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film also showcases dev patel has the concierge. and there is the grounds of lol. lessons in friendship and texting. >> my name is lola but everyone calls me lol. >> will it be the drama or the action that prevails at the movies? we'll be keeping an eye on the showdown. showdown. good morning. taking a live look outside right now. reagan national airport on this friday, may 4th, 2012. hope you're going somewhere fun this weekend or stay right here. i'm sure there is a lot to do as well. >> i think i'm going to the movies. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin.
>> what are you going to see? >> the avengers, of course. >> i want to go too now. >> i want to go by myself. >> i'm not invited. >> you can go if you're paying. >> he wants all the popcorn to himself. >> yeah, i want the popcorn to myself. >> we have a few showers and thunderstorms that continue later today. might be a good time to go to the movies. still some showers out towards salisbury approaching rehoboth and bethany and ocean city. these have been falling apart. i think this may be some scattered showers across the lower eastern shore the next few hours. the rest of us, we are clearing out. we had some rain earlier and we are looking at a decent sunrise here in the immediate washington area. there you go. all the rain you see, we're losing that now too. off to the north and to the west, that is associated with some thunderstorm activity and a cold front that will move in a little later today. we've got it back in the forecast. here are your high temperatures.
it will be a steamy one. 84 in washington. 83 in la plata. and near 09 in fled rexburg later today -- and near 90 in fredericksburg later today. more details in just a minute. >> thank you. time now to check in with julie wright. good morning. >> i just want to let you know, if you are waiting on tucker to buy anything -- >> julie! >> it will be a cold day in july. >> not even popcorn at the movies. >> let me tell you something. that wallet opens and it creeks. >> you are a calling him cheap. >> julie, you're getting funnier and funnier. >> on the roads this morning, you will find southbound 270 making your way past 109 out of hyattstown. volume increasing but no incidents to report as you guys continue southbound working your way out towards clarksburg. nice, easy drive northbound on i-95. hardly anybody out and about this morning. inbound new york avenue, light traffic volume leaving northeast to northwest.
that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. some of our top stories this morning, tragedy strikes inside a church in howard county. police say they found two women shot yesterday evening inside an office at the st. peter's episcopal church in ellicott city. one of the victims died from her wounds. another remains in critical condition. people in the neighborhood are shocked that a discovery like this was made. >> this is obviously a safe neighborhood and so it is scary. >> police believe they found the body of the suspected gunman with what happens to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds. this still trying to figure out the relationship between the three people involved. a dentist who works in silver spring, maryland and northwest d.c. is accused of trying to deal crystal meth. dr.siar karmand was arrested at
his home pl. police found $11,000 of crystal meth and seven ounces of ghb in his home. prince william county say she used a school issued credit card for her own expenses. harry thomas said he had humiliated his family and community. he said what i did was wrong and i broke the law. mark plotkin says the sentence sends a signal. >> the judge, john bates, was very strong in saying this had been a public portrayal and they wanted to set an example and i think send a signal to anybody else who steals public
money that you are not going to get just a slap on the wrist. >> lawyers for harry thomas, jr. asked the judge to accepted him to prison in either florida or alabama. the location as well as a date for thomas to report to jail will be decided at a later time. a doctor and developer links to the corruption scream involving jack johnson is headed to prison i'm judge sentenced mirza beg to 18 months behind bars. agents overheard johnson telling his wife to tear up a $100,000 check. beg wrote that check. at check. the campaign for president officially starts tomorrow and virginia is becoming more and more of a key battleground contest. president obama is visiting the commonwealth today. just yesterday, mitt romney got the endorsement of the tea party favorite, congresswoman michelle bachmann. we get more now from fox 5's
sureyly who is live where the president will be in arlington. good morning. >> good morning. president obama will be speaking with students here at washington lee high school in arlington. this is not an official campaign event but it shows that virginia will play a key role in the november election. right now, president obama has the lead in virginia over mitt romney, the presumptive gop nominee. a "washington post" poll shows obama is ahead 51 to 44%. but it's long way to november and the same polls show voters in the commonwealth are split evenly on the president's policies. obama is hoping to take virginia again after winning that state in 2008. he will be speaking to high school students in arlington today talking about the need for an affordable college education and keeping student loan interest rates down. the commonwealth is a key battleground state. it is a state romney knows is important too. yesterday, the former massachusetts governor met with virginia governor bob mcdonnell
