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were a veil to hide her injuries. now doctors are talking about the surgery they hope will turn her life around. good afternoon. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm wendy rieger. >> first at 4:00, a critical milestone for a woman mauled by a friend's cham pan zee. the horrific attack happened two years ago in connecticut. the woman has a new lease on life after undergoing ground breaking surgery, a full face transplant. >> you'd never believe that something like that could be done. she looks just like anyone else. >> reporter: this promising report from charla nash's daughter brieanna who has been able to see her mother's new face. nash remains in intensive care and is not ready to release post-surgery photos. it was 2009 when nash answered a call from a friend whose pet chimpanzee turned on her. >> he's killing my friend. >> police shot ask killed the animal, but most of her face and
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hands were ripped off in the a particular. recovery has been a long road. >> i just want to be home and not in a facility. >> reporter: last month doctors in boston performed a full face and double hand transplant on nash. it was the first of its kind in the world and significantly more complicated than the other two face transplants the doctors have done this year. >> roughly six to nine months from now we'll see motor function so she'll be able to smile, she'll be able to control her lips. >> nash will remain blind, but is expected to regain the ability to smell, an important sense for someone who can't see. her family says she's looking forward to ditching pureed food. >> we have a hot dog stand she wants to go to and a favorite pizza place. >> her new hands failed to thrive and were removed. >> she really wants to gain her independence and it is so important to her, and this is just a very large step in that process. >> reporter: that wish is one major step closer to becoming
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reality as nash prepares to face the world once again. erica edwards, nbc news. that operation took more than 20 hours. it involved more than 30 doctors, nurses and a hospital staff. >> funeral services were held today for a mother and daughter found dead in prince george's county last week. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the services and the wake were held this morning for wynetta wright and her baby daughter jaylin in southeast washington. wright was found shot to death in the woods near the hillcrest highs community center last week. jaylin was found inside wright's car dead from heat exposure. metro police officer richmond phillips is charged in connection with both deaths. officers say wright and phillips were scheduled in court for a paternity test the day the murders occurred. fire fighters are working feverishly and they hope that the calm winds will help them finally get the upper hand on a
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raging wildfire in arizona. that fire has already destroyed dozens of buildings including 22 homes and it torched 629 square miles of forest and it continues to grow. fire fighters say it is still only 5% contained. gusty winds are expected to return to that area again tomorrow. and our days' long heat streak isn't over. >> at least for now. >> let's check with veronica to see what the weekend will bring. >> today the last day, and today wasn't that hot. when you're not in the triple digits, just how much better it feels outside. the humidity down today, too. we've been looking at dew point temperatures in the mid-60s, but 92 degrees, the temperature, of course, yesterday we got up to 102 degrees with the humidity factored in and not bad at all. current temperatures are running 5 to 10 degrees lower than they were yesterday at the same time.
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betting in shaw right now, you're at 92 and shaun tilly and herndon currently at 91 degrees and you're at 94 degrees right now in quantico, virginia at 88. there's a look at what it feels like outside. the current index readings throughout the area at 100 degrees in frederick, maryland to 106 in fredericksburg. the last couple of days we were up around 115, 116 or so and you're looking at the current radar standing where the weather front moved through. that's the reason for less humidity and the front across southern maryland meanders back across north central virginia. any storms this evening will be firing right along that front. we have a chance around 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. in the upper 70s by midnight. so we have a cooler weekend, wait until you see what temperatures are looking like and not just for the weekend, amazing conditions for the beginning of next week. we'll have the four-day forecast
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in just a couple of minutes. >> thank you. there's a lot of activity on the republican side today in the race to the white house 20 twefrl. the gingrich campaign appears to be in meltdown. mitt romney makes a decision about straw polls and sarah palin's e-mails have been released. reporters in alaska this evening say it could take days of reading before they find any news if they ever find any from the piles of palin e-mails. in alaska today it was a data dump, 24,000 pages of messages released to news organization. >> what a waste of paper. >> there's sarah palin's e-mails sent and received when she was governor of alaska from december '06 through her vice presidential campaign. the e-mails were not for public consumption palin said sunday, some were in a why hoo account
