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winter comes early. the region is coated with snow before the calendar reads november. while the accumulation totals, aren't impressive, the dangers left behind by the early winter blast are still out there this morning. thanks for joining us this morning, everybody. i'm angie goff. >> i'm john schriffen. welcome on news 4 on this sunday, october 30th. right now crews are looking to clear snow and ice from streets in the washington area as temperatures dropped below freezing. >> many learned just how click
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the roads are. these are a few accidents reported in montgomery county. there have been crashes in virginia and the district. fortunately no reports of dates at this point. news 4's derrick ward has more on the october snow. at this vdot trucks got their loads under chilly skies and road surfaces that were wet. 200 trucks were out on virginia roadways. a few minutes drive southwest and the efforts were needed and appreciated. in leesburg it looked like november rather than the end of october. it is still technically hurricane season. this kind of weather is unexpected and unwelcomed. >> oh, i think it's crazy. snowing in october? we're just not prepared. we're wearing t-shirts with hats. >> as long as it doesn't freeze and turn to ice we might be all right. >> i'm not ready for this at all. >> you're dressed for it. >> i don't like wearing coats until it's really, really cold.
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for now i'm in and out. i'm not going to hang out in this. i'm going to go home and clean my house. >> a trip to a place where you can't help but thinking warmer, snow-free thoughts. it was clear this wasn't even the fun, go out and play kind of snow. take a look at the consistency what we got early in this event. it's probably not the best snow for making snowmen because it's icy and wet. but it's good for throwing. >> all in all, it was at least lucky this snowfall came on a weekend. regular rush hour under these conditions could have been quite an ordeal. unless we forget, it won't be long before scenes like this don't look so out of place. >> this is not a good sign for the beginning of winter i think. >> derrick ward, news 4. >> watch out for the derrick ward snowball. along the east coast, 2 million people are without power following this rare october snowstorm. new york city hasn't seen measurable snowfall since 1952,
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smashed an all-time record with an inch and a half of snow in central park. it was the community's inland hit much harder. some saw 26 inches of snow. so far the snow is being blamed for at least two deaths. it is causing massive delays for flights and rail services. i think that puts things in perspective. we got snow here but tom kierein in for chuck bell. clearly not that bad here. >> closer to washington. but out along skyline drive, eight and nine inches, big meadowings and skyland. in the panhandle, 14 inches fell there. >> wow. >> northern frederick county, montana, almost a foot of snow yesterday afternoon. closer to washington, montgomery county, three to four inches. northern loudon as well, three to four inches. just enough to coat windshields. this morning you will need your
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ice scraper rather than a leaf rake. northern montgomery county, where we have the heavier snowpack, northern maryland. closer to washington, the temperatures right now are right above freezing. we had a little bit of lingering snow left. it quickly exited. we're off to a clear start. temperatures around the region will stay below freezing for a couple of hours. we'll have welcomed sunshine, a blue sky throughout much of the day. sunrise, 7:33 this morning. by noon time, near 50. a lot of it should be melting. during the afternoon, by late afternoon into the upper 40s. i'll have your forecast for the marine corps. marathon and a look at the snow totals around this region and a look at next week all coming up in a couple of minutes. >> all right. thank you, tom. police in alexandria are
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investigating a string of bank robberies in route 1. a woman held up suntrust around 11:00 a.m. a woman and a man demanded money a short time later from the wells fargo at the 6300 block. after that, a man robbed bb&t just a few blocks away. only the third attempt was successful. authorities are investigating another attempted abduction. it happened yesterday afternoon in the governors green subdivision. a 20-year-old woman said a car with at least three men inside stopped as she walked along innisbrook circle. this is the third reported attempted abduction in the area in the past two weeks. > prince george's county police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a howard university student. alonzo guyton was killed.
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police say 20-year-old william knight shot him in front of his off-campus apartment. they found his hand print on a gun. this was a total team effort between u.s. marbles, d.c. police, and prince george's county police. >> when something like this comes together so quickly, it's fantastic for everybody. for the police department, the community, to get this person off the road. wright is currently in a d.c. jail. he'll be extradited to maryland in the next few days or so. a memorial service will be held on tuesday night at the howard university campus. it appears the occupy movements around the country are becoming more and more heated. just days after protests in oakland got out of control, demonstrations in denver turned
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ugly quickly. >> you're beating people. >> police clashed with protesters outside the capitol building after officials said they couldn't set up tents. the situation quickly got out of hand and police started spraying pepper spray into the crowd. protesters say they were peacefully demonstrating but officials say they were attacked by the protesters. >> police started spraying them with pepper spray and shooting them. >> we had an officer pushed off his motorcycle. two officers who were kicked. when it escalated to that point we made a city-wide call. overall, 20 people were arrested, including two for assaulting an officer. luckily, there were no reports of any serious injuries. and freezing rain and chilly temperatures didn't stop protesters here in the district. the occupy d.c. group marched to the treasury department chanting
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robinhood was right, tax the rich. the protesters also marched on a bank of america branch and the white house. today thousands are lacing up their shoes for the annual marine corps. marathon. the 36th annual run is set to kick off in a little over two hours. that means many roads are shut down for the day. it is over the key bridge through georgetown, down to the national mall, then back into arlington. all the roads are closed right now and are expected to reopen by 1:30 this afternoon. runners and spectators are advised to use the metro, which opened early today to accommodate everyone. hundreds of college students forced out of their dorm rooms will be moving a little closer to school today. roughly 200 students at st. mary's college of maryland were forced to move out of two
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residence halls last week after mold had been discovered. today they are moving out of hotels and onto a small cruise ship pictured coming up. pictured here. there you see it. it is now docked on the st. mary's river next to campus. students will live there for the rest of the semester. >> i don't think many will be complaining. >> how about that? >> halloween weekend brings out colorful characters and not even our cold weather kept folks from donning their costumes and celebrating. the nightmare on m street is the largest contest in d.c. with the snow giving way to cold temperatures this year was more of a challenge for partygoers. the event was sold out as usual, and people who paid for it up front said they weren't going to miss it because of the weather. >> i've been doing this for a few years now. they always come. they get the wrist band and go and support the local economy.
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>> rain or snow? >> rain or snow, it doesn't matter. they show up. >> some partygoers say they made adjustments to their costumes to stay warm but others liked their costumes too much to don the extra layers. >> like the girls with the short-shorts. i don't know how they do it. >> at least they had fish nets on. >> we suppose. helps keep them warm. >> you will need to this morning. we are down below freezing in many locations. watch out for patchy ice this morning as the roads are still a little bit wet. if it looks wet it could affect the ice. your for
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it's time now for a little sports. after going 7-0 to start this season, the washington capitals are ready to get the heck out of canada as they have dropped two straight north of the border. last night the caps played the canucks. they traded goals back and forth until the third period. that's when the canucks pulled away with three goals, winning it. the final score, 7-4.
