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we'll show you the right and wrong way to pack and carry the backpacks. and then stay with us. coming up at 9:00, david borneaz from the fox show bones will be joining us live to talk about the new season of bones. so we've get a lot going on o this wednesday morning. we hope you stay with us as fox 5 morning news is just getting started. there you go. there is a live look at the washington monument. a little shaky camera out there but really, i don't know about any winds. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. a little hazy out there too and some fog because we had some showers move in. >> i encountered some fog across the region. >> as did i. >> a couple spots of showers. today will be one of those days where some folks will see rain every now and then and some folks will see no rain.
let's take a look at the weather conditions around the region. we start with the radar. we'll he show you just what the pop-up nature of these showers is. you see a little bit of shower activity centered around the chesapeake bay this morning so some portions of eastern maryland and portions along the coastline of the bay, places like that, with shower activity. northeastern maryland, not so much happening in washington. but there is fog here and there. you willent counter some of that on your drive -- you will encounter some of that on your drive in. the forecast for today, as tucker barnes put it, a mix of clouds and sun. it will be a cooler day with highs in the 70s. 75 in hagerstown. 77 in chantilly. 78 for your high in washington. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a
little bit. >> look like a transition day today. >>yes. julie wright standing by now with a look at our traffic. good morning. >> good morning. i love the yellow by the way. >> thank you much. speaking of transitions. >> if you are traveling out and about on the roads, you've got the lane open with no accidents to report right now making your way past new hampshire avenue and continuing into towards silver spring ache light easy ride so far. overnight construction cleared if you are traveling along 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. and now to a developing story we are following this morning. police have now identified a person of interest in the murder of yale student annie le. last night, police and fbi agents searched the home of raymond clark. he is a 24-year-old yale university animal research technician.
clark was taken into custody while authorities searched for dna and other physical evidence. there have been no charges filed. annie le worked for a yale lab that does experiments on mice. her body was found stuffed behind a wall in a lab research building on sunday, which was supposed to be her wedding day. twelve men bustnated million dollar drug sting and one is a former d.c. police officer. we'll learn more about that bust today when police in st. mary's county hold a news conference. investigators a the ringed intoed southern maryland with cocaine. police will seize the ring's assets. investigators from calvert, charles and prince georges county will join the dea to talk about how this ring impacted neighboring communities. a traffic nightmare may object the horizon in northern virginia because of a base realignment and closure project. improvements are coming to the interchange at the fairfax
county parkway and the franconia springfield park wait a minute a four-lane section that would provide direct access to i-95. the army is moving 8500 employees to that facility which means that you can expect more traffic. >> you don't sleep at night. your anxiety level is high. you don't like it. what can you do? you kind bear with it and go with the changes. >> most of the work is contained within the engineering proving grounds. there will be some work tying on either end. >> a detour will be in place guiding drivers around fairfax county parkway and fullerton road for one year. republicans call day witch hunt. the house voted to publicly punish congressman i don't wilson for heckling president obama. wilson is the man who shouted you lie during president obama's address to a joint session of congress last week.
the votes fell mainly along party lines. both sides agree wilson's outburst has surpassed its 15 minutes of fame gentleman a simple apology to this house would have ended the matter. >> here we are taking time in the people's house to demand an apology from a man who has already apologized. >> meantime, former president jimmy carter said the outburst wassen act based on racism. no comment from wilson but the congressman's family is dismissing that claim. a big day in the effort to reform health care. the senate finance committee chair is aiming to unveil his plan without republican support. it is said to follow closely the goals that president obama laid out in his speech to congress last week t does not call for the government to sell insurance. there is some good news concerning the economy. according to the fed chair, the recession is probably over. ben bernanke says reports on the thunder quarter of the year will be positive and growth will con until next year but
then he expects things will slow down and he says it will take a while before things really feel like they're getting better. a bizarre discovery is sure to spark some conversation today a snake with a unique physical feature. we'll show that to you. a suspected burglar comes face to face with a young man arm wade sword and now one person is dead. plus vice president joe biden make a surprise visit to baghdad and things get a little bit too close for comfort. stay with us. you are watching fox 5 morning news. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections.
