in a van. it's called the stripper mobile. one mom wants it off the streets. the stripper mobile pulled up to them. she had a lot of explaning to
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do to her children. baltimore police say it's legal as long as the women are dressed. >> it wasn't a glance. it was a 25 minute pole dance show that my children got. my son said i'm sick and tired of the lady truck. i think they were embarrassed. >> police say they received no complaints over the weekend. the stripper mobile has been on tour for two years and the manager of the club says you can expect to see it again in baltimore. in the studio, linda so. democracy 2010. the key state today is the keystone state of pennsylvania. pennsylvania, arkansas, and kentucky will be focused on as most voters head to the polls this morning. sherrie johnson shows us what is at stake in two key races in pennsylvania. >> there's one special election and highly contested
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u.s. senate race in pennsylvania. former republican, arlen spector who switched to the democratic party is facing joe. it's a special election to fill the seat of the late john mertha. chris considers himself a conservative democrat who is pro life and pro guns while burns comes from a small business background. he spent time as a community volunteer in arkansas, another obama supported candidate, senator blanch lincoln is in the fight for her political life, facing a tough challenge from bill halter. in the race to replace jim bunking. now, greyson is trailing in the polls, and the son of former libertarian president, ron paul. republicans say it's time for a change. >> happy with washington. we want people who are going to
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fight to change washington and i believe that's going to be a characteristic all across the country. >> coming up, we'll take a closer look at the u.s. senate primary in pennsylvania and what is in it for arlen spector. it is 5:03. it has happened again. several children are wanted this morning for beating a pit bull puppy to death with a stick. golfers right here at the carl park golf course spotted the group of kids, so they chased the children away, but it died on the way. just over a year's time that we have seen a series of attacks on pit bulls, including one set on fire, another stoned with bricks and rocks. many parents struggle with getting their kids on a proper sleep schedule. making sure they get enough rest. this morning, we continue our week long series of sleep week. health experts say that sleep
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is important to your child's health. learning, memory, and mood swings. >> putting yourself to sleep is a learned skill and it is one of our jobs as parents to teach our children how to put themselves to sleep. >> this morning at 6:00 on good morning maryland, a look at how to establish an early bedtime, and how to understand your child's sleep window. >> back to no problem sleeping. kyle is allowed two runs and six innings as the kansas city royals defeated 4-3 under their new manager. a crowd of a little more than 9,000. that's the second smallest. turned out on a wet, chilly night with the two worst records. final score, 5-3. we'll have much more. all right, some say the practice should be outlawed. >> controversy is brewing over
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thsituation the b pill. the elaborate web of lies one man created at two colleges and what he nearly got away with. first, let's find out about our weather today. >> 5:05 and temperature is 54 degrees in baltimore. we have moisture on our camera lens. 90% humidity. that's the wind. northeast at 10. it's cooler, damp, and keeping us stuck in the muck for yet another day. it's going to be chilly and wet. we'll talk about that coming up. right now, let's see what's happening at the mta. >> we have a wet roadway slowing things up. out there on the bus system, look for the number 51 bus to be diverted at washington boulevard due to construction on the scene. the number five bus, and the 23 and 55 buses will have a
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diversion on back river neck road. light rail, metro look good. i'm mark jones.
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[ sniffs ] morning. you got in pretty late last night. dad, i'm not sixteen anymore. still, it was late. well... you're not gonna have to worry about that anymore. yeah, why's that? ♪ todd's a lucky man. ♪ the best part of wakin' up... ♪ that's what i told him when we talked last week. ♪ ...is folgers in your cup now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful
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doppler radar. >> at 5:08, we take a look at maryland's most powerful radar and regional radars. look at all this green, a lot of rain coming up from the carolinas. most of the rain is offshore is from virginia beach down south. and we have heavy rains showing up on to the eastern shore and southern maryland. so sols sullsbury. we are going to be right on the edge of this thing as we head throughout the day. and another one back to our west. 54 in baltimore. not much variation this morning. low 50s into the upper 50s with a breeze and continued pockets of drizzle or rain through the afternoon and this evening. 5:09, let's go back to kim. >> the mist and road spray could reduce your visibility, so be careful.
