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estates in charlottesville that. live conversation coming up in our 8:00 hour. plenty ahead, weather, traffic, all your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. we made it to tuesday morning. it is october 4th, 2011. there is your tower cam this morning at 5:00 a.m. glad you are with us this morning. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm mar even umeh. let's get a check of your weather. things certainly improving from yesterday. >> we will see gradual improvements for the rest of this week and eventually later on this week, we are going to have warmer temperatures today. but warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. today is the day of transition but it is not going to be a bad day. let's take a look at what is going on out there, folks. we'll start with the current conditions being reported out at reagan national airport. cool start. our high yesterday was 53
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degrees so we are on the right track at a current temperature the 52. relative humidity, 86%. winds are calm and will pick up during the course of the day. 5 # in annapolis. 46 in gaithersburg. 48 at dulles airport. baltimore is at 47 degrees and in fredericksburg, it is 52 degrees. -- 53 in annapolis. maybe a couple of sprinkles out there this morning. that rain will dissipate as the morning progresses. once we get through the morning hours, we are no longer expecting any precipitation. a couple of light sprinkles here or there during the early- morning hours. the forecast looks like this. mostly cloudy this morning but becoming partly sunny and warmer. looking for a high in the mid- 60s, mid- to upper 60s and our within will pick up out of the northwest 10 to 15 miles per hour maybe gusting up to 25 miles per hour by this afternoon. we'll talk a little bit more about that coming up in a little bit. really, not a bad day.
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>> not at all. thank you. let's got a check of our traffic with julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you both and so far, so good. no incidents to report -- i should say i apologize, steve chenevey, i didn't see you there for a second. no incidents to report as you continue around from college park working your way past university boulevard. along 66, no incidents to report here leaving manassas. overnight roadwork that was set up between nutley street and the beltway has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our big story this morning, the accused underwear bomber due in court. >> jury selection begins today in the trial of the man accused of trying to destroy a passenger jet on christmas day 2009. stacy cohan is live in the introduce respect with more details. >> reporter: it is one of the most high profile terrorism cases in the united states since the attacks of september 11th. the so-called underwear bomber
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will have his day in court now. the 24-year-old nigerian is facing multiple charges in connection with the failed 2009 christmas day bomb plot. he hid chemicals under his clothing in hopes of blowing up the flight. the u.s. attorney's office ised a to have a -- is said to have a mountain of evidence. a wayne university law professor says a federal judge is going to have to work to keep this a fair trial. >> he should be able to control the defendant and keep him from poisoning the jury. he already made at least one initial effort when he shouted out that osama bin laden was alive. that will be our first indicator as to how this trial is going to go. >> reporter: he has pled not guilty to the charges. he is acting as hi own lawyer but an attorney has been appointed to assist him. back to you.
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>> you t. the massachusetts man accused of plotting a terror attack on the pentagon and plus capitol has pleaded not guilty. rezwan ferdaus was arrested after undercover federal agents delivered materials including grenades and machine guns which they claim he ordered. amanda knox is heading home today. an italian appeals court cleared the 24-year-old of the murder and sexual assault of her british roommate back in 2007. the jury agreed with her lawyers that the dna evidence was tainted. knox broke down in tears as the verdict was read. she is expected to fly home to seattle this morning. a college student from gaithersburg is charged with drunk driving and killing a class might in vermont. derek seber and in court monday. ?ris police say on saturday night he was at a party with dozens of students from norwich
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university. they say seber left the party with 18-year-old renee robbins of michigan. while he was driving home, seber's car crash need atree and robbins was killed. police say seber left the crash scene but was later arrested. making headlines this morning, the hunt for two armed men who held up a restaurant in maryland. the masked men hid hitt a friendly's in glen burnie around 9:00 sunday night. they robbed customers and took money from the register. one of the customers that resists was stabbed but is expected to survive. another got hit in the head. detectives want to talk to some witness whose left the restaurant before officers arrived. police searching for a gunman who shot a social security worker near the agency's headquarters in baltimore county near the woodlawn area. worker was on a lunch break when someone shot him. he was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. the social security administration building was put on lock down for several hours