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making headlines this morning, a college ?iewnt ball is accused of taking down a suspected burglar with a samurai intord. authorities say the student heard noises coming from his garage so he ound the sword, found the suspect and told him to leave. man lunged at him so he struck him with the sword killing him. police haven't decided yet whether to file any charges. there is a major step forward if the fight against the swine flu. the fda has given the gree light to the vaccine that. means the health and human services department can go ahead with the plan to distribute the shots.
government ordered 195 million doses. health care works, pregnant women and children will receive first priority. vice president joe briden's surprise trip to baghdad was marked with insurgents firing on the grown zo where the vice president was meeting with iraqi leaders. two civilians were killed. it is not clear where the vice president was at the time of the attacks. it is a first for the obama administering. president obama will give the medal of honor, the nation's highest military award, during a ceremony in the east room tomorrow. sergeant first class jared montee was killed in afghanistan in 2006 while trying to save the life of another soldier. his family will be there to accept the award. imagine waking up to find a snake in your bedroom and now imagine that snake has a foot. some big changes when it comes to auto inspections in the district and that is sparking big concerns i can't it is bad news for motorists.
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welcome back. fourteen minutes after 5:00. take a look at this. what do you think? do you think it is real or do you think this is photo shopped. i'm not going to look real closely because i don't want to. according to a news opinioner in the uk, a woman in china discovered this snake with a clawed foot. she said she heard a scratching sound, turned on her bedroom light and saw that snake working its way along the wall so she beat it to death with a shoe. the snake was reportedly 16- inch long and the thickness of
a little finger. what do you think, tony since i'm not looking. >> i don't know it looks fake to me. >> our producer kal vain says -- calvin thinks it is real. >> i make with a foot? >> bad news. >> it looks thicker than a pinky finger. >> okay. >> what do you want to do? >> let's talk about the weather because yesterday, we had one of those days where it is a little bit sunny and later in the afternoon, the clouds rolled in. i told tucker it was a bit gloomy. >> we said yesterday morning clouds will thicken up but i thought they would thicken up during the night. they thickened up rather earlier than i thought. >> are we getting rain? yeah, we'll get some out to the east and i think we'll get more during the course of the day. let's look at the hd radar. good view of the showers. peroty good showers developed last night in parts of the viewing area and all of that is pushing off to the east right
now so the shower activity that we're seeing this morning is near the chesapeake bay and in eastern maryland, places like that. we could see another couple of showers pop up here and there but there is the main bulk of activity down to the south and east. bigger picture, satellite- radar, you see where the clouds are. that is roughly where the cold front we've been talking about is. and it is low aring through our region. have to tell you it looks less impressive this morning than it did yesterday and so that will give us some good changes to the forecast. i think some things that you will like. current temperatures, it is bringing with it cooler air. right now, our temperatures compared to yesterday or the day before actually a tad warmer. 69 take in washington. 69 in baltimore. 6 # at dulles. 72 in fredericksburg. -- 68 at dulles. for today, with the cold front i want to say washing out
somewhat, not entirely, we will have ceerl highs, 78 as owe he ised to -- we will have cooler highs, 78 as opposed to 82. there will somebody sun in the earlier part of the day and scattered showers possible. not an all-day rain. tonight, we'll see more scattered showers here and there but not an all-night rain for everybody. 64degrees for your low. that is prty much normal. five-day forecast, we've adjusted it a little bit. tomorrow, remember yesterday, i was saying thursday, best chance of rain. there is a chance of rain tomorrow, some scattered showers. we don't think it will be a washout at this point. friday, wave taken the showers out of the forecast for now and right now the weekend looks pretty good. not bad. now, an update on traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> it is still kind of busy southbound along 95 in maryland
where they're ate clearing that construction regarding the icc work south of 198. still have two left lanes blocked off there. inbound route 5 at brandywine for the accident activity. stay to the far right to get by. this is out outer loopat river road. the outer loop still smooth sailing. overnight construction tying up the shoulder as you travel north of river road. they are late clearing roadwork at new york avenue at bladensburg road. close in, 66 behaving nicely. no accidents to report leaving industry antito the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. you might want to make that pit stop before you hit the road. now have fewer places to stop while driving in virginia. v-d.o.t. has now closed the i-66 welcome center in manassas. can you blame it on the economy. they closed a total of 19 rest areas around the commonwealth. with flu season approaching, metro is asking riders to do their part to help