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rain not affecting us too much on 795, southbound from route 40 towards the beltway is going to take you 9 minutes. as we take a peek at cameras, not a whole lot of volume. there's a peek at the beltway, at frederick road, traffic looks good. we peek here at the beltway. no real problems to tell you about. 83 southbound, due to a fallen tree, so definitely use some caution. back to you. >> it's 5:10, and our forefathers brought america together. >> it's who we often refer to. >> it's funny, george washington and thomas jefferson grew it. >> but it's what some want growing around the nation that is fueling a lot of debates. >> just ask one oregon man. now you see the child, and now you don't. larry, we just had the carpets cleaned.
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that was the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno. but the pizza came with cheesy breadsticks. breadsticks? i guess there was a pizza guy. yes there was... me. ( laughs ) new digiorno pizza & breadsticks. unbelievable fresh-baked taste, now with a full order of soft, cheesy bçs taste. believe. it's not delivery. it's digiorno pizza & breadscks. she found the box. maybe because you left it right on the counter.
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around the nation this morning, iowa doctors are dispensing the abortion pill. the doctor is present through a web cam and patients are not in the same room or in the same city when doctors prescribe the pill. a national antiabortion group has filed a complaint with the iowa medical board claiming it's against state law not to have a doctor present. the patient is counseled by staff before stepping in front
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of the camera and receiving the pill. in portland, oregon, transportation officials want to know how a four-year-old got off the train with his father still on board. it happened sunday evening. this is surveillance video. the child was running around and darted out the door. people at the stop say that the child was with his dad until the dad was able to come back. >> you have to be brilliant, right? to get into harvard. it's the smarts one man had to he used to con his way into harvard, university. this man racked up academic prizes. tens of thousands of dollars in grants. he is even accused of attending m.i.t. and he coauthored several books. a grand jury charged him with larceny and identity fraud among other charges. he'll write about this and make his money back. in north carolina, it's less about smoking it and more about making materials out of
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it. a long history. it has mixed connotations. there's a movement to legalize him legalizing in the u.s. soaps to snack bars are being sold. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> all this cool weather, wet weather, and a few days of sun and warm, everything is growing like a weed out there. we have ourselves 5/18 on the almanac. and it looks like we are going to be stuck in the 50s today. running below normal and we will stay in that trend for another couple of days. a good growing season for the farmers. a lot of moisture and we sprinkle in an occasional sunny day here and there. record is back in 1973.
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the sun is up at 5:51. you will not see it. 54 is what we are showing on the barometer. 54 towards new york. norfolk starting to get the influence. the rain fall helps to suppress any building pollutants. but it's going to be another gloomy day. we are stuck with the same wave in the atmosphere that is pushing north, northeasterly flow. while most of the rain is blocked to the south and east. it will fill in some of this moisture back towards the west. we plan to have another wet day for today. areas of low pressure contain around this basic origin that continues to keep his environment unsettled and that will be the case through tomorrow. not much of an end in sight for the next couple of days. indicating a redevelopment of more moisture.
