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we say good morning to tony perkins. how are you, sir? >> i'm good. how are you? >> real good after a beautiful day yesterday. >> today will be a beautiful day as well just like yesterday. we are getting off to a cold start with a frost advisory in effect across the region including washington, d.c. this morning. let's take a look. we'll show out area covered by the frost advisory. we are seeing some frost here and there across the area as our temperatures have dipped down in some spots into the 0s. we have light winds, clear skies, so we've got the frost. also, want to mention there is some fog out there in parts of the region. some of the low-lying areas near the rivers and creeks and streams. here are the current temperatures around the region. 37 in frederick. 7 in baltimore. 37 in fredericksburg. so a lot of temperatures in the 30s this morning. i think more this morning than we had yesterday morning.
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we've got mostly clear skies once again. now, couple more clouds out there north and west of the city than we had yesterday so we have a couple of clouds streaming through. that is about it. skies will be mostly sunny for today. your forecast for today, sunshine, warmer temperatures than what we had yesterday. yesterday, we topped out at 59. how about today, 69. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> you and i both come across the 14th street bridge which is where the fog is this morning. >> dense fog there. >> hopefully, that burns off soon but folks have to deal with it right now. >> right now, no big tie-ups to report coming across the bridge. the lanes are open as you work your way across fairfax and montgomery county. we do have word of an accident northbound i-95 in virginia. it is off to the road to the median and causing a bit of a rubbernecking delay. # 70 in the clear, germantown
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headed out towards the split. northbound i-95, no incidents to report as you continue to work your way north of springfield. glebe road between seventh and columbia pike, that is where we have the structure fire. roadway is blocked off in each direction. 66 out of vienna leaving 13 ned towards the beltway, all lanes are open with light traffic volume. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our top story, awe government scientist trusted with top secrets is due in court this morning. >> the feds say stewart nosette plotted to steal information. sarah simmons is joining us now with this story. >> reporter: good morning. stewart nosette is scheduled to appear in federal court at 1 clone 45 this afternoon. although he no longer had security clearances, he allegedly was able to sell
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secret and top secret information to israeli intelligence officers. the charging documents lay out the case in detail. the documents alleged 52-year- old was willing to hand ore top secret national defense, satellite and military information. he was arrested outside of a busy connecticut avenue hotel yesterday. according to the documents, he allegedly met twice with someone he thought was an israeli intelligence official. according to the documents, he said he was happy to work as a spy and he even told a colleague he was willing to tell them everything i know. >> he had access to some extraordinary information. this man has a lot of secrets. he even says it will take me time to remember but you can have people come in and we'll sit down and we'll talk it through. >> reporter: according to documents he was allegedly supposed to receive $11,000 sore or had received $11 how
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for the information he had given them. he had once been credited with discovering water on the moon. so it is very shocking to hear about thi something that would occur here. now, the government is still in the process of trying to find two thumb drives he allegedly took with him to a foreign currently but did not return with them. we hope to hear more about that during today's upcoming court hearing at 1:45 this afternoon. >> thank you. a shooting overnight left a man dead and a teenager in critical condition in southeast d.c. police found one victim in the 4800 block of benefiting road. another in the 4900 block of g street. a virginia tech student missing and police say it is a mystery. 0-year-old morgan dana harrington was last seen saturday in charlottesville at a metallica concert. at some point, she got separated if her friends and
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then disappeared. the colorado cup whole police say crafted a hoax about their six-year-old son soaring across the skies in a homemade helium balloon to land a reality tv show could face charges as soon as next week. naomi and richard halloweeny will likely face multiple felony charges. investigators have been gathering evidence including e- mails, phone records and financial documents from their home in forted collins, colorado. they have also interviewed someone they say is an accomplice, robert thomas, who sold the story about the hoax. >> we do understand looking at some of of the documents already that at least one of the media outlets has agreed to pay them some money with regards to this particular incident. >> at this point, authorities say the heene children are still with their parents but child protective services is investigating their well-being. if you live near the quantity comarine corps base in virginia, don't be alarmed by what you hear there this week
