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a promising first in the fight against aids. >> researchers announce a major step forward towards the development of a vaccine. another big story, controversy at the united nations. two world leaders with words so offensive that dozens of diplomats walked out in row test. metro employees outrage the over what they say hasn't happened since the deadliest accident in the system's history. who they want held accountable. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning. it is 6:00 on this thursday morning. we are off to a pretty warm and kind of of steamy start out there. we're glad you could be here. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm tony perkins in for steve chenevey. the rain has let up in areas t hard by massive flooding
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into the southeast. some residents are being allowed to return to hair homes to assess the damage. the cdc is urging caution. standing water could contain disease causing bacteria and chemicals. >> the flooding has been deadly. at least ten people have been killed. so that is going on in the southeast. for us, just muggy conditions here. >> and gay weans here in for tucker to tell us all about that. >> a little sticky out there this morning. temperatures have been above seasonal for the second day of fall. i mean you probably think it is the beginning of spring especially yesterday with temperatures into the mid- and upper 80s. a little sticky today. we have a cold front to keep a close eye on also. that will move its way through into the course of the day.
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74degrees right now officially at national airport. 72 at dulles and 71 at baltimore. overall today, we'll see our temperatures hitting into the mid-80s. 70degrees if they're heading to the bus stop though. mostly cloudy and mild and a chance of a shower a little bit later. full details ahead. >> thank you. let's found out what is going on on the roads. julie wright is here with a look at traffic. >> good morning to you. been a busy ride out there on the top side of the beltway. outer loop for those trying to work their way around from silver spring headed around towards # 55. the delays are with you right new as you continue around the curve leading the mormon temple and continug around towards the exit for the rockville pike. it was it is three left lanes squeezing by the accident scene. delays early this morning unfortunately along the top stretch of the beltway. never too early to start thinking about your ternate routes. outer loop timically slows as you travel between 95 and georgia avenue.
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this morning, we are already tied up out of silver spring headed westbound into bethesda. if you are travel ago long 66 approaching 29 centreville, accident activity off the road to the shuler. it was tying you want two left lanes. already traffic slowing early as you travel out of the centreville headed eastbound towards fair oaks. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. those who used to chastise america for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for america to solve the world's problems alone. >> today, president obama will run a u.n. security council meeting. it is the first time a u.s. pleas president -- these airs have i u.s. president -- it is the first time a u.s. president has done that in 10 years. one leader yesterday made
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remarks so offensive, the u.s. delegation walked out. moammar ghadafi went on a rant yesterday, criticized the united nations, said the taliban should form its own territory and asserted the swine flu was created by an unknown military group. meanwhile, mahmoud ahmadinejad denounced the u.s. and all capitalistic nations and specifically took aim at israel. >> one that is based on the predominance of its materialistic interests to spreading inequality and oppression, poverty and deprivation, aggression, occupation and deception intends to bring the entire world under its control. >> should not be called the security council. it should be called the terror council. >> diplomats from many countries including canada and the u.s. walked out in protest during ahmadinejad's speech. president obama will head
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to pittsburgh today to begin the g-0 summit. mr.obama is expected to tell world leaders that the global economy can't keep relying on huge borrowing and spending by americans and massive exports by countries like china. this is the third g-0 summit since the collapse of the global economy one year ago. and another story we are keeping an eye ontoday, massachusetts governor will name the interim replacement for the late senator ted kennedy. state law had to be changed to make that happen and the ate house an senate gave final approval to that change yesterday. a special election to fill senator kennedy's seat will be held on january 19th. kennedy's successor will have some say over health care reform. the senate could begin debate on the latest version of the bill as soon as next week. meanwhile, house speaker nancy pelosi plans to present another bill also next week, an indication that an agreement isn't coming soon. the push for a public option continues to be one of the largest sticking points.