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they will head home to play anaheim on tuesday. hakim dermish with a busy day in sports and a sports minute. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute beginning with college football. maryland hosting boston college. terps down 21-3. danny o'brien trying to start a comeback. third and 11. avoids the sack. then on the run a perfect pass to adrian cox. after a failed on-side kick, boston college shuts the door. finch punches it in from three yards out. 243 yards rushing. eagles win their first acc win of the year defeating maryland, 28-17. terps lost four in a row. they fall to 2-6. virginia tech on the road at duke. second quarter, tied at seven. first and goal. josh oglesby gets the pitch. he breaks one tackle, then another, and bulldozes his way
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in for the touchdown. setting an acc record with their 11 straight road victory. navy taking on notre dame. tommy reece downfield to a wide open michael floyd. 56 yard touchdown. notre dame wins big. navy's worst loss since 2002. midshipmen lost six in a row. redskins play the buffalo bills in toronto. kickoff set for 4:50. that's your sports minute. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. >> something interesting, i was watching college football yesterday. tons of games just had the snow pummeling them all across the east coast. it was something to see, which makes it more fun. >> yeah. >> the penn state game they had a lot of snow there. that part of pennsylvania in the east, new jersey, and interior new england got the snow.
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we can count our blessings. we escaped a lot of heavy snow. this morning we have frozen up in many locations. here's a live picture from our city camera showing the sky over washington. we have cleared out. capitol hill under a clear sky. down river to the right is reagan national where the temperature right now is, if we can go to graphics 22, the temperature has warmed up to -- i say shoo say cooled down to the low 30s. national airport did not report in the last couple minutes. we may have a glitch in the system. it's generally in the upper 30s in washington. in washington, right around the suburbs, near 30 degrees. a little bit farther west and north it is below freezing. watch out for patchy ice in montgomery, western fairfax, loudon, frederick, maryland and virginia. western maryland, there is patchy ice there. in fact, there could be some in prince george's county. and in charles county,
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fredericksburg. they, too, are near or a little bit below freezing in many locations. they had the rain yesterday. so things have cooled down there too. even though we have the rain, the roadway still a bit wet. we're wasps drying out as we cleared out overnight. temperatures will be warming up on w that stronger october sun as the day progresses. look at the snow totals we had. american university in northwest washington had a quarter inch of snow. then 15 miles farther north four inches around damascus and northern montgomery county. that was a line that stretched into northern loudon county. in northern frederick county, maryland, they got eight and a half inches and almost a foot up on the pennsylvania border, northern frederick county. grant county, west virginia, 14 inches. skyline drive, eight, nine inches of snow there up on the higher elevations of skyline drive. let's look at the marine corps.
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marathon. certainly going to be a cool morning for the runners. temperatures at 8:00 around 40 degrees. it's going to be a bit breezy too. winds northwest at 5 to 15. we'll have temperatures climbing to 50 degrees by noon time. during the afternoon, back down into the 40s by late afternoon. tomorrow, back to work and school. in the morning it will be cold, into the mid-30s. increasing clouds. for trick or treaters, it's looking dry. after midnight until dawn on tuesday we could have light showers, rain that is. and temperatures in the low 40s. and some sun back on tuesday afternoon. then a beautiful pattern. warmer weather. finally acting like october as we get toward november. >> there it is. >> by the end of the week and weekend we'll be into the 60s. this will be hopefully a distant nightmare that will have faded in our memories. >> probably something we won't
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see for a long time. in the late 1800s only three times we saw snow in october. >> last time 1972. so very rare. next up is reporter's notebook. back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories. for now here's pat lawson muse. good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. i'm pat lawson muse. we found mitt romney last week stumping for republican volunteers. romney was in fairfax county stressing the importance of the upcoming ledge administrative elections, his first public appearance in virginia this year. of course many are saying he was there to try to get a gubernatorial endorsement. panel, how significant was his appearance? and how close is he to getting an endorsement, if at all? >> well, it was very significant. he has to worry about a tea party challenge.
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he has to constantly make people want to vote for him. not inevitably, he's the guy, he can beat obama. he has to fill the enthusiasm gap. and of course as far as getting an endorsement from the governor, it hasn't come yet, of course there's lots of speculation, if there was a ticket it might have the mcdonald name on it. >> well, that's going to do. virginia is a hot seat right now, hot place. and i think romney is hoping that he can get that because it would really put him way out in front. there's this thing between caine in the polls. you also have another faction, and that is the tea party. if he comes off winning both support, both endorsements that would be strong. >> something, though, must be wrong because here you are in the commonwealth of virginia
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even weeks before the actual vote. and there's no endorsement. >> mcdonald has said he's going to wait until after the elections. >> no endorsement. no endorsement of anybody, anyone, and no endorsement of him. jerry has mentioned it, i think it's, once again, the tea party that, has thrown a wrench into republican establishment type politics. if he gets the endorsement of the governor or any of the other politicians and not the endorsement of the tea party, then that just messes up everything. something is seriously wrong when a major candidate comes into a state and nobody endorses anybody. >> if he does get the endorsement of bob mcdonald, what are the chances bob
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mcdonald might get an invitation to join the ticket. >> i think they're pretty strong. some say that would be mcdonald's aim, waiting until the appropriate time and endorsing and coming back with it. but that remains to be seen. you have to think what are the strengths and weaknesses. someone in the east, west, south. moderate -- conservative moderate establishment. but, again, the big challenge for romney, as it has been, is to get this enthusiasm gap taken care of to generate excitement and to get people rousing behind him, not just accepting him as the inevitable winner. >> and they did, jerry. they came in and raised money. had a big fund-raiser and made phone calls in a small campaign office and doing just what you said. so it really turned out to be a fund-raising choice. >> yeah.
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>> mcdonald, meanwhile, is working hard to try to take control of the senate, to help republicans re-take control of the virginia senate. if that were to happen, how would that impact the presidential race or presidential politics next year? >> it would strengthen the republican party in virginia. it would be a feather. if it could be linked to his campaigning, it would be one more reason that mcdonald looks like a great politician. but ultimately you have to wonder in the calculus -- correct me if my math is all wrong. he has about another year after the next election in a virginia. they're a year off. so he would be leaving office to go somewhere else. that kind of thing doesn't rest well with politicians. he might be thinking about that. >> well, we talked about the state. now it's a purple state.
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the republicans definitely want this extra pull, the senate, because of the fact they want to make it a red state again. all of this seems to unfold, pat, with the questions you're asking, number one, mitt romney coming to the state, number one. mcdonald, attractive political personality. could be vice president on the ticket. here we have the tea party. now we talk about a senate that has to be controlled by the republicans. >> and keep in mind also that president obama hasn't been in virginia to campaign for the democratic candidates. so i think everybody is sort of sitting back, waiting, letting virginia politics do what virginia politics does. and after november we'll see if the democrats win the senate, if mccain wins. >> that's the barometer. >> oh, yes, absolutely. >> virginia democrats were not appearing with president obama on his recent trip. >> that's right. >> what does that mean?
