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lots of emergency vehicle on the scene. you can imagine what this is going to do at #:00 on a rush hour wednesday morning. we'll check in with julie wright for the details in just a couple of minutes. thank you for waking up with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. i think that was around the persimmon tree exit and that area around potomac. we'll find out from julie maybe some alternate routes that people can take. >> there are some wet spots out there and there is a little bit of fog out there as well. you want to slow down and take some precations. let's start by taking a look at the radar and we'll show you how things are shaping up across the region. you can see we had some shower activity last night that came through. most has pushed off to the east. it looks like around the washington area we are dry. there are some showers in eastern maryland that continue to push ff to the east but most of the region now precipitation-free. temperatures, they're in the 1r0 to near 70. # 9-degree at reagan national an at bwi marshall. dles is at 68 degrees at this
hour. your forecast for today looks like. this a mix of sun and clouds. mostly cloud though. scattered showers are possible throughout the day. high today in the upper 70s. more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. let's check in with julie. we just saw pictures of what is happening out on the beltway. what is going on? >> let's put it in perspective. the on the inner loop of the beltway north of american legion bridge closer to the persimmon tree road overpass. it is before you reach river road. we are talking about an accident here. several callers have said it is a single car accident and the car hit the jersey wall. we have reports that part of the car is up on the jersey wall. up fortunately, little still too dark outside to know if that is the case. what we do know is that traffic on the inner loop of the beltway is squeezing by using the two right lanes only on the inner loop coming from tyson's and headed around towards river road and continuing out towards 270. so again, two right lanes will get you by. unfortunately, not an easy workaround.
if you are trying to get into bethesda and silver spring, it won't be an easy commute for you at all. once you get across the american legion bridge being you are stuck in the gridlock traffic that will take you around to the exit for 270. a lot of equipment on the scene at this point. if you got to get into downtown, you want to beat the hov rules, now is the time to do it that. could save you some time but not an easy ride if you have to get across the river and head up towards bethesda this morning. outer oop. beltway, the headlights coming towards you. this is the traffic coming from 270. all of your lane are open. but all of the flashing lights, that is what is causing the rubbernecking delay. everything open on the out are loop coming from montgomery county headed down towards tyson's. it is the inner loop. beltway well north of the american legion bridge where traffic has to squeeze by using the two right lane only. by contrast, 395 look good crossing over the potomac. new york avenue will be an
eyesore. we have milled pavement between bladensburg road, the road is bumpy, chunky and that will tauzin tie-ups for those heading into northeast from northwest. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we're following a developing story this morning. police have 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 4-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 yet. le work fayed yale lab that does experiments on mice. her body was found stuffed behind aual in a lab research building on sunday which would have been her wedding day. a big day in store in the battle over health care reform. after months of negotiation, senate finance committee chair max baucus is expected unveil his panel's $880 billion plan
today without gop upport. senator baucus maintains he will continue to negotiate with the republicans in the bipartisan gang of six leading up to vote. congresswoman noamdz hosted a town hall meeting in the district. this one hay far different look from many of the heated debates we've seen around the country. only d.c. residents were allowed in. there were no speech or opinions from the crowd, just questions. no one spoke out of turn. congresswoman says her phone has been ringing off the hook from those would live outside the district and oppose the bill. >> they go straight for the jugular. don't want any health care, oppose health care? many of them say oppose health care, not even a health care bill. >> norton says she has gotten over 2,000 letter from d.c. residents mostly supporting health care reform. the food and drug administering has approved the
swine flu vaccine. that mes the shots can be trbtded and that will happen sooner than thought. supplies for priority groups including health care works, children and pregnant women ought to be available the first week of october unstead of mid- october. republicans are call degree witch hunt as the how has voted to publicly pun, congressman joe wilson for heckling president obama. he shouted you lie during president obama's addressee to joint session of congress last week. the vote fell mainly along party lines but both sides agree wilson's outburst has surpassed its 15 minutes of fame. >> 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. >> former president jimmy cart are said the outburt was an act based on racism. no comment from wilson but the congressman's family is dismissing that claim. from awe technical
perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point. it will still feel like a very quake economy for some time as many people will still find that their job security and their employment stat you is not what they wish it was. >> those are the words we've been waiting to hear but with conditions. in a speech yesterday, the fed chair said the recession is likely over but there is still a long road ahead. bernanke says though the economy is growing, unemployment will continue to rise and some economists say it may not return to normal levels for at least four mother years. more details emerging about the metro driver would struck a jogger in dupont circle earlier this month. the "washington post" reports quote records show that carla proctor was involved in two on the job accidents during the previous seven years and received five traffic tick nets january. in one. accident, her empty bus rolledded down a hill setting off a chain of crashes
involving seven vehicle. new numbers in the virginia governor's race show the republican candidate has the lead. a recent poll shows bob mcdonnell with 42% support to state senator creigh deeds' 37%. rest. undecided. the poll come about a month and a half before election day. coming up next, with the bad competent forcing just about every place to make some cutbacks, there is good news for one area hospital. also ahead, antiterror raids in new york city are prompting the fbi to send out a warning to police nationwide. stay with us. we'll be back right after the break. ( birds chirping )
who cares? jell-o sugar free pudding. every diet needs a little wiggle room. making headlines this morning, the fbi is using recent terror raids in new york as a lesson for police forces across the nation. the fed searched three apartments on sunday. authorities say they have been watch august man would ran a
coffee cart in manhattan and moved to denver. the fbi says police nationwide should watch for signs like people with burn marks on their hands, foul odors coming from bdle and multiple window fans p. premier set to give out the first medal of honor. the nation's highest military aword will be given to sergeant first class jared montrealy. he he was kill while trying to save the life of a fellow soldier in afghanistan in 2006. his parents will be at the care monday you in the east room to accept the award. there is pretty good news in the middle of the economic downturn for one area hospital as children's national medical center will announce a new initiative funded by one of largest donations ever made in the d.c. region. the "washington post" reports it is a $150 million donation from the government of abu dhabi. the gift was reported will you arranged by a philanthropist with ties to both children's and the united arab emirates. we'll have detail coming up later today. little not hua want your
security guards doing. take a look at. this security guards asleep on the job at one of the world's busiest airports. we'll let you know where this kaz caught on camera. the potomac could be the newest way to ease traffic tie- ups around the region. it will not be cheech. we'll have details. coming up. meet the volkswagen jetta. it gets an epa estimated 32 miles per gaon, and was named an iihs top safety pick. all for just $179 a month. and like all new volkswagens, it comes with 3 years or 36,000 miles of no-charge scheduled carefree maintenance. it's all part of why the jetta
not what you want to see from those protecting you. this caught on camera. airport security guards sleeping on the job. the tv news cameras caught the private court guard nodding off near the baggage claim. >> a passenger had first snapped photo and said a tsa agent al dozed off. chicago's aviation department says two private court guards have been fired i'm spokesman for tsa as a the caughtsy is reviewing the concern and will take action if necessary. >> okay. you got any commentary on that? >> i do not. >> what about the weather? >> let's see. a couple of showers here and there. mostly off to the east and for the most part, that activity has dissipated at this hour. we'll have a better chance of a few scattered showers later on today. we'll start with the radar. take a look. you can see here all of that activity pushing well off to the east. so washington is relatively
precipitation-free at this moment. now, let's get to the graphics and we'll show you how things are shaping up across the region. here is a bigger look at the satellite-radar for the eastern united states. things look pretty good out here. we do have some clouds moving in and we do have the areas of precipitation. this does not look like it is picking up any radar image so it is just the satellite image that we are seeing here. we are showing you where the clouds are. but there are some clear skies out to the west across western portions of maryland. so we've been day saying the forecast for today, a mix of clouds and sun. that is exactly when it will be with predominantly clouds but some sun working its way in here as well. here is a look at the temperatures around the room on. 69-degree in wash. 68 up in baltimore. # 7 at dulles. fredericksburg at 7 # degrees at this hour. forecast for d.c. for today, a mix of clouds and sun. mostly clouds. scattered showers are possible. 78degrees for your high. for tnight, not too bad.
