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with all the information you need. >> stay with us. fox 5 morning news is just getting started. good morning. it is 5:00 straight occupy this labor day. we're glad you could join us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm allison seymour. steve chenevey is oven joying himself somewhere this day. welcome to fox 5 morning news on a monday morning. >> yeah and it is really nice outside after just a lovely weekend. temperatures maybe a little bit warmer i think over the weekend than they were earlier last week but i think we are making that transition into the fall. >> i think so too. saturday was night. big outdoor plans on saturday and you did not disappoint. >> thank you. >> late happy birthday by the way. >> celebrated a birthday over the weekend, he did. >> so before a lot to talk about because we havchanges. we have a lot of clouds in the
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forecast with some showers. >> we need a little bit of the rain. >> you always need rain at your house. i bet allison doesn't need athe rain. >> the creek is about drying up. the horses are saying hello? >> here is your satellite-radar again. off to the west and east, we have some shower activity. winds have shifted and that will push in the maritime layer. we will have to introduce thesh ay ecorft asr today. not going to rain all day. i think it will mostly be a a cloudy day but he irewll tbe lle possibility of showers particularly this afternoon. cooler weather on the way as well. 62 in new york city. 56 in boston.
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cape hatteras72t lofofo lot of crosss rs ssthe cas.rolina changes in the way of cloud cover. more cloud cover today. erliolcoemurpeoltraes. yesterday, we were in the t middle 80s. today, only 77 foa high here in washington. 75 in anpothliwis fothe possibility of some scattered showers. i will have a forecast that looks eerily familiar to this one on our five-day forecast coming up in just a minute. >> sounds good. >> lauren demarco is in for julie wright and she joins us. >> a quick note about metro today. the pentagon city, crystal city and reagan national metro stations are closed. there is shuttle bus service but that will affect anyone trying to take metro on this labor day. out on the roads, things looking great with the light volume for the holiday. here we are 95 northbound making the trip up towards springfield. no problems out of fredericksburg continuing up towards woodbridge and the hov
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lanes are open in the northbound direction. the beltway is running smoothly. the big problem today will be everybody heading back from the beach. everything looks good right now. no problems here eastbound at sandy point. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. president obama is keeping with the labor day theme today. he is headed to ohio address an organized labor group. >> the president will speak for a friendly audience at the annual afl-cio labor day picnic. he will announce to union members his selection for senior counselor for manufacturing. his appointee, ron bloom, has served as senior advisor to treasury secretary tim geithner on the auto industry task force since february. president obama's highly anticipated speech on education just a day with a now. his message to school children across the nation, do well in
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school but some are concerned his speech could be politically motivated. sarah simmons joins us from wakefield high school in arlington where the president will make his remarks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this upcoming speech from the president has caused quite a controversy. there are some parents out there who are urging teachers and schools to actually boycott the president's address to the nation's schools that will take place here tomorrow. some of his critics are even saying that he will use this platform to push a socialist agenda and his supporters are saying this is absolutely ridiculous. the nation's education secretary coming out even yesterday on cbs's face the nation saying the controversy over president obama's speech is, quote, just silly. he says the speech is about challenning students to take their education very seriously. parents are dided. some are worried about what exactly the president will say while others say they have no problem at all with the speech.
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>> this is all about the president challenging our young people to take responsibility for their education. >> i have absolutely no problem with my children listening to what the president says especially if it is a stay in school message. >> reporter: now, at the same purely voluntary that the students see th speech. loudoun county schools last week already pulled the plug on allowing students to watch the speech. prince george's county schools last week said they will allow it to be shown during government classes and that students will be allowed in there to watch that. we should have a better idea of exactly what he will say tomorrow during that sweech. we are expecting a transcript to be posted on the white house's web site so we should get a better idea then. shrouded in controversy, a white house advisor is calling it quits. van jones is resigning after what he calls a vicious smear campaign.
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jones had come under fire for signing apetition that suggested a government role in the september 11th terror attacks and for allegedly making derogatory comments about republicans. schools have become ground zero for swine flu. right now, the university of maryland is reporting 15 more possible cases and that brings the total to 79, just two weeks into the school year. the school asks students to go home if they feel like they have the regular flu. if they can't be they are not being isolated but a sense of unease seems to be spreading across the campus. >> i hope whoever has it tells me straight up. they say if you have it, you can't come to class for 48 hours after your symptoms end. that would be bad. >> they say take purell before you leave, when you come in.