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after the shooting. after a year-long investigation, health authorities determined the number. cancer cases reported near fort detrick was not any higher than the rest of the country. but there was at least a 20% spike in lymphomas compared to the rest of the state. health department officials say they will continue to monitor the area around fort detrick for the foreseeable future to see if more cancer cases appear. testimony continues today in the michael jackson manslaughter trial. up next, some interesting witnesses could take the stand today. we'll have those details coming up. a fiery scene at a chemical plant. details of what sparked the thick smoke and massive flames. stay with us. q
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the powerful formula in rid-x has enzymes to immediately break down waste and bacteria that work continuously to reduce tank build-up. use rid-x once a month and help save yourself from disaster. firefighters battled a massive chemical fire in texas. blaze was sparked as workers mixed chemicals at the plant just south of de balaguer last. huge plumes of black smoke and bright orange flames shot into the sky. the fast-moving fire overwhelmed a sprinkler system and consumed a fire truck but no injuries were reported. the latest now on the trial
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of name's doctor conrad murray is accused of administering a dose of the -- a lethal dose of the anesthetic. two doctors testified that dr. murray never told them that he administered propofol or when jackson had been medicated or stopped breathing. you can follow the trial with the new smart phone app called the michael jackson doctor trial. it streams live video from the courtroom and provides expert analysis and commentary. for more information, check out myfoxdc.com. president barack obama heading to talk about his jobs bill. he will urge congress to take up the bill. he wants the jobs bill approved by the end of the month and
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wants to sign it into law. republicans are objecting to some parts of the bill. the president says he wants to hear specifics. the white house christmas tree, can you believe it in we'll get new the holiday spirit a little early. coming up, we've got the latest on today's forecast. i think you'll like t i especially think you'll like the five-day forecast and julie wright is here. she will tell us how the road conditions are this morning. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. ur
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still dark, still chilly but that is both going to change a little bit later on this morning. engineers back on the job at the washington monument rappeling down the side continuing to look if that earthquake damage. high winds and rain had forced them to take the weekend off
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but they got back to the job yesterday. not the first time the weather caused problem. on friday, a gust of wind blew one year about 30 feet away from the montana. officials changed the procedures to prevent that from happening again. the white house already prepare for the holidays and this morning we know this year's christmas tree is coming from wisconsin. officials from the executive mansion strolled a tree farm yesterday and chose and 18-foot balsam fir. it will be moved to d.c. at the end of november and presented to the first lady the day after thanksgiving. >> it is getting to that time. >> the holidays already. it seem like all of that come so soon. >> they've got to plan that. >> we'll give it a couple of weeks. >> certainly not feeling like christmas yet and we are glad for that. this warm-up was needed. >> we will see the warm-up beginning today and for the rest of the week, thicks will look very good. a high temperature only in the
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50s today. -- things will look very good. for the second day in a row at reagan national, we got to 53 degrees at reagan national and that once again tied the record for the record low high temperature for the day. 53degrees. that is a record low high temperature tied the record at reagan national. dulles, only 51 degrees for your high. bwi marshall made it up to 56 degrees. here is a look at the current temperatures around the region. 46degrees in gaithersburg. 47 in baltimore. dulles airport is 46 but we've got more temperatures in the 50s. this morning, 52 in annapolis, 52 in washington. 52 in quantico and in fredericksburg, virginia. here is a look at the satellite- radar. this is going to be changing during the course of the day as well. see that area of low pressure? that is slowly exiting the northeast united states and as it does, it will pull the clouds and any chance of precipitation with it.