some scattered showers here and there. cloudy skies but your temperature is fine. 64degrees in town. five-day forecast think tomorrow, continuing chance of some precipitation. about a 50% chance tomorrow. 73 for your high. friday, we have atape it out. technically, maybe there is a 10 to 20% chance but we have ataken it out for now. saturday and sunday look to be pretty good with temperatures in the 70s. now, julie wright joins us for an update on traffic including the big problems near the american legion bridge. >> absolutely. it is north of the american legion bridge where we have the accident activity. call are say it is a van that is involve in this crash and yes, it is up on the jersey wall here as you try to work your way on the nner loop of the the beltway coming from the tyson's area headed around towards 270. now, some improvement, some change since we last showed you this shot. we have three right lanes open right now. if you are traveling on the outer loop, all of your lands are open with the headlights coming towards you but there is
a lot of equipment on the scene and we do have a substantial rubbernecking delay south of 270 working your way down towards the accident scene. in the dark, if you look closely, they do have the left lane coned off right now. they have the arrow message pushing everybody over to the right. delays on the inner loop are starting to slow well before georgetown pike. this is the overpass at the georgetown pike and already traffic is jammed up here trying to make that left turn to merge into this beltway delay to take you guys up to the accident scene. big problems now out of virginia headed northbound up into montgomery county. in virginia, northbound i-95 starting to stack up just a bit out of springfield. automatic of your lands here are open as you continue up onto 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. the end of the road for another rest stop in virginia. i-66 welcome center in manassas will close for good today due
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the commonwealth is robbying uncle sam if a federal loan. governor tim kaine has requested $25 # million to help cover unemployment benefits for virginians. businesses will see a tax increase to the unemployment contribution rate next year foe help replenish the fund. the unemployment issue is something that fed chair ben bernanke was talking about. he did have good news but he said don't jump fotopoulos joy just yet. >> from a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point. it is still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time as many people will still finds that their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was. >> to talk pore about this, we are ahe joined by chris cotter with the fox business network. we just heard that virginia is now going to be asking the feds for more money because of
unemployment. so is it good news om fed chair ben baer nbcactionnews.com key. what are we supposed to take from what he had to say? >> the market certainly cheered it yesterday, gurvir but you're right, virginia is not alone. we're talking about the majori of states in the union right now becoming bankrupt when it comes to their unemployment insurance funds so they are asking for federal upony to help grow that. we are not getting -- it is not getting any better. it won't get any better any time soon. so i think he was dead on. it is always good news to hear that from the market's perspective. the recession from a technical standpoint probably is over. we'll see positive gdp now for four straight quarters. you talk about technical, what does a recovery mean. people at home will say that is
a technicality. i'm unemployed. >> are there a series of steps. i would imagine manufacturing comes first and unemployment seems to be one of the last things that is on the end of recovery. >> that is exactly right. there are leading and lagging indicators in terms of a recession and coming through the recovery. housing, manufacturing, thes are all things that are actual lit leading indicators and we are seeing them. wave seen them over the last few months and we expect to continue to see recovery in those areas. employment is a lagging indicator. so that is something that we're going to see at the very end and from a stock perspective too, a lot of industrial stocks, the manufacturers, those will be some of the first ones to come through and actually seize real big gains in a recession. we have been seeing that. the john deeres of the world, caterpillar. those names because as economies start to grow again, they start to build and they start to need heavy equipment
and industrial machinery. that is what we're seeing. >> it's slow process. and may take maybe three to four years even to seat unemployment numbers come down. chris, thank you. we'll see you tomorrow. coming up next, very few people around here can say that they have an easy commute and a long one on a busy stretch of road about is to get a whole lot worse. we'll let you know where. also ahead, there are new developments in the murder of that yale graduate student. this morning, police have named a person of interest in that case. we'll be back after the break. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet, at home and on the go, is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs,
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do you know what air doing for lunch today in you might want to think about brown damaging it and giving the money you would normally spend on lunch to a great cause. >> today, the capital area food bank is making a push for the skip lunch, feed a bunch effort. go to myfoxdc.com and learn how to dope ate your lunch mondy.