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>> on myfoxdc.com, we have posted a whole lot of information for you on the swine flu. we are ilinmpnews updates on the spread of the virus, traveling and prevention along with phone numbers and links. a hiker took a pretty hard fall and that led to a risky rescue. it happened along the billy goat trail in great falls. the hiker had climbed so far, the first rescuer had to get to her by boat and climb a rock ledge to where the hiker was waiting. a helicopter was sent in to lift her off the rocks and take her to the hospital. turns out remains found in anne arundel county do not belong to a human. the body parts were taken to a morgue where the remains were determined to be bear paws. the feds are looking into a
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near miss collision on metro. investigators are testing equipment removed from the scientist a 2005 incident for comparison n that case, metro's crash avoidance system failed between the foggy bottom and roslyn stayings causing two trains to nearly collide. a van carrying prison inmates plunges off a highway embankment. coming up next, victims had to be cut from the wreckage and we'll have the latest on the deadly scene. chaos and death on the water. a ferry loaded with near will you a thousand passengers sinks. a major dispute could be brewing between germany and the u.s. hear white chancellor is calling for an investigation. another nfl star in trouble with the law this morning. he has local ties. stay with us. you are watching fox 5 morning news. aund
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making headlines this morning, a prison van was involved in a deadly crash. it happened yesterday morning near hattiesburg, mississippi. police say the van carrying 1 people drove off an interstate embankment. the private security guard who had been driving died.
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in all, 10 people were hospitalized. now, to a tragic accident off the coast of the philippines. nine people were killed when a ferry capsized. nearly 1,000 people were on board when that vessel flipped over in the middle of the night. crews were able to rescue 9 # 6 passengers and crew members bringing them safely to nearby boats but 30 people are still missing this morning. the war in afghanistan is weighing on the minds of leaders around the world and germany wants a quick and thorough investigation into nato's air strike that killed 70 people including civilians. that could cause tension to rise between germany and the united states. u.s. jets carried out that attack. germany order the air strike. a swedish charity has accused american troops of storming a hospital in afghanistan being breaking down doors and tying up staff. the u.s. military says it is investigating. former university of maryland star shawne merriman is in trouble with the law.
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police say the san diego chargers linebacker was arrested on suspicion of choking and restraining s girlfriend. police say it happened as she tried to leave merriman's southern california home. she was ken to the hospital. her condition was not immediately available. it is a reprieve for thousands arrested during the civil rights movement. they are getting more than just an apology. of a beautiful weekend being we have changes in the form of cloudiness, cooler temperatures and you would know it, a chance for some showers. i'll have all the details on the forecast and lauren demarco is in with a look at your on- time traffic coming up right after the break. (mom) he needed everything for llege: towels, sheets and then there was the stuff he wanted...
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>> a gorgeous weekend. >> it was. so fall is slowly arriving. >> fall is making his presence felt. >> his? you think it is a him? >> i think it's a dude. >> no, seasons are all winter. >> i think of fall and winter as a guy and spring and summer as women. >> either way, fall is arriving. >> fall is arriving and you will feel it as it will be out ors han y esterday and the me.she weut o ors there. ubt a od y but a big change from the weekend when it was sunny and foutil futi for much of both saturday and sunday. we do have showers andost e h have pushed off tht.asco nd we had a coer and th d atvaner d that cloud cover is going to really stick around during the course of the day. 67 in baltimore. let's see if we can find cooler
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air. not really. frederick is 68. hagerstown is currently 68 as well. not going to be a great day across the lower eastern shore. a lot of cloud cover expected. we have a storm system across the carolinas that will throw a lot of clouds up along the lower eastern shore and introduce the possibility of some showers. i mentioned the rain in washington. there it was last night. just a little shower or thunderstorm complex that pushed from the ocean. here comes the cloud cover. can you see it really filling in this morning. it will be mostly cloudy today. we've got a couple different players here in atmosphere. we have a little disturbance out to the west in west virginia and western maryland. the real player will be this area of low pressure off the carolina coast. a lot of shwer activity at this hour and all of this is drifting very slowly to the north. this will be a very slow mover so our forecast will stay pretty much the same. clots of clouds with the possibility of these showers thrown back into the washington
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area. forecast for today, not a great one . it won't rain all day. 77degrees, wind oust east at about five to 10. best chance over the next couple days will be tonight. overnight low about 63. here is the five-day forecast which features plenty of fall- like weather. there you go. 76 tomorrow. a few more showers in the forecast during the day tomorrow. partly to mostly cloudy for much of the week with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. that will do it for your forecast. let's get to on-time traffic and lauren demarco is in. there can't be anybody on the roads. >> not rye now but you just said some showers in the afternoon. >> yep. >> a good time to head back is early. you don't want to get caught up in the weather and the traffic. nobody really on the road