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they're not calling it a breakthrough but a new aids vaccine is showing a lot of promise. trials on more than 16,000 volunteers in thailand found it cut the risk of hiv infection by more than 31%. research ares say it is the first evidence that a safe and effective vaccine could be created but there is much more work ahead. it can't come fast enough. in 2007, aids killed an estimated two million people. our other top stories, just one day after the ntsb issued new safety recommendations in the wake of that deadly june crash on metro, the union for metro workers is demanding someone in management be held accountable. union reps say metro employee morale is at an all-time low. we'll have more on this coming up later this hour. we'd like to you come and take a close look at the picture we're about t show you. police need your help in identifying a patient at george washington hospital. police say the 58-year-old woman wandered into the
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hospital yesterday. she doesn't remember her name. she wasn't hurt. but obviously she doesn't know who she is and if you do recognize her, police would like to hear from you. educators are spearheading a rally outside the d.c. public schools central office later today to protest impending teacher layoffs. demonstrators are outraged that chancellor miclle rhee is making cuts just months after hiring more than 900 teachers. the layoffs are due to the city's budget shortfall. we'll be talking more about the layfs with mayor fenty when he joins us live in our 7:00 hour. and coming up next, an error at a fertility clinic leads to a difficult decision for one couple. there is i new twist in the case against the community activist group acorn. why it says that part of the tape that landed it in so much trouble is illegal. meet the volkswagen jetta.
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the fbi is investigating whether a kentucky man found dead was targeted by somebody with a grudge against the government. bill sparkmap, a 51-year-old census worker was found in september hanged from a tree in southeastern kentucky with the word fed written on his chest. his fends said he had warned him to be careful when going door to door because government agency workers could be viewed as the government. an autopsy will be done to determine what killed him. the u.s. census has suspended door to door vefz in the area where his body was found. a community activist group acorn is firing back with a lawsuit against the people who made a hitten camera video in its bald office. the video shows acorn employees giving tax advice to a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute. acorn says the audio was obtained ill leally because maryland requires two-party consent to create sound recordlings. the irs is cutting ties with acorn and will no longer include the group in its
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volunteer tax assistance program. a fertility clinic's error has led an ohio cup toll make a very difficult decision. carolyn surf advisory raj will give birth for a baby boy within the next few days. for the last nine months, she has been carrying somebody el's child. carolyn and her husband were told about the error. >> reporter: just a few days after she was implanted. they decided to give the baby to his biological parents. start searching your pockets, digging through your kitchen drawers or wherever you might have stashed a lottery ticket. somebody out tre is a winner and time is running out to claim the cash. we'll tell you why it could be tough to grab a cab if one d.c. hot spot this weekend. stay with us. right now, it is 6:12. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections.
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who are these two big names? you wouldn't see them headlining a world tour. but dr. francis collin and rudy tanzie are rock stars in their own right. collin is the director of the national institutes of health and tanzie, is a professor of neurology at harvard. today at the capitol visitors cemter, they will shear the stage with joe perry of aerosmith for an affair called
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rock stars of science. i love that. >> i do too. isn't that great? >> they are rock stars in their own right and their own world. they make a huge difference if all of our lives. >> absolutely. >> interesting take on how to dothat. >> good of joe perry to take part in that. >> awesome. >> it will be sticky out there for them. >> it will be sticky outside. since last hour, our humidity level has risen. so be prepared if you are heading outside. and here is a look at our weather headlines. we've got a little bit of an unsettled pattern so there is a chance of showers a little bit later today. you might want to grab the umbrella before you leave the house. just fair warning on that. we have a cold front going to move through and that is what we're watching very closely. the days ahead, we'll seat temperatures tax awe dip. we've been above seasonal. nowhere where we should be considering we've already officially entered fall. an unset ltd weekend is what we're watching as well -- an unsettled weekend is wht we're watching as well. a mild start to the day.