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to keep them secret. candidate newt gingrich has a bigger problem. his top staff resigned en masse, giving up on the former speaker who they say refused to raise money or work hard in iowa. he says it's not over. >> i am a candidate for president of the united states because i think that we are in the early stages of the obama depression. >> reporter: gingrich in trouble, ramped up speculation that texas governor rick perry might run and help tim pawlenty who grabbed a top gingrich staffer. mitt romney today opted out of republican straw polls. it's an admission that romney fears he could lose the widely watched august straw polls in iowa where social conservatives might reject romney's focus on dollars and cents. >> the economy overall has been terribly managed by the president. i don't think there's any way he can defend his economic record. >> reporter: but the major focus tonight is on the republican
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whose decision whether to run might depend on what's revealed in the e-mails from her last job. >> reporter: palin critics admit what they hope is revealed are embarrassing improprieties and unprofessionalism. on i'm steve handlesman, news 4, capitol hill. and for a link to sarah palin's e-mails visit our homepage nbcwashington.com and search palin. lane closures could mean big decisions for those on the toll road. crews will be closing three lanes on the eastbound side on route 7. that will leave one lane for traffic. there will be a detour for drivers so they can use the access road, but officials say drivers should expect delays. the regular traffic pattern, that will switch back at 5:00 in the morning tomorrow and then again saturday. saturday night through early sunday morning, three lanes will be closed off. this is all part of the construction of the metro rail out to dulles. >> there's good news for metro riders who are fed up with long weekend delays because of track
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work. the transit agency is considering a new stratd gee. as tracy wilkins explains this new approach will be safer for workers and faster for commuters. >> when metro riders hear single tracking they know what that means. long waits and lots of stop and go with some sitting for 15 to 20 minutes before moving again. >> it slows things down, but it's better than nothing. >> reporter: metro officials say that's actually not the case. yesterday they told the system's board directors that closing the stations completely for weekend repair work would help get work done faster and much sooner and advance some completion date by up to a year or more, but some commuters had mixed reactions. >> it seems a shame. a lot of people used metro on the weekends and i'm probable not going use it much, but it's, you know, the service people need. they should leave it open, i think. >> i'd rather single track because especially during the summer a lot of us, we travel to the mall or we do all kinds of things and it's frustrating when
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they close the stations at least for us who are way out here in the boondocks or whatever, it's hard to get to different stations. >> reporter: metro will be spending the next 18 months rolling out $5 billion in capital improvement projects that will repair the system while making it safer and more reliable. metro officials say while more stations will be closed for the weekend work, free shuttles will be provided, a fair compromise for some, not so much for others. >> you don't have a problem with the shuttle? >> i don't have a problem. i don't know about other folks, but you can't please everybody. >> shuttles, i don't think, ever really work. you have too many people shoving their way on because they're frustrated and often you don't know where to find them and i find it rather confusing and i'd rather sit on the train and sit, read and wait, you know? >> why is this the best thing? >> reporter: they're saying it's safer. it's safer for them when they don't have another train flying by when they're working on another track and they can get
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the work done faster. that i can believe and if it's just the weekends and considering that they've had other safety issues that have happened it, you know, i don't think it's great, but if the public knows in advance i would probably plan to work around that. >> if you plan to take taking the forest glen metro station, they can track the work they can get done on the red line, but in the future over the next 18 month there will be more stations closing to get the weekend repair work done. in montgomery county, i'm tracy wilkins, news 4. meanwhile, you'll have to add 20 minutes to your trip on metro's red, blue and orange lines this weekend. trains will be single tracking between the twinmore stations and the dakota stations and they'll be sharing one track between foggy bottom on th blue line and between foggy bottom on the red line. casey anthony reacts as the jury sees pictures about what
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her daughter caylee was wearing on the day she died. and preschool as an impact on a childee life. >> is it legal to drive while wearing