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>> let's talk, since we're on politics. let's move to the district where ron moten switched parties and hopes to the first republican elected to the city council since 2004. he will be running to represent ward 7. a former fenty ally and well-known for anti violence. what do you think is moten's motivation? >> to get a job. >> he wants to win to get a job. >> that is not a motivation for switching parties. >> i think joe said it very well before we went on the air, and that is there are no republicans in ward 7 so he's number one man. he's number one on the ticket. you've got two or three people who might run against alexander. but he's by himself out there. >> and moten is a nice guy. so this isn't a personal thing. but i wish they could understand the history. you know, the republican party, yes. the party of lincoln,
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emancipation, reconstruction, the whole nine yards. but what changed when roosevelt, truman integrated the military. >> right. >> and then kennedy came in, hubert humphrey, civil rights bill. johnson signed knit '64. and the '65 voting rights act. we have just given the republican party to the south. and then nixon came in with what? the seventh strategy. so all the dixies that were democrats became republicans. >> sure. >> this is not your grandfather's republican party. >> yeah. >> and i just wish they would learn their history and not be fooled. by my god, this is a party where reagan refused to extend the -- didn't want to extend the '65 voting right's act, didn't want
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king's birthday. >> i think ron moten -- >> that's the republican party. that's the republican party. but there's one other point here, though, on a very grassroots level. that is because of his activism it's going to be difficult for him to overthrow something like alexander. staunch democratic ground. but my point here, pat; that alexander has a lot of ins with the people. you have to know dean wood. you have to know that part of ward 7. the people dig in when it comes to their candidates. >> is this a case where he's just hoping to rise above the crowd and hoping that -- and above the party. and hoping that people will identify with him and vote for him because they know him because he's been there? >> well, yeah, he thinks he has a good record. he would be just another democrat in the democratic caucus. nothing against him. people would agree he has a lot
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of accomplishments. a tough expensive primary. it's probably a sure shot. the question is, though, as joe points out, today's republican party isn't your grandfather's republican party. >> so it gives him another month of campaigning. if you run as a democrat, you're through if you don't win that. but if you're a republican, you have another month. >> on the other hand, there are two very conservative african-american republicans in the congress now. they are part and partisan -- tim allen west and the fellow from south carolina. i'm sorry. i apologize to you. his name slips me. and often republicans ran away from the party. brook, the late senator from massachusetts is a perfect example. liberal republican who was successful in spite of being republican. >> right, right. but i'm not sure any of that national politics has anything to do with moten in ward 7.
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>> that's not ward 7. >> he made his announcement in woodlawn cemetery. does that mean anything to you? >> yeah, death. >> we'll be right back. stay with us. ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman.
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he had considered a run against donna edwards and he backed off. are you surprised by this? >> yes. i'm very surprised. >> very surprised. i'm sorry. go ahead. >> i was going to say, more than surprise, the question might be asked in certain quarters, why? i mean, here is someone that has been challenged by her leadership, has had -- is going
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to have her district reshaped. she's very unhappy about that. and now someone is getting into the race that was totally unexpected, could divide up the vote. anyone who supports donna edwards would not only be surprised but probably a little angry. >> you hit it right on the head. that's exactly what it is. it's to divide up the vote and to punish donna edwards because somehow somebody in prince george's county said she doesn't know her place. and she's been an independent voice. she's been a progressive voice. and so you go out and get a popular individual who has won county wide. so, you know, if i lived in prince george's county i wouldn't fall for this trick. i really wouldn't. but, you know, he has a right to run. he's a nice guy. obviously a competent politician. you ask if we're surprised?
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yes, i'm surprised they're playing these kind of games. >> in maryland, the state comptroller wants to put financial literacy on the class curriculum in 2,500 baltimore area elementary and middle schools. he would teach kids how to balance a checkbook, invest their money and how to manage their financing. he's doing this in cooperation with operation hope and pnc bank. for the past two years the state senate passed a bill to create financial literacy curriculum in the schools. the measure has passed the senate but died in the house. what do you think about the efforts here and about the effort in general, to make it mandatory that kids learn how to manage money? >> i think it's a good idea, very good. it reminds me of when i was in school, home economics. >> two years ago?
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>> a year ago. we had home economics. that really taught a lot about home management. here we are talking about financial management. we're talking about the kind of economy we have today and the kind of economy because people are buying too much, da, da, da. here at an age when you can train people to do this. there's a school that's operating almost like this. they have a bank in the school, a branch in the school. i think it's capitol one. and the students run the bank. it's an excellent idea. >> they pay attention better than their parents. they balance a checkbook, watch your credit card, be careful in the deals you get into. don't spend more than you have. that's great. who can argue against that? i would say the parents should be the prime motivator in that. if that's not working and the school can help, i would believe that's a very popular idea. >> this is long overdue.
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you have students who graduate from high school that don't even know how to fill out a check. >> right. >> don't know what a cd is, 401(k). this is the most common sense type thing that you can do. i mean, as you said, state senator says, done this. i don't know why it spoils in the house. it makes no sense at all. any time you can educate people how to handle their finances, we teach kids how to do all kinds of things in high schools. they should be able to walk out and know how to handle finances. no if, ands, buts about it. >> jerry, dave, and joe, thank you for being with us. thank you for being with reporter's notebook. stay with us. news 4 continues.
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thanks for joining us. i'm angie goff. >> i'm john schriffen. welcome on this sunday, october 30th. if you are heading out the door this morning, drive extremely carefully. >> many roads are frozen or nearly frozen with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. take a look at some of the accidents reported overnight. no major injuries were reported, but this is a pretty good indication of just how slick the roads are right now. as bad as things are here, well, new england, are dealing with historic snowfall. as many as 2 million people lost power as the storm dumped several inches of snow in the northeast. many states declared states of emergency. and at least three deaths are being blamed on the snow. nbc news's brian moahr has the latest. >> reporter: a halloween blizzard? not quite. but the late october snowstorm
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that blanketed much of the east coast is one to remember. new york city, which hasn't seen measurable snowfall in october since 1952, smashed an all-time record. the national weather service says 1.3 inches had fallen in central park as of 2:00 p.m. take a look here. the white stuff was enough to add a little color to the yale/columbia football game. as the snow accumulated, so did the power outages and airport delays. fortunately, there was enough time for the road crews to gear up and for everyone else to stock up on the essentials. >> it's been a mad rush of people getting, you know, salt, calcium, shovels. i mean, we sell shovels, it's amazing how many shovels we sell. >> new england is no stranger to snow, but not before the leaves have finished falling. >> it's much too early. i'm not ready. >> like it or not, a preview of winter. brian mooahr, nbc news.
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that shot of the columbia/yale football game was incredible. >> that's how tom kierein said football ought to be played. >> why not? shovel the lawn. both teams can see them. >> not a fan of the domes. >> you're using your snow shovel before your rake. this is just so absurd and beyond reason. in fact, it's been 32 years since we have had any snow in october here in our region. right now it is cold. many of the roads that stayed wet overnight have frozen up. watch out. it's at or below freezing in prince george's, arlington, fairfax and throughout most of the region. except reagan national on the potomac, as well as the areas right near the bay and the tidal potomac in the mid and upper 30s. elsewhere away from the waters it is at or below freezing. watch out for patchy ice. if the road looks wet, your
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sidewalk looks wet, in fact, that could be ice. here we were yesterday at 6:30 in the evening. we have that storm system winding down at that point. it quickly cleared out after that. now we're starting off this sunday morning with a clear sky. and under this clear sky it's going to take a while to warm up. if you're heading to the marine corps. marathon, well, at the time that the gun goes off when we start the race at 8:00 this morning it is going to be just in the upper 30s. even when with that sun sideline. a bit of a northwesterly breeze at 15 miles per hour. so you'll need your fleece to do the run in the race today. and if you plan any outdoor recreational activities this morning you definitely need to layer up. but then this afternoon we'll have the sun out and it will be a beautiful afternoon. a lot of snow will be melting around the region as temperatures will be above freezing. in fact, we'll make it up to 50 degrees around the metro area where the snow is thicker.