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right now. 95, smooth trip up from fredericksburg through woodbridge towards the mixing bowl. here we are 395 continuing northbound towards the 14th street bridge. awful your lanes are open. nothing to report on the beltway -- all of your lanes are open. 95 and the bw parkway running at speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. just a lite erre ndmi nd inform your holiday plans incl e getting around on metro, the blue and yellow lines from the pentagon city stop all the way down to reagan national are shut down this holiday weekend for track work. metro is providing free shuttle bus service but you should add an extra 45 minutes to your trip. regular service will resume tomorrow morning. now to the tale of an alabama man sent to jail and fined for breaking jim crow laws. the city is giving back the
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money he was fined. we have the story. >> this is my receipt of where i paid my fine for being a foot soldier in 1966. >> reporter: melvin j. short was jailed and fined in april of 1966 by the city of birmingham alabama. >> i had signed up at the church to be arrested because we knew we were going to get arrested. >> reporter: his crimes, using a whites only drinking fountain and walking into the segregated restaurant, total cost, seven days in jail and a $48 fine. back then, $48 was more than a week's salary for melvin short. after 4 # years, he getting it back. >> it makes it easy. he has a 43-year-old receipt. >> reporter: the mayor decided it was time to give refunds to thousands who were arrested and fined for breaking jim crow
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laws. >> has nothing to do with the $48. negligible amount. it is the symbolism behind it. >> reporter: he calls the refund a pardon, not for those who were arrested but a pardon for the city who wronged so many for so long. >> the city is scorey for what it did t can never be a crime to fight for human decency. >> reporter: many ever the peple listed in the old city jail logs are here today still marching in honor of a turbulent time that changed history. they are grateful for the refund and what they represent. >> it has given us recognition of what we have done and where we have come from. >> reporter: others are a permanent part of the history books for the leadership they provided during a strug struggle -- struggle for freedom and justice. today mark the unofficial end to the beach season. at ocean city, plenty of sun but not nearly enough dollars. we'll look at the bottom line. a big year at the box
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clear out and effect heads back to work. that means business owners have to get pretty creative to keep the cash coming in. >> tisha thompson hit the road for a closer look at ocean city's bottom line. >> reporter: from the weather to a bad economy, the businesses here in ocean city say it has been one roller coaster of a summer. one of the best thermometers for discretionary spending is the well-known amuse manhattan park. >> they buy just what they have to buy to have a little bit of fun and then they walk the boardwalk. >> reporter: making thithe worst summer they have seen in many years. >> we have noticed that our people are coming to ride the rides but they do not have extra money to spend on games, trivial items like t-shirts. >> reporter: rose at the flamingo hotel says business has been much better for the hotels. >> here at the flamingo, we had a large repeat business. they come back, the same people
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come back year after year and that is still strong. >> reporter: the city's chamber of commerce says tax revenue show hotel rooms are selling at the same rate as last year but everyone here says it all comes down to the weather. it has been perfect this labor day weekend, pulling in hundreds of people to the club secret but june was another story. >> it rained. it was cold. it is not the best month to begin with so that put it over the edge of being downhill. >> reporter: secrets owner says business boomed in july and august. >> you just have to fight for it to get people aware of the great deal in ocean city, maryland. >> reporter: the chambers of commerce says they spent a record amount of advertising in new york and nigeria and it seems to have worked. can you thank those two states for saving owe someone city this summer. tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> it wasn't just tourists and merchants who had to worry
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about the summer season. martin o'malley pulled plans to hold a reception at secrets. that move took $1,000 off the table for that club. president obama is getting ready for tomorrow's big speech to the nation's school children but the controversy continues. >> reporter: is there a political agenda behind the speech? that is what some of the president's critics are worried about as he gets set to address the nation's school children. how are local schools dealing with the issue? i'm sarah simmons. ill have a live report when fox 5 morning news returns. thaiouo
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i think that is a relatively light commute, the beltway at the american legion bridge. >> better than it was friday. >> it is 5:30 on a monday morning. >> it is a holiday. >> i would think there would be no cars on the road. >> i would think nobody would be working today except for us and a few other people. >> the weather is nice though. >> the weather has been nice but it is changing, gurvir. you had a 50% chance on that one. >> it was still wet at my house today. >> it rained last night and the clouds are sticking around here and the forecast is not going to be perfect. there is a look at your radar. shower activity is gone at this hour but you can see it is around us so out to the west, if you are waking up in west
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virginia, western maryland, you get light showers. you can see some showers just offshore. they will start to move inland towards owe someone city and down towards bethany, rehoboth beach here. a lot of cloud cover in the forecast and cooler temperatures. we'll have highs only in the mid- to upper 70s today. yesterday, we were in the 80s. # # right now, humidity, 87%. we did have the overnight showers allison mentioned. winds out of the north and east at nine miles per hour. the wind will be out of the east the next couple of days and this weather pattern will be very slow to break down. the next couple of days, we'll have clouds n the forecast with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s today. there is your forecast for later this afternoon. a lot of clouds. could be some showers here in washington a little later today with a high temperature about 78. >> love it. >> lauren demarco is in for julie today. the lovely lauren demarco, i should say. >> thank you. we'll see julie today, aren't we? >> we are. >> i believe she will make a little guest appearance.