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but still, with the winds wrapping around, it we still have a chance of resip particularly out to the west during these morning hours but then that pulls out and this chance of precipitation decreases noticeably through the day today. another thing that will happen is those winds coming through will pick up and we could see some windy conditions during the course of the afternoon. maybe winds gusting up to 20, 25 miles per hour, something like that. let's talk a little bit about the tropics. this is tropical storm phillipe. ophelia is out of here, no more concerns about that the we really don't have concerns about phillipe. it is a firestorm with maximum sustained winds of 55 miles per hour. it is moving to the west and it is praft to become a category one hurricane. most of the models take it well out to sea. out into the mid-atlantic where it will pose no threat to land. forecast for today and the next five days, for today, morning clouds, afternoon sun, windy conditions. we are looking for a high today
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of about 67 degrees. not bad. check out the rest of the week into the weekend. sunny skies and highs in the 70s ranging from the low 70s to the mid-70s by the weekend. that will be very, very nice. that is a look at what's happening with the weather. now, l -- go to julie wright and find out what is happening on the roads. >> i was starting to work on my christmas list. i want to make sure you come up with everything because last year, it was a little short. >> i thought you were talking about our gifts. >> isn't working with me a gift every day. d.c. general a surprise if nothing else. traveling northbound on i-59 out of woodbridge, both the express lanes and the main line, traffic behaving nicely. no problems to report on 395 leaving the beltway for the 14th street bridge. here we go, overnight construction cleared out on 66. lanes are open coming in for
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fair oaks headed eastbound towards 123. still an easy commute on the beltway traveling between annandale and merrifield. and then southbound 270 in good shape leaving rockville headed for the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the new of the recruits on the d.c. police force began their first day at the academy. mayor vincent gray and police chief kathy lanier welcomed 359 new recruits. the training will last 28 weeks. it comess athe city is seeing a 15% reduction in murders from the previous year. >> this is our third year with dramatic reductions in homicides. we've focused the whole department on very specific things that we thought were driving homicides and it's working. >> the department aims to have 3900 officers by this time next year. right now, there are about 3800 officers. there is a warning for virginia home owners this morning. thieves could be targeting homes to steal copper pipes. it is valuable as a scrap mettle. if the pipe is cut clean, it k.
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be used at other construction sites. will thomas reports. >> people are struggling, people losing their homes and people are actually starving. >> reporter: you think it is a sign of the times in. >> yes, most definitely. >> reporter: this huge home is one of 27 hit since june all across prince william county. it was being renovated and this is what thieves are after, copper piping. >> the suspects are entering through a rear door or rear window forcing it open, either prying it or breaking out the window. >> reporter: copper crooks are preying on empty homes or ones that are being renovated where construction crews are coming or going. james arndt is aanother recent victim. >> i know these are rough times but people shouldn't have to steal. >> reporter: thieves ripped off every ounce of copper they could find at his dale city home while it was under construction. >> less than $500 worth of
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copper and they probably cost maybe $10,000 in damages. >> reporter: thieves struck here just last weekend. >> it is horrible that the economy is that hard that people have to steal things from houses that are being refinished. >> reporter: will thomas, fox 5 news. what the thieves either don't know or don't care about is the potential for disaster. if they remove pipes that carry natural gas and that gas leaks into the home, it could cause an explosion. the thieves avoid notice because they target homes where construction crews are already working. up next, details of what a bust unveiled. >> this may look like the bank in your neighborhood. but this is a high school. i'll show you what is going on here coming up. 
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apple's new iphone 5 will debut today. rumors have been swirling for months about the gadget's features and new upgrades. we'll find out more later this affect. insiders say the new model may have a bigger screen, more memory and enhanced voice features. today's event will be the first time that apple founder steve jobs will not be present for a product unveiling. he resigned as ceo in august because of poor health.
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the grand opening after i bank usually not the kind of thing that makes the news but one bank has hired some rather unique employees. we are talking high school students. >> that will get you some headlines. bank even sent them away to school to learn the job and financial literacy. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: money, these high school kids aren't just spending it. they are learning how to manage it. this capital one bank branch just opened inside parkdale high school in prince george's county. ten student bankers made it through a grueling process to become tellers. >> we had to go through two interviews and write cover letters, resumes an if a lot of people, it was their first time. >> reporter: they went to corporate training, even scooted to have college for a few days. >> it was life changing. not one specific thing that changed, it was everything overall. , the way we carry ourselves and speak and the way we present ourselves. pretty much everything went from being a high school
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student to trying to be a professional person. >> now, their cut miles an hours are the fellow students. >> it is actually easier because you already know most of your customers. they trust you with their money already. >> reporter: the kids will get the same hourly wage as any entry level capital one teller and they say they will save more of their money rather than spend it because of what they've learned here. >> before i got this, i wrote out a financial plan which helped me save my money knowing it was written. >> capital one has seen the program change lives in other high schools. john ritter remembers one student in particular. >> this student banker used a thousand dollars that he saved up during this program and he went home to his home country of ghana and he bought a plot of land for his hometown. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: the students say they will all be bankers.
