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how this accident happened. plus-- >> if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. >> john edwards speaking moments after a jury refused to convict the one-time white house hopeful of campaign violations involving his pregnant mistress at the time. coming up, what else edwards had to say about that verdict and the chances prosecutors will revisit this case. >> also, is the pace of the economic recovery picking up or slowing down? a preview of today's may job numbers, as fox 5 morning news at 7:00 continues right now. there's a live look outside at the washington national cathedral. got clouds out there. a few rain showers as well. believe it or not, this is friday, june 1st. yes, it is already june, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins.
>> and i'm alison seymour. ready or not, right? here comes summertime. >> time marches on. >> tucker barnes is standing by. he's got news that might slow you down later on. >> got to watch it later today. good morning. light shower activity this morning. this is a warm front. later today potential for very strong thunderstorms with a cold front that will get in here mid- to late afternoon. generally very light, some showers east of the city into prince george's and anne arundel county you might be picking up more moderate showers. big changes from yesterday, after a lot of sunshine yesterday, clouds moved in overnight. plenty of cloud cover today. here's your cold front to the west and ohio valley. there's a lot of rain associated with it. likely to be enhanced with thunderstorm activity later this afternoon. all the ingredients are starting to look like they're going to come together,
including warm, humid air. some sunshine during the middle of the day, that will help drive the storms and some storms could be on the strong side. potential for gusty winds, torrential downpours and even hail this afternoon. that's the heads up for your friday forecast. forecast for today, high temperatures in the low 80s. look out for the storms between 4:00 and 9:00, 10:00 p.m. tonight. i'll have more details on all the weather in a minute. let's do traffic and julie wright has the latest. good morning. >> did you forget? all right, on the roads now this is where we've got problems, northbound i-95 working past route 100 headed to the accident scene. the delay building from route 100 headed towards i-195. the accident activity has the left side of the road blocked. delays heading northbound leaving route 100 headed towards baltimore. out to our beltway, delays rob
the outer loop trying to guest past coalsville road. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you, julie. our top story this morning, an investigation is underway in prince george's county after a woman hit five children with her suv. >> this was the scene last night in hyattsville, and that's where our sherri ly is live with the latest on what is a truly tragic accident. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. exactly that, a tragic accident. that's what neighbors here are describing to us this morning. it happened at a house about three houses down here. what neighbors are describing is that this woman had intended to put this car in drive, but instead, went in reverse. that suv hit five children who had been playing in the driveway, and then slammed into
the garage. this morning you can see the damage and some of the children's toys and belongings still on the ground there. neighbors described hearing a loud crash and seeing some of the children pinned beneath the vehicle. this happened around 8:45 last night in the 2200 block of hannen street. neighbors say the woman accidently put the car in reverse, then hit the gas. she heard the children screamed and tried to stop. the kids ranged in age from one and a half to 11 years old. police say the woman is the mother of at least one of the children and that all of the families have now been notified. all five of the children at last report were in critical condition at childrens hospital. police say medics performed cpr on at least one of the children. >> i say, what happened? she say, it looked like she was leaving the house and instead of going forward, the truck went backward. that's all she told me.
it was very scary. very scary. >> she say, oh, my son, my son, my son -- [inaudible]. >> reporter: we are expecting an update any time now from prince george's county police. from what neighbors are telling us, some of the children are in very bad shape and it doesn't look good. back to you. >> thank you very much, sherri. we have another disturbing incident on the roads, this one happening in dale city, virginia last night. a late model sedan was heading north on i-95 when a passenger side door opened and a man fell out and he was dragged for more than 200 feet before he fell to the home. he was flown to the hospital for treatment. state police are asking for help locating the driver of that vehicle. the search for a missing
man leads to a murder arrest. we want to warn you, these details are extremely disturbing. police say 21-year-old morgan state university student alexander kinyua has admitted to killing his house mate and eating parts of his body. earlier this week detectives found some of the remaining body parts inside the house that he shared with his family and the victim. alexander kinyua's father reported the victim missing last week. >> it's horrible. like, we can't believe something like this happened in this neighborhood. it's really sad. the family, they are such a good family. >> alexander kinyua was out of jail on bond for an unrelated crime when he was arrested for the murder. bail now has been denied. tony? maryland state police made an arrest in another disturbing case, this one involving boys in the bathroom at two i-95 rest stops. investigators say this man, 28-
year-old brian williams, took several videos that showed 11 boys using urinals at the rest stops, both north of baltimore on 95. the videos were allegedly taken on the afternoon of sunday, may 6th of this year. state police are looking for witnesses and potential victims to come forward. it appears the question of whether the government can say what marriage is will be decided by the supreme court. a federal appeals court in boston has ruled the federal law is unconstitutional. the three-judge package says the defense of marriage act denies gay couples the rights and privileges given to heterosexual couples. it is unlikely that former presidential candidate and senator john edwards will face a retrial. that is the word now from sources for the associated
press, reacting to yesterday's acquittal of edwards on one count. the judge declared a mistrial on five other counts. edwards was accused of using campaign contributions to cover up an extramarital affair, a scandal he addressed outside court after the verdict. >> this is about me. i want to make sure that everyone hears from me and from my voice that while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. and there is no one else responsible for my sins, none of the people who came -- >> the jurors deliberated for nine days. they did not talk with the media as they left the courthouse yesterday. the economy sure to be a hot topic today, all eyes will be on the new unemployment
numbers due out this morning. doug luzader has a preview. he joins us live now from capitol hill. doug, good morning. >> reporter: allison, good morning. the white house got a heads up on the numbers last night as they typically do, and the white house today, the president, rather, will be talking about the economy. [ applause ] >> reporter: even with president george w. bush at the white house yesterday, president obama got in a dig about the economy, and a suggestion about who was to blame. >> the months before i took the oath of office were a chaotic time. we knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow americans were in pain. >> reporter: the president will take the message on the road today, heading to minnesota, talking about the new unemployment numbers and calling on congress to do more to create jobs. but economists and market watchers are concerned about the overall economy. we just learned yesterday that it didn't grow as fast as we first thought through the first three months of the year, raising fears that another
recession could be on the horizon. >> i think it's actually a possibility, and i classify it as likely. with the events going on in europe, we can't ignore the impact that makes on the global economy. >> reporter: all of which fuels mitt romney's attacks. yesterday he spoke in front of solyndra. >> the number of americans out of work is unacceptable. and crony capitalism like this didn't help. >> the white house would be thrilled to see the unemployment rate drop below 8% before november. thanks, doug. still ahead, you just heard
doug mention the portrait unveiling