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coming up at 6:00 abig weekend at the box offe as the end of the world epic 2012 hits the big screen. the president of catholic charities of the archdiocese of washington will join us live to discuss the organization's opposition to d.c.'s same-sex marriage bill and what they plan to do if the bill passes. every 0 minutes, an animal species will disappear. >> coming up at 8:00, one man's mission to save the planet's most endangered wildlife species. fox 5 morning news is just getting started. our big story is the aftermath of ida being felt up and count east coast. this is video from virginia where the state remains under a state of emergency. >> fortunate lyric it is all winding down in our area but
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there are still some concerns abouted intoing in some parts. >> there is a live look if alexandria. you know in many parts of alexandria, heavy rain always causes flooding. they are keeping a close watch on the weather system there. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. let's see what is happening outside at the moment with tony perkins. >> good morning. we'll keep our eyes on the possibility of flooding this morning. high tide occurring just a few moments ago in parts of the area during this time frame. we have a coastal flood advisory in effect for most of the area along the river banks and the like. we'll tell you more about that as well. let's take a look at the radar image. we'll show you where we are seeing rain this morning. a lot of it is just light rain an drizzle. you can see how it is pushing in as the nor'easter continues to churn up the coast bringing heavy amounts of rain to portions of southeastern
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virginia, the eastern shore and the like but again, right now across the washington area, mainly light rain. current conditions being reported at reagan national airport, we're at 51 degrees and this will be another day where we won't see a big change in temperature. 51 was the high for yesterday. relative humidity, 66%. it will be another breezy day today. here is your day planner for today. expect lots of clouds, periods of rain, in some spots a little heavy rain here and there. high temperature early in the day about 52 degrees, 53 degrees, something like that. more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. we also want to talk about what is happening out on the beltways. you want to avoid the inner loop of the beltway in falls church this morning. two lanes shut down between route 50 and i-66 because of a water main break. crews are working to fix the pipe that burst early yesterday. still problems with water gushing on to the beltway. no word as to what caused that
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pipe to burst. >> let's check in with julie to see how the rest of roads are looking. >> let's just clarify this a little bit. it is the right through lane and merge lane from 50 that is blocked. that leaves you three left lanes to get by. we don't want to have the same configuration that we had yesterday. it is the right through lane and the merge lane from 50 to merge on to the beltway to continue up towards 66. that is what is remaining closed at this time. thee lanes are available for your commute this morning. but we are hoping you heed the warning and get out early because it won't be an easy ride from springfield headed out to 66. the outer loop, had a crash on the beltway before connecticut avenue. left side of the rooted was blocked off there with a brief and abrubt delay trying to get past the scene. southbound 270 in good shape. 66 east of nutley street still at speed with no incidents to report. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-time traffic. the big story continues to be the weather. the nor'easter causing another dreary day across our area. >> sherry ly is on storm pat olympic and joining us from alexandria with the latest on that. i know in alexandria, they get a little nervous when the rain starts to come down. >> reporter: when you get all that rain and you get the storm systems that just come down through the potomac river and push that water up over the banks, that is a big concern. high tide this morning just passing as tony mentioned and that is what effect was watching and it looks like things are okay right now. we do have a little bit of localized flooding on some of the streets here where the potomac has come up over its bank a little bit but so far, they have escaped any widespreaded intoing. the wind pubbed the potomac river over its banks in alexandria yesterday. water pooled in the streets closing in low-lying roads to traffic. governor tim kaine has called a state of emergency, part of a nor'easter, the brunt of which
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is being felt along the coast. high wind and heavy rain pounded the atlantic coast n deale, maryland, all eyes or the storm surge combined with high tide coming up from the chesapeake bay. they've had tropical storm gusts throughout the day yesterday. the wind, the constant rain and chilly temperatures are really making life miserable there and, as the storm continues to batter the area, it is really a wait and see. >> we always watch the high tides and see when that is going to be and listen to which way the wind will be blowing or coming from. the more water in the bay, the more likely we are to get minor flooding around this area. >> reporter: here in alexandria, we talked to crews who have been south here monitoring the situation for the city all morning long. so far, it appears they have escaped any widespread problems this morning but they tell us what they are really watching is the high tide coming a little bit later on in the day. that second high tide they're