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will and kate are back from their honeymoon and doing royal events that seem like fun. first up a gala benefiting children. the duties of the most-watched couple. >> reporter: it was a big night in london for the royal couple, a glamorous event with a star-studded crowd and no one was more dazzling than the duke and duchess. if london had an academy awards night, this would be it. the lavish fund-raiser drew 900 well-heeled guests and yet all ice were on just two. will and kate, the duke and duchess of cambridge making a regal entrance before high society at their first black tie evening as husband and wife. >> will, thank you. >> they may not have known all of the guests, but the setting was all more than familiar. the field behind kensington palace where as a child william would meet his parents' helicopter. it will become the couple's royal residence while in london. the evening was filled on gilded
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guests and yet all ice orpt new bride, tan and trim in a $6,000 gown by british designer jenny packham, off the rack says the palace. royal watchers say a home run. >> she was fantastic. her first, big public event since the wedding she looked as good as she did as the day in april when she wowed the world as a young bride. no cheap seats here, tickets cost $15,000, resulting in some sniping whether the couple should have made this their social debut in tough financial times. >> this event raises lots and lots of money, millions of dollars for needy children around the world. it's a difficult balancing act for them. william announced thats and and harry's foundation would be joining forces and his new wife would be involved. >> it is in this spirit that my brother, catherine and i hope to use our philanthropy as a
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long-term catalyst for change. >> with william officially spoken for, what about harry? he seemed surprised and when asked by a veteran when he would be taking the plunge. >> when are you getting married, sir? >> his response? not for a long time. >> reporter: for the young couple that was just the start of a weekend full of activities. there is the trooping of the color, the observation of prince philip's 90th birthday and a charity polo match. a new study on the value of preschool. most came from low-income communities the researchers say those in a comprehensive preschool program were much better prepared for adult life than the kids who didn't go or who attended head start programs. the kids in preschool attended higher high school graduation rates, better jobs and were less likely to be arrested or to abuse drugs. well, by some estimates 12
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million americans have adhd and many don't realize it. doreen gentzler tells us about a new stage production that you can see this weekend that's teaching people to recognize adhd and to learn how to live and laugh with it. >> if paperwork is kryptonite to you, consider you have hdhd, if you have 1,000 things started and none of them finished, consider that you have adhd. >> the comedian is used to make people laugh. >> make gas pedals for toyota. he's been giving comic relief to a serious issue so he can teach people about adult attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. he got his diagnosis at age 47. >> i would be going out to shoot a tv show. i'm directing, i've writ 10 and i'm the producer and i can't find my car keys and i have a crew of 20 people waiting for
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me, and i can't find my car keys? >> reporter: he turned his frustrations into a successful documentary for pbs and now an interactive live stage performance called now what? >> if you don't know what's going on this can ruin your life and if you get the diagnosis and you start dealing with it, it's thanes formative. >> what's a way for an adult with adhd? getting out of bed. >> you've managed to find a sense of humor about adhd. >> it is fun and interesting and moving. there are points when you can hear a pin drop and you'll hear sobbing because people are recognizing themselves. >> it's a serious of skit, commentary and advice. green and his cohorts comedian patrick mckenna and psychologist work with audience members to not only break down some of the myths about adhd, but also to learn how to thrive with it. >> you will learn what it is and what it isn't. you will learn strategies and tools. we'll take you through over two
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dozen of them that really work for adhd people. one of green's first lesson, recognize that you have adhd and then you realize it's okay if you do things at the last minute or forget where you leave your belongings. >> i think they'll learn how to manage the disorder effectively. >> he is with chadd, a group dedicated to educating the public about adhd. they're also responsible for bringing this show to the d.c. area which will be the first time it's performed in the united states. >> you can't really love your adhd, but you can have adhd and have a life you love. >> doreen gentzler, news 4. >> the show now what plays this sunday at the university of maryland's clarice smith performing arts center. for more information go to nbcwashington.com. >> i can never find my keys. i know they're in the bottom my purse. >> i hang mine on a hook by the door as soon as i come in.
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new detail about the last known events in the life of a missing college student. >> and the london o fichlices torch under fire, pun intended, for having too much bling.