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>> the field of broadcasting. >> you want to take my job. >> yeah. >> reporter: whatever they do, they'll be ready. you can count on it. >> great experience. are you still planning to try to plan out your dinner menu for tonight? why not add some seafood to the list. detail of an effort to help the region's seafood industry. >> fits, your top stories plus weather and traffic. stay with us. back right after this. sou
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. things are just about stirring. people getting moving this tuesday morning. thank you for being with us. >> tony is back with us with a look a forecast j sounded like you were going to go into the christmas poem, people are stirring. >> nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. >> holidays on the mind. it got me thinking. not going to feel anything like christmas. we'll get milder conditions and warmer conditions for the latter part of the week. let's show you what is happening right now. yesterday's high temperature was 53 degrees. right now, it is 52 degrees. so we're near yesterday's high. we will do better than that. not i abad day. we'll see highs in the 60s today. current relative humidity is at
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83% and our wind are now out of the west at three miles per hour. temperatures across the region, there are still some 40s out there, still cool. this off to the west. off to the east, it is primarily 60. 46 in dulles and winchester. i can't even read the city there. it is in the 40s. then we have he got temperatures in the 50s here and to the east and to the south and east. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite. there are a couple of sprinkles out to our west, not much though. that is all dissipating and wrapping up. that area of low pressure that you see to the north pulling away from the coast, slowly but surely and as it does, it will take with it the clouds. so morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. your day planner for today, a couple of sprinkles this morning primarily out to the west and north. mild conditions today. afternoon sunshine, highs today into the mid and even upper 60s for parts of the viewing area. i should mention going to be fairly windy as the winds will
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pick up during the course of the day today. windy and warmer. >> check in with julie with a look at traffic. >> things are heating up literally on the roads this morning. traveling northbound i-95 approaching 175, we are now receiving word of a car fire here on the northbound side of the highway tying up right side of the road. so again, headed northbound up towards bwi and beyond. heads up at 175 for the car fire. you will want to move to the left to get by. leap are open. no incidents to report coming south along 270. easy trip for you guys out of rockville headed towards the split. no problems to report as you continue northbound i-59 leaving the prince william parkway in both the express and the main lines. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. amanda knox has left an italian prison. she was aquitted of murder and a sexual assault charge by an italian appeals court yesterday.
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she gave an emotional appeal to the verdict ahead of the verdict and thanked the italians who experted her throughout the your-year ordeal. she was aquitted after the jury agreed that the dna evidence is flawed. college student from gaithersburg now charged with drunk driving and killing a classmate in vermont. derek seber and in court monday. police said on saturday night, seber was at a party with dozens ever student from norwich university. they say he left the party with 18-year-old renee robbins from michigan. while he was driving hope, his car crashed into a tree and robbins was killed. police say seen he left the crash scene but was later arrested. the man excused of trying to destroy an airplane on christmas day heads to court nearly two years later. >> jury selection begins today in the underwear bomber trial. stacy cohan is live in the newsroom with more details. >> the 24-year-old self- proclaimed al-qaeda operative has fired his lawyers and will be representing himself in what
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is a high profile federal progression taking place today in detroit. he is accused of hiding chemicals under his throwing with the hopes of blowing up northwest airlines flight 253 on christmas day, 2009. the chemical bomb failed after some quick thinking passengers were asofted by crew member when they saw the suspect in flames. >> i saw the smoke coming out of his clothes owe i yelled fire, fire and he had his hand like it was moving something, doing something so i yelled, he is a terrorist. >> he suffered extensive burns to the groin thigh and hands. he faces up to life in prison. back to you. the massachusetts man accused of plotting a terror attack on the pentagon and u.s. capitol has pleaded not guilty. 26-year-old rezwan ferdaus was
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arrested last week. prosecutors say he planned to fly remote controlled planes packed with explosives into the buildings. a bail hearing for ferdaus is now delayed for weeks. his lawyer wants more time to prepare. ferdaus was arrested after undercover federal agents delivered materials including again adds, machine guns and explosives. after a year-long investigation, authorities discovered that the number of cancer cases near fort detrick was not any higher than of the rest of the country but there was at least a 20% spike in lymphomas compared to the rest of the state. >> we did not see a difference even in lymphoma with the rest of frederick county. what we did see was lymphoma in that area and probably by extension in the rest of the county as welcome pared with maryland as a whole.