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saying could be a problem because of all the rain and water coming down from the potomac river and that will give it a chance to get down here. they are still going to be watching the system closely. live in alexandria, sherry ly, fox 5 news. back to you. >> thank you. the remnants of ida are being felt not just here but up and down the entire east coast. at least five people have been killed, streets have been flooded, schools forced to close. virginia, as we said, is under a state of emergency. ts is to free up resources to deal with the damage. if you would like more information on ida appear aftermath, you can go to our web site, myfoxdc.com. check out the max hd radar right there on our home page. you can send us your weather photos by clicking on the weather tab. the justice department took legal action to seize mosques across the country and a skyscraper in new york for possible ties to iran. the alavi foundation owns the
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building an rents them out. the justice department says it is under the control of the iranian government. the feds said once they seize the properties, the tenants can still use them. the accused fort hood shooter could face more charges. the u.s. army hand down 13 counts of murder intelligence major nidal hasan. but that could change for 14 because one of the victims was pregnant. if convicted, he faces the possibility of the deptd. mr. bell atlantic mobile phone is in arab what for one week where he is expected to talk about global business prospects. he will attend a summit in spring pore and tour shanghai and beijing. on his way to japan, the president stopped in alaska to refuel. he met with troops there
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promising a clear strategy if he decides to increase american forces in afghanistan. another attack near a u.s. base in afghanistan. up ne, we'll have the latest. he was perfectly healthy just last week and now this local teen has to use a walker to get around. could his condition be related to the swine flu vaccine in that story when we return. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each.
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making headlines at ten minutes after 5:00, afghan police say a suicide bomber attacked american vehicles near the combined joint task force phoenix just outside of kabul. at least six people are injured. they may include nato service members and civilian contract ours. the parents behind that balloon hoax will plead guilty. richa heene and his wife wrongfully reported that his son floated away. in a balloon. they could go to jail for about two months. new information about the effects of the swine flu here in the u.s. the cdc says of the
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roughly 4,000 people who have died from h1n1 since april, 540 of them are children. 4 # million people have been infected. about 9 # thousand have been hospitalized including 36,000 children. the cdc expects those numbers to grow. the numbers are higher than previously reported because the cdc changed the way it is evaluating cases. a healthy athletic 14-year- old from virginia suddenly comes down with an illness. his family believes it is connected to the swine flu vaccine. the cdc confirms it is investigating five cases of patients reportedly having guillain-barre syndrome after taking the swine flu shot. the good news is jordan should be walking again but it will take a couple of months of therapy first. there is controversy this morning involving the catholic church in the district and its opposition to the same-sex marriage bill. coming up next, we'll hear what
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the church is threatening to do if that bill passes. the aftermath of ida and the current conditions. coming up in just a fw minutes, getting updated information about what is going on out there as far as flooding is concerned and julie wright will tell us about the roads. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. ♪
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coted welcome back. the roads are wet out there but that is not the only problem we're dealing with. >> lets get an idea of what is happening out there in the world of weather. >> good morning, effect. it is light to moderate rainfall and not as much of the area is seeing rain as we saw yesterday across the region. bands of rain pushing through today. you can see this band coming through now. it is kind of coming from the east-northeast as that low pressure system off the coast
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continues to spin around and push this moisture onshore. because it is doing that, because we've seen quite awe bit of rain already over the last couple of days, we have a variety of flood watches and advisories in effect. i want to let you know. we'll go to the graphics. washington, d.c., certain other areas under a coastal flood watch for today. this is a flood watch that is inffect for charles county, calvert county, st. mary's county and king george county in virginia. however, just a short tie ago, the national weather service also issued a coastal flood warning for charles, calvert and st. mary's county. they are under a coastal flood warning and a floodwatch. we are under a coastal flood advisory here in our area. satellite-radar picture for the region, you can see this system is stuck here. we talked about the high pressure to the north. there is nothing to push this out of the way. we'll continue to get periods of rain. the heftiest wayne rain will be to the south and east of the district today.