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the olympic torch is supposed to be a setup, not a punchline to the olympic game, but the british media are having a field day trying to one up one another with their critiques of the torch for the games. some say it's just too blingy. one paper asked people to vote if it most resembles a torch, cigarette holder, waste paper basket or cheese grater. >> we've been hearing that a lot. >> actually it looks like an old fashioned microphone from the old days. >> like the thing you put your spaghetti in and let the water run out of sides. >> colander. >> it's cooler today, but not that much. >> right. >> and hot today. >> that's what i like to say, less hot, and we will have less heat around for the weekend and definitely the beginning of next week, it's going to be noticeably cooler in the beginning of next week and very
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refreshing, too. the humidity is town. the temperature is down at reagan national airport. the humidity that is in the air right now is driving the heat index up where currently it's at 96 degrees. let's take a look across the area because there is the possibility of some showers and a few thunderstorms. those thunderstorms will be mostly scattered. we've got one little cell here. it's a shower to watch right now. it's moving off to the east just right now, southeast of suitland, maryland. meanwhile, there are a few more storms out to the west and this one producing hail outside of frederick county, virginia, and that one we're heading out to the east-northeast and just to the north of winchester, virginia. and some more showers might blow up because the weather front is right down through southern maryland, northwestern virginia and western maryland. that's the area to watch until 8:00 p.m. on your good night/wake-up forecast, tomorrow we'll be done with storms and
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tomorrow a partly sunny sky and a temperature of 75 degrees by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow we're still under a southeast early wind. we have numbers in the 90s across the area and low and mid-90s and that weather front south of the area right now and it's all weekend long that we'll be dealing with the weather front. so by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning cloud cover across the area and maybe a little bit of sunshine coming through. by 10:00 a.m. some scattered showers and that weather front still around and 3:00, so it's likely that we'll have wet weather throughout most of the afternoon tomorrow. scattered so it's not going rain the entire time and by 6:00 a.m. the front on sunday will be just down across southern maryland. so the best chance of showers will be there and then we'll see some of the cloud cover move out of here. so the best day out of weekend looks like it's going to be sunday with less rain around. for the evening we'll watch the area for any thunderstorms that are going to blow up until 8:00, 9:00 p.m. temperatures will be falling off and warm and humid still for
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tomorrow morning. 72 to 77 degrees. high temperature tomorrow right around 87 to 90 degrees. again, showers and storms pretty likely with a 60% chance. only a 30% chance for sunday. right now monday and tuesday, 80 to 82 degrees and the humidity will be awfully low so very comfortable and still very nice for tuesday until everything starts building back. >> we had a taste of summer there. >> yes, we did. >> there's more to come, i'm sure. >> it will be a lovely summer. >> thanks a lot. >> still to come on news 4 at 4:00, at the casey anthony murder trial police had to be called in because of these spectators. there are no longer doubts about those sprouts. tracing
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today is not about finding the time to do your homework. it's not about logging on to this week's class. today is a celebration, a triumph of dedication, a victory for that little voice that urges us on. today is a day to recognize that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and to prove that not all heroes wear a cape. some wear a cap and gown. congratulations to the strayer university graduates of 2011.
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and welcome back at 4:30. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm barbara harrison. the connecticut woman who was severely mauled by a chimpanzee is now recovering from a full face transplant. doctors in boston performed the surgery charla nash and her brother says she's looking forward to eating hamburgers and pizza again. she also had a hand transplant, but that failed. fears about the global economic recovery increased. the dow lost 172 points today
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finishing below the 12,000 level for the first time since march. this is the first straight week of losses for the market and the longest weekly losing streak since 2002. it was another tough day at the casey anthony trial. the florida woman accused of killing her young daughter. for the second day anthony broke down and cried when graphic evidence was shown to the jury. chris clackum has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: this is the way casey anthony spent much of the day, head bowed, crying, comforted by her attorneys. as prosecution witnesses testified in graphic detail and with photos that shocked the audience, the scattered skeletal remains of daughter caylee. >> did that laboratory identify the remains as that of caylee marie anthony? >> yes, they did. >> reporter: this was the day after casey anthony fell ill listening to the gruesome testimony. prosecutors picked up getting