curb the spread of the virus. metro officials say you might want to carry hand sanitizer or even bring along your own disinfectant wipes. metro employees are wiping down trains and buses with disinfectant. there are big changes on the way when it comes to car insfexs in the district. the district is getting rid of its inspection program to save hundreds of thousands of dollars but you still have to get your car checked. >> reporter: d.c. streets my soon get more chaotic. >> it is bad news for motorists. it is bad news for pedestrians. >> reporter: what aaa's ontownsend calls bad news is that starting october 1st, resident will no longer need to get a a safety inspection on cars registered in district. >> there could be more accidents. you name it, we'll see it. so actually i'm kind of upset that they're going to end it in a few weeks. >> reporter: paul mahoney
agrees. he looks on as his daughter's car is inspected. he wants to know the other cars on the road are in good shape too. >> i think anything that goes towards safety needs to be done. >> reporter: in virginia, it is annual. in maryland, a car has to be inspected when it changes ownership but only about 0 states have some kind of safety inspection. >> washington, d.c. is now following best practices. a majority of jurisdictions do not require all the cars to come into inspection and so why washington d.c. has been doing it for all these years is just one of those things that we hadn't come into the 21st century. >> reporter: d.c. mayor adrian fenty says in addition to, quote, unburdening residents, change will also save the city $400,000. >> it seems like they should be able to find $400,000 in savings somewhere else. i think safety for cars is pretty important. >> reporter: a pennsylvania department of transportation study says the inspections save lives but a north carolina study says the inspects make no
difference at all. >> you can pick your study to justify any decision that you make but you need to err on the side of safety. >> reporter: in d.c. commercial vehicles, they will still have to have regular inspections. >> d.c.'s safety inspection, those are the ones that are ending. the emissions test is still mandatory and still $35. imagine a health care debate without out back and forth screaming and verbal bashing. apparently, it can be done. we'll tell you which local leader helped pull that off. the secrets and conspiracies in dan brown's new book. secrets based here in washington, d.c. and across the river in vir
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cardboard no. delicious yes. mystery, masons and the nation's capital all making for one blockbuster new book. lost symbol hit store shelves yesterday. author dan brown spent time in washington and in virginia researching the mysterious settings and conspiracies for lost symbol putting a secretive spin on some of the buildings and monuments we all see every day. how much is fact and how much of this book is fiction. fox 5's john henrehan takes us inside some mysterious spots. >> reporter: dan brown's new
book, if you will follow me for a moment, actually opens here. this is the temple room in the scott under rite temple on 16th street in washington, d.c. it is here that dan brown has the highest ranking members of the mason drinking blood from a human skull. >> it is exciting but he didn't get it right. >> this is the grand archivist of the scottish rite temple. >> i think he cobeled together some sources he found on the president-elect not all of which are favorable but it is a good book of fiction, not fact. >> in this building, no human blood, no skulls. >> no. >> reporter: the masons who call themselves the world's oldest fraternal order, invite any member of the public to tour or ask questions about the story dan brown has woven.
cure oughtors at mount vernon continuously display masonic artifacts from washington's lodge and they've added an 18th century punch bowl full of masonic symbols did the father of our country make a shocking deathbed confession for his masonic physician at mount vernon. >> washington actually died of a throat infection so it would have been very painful for him to speak. if there was a deathbed confession, we have no record it was. >> reporter: mount vern object and the scottish rite temple are preparing for an increase in visitors because of the popularity of dan brown. >> fur are weigh as lucky as rome and paris have been with another two books, we'll see a locality of interest in various sits and things to do in washington d.c. >> reporter: the tourist interest has already started. >> i read the prologue to the book, to dan brown's book on sunday. >> reporter: we found sheryl
and terry hays of southern california. >> you don't think there are these worldwide conspiracies? >> i haven't found them yet. >> in mysterious washington, d.c., john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> can't wait to pick that book up myself. get ready if another major dose of traffic headaches in parts of our area. there are big changes coming to northern virginia. we'll let you know why and what to expect. stay with us. fox 5 morning news returned right after the break. but not on your face. smooth those lines away for up to a year with juvéderm®. juvéderm® is a smooth injectable gel your doctor uses to smooth out wrinkles like those lines on the sides of your nose and mouth instantly. side effects... usually mild to moderate included temporary injection site reactions like redness, pain, firmness, swelling or bumps. smooth, natural. everyone will notice but no one will know. ask your doctor about juvéderm®.