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that is where we're having most of the problems. newport news, virginia saw nine inches of rain so far. they had a 72-mile per hour wind gust there so significant weather south and east of the washington area. we have some clearing out to the west but we're in the really going to get much of that in here until tomorrow. here is a look at the temperatures for right now. 50degrees now in the district. 51 in baltimore. 51 at dulles airport. fredericksburg, 47 degrees. owe someone city at 5 # degrees. the forecast for today. told you about the flood watch to the south and east. showers and rain continue. for a lot of us, it will be shower activity. to the south and east, more rain. it will be bands of it. not going to rain steadery -- steadily all day but periods of rain throughout the day. tomorrow, we get some relief. we start to dry out. slight chang of lingering showers in the morning. we get sun breaking out.
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mostly sunny with a mix of clouds and sun. monday, mostly sunny and 65. next chance of rain will be tuesday nigh that is what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with that. >> my mama wanted you to know that her kitchen floor is wet. >> i don't like to hear that. >> better wet than under water. we are one of the lucky ones. we saw pictures from her friends, the water is up to their windows so a good three to four feet of water. on the beltway, no wet pavement for you rght now. it looks pretty good traveling around towards connecticut avenue. once you hit connecticut avenue, that is where we have the problem. we have the left side of the roadblocked off there because of a crash. right now, very little delay as you travel out of silver spring. that means you will run up on this at speed. 395 crossing the 14th street bridge, still in good shape here but it is the water main
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breakup inner loop of the beltway at 50. ongoing repaars to that water main break mean the right side of the road will be blocked. three left lanes will be available for you headed up towards tyson's. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. a new twist in the debate over same-sex marriage in the district as d.c. council is expected to pass the same-sex marija bill but it does face opposition from a number of groups. the archdioce of washington is now threatening to stop social service programs if the bill goes through, programs that deal with the homeless, adoption, and foster care could all be affect. the archdioce says it would be forced to stop providing services because the law goes against its beliefs. >> to be catholic is far beyond that. it is every part of our faith. it permeates in our office life, in our employment benefits, our adoption services, our foster care services. >> it signals to me a little bit of desperation because they oppose it. that is their right to oppose this. but they are coming out of the left field to try to figure out
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how they can up the ante. >> under the bilk religious organizations would not have to authorize same-sex marriage or provide religious counseling but they would have to obey city laws which prohibit the discrimination against gays and lesbians. are you looking to shed a few pounds? how about feasting on some pizza? >> that sounds like something i'm going to look for. a new diet plan that may have some nutritionists cringing but one man says it works. >> one full day of nutrition right here. >> i was really surprised especially after the first 0- day period at the results. not just the weight loss but the cholesterol resus. si ge
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pizza is often considered to be a quick fix junk food from kids parties to college dorm life. would you believe you can actually lose weight and stay fit by eating nothing but
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pizza. >> one fellow says he did it. fox's kelly ring shows us how. >> matt mcclellan wasn't exactly an overweight dough boy despite serving up pizza for a living. >> spinach, tomato, mushrooms. >> reporter: but awe fire burned inside him, hotter than his pizza shop oven. >> i'm going to prove to america that pizza is healthy. >> reporter: matt committed to eating nothing but peats actual he started after getting scorned at the gym for offering free samples to promote his pizza shopwere mad. they can't believe that i would bring pizza to a gym. they thought that was the most evil thing they've seen. >> reporter: that inspied the 0- day pizza only meal plan. >> one full day of nutrition here. >> reporter: new trying packed with 2500 calories. >> you have protein, carbs and fat. >> reporter: matt assembled a
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diet and nutrition team for watch over him for safety. he rue len toonly had his blood checked. i was surprised after the first 0-day period at the results, not the just the weight loss but at the cholesterol results. >> reporter: matt raised his good cholesterol and lowered the bad and says he dropped 25 pounds. >> i lowered my cholesterol 8 # points. i lowered my blood pressure. i lost 10% body fat. >> reporter: he also boosted his workouts to 60 minutes a day every day, one day cardio, the next working with weights. matt had an almost zen-like focus. it is mind control, commitment to yourself and it is execution, following through with your plans and dreams. >> reporter: as for the pizza meal plan, matt says he worked up his blueprint with the precision of an architect carefully choosing the toppings and timing of his eating. >> first slice was usually about 9:00 in the morning.