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>> we'll check in with her later. she is some grand marshal. >> gaithersburg labor day parade. >> something to look forward to. some cars out there on the road. northbound 95 in virginia looks great from fredericksburg up to springfield. # 95 northbound from the beltway up towards the 14th street bridge, everything running at speed -- 395 northbound. the beltway looks great. the big story will be right here today. the bay bridge. no problems approaching the toll plaza at sandy point and heading westbound. everything is wide open. we do have some folks out there heading inbound but very smooth trip as you make the trip in toward annapolis. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. president obama is going to spend labor day in ohio speaking to an organized labor group. the president will appear before was expected to be a friendly audience at the afl-
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cio's annual labor day picnic in cincinnati. there, he will speak to union members about health care reform and also announce he has named ron bloom as senior counselor for manufacturing policy. bloom is currently senior advisor to treasury secretary tim geithner. the uproar continues over the president's plan to address the nation's school children. the president will deliver a speech from wakefield high school in arlington tomorrow. in it, he will encourage kids to work hard and stay in school. critics believe he could be pushing a political agenda. sarah simmons joins us live from wakefield high school with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning. this upcoming speech has really sparked quite the controversy to the point where some parents around the country are even urging teach enters schools to boycott the president's upcoming speech to the nation's schools. his critics are saying this is really a platform to push a socialist agenda. the nation's education secretary spoke out on cbs saying that the controversy over the president's speech is
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quote, just silly. he says the speech is about challenging students to take their education seriously and to be responsible with it. now, some schools around the country have chosen to pull the plug on it altogether. >> it falls during the 1:00 lunch hour which is really inconvenient for a left our planning during the day. >> i do think the superintendent shielded the principals from needing to get caught up in the partisanship. >> reporter: now, the loudoun county schools here in virginia, they chose last week to go ahead and pull the plug on the speech. they will not be showing it ve to try to avoid the controversy. they say she had a lot of complaint so they tea sided not to show it altogether. prince george's county schools will be allowing to be shown in the government classes. students will be allowed to go in there and watch if -- it if they so choose. it is expected a transcript
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will be posted and released to the school districts and to the white house's web site as well to give people an idea of what the president will have to say. we're live here in arlington, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. >> thank you. meantime, the president's adescribessor on green jobs is stepping down. van jones is resigning after what he calls a vicious smear campaign. the so-called green czar had come under fewer for signing a petition that suggested a government role in the september 11th terror attacks and for making derogatory comments about republicans in the past. some republicans are using the incident to highlight the white house's vetting process. >> administration should suspend any future czar appointments while the -- both the constitutionality of this practice is examined and while the background and qualifications of individuals who have been appointed as czars is carefully examine giant food i think he was brought down. i think it is too bad. washington is awe tough place that way. i think it is a loss to the country. >> jones did issue an apology for past comments last week and
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has said he didn't agree with the petition. swine flu fears growing as 15 more possible cases pop up at the university of maryland. that brings the total to 79 just two weeks into the school year. the school is not testing for h1n1 but anyone with symptoms is being treated as such and the university has asked anyone who thinkshey have it to go home and get better, recuperate. we still have week before a vaccine is available. >> on myfoxdc.com, we have posted information about swine flu. we are compiling news updates on the spread of the virus, information from the cdc, also traveling and prevention tips along with the phone numbers that you need to get in touch with for more information and also links, all on myfoxdc.com. a climber suffered a head injury after taking quite a plunge on long the billy goat trail in great falls, maryland. she was more than a mile from the nearest road. she had climbed so far, the
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first rescue are ares had to get to her by boat and climb a rock ledge to where she was waiting. eventually, a helicopter was sent in to lift her off to the ro and on to the hospital. a somber candlelight vigil was held last night for two victims of a deadly crash. a family was stopped when they were rear ended by an suv. 2-year-old jonathan wade ortiz and his grandmother died on impact. driver of the suv, 26-year-old william mallory, was charged with dui and is being held without bond. the investigation into june's deadly metro crash now includes a look at a near miss. investigators are now comparing equipment from the summer's accident that killed nine people with equipment removed from the site f a 2005 accident or near accident. metro's crash avoidance system failed causing two trains to nearly collide. the "washington post" is reporting metro never followed up on sick recommendation made back then. metro says it made the changes
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but never informed an oversight board. you can cross one name off the list of people vying to fill the u.s. senate seat of the late senator ted kennedy. coming up next, we are checking national head lines. another bizarre ending to a missing persons case. we'll tell you where thatling boy, missing for nearly two years, was found. that little boy, missing for nearly two years was found.