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expert opinion on how long caylee's body may have lay in the wooded area near her home before being discovered in late 2002. >> a period of around six months could be possible. >> reporter: six months is how long caylee was missing. her mother's original story is that caylee was kidnapped by a babysitter, but prosecutors claim casey is the cold-blooded killer of her daughter and used duct tape to suffocate her. the chief medical examiner alluded to that to confirm caylee's death as a homicide. >> there is no child that should have duct tape on its face when it dies. there is no reason to put duct tape on the face after they die based on our experience we've seen that in cases of homicide. >> torn and tattered clothing, caylee was wearing when she died was also shown to the jury friday, but casey anthony's attorneys are sticking by the defense that caylee accidentally
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drowned in the family pool. as the trial gets ready to enter its fourth week. chris clackum, news 4. >> anthony is accused of first-degree murder. she faces the death penalty if she is convicted. police in spain have arrested three people in connection with a recent cyber attack on sony's playstation network. police believe the suspects are members of an online hacking group that took part in the cyber attacks back in april. the group is also accused of hacking several business and government websites. the breach for sony to shut down its playstation network for more than a month. 100 million user accounts were compromised. >> authorities in germany say their suspicions have been confirmed and sprouts from an organic farm are the cause of that deadly e. coli outbreak. they say tests on sprout samples were inconclusive, but other evidence strongly points to that farm. they say they mai may never know the exact source of the contamination. german health officials are
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telling the public it is safe to eat fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and other produce again, but they say do not eat raw sprouts. the e. coli outbreak has killed 29 people and sickened more than 2,000. >> there's more to come on news 4 at 4:00, tracing the moments before a college student goes missing. why a man she was with doesn't remember their time together. >> and about two years behind schedule an airliner finally arrives at its north carolina destination. [ male announcer ] want a better way to track what you spend? pnc virtual wallet now comes with spending zone. it organizes all your spending, including your pnc debit card, credit card, and your bills. so you can view them by category... or by month. you can set a budget... and it'll even alert you when you're getting close to the amount you've set -- and when you've gone over. spending zone is built to help you keep better track of your spending. experience everything virtual wallet has to offer at pncvirtualwallet.com. pnc bank. for the achiever in you.
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u.s. airways plane known for the miracle on the hudson finally arrived at its final destination today. >> after a long journey that historic plane arrived in charlotte north carolina to be put on display. a flat bed truck delediver flight 1549 from a hangar in new jersey down the east coast. >> the plane passed through our area earlier this week before making the drop-off at the carolina's aviation museum today. michelle franzen has more on the plane's big trip. >> reporter: final destination following a week-long road trip on a flat bed truck, the wreckage of u.s. air flight 1549 arrived in charlotte, north carolina, to cheers of those waiting for a glimpse of the miracle on the hudson plane. >> i want to see the miracle. >> so was eileen, seeing the
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wreckage for the first time. >> it is an experience that will live with us forever, but it's kind of a sense of closure that the plane finally made it back. >> reporter: the new home for the scarred airbus 320, the carolina's aviation museum where it will be on perm nebts display. >> i'm just elated. i'm over the moon. i never, ever thought it would be this big, ever. >> that's because it took another miracle to move the plane from a new jersey warehouse. planners had to design a special flat bed trail tore transport the fuselage and map out a route that criss-crossed major highways and overpasses through several states. even then there were challenges. early in the journey the trailer got stuck in moorstown, new jersey. workers had to remove street lamps to widen the road. before it left, many took advantage of the photo opportunity. all along the drive, the strange sight of this historic plane stopped traffic and drew crowds. >> all of the people lining the route. i cannot express my gratitude
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and just how overwhelmed i am. >> reporter: flight 1549 splashed down in the hudson river minutes after takeoff. that original flight was bound for charlotte where most survivors live. >> it changed my outlook about live for a day and enjoy it. >> reporter: many, who now long with the public, can remember the miracle in a new way. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> looks good. what causes brain freeze and is bottled water good for you? is it good forever? some of the questions we'll be asking liz after this. ♪ ♪ and "glee project" looks for its next big star. los lots coming up on nbc washington nonstop. at 7:00 i'll join liz crenshaw for daily connection. we have a comedy band in the studio that's a you tube sensation. they've received 30 million
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today is not about finding the time to do your homework. it's not about logging on to this week's class. today is a celebration, a triumph of dedication, a victory for that little voice that urges us on. today is a day to recognize that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, and to prove that not all heroes wear a cape. some wear a cap and gown. congratulations to the strayer university graduates of 2011. >> so can we make outdoor plans for the weekend? >> we can make outdoor plans for sunday, not so much for saturday. >> exactly. >> and the other thing we can do is we can make a great big x on