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likely highs will be in the upper 30s and low 40s around the blue ridge and points west. i'll show you astounding snow totals coming up in a couple minutes. >> all right. thank you, tom. >> thank you. a developing story out of northeast kansas at this hour. at least three people are dead and three others are missing after a massive explosion at a grain elevator. sheriff's deputies say the explosion in the town atchison sent a ball of fire so high it was visible in missouri. it could be felt from miles away. it's unclear how many people were working at the site at the time of the blast. but the sheriff says there are people who are still unaccounted for. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadliest attack in months on nato forces in the war in afghanistan. this was the aftermath immediately after the attack in kabul.
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17 people were killed when a sue died bomber rammed into a nato bus. it appears to take over its own security. two dozen rebel fighters from libya are now in the united states recovering from the war against moammar gadhafi. the fighters arrived yesterday in boston and were transported to a local hospital where they received treatment for their injuries. this moves comes from secretary of state hillary clinton who requested for more than 200 fighters to be transported to the u.s. for treatment. it is usually an internationally established fund to help pay for the hospital bills. two republican candidates are pulling ahead in the race for their party's presidential nomination. a new des moines register poll found her main contain and mitt romney were well ahead of the pack despite the fact that both
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candidates have not spent much time in the support. the next closest candidate was ron paul with just 12%. michele bachmann, rick perry and newt gingrich only managed single-digit support. despite many speculation, rick perry's campaign said the texas governor will not be skipping out on future debates. his popularity plummeted since entering the presidential race. many blame the drop on struggles during his first five debates. his campaign says the governor has already committed to five more debates in november and in december. well, some area schoolchildren got a very special halloween surprise. kids from d.c. area schools trick-or-treated at the white house yesterday. president and mrs. obama handed out special white house edition
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m&m's. and dried fruit as a healthy option. the first family held this halloween party every year since moving into the white house. so i guess mrs. obama took the president's advice to give out some candy. >> see, i told you. i knew the president would slip in some good chocolate here. >> sure they were happy about that. >> 6:42. tens of thousands of travelers around the world are stranded as the labor dispute has grounded qantas airline. okay. and what's worse, you can answer this question, being stuck in an airport or stuck on a plane on a runway for seven long hours? >> wow. >> what happened on one flight. we'll hear from some of the poor passengers when news 4 today returns.
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to war zones. and that can be a problem for a once-thriving tourist destination like dubrovnik, croatia, left in disrepair by years of war. luckily, people took notice. they helped dubrovnik rebuild and restructure their five-star hotels, and croatia eventually regained 14% of the nation's gdp; a rebirth made possible by the international business and tourism management programs at rochester institute of technology.
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tens of thousands of stranded qantas airways passengers are scramble to go get to their destination as it remains grounded for a second detail. australia's government called an emergency arbitration hearing for qantas and its unions in attempt to get the airline back in the sky. it locked out its employees, blaming on going strike and workers refusal to put in overtime. there is new trouble for jetblue. >> that's right. after passengers found themselves stuck on a plane for more than seven hours all of that evolved. jetblue was forced to divert a plane. passengers spent hours waiting to be allowed into the terminal. fights nearly broke out as people tried to get off the plane.
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>> children for eight hours on a plane isn't pleasant. >> jetblue blames bad weather and infrastructure in hartford for the delays on getting passengers off. hundreds of passengers spent hours stuck on jetblue plane during a valentine's day. anyone under the age of 3 for an hour i would say. >> i feel bad for the flight attendants. they do such a great job. but in situations like this their hands are tied. they're dealing with frustrated passengers. peanuts don't cut it at that point. >> yeah. >> you've got to feel for them. >> amazing storm. so it did really strand travelers, whether you're on the ground or on the air. it continues to affect travel in the northeast. and here for us, good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein.
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so chuck bell said for this morning he's going to wear some socks on his happens because it's so cold out there. >> clean ones. >> is that going to cut it? >> and that's just walking around his living room. but when you gets out to run the marathon, you'll need fleece and thermals as it is a cold start. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. the sky has cleared out over washington. live picture from city camera. we are beginning to see the first hints of light of dawn showing up. reagan national now at 37 degrees. we do have a north/northwesterly breeze. yes, windchills before halloween. this is so wrong. the windchills are down into the
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20s in many locations. look at the snow yesterday. we only had a quarter inch in northwest washington. but just a few miles farther north, three, four inches or so fell. northern montgomery. skyline drive, eight or nine inches in the high elevations of skyline drive. shenandoah, three, four, five inches. back into the mountains of west virginia, 10, 11, 12, even 14 inches of snow fell there. up into southern pennsylvania, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 inches of snow from that system. temperatures are cold. so are the roads. watch out. if you see it looks wet on your sidewalk or your street or area road, that could be ice at or below freezing most of the recently. as we look at what's been happening the last 12 hours we cleared out beautifully overnight last night. now this morning predawn we have this clear sky that's going to
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be with us. future weather going through the day today, we will have a lot of sunshine. starting off tomorrow morning, clouds coming in. during the day on monday, monday evening the clouds will thicken up. could get rain by down on tuesday midnight monday night, into tuesday morning. marine corps. marathon, it is going to be a cool morning. upper 30s by 8:00 when the race starts. and the wind will be out of the northwest around 5 to 15. so a raw and cold morning. but then this afternoon we'll be warming up. temperatures climbing into the low 50s by midafternoon with lots of sun. breezes northwest at 5 to 15. then for tomorrow, back to work and school. cold in the morning. in the 30s. increasing clouds. after midnight monday night, tuesday morning, some light rain. that's rain, will be coming down, not snow. tuesday afternoon sun coming back. and then look at this. we deserve it.
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wednesday, thursday, friday warming up. back into the mid-60s friday and saturday. that's the way it looks. >> i like it. >> thanks, tom. >> all right. >> maryland looked to end a three-game losing streak at home against boston college. >> hakim dermish has the highlights in this morning's sports minute. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. it looked a lot like christmas in college park yesterday, but it wasn't very merry for maryland. instead, it was miserable. coach edsell and the terps lost four in a row. their latest yesterday afternoon to a one-win boston college team. conditions were so bad you could get a lower level ticket on stub hub for a penny. c.j. brown, his third consecutive start for the terps. brown's pass tipped in the air picked off by sylvia. he returns it 18 yards. take another look. the pass is batted into the hair by max hallway. brown's third interception of the ould be pulled in the second
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quarter. two pulls after the play, b.c. cashes in. to the outside. 21 yard score. they would lead 21-3 at half-time. fourth quarter. danny o'brien trying to start a comeback on third and 11. avoids the sack. improvization. a perfect pass to adrian cox. 55 yard touchdown. terps cut the deficit to 11. but after a failed on side kick, boston college shuts the door. finch with a career-high 243 yards rushing. eagles win the first acc game of the year, defeating maryland, 28-17. terps fall to 2-6. happy almost halloween from durham, north carolina. virginia tech on the road at duke. logan thomas hands off to david wilson. he's a speedy fellow. finds a hole. races down the sidelines. knocked out of bounds.