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and my last slice was about 9:00 at night. >> reporter: he would start with plain cheese, two slices of chicken and meat at midday. broccoli chicken at 2:00. barbecued chicken at 6:00. a veggie slice at 7:00 and wrap up with tomato mozzarella at 9:00. >> it was a 12-hour process for saturday slices so about two and a half hours per slice. >> reporter: the american dietetic association's complete fooand nutrition guide dismisses eating one food only diets. it says they flat out don't work in keeping weight off. >> this is the one i ate the most of. that is the margarita. >> reporter: but matt's goal is just to deliver a strong message from atop the pizza pulpit. >> i've preached and i've preached about balance and nutrition and portion control. >> reporter: that may have won
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him some converts. matt says he is no longer shooed away. >> i think the key had would be the exercise. >> the pizza is great. he was exercising. >> and extra business for his pizza business. our big sty here, the wet weather out there. there are concerns about flooding. sherry ly is following that story. >> reporter: the good news is waters have receded here in alexandria for now but more trouble could be on the way. we'll have the latest for you coming up. so now, i'm claritin clear! claritin is the clear choice because it works great on all my allergies whether it's dust, mold, pollen, or pets and it won't make me drowsy, cause i want to be alert when i'm working with animals. for me claritin works so well sometimes i even forget i have allergies which helps me focus on what's important. is she going to be okay? yeah. she looks good. in my life, i only live claritin clear. indoors and out.
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welcome back. ida may be out of here but it is leaving behind some flooding in some areas, especially over in the alexandria area where they always get concerned because of its proximity to the river there. sherry ly is on that story for us an will check in in just a few minutes. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm he steve chenevey. tony perkins is here with a look at what is happening now. we just thought it was going to move off faster than it did? >> once we knew the remnants were coming, we forecast rain for thursday, friday into early saturday so no, it is doing what we thought it would do. little just sitting there and it is going to gradually kind of drift off to the east and move out of re. >> it seemed like it moved so fast up north and then it hit a lull.