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as military officials will be conducting training exercises today through thursday from as early as 7:00 in the morning until about 4:00 this the morning and friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 in the afternoon. a grim warning from british prime minister gordon brown. why he is pushing for urgement action from the united states to prevent global warming. mayor fenty owning up. >> it is probably my fault as the mayor and probably -- maybe lots of blame to go around that a lot of this information wasn't made more public quicker j more on the "washington post" investigation that prompted those words from mayor fenty. my doctor told me i had to start doing things for my heart,
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he woke up before dawn, went down downstairs for a cup of coffee. >> he did that before getting dressed. up next on fox 5 morning news, why one man now faces indecent exposure charges even though he left his home. ny, please stop that. well, also coming up in just a few moments, we'll take a look at the forecast for today. i think you will like it. but we are getting off to a cold start. julie wright will be along with a look at the roadways. there is that fog we told you about. we also have fog at the chain bridge. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. [ n ] ♪ early light breaks through
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we now officially know who has taken over the play-calling duties for the redskins notch surprise the team turned to sherm lewis to call the
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offensive plays for the struggling team. the 67-year-old came out of retirement to join the redskins as an offensive consultant. lewis is a 34-year coaching consultant. >> we'll see how that works out for them. >> wish them luck. >> nice day on tap for us? >> yes, indeed. after a fine day yesterday, highs in the upper 50s. today, we'll shoot for the upper 60s. so not bad at all. let's take a look at what is going on out there. we are starting off with a cool start this morning. cold start, what am i saying, cool, it is cold. here is the frost advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. it covers washington, d.c., many points to the east as well. here is why. take a look at your
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temperatures. 4 # degrees in washington. 36 at dulles. cambridge at 36. -- 42 degrees in washington. here is a look at the satellite- radar picture for our area. you can see a couple of clouds streaming through early this morning. that will be about it ts morning. no precipitation for us. a couple of sprinkles and snow showers up in portions of the northeast but even that has dissipated at this hour. here is what we've got in store for the rest of the week as we take a look at the futurecast. first of all, calm conditions. high pressure has worked its way in here. we won't see a whole lot of activity during the next couple of days. we will see this mild air as we look at this high pressure. look how the high pressure is protecting the mid-atlantic keeping the clouds and precipitation out. later on, the clouds move in. precipitation moves in as well.
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best chance will be late friday into the afternoon on saturday. here is the forecast for today. bright sunshine today, a nice afternoon. 69degrees for your high. here is a look at your five-day forecast. tomorrow, 7 # degrees. lots of sunshine. 73 on thursday. there is your rain chance friday into saturday with somewhat cooler temperatures in the upper 60s. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, hears a look at traffic with julie wright. >> all right. we are checking out your ride northbound i-95. that is where we had problems in quantico where there was an accident. if you are traveling south on 270, overnight construction has cleared as you continue to work your way out of gathersburg headed out towards the split. no incidentso report as you you continue south on # 95 out
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of laurel. eastbound 66, the commute coming ea out of 50 fair oaks runs smoothly. no incidents on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. a morning cup of joe lands a man in jail. esteeming mad. police say he stirred his coffee in the buff and that is indecent exposure. >> but he was inside his own home in springfield when this happened. so what is the problem? will thomas has more. >> you came down the stairs in the morning about 5:30 this morning. >> reporter: he is a commercial diver who grew up in hawaii. 29-year-old eric williamson says he is no exhibitionist. >> made some coffee. >> he is just comfortable in his own home. >> i'm by myself. i come down here. the roommates are gone and it is my house. >> reporter: eric thought anniversary lone for his cup of joe in the buff but a passer-by spotted him and called police.