to talk about energy and the economy while also pinging up the endorsement of former rival michelle bachmann. come november, virginia voters could be a deciding factor in who takes the white house. >> the president has to hope that the economy continues improving to the point where people believe that it is going to be better in his second term than it was in his first. >> democrats have always been concerned about mitt romney. that is the opponent they did not want to face because they know he can appeal to independent voters. >> reporter: today's event at washington lee high school in arlington is closed to the public. the president will be meeting with some juniors and seniors here at the high school as well with their parents during a round table discussion. then he will address the entire junior and senior class around noon. tomorrow, the president heads down to richmond to kick off his re-election campaign. that is the latest here in arlington. back to you. >> thank you. an infant allegedly
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there is developing news from china regarding that diplomatic standoff over blind activist chen guangcheng. the chinese government says he can apply to study abroad. chen said he was not seek ago sile up in the u.s. but yesterday indicated that he did want to come to america telling a congressional hearing by cell phone that he feared for his life. a little baby in northern virginia is recovering after being taxed by the family dog. cull pep are joint sheriff's officials say the boy, less than a month old, was bitten more than 30 times by a jack
russell terrier. this happened tuesday evening as the baby was in its bassinet. the boy's father came home to find the dog biting the child. a virginia mother will spend more time in jail for using drywall to barricade her three young children into a room. a judge sentenced christina moore of bristow to nine years in prison and suspended all but 18 months. the girls including and 18- month-old were found barricaded in a room last march. their mother and her boyfriend were found passed out. defense lawyers say they were dealing with drug addiction. when we come back, we are monitoring metro. coming up next, are there too many bus stops in the d.c. area. >> details of a possible plan to eliminate some stops and why metro says it is a good thing. plus, we have a look at your weekend weather and your friday morning traffic when we return. stay with us. we're taking a live look at 395 at duke street right now as we head to break. i'm really going to miss you.
welcome back. taking a look at the washington monument right now, things look kind of calm out there right now. we could see, tucker says, some storms later on today. so it might be a good day to head to one of the museums, specifically the natural history museum because of some new dinosaurs there starting today. it is opening a new dinosaur
exhibit thanks to a $35 million donation from david koch. renovation is the biggest and most complex in the history of the museum. there are, get this, 46 million fossils on view and it has the most up to date scientific research at the exhibition. it opens at 10:00 this morning. so that should be pretty cool to see. >> maybe i'll take the kids down there since i'm not taking them to the movies. >> very cool. the price is right. >> yeah, the price is right. >> free. >> effect depends on the weather though. >> welsh weather should cooperate the first half of the day. i think later this afternoon, we have the possibility of storms once again. some of the storms could be on the strong side. this sort of early summertime pattern continues here for another day. another day and then we get back to kind of normal. >> by the end of the weekend here, things should be great. today will be a nice day and yesterday turned into a beautiful day. just a little on the warm side. there is a live look at your radar. we did have some showers and even some thunderstorms that got going through here, rolled through the d.c. metro area
during the evening hours. those have generally faded off to the lower eastern shore. they will pop up here in a second. the reason i'm showing you this radar is we've got a cold front up towards detroit and chicago. it will move into some very warm and humid air here across the mid-atlantic. you know the drill. we'll be dealing with the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon in that rather warm air mass. here is a look at the surface features. that cold front will move into the warm air later this afternoon. we have to lock out for the possibility of some storms on the strong side later this afternoon. as this front gets south of us tomorrow, we should see gradual improvement and a little less huge with just an isolated risk of a storm in the forecast tomorrow and then sunday looks absolutely fantastic with temperatures in the mid-70s and low humidity. so the forecast gets better and better from here with less risk for rain but i think today we've got a 40, 50% chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms. here are your temperatures.