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wilson finished with 148 yards rushing. three plays later, hokies, more play action. thomas scrambles and tosses to martin. touchdown, hokies. virginia tech takes a 7-0 lead. second quarter, tied at 7. josh gets the pitch. breaks one tackle. then another. bulldozes his way for the touchdown. hokies beat duke, 14-10, setting an acc record with their 11 straight road victory. navy on the road at notre dame. midshipmen doing the hokka before the game. looking to beat notre dame for the third consecutive time. down 14-0. trey miller fakes the toss. rolls out. finds gigi for the nine yard touchdown. smooth. navy trails by seven. notre dame strikes right back. very first play, the ensuing drive. tommy reece downfield to a wide open michael floyd.
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56 yard touchdown. notre dame wins big, 56-14. navy's worst loss since 2002. the midshipmen have lost six in a row. elsewhere, west virginia defeats rutgers, 41-31. and the buffalo bills in toronto. kickoff set for 4:05. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. >> go science! i think they can pull it off today. >> it's going to be cold up there. >> it's indoors. >> all right. still more news 4 after the break. also news 4's viewpoint. a
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it's quick, easy and something everyone can agree on. ♪ nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. welcome to news 4 today. i'm john schriffen. >> i'm angie goff. it's sunday, october 30th. first, a check on the forecast from meteorologist tom kierein sitting in for chuck who is out running the marine corps. marathon with a lot of other brave people. it's cold out there. >> yeah. the big news, it's over! it's done! the storm is gone and we have cleared out overnight, but it is cold this morning. in fact, temperatures at or below freezing. so are the pavement temperatures too. watch out for patchy ice on your
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sidewalk or area streets and roadways as well. right now it's near 30 agrees. mid-30s by the bay. and we have had our sky clear out quickly after that storm exited yesterday evening. and it's been clear since then. as a result of high pressure push anything behind that system we will have lots of sunshine today. highs climbing to around 50 degrees. a lot of snow will be melting close by. but the thicker snow, it will take several days for that to melt. back to work and school in the morning, in the mid-30s. increasing clouds. and some light rain possible after midnight, early morning tuesday. drying out tuesday afternoon. highs upper 50s. then, ahh, yes, a warming trend coming our way with sunshine wednesday, thursday, friday, and saturday. each day this halloween snow,
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snow-o-ween. >> you used that on twitter yesterday. i give you props for that. quite clever. >> thanks, tom. it is 7:01 right now. be extremely careful on the roads this morning. many streets are slick with temperatures hovering around the freezing point. some accidents across our region have been reported. there are no reports of any deaths at this time. as many as 2 million people without power following this rare october snowstorm. new york city, which has not seen measurable stphoelt in october since 1952 smashed an all-time record with under an insure and a half of snow in central park. it was the communities inland hit much, much harder. some saw up to 26 inches of snow. a string of bank robberies within an hour of each other. it starred 11:00 when a woman
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held up a suntrust bank. a man robbed a bb&t bank just three blocks away. those are some of the stories making news right now. next is nbc 4's viewpoint. >> we'll be back here in just a few minutes with an update. until then, enjoy. >> good morning. i'm pat lawson muse. welcome to viewpoint. they are great stories many people have never heard about, success stories with roots in hbcus, historically black colleges and universities. this morning we tell some of the stories as we look at the history and relevance of hbcus today. jessie russell, chairman and ceooink network inc. and president and founder of im solutions and dr. david wilson of morgan state university. thank you all, gentlemen, for joining us this morning. let's begin this morning with this. take a look.
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i as tkpl soluti iam presents the greatest stories never told. hbcu, featuring jesse russell, innovations led to the digital cell phone. and dr. david wilson's adjourn from from the cotton fields. hbcu. it changed the world. few of us can imagine life without our cell phones. but all of this would not have happened with the remarkable advances in wireless technology made by pioneers such as jesse russell, who graduated from tennessee state. >> the beauty of historical black colleges for me, just talking to me personally at a personal level, is that what they did for me they gave me the
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nurturing and the freedom to challenge. in the laboratories in 1980 i was selected as one of the most outstanding engineers of america at the age of 32. coming from a very poor environment, single family, nine brothers and sisters. and i will never forget the first day i was on the job. i called a meeting. i was the only black guy. we only make money when people are in the cars and the phone rings and they answer. if they don't, it's supposed to tap into people not in the cars, right? so what i said was, well, that's an easy problem to solve. why don't we just take the car out of the car and put it on the people. i was one of the leading
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authorities in digital processing. that's how i got award before. i said that's a simple problem to solve. we'll completely digitize the speech to reduce the amount of bandwidth on a per-user basis. and i described to them how you could do that by what modulation schemes you would use. and i said if you do the math on that i can show you how we do that and you can get four times the number of people in the same amount of spectrum. it took us from 1984 to 1988 and we built the first digital system of anyplace in the world. >> we were sharecroppers as i was growing up. sharecropping was a sort of condition in the south where basically slaves were on plantations and they were working sun up to sundown. and at the end of slavery what
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happened is many of the blacks were still trapped in those circumstances. and so one day after i guess we had grown tired of picking cotton and honing the fields so to speak, we sat down and had a conversation with my father and basically said to him, you know, this is not the life that we want to live. and this is certainly not the life that i want to live. and so i said to him, you know, i think i'm going to go to college. and so he kind of looked a at me and he said, college? he said, boy, you know, college is for white folks. i graduated from high school and i applied to tuskeegee university. he said you're about to do something in this family nobody has ever done. he said you're about to to college.
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i had been saving for this time when i could actually help you get to college. by this time i looked at his face and there were tears flowing down his chin. he pulled out of his pocket something that he called a piece of money. he put it in my hand. and he put his hand over mine and with tears rolling down his chin he said, use it well, son. use it well. i opened my hand and there in my hand was a crisp $5 bill. that was what my parents gave me for college. i guess being president at morgan i owe a lot to the foundation that was established in the county. >> and when we come back, we'll talk with jesse russell, dr. david russell and david garnet,
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welcome back. we have seen the videos of two of you anyway. mr. russell, as you said and as you watched that video, i was reminded that i read on the internet that someone refers you to you as the father of the cell phone. what's your response to that? >> well, i don't think i'm quite that old. >> father of digital signal processing. >> father of digital communications which made it possible for you to have portable, truly portable cell phones that you can wear on the person. >> so are you the father of 3g? >> no. i'm the father of 2g if you want to say i'm a father.
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>> dr. wilson, did you have any idea when your grandfather put the $5 bill in your hand that you not only go to college but you would wind up one day working as president of the university? >> i absolutely had no idea. it was my father, not my grandfather. >> i'm sorry. >> all i wanted to do actually was escape the harsh circumstances in which actually i was growing up. and i just wanted to go to college get app undergraduate degree. but never in my wildest dreams did i realize when i got that degree i would end up as president of one of the most young universities in this country. >> i have to say, did you use the $5 for college or did you frame it? >> actually, i used the $5 because i was not in a position to frame it. but now i have a framed $5 bill to remind me. >> you are the president and the founder of a company called i am
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solutions. >> i am solutions is a minority-owned company. we work with small businesses and hbcus in an effort to build their capacity. we have a database of all the capabilities of the hbcus that make it easy for the government to get grants. >> you are advocate. >> i'm a strong advocate, yes. >> and mr. russell and dr. wilson, you both attended hbcus at one point. tell us how you believe the experience contributed to your success today. your experience at those schools. and you both also went to other universities. >> i went to tennessee state university. i would say the thing that actually made me who i am today, take my mother and then after that i would say it would be the newer customering of the professionals at tennessee state university. i think what they did is gave me the confidence because i came from an environment very similar
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to many african-americans in the '60s and '70s that had meager means and college was a forethought not near thought. once i got there i didn't have the confidence that i could perform. i didn't know it was inside of me. what they did is brought it out by nurturing me, supporting me, and making sure they spent the quality time to understand what it is that i needed to be successful. >> dr. wilson, do you believe your success would have been possible without your experience? >> i would say absolutely not. as a matter of fact, i can almost echo what jesse indicated. i didn't go to school full time until i was in the 7th grade. and i graduated from a high school in alabama that was anything but stellar. and so i arrived on the campus of tuskeegee at the time with academic deficits.