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>> never had a conversation with anyone. never saw anyone. nothing out of the ordinary. >> reporter: from what we pieced together from both eric and police ache woman and 7- year-old boy were cutting through eric's front yard from a path just behind me. it is dark like it is now. they got to about this point and saw eric through the front window. >> didn't cross my mind. it is natural. it is my kitchen. >> reporter: fairfax county police arrested eric for indecent expose. a spokesman said officers believed he wanted to be seen naked, a violation of the law. eric, who also happens to be the father of a five-year-old girl, rejects that claim. >> i'm a loving dad. any of my friends and anybody knows that. there is not a chance on this planet that i would ever, ever, ever do anything like that to a kid. >> in order for it to be a crime, the state and police have to prove that he knew those people were there when he was standing there. >> reporter: dixon young is a
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veteran fairfax trial lawyer. he has no connection to eric's case. >> the statute requires an intentional display of your private parts so if you are occasionally displaying them, accidentally displaying them, inadvertently displaying them, it is not a crime. >> will thomas, fox 5 news. >> all right. fairfax county lice also told us the arresting officers did consult the commonwealth attorney would agreed that they could proceed with this case. >> as for eric, he will fight the charge. if he is convicted he could face up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. there is an alert for new pants. we'll have details on a baby food recall coming up after the break. the white house taking a stand on medical marijuana. the white house wants prescription pot users to be left alone. ge
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of pillsbury cinnamon rolls bring everyone to the table in their sunday best back now with a check on wall street. the dow jumped after being down earlier in the session. the nikkei closed with a 100- point gain this morning. poplar street bridge county getting a financial boost. the county has been warded $400 million in federal stimulus money. that will save up to 500 jobs and allow officials to hire 50 new police officers and purchase new public safety equipment. we're on call this morning with a national recall for one
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baby food product because of a possible botchily. contamination. plum organics apple an carrot portable pouch baby food is sold throughout the country at toys r us and babies r us. you can go to myfoxdc.com to more information. the justice department is doing a big about-face about the prosecution of medical marijuana cases. , holder has issued a directive not to pursue charges in states where local law allows the practice. >> reporter: at the justice department, many prosecutions of pot patients went up in smoke. there is a new policy when it comes to medical marijuana. federal prosecuts are being
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told to focus on arresting major drug traffickers are they're than busting patients who use the drug to ease their pain for cancer, aids and glaucoma. >> for many of these patients, marijuana is the only thing that eases their symptoms. >> reporter: mike meadow is a directsor of e marijuana policy project. fourteen states currently allow the use of medical marijuana. ad if rail ban against the drug has led to prosecutions in states where it is allowed by law. >> the justice department has said law enforcement has better things to do and federal resources should not be spent to arrest people abiding by state law. >> reporter: these new guidelines are a big departure from the bush administration policy which continued to enforce the federal anti-pot laws despite what state laws were on the books. but outside the justice department itself, we found a difference of opinion between some folks who say prosecuting medical marijuana cases in states that have laws on the looks is a waste of time against others who say federal law should be enforced across
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the board. some say it is a question of law and order. >> absolutely. i disagree with that policy. i think we should go ahead and prosecute. >> others say the government has more important things to worrabout. >> i think the federal government should stay out of it. i think medical marijuana should be legal. i think there are many documented cases that it is helpful. >> reporter: it is expected the decision could eventually lead to charges being dropped in federal cases involving medical marijuana in states where the laws exist. in washington, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. still ahead this hour on fox 5 morning news, a woman helped provide her coworker with a medical racle donating a kidney. >> fox 5 is there. we'll take you inside the operating room for the life- changing surgery. and an alleged espionage plot is covered actually chevy chase man is accused of
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still sending dangerously big waves crashing on to the southern tip of mexico's baja peninsula. those waves killed two swimmers in cabo san lucas. rick is now packing 65-mile an hour winds as cooler water saps itenergy. it is expected to make landfall in mexico tonight or sometimes early tomorrow. >> sounds like those winds have died off about 100 miles or so. >> i little bit of a break there. >> yeah, tropical storm still serious but at least it is not a major hurricane. that part is good. for us, we've got mild conditions. not right now. we'll have mild conditions later on today. we have cold conditions this morning with a frost advisory in effect until 9:00. take a look at the temperatures across the region. right now, here in d.c., it is 42 degrees. pittsburgh, 48 degrees. much nicer there than it had been during the last couple of days with temperatures in the 0s and 0s an all of that. 4 # here, 49 in new york city and 40 degrees down in norfolk, virginia. here is a look at your
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satellite-radar for the region. we're looking at mostly clear skies. couple of clouds coming through this morning. we'll see a nice sunrise and a good amount of sunshine for today. going to warm us up a little bit too. it will be nice. your forecast for today, mostly sunny skies. calm conditions and a high temperature into the upper 60s. we'll go with about 69 degrees downtown. not bad at all. that is actually a couple of degrees above normal. we'll have more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> sounds good. hopefully the president won't be making his way language the interstate this afternoon when i'm headed home. since its got stuck in traffic yesterday. >> gurvir is like what is going on. i said there is vip movement. >> and i said oh, tony perkins is going home. >> it's like like doggone that tony perkins. i have to get home. i have babies to feed. >> what is going on out there? >> i believe maybe the fire
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department is actually moving the camera around. this is close to if you are coming -- there is a library here on the corner and an exxon just past this. coming out of the village headed over towards 355 and out towards 270, this is where we have the accident activity right in front of the library at christopher avenue. it is westbound 124 at christopher avenue. traffic is able to squeeze by to the left under police direction. if you are coming from here and want to make the left turn over towards 355 but police are out there to help direct you around. at this early hour, there is no delay but we do have a lot of intersection tied up with the accident activity right there at the corner of this interex. this is westbound 124 at christopher avenue. meanwhile, northbound i-95 looks good. no incidents to report as you continue to work your way northbound leaving woodbridge headed up towards the capital beltway. structure fire is actually in arlington. this is tying up glebe road between seventh and columbia pike. you want to stick with walter reed as your workaround. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you.
