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the first lady is in town today for a fundraiser and her schedule is pretty full. and if you're eating salad but can't lose weight, there could be a reason why. we have diet disaster just ahead. it is purple friday and thank you for joining us.
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i'm megan pringle. >> we have a few accidents unfortunately. more on those coming up. >> how long is the fog going to stick around? >> it will burn off once the sun comes up. we'll have improving conditions and warm up throughout the day as well. we are chilly this morning, 48 degrees in woodbine and dew point 48. that means the air is saturated with nowhere to go so it forms a blanket near the ground. 51 right now in millersville and dew point 51, wind on the calm side. we won't be dealing with too much breeze for today. still we are looking at dew points in the 50s. we had dry air to contend with and we have a dry day to contend with once again. we are not seeing any rain as of yet but it is in the forecast. let he show you what's going on
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hour by hour for today. heading out through morning time, temperature around 60 degrees. this is about 10:00, 11:00 thorn. by lunchtime, 75 degrees and by this afternoon 79. clouds will be on the increase but plenty of sunshine to be had. now let's check time saver traffic. we are dealing with a very serious crash in anne arundel county, shut down to southbound lanes near annapolis roadand route 50. if you're on i-97, this is a live look at 795. notice everything is up to speed in this region, no problems to report if you're on 97 up towards 695. this is a live look at the southwest corner of the beltway at wilkins avenue, traffic starting to pick up. it will be 12 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. no problems to report on the
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beltway towards towson. no delays right now traveling southbound 695 downtown to east fayette street, that's about 11 minutes. that's a look at your traffic. megan, back to you. today the first lady will be in baltimore attending a private campaign event at morgan state university at 3:00 this afternoon. tickets range $250 to $1,000. the price for students, only $25. later tonight she'll be at another fund raising event. happening now, a live peanut butter of people lining up, waiting to get their hands on the latest iphone. that's the situation out of new york city this morning. linda, a lot of dedicated moms
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wait being their sons who want to get that iphone. >> reporter: and we have a dedicated grandmother here. she's lucky number seven. thanks for being here, lois. >> my grandson is having his 21st birthday so i wanted to go ahead and do what i can to get him the iphone 5, which is what he's talked ab. >> reporter: that's so sweet. he's been talking about it? >> of course he's talked about it. they always talking about it. but he's gone this weekend to visit his girlfriend so here i am early in the morning waiting to get in to get the iphone 5. >> earlier you said, when you saw this before, people wait nothing lines at outrageous hours, you think, why are they doing that? >> i think they're nuts. so i've joined the crowd. now i'm one of the nuts. but i'm just glad other people are here because i wanted to have company. >> reporter: what do you make
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of all the people? you were showing me your phone. >> excellent marketing, that's what i make of it. >> reporter: show me your phone. do you want a smart phone? >> no. i wouldn't know how to use one. i had one of the very original -- i'm trying to think what year this was that i got this phone. the kid were in high school. that's when i got my phone. i only got it because it was part of family package, had to get so many phones. they started all with the old ones too and we have graduated. i think the only reason i got one for myself was because there were four of them. they were all different schools and all participated in sports and things. you had to be, you know, the limo driver, delivering, find out where they were and all that kind of stuff. that was the only reason. >> reporter: lois -- >> i'm probably the only grandmother today that uses
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good grammar texting. i don't do that quickie stuff, lol and all that stuff. >> reporter: we are proud of you. our photographer says you should win the grandmother of the year award. you buy these for all four of your grandchildren every time they come up. she's here for brandon, turning 21. this is a surprise, getting the iphone 5. we are here on york road at the iphone store where doors open at 8:00 thorn. they have a secret numb of phones in stock. if you come and they don't have anymore, you can order them. doors open at 8:00 a.m. back to you. thank you very much. if you're a bike rider, head over to mt. vernon today because parking spaces have been turned into a bicycle park for a day. it's to show support for the environment and benefits of biking. we are told there will be free bike inspections and fresh
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smoothies. they will be showing you how they're made with bike-powered blenders. that should be fun to check out. this is in the 800 block of carl street charles street 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. today. the ravens are gearing up to meet the patriots this weekend. you may remember the last game. the grudge match starts at 8:20 sunday night. we'll let you know how to dress if you have tickets for that. tomorrow there's a fundraiser for the victim of the perry high school shooting. daniel bowery's family says they will be raising money for his medical bills and he'll be at the event. the party will happen 11:00 to 7:00 saturday.