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>> health department officials say they will continue to monitor the area for the foreseeable future to see if more cancer cases appear. emergency legislation in the d.c. council up next. details of efforts to clean up some ethics problems in the council. >> a check of the markets shows the selloff continuing on wall street. nasdaq down almost 80. japan nikkei off nearly 09 points as signs that europe's debt problems are not getting any better. greece announced yesterday it would not meet its deficit cutting targets. ur
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thousands arrested in syria as troops detained over 3,000 people in one town that was retain by the syrian army after five days of intense clashes. later today, the united nations could vote on more sanctions against syria. and it may be entering a new phase. dissidents getting organized, forming their own free syria army. the d.c. council is set to consider emergency ethics legislation. at-large councilmember vincent gray is introducing a bill today that would set i'm task force to examine the council's ethics guidelines. it is not cheer how much support there will be for a task force. this is just the latest ethics proposal since several metroplex members were
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criticized for ethical lapses. fannie mae facing accusation of robosigning and government foreclosure practices. the company knew that they routinely filed false affidavits in 2003 and did nothing to stop it. fannie officials say they became aware of the problem in 2005 and hired a law firm to look into t they say they told a government official about the finding in 2006 but that official says he does not recall the conversation. are you still trying to plan out your dinner menu for tonight? why not add seafood to the list. detail of an effort to help the region's seafood industry. >> checking your weather and traffic. stay with us. 
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>> a good day to do that. much nicer than it has been in a lot of days here. >> going to be a nice day today. temperatures in the upper 60s. the mid- to upper 60s is what i should say. >> anything is better than the 40s we've had. let's start with the current temperatures around the region. there is a day vieding lineen we are seeing some temperatures in the 40s up to the north appear west. temperatures in the 50s to the south an east and really the dividing line is washington, 52 degrees in the district. 52 in annapolis. baltimore is at 47 degrees. take a look at the satellite- radar. pardon me, guys. we've got some clouds this morning but we'll see a very nice sunrise during the 7:00 hour. not going to be bad today. couple of showers well out to the west. those showers are dissipating as we speak and whereas we've had a good amount of rain every
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day for the last couple of days, no rainfall today aside from the very early morning showers out to the west. they are pulling away as that area of low pressure continues to pull away. here is a look at the surface map and the jet stream. the jet stream really pushing off to the north and west allowing us to get some warmer air in here and high pressure which is going to keep us calm for the next several days. the cool air is going to be trapped as you can see in new england. they will continue to have another very cool day but we will start a warming trend. here is the forecast for today. mostly cloudy this morning but a fine sunrise this morning. i think it will be pretty with the clouds out there mixed in. becoming partly sunny, maybe other than mostly sunny by the latter part of the day. a little bit windy. winds could gust up to 25 miles per hour, 67-degree for the high. for tonight, becoming mostly clear. another cool night, lows in the
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50s. five-day forecast, check it out. 60s today. 73 tomorrow. 71 thursday. 70 on friday. 76 on saturday and the most dominant feature there, sunshine each. those days. that is going to be a very nice -- you know what? we deserve it. we've had a month of runny, cloudy conditions and so we get some nice weather for a change. let's embrace it. >> absolutely. julie wright with a look at your traffic. you said things are picking up on the roads there last segment. they still are, i'm imagining. >> you are right. things are starting to slow around town. we have a such problems out there on the road. we'll say good morning to crew in sky fox above i-95 near 175. if you are here just after the exit for 175, it looks like they have most of the activity confined to the shoulder. as you travel northbound headed up towards bwi, all lanes open working your way up past the
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exit for 175 and continuing up towards 695. northbound 295 before the 11th street bridge around howard road, we have accident activity. left side of roadway here is what is blocked. heads up as you work your way north of malcolm x. no incidents to report. pennsylvania avenue looks good as you roll down the hill from branch avenue headed out towards the sousa bridge. wrapping up along northbound i- 95 in both the express and main lines. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. d.c. resident who asked for he can tensions to file their income taxes are getting their wish muse s extext dead loin is usually october 15th but this is a saturday owe you will valentine until monday, october 17th to get your paperwork -- you will have until monday, october 17th to get your paperwork in. more than 200 restaurants
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in five states are participating in an effort to put oysters back in the bay. for every maryland seafood dish they sell, they will donate $1 to the oyster recovery project. that dollar will allow the group to plant 100 baby oysters back into the bay. the program started yesterday. it runs through next sunday. >> we are all part of this watershed so it is extremely torrent for protect what is going on our own backyard. >> the program started on sunday and it runs through this coming sunday. besides being a popular food, oysters also filter the water in the bay. every 100s oysters can filter 500 gallons every day. later this morning, we are talking with donald trump. that live conversation coming up in the 8:00 hour.