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a trusted scientist is now accused of trying to sell out the united states. >> stewart nozette is due in court to face espionage charges. he worked at the pentagon an nasa and had access to highly sensitive material and the feds say he tried to sell it. sarah simmons joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. stewart nozette is scheduled to appear in federal court at 1:45 this afternoon. this is a man involved in very high profile work for the u.s. government, once credited with discovering water on the south pole of the moon. even though he know longer had security clearances with the government, he is accused of trying to sell secrets and top secret information to the israeli government. the charming documents lay this case out in detail. they allege the 5 #-year-old nozette was willing to hands over top secret national defense, satellite and military information. heas arrested outside of a busy connecticut avenue hotel yesterday. according to the documents, he allegedly met twice with
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someone he thought was an israeli intelligence official. according to the documents, he said he was happy to be working as a spy and even told a colleague he was willing to tell them everything i know. >> this man has a lot of secrets and he even says it will take me time to remember. this is the allegation in the affidavit. it will take me time to remember but can you have people come in and we'll sit down and we'll talk it through. >> reporter: nozette was allegedly trying to sell that information for almost $11,000. the government in the meantime is still on the lookout for two thumb drives that he allegedly took with him to a foreign country. two thumb drives he did not have on him when he returned. something that is likely going to be a topic of discussion coming up at 1:45 during that court appearance in federal court later on this afternoon. back to you. >> thank you. our other big stories this morning, the two major candidates for governor of
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virginia are going to go head to head tonight. they will face each other in a debate. it takes place tonight at roanoke college in salem, virginia at 7:00. blame me as the mayor of the district of columbia for a certain period under our administration. we probably did not move fast enough. >> mayor fenty is taking some of the blame for the controversy over d.c. aids dollars. the city is now launching an investigation into nonprofit groups that may have misspent government money. mayor says, although a lot of those problems predated his administration, the government has to be held accountable. city officials maid the announcement yesterday following the "washington post" investigation that revealed millions of dollars in questionable spending. d.c. fire officials making major changes in the wake of this fire that destroyed a mansion on chain bridge road in northwest d.c. back in july,
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firefighters arrived at the home of former school board president pathy cafritz to find water pressure in the herest hide want was too low because of an old underground infrastructure. a new system has been nut in place to help firefiters find high-flow water mains. >> we are continuing to identify the hazard areas or the areas of concern with our partners, the water and sewer authority. we have identified roughly some 40 areas on top. junoized areas that i mentioned that we'll get the water supply additional response. >> fire officials recommending that all hydrants in the city be marked to show high or low water flow capabilities. swine flu fears are forcing hospitals around the country to become strict about patient visitation. several hospitals are turning away children and also tightening restriction on
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adults. the hospitals are hoping the forsy change will limit the spread of the h1n1 virus. rules vary from hospital to hospital. the first case of a pig contracting the case of the swine flu in the united states. the pig that tested positive came from minnesota and initial tests suggested that as many as three pigs may have had h1n1 but keep in mind, health officials say can you not get the swine flu from eating pork. health workers especially doctors facing a great chance of catching the flu. so do taxi drivers. they contact with lots of people too. they can get free seasonal flu shots courtesy of arlington county. the clinic is at the reagan national airport taxi parking garage from 10:30 this morning until 10 this afternoon. some area students get a big surprise from president obama. more on his classroom visit coming up. a great reminder why you should always look both ways
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before you cross the street. how close was that. the out of control bus. we'll talk about what set this off coming up.