capital area food bank can give out three meals for every dollar that is donated. that just shows you that a little bit goes a very long way. >> it all helps. >> they do a great job and we support them every year. it is a wonderful effort. >> it is. >> it is kind of gloomy outside this morning. >> sure. you got some clouds out there. we've had some rain. we're not seeing the rain right ow. et'sake a look and see what it like out there. we have a live shot. >> that looks absolutely beautiful so i guess i should eat my words. >> all right. eat those words. >> easier than eating a sock. >> yes, that is true. not a bad picture but there are clouds and it is moist out there. i'll give you that and a little bit of fog here and there. take a look at the radar. let's see. where is the precip now. it is off across eastern maryland. places like that see something rain. it is not raining around the
beltway at this hour. temperatures across the region, 69 degrees here and in norfolk, virginia. it is 59 in pittsburgh. new york city at 66 degrees and you've got temperatures in the 70s down to the south. all right. here is your planner for today. mostly cloudy skies actually little bit of sunshine here and there. mostly cloudy skies. highs today only in the 70s. about 77 downtown. that is about a couple of degrees below normal and some scattered rain showers during the course of the day. coming up in about 15 minutes, ask the weather guy. today's question is a weather question and it is about ocean city, maryland. >> okay. >> when are we going? is that the question? iwish. >maybe julie's ears perked up whenshe heard about that. beach-related obviously. >> shouldn't that be my question, ocean city. you know, nags head. outer bay. those are things can i answer. and anything related to food. we're out on the roads and if you areraveling the inner loop. beltway, it is going it be a
tight squeeze out of tyson's this morning. already delays beginning at the dulles toll road as you travel the inner loop of the beltway trying to work your way up to 270. accident occurred north at the american legion bridge. it's single car accident. it is a van according to several callers that is now straddling the jersey wall. m-d.o.t. still on the scene. it likes they'll be in the process of reopening all four lanes shortly but the damage is done. big tie-ups of on the innerred loop. on the outer loop, slowing off the southbound spur leaving democracy boulevard continuing down towards the accident scene and on the outer loop, all lane are open. so again, we've now got all lane open it appears if you are traveling the inner loop. beltway. they are in the process of picking up those cones as you travel negotiate of the american legion bridge head back up towards tyson's. i don't see the cones but i don't know why i'm in the seeing many people traveling in the far left lane yet. we'll keep an eye on this for you.
checking for a crash south of 124 but before you reach # 70. already heavy and slow out of germantown. a little bit below speed. 95 slows leaving the prince william parkway headed up towards lorton. >> if you think that that is bad, it could get a lot worse if you were living in northern virginia. >> the trouble spot is at rolling and fullerton roads in fairfax county right outside of fort belvoir. brac realignment will bring 8500 new commuters to that area. sarah simmons joins us live now with more on those changes. >> reporter: you can already tell behind me route one is a very busy area but we are not just talking about right out front here in this area of alexandria outside fort belvoir. mostly, project will be in the fort belvoir north area. most of the work is actually going to be done on army property. but there is a lot of roadwork that is going to need to be
done outside of the base leading up to the facility an that has a lot of residents worried about congestion. when jed abraham moved to this rolling road neighborhood seven years ago, wanted to be away from traffic and noise that comes with it. >> the suntery suburbs. you pull off a little street and you come into your home and you're done. and it is kind. nice and quiet. >> reporter: then the construction started right across the road from his house. what was once a wooded area he could see from his front yard is now a federal road project that will connect rolling and fullerton roads in the springfield area. there is also a plan to construct a national geospatial intelligence agency in the same area. >> the army is moving 8500 employees to the n fw. a facility that they're building currently on engineer loving grounds. without these improvements, it would be a pretty heavy toll on the local roads. >> reporter: up prompts include work on the interchange at the
fairfax county parkway and the franconia springfield parkway. a four-lane section between rolling road and fullerton road that will provide direct access to 95 and up provens at the -- and improvements at the interchanges. >> in about a month or so, we'll shut down fullerton road where this area is to have a detour in place. the army will move theirent recognize over and this will enable us to build a new bridge at this cation. >> reporter: a detour will be in mace guiding drivers around fairfax county parkway and fullerton road for one year. >> you don't sleep at night. your anxiety level is high. yodon't like t what can you do. >> reporter: but jed says all of those changes will meaned end of root for the suburban life he is used to. >> you bear with it and go with the changes. that is all you can do. you can pray. >> reporter: now, the post commander will be holding a meeting here coming up at 1:30 this afternoon, a meeting with federal, state and local leader