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a fellow student is charged with shooting bowery. new this morning, teachers in anne arundel county will get more money in their paychecks. the school board approved a 1.25% cost of living increase. about 6,000 workers will get raises at the cost of nearly $2.5 million. most of those will get the raise coming up in january. a judge rules a change in the pension system. this is the baltimore police and firefighters. that judge says it's unconstitutional. the unions have been fighting a change that came down in 2010. they say the city eliminated variable benefit increases and substituted cost of living adjustments based on age. the city can appeal that decision. sharon love experienced the worst devastation any parent can live through. we're talking about losing a child. her daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend. instead of hiding from the
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pain, she's now doing something about it. we're going to tell you more about the mission for the one love foundation. and there's proof that you live in a great community. groups will gather to help a local teenager who's fighting a great fight. details coming up and find out how you can support the o's coming up. and the last day of summer goes out like a lamb. we'll tell you about the first day of fall, coming up. good morning. the traffic is really picking up here on the harrisburg copy. we'll let you know what the beltway looks like coming up. this is a live picture right now of new york city's sometimes square. let's get a lock at today's tech bytes. >> reporter: in today's tech bytes, the iphone 5 goes on
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sale today and could be to biggest consumer electronics launch in history. customers have been waiting all night to buy one and it could be easier to use than android phones. >> you never find it becoming more confusing to use. that's what sets the iphone 5 apart. >> reporter: not all good news for apple. complaints are pouring in about the new apps map with towns missing and some images scrambled. and wal-mart will stop selling the kindle, alock with target stores. they want customers browsing in stores then buying online from amazon. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life.
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but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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good morning: the orioles want you to rally with them and sherry is already doing it this morning. she's going to tell you how to get involved. >> reporter: i'm enjoying this. i'm in the spirit. we are here live at camden yards in front of the ticket counter. it's a popular place starting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for the general public, o's postseason tickets go on sale. the orioles encourage fans to buckle up and back the birds in their push for the 2012 postseason. there are a series of rallies
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planned kicking off tonight. a buckle up street team will be traveling throughout the area for the rest of the month. some players will be joining the team for these events at taverns and restaurants over the next two weeks. the team also includes the orioles bird and giveaways if w tickets, gear and other promotional items. tonight the buckle up team will hit the silver spring mining company from 6:30 to 7:30 and on saturday they will be in essex noon to 1:00 p.m. then sunday at the ravens walk 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. go to for a completeless of locations. check this out.
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another competition going on right now. jamie and lauren showing off orioles pride. they want you to pick who's a better fan, who has a better cheer. jamie had quite a crowd there. you went to camden yards, so maybe you'll get points for that that. >> that looks great. >> please vote for me. >> lauren has a check on the commute and people want to know about the weekend. the weekend is 50/50.