yes, fresh, just in. 66 in washington. it is very warm out. 63 in gaithersburg. 63 in leonardtown this morning. 69degrees in quantico. we are off to a mild start and a muggy start too. plenty of humidity out there to start your day. partly sunny skies. scattered showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast. 80 for your daytime high. there are your wind out of the west at five to 10. mild overnight. 66 the overnight low. tomorrow, we've got the possibility of a few more showers in the forecast. just an isolated storm during the day on saturday, 82. there you go. 70s, sunshine sunday and monday. much better looking forecast here for the end of the weekend. >> that is a look at your forecast. wisdom and sarah, back to you at the desk. >> we need to make a correction. we were talking about the knew dinosaur exhibit at the museum of natural history. that is not starting today. not opening today like initially reported. the announcement has been made
that it will be coming there soon. so stay tuned on when exactly that will be open for business for you. >> we'll get a chance to see it eventually. that will be neat. >> here is julie wright. >> on the roads right now, you will find that the lanes are open. no problems to report traveling eastbound along 66 coming in out of manassas. still an easy go for you guys traveling in towards centerville. nice and quiet out to the west. no problems to report off of the toll road or route 7 coming eastbound from 28. live pictures here. no problems to report in the express lanes or the main line. traffic flowing freely crossing over duke street and out towards seminary road. the top stretch of the beltway, very light volume leaving new hampshire avenue headed through silver spring. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. monitoring metro. the transit agency has announced it will hold public hearings on a plan to consolidate bus service. >> metro says it is necessary to trim costs and make the system more efficient, but some
riders don't like the plan. john henrehan has more. >> reporter: even though metro runs many, many buses especially during rush hours on its busy georgia avenue corridor, sometimes, because of traffic of course the buses bunch up rather hand arrive at their regularly scheduled intervals. >> you have like almost 15 people at the bus stop. and before, it wasn't like that. >> reporter: then what happens, a bunch of buses come at once? >> then two 70s come at one time. >> reporter: metro's proposed solution, identify the less are used bus stops and eliminate some of them. managers at metro believe that, with you fear stops along busy routes, drivers will have an easier time keeping the buses spaced apart and therefore on time performance will improve. >> destination, tacoma station. >> reporter: metro also believes fewer stops will mean more efficient fuel and maintenance costs.
but the passengers we speak with did not appear to be favorably disposed to the idea of reducing the number of bus stops. >> you would have to walk another block or two -- >> i don't think that is good. i think it is good how it is because walking more, because you got these older people. that is going it make it bad for them. >> i think that is not a good idea because basically, people will have to walk a long distance and that is not a good thing at all. >> metro wants to hear from the public before they make any decisions about this. you will find the information on myfoxdc.com. now, more foreign affairs worries for the u.s. this morning, this time from russia. >> that is coming up next. plus, medical science help august blind man see once again. a bionic eye. we'll have more on that coming up.
welcome back. taking a live look outside. the u.s. capitol dome there front and center for you. weather will be a little bit iffy today. we'll check in with tucker on that in just a bit. the weather, we all know how it can cause some serious allergy problems. a lot of us have been suffering from it. apparently, weather can also set off migraine headaches. doctors say the change in temperature, humidity and pressure triggers migraines. unlike allergies which are usually seasonal, doctors say
you can suffer from weather- induced migraines all year round. >> amazing science may help a blind man see again t comes down to something similar to your cell phone camera. chris james has been totally blind for more than 20 years. doctors recently fitted him way digital chip like the kind used in phone cameras. chris was able to see a rough outline of shapes. doctors believe chris' brain will learn to see again with the help of that chip. we are going to get a new indication about how the american job market is doing. the april jobs report is due out at 8:for this morning. analysts predict the economy added 166,000 jobs last month but that unemployment will remain at 8.2%. speaking of unemployment, new claims for jobless benefits fell last week. a new threat from russia this morning. if the u.s. moves forward with plans to build a missile defense system, russian leads are say they may carry out a
preemptive strike. we have a report. >> reporter: russia's top military officer threatening to carry out a preemptive strike on nato missile defense facilities in eastern europe in the u.s. goes ahead with its plan to build a missile shield. >> given the destabilization nature of the missile defense system, namely the creation of an illusion of a disarming strike with impunitiy, a decision to use destructive force preemptively will be taken if the situation worsens. >> reporter: russia also says talks with washington are close to a dead end. this comes as u.s. and nato officials attend a two-day conference in moscow. the missile defense plan has been one of the touchiest subjects in relations between washington and moscow for years. the u.s. and nato say the plan is solely aimed at dealing with potential threats from iran. >> nato's missile defense will be capable of intercepting only a small number of relatively unsophisticated ballistic missiles. our nato system is not designed against nor directed at russia.