to kind of get effect up to speed on the ongoing podge project. the federal highway administering is also, as you saw during the piece, they were talking about the fact how crowded it will be. they know it will be an inconvenience for people but they say it is going to be worth it in the long run once all of those employees arrive here. ba to you. >> thank you. it has been in the work for months now, the senate finance committee expected to unveil its health care reform plan today. >> the so-called gang of sick is reportedly going to trim the cost but doesn't have republican support. fox's carl cmeron breaks it down from capitol hill. >> the chairman. senate finance committee has been furiously trying to sell his plan for health care reform to the bipartisan gang of six behind closed doors. it has been a very slow process. moment democratic senator max baucus says his proposal would cost $880 billion. mandate individual insurance coverage, clued a government
insurance option, include a government initiated nonprofit cooperative instead. block coverage for illegal immigrants with identification rearification, block federal funds if abortion and reform and reduce medical malpractice lawsuits. after eight months of work, baucus still lacks a single gop vet for his plan and lately often drops the word bipartisan from his predicts about passage. >> i think there is a growing sense of inevitability this bill will pass. more senators want to vote for mark if it passes than no >> reporter: another sign of eroding hope for fwop support. senate ma wroart leader harry reid warns that he would like to pass with a bipartisan 60- vote total but democrats can use a thing called recollectization it ram it through. >> i hope we don't have to do it. we f. we didn't get the # on
votes we need, we'll have for alternative but to do reconciliation. love cost is key for republican support. today, there was a crucial of the mat released that the baucus plan will ill not raise the deficit over 10 years and will begin to lower actual health care costs over 0 years. but the problem is they have said that projects beyond awe decade are unreliable to budget forecasting. democrats are now objecting to the high cost to consumers of mandatory individual coverage. premium as lone could reach 13% of income which could break some family budgets. florida democrat bill nelson. >> the federal government is planning in this bill to give them a subsidy. that subsidy gets very expensive and runs the cost of this bill way up and that is what we haven't figured out. >> reporter: democrats and republicans or opposed it.
it seems that the only thing bipartisan is the opposition. >> a warning from the senate ma weather leader harry reid who says he may cancel the senate recess no month because of a lack of republican cooperation. another bug story we're following being there is now a person of interest in the murder of yale student annie le. authorities took 4-year-old yale university animal research tech anything raymond clark into custody. they also searched his home for physical evidence. clark has not been charged. annie le's body was found stuffed behind a wall in a lab research building on sunday, the same day she was supposed to get married. the washington national took on the phillies in the city of brotherly love last night but it was a funny moment between a father and daughter that is making the headline this morning. you want to see this. we'll show it to you next. the fda has given the go ahead to the swine flu vaccine and it will be available sooner
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you are going to want to see this highlight t didn't have much to do with what was happening on the the field. the nationals lost last night to the phillies. that is not what is making headline. take a look at this video. to the lower deck. great play, dad. hand shacks all around. souvenir for the little lady. see you. oh, man, dad can't believe this. >> he loves the little girl. that was your play of the day. the dad and the daughter watching the game. great throw back on to the field. >> i love the look on his face when she threw it back. >> dad has been waiting his whole life to do that. >> i love his reaction.
big smiles all around. >> big hugs there you go. >> he will tell that story the rest of his life. >> i love that >> that is funny. >> she'll be like dad, please stop telling that story. that video is so sweet. >> that is the video of the day. >> that is great. >> that was darling. >> funny stuff. okay. so what is up? >> my stuff is not that good. again, we've got a few rain showers out there and a lot of clouds around. it will that be kind of day today. we told you monday antuesday this is what we would see, some changes an here they are. let's take a look. we'll start with the current conditions being reported at reagan national. # 9 degrees. wind are oust northeast at seven miles per hour. barometric pressure slightly on the rise. 30.02 and rising. awe couple of showers here and there off to the east for the most part. a lot of clouds around though. now, if you look closely out towards western maryland and
the panhandle of west virginia, not so cloudy there. it will be a mixed bag. it will be mostly cloudy for us, i'm certain of that. some rays of sun breaking through here and there are during the course of the day. your surface map for today, there is your cold front. this is a stationary front. it is still a cold front sinking through the region. it will stall out somewhere to the south. that will keep our skies mostly cloudy and bring us cooler temperature. yesterday, we topped out at 84 degrees. i do not expect us to get into the 80s today. showers will lunger around that front for the next day or two. so the forecast for today looks like this. a mix of clouds and sun, scattered showers are possible. high about 78 degrees. your five-day forecast, tomorrow, high about 73 degrees. another chance of showers during the course of the day tomorrow. friday, 79. saturd and sunday, right now, right now, they look okay. it will be cooler than it was last weekend. highs in the low to mid-70s and a mix of clouds and sun with skies mostly sunny.