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>> it hit high pressure. high pressure to our north is helping to suppress, keep it down to the south. >> we just showed that live shot from alexandria. didn't high tide just come through? >> it came through at 5:00 a.m. it comes through at 5:26 and tomorrow morning at 5:54. the tide information is different for different locations. i mentioned earlier, annapolis, 2:27 this afternoon. there are a lot of areas to keep watch on this throughout the course of the day today and into tomorrow as well. we are under a coastal flood advisory. i want to start with hd radar. this morning, it is bands of rain as opposed to the constant rain we saw yesterday as the system does begin to drift o the east but still it is throwing back these bands of rain and it will continue to do that through the course of the day today. right now, some of us are seeing light to moderate rainfall and that is about it. take a look at the broader picture. you will see the whole system
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there and you can see what steve was talking about, just kind of sitting there. again, gradually, it will push off to the east. there is a frontal system off to the west which will help to push it out of here but it is going to be a slow process. current temperatures at the area airports, 50 degrees at reagan national. 51 at dulles. 51 at bwi marshall. your forecast for today, periods of showers and rain continue. it will be cool. it will be breezy. winds out of the north, 15 to 0 miles per hour. maybe gusting up to 0 miles per hour here and there. 5 # degrees for your high. more details on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. let's check in with julie wright and find out what is happening out on the roads where at least they're dry. >> yeah, some some places. our big story, the inner loop of the beltway at route 50 arlington boulevard. we had the 10-un. water main break which occurred yesterday. crews have been working to repair the water main and are hoping to have everything opened by lunchtime today. that means it will be the right
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lane closed off throughout the morning commute. much like yesterday, we are anticipating a slow go leaving the springfield area headed up towards tice ondz. plan on leaving early. give yourself some extra time out there on the roads. traveling the top stretch of the beltway, we had the crash before connecticut avenue along the left side of the road. still an easy ride across the 14th street bridge with no incidents to repor that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. the weather is our big story this morning. all that rain, wind and cold is being felt across the area as the nor'easter makes its way up the east coast. >> let's check in with sherry ly with more on what is happening there. >> here in alexandria, they have gotten a temporary reprieve this morning from the rain and from the flooding. they still have some high water, as you can see, in some of the areas here as water has come up from the potomac. they have been watching the
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high tides but it appears they have escaped the worst for now. touring the last few days, the torrential rains have pounded the area slowing the rivers and creeks in alexandria. the storm driven waters from the potomac have flooded low- lying streets closing them off to traffic. but overall, there has not been any widespread damage. the currents do remain about the water upstream in the potomac making its way down here with the next high tide being closely watched. the coastal areas are really feeling the brunt of this nor'easter, the heavy wind and rain. they are pounding towns along the beaches and the chesapeake bay in places like deale, maryland. they are keeping an eye on the bay, wary of any possible flooding. all this wind, rain and chilly temperatures are really a perfect storm for what is going to be a miserable weekend. >> from what i see, i'm hoping for the best and hope it turns out to be just a small high
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tide. that's all. >> as can you see here again, we have escaped any difficulties or trouble from the high tide this morning. and again, they are keeping an eye on everything upstream because this coastal system has really pounded the entire eastern seaboard here up to new jersey with just a lot of rain and so, ait makes its way down the river, there is still the possibility of more flooding along the coastal areas as well as here in alexandria. sherry ly, fox 5 news. back to you. >> thank you. the justice department wants to seize four mosques, land and a skyscraper possibly linked to terrorism. at lavi foundation owns the properties and authorities say it has long been suspected as a front for iran's government. feds insist none of the tenants in any of the buildings are accused of doing wrongdoing. they can stay in the properties while the feds take control. land in virginia may also be seized. the man accused of the fort
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hood shootings stands officially charged now with 13 counts of murder. that could change because one of the victim was pregnant. if convicted, he is eligible for the death penalty. three people are recovering after a knife attack along embassy row. the secret service says a man taxed three employees at the togo embassy. they all had minor cuts. they are expected to be okay. the man entered the embassy of togo, an african nation, and asked how it return to his home country a spokesman said he became agitated at some point, pulled out a knife and went after employees. he is now charged with aggravated assault. new this morning, vp candidate and alaska governor sarah palin has a sit-down with oprah. we'll let you here a little snippet of that which the. it is only play money but it is helping teach these children some very real lessons. in about 10 minutes, we'll tell you about a new push to teach children about finances.