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had it not been for the caring, newer customering professionals that jesse spoke about, there's absolutely no way i would have made it through that institution. along the way i joined a number of student organizations and acquired effective leadership skills as a result of that. and i think had i gone to another institution, a large white institution, i would not have had those opportunities to develop my leadership skills on the one hand and certainly not to be newer customered the way i was in that environment. >> there are currently 105 in the country. originally they were started to educate former slaves. but hcbus today are in crisis, facing their most difficult challenges ever. what are some of the issues they're facing? >> a source of funding, say source of capital in terms of to allow you to attract -- because there are many african-american young people that don't have
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jobs, that don't have a path to a successful future like some of us were lucky enough to have. so i think what has to happen today is these hbcus have got to start to reach out and find those graduates like myself and others and try to bring together coalition of those entrepreneurs that grew out of those institutions to come back and help to nurture the ones that follow us. >> dr. wilson, you're doing something right at morgan because your enrollment has increased when many hbcus are experiencing declining enroll. >> we have had a 10% increase in enrollment. we're well above 8,000 students at morgan. what i would say is i think it's a mistake to look at the 105 hbcus at a monolith. we have institutions that are just as competitive as any set of institutions in this country.
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i have students at morgan who could go to harvard, stanford, m.i.t. but they choose to come to morgan for an experience that only morgan can offer. we are seek to go ascend to a higher level of our mission. we are a research university. we want to grow as a major research university where we can research that will respond to the problems of our community. >> all right. we'll be right back after this break. stay with us. ♪
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i'm angie goff. here's a look at some of the stories we're following this morning. be extremely careful on the roads this morning. many streets are still slick with temperatures hovering around the freezing point. several accidents across your region have been reported. no reports of any deaths at this point. all along the east coast, as many as 2 million people are without power following this rare october storm. new york city, which hasn't seen measurable snowfall in october since 1952, smashed an all-time record with an inch and a half of snow in central park. it was the communities inland that were hit much, much harder. some towns in massachusetts saw up to 26 inches of snow. a string of bank robberies along route 1. it started around 11:00 a.m. saturday when a woman held up suntrust bank. we'll check in with tom with the latest on your weather coming up. welcome back. welcome back this morning. we're talking about hbcus,
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historically black colleges and universities. and mr. garnet, you wanted to jump in on the question of the discussion about how relevant they are, the challenges they're facing. >> i think in spite of the challenges you see them constantly produce. not only quality alumni but the 10 generals. you look at the chief information officers. for the first time ever, there's four black cios. they all came from hbcus. you look at some of the other things in terms of innovation that is happening on the campus and you start focusing on stem. you have to get everybody in the same boat, going in the same direction. they're accredited like h.i.t. a -- m.i.t. and harvard.
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>> how relevant are hbcus today? do we still need them to educate minority students? >> i think we do. if you look at the state of our economy today the rebound is going to be in the tech field. and you're going to see the recovery in the tech field. and i think right now hbcus have a great opportunity, provided with the right resources and making the right connections to be a major part of what's going to happen going forward. so i think getting investments in technology, modernizing the campus to make sure they have the latest technology available for their students to be trained and educated on, connecting into not just african-american businesses but all businesses that are technology focused. and i think they will play a major role going forward if they do those things. and i think they can do those things. it's not a lack of talent. it's a lack of access. and that's what we really need to focus on. hopefully we're going to be doing that. >> dr. wilson, you're focusing
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on those things. >> as a matter of fact, we are. when you look nationally at the number of african-american engineers in this country, we're number three in the nation in terms of producing african-american engineers. we're number one in the state of maryland. nationally only 14 -- there are only 14 accredited engineering schools. those schools collectively produce 22% of all african-american engineers from a pool over 300 credited institutions nationally. when you look at the goal the president has for the country of having 55% of the country with bachelor's degrees by 2025, i take the position at morgan there's no way the nation can get there without morgans, tuskeegee and hamptons of the world because we are there producing the engineers and the scientists, if you will, that are giving rise to the innovation and new discoveries of the current and of the
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future. >> i think that's right. if you look at this emerging field of broadband digital wireless communications, particularly video oriented wireless communications, i think schools like tennessee state, morgan, others moving into the research area can start to lead the creation of these new technologies to create new companies that will come out of these universities. and i think the talent, as i said earlier, is there to do that. and we've just got to focus on that. hopefully, as i said earlier, we'll do that. >> when you think of these you can't just think of ethnic diversity. you have to think of cognitive diversity. the example you saw in the video, jesse, i have to take it and take the phone out of the car and put it on people to make money, that's cognitive diversity. there's hope for what we are trying to do for cognitive diversity. >> isn't the truth that many of the demographics of these hbcus have changed? >> absolutely.
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>> if you walk on howard university's campus you see african-americans but you see a lot of other ethnic minorities and others represented there. >> absolutely. that's why i said it is not an issue of talent because these universities are attracting the talent. and i think what we've got to now do is to focus in the right fields. and i think -- at least i would not like to see us focus on the right fields but lose the thing that made these universities great before. that is the newer customering and caring about the students they train and educate. as long as we can keep those things in alignment it is unbounded. >> we have to take another break. dr. wilson i will let you answer, respond to that when we come back right after this. #
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mr. garnet -- >> i just wanted to make a point to something you had said earlier well, it's not just about access to capital. you make the point about new nurturing. it's really the start of any new industry, new technology must start with discovery. after that you can innovate, invent. and that allows you to cover is to be able to ask the question, why not? and what these universities do, at least what they did for me, right, they gave me the coverage to ask the question, why can't we do that or why shouldn't we
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do that. >> in one year we had graduated at morgan more african-american engineers wore the innovators of
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the future than to diversify the student populations that are traditionally white institutions i had been. >> i think they're discovering the same thing they discover with athletes. they start seeing them perform greatly at the hbcus. all of a sudden the twdi start opening the door. and then stem. that's why you see a harvard offer and some in the underserved community. they understand the value of putting them with their students. >> do you believe that hbcus need to focus more on attracting successful athletes or focus more on academics. >> i guess i'm an academic guy. i think we can create the silicon valley coming out of these universities.