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we'll have showers, some stormy weather going into the afternoon. but we're talking about good things happening. it's cool this morning but just grab the jacket to combat that. 51 in baltimore right now, easton at 53 and chestertown 51 degrees this morning. the satellite and radar are not picking up on a lot. we have clear skies as of now, translating into sunshine through the morning hours. into the afternoon we'll begin clouds moving in across the area. this is the setup for today through sunday. we have sunshine, partly cloudy skies by the afternoon and staying dry but this cold front will make its move by saturday, bringing us showers, stormy weather, a chance for damaging wind coming into the picture. then by sunday we'll turn
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cooler and turn breezy by the morning time, drying out or dying down as we head into the evening for the ravens game. we do see those showers and storms rolling in about 3:00, 4:00 as we head into our saturday. drying out after that, the afternoon high around 79 degrees for today and here is that football forecast. as we head into sunday, we see the patriots playing the ravens. we are going to win with temperatures coming in around 61 degrees. it will be clear and cool with winds out of the northwest about 5 to 10 miles an hour. let's check traffic with lauren this morning. good morning and best of luck to the ravens and orioles. very proud of our baltimore teams. we have a serious crash in anne arundel county, the southbound lanes of route 3 shut down at the sand highway. if you're only i-97 in the area, fortunately no problems
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to report. and here is what 95 looks like, no concerns traveling northbound upwards the beltway or southbound to the d.c. area. we have some congestion, though, as we approach drive times on the west side of the beltway. that will be the main trouble spot right now. lock at 13 minutes right now on the west side from 795 to 95. 695 going to be in great shape towards towson. back to you. whatever you're doing, carbon monoxide to the tv and check this out. this has become an internet sensation. berkeley the dog is trying to get used to his boots. his homeowners bought this to protect him from the salt and chemicals, to keep their pads protected from the sidewalk during the winter. this is a replacement pair and they say he tore it to pieces,
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doesn't love it. that's for your dog lovers out there. for the cat lovers, amy brought in a kitten. >> this is blaine, up for adoption. >> he's adorable. he's a hairy guy. >> he's up for adoption, already neutered. the maryland spca opens at noon today. >> how old is he? >> 8 weeks. he's a baby. >> you said he was playing earlier like kittens the. >> he's very playful. there are things you can do. i actually brought cat grass. >> that's such a clever idea. >> they like the outdoors but it's nice to keep them inside. add a little water, get some grass, something to play with
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inside. >> everybody knows you can get a dog or cat at the spca but people don't know you operate all on the generosity of those in the community. >> we are having a food truck rally. we had one earlier this year and we're doing it again. this is going to be 5:00 to 9:00 tonight downtown and we'll have beer and food and live music. it will be a lot of fun. >> this is a great way to try out food 23 you're curious about a restaurant. it's also for a great cause. don't forget about blaine, who needs a home. >> go to for more. stay with us this morning. they are calling her the random girl. all at the challenge exceptional enough. you'll see this caught only camera singing a song many of us have sung before but never
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in a grocery store. details straight ahead. plus diet does as i, we have all had them. we'll tell you why one dietitian says. eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
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denny's everyday value slam is four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. only at denny's.
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we are learning more about this girl singing whitney houston's i will always love you in a grocery store. it's a youtube video that's gone viral. so far more than a million hits, actually a million and a half they are saying, and they are calling her the random girl online. the folks at ryan seacrest site were able to to the locate her. she's from the philippines and recently signed a record agreement. have you ever belted out that song and been busted?
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>> yeah, in the shower. >> in the car with the windows down. >> this was sent in by jennifer gerber, her two cats peering out the window. we have a lot of great comments so far this morning. here are some. we want to tell you about an event that's happening that's amazing and will make you feel good about the community. you can help a 13-year-old girl from millersville and has a serious brandies order that affects a lot of people. it's when part of the brain
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comes out of the skull and creates pressure, leading to severe pain and nerve damage. her friends are now organizing a walk this weekend to conquer this condition. >> we'll have a bean bag throw, lacrosse shotout, arts and crafts. >> you can arrive 9:00 a.m. tomorrow to get involved and for more details click the health tab at another event this weekend, this is to raise awareness about colon cancer. the information is on the screen. it's the eighth year for the 5k run and walk happening this sunday near the old towson courthouse on washington avenue. registration starts at 7:30 in the morning. think you're eating healthy and still having trouble losing
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weight? a registered dietitian says your first pitfall may be at the salad bar. >> you would be surprised how many calories and how much fat can add up when we start putting on bacon and eggs and even creamy dressing. >> good to keep in mind. she says that a couple of after dinner drinks may not seem like much but a 6-ounce cocktail hea have up to 150 calories in it. studies have shown eating fast food just once a week can tack on an extra 2 pounds a year. did i hear a sigh of disappointment in here? tomorrow is the first day of fall and won't be long before the leaves will be on the ground. sometime that can leave you with a sore back. a certified yoga therapist says a pose can help decrease the
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pain. >> you want movements of the spine. bend forward, stand up straight, bend back. don't have to touch your toes, goes have to go back very far. go side to side, twist, move the spine a little bit, and you've got the basic motions. >> she says sitting in the chair and pulling your knee up to your chest will strengthen your lower back. you can also sit on the floor and reach down. check with your doctor before you start and exercise program. this is dedication. how far would you go for a job interview or even just applying for a job. would you ride a bike 26 miles? we have a great story ahead.
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