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evdia . we know one person who won't be taking over the seat of senator ted kennedy. the lieutenant governor has decided not run. she says a campaign isn't in the before the interests of her family. those considering a run include scott brown, michael sullivan. a 4-year-old boy missing since last friday turns up dead and police near pittsburgh day it's homicide. authorities found the boy saturday in a septic tank stuffed into a sewage container just a couple of people from his home. his family reported him missing friday night. police questioned his father and later released him sow. a boy kidnapped in illinois during a custody battle nearly two years ago has been found alive. investigators found six-year- old rickey chekevdia at his grandmother's home where he and his mother had been hidden in a small specially built secret crawl space. he-been to the school or the
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didn'ttivity in years. he was found in pretty good spirits. the boy's mother is charged with felony child abduction. little boy is stay fwaimgly while investigators look into whether his father abused him before the boy disappeared. former university of maryland star shawne merriman in trouble with the law. police say the san diego chargers linebacker was arrested on suspicion of choking and retraining his girlfriend, tila nguyen. police say it happened as she tried to leave his home. she was taken to the hospital. her condition was not immediately available. a major upset at the u.s. open tennis tournament. coming up next, a player who had just returned from maternity leave delivered a little bit of a shocker soment a dog dadown at nationals park-- a dog day down at nationals park. you are watching fox 5 morning news.
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their dogs. the nats also teamed one the humane society host august second annual adopt a pet event before the game. the nats ended the losing streak. they trailed 4-2 in the ninth inning but there was a home run to cut the did he have at this time. ryan zimmerman hit a walkoff two-run homer to win the game in dramatic fashion. >> i love you and i doing sports. it was a big upset at the u.s. open. kim kliister taking on venus williams. he was a wild card entry and upsets venus williams in three sets to advance to the quart are fils. >> got all those strong baby hormones. >> yes, indeed. we know about those. >> my dog is no longer with us but if he was, he would have liked going to the baseball game. he would have been watching the
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ball like crazy. >> mine too. let me go get that ball. >> i want to start with the focus on a hes. a lot of people still own there. we are waking up with cloud cover and we have an p rslsisooithomef swe ossibility of some showers in fo ree . ca want to start with hd radar. here we are in washington at the top of the screen u b anc se sthey're lurking just off the coast here just off the coast where ocean city is currently located. we have some light shower activity and a lot of clouds here. i think the showers will start to move in. here are the showers just off to the south an east. the winds are out of the east this morning. i thinke will see some shower activity. a better chance at the beaches than here in washington. even here in washington, a little later this afternoon, we could see light shower activity return much as we did last evening. it is cool are out there and still comfortable. 72 in fredericksburg. 68 is the winning number in frederick and in hagerstown. i mentioned he cloud cover and
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the winds out of the east. highs later today only in the mid-70s. there is a small craft advisory along the bay. if you are out on a boat and you are in a small boat, be warnedded that the winds will be gusting out of the east here as we have a big area of high pressure off to the north. there is the hour activity that moved through during the oong hours yesterday. notice all cloud cover that has started to move in overnight. it will be slow to get out of here. we have a couple of areas of disturbed weather. a lot of showers out to the west and west virginia. our focus is really this area of storminess, an area of low pressure along the carolina coast. it will slide slowly it the north an east during the next couple of days. i'm concerned about showers down at the beaches. some of that shower activity will slide up here into the washington area this afternoon. not going to be raining all day here in d.c. but i got to tell you there is at least a possibility we will see afternoon showers. plenty of clouds. showers possible. cool temperatures, highs only in the mid- to upper 70s. winds out of the east at five to 10 miles per hour. there is your five-day
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recast. more of the same tomorrow. going to get the showers out of here by wednesday but the cloud cover doesn't start to exit stage right until late in the week. let's get to on-time traffic with lauren demarco. >> good morning. if you are loing to make the trip back from the beach right now, smooth sailing. no problems on route 50 and no major accidents or incidents all around town right now. i do want to mention as you head on the inner loop across the american legion bridge, right here, the two center lanes, we've got what wear calling a rough drop-off. they are doing the paving project there. and everyone dips down quickly. you don't want to bottom out tomaryland so give your gel some extra time. metro, soclosures today. pentagon city, crystal city and reagan national airport stations al al close because of construction. there is some shuttle with us service to get you on your way. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic.