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good morning. it is 5:30 now on this wednesday morning. >> it is wednesday. >> taking a look at the 14th street bridge, traffic heading into the city this morning. one again, the temperatures pushing 70 already this morning. >> a little ggy. it feels like there is rain out there. >> i said to tucker earlier, it feels like thursday or friday for some reason. >> i give that a stamp of approval. >> well, thank you. we have a few spots of rain out there. not a whole lot going on and some fog as well. here is your radar and we'll show you how things are shaping up across the region. a couple of spots of rain off to the east. not so much to the west. >> there is a leprechaun in here. >> i don't know why that happened. we mentioned some fog. that doesn't show up on the radar. you want to slow down here and there. there are no fog advisories.
just a couple of spots at this hour. relative humidity, 84%. here is your planner for today. more clouds than sun but there will be some sun. highs does only in the 70s. that is below normal but guess what, it is not that below normal as starting today our average high for the next couple of days is 79 degrees as -- it is our first day out of the 80s. >> love it. >> there you go. >> all right. >> and -- >> and you will have more weather coming up in just a few moments. >> yes. >> let's get to julie with a first look at traffic. >> sorry, my computer was down. thank you though. traveling around the top stretch of the beltway, you'll find the lanes are open leaving college park headed around towards 270. still have two left leaps blocked off there for the construction. they are in the process of picking that up. southbound # 07 in the clear
leaving germantown headed out for the lane divi. no incidents there. if you are traveling inbound route 5 at brandy wine, cras involving a motorcyclist. only one lane is open with about a 10-minute wait trying to get through that scene. this is northbound 295. lane are open there. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the case of the murdered yale student is still developing and it appears that police might be one step closer to naming a suspect. annie le was found dead, her body stuffed behind a wall in a laboratory research building on sunday, the same day she was possessed to get married. now, police have a person of interest. authorities searched the home of 4-year-old yale university animal research technician raymond clark looking for physical evidence. he was temporarily taken into custody but has not been named a suspect in her death. authorities have broke p up
a drug ring with ties to several maryland counties. one of the 1 men arrested is former d.c. police officer darryl carter. prosecutors say he catered to drug deals and ran high stakes gambling operations. more fallout and serious accusations again the man would heckled the president. house passed a resolution to publicly admonish congressman i don't wilson who shouted you lie touring the president's joint address to congress last week a former president called it an act of racism. the resolution carries no formal punishment but wilson says the democrats or a quote, unquote witch hunt. >> i've aapproximately ayesed one time. the apology was accepted by the president, by the vice president would i know. >> this is about the rules of this house and reprehenble conduct. >> for whatever reason, mr. wilson has decided not to take any further action. in light of that, this
resolution simply states the house's disapproval of mr. wilson's words and actions. >> former president jimmy carter says wilson's outburst is based on racism. no comment from wilson. his family says that is just not true. there are new concerns about the health care overhaul. senate finance committee chairman max baucus is expected to unveil the plan later today but without republican support. the$880billion program follows much of the goals the president laid out in his speech to congress last week but it is not expected to include a public option. ways and means chair charlie rang el says restrictions in the president's speech are making it difficult to finalize a house bill. d.c. resident got a chance to weigh in on health care reform during a town hall meeting hosted by delegate eleanor holmes norton last night. this one had a far different look than some of the heated debates around country. there were no speeches, opinions from the crowd, just questions and answers from a
panel of medical an insurance experts. delegate norton will answer our questions on health care, i don't wilson's rebuke whether she joins us live in our new 9:00 hour. changes in northern virginia are expect to cause a traffic nightmare. area of concern, rolling and fullerton roads in fairfax county right out-the-door sigh of fort belvoir. more than 8,000 new commuter could face that brother thanks to a brac project. sarah simmons joins us with more on how this will change traffic. >> reporter: good morning. the project is mainly in the fort belvoir north area but a lot of this work will be done on the base. some of it is going to need to be done on the roadways outside of the base just even look at the traffic here at this time of the day. it gives you an idea how busy and congested it already is down here. but you know a lot of people are worried that it will be even worse once the brac
realignment takes place. a federal commander will be meeting today at 1:30 to discuss road developments that are sure to come up. the road project, they are federal road projects that will connect rolling road and fullerton roads. there is also a plan to build a national geospatial intelligence agency in the same area. and along with that is expected lots of people. >> the army is moving 8500 employees to the nga facility they are building currently on engineer proving grounds. without these improvements, it would be a pretty heavy toll on the local roads. >> the federal highway administration says it does recognize that a lot of these road projects including some areas around i-95 are going to be a huge inconvenience for a lot of people but they say it will be worth it in the long run, steve, with the amount of
people that we're going to be moving in here. back to you. >> thank you. coming up next, two robbery suspects messed with the wrong person. an 8-year-old girl me to the rescue. we'll hear how her quick thinking land the two suspects in jail. security guards busted sleeping on the job at a high profile location. we'll tell you where coming up next on fox 5 morning news. ♪ till now - ♪ i always got by on my own - ( audience cheering ) ♪ i never really cared ♪ until i met you... a1 makes the burger king steakhouse burger sing.