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the calendar and get rid of the second heat wave, push that to the side. let's talk temperatures out there right now. we're at 92 degrees and we've got an east wind at 5 miles per hour. more hazy sunshine today and clouds building off to the west and down to the south where there are few right now, and i do mean a few showers and storms. one in prince george's county there and that's a storm starting to die and we have another one just west of winchester. you'll probable get a little bit of rain crossing over i-81 and it's more down to the south, well south down around harrisonburg. some scattered storms minely south and west of the area 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. low to mid-90s by 9:00 into the 80s, low 80s and i like the 70s for tomorrow, too. some clouds to start early and we'll see increasing clouds throughout the day and here's a look at those storms down to the south late this evening. for tomorrow again, a 60% chance
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of showers and storms. saturday not looking so great for things outdoor, but sunday is looking much better. sunday your bay forecast, 85 degrees, and 40% chance of rain. that's it, with a south wind from 5 to 10. that air temperature at 65 degrees and not bad at all. here's a look next week 802082 degrees and the humidity will be very low. do you have any plans for the early part of next week. i'll make some. actually, i'm off next week. >> you are? >> looking forward to it. i have a lot of things planned and my list keeps getting longer and longer. sunshine for midweek is 08 and it doesn't seem we'll see temperatures next week climb into the 90s. there will be no heat wave next week and much-needed rain coming our way on friday. well, it is friday and that means that it's time for doug kammerer's backyard weather. let's find out where he is
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today. hey, doug. >> hey, i heard you're off all next week. we've got it under control, no heat waves and no big chance of storms and a good week for you to be off, but i heard you're painting your house so have fun with that one. as far as the rest of the area, backyard weather, and we've been to herndon for the herndon festival and we're in springfield and this is the home of the benington family. oh, wait, there they are right over there. i got here and they're, like, we are so excited. this is so cool. we get to be on television and then this woman is, like, you're not really going to be on television today, are you? yes, we're on television today and we are live and we'll talk to them coming up at the 5:00 and 6:00 hour. we have great weather out here for it. it is on the warm side and that's okay because they have a pool. so we'll talk with them a little bit later on and if you would like us to come to your
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backyard, all you have to do is send some pictures of your backyard to weather@nbcwashington.com. when you do that make sure you tell us why you want us to come out and tell us about yourself so we have a little bit better idea of what we'll be teeling with. i had no idea i was going to be dealing with this. we'll come back and talk to you at 5:00 and 6:00. >> hey, doug, can you give us a tease and tell us what everybody will be putting on grill for us? >> we have stuff on the grill. they said, doug, when can we start eating? it's your house, any time you want. we'll be doing it very, very soon. we'll talk to you at 5:00. >> we'll have to tune back in. >> we should come to your house one day. >> why not? how about next week? >> we'll be watching for that. see what they're cook up there. >> exactly. >> wendy? >> all right. >> so is it legal to drive while wearing headphones? does bottled water go bad even when it's unopened and what does cause that brain freeze when you eat or drink something very
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cold? it's friday and liz crenshaw joins us now for "ask liz." >> pmy brain is not frozen. >> that's because you haven't had a margarita yet. we'll have to ask doug when can we start drinking margaritas. >> our first question comes through e-mail from amy. she says she's seen people driving in the cars wearing headphones and she wants to know whether or not this is illegal. >> we did consult, and all jurisdictions say wearing headphones connected to an audio device while driving is illegal. a person may not wear earplugs or headset attached to any other device while driving. d.c.'s handbook, though, has the earphones connected to cell phones are acceptable and all through jurisdictions make an exception for hearing aid devices. fine, by the way, for driving with headphones vary from $20 to more than $100 depending on the
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jurisdiction or where you're pull overed. no listening to the music. >> and only when you're on the phone. >> the next question is from a viewer named melanie. she asked if bottled water goes bad even if it is unopened. >> the international bottled water association helped us with this answer. it said commercially produced bottled water can last indefinitely if it is stored properly. bottled water should be stored just like any other pack ajd food or product. that means you want to store it in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and store it away from solvents like gasoline. they don't want you to store water bottles near gasoline because of the vapors. >> our final question comes from dan in bury. he wants to know what causes brain freeze and when you eat something that's really cold, we've all experienced it. we've been there. >> we turn to the washington hospital center to get your answer. the neurologist says you're referring to what's called the ice cream headache.