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7 # degrees officially at national airport. i talked about the humidity rising. 90% humidity now. so yes, you are going to feel the stickiness outside. a southwesterly flow at five miles per hour. we'll see the winds change a little bit later on. 70degrees at baltimore. 72 at dulles. a little cooler at frederick at 66 degrees and 72 degrees at fredericksburg. let's look at the satellite- radar. we are seeing a lot of clouds across the area but we've got moisture streaming in from the south. that is adding to our humidity. and also a fair amount of moisture to the west of us. we have that cold front that is going to slide through and ahead of it, that is where we exect to see a little bit of action today and not of the precip that moved through yesterday is now to the far east. let's get back to the weather maps that. cold front is going to arrive during the course of today, slide its way through and it will stall out. we are talking some showers today, just some spotty showers, not he have heavy rainfall of any sort. it will still be warm. temperature are still expected
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to be into the 80s. bus top forecast into the 70s. it will be mild, mostly cloudy skies. as we popov through into the course of the day, been prepared for a chance of those showers ter on today. temperatures into the mid- to upper 80s for our daytime highs. and for tonight, it will be fairly comfortable for you as well. here is a look at the five-day forecast. the weekend a little unsettled. could see a shower on each day but once that cold front moves through today, look at the drop in the temperatures. almost 10 degrees by the time we head into friday and then we get back into the low 70s on saturday and the mid-70s on sunday. julie wright, was happening on the highways this hour? >> we are still trying to recover from the early morning crash on the outer loop of the beltway before you reach 355. the accident activity has cleared but the backup on the outer loop is slowing as you work your way around from university boulevard to 355. we find delays at this hour typically between new hampshire avenue and georgia avenue but
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now it will continue across the top stretch of the beltway. leaving university boulevard around towards 355, you are in for a slow ride there so pack the patience. new hampshire avenue south of randolph road fay crash reported and 270 already busy on the top side. tea lays in germantown. 66, the crash we just showed -- delies in germantown. 66, the crash we just showed you. delies leaving business 234 continuing in towards centreville. the pace improves to slow again east of fair oaks towards 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. catching a cab in the district could get a lot more difficult soon. drivers are threatening to go on strike in adams morgan on the first weekend of october. it is in protest of proposed changes meant to limit the
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wlcome back. presidenobama heads to pittsburgh today for the g-0 summit and some big news about all of that bail outmoney. adam shapirwith the fox business network is live with our business beat. let's talk about the g-0 first. what are some of the key issues to be discussed today? >> what they're going to have for dessert after the big
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banquet tonight because world leaders agreeing on anything will be very difficult. they will be pushing. you will hear a lot about wanting regulations of the financial system worldwide. you will hear president obama probably talking about that. but the europeans are also talking about cutting their government stimulus to help get their economy started. the united states and the europeans disagree about that. those are just some of the issues they will be pushing anybody to what they'll have for dessert and what they'll drink. >> speaking of bail outmoney, we've dealt with that ourselves here in the united states and it looks like some of the tarp money has been repaid but there is a lot that hasn't and it looks like the taxpayers willened up the big losers here. >> oh, yeah. talk about getting oust washington just in time. there is a report that just cam out this morning from i guess you can call hint inspector general for the tarp funds essentially saying that look being we've had some the money
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paid back. president obama was talking about we've already made a 17% profit as far as taxpayers on the $700 billion that we gave to the treasury department to give to banks. but this inspector general's report is saying look, huh-uh, tax pay ares are unlikely to recover their full investment. what does that mean in english? we're getting stuck with the bill. it is like being at denny's get a free grand slam breakfast and being charged $100 for the coffee. not a good thing. the house financial seven sis committee will be talking about this stuff. you and i are getting stuck with the bill and not even getting the coffee. >> love your analogys by wait. >> thank you. what metro says has not happened in the months since the deadliest accident if metro's history. two world lead ares with words so offensive that dozens
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what a beautiful shot on this thursday morning. >> that is gorgeous. >> that is so nice. i said thursday morning. i forget julie calls it friday eve. and that is the way we ought to look at it. >> a warm and rather humid morning to be honest. >> friday eve except for those of us who work on the weekends. >> that's right. >> it is sticky, muggy out there. our humidity is actually rising over the course of the last hour so be prepared. right now, current temperatures officially at the airport, 7 # at national airport. 72 at dulles and 70 at baltimore. -- 73 at national airport. we have 69-degree at roanoke.