making headlines this morning, security guards at chicago's o'hare airport were caught on camera sleeping on the job. tv news cameras caught a private security guard nodding off near baggage claim. the two private security guards have been fired. news crew was investigating after receiving pictures from a passenger who says he not only caught security guards sleeping but tsa agents sleeping as well. aspokesman for the tsa says the agency is reviewing the concern and will take action if necessary. hungary's prime minister says his country will accept one prisoner from guantanamo bay. he says hung arrestery will choose from a short list of gitmo prisoners in the coming days and the candidate will participate in a 18-month integration program. government spokesman says hungary is likely to receive a prisoner from palestine solve the ate quick-thinking #-year- old girl is being credited with helping to take down a couple of chiefs. a little girl hid in the closet
and when the coast was clear, she grabbed a telephone being ran back into the closet and called 911. >> i talked to the lady and tolder the address and everything and then she told me was there any way i could run to the door and unlock it for the police and i said yes. i went to the door and unlocked it. >> wow! police got there in less than five minutes. they arrested the suspects a everybody in the family is doing okay. the housing crisis, layoffs and now another huge financial problem looming, credit card debt. it is already a big problem and now getting worse. banks are trying to help you stay one step ahead. kanye west tries to make up for his on-stage bout without burst with a phone call. fox 5 a proud sponsor of skip lunch feed a bunch. go to our web site at myfoxdc.com and search on web links for information on how
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this time, west called taylor swift to say he was sorry. west took the microphone away from the teenager as she was acpting her award for best female video. he called swift after she and on the view yesterday and she accepted his apology. >> are we through? are we over with all of these apologies? >> there should be one block. show. now, here are the apologies. >> here is at polling section. you might have to apologize for the weather tomorrow after the forecast. >> i have my own little apology later on in the show. >> you do? >> not right now. >> that will keep me watching. >> what do you want to know about the weather? >> rain? >> if you're getting the kids rhetty for school, here is your bus stop forecast. mostly cloud you skies this morning a identify showers here and there. they are mostly off to the east right now. temperatures once again in the 60s. sunrise this morning, if you see it, # 51.
current temperatures around the region, # 9-degree here in d.c. 68 at dulles. it is warmer down to our south. 72 in fredericksburg. 70 at patuxent naval air station and in hagerstown being coming in at 65 degrees. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for our region. and you can see the increased cloud cover that we're dealing with this morning. there will be more clouds today that be we've seen during the last few days. they tart stood build in yesterday afternoon a little earlier than i expected but they all within hanging with us for the day v they start to build in -- they started to build in yesterday afternoon a little earlier than i expected. >> a cold front is coming through. it will probably stall out to our south. a little bit to our south. but it is not a particularly strong front. it is not looking as impressive today as it did yesterday. so as long as it's hanging around, you can't rule out showers but i don't think there will be a heavy wnpour or
anything like that. here is the forecast for washington for today. a mix of sun and clouds. mostly clds. scattered showers are possible. high about 78 degrees. tomorrow, thursday, a continuing chance of scattered showers during the course of the day. 73 for your high. friday, saturday and sunday look okay. temperatures in the 70s. low to mid-70s for the weekend. but a fair amount of sunshine and right now, we'll keep things dry. now, let's get to julie wright and get an update on this morning's rush hour traffic. >> turning out it be a very busy morning out on the roads. inbound route 5 at brandywine, crash involving a motorcycle so only one lane getting through at the scene. checking for a crash beltway near 20 #. -- 202. -- on the beltway mere 202.