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caught on camera. look at that. close as it can get for that pedestrian. almost clock ared by the bus. can you seat passenger bus come up as the man makes his way across the inner section. bus hits the car. man just gets out of the way in a full sprint. this happened yesterday in
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russia. the brakes on the bus went out. drive couldn't stop. the bus did hit several more cars and did injure several people but lucky day for that pedestrian. >> he saw some incredible video of situations like that the last week or so. president obama with a jam- packed schedule today with leaders from iraq and then heading to new york. >> a pit stop yesterday still has in silver spring gushing. he stopped by viers mill elementary school to congratulate students on their hard work. the school closed the achievement gap on standardized tests. they are test is at or ove grade level right now despite the fact that students come from 40 different countries and half study english as a second lack. she is a republican run for the new jersey state assembly. she is a mom an and she also happens to sell sex toys. coming up next on fox 5 morning news, how one candidate's steamy side bid biz is affecting her campaign. a woman donates her kidney
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we're back with a look at stories making headlines. prosecutors want rod
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blagojevich to watch what he says on the upcoming reality show celebrity apresent sties that. series is set to air just a few week before his rack he had earring trial in june and there are concerns that his comments might influence potential jurors actually judge ordered the prosecution and blagojevich's defense team to work out an agreement before returning to court next month. her side job could sideline her bid for the new jersey state assembly. republican stephanie velez gent have i says she is just a coupon flipping soccer mom. she spends her days with her kids and spend her nights hosting sex parties. she is not shy about it on the campaign trail. we'll find out what happens. >> okay. >> all right. what is going on with our weather. >> waive cold start to the day. let's take a look. because of that, there is a frost advisory in effect. as you are getting the kids ready for school this morning, take a look at the bus stop forecast. yeah, some of you in the per 30s this morning with clear
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skies. a cold start to the day. sunrise not until 7:23. dress the kids warmly. some of you will see your temperatures in the low 40s for these early-morning hours. here are the current temperatures around the region. 36 in cumberland. 4 # in annapolis, 4 # here in washington. in quantico, we are at 37 degrees. -- 42 here in washington. 46 in annapolis. a few clouds up to the north an west of the city. some will come streaming through during the course of the morning. we'll see mostly sunny skies. it is a simple forecast for today because there is not a lot going on. forecast is bright sunshine. a nice afternoon. high about 69 degrees. that is two degrees above normal. for tonight, another cold night but not as cold as it has been for the last two nights. 50degrees in town. 40s for most of the area. so a milder night with light
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winds out of the southwest five miles per hour. so tomorrow, thursday, i think you'll love those days. good amount of sunshine, highs into the low to mid-70s on thursday. friday, we drop back off into the 60s. clouds move in and we have a pretty good chance of shower activity, late friday into saturday. now, heris julie wright with an update on traffic. >> better news if you are traveling northbound i-95 in the vicinity of quantico. that is where we had reports of an accident there. lanes are open as you continued northbound along i-95. no accidents to report if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. earlier crash that we showed you westbound 124 at christopher avenue has cleared. northbound 395 at speed leaving duke street intercontinentalling out towards the 14th street bridge. we mentioned that it was a structure fire. a house fire if you will that is tying up glebe road between seventh and columbia pike. according to authorities on the scene, they hope to have
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everything reopened in the next hour. right now, walter reed is serving you well as an alternative route. it is quieleaving man as is in towards the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. two women who are brought together by an unexpected match underwent kidney transplant surgery in baltimore. >> it's story we first told you about lasted week. the donor and recipient are not related but they were so close of a match, they could be sisters. sherry ly has more on this live saving surgery. >> kendall dill clutched a fete owe of her husband and two children. >> i'm nervous. i'm putting my faith in god and the doctors here. >> down the hall at the johns hopkins hospital, etienne chromier is nervous about the transplant too. >> i almost didn't want to get out of the bed. i was like i just want to go back to sleep and have somebody carry me to the car. >> etienne isn't the only person on her mother's mind.