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73 at new york. the same at boston. take a look more towards the west and to the north of us. a little cooler. temperatures in the 60s. that is because there is a cold front just to the south of there. that cooler air we are going to actually start to feel it. so we move through into the forecast. a few clouds, chance of a shower later today. we'll have the details coming up with your full forecast in just a bit. >> very good. thank you. let's find out what is going on on the roadways. here is julie wright on this friday eve with a look at traffic. >> thank you. we coined it. it is now official. >> and we credit you. >> yay! for once being i'm synonymous with something good. usually i am, apple pie is good. ice cream is good. top side of new hampshire avenue, we started offering this morning with an accident at 355. that has cleared. lanes are open once again bu delays early this morning from 95 college park across the top side headed over towards 355. we have live pictures from the
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crew in sky fox. you will find lanes are open on 95 headed southbound out of laurel down towards the capital beltway. this is the live shot of the beltway as you travel westbound 495 working your way past new hampshire avenue and towards university boulevard headed over towards 355. the early morning accident has cleared and lane are open. but the damage is done. traffic below speed, we'll below speed right now as you travel westbound 495 in towards bethesda. we'll update your ride along 66 for those coming eastbound out of manassas. it is still a slow roll as you continue between the two 234 interchains all the way in towards 29 centerville. accident activity on the shoulder. the fallout continues over the deadly crash on metro's red loon if june. nine people were killed. 70 others were injured and today, metro continues to pay the price. the union for metro workers is now demanding that somebody at the top be held accountable. >> that comes just one day
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after the ntsb underred new safety recommendations and a firm warning for metro. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us live from metro headquarters with more details. >> run workers say that they really feel as though they're carrying a lot of the blame and feeling a lot of pressure after that june # #nd crash when they say that really the accountability needs to start at the top with metro's general manager. and there has even been some cries from angry metro riders calling for his rest you go nation as well but overall the transit agent sis under a lot of pressure especially after the ntsb just releaseed a report earlier this week that says something went tragically wrong with the signaling system during the crash. the exact cause of the crash is still unknown at this point. the ntsb sent letters alerting all rail systems nationwide that the signal problem can happen anywhere. metro's board chair says the urgent safety recommendations to monitor the circuits more closely offers no new information at this point of
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the investigation. >> i don't want to be disrespectful in any way to the ntsb conclusion but it continues to be he can trply frustrating that we haven't pinned down a cause so that we can take the real action to make sure this doesn't happen. >> reporter: in the meantime, metro is still working on developing a computerized system that will help detect glitches in a real time process. in the meantime, they continue to operate their trains in manual mode. coming up later on at 9:00 a.m., the metro board is expected to meet. we expect to hear more about this ntsb safety recommendation. back to you. >> thank you. assault rifles, armor- piercing bullets, bomb-making chemicals and a map of the camp david presidential retreats. police found these frightening weapons stockpiles andthese other items in the home of a bethesda teenager last summer. collin mckensie-gude pleaded guilty in federal court. >> his attorney claims he was just helping awe friend and he
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never meant to hurt anyone. the 19-year-old now faces up to a decade behind bars. paul wagner has the story. collin mckensie-gude had no intention of hurting nip. rifles, stun guns, an batteries found in his parents' home. they were there for safekeeping according to his attorney. he says all of the bomb-making materials seized by police were taken to the teen's home about a month before his arrest. >> he was influenced by pat rick yesakov's part who bought a majority of the items over to the house about a month before this event and stored them in collin's room because he felt there was a domestic dispute between patrick's father and mother. >> reporter: patrick and collin mckensie-gude are classmates at st. john's college high school in the district. prosecutors say the two set off fume russ pipe bombs near where
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patrick lived on this wooded lot in gaithersburg. >> collin had what he had in his home for collin's purposes and to shift that burden or responsibility to my client at this juchg thank you after collin mckensie-gude has accepted full responsibility and enteredded a plea gutty in court is just contrary it the pacts and the evidence. >> reporter: prosecutors say there was evidence collin mckensie-gude was researching how to build project tile and booby traps and he had a fake c incident. a identification badge and i map of camp david circled. fox 5 has not been able to reach patrick's father. his sister told us in a phone interview that the claim the bomb-making materials were toward stored there for the father is nothing more than