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it doesn't have to be the stanford or m.i.t.s. i think that's what we're here talking about. we tend not to think about it because through professional athletes we can get more influx of dollars. i'm not sure you couldn't get those if you focus on the academic and technology side as well. >> sir, i have to ask you very quickly because we're running out of time, what's the takeaway from the video? what is it you want people to take away from this discussion? >> i think the main takeaway is there are some hidden treasures in those. and those who don't take advantage of the hbcus and the talents, they will miss it. they will be gatekeepers at jurassic park. >> the main takeaway for me there's no way our great country can be innovative and competitive going forward without the role that is being
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played historically. >> mr. russell, finally? >> i would say to your large corporations, google, microsofts, please look at the students coming out of these universities because you never know where the hidden treasure is. >> thank you for being with us on viewpoint. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you for watching viewpoint. news 4 today continues. winter comes early. the region is coated with a layer of snow before the calendar even reads november. while the accumulation totals aren't impressive, the dangers left behind by this early winter blast are still out there this
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morning. thanks so much for joining us. i'm john schriffen. >> and i'm angie goff. welcome to news 4 today on this sunday, october 30th. right now crews are working to clear snow and ice from streets across the washington area as temperatures overnight drop to near freezing. >> unbelievable. many drivers learn the hard way how slick the roads are out there. these are a few of the several accidents reported in montgomery county. and crashes elsewhere in maryland as well as virginia and the district. fortunately, there are no reports of any deaths at this point. news 4's derrick ward has more on this october snow. >> reporter: at this vdot facility trucks got their loads under chilly, rainy skies and road surfaces that were just wet. more than 200 trucks were out on virginia roadways. a few minutes drive southwest and their efforts were needed and appreciated around leesburg it looked more like november than the end of october. >> i think it shouldn't be
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snowing on halloween. >> reporter: and still technically we're in hurricane season. for most this kind of weather is unexpected and unwelcomed. >> i think it's crazy. snowing in october? we're just not prepared. we're wearing t-shirts with hats. >> as long as it doesn't freeze and turn to ice, we'll be all right. >> i'm not ready for this at all. >> you're not dressed for. >> i don't like wearing coats until it's really, really cold. for now i'm in and out. i'm not going to hang out in this. i'm going to go home and clean my house. >> reporter: what did get him out? a trip to a place where you can't help think warmer, snow-free thoughts. this wasn't even the fun go out and play kind of snow. >> look what we got early in this event. it's probably not the best snow for making snowmen. it's icy and wet. but it's good for throwing. >> all in all it was at least lucky this snow came on a weekend. regular rush hour under these conditions would have been quite an ordeal. unless we forget it won't be
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long before they won't seem to out of place. >> this is not a good sign for the beginning of winter i think. >> derrick ward, news 4. at least two people are dead and more than 2 million without power after a rare snowstorm buries the east coast. new york city, which has not seen measurable snowfall since 1952 in october, smashed an all-time record with an inch and a half of snow in central park. some towns in massachusetts saw up to 26 inches of snow. the storm is causing massive delays for flights and rail service. wow. 26 inches of snow. >> we can't complain. for us it was a novel.
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out of the mountains they got more than a foot of snow. the sun is up. that's a live picture from sky watcher camera. finally we're getting sunshine back. the sun is up in a clear sky. it is cold. we are at or below freezing for most of the region including prince george's, arlington, fairfax. district, it's mid-30s. mid-30s near the bay. most areas away from the waters, down into the upper 20s and 30s. we have freeze warnings. by later on, though, we'll be warming up quickly as we clear out and get that strong october sun working its magic. and by later this afternoon, we should be climbing into the
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upper 40s to around 50 degrees for a high. so a lot of the snow locally will be gone by this afternoon. we'll have light breezes out of the northwest around 5 to 15. we'll take a look at some of those snow totals and look at improving news, the halloween forecast all coming up in a couple minutes. >> thanks, tom. >> alexandria police are trying to determine if a string of bank robberies along route 1 are connected. it started yesterday at 1:00 in the morning when a woman held up a suntrust on the 5900 block were. a short time later a woman and man demanded money from a wells fargo. and after that a man robbed a bb&t three blocks away. no weapon was shown in any of the robberies. only the third attempt was successful. police are investigating another attempted abduction. it happened saturday in the
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governors green subdivision. she says a man opened the back door and yelled let's go. she was able to run away. this is the third reported abduction attempt in the area in the past two weeks. a hand print led police to arrest a man in the murder of a student. police say 20-year-old william knight shot guyton in front of his off-campus apartment. investigators found knight's hand print and the gun in a van spotted leaving the scene. this was thanks to hard work from multiple groups including d.c. police, prince george's police and u.s. marshalls. >> when something like this comes together so quickly it's fantastic for everybody.
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to get this person off the road. >> he will be extradited to maryland in the last few days. a memorial service for guyton tuesday night at the howard university campus. occupy protests are seemingly growing larger and more prom tphaepbt in cities around the country but they're also growing more heated and violent as well. >> you're beating people. >> police clashed with protesters outside the capitol building after officials said they couldn't set up tents. the situation quickly got out of hand and police started spraying pepper spray into the crowd. protesters say they were peacefully demonstrating but officials say they were attacked by the protesters. >> police started spraying them with pepper spray and shooting them. >> we had an officer pushed off his motorcycle. two officers who were kicked.
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when it escalated to that point we made a city-wide call. overall, 20 people were arrested, including two for assaulting an officer. luckily, there were no reports of any serious injuries. and freezing rain and chilly temperatures didn't stop protesters here in the district. the occupy d.c. group marched to the treasury department chanting robinhood was right, tax the rich. the protesters also marched on a bank of america branch and the white house. today thousands are lacing up their shoes for the annual marine corps. marathon. the 36th annual run is set to kick off in a little over two hours. in just about 25 minutes. many roads around arlington and d.c. are closed for most of the day. the runners will start in arlington, head through rosslyn and clarendon. it is over the key bridge through georgetown, down to the national mall, then back into arlington.