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>> have you seen any good movies lately? coming up next, hollywood plans to end the year with a bang. >> movie critic kevin mccarthy will preview the new releases for the fall and winter. you are watch is fox 5 morning news. ♪
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it has been a great year for movies but the best is yet to come. they release all sorts of great films in the fall and headed
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toward christmas. our friend, kevin mccarthy with 106.7 fm the fan is here. >> good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> felt like i just saw you. >> every fall and winter, we get great films. many them that may be oscar contenders. so what you got. >> jennifer opposite body is coming out. this film, september 18th, this is directed by -- written by the same person who wrote juno it stars megan fox from transformers. it is a hard-type film. it apparently deals with megan fox if high school and she eats ople. that is the story line. >> very different from juno. >> very different. but it looks very cool so we'll check that one out. that is coming out september 18th. >> we haven't seen woody harrelson in a while but we'll see him in zombie land. >> this is more of like a comedy with tons of zombie violence i think it looks pretty cool. i like the way it is directed.
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it looks cool. that is coming out october 2nd in theaters. >> i have to tell you that i cannot wait until my girls are old enough for me to read to them where the wild things are. it was one of my favorite books as a child and now it will be out as a film. >> i read this book all the time when i was a kid. i would go to sleep at night. i couldn't fall asleep sometim as a child and she would bring this book in and she would read it to me. spike jones is now bringing this film to life. it comes out october 16th in theaters. they tried to keep it as realistic as possible. >> and core macmccarthy is one of my favorite authors. there is a new movie coming out based on one of his books. >> he won a pulitzer prize for this book called the road. this particular film, it looks lake a great thriller.
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hopefully the movie is as good as the book. >> and robert duval. >> and he lives here in warrenton being doesn't he? >> he hangs out in warrenton. we love him because he is one of ours. >> 2012 with john cusack. >> this is the end-all, be-all of the end of the world and how it willened in 2012. there is an aircraft carrier that lands on top of the white house. that looks rhetty wild. >> what about the twilight saga. >> i enjoy the twilight series. the first one i thought was great. i got sucked in by the whole vibe around it. i think it is like a romeo and juliet meets vampires. i thought this movie, the first one was good. the second one, i'm excited
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for. that one is coming out november 20th. >> one of my niece's favorites. the love by bones, i read. >> a pretty wild story. >> it is. very good though. >> it is a very rough story. i guess she dies and tells the story from her perspective. that is wild. >> and avatar. >> james cameron's first movie since titanic. >> has it been that long? >> it is coming out december 18th. he designed a special camera where it is two cameras into one lens and it creates a 3-d effect. that has a lot riding on it. the first movie he has done from titanic so december 18th for that one. >> a lot of people will be watching that one. and sherlock holmes, great actors. >> and guy richie directed it. he did a movie called reporter's notebook and roller
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recently. but this is supposed to be like his best movie. robert downey, jr., i was interviewing him and he had this mustache. i said why are you doing that. holmes. that is december 5th in theaters. >> very good. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> thank you both so much. straight ahead, more on the swine flu fears. we'll hear why some searents refuse to get the kids that vaccine. we're back in two minutes. $5 for the sub, huh? what about the drink and the chips? extra. think a $5 sub is a good deal?
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