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blatant shameless lies. in the fox 5 newsroom, i'm paul wagner. >> ed with a locke to you come take a close look at the picture we are about to show you. this is 14-year-old dequon thompson from silver spring. she is missing. she was last seen back on august 22nd and her foster hmo in the 3700 block of bell preroad. if you know anything about her whereabouts, asked to contact montgomery county police. those of who you chastise america for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for america to solve the world's problems alone. >> president obama appealing to world leaders in his first address to the united nations general assembly suns he took office. mr.obama's comments were virtually overshadowed by speech iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad and libyan leader moammar ghadafi. more on what was sid from those two in just a moment. meantime, president obama will run a u.n. security
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council meeting today, the first time a u.s. president has done so in 10 years. then mr. obama heads to pittsburgh to host the g-0 summit. u.n. members are expected to vote in favor of a draft resolution aimed at preventing the spread of ♪ lahr weapons. president obama has said he is committed to ridding the orld of nuclear weapons in order to reduce nuclear terrorism. also today, massachusetts governor duval patrick will announce his human services to fill the late senator ted kennedy's senate seat. state lawmaker gave final approval to the bill allowing the governor to name a temporary replacement. kennedy's sons are lobbying for former democratic party chairman paul kirk. voters will choose a permanent replace innocent injanuary. it remains to be seen how this will impact the debate over health care reform. there has been what is potentially a big step forward in the fight against aids. a new vaccine is showing a lot of promise. trials of more than 16,000 volunteer doors in thailand found it cut the risk of hiv infection by more than 31%. researchers say it is the first
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more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed internet access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five years. adoption by all americans, over the next five years. the future is our business. at&t. your world delivered. two world leaders are making headlines for their speeches to the united nations general assembly yesterday. the words from iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad and libyan leader moammar ghadafi were so offensive that dozens of diplomats walked out in protest. outside the united nations building, protesters angrily denounced libyan leader moammar ghadafi's presen at the security council meeting. while inside, his first speech to the u.n. in his 40 years as
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ruler of libya had some questioning ghadafi's sant. said the taliban should form its n territory like the vatican, asserted that the h1n1 flu virus was create by an unknown military and implicated the israelis in the assassination of john f. kennedy. plus an analysis of what is wrong with the u.n. charter. >> should not be called the security council. it should be called the terror council. >> protest ares also calling for the u.n. to aisle exmahmoud ahmadinejad after an election many a was rigged. in the a speech, the iran wrap president called it glorious and fully democratic. >> our nation is prepared to
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shake all those hands which are hon of thely extended toward us. >> reporter: ahmadinejad also used strong words in denouncing the united states an all capitalistic nations including israel. >> one that is based on the predominance of its materialistic interests to spreading inequality an oppression, poverty and deprivation, aggression, occupation and deception and tends to bring the entire world under its control. >> diplomats from many countries including canada and the united states walked out in protest calling his speech hateful and anti-sitic. the israeli delegation didn't even show up to listen as he condemned israel as an oppressive nation in its barbaric attacks and, quote, occupation of palestine. >> president obama ignored the limit on speeches and he spoke for 38 minutes. ahmadinejad for 5 minutes and moammar ghadafi for more than
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an hour and a half. the record was set back in the 1960s when fidel castro spoke for four and a half hours. also macing headlines being recovery continues from those massive floods in the southeast. many residents in georgia are being allowed back home to assess the damage but it comes with a big word of caution. the cdc says stanng water could be hash oning diseas causing bacteria and chemicals. flooding has killed at least 10 people. >> are they going to be able to dry out? >> they are getting a little bit of a break for georgia into areas of southeast. a little more across the southern plains. they are still getting socked across the southern plains. we are getting that hahn heading our -- getting that heading our way. kind of grin and bear it with the humidity. it will still be sticky. look at the humidity right now, 90%. our temperature at 73 degrees. we have a southwesterly throw. we'll seat winds shift a little bit later on because we have a
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frontal system that will head across our area. elsewhere, temperature-wise, 07 degrees at baltimore. 7 # at dulles. 74 at winchester. let's take a look at true view. we'll show you some of the precipitation and a few showers that moved through yesterday. most of that is well to the east of us now. we still have a fair amount of clouds that are going to continue and he will continue to increase into the course of the day. some precipitation tower far wets wes but that southerly flow still affecting us and with the passage the cold front today, we could see the shower before it is all said and done into the course of the afternoon. temperatures now into the 70s. it is mild outside. hears is a look at that flow from the south i spoke about and i said the southeast, atlanta through parts of georgia and to the southeast getting a little bit of a break. but look at this mass area of precipitation here into the midsection of the country. not getting much of a break there at all. so the cold front will head across our region in the course of the next day or so. it will actually stall out.