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keep that umbrella handy and lingering moisture, drizzle fog overnight and through tomorrow, lingering showers, but not as chilly. and dry things out. as we head on through thursday. wet weather continues. periods of rain or drizzle, 58. the two degree guarantee. for tonight, settle it back down to 50 with rain, drizzle, and fog. still a chance of a shower, but not as cool. we'll get back up to 67. let's get you back on the roads at 5:17. here is kim brown. >> we are soon going to have video of that downed tree on the southbound side. they cleared that out of the right lane, so it's off to the right shoulder. you may see some debris and branches. as we take a peek at our cameras, we are looking good around the beltway. we don't have any accidents to let you know about. lots of rain and some spray on the roadways. as we take a peek at our drive times, all looking good for the
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most part. it should take you five minutes. 95 southbound looking good. a 3 minute ride down towards the beltway. no problems. 6 minutes between the 95 split down to 295 this morning. megan and jamie, back to you. it's tina fey's birthday today. tina fey is 40 today. country musician, george strait, i can sing george strait to jay-z. george strait is 58 today and my hero, the greatest third baseman, brooksy is 73 today. brooks robinson. 1937. >> happy birthday, brooks, such a great guy. >> if you are having a birthday, send us a photo of you, your friend, whoever it is celebrating a birthday to morningshow@wmar.com. send it a few days in advance. everybody wants one. we are giving away two apple
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ipads. you want to know how to win? watch good morning maryland and watch for the daily text and you can win a 32 gig apple ipod. the contest runs through may 21 and we will pick two winners, randomly selected. >> an apple o pad? >> yeah. all right. stay with us, sandra, one of the first winners of the ipad, listen to this. she dropped by the station yesterday. there she is right there. so if you want to be like sandra, you have time to win one. go for the code word, you have until 2:00 p.m. friday to enter for the contest and giving away an ipad, that's after the season finale of "dancing with the stars." >> there you go. take care. you may have been picked on in school and didn't know what
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to do. >> baltimore city schools say it's bullying and it has to end. how they plan to fight it. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virg where baltore go to g . maybe it's because baltimore loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. xx
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now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> 5:22. we have rain basically around the bay, the eastern shore, and some drizzle on the west side. a lot of spray on the roads as well and it's going to stay in
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the 50s today. get up to 67, that's still below normal. we'll try to get near normal on thursday. friday, we'll push 83. back in the 70s over the weekend and we'll increase that threat of rain once again on saturday afternoon and through sunday. it is 5:23 right now. let's get back up to new york and get this morning's tech bites. >> in today's tech bites, best buy is ready to take on net flix, apple, and other online video services. it will start renting and selling movies on the internet by the end of the month. it will carry the cinema now brand which best buy bought. they intend to offer all movies on web connected devices. >> promote video games, the group is teaming up with nintendo to promote the wii, saying it will ebb courage americans to take the first step toward fitness.
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allen wake is a new game out today that may keep gamers glued to their couches. the title character is searching for his wife, when an evil darkness engulfs the town they are in. wake is armed with a flashlight and a gun. it feels a bit like the old show, twin peeks. >> light and darkness play a huge role in the game. you have that flashlight with you all the time and make sure your lantern stays charged because the monsters are powered by darkness, and the atmosphere and the story telling, it is a little bit of a cookie cutter action adventure game. we would have liked to see asp a creative inventive story line, mixed with more creative game play. >> allen wake is only available on the xbox 360. ever post something on facebook only to instantly regret it? if so, you're not alone. one in three people using
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social networking have posters remorse and nearly 30% of those regretted a comment or photo said it caused problems at home, work, or in their relationship. definitely best to think twice before you tweet. for information on all these stories, log on to the technology page of abcnews.com. those are your tech bites. this morning's tech bites brought to you by carnival cruise lines.
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now, good morning maryland. we have to be 21 to be in a strip club, but if you are 21 and under sitting on a baltimore interstate, all you had to do is watch and wonderful. tens and thousands of sex offenders are locked up. they will stay that way if they fall under a certain category. >> to a child, this looks fun, it cost two little boys their
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lives. the federal government wants to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> thanks for joining us, it's tuesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> it's national yawn day. >> is it really? >> i just made that up. >> they have national everything day, so why not? >> justin burke, my story again. >> that is contagious, too. 5:28, good morning to you. this is going to be tough to deal with because we have ourselves another day that is below normal with temperatures and yes, it's going to stay dark and cloudy and wet. 50 right now in silver spring, even up towards westminster, which is 51 in perry hall. regional radar sweeps showing we have ourselves at the edge of the rain. south of baltimore, annapolis, and cambridge, and toward sullsbury. there's more where that came from. we have ourselves the edge of
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the rain in the baltimore area. less to the west, more to the east and continues into the afternoon with a guaranteed high of 58 degrees. take that jacket and bring the umbrella. 5:29 now on the clock. here is kim with traffic. >> we don't have any crashes to tell you about, but another possible incident of some trees falling. this time in baltimore county. green spring valley road. so keep that in mind. we also had a tree blocking the right shoulder as you approach. taking a peek around the cameras, really quiet so far traffic wise. traffic moving well, no real issues as we look around some more. here at the i-70 interchange, traffic moving a little bit below speed. drivers taking it easy because of the wet roads. here on the southwest side, no real problems as you make your way towards 85. megan and jamie, back to you. now to a developing story. baltimore has a new slogan. it's called find your happy

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