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president obama is scheduled to deliver a speech from thoak i don't. the president at the airport for the start of his four- nation asian tour. it is his first visit to the region as president. he will attend a summit in
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singapore, shure shanghai and beijing to discuss trade, security and climate change and meet with leaders in south korea. he stopped in alaska to refuel and he met with troops promising a clear strategy and mission if he decides to inreese forces in afghanistan. sarah palin's book hits stores next week. the former vice presidential candidate and governor of alaska is already hitting the road to promote t her first stop, the oprah winfrey show. in an interview that airs on oprah on monday, the talk queen asked whether levi johnston is come for thanksgiving dinner. >> he is a part of the family and we want to bring him in the fold and under your wing. he needs that too. i think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child. and this can all work out for good. it really can. we don't have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama all the time. >> and by the way, oprah also asked sarah palin about pal union's interview with katie couric. palin called that inteiew
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bad. her book officially comes out tuesday. there is a valuable lesson going on in some local classrooms. >> business expenses, personal expenses and your savings. >> it is a real bank actually and then we handle money and checks and things like that. >> coming up next, it is never too early for children to learn the value of a buck and that lesson could soon be a requirement. we'll plain. we'll check your friday morning commute and your weekend forecast. you are watching fox 5 morning news on this friday morning. iis 5:42. ♪
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old el paso. hard n soft tacos. true genius. mexican style. welcome back. tony, rking overtime this morning, aren't you? >> yes, we've got a lot going on over there, tucker barnes and i, staying on top of it. let's get right to it. we'll start with hd radar to tell you where we are seeing rain this morning. it is not as widespread. mainly bands of rain coming through associated with the remnants of ida. ida has transformed herself into an old-fashioned nor'easter and pushing in this rain. we're used to the rain coming in from the west or maybe the southwest. but what we are seeing it do is come in from the east-northeast this morning. we have a band of rain just to the east of the district
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through temple hills, dale city. fredericksburg get something rain showers as well. in baltimore, columbia, not raining. probably some mist there but not raining. cambridge, not raining but they saw some rain just a short time ago. this will continue to develop during the course of the day today. let's take a look at the big picture. satellite-radar, show you what the storm system looks like. let's go this way because you get a better view of what is happening. the area of low pressure remains off the coast just kind of stuck there bringing these rain showers and you get that circulation into the eastern u.s. an pushing waters onshore. that is why there are coastal flood advisories, coastal flood warnings in effect for portions of the area. coastal flood warning includes calvert, charles and s.a.t. mary's county at this hour. we don't have the wind advisories that we had ysteay but still breezy conditions across the region. here is what is happening. this low pressure system kind of stuck there. it is blocked by this high pressure system to the north. this has kept things dry across
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porks of new england and it is sup ring the low. gradually, that low will be drifting off to the east. we are starting to see that begin. that is what is going to get that rain out of here. an additional front will come through and help to push it out. current temperatures, we are in the 40s and 50s. here in d.c., it is 50 degrees at this hour. 48 out at dulles. annapolis, 51 degrees. you are included in that coastal flood advisory. 51degrees in baltimore. the forecast for today, told you about the floodwatch to the south and east. rain continues. it will be periods of rain, not a steady rain all day long. best chance of heavy rain is south and east of the district. cool, breezy, winds out of the north 15 to 5 miles per hour. high only about 53 degrees. here is your five-day forecast. improving conditions tomorrow. maybe some early rain. sunday, a good day. sunshine, 70, a mix of clouds and sun but mostly sunny. monday looks good as well. that is what is happening with the weather. let's get to julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> busy ride height rite now no those traveling in virginia.
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inner loop of the beltway as you approach route 50 arlington boulevard. again today, they are working on the 10-un. water main break which occurred yesterday at route 50. you will fine the right side of the road remains closed. if you are traveling the uner loop. beltway from annandale head up towards merrifield, this will be your drive and it is already a slow go as you continue north of 236 trying to work your way up to arlington boulevard. we encourage you to leave early this morning and pack the patience. v-d.o.t. says they hope to have the road reopened by noon but right now it is the right through lane and right transition lane that remain closed at this time. if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway, delays are worming headed around towards connecticut avenue. that is where we've had two separate accidents. one along the left side of the road, the other along the right. that is causing a delay from colesville road headed around towards connecticut avenue. activity on both sides of the road. already a slow start to your commute out of silver spring.