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that headache begins when the chill that passes over your soft palate in the roof of your mouth and that carries the sensory information to the brain and that causes the blood vessels to to constrict leaving the pain that you feel. the good news is ice cream headaches last about 30 to 60 seconds and do not pose medical risks. if you have a question you'd like us to consider for "ask liz," do send it to ask liz@nbcwashington.com. and search liz crenshaw's consumer watch. coming up on news 4 at 5:00, should women remove their hats during the national anthem? where do the extra charges on your phone bill go and what's the best time of day to water your lawn? >> those are all good ones. >> will you be here at 5:00? >> yes, i think i will. i will now. >> and the rest of you should be here at 5:00 as well. >> thank you, liz. >> you're welcome. >> she wants to know if she has to take her hat off. >> that's right.
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>> or water my lawn. >> and coming up on news 4, is texting going away of record albums and 8-track tapes? i'm jim handly, coming up in just a few minutes on news 4 at 5:00 tonight, stand clear of the doors. a metro operator disciplined after opening train doors on the wrong side of the train, and we have learned that this has happened several times before. plus, twitter troubles for one of the nationals' newest draft pick. he's accused of sending out racially offensive messages for all of the twitterers to see. coming up at 6:00, the way you sleep could speed up the aging process. find out which position makes you wrinkle faster. all of the
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>> well, i can't believe we're asking this question, but is texting becoming a thing of the past? my goodness. >> the wall street journal -- i know, the wall street journal reports that texting's popularity may be waning which is not going to make for very happy cell phone companies. more people are texting, but not many more. growth is slowing down and it may continue to slow as new free messaging apps are released for apple and android phones. texting is a big moneymaker for wireless carrier, though and if
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they start losing money on one end don't be surprised if they try to make it up in another. >> if they were going to categorize you of what they'll look back in ten years, who would you have been? >> most likely to create a charity. >> most likely to be a nerd. >> and you? most likely to be a child forever. >> that was -- >> the executive producers of "glee "kw are looking for the next big star on the glee project. they will prove which of the contestants will have a recurring role on the next season of glee. the glee project premieres on oxygen. the parents of a missing college student aren't giving up their search as surveillance video shows events
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>> the search continues today for an indiana university college student missing for a week now. police officers are now reviewing surveillance tapes taken of the young woman the morning she disappeared. kev kevin tibels has more on the investigation. >> reporter: time is becoming critical, after a week of searching police and volunteers refuse to give up, look are for any sign of 20-year-old fashion student lauren spierer. >> keep praying and hope that she'll come home soon to the ones that love her most.
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>> reporter: a tip led police to nearby lake monroe. >> we had the dive team take a look at lake monroe with negative results. >> police have pored over video taken at spierer's apartment building the night she vanished and are speaking to ten people described as persons of interests. a video shows an altercation about two hours before lauren went missing. >> all of our information including interview indicate that lauren was not involved in any altercation. >> but corey rossmann apparently was. >> he was basically got his -- rossmann's attorney says his client was hit hard in the face and now has no memory at all of what happened that night. >> the injury to his head significantly affected his memory, not only from the time forward, but 15, 20 minutes
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prior to getting hit. >> following the fight, salesman says lauren assisted rossmann back to his apartment in his nearby building and she then reportedly spent time partying with other friends before heading home alone at 4:30 in the morning and disappearing. he's three, four, maybe even five people away from being the last person to see her. >> lauren's mother and father who are here from new york continue to urge searchers not to give up hope. >> anything small could be big. >> that was kevin tibbles reporting. the school is cooperating with police in every way possible. hundreds of volunteers including students and some alumni have helped in the ongoing search for spierer. that's news 4 at 4:00. news 4 at 5:00 starts right now.
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she's made her peace with god. jaylin is already in his arms. >> a heart wrenching memorial for a mother and baby murdered in a local park. family members cope with the loss and push for justice for the d.c. cop charged in their deaths. beltway drivers slowdown or pay up. new cameras are in place ready to snap pictures of drivers breaking the law. and twitter problems. a nationals draft pick is under fire for some racially charged comments that came from his account. and welcome to news 4 at 5:00, i'm wendy rieger. >> i'm jim handly. a week has passed since win ate wright and her young daughter jaylin were found dead nah a park. >> loved ones gather to say good-bye to a pair as they struggle to comprehend yet two were killed, allegedly killed by a d.c. police officer? derek ward attended today's services and he's in the newsroom to tell us about the story. >> as

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