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her daughter's donor is a long time friend ad coworker. >> if all of a sudden you want to go to nascar racing -- >> kendra gave a thumbs up on the way into surgery. doctors use the tiny incisions and a microscopic kidney to cut out kidney. they removed the organ through other than opening an few inches wide. the kidney was gorgeous. >> reporter: textbook, the surgeon said. >> it is very unique because a person is undergoing surgery not for themselves but for someone else. >> someone called me a hero and i don't consider this heroism. >> reporter: in the next room, atian and another team of surgeons waited while the donor kidney was brought on ice. doctors say using a live donor has advantages. >> if you receive a life donor kidney transplant, you don't have to wait in line. can you receive the kidney
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immediately. >> reporter: five years ago, kendra was repaired to donate a kidney to her brother but he was diagnosed with lung cancer. now, she is etienne's second chance. >> i am hoping that in people seeing me do it, if they are ever given the opportunity or approached with the same situation that maybe they might think of my story and etienne's story. >> reporter: they were friends. now, they're like family. >> we'll probably be spending holidays together. it will just be like having a sister. >> reporter: doctors say the prognosis is good for both women and they should live a normal and healthy life. in baltimore, sherry ly, fox 5 news. >> the doctors tell etienne's family that the transplant went well and her new kidney began working almost immediately. >> etienne has not been able to travel for at least five years because of her health and she is planning her next vacation, which is a trip to aruba next year. what a remarkable gift she gave her. a tough situation in arlington as we have what happens to be a fire there.
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glebe road shut down between seventh street south and columbia pike for this house fire. no injuries reported but keep that in mind if you are dealing with your commute as well. that involves parts of glebe road and south arlington this morning. we know that coach zorn will not be callth the plays next week but who is going to be the starting quarterback. that is still up in the air. all your top skins news and major league highlights calls coming up. stay with us. if you want to know why your 3g coverage works so well
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willing to try and comply. two turns of phrase coming from jim zorn as he went public with a plan to strip him of his play- calling duties. zorn told sunday night he should give up the play calling after the skins lost to the previously winless kansas city chiefs. the play calling falls on this guy, sherm lewis. zorn says the scoreboard tells the story. >> the reason that i can comply with this is simply because the lack of scoring. and it has been several weeks so i want to win too. and if this has to be done ts way, if this is going to be the key, then i'm certainly willing to give it a try. >> so he is not going to call the plays. what about the players. who is he going to put on the field. coach zorn still needs to tea side whether jason campbell who
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he benched in the second half of sunday's loss to the chiefs will start when the eagles come to town. it was todd collins on the field at the end of game on sunday. he took over and despite a great first pass, which eventually set up a field goal, he wasn't able it find the end zone. >> he said he was looking for a spark because we didn't have any points in the first half and he thought that maybe a quarterback change would do it. in the long run, it didn't work out for us. >> right now, preparing to be the starter for next week's game. but it is not my decision. i'm going to be professional about it and continue to work. it will be their decision. >> post season baseball now. a late game rally to put the philadelphia phillies just one victory way from going to the world series for the second straight year. jimmy rollins with a double that gave them the tying run
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and the go ahead run and win over the dodgers. angels this time able to beat the yankees 5-4 in 11 innings thanks to that big hit by jeff mathis. new york is still leading that series but now it is too games to one. the first pitch of game four is just before 8:00 tonight. that game also in anaheim and you can watch it right here on fox 5. >> you should have known this was going to happen. there is now a popular game on video sites. balloon buy can score against falcons, ufo's and news choppers. to win, he has to reach a secret attic. all right. can you check it out on myfoxdc.com. >> amazing how creative people are and how quickly they can turn that around. coming up at 6:00 this morning, in the midst of a health care battle, some are looking to other countries for new ideas. like you could see any doctor
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you want. you can see any doctor whenever you want. sounds good but there are also some drawbacks. so coming up at 6:00. what lessons can we learn from the health care system currently in place in japan? >> we are staying on top of this break is news here the a house fire that has part of glebe road shut down this morning. we'll have the latest from fire officials and thousand this might impact traffic coming up as fox 5 morning news returns in two minutes.
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