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that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. we do have one school delay we want to pass along to yu. that is down in st. mary's county where they are experiencing a two-hour delay. it is weather-related. we'll try for find out what is happening but we know there is quite a bit of water down there. a two-hour delay for school kids in st. mary's county schools. school is supposed to help prepare studes for real life and with so many people out there having trouble with debt, there is a push to add financial education as a graduation requirement. fox 5 money reporter melanie alnwick shows us some ocal schools already teaching children the value of money. >> reporter: he is a lively lesson in kevin murley's classroom. >> competition is tough, my man. the competition is tough. >> reporter: students are creating mock products. >> look what i just bought, an iphone for kids. >> reporter: they'll learn
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about the basics of running a business. >> planned business expenses, personal expenses and your savings for the week. >> reporter: they're also learning a strong financial foundation. >> it will keep people from uncorrectly spending money. it will also help people not go into debt. >> it is better to invest your money for later use because it will help new the long run. >> reporter: in addition to the entrepreneurship and business academy, blair students also run their own credit union. >> it is a real bank actually and we handle money and checks and things like that. >> reporter: maryland comptroller peter franchot is pushing to get classes like these in every maryland school and to make financial literacy a graduation requirement. >> a lot of your peer studes, they're basically clueless about finance. and i think the concept is that we want to give everybody a chance to get serious. >> reporter: after america's financial freefall, there is a bill in congress to provide
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$250 million to expand financial education from kindergarten through college. the american association of family and consumer sciences is working to develop the program that will certify financial education teachers. >> if it is taught in the school, we're more confident that it will be done and done well. >> reporter: montgomery blair high school could seb as a model for the state of maryland. >> life happens. life happens. >> reporter: it looks like a game but, if all goes well, in the end, everyone wins. financial literacy is currently a requirement in three maryland counties. the comptroller hopes to fuse legislation in january to cover the rest of the state. >> thank you. the redskins in desperate search of a win on sunday as they face an old friend. >> they will rely on a change of pace in the backfield. at least they hope so. we'll plain that as sports
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dave ross here with your sports breakfast o sunday, the denver broncos come to fedex field. when they show up, they will bring with them chap p bailey, a one-time redskin who was once treaded for clinton portis. portis is out with a concussion. that means lidell betts will get his first start since 2006 assuming betts is able to play. he is nursing a bad ankle of his own. jim zorn said he should bgood for go come sunday and santana moss is cool with that. >> he is one of those guys when you see him in practice, he is always flying around, do he what has to do. he is never very vocal when it comes to -- if he don't even want to do it, you never know because he goes out there and does it well. when he gets his chance, you don't want to -- you know what
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he can do. but when lidell gets in you know there won't be a let-up. >> atlanta head coach mike smith has been fined $15,000 for his role in last sunday's altercation between the two teams. this arrested cog to multiple sources. according to them, deangelo hall of the redskins didn't even get fined. the league fined laron landry $7,500. alberg haynesworth, 5 grand. sometimes when you're looking for something, you may want to stop what you're looking for because by not looking any further, you might find what you want. it is official. jim riggleman is the new official manager of the nationals he replaced the fired manny acta in july. the nats did finish with the worst record in awful baseball. >> you got to be pay shouldn't.
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but the problem with saying that too much is the fans get tired of hearing it. there is a lot of ball clubs throughout the country that have spent many, many years without a post-season appearance. they don't want to hear that word patience too often. >> his door is always open. he talked to us every game and he was really interactive and he didn't sugarcoat anything. he told us this is what we had to do to win. it showed a little bit. or the wizards had a new point guard. his name is earl boykins. he is 5'5". he is a 10-year vet and he gives the wizards some stability at the point guard position utah biggest thing i think i can bring is knowledge. it doesn't matter how much taalment you have. with a left young guys, they have talent. hopefully, you can provide some leadership and give them some
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direction out there on the course and help them with basketball. >> i will see you once again bright and early monday morning when steve and i review the skins and broncos and hopefully, it will be a happy review for one tony perkins. one can hope. straight aheadat 6:00, we are checking your fright morning commute and your wet forecast. >> fox 5 morning news will be right back. ♪
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