already delays coming across the american legion bridge. already a good two to flee mile backup here on the inner loop of the beltway. out are loop holding stowedy. -- outer loop holding steady. they are late clearing the construction at 198 where they're busy doing the icc work. unbound new york avenue after bladensburg road, they've been doing some milling and repaving. the while he road is milled, it has not been repaved. it is quite bumpy for your inbound commute and that could cost you some sometime. no accidents to report as you continue inbound towards the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. you might want to be on the lookout for low-flying planes in the area today. norad is set to conduct some training exercises that might be delayed if it rains too much but you just asked tony and he
says he doesn't it -- think that will be a problem. word that the recession appears to be over from some high-ranking officials sent the dow up 57 points after being down earlier in the session. the nasdaq in positive territory surging nearly 11 points to crack the # 100 mark. and the good news also boosted japan's nikkei which was up 53 points overnight solve the the president in ohio yesterday assuring auto workers that his policies are on the right track. >> we know that our success as a nation depends on the success of communities just like this one. that program was good for automakers and good for consume ares and by the way, it was good for our environment. >> the president was talking aboutthe impact of the cash for clunkers program. p the general motors plant in lordstown ohio just outside of youngstown laid off 2800 workers more than a year ago and thanks to the success of
this program, more than 1,000 of those workers are coming back to work. it appears the nation is in need of a credit check. number of people behind on their credit card payments is going up and a lot of banks and lend hes are trying to cut their losses by helping you manage your debt. fox 5's money reporter melanie alnwick shows us how. with unemployment rising and peonal wealth falling, more americans are having trouble paying their credit card debt. >> everyone has been expecting that this is the next financial shoe that is going to fall. >> reporter: charge-offs, the amount credit card companies think they can't recover are xpected to reach 12% next year. that is $100 billion in losses. now, some lenders are offering new products to help customers better manage their money. >> today, they have instant access to money with debit cards and credit cards. it gets them in trouble sometimes with overdrafts and overuse. >> reporter: the virtual wallet
is geared toward tech after stwri customers. onloon and mobile application will enchunk savings, chart cash flow and send warnings when they are in the danger zone. >> when we have people word responsible, who have established a history of paying back their debt who really understand what is coming in and going out so he can manage t that is the perfect borrower. >> reporter: j. p. morgan chase just rolled out blueprint, a tool that allows customers to decide how they want to pay for certain credit card charges. financial institutions have all reported a willingness to modify some credit card debt. good news to the center for responsibllending, an industry watchdog. >> i'm glad they're doing this. this sounds like a beneficial productive thing to do. and i hope it stays that way. >> crl says financial institutions are paying the price for high fees and tricky practices. in the end being a healthy credit market depends on responsible lending and responsible borrowing.
melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >> thank you. the redskins look to get back on track on sunday's home opener. coming up next, quarterback jason campbell feeling the heat on the field and from some fans. hear what his coach has to say. also nats, phillies and a story that one father will be telling his dot fore a very long time to come. we'll explain this one next on fox 5 morning news. (announcer) they're highly trained specialists.
maryland terps football fans can skip the long con succession lines because you can order on-line or can you text what you want to eat to a game and have it delivered to your seat. first down mobile costs $65 to place on-line orders, $130 for cell phone service. it is always an option. dave ross has this morning's sports breakfast now. it is a big blue hangover. good wednesday morning. dave ross with you. sunday wasn't the way the skins wanted to start off the season and since then, the quart back jace son campbell has hasn't taken his share of criticism, fair or not. but hey, that is football in the nation's capital. here is the play he is getting a lot of criticism for. second quarter, dropping back. picks it up, runs it in for the score. a lot of people think campbell could have stepped up to the pock eight. >> i don't think it is just
him. it is important for our football team to win, to beat the new york team. but i wouldn't put it all on one guy. i want to as well. i haven't won yet either. but we're all in this together and i just wouldn't single jason out. >> to the college kids now. ralph frillen friedgen are to have a got starred. he says just be patient. we'll get better. >> like i've been saying, it just won't happen overnight. you know, you're -- to he moo, gout to be with these kids. you got to tell them what they're doing wrong. you got to be encouraging. you can't get down on them because they're what we got and a lot of these guys are going to get better. it is just a matter of time. >> for the washington nationals, it is time to play out the spring as they say, whoever they are, but i
digress. last night taking on the world champion phillies. the nats in trouble early. carlos ruiz getting it over the head of ruin zimmerman. all three runs will score. it was 4-0 just like that. the highlight of the night did not come from a player but watch the dad in the upper deck with the great hands. right in front of his lovely daughter. what does he do? he gives the ball to the daughter. highlight of a lifetime. she tosses it right back on to the field. oh, bless her heart. soccer now. group b action. deunite taking on san juan in
trinidad and tobago. d.c. united wins 1-0. be sure to join me early, bright and early tomorrow morning as the skins continued to get closer and closer to sunday appear home opener against st. louis. we'll see how they do then. >> dave, thank you. straight ahead at 6:00, the latest on the big announcement from fed chairman ben bernanke that the recession may be over. more and more,
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