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all the roads are closed right now and are expected to reopen by 1:30 this afternoon. runners and spectators are advised to use the metro, which opened early today to accommodate everyone. hundreds of college students forced out of their dorm rooms will be moving a little closer to school today. roughly 200 students at st. mary's college of maryland were forced to move out of two residence halls last week after mold had been discovered. they have been living in hotels since several miles from the campus. today they are moving out of hotels and onto a small cruise ship pictured coming up. it is now docked on the st. mary's river next to campus. in snowy temperatures wasn't enough to keep people in the district from having a little weekend fun. >> no idea what they're saying. the nightmare on m street is the largest contest in d.c. with the snow giving way to cold temperatures this year was more
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of a challenge for partygoers. the event was sold out as usual, and people who paid for it up front said they weren't going to miss it because of the weather. >> i've been doing this for a few years now. they always come. they get the wrist band and go and support the local economy. >> rain or snow? >> rain or snow, it doesn't matter. they show up. >> some partygoers say they made adjustments to their costumes to stay warm but others liked their costumes too much to don the extra layers. they were toughing it out in the cold. i like that one guy with the blue thing. it looked warm and furry. >> i would take that over the woman just wearing bubbles. >> who knows? >> 41 minutes after the 7:00 hour. right now, still ahead, tens of thousands of travelers around the world were stranded as labor disputes grounded qantas airlines. >> what's worse, being stuck in
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the "today" showst is next on nbc 4. >> lester holt live from new york. lester good morning. >> good morning. the monster storm, first nor'easter causing blizzard-like conditions. also more than 2 million customers without power. governsors declared states of emergencies in four states. live reports up and down the coast and the impact and now the cleanup of the storm. terror from the deep. days after we told you about a shark killing an american diver
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off the the australian coast, a surfer in california the latest victim. an exclusive interview with the surfer's mom and find out how he's doing >> and halloween countdown. we have had wild costumes in the past, including some i would like to forget. wait until you see what jenna, amy and i dress up as. our big reveal coming up in the second half hour. hope you stick around. it's all coming up on "today". >> i think that's the best season he has ever looked. >> unbelievable. i wouldn't tell her that. i tweeted a picture. just a glimpse of the wig i'll be wearing today. so if you want to take a look and try to guess. >> i'm sure it's great material. >> i've seen guesses. no one has got it right yesterday. it should be a lot of fun today. >> thanks, lester. >> okay. >> the australian government is stepping in this morning trying to get qantas airways back in the sky. it surprised employees and tens of thousands of passengers
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saturday after it grounded its fleet because of ongoing labor issues. both sides were called in for emergency arbitration session today ordered by the government. workers have been on strike due to fears their jobs will be cut. it appears jetblue can't catch a break when it comes to bad weather. >> passengers found themselves stuck on a plane for more than seven hours. jet blue is forced to divert a network bound flight yesterday during the snowstorm. once the plane landed passengers spent hours waiting to be allowed into the terminal. fights nearly broke out as people tried to get off the plane. >> there were children who -- children under the age of 3 for eight hours on a plane isn't pleasant. >> jetblue blames bad weather and infrastructure problems in hartford for the delay in getting passengers off. back in 2007, hundreds of
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passengers spent hours stuck on jetblue planes during a valentine's day blizzard. the tension on board that plane not a pleasant trip at all. >> the snow in places we didn't expect, it's a rarity. >> so incredibly unusual. we've been forecasting it the last few days. okay. i'll believe it when i see it. we saw it. we believe it did happen. now it's long gone. a beautiful blue sky over washington. that's a live picture. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. the forecast is coming up next. [ speaking french ]
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lester holt, wonder what he's going to be this year. >> i have a guess but i don't want to spoil it for everyone. lester holt nbc if you want to see the wig. tom kierein is on twitter as well. you said watch out for patches of ice this morning. it's going to be slick out there. >> that's right. overnight, even though we have cleared out a lot of things that did get precipitation stayed wet. now they have frozen up this morning. the sun is up now. we still have patchy ice that's popped up on any untreated surface that looks wet. in fact, that could be ice. we're happy at least to have the sun up and have the sun back after our snowloween storm. here's the scene over washington. looks like autumn again. you can see the beautiful autumn color on the trees at the potomac river. runners cueing up at the pentagon under a clear sky. it's cold. right there at reagan national, it's only 37. and we've got a west-northwest
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wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. so we're talking windchill too this morning. windchills in the upper 20s. look at the snowfall we had yesterday. as much as 14 inches fell out in west virginia. this was in grant county. of course it's a higher elevation. high elevations along skyline drive, big meadows, 8 inches. shenandoah valley, lower amounts of course. as well as east and right near washington. american university in northwest had a quarter inch of snow. northern montgomery, four inches, and parts of loudon county. thurmo thurmond, 8 1/2 inches. they had 8, 9, 10 in washington county as well. now, around our region as we are beginning to dry out we have had our sky clear out since the storm exited last evening right after sunset. look at these temperatures in the 20s to 30 now.
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district is in the mid-30s. mid-30s on the bay. away from the waters, near freezing. at or below freezing throughout the rest of virginia, west virginia. all these counties in blue under a freeze warning until 9:00 this morning, including virginia, the district, all of maryland and the eastern shore and west virginia. satellite and radar over the last 12 hours showing this storm has cleared out and things are going to be bright and sunny today as we go forward. future weather, lots of sun today. as we get into the evening hours and tomorrow morning, we'll begin to see clouds coming in for monday. a little disturbance coming over us. a lot of cloudiness on monday. by monday evening late, 10:00, 11:00 in the evening, we could have light rain. it may continue into tuesday morning. a little bit of light rain starting off tuesday morning. marine corps. marathon, cold start to the race. we'll have that northwesterly breeze around 5 to 15. temperatures in the upper 30s.
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and for the afternoon, though, a nice afternoon. compared certainly to yesterday. what a change. lots of sun. a few clouds. highs reaching 50 degrees. a lot of snow near washington will be melting as the day progresses. mid-30s in the morning. increasing clouds during the day. highs mid-50s. a few sprinkles by midnight monday night and into the morning commute on tuesday. drying out after that and warming up. a beautiful pattern wednesday into the weekend. mid-60s friday and saturday. we deserve it. >> i like where that's going, tom. >> thank you. >> how about sports? maryland look to end a three-game losing streak at home against boston college. >> hakim dermish has the highlights in this morning's sports minute. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. it looked a lot like christmas in college park yesterday, but it wasn't very merry for maryland. instead, it was miserable. coach edsell and the terps lost four in a row. their latest yesterday afternoon to a one-win boston college team. conditions were so bad you could
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get a lower level ticket on stub hub for a penny. c.j. brown, his third consecutive start for the terps. first quarter maryland down 7-3. brown's pass tipped in the air picked off by sylvia. he returns it 18 yards. take another look. the pass is batted into the air by max hallway. brown's third interception of the year. he would be pulled in the second quarter. two plays after the interception, 21 yard score. eagles up 14-3. they would lead 21-3 at half-time. fourth quarter. danny o'brien trying to start a comeback on third and 11. avoids the sack. improvization. then on the run a perfect pass to adrian cox. 55 yard touchdown. terps cut the deficit to 11. but after a failed onside kick, boston college shuts the door. finch with a career-high 243 yards rushing.
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eagles win the first acc game of the year, defeating maryland, 28-17. terps fall to 2-6. happy almost halloween from durham, north carolina. 12th ranked virginia tech on the road at duke. first quarter. logan thomas hands off to david wilson. he's a speedy fellow. finds a hole. races down the sidelines. knocked out of bounds. 39-yard gainer. wilson finished with 148 yards rushing. three plays later, hokies, more play action. thomas scrambles and tosses to martin. touchdown, hokies. virginia tech takes a 7-0 lead. second quarter, tied at 7. on first and goal. josh gets the pitch. breaks one tackle. then another. bulldozes his way for the touchdown. hokies beat duke, 14-10, setting an acc record with their 11 straight road victory. navy on the road at notre dame. midshipmen doing the hokka before the game. love this.
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that gets you pumped. looking to beat notre dame for the third consecutive time. second quarter, down 14-0. trey miller fakes the toss. rolls out. finds g.g. green for the nine yard touchdown. smooth. navy trails by seven. notre dame strikes right back. very first play, the ensuing drive. tommy reece downfield to a wide open michael floyd. 56 yard touchdown. notre dame wins big, 56-14. navy's worst loss since 2002. the midshipmen have lost six in a row. elsewhere, west virginia defeats rutgers, 41-31. and the buffalo bills in toronto. kickoff set for 4:05. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. a man from turkey can now dry off and take a deep breath as he is now a world record holder. he stayed under water for more
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than 192 hours and 19 minutes. that's a little more than just eight days. when he finally got out of the water the crowd cheered him on. too bad he couldn't hear it. he said both his ears were blocked. gosh! that's too bad. at least he could see the reactions of everything. that is a side effect for divers, you can lose hearing. >> we'll get the sunshine back and temperatures warming to near 50. the snow will be melting. it will be like autumn again, a promise. >> it is over. well at least for now. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. eel be back in 25 minutes with another update. >>

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