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ahead of t we are looking at spotty showers developing. by the time we head into the weekend, we'll see that fronteddal system still stalled and still a chance of showers. it is expected to move to the north as a warm front as we head into saturday. so very unsettled weather pattern for the weekend. temperatures in the 70s. school bus forecast, mild, mostly cloudy skies and as far as our forecast is concerned, we take a look at the forecast pages. mostly cloudy, chance of showers for today and for tonight, mostly cloudy and then partly cloudy skies at 64 degrees. friday was a much bet are day in term of sunshine but then we start to cool down behind that frontal system and with the showers into the saturday- sunday period. so if the all bad. we will get a break in the humidity so that is at least some good news. >> very good. >> gwen is here. tucker is off today so act weather guy is on a brief hiatus. we are resting our brains but we still need your questions. go to and click on
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the weather tab to send yours in. >> i don't want to hear any comments from julie wright about resting the brains. >> i have going to tell u guys that i spoke at the healthy mom expo yesterday and everyone asked about all of you. i wanted to share that with you. >> that is very nice. >> i talked about my baby and how he is the cutest baby. his name is bailey and he has speckels. the problem is he has four legs and a tail so it is important to take your prenatal vitamins. >> i thought, what? have i missed something i'm sure they were going bailie was an actual baby. >> well, he is to julie. >> i always refer to my dog as my first babies. they were. i understand being julie. >> good for you. >> tony is like wow! >> here we are southbound # 70. crash south of 1 # 4 meg village avenue off the road to
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the right shoulder squeezing that lane with an plans on the scene of the -- here we are southbound 270 crash south of 1 # 4 montgomery village avenue off the road to the right shoulder. -- south of 134 montgomery village avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. let's take a look at what we have coming up on fox 5 morning news. >> at 7:00, it is fenty on fox. we'll talk with d.c. mayor adrian fenty about an issue stirring up a lot of debate. schools chancellor michelle rhee says the system will it v. to cut teachers and increase class sizes. at 8:00, they are only in the figure grade but they are already published authors. we'll meet the students and the teacher behind the book. it is called the greatest
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homework excuse book ever and at 9:00, rockettes are kicking it right here. you can see the christmas spectacular here in washington. they will be here to tell us about what it take to pull off an incredible performance. it is always fun having them here. >> a great show too. on call this more than, it is the flu shot versus nasal spray. which one do you think works better? according to a study of 2,000 healthy adults, the shot was more effective. research shows it is two time as effective against through as nasal spray but that may not prove true to swine flu vaccines which may be available first in a spray. just stay home if you are sick. that is the word from georgetown university. it is dealing with a suspected 250 cases of h1n1. >> fox 5's roz plater has more on what students are do to stay healthy. >> reporter: with 250 suspect the swine flu cases on the georgetown university campus so far this school year. >> last week being my roommate had the swine flu.
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>> reporter: it isn't hard to find somebody who knows somebody who has had it. >> we clean with lysol, felt ebreze, we wore the protective mask and i don't know, we took all of the cleaning precautions that we could take. >> one girl has it and two people in her house also it. so it is hard when you are at school because people are living together. so there is only so much can you do. >> reporter: s that the trouble on college campuses and georgetown is hardly lone on this one. the american college health association estimates 13,000 students on 250 campuses across the country have had flu this past month. it is suspected those are swine flu cases since most schools aren't testing for the h1n1 virus. the challenge for campuses how to stem the spread of a highly contagious illness among healthy young adults who don't seem too worried about getting it. >> i'm not nervous about it really.
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i figure just try to take care myself. >> my roommate had it. so i know the exobilityd of me getting it. but if i get it -- so i know the possible of me getting it. but if i get it, it will be gone if two weeks. georgetown is asking the students who are sick to stay in their rooms and wear a mask if they have a roommate. >> when you interact with other people at parties, you have to be -- use satisfy precautions. don't share anything. i don't know what else. wash your hands frequently. >> reporter: roz plater, fox 5 news. >> the cdc is worried this could all explode on college campuses late are this fall. moms and dads, you should check your medicine cabinets several time of children and infant's tylenol are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer over contamination concerns. bacteria turn up in tests of an unactive ingredient used to make the medication.
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good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. and do we have something cool planned for you today. as we are live at the d.c. fire and ems training academy in northwest. now they respond to fires and car accidents, but they do a whole lot more than that. in the last month or so there was a couple of window washers that got stranded, and the elevator that got stuck. we are spending the morning with the special ops division. we're going to do some special training. chief rubin will join us this morning and give us an update on the department. and they have three training
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classes going on. and i'm going to be a dam zel in distress and they'll be able to save me. gurvir. >> they're the real-life heroes. thanks, holly. moms, brave yourself for this one. a woman in indonesia gave birth to a 19-pound baby. he was born a c-section and he was healthy and a strong appetite. he's the largest baby born in indonesia. >> the hope diamond is getting a makeover and right now you can see the gem in a whole new way. in honor of the 50th year, you can ee it right now in the raw. the new setting should be ready
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