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through parts of the area. you can see off to the north and west there into -- well, you probably can't see it but underneath the banner there, we have pretty good thunderstorms. here, we're quiet now but a cold front will be moving in a little later today into this warm and muggy air mass. we've got the risk for some scattered showers and thunderstorms returning around here a little later today. let's do some temperatures. at reagan national -- >> you have temperatures finally. >> they came back. >> we didn't have any earlier, you missed it, folks. >> a full service weather department. 66 in washington. 64 in winchester. we've got 50s out to the east. 57 in ocean city. here is your forecast. partial sunshine, 84, scattered showers and storms return. some of those storms could be strong later today. >> time now to hit the roads with julie wright. good morning. >> good morning. so far, so good. no incidents to report right now if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway making your way from new hampshire avenue and continuing
around towards georgia. southbound on the gw parkway, we had an overnight truck trying to work its way south near the memorial bridge. you will find lanes are open 66 over at the tr bridge. speaking of 66, coming inbound, leaving manassas in towards centreville, lanes are open. you are rolling at speed headed for the beltway. e beltway. some of our other top stories, police are investigating a shooting inside an ellicott city church. officers say they discovered two women with gunshot wounds yesterday evening at the st. peter's episcopal church in howard county. one of the victims was killed. the other is in critical condition. incident has left neighbors feeling pretty unsettled. >> at first, my thought was that the shooter was still out on the loose and then it sounded like it was a murder- suicide from what i was hearing. but then, of course, my thoughts went to it must be the people that i see coming and going out of there. >> police believe the suspected gunman did shoot and kill
himself. they are still trying to figure out the relationship between the three people involved. le i to politics now. mitt romney appears with jerry phillips' governor. their joint appearance throws more fuel on the fire in the veepstakes speculation. he also got the endorsement of a former gop rival and there is a new poll that favors president obama's re-election efforts. he campaign this is morning in arlington. that is where we find fox 5's sherry ly live there with the story. >> reporter: good morning. president barack obama will be here at washington lee high school later on this morning to speak about student loans with high school juniors and seniors. this is not officially a campaign event but it shows just how important virginia is as a key battleground state. right now, president obama leads the presumed gop nominee. mitt romney in a new "washington post" poll has a
seven-point lead. 51-44. and virginia will be a key factor come november in the elections. the president took virginia in 2008 and the changing political environment has made this a swing state. the president will speak with high school juniors and seniors about the need to keep the interest rates down so the students have an opportunity for appear affordable college education. when it comes to that issue, it will be something very important in the election. meanwhile, mitt romney is taking his campaign to virginia as well. he is getting high profile help. he has received the endorsement of michelle bachmann, a tea party favorite and he has also and alongside giving himself a boost with virginia governor bob mcdonnell. romney and mcdonnell were talking about energy and the economics, two things that will be key factors in november. >> there is no question about energy having gotten more expensive under this president and part of that is because of
his policies. >> he will make clear continually that it is his strong conviction that it is absolutely the wrong thing to do for our economy to adopt the very policies that got us into this mess. >> reporter: now, the president is going to officially kick off his campaign,eries re-election campaign in richmond tomorrow. that just shows how important virginia could be, a deciding factor perhaps in november. that is the latest here in arlington. back to you. >> thank you. former d.c. council member harry thomas, jr. is going to prison for more than three years for stealing more than $350,000 in city funds. he was sentenced in federal court in the district and prosecutors wanted almost four years but his lawyers asked the judge to only give him 18 months. other federal prosecutors say it was a fair sentence. >> i think justice was served today. age powerful message was sent that, if you enagain in public corruption, that there will be consequences and that you will
forfeit not only ill-gotten gains of your corrupt conduct but your freedom as well. >> federal investigator are continuing to look into other investigates of several d.c. leaders including mayor convince the gray and council chairman kwame brown. a laurel doctor and developer linked to the corruption scream involving jack johnson is heading to prison. a judge sentenced mirza beg to 1 months behind bars. he pleaded guilty in 2007. on a federal wiretap, federal agents euro heard johnson telling his wife to tear up a $100,000 check. it turns out beg wrote that check check
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making headlines across the country, a florida family has moved out of their home thanks to an unwanted backyard guest. take a look at. this it's huge sinkhole. it is 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep and now just three feet from the house. local build officials say it is not safe, colorly, to stay there. the new jersey mom accused of putting her 5-year-old in a tanning bed believes she was set up. she is charged with child endangerment.