so that is not bad. >> looks good. >> we'll take that. it is time for ask the weather guy. this is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big, geeky weather heads together to answer your most pressing questions, weather- related or otherwise. all right. today's question is from pam in mitchellville, maryland. she writes just won aring why ocean city seems ton the hot spot in the area every day. lase spot spot. >> yes, you are very oservant. >> that is awe very good question. >> it is a good question. tucker and i have actually commented on that during some of our weather casts as we show the current temperatures. we have ocean city on the map and ocean city frequently is the warmest spot on the map. here to talk to us -- these are current temperatures right now and we're 69. 68 in baltimore. 74 in ocean city. what is going on there?
>> excellent question, mr. perkins. we have our suspicions. >> what happens is when you put on the the sentors, can you builten in in biases. can you put it on your rooftop, too close to concrete. the national weather service officially only puts the sites at the local airports. that is where he with get the official temperatures. what happens beyond that is somewhat out of hr control and sony and i suspect an we don't know this, this is something going on with that temperature sensor. it has a bias built into it. it is typically six degree warmer than at areas surrounding it. and in the afternoon, we've noticed it is warmer than others. i have know noticed a few of the other cities nearby have somewhat biased temperatures out there. >> that is why, sometimes because people will think, it is your own map, whey dente you fix it. every , tucker and i 74 in
ocean city, we're not sure about that one there. our suspicion is that it is off by a couple of degrees. >> the weather in ocean city is very different from the weather in washington. the fliewns of the atlantic ocean play a part in ocean city weather. we would expect it to be different mere in washington but we've noticed there seems to be -- >> if you have a place around the water, is it warmer or ceerl? >> the summertime, it is cooler and in the wintertime, it is warmer. >> the national weather service does issue guideline on if you are going to have a weather gauge. not everyone follows how that should be set up. >> that is a great comment. a lot of people will want to have these weather sets at home and just go to the national weather service site and they will tell you how to set it up so you don't have built-in biases. >> if you have a question you
want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. we'll try to answer it for you. >> let's check in with julie wright. she always seems to have an idea what is happening near the area beaches. >> absolutely. but right now, we are talking roads and we are talking a good four or five-mile backup uner loop of the beltway headed from the dulles toll road trying to get up to the american legion bridge. accident finally cleared to the shuler so -- to the shoulder so the damage is done. this is a good five-mile backup as you travel north of the dulles toll road. two-mile backup waiting for you right now coming eastbound off the dulles toll road. traffic is slowing east of seven trying to merge onto northbound 495. southbound 270, here you go, it is bumper-to-bumper traffic out of germantown. this delay continues down to the southbound spur. traffic on the outer loop remains slow from the 270 spur headed out to the american legion bridge. the accident activity now confined to the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic.
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the 2009 h1n1 virus from four of the manufacturers. >> reporter: the fda approving applications from four companies manufacturing the vaccine. officials say approval of a fisk company should come shortly. government also recently announced that a single dose should be enough to most adults. after initially planning for a two-st series. >> once ready, the vaccine will be shipped through a central distribution system and available in up to 90,000 sites around the country. >> reporter: as children head back to school and the fall flu season approaches, local, state and federal governments are putting their plans in place on college campuses such as ohio state university. health officials are asking students to keep close tabs on their health. >> we are asking them to self- isolate, which means to stay in the dorm, not to attend classes and not to attend work until this at least 4 hours without a fever. >> the federal government says
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good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. i open you're ready to be wowed on this wednesday as we're live at wolf trap where they are going international. it is the international cildren's festival in the 39th year, put on by the arts council and it reaches out to our global neighbors. the group here came from georgia. they are getting in an early morning practice session for us. and in fact the three countries here are georgia, serbia and spain. we'll have a sample from each of the performing arts groups this morning. my knees are hurting from just watching. but we'll talk about the importance of the event and how it brings children together
from all over the world and has been helping communication versus arts, performance arts and visual arts. they'll have more for you to come out and be part of. i hope you're ready to be wowed on this wednesday. gurvir. >> we'll look for them at 7:00. thanks, so much. and we want to thank you for getting up with us. time to say good morning to allison and steve. >> i can't wait to see the full show. my knees hurt looking at that. >> i know. coming up, new clues in the case of the annie le case. how someone may have been able to gain