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coming up next, we'll a conversation about the redskins. rt skins for real? >> we'll talk live with the sports junkies. 
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minutes ago. three scientists are sharing the prize. we'll have more on this throughout the morning. it is time to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day, jenna settles. it looks like we need to say congratulation for more than just being fan of the day. jenna says if she misses one show, she is a lost soul. we thank you so much for making fox 5 a part of your day each and every single day. wonder if it is a boy or a girl. congratulation nonetheless. >> adam reese, one of the scientists who won the nobel prize for physics, work at johns hopkins university so congratulations there. joining now, the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan. good morning. >> hello.
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>> so the game last night, once again, the colts find a way to lose. >> are they possible for a win? >> it is tough to go winless through outthe year. they are not looking like morn a three or four win team. >> it is hilarious watching their games. you see peyton manning in the both just frustrated because he knows there are plays to be made. they have a lot of skilled receivers. they just don't have a quarterback who can deliver anymore. >> here is my question and we'll do this eventually to lead into the redskins game. but when you look at the teams that are winless so far this year and think it is indianapolis, minnesota and st. louis. who is the worst of those three teams? >> after watching st. louis, i would probably say the rams. watched a little bit of the game last night. the buccaneers never even led until that last touchdown. the colts made it competitive and i think they've got more all-around talent around painter than bradford does. i would say the rams. they are pretty bad. >> i think maybe a team you
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missed is miami. they are awful and you look at their quarterback situation with chad henry, they don't really have hope. at least the colts know peyton manning will be back and some of these other teams. rams have sam bradford. they were 7-9 last year. but the dolphin, what are they going to do. >> it is hard to say it is the minnesota vikings with a weapon like that. i would say it is the colts without peyton manning because they just don't seem to be clicking on offense obviously without peyton manning at the helm. i would go with the colts. >> if we go off lurch's logic that it is the rams, what does that say about the redskins performance on sunday. ? >> it says that one thing that the redskins have done is they play down to the competition. i think they did that in the second half on sunnd of the day doesn't marty. none of this stuff carries over from week to week. they got a win. they booked it. they are 3-1. they get the bye week to rest up.
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they found what looks be for a really really competent running back in ryan torain. he kind of reenergized our minds and reminded us of what a great tail back he is. he is averaging 4.8 yards per carry. he is a real revelation from that game. >> you are watching the video right now. they have a really tough defense. they switched to the three-four last year. now you got guys like kerrigan orakpo, making a difference. >> the most important staff for the defense as far as i'm concerned, is the fact that they're tied for the league lead with 15 sacks. for the last five or six years, the redskins have had a hard time, maybe even the last decade of getting to the opposing team's quarterback. now, they are showing with
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kerrigan, orakpo, that they can wreak havoc in the backfield. >> let's talk about the running game real quick. ryan torain and the numbers that he puts up have been fantastic but it was just a couple of week ago that everybody was excited on the tim hightower bandwagon. what does that do as far as sharing playing time. >> i think hightower probably lost his job after the way torain ran. i think he is a little bit biggeren he runs more downteeld. hightower seemed to be missing some holes in the ram game. not sure how well he is looking in practice. but i think torain probably has a leg up at this point. >> it is a great problem to have. >> this is a team that hasn't had depending. immediately, once torain was playing, people were tweeting and saying trade tim hightower. look at what they had last year. why? portis who was done, williams, they actually have three good backs right now and that is a great problem to have.
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>> i agree with you. >> the thing about hightower too, even if he loses some of the carries to ryan torain, is a guy they love if his blocking ability in the backfield and for his third down reception capabilities though he dropped the key third down pass so he will still have a role i don't not to bring it all down by mentioning baseball, but at this point, can you pick a favorite for the world series? >> i don't know. >> i said detroit and philly. philly has a big one tonight and ham i has to go against garcia. and lander is so good. he is nearly unhittable with his curve ball and his change- up is 90. although texas looks like they'relying well as well ilike detroit too right now. couple of games left. >> thank you. the junkies at 106.7 the fan. it is now 5:57. straight ahead at six, the country music star's controversial words forced espn to pull the monday night
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