police say her daughter told a too much are she got a sunburn in a tanning booth. her mover claims she got the burp from playing outside. a tmz photographer caught up with her on the street here. >> there is somebody out here for my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly. >> okay. the salon that she frequents supports her story that the little girl never went into a tanning booth. under new jersey state law, it is illegal for anyone under 14 to use a tanning salon. america's tallest man has a larger problem, a larger than life problem. it is called finding shoes that fit. but now, thanks to rebach, he will no longer have that issue. after cramming his feet into the same pair of shoes for the past six years, the russian native mentioned online that he was in the market for some new footwear and that when is reebok stepped in offering to make him some custom shoes. the company will make a perot
owe fine to him to test and make the adjustments needed to create the perfect fit. >> can you imagine? >> oh, my gosh that, poor guy having to cram his feet into some shoes. >> for six years, the same pair? >> i would just walk barefoot. >> it is amazing. >> okay. tomorrow, as you know, may 5th, cinco de mayo. everybody will be partying. a big boost for some businesses. that is. coming up next. >> plus, we're checking weather and traffic. stay with us.
look! the sun is coming up. that is a gorgeous shot outside right now. live picture as we take a look over washington, d.c. the weather will be a little bit iffy later on this afternoon. tucker will clue you in on that here in just a bit. you know, the nat are doing pretty well. here is a way your kid can be part of the washington nats hot streak. they are invite to fox aweather day at nationals park. that is coming up on may 15th. tucker here, tony, sue palka and other special guests will be at the ballpark that morning with thousands of school kids from across the region. >> interesting. the kids will see a special weather presentation, meet the fox 5 team and stay for the game. it is not too late for your child's school to take part, to
learn more about this big event. can you contact the nationals for weather day. you can go to myfoxdc.com and click on the morning tab there. you go. >> i hope you guys actually have a game this year. >> we should, yeah. we are planning on it. our actual presentation is earlier in the day. it is about 9:45. so, wisdom, if you wanted to sneak the kids out of school for the day, bring them up, you can do that too. not just taking school groups. >> that is not a bad idea. you know how much it costs? >> well, it is not quite free but close to free. >> close to free. all right. i could afford close to free. >> a much-reduced price. >> our presentation is -- >> it's priceless. >> it is free. >> our presentation is free. >> that is the part i want to be at. >> as we look forward to the day today, i think the nationals are at home tonight. >> yes, they are home tomorrow
too. >> of course, the phillies weekend. later tonight and early evening hours, we have the possibility of thunderstorms. for the beginning of that game. i want to say kick offbut that wouldn't be it. >> hates not get our sports mixed up. >> you saw in the live shot, we saw partly sunny conditions. just a few clouds out there. that will be what we're dealing with this morning. later today, we have the risk of more showers and thunderstorms. i'll show you why here as a cold front approaches from the north and west. quiet right now. much. your day should be on the quiet side. we've got a cold front off to the north and west. can't quite see it. it is underneath the banner here. that will start fading down into the washington area later today. up ahead of, it we're in for another sort of steamy warm day. our high temperatures just like yesterday right back in the mid- 80s. and then as we get into the late afternoon hours, we'll cloud up and we'll see if we don't kick off some showers and thunderstorms. we'll certainly have plenty of energy in the atmosphere as that cooler and drier air arrives. we'll have to see exactly where the showers and storms line up a little later today.
storm prediction centers already officially put us under a slight risk for severe weather. so, of course, we would be most concerned with the potential for some damaging winds and hail, even cloud-to-ground lightning with some of the storms that develop later today. this will be a cold front that will cool us down for the weekend. we've got a change in air mass on the way. 66 right now in washington. very mild start, 70 in quantico. 64 out at dulles. 63 in leonardtown. we are much milder than we were the last couple of mornings. these temperatures will jump very quickly into the 70s and eventually mid 1r0. we'll go with 48 here in washington. scattered showers and storms. -- eventually mid-80s. later tonight, early shower or storm. mild overnight. 66 your overnight low. there are your wind out of the west at five to 10. 82 tomorrow with just an an isolated shower or storm.
monday look great. man a few more storms for your day on tuesday. that is a look at your forecast. let's do some traffic. julie wright, are you rocking the red saturday? are you going to the game? >> i will be rocking the red on saturday, tucker. on the roads, you will find lanes are open northbound i-59 out of newington headed up towards the beltway. no incidents to report. volume is increasing out of virginia. you will find 66 as you approach 7100, nice easy ride so far. no problem to report as you do the speed headed in towards the beltway. lanes are open southbound along 270 out of germantown headed out to the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> in mexico, cinco de mayo is a holiday that commemorates the mexican army's victory over french forces at the battle of puebla on may 5, 1862. >> in the u.s., tomorrow is a celebration of mention cap -- mexican heritage and pride. we have a report. >> reporter: for many, cinco de
mayo is the unofficial kickoff to summer. what better way to observe the holiday than way margarita, chips and salsa. for some companies, the holiday means a big boost in business. >> we see tequila being so popular if cinco de mayo because the number one cocktail in all of america year round is the margarita. i think cinco de mayo gives people the freedom to have the first margarita of the summer. >> the president of evian as a tech eel as a premium spirit growing in popularity. she says most people don't know 50% of tequila is consumed by women so don't be surprised to see the ladies sip ieg margarita this weekend. >> restaurants and bars are always looking forward to cinco de mayo because they know that is the kick offfor their business year and for their summer when they know that they're going to really hit numbers for the own. >> reporter: another company seeing a spike is tostitos. >> cinco de mayo is another occasion for people to get together. when people get together, tostitos is the brand that they bring into those parties. we see about a 22% production
during the cinco de mayo time frame. >> an added bone us for business this year that is the kentucky falls on the same day as cinco de mayo. in new york, i'm lauren simonetti, fox business. >> all right. get the margarita machine ready. >> bryce harper or rg iii? who has more pressure to succeed? i don't know. >> that is pretty close. dave and i will debate that next coming up in off the wall. >> he will keep going. [ male announcer ] knowing your customers is important to any successful business. which is why at wells fargo, we work with you to get to know the unique aspects of your business.
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dave ross, wisdom martin. it is time for off the wall. a lot to get to today. i know how it is to deal with pressure because i deal with it every day. >> of course, you do. >> i know that robert griffin iii and bryce harper are feeling it. >> robert griffin iii is feeling it more. the pressure will be for him to get on to the field and to perform. if he doesn't, then people are going to say he wasn't worth it. gout to get to the playoffs every year. >> bryce harper at 19 is not coming up with no expectation, no pressure. he is also looked at to be the guy for the next decade to turn
around nats baseball from a position standpoint. we know that stephen strasbourg is on the mound. you are talking an everyday player. >> here is the difference. this is a redskins town. as the redskins go -- >> it can turn into a baseball town. >> it could turn into one. a frontrunner because if the nats are win, then everybody is on board. >> this guy is a frontrunner. >> he is legit. he will feel some pressure but i'm just saying rg iii more because there is a redskin town, hard core to the bone, win, lose or draw. >> i say it begrudgingly, rg iii has more pressure than bryce harper. who will have it in two years? >> i'll surprise you. i think it will be bryce harper. i'll tell you why. i think he is the real deal at 19 and at 21, two years down the road, from what we've seen, the start of this kid, he could be, you hate to throw out the name mickey mantle, but you are
hear something comparisons. when you are talking about a legendary player like a mickey mantle or joe dimaggio, i'll take bryce harper. >> i'll say rg iii will be the bigger deal because of the dreadlocks. >> that puts him over the top? >> if you want to be a star, you got to have a good hairdo in this town. >> that's t. >> in two years, he will be a capable quarterback? >> of course, will take them to the playoffs. >> bryce harper in two years. for today, we're out. see you next week for another
edition of off the wall. ff the coming up being facebook makes a big announcement about its ipo. how much will shares cost? that is ahead at 6:00. time to say good morning to our facebook fans of the day. notice we did say fans. because today darlene martin and tony thomas are getting married. tony has been writing it and counting down every day for the past week and a half and darlene has posted that they both love the fox 5 morning news team. congratulation and best wishes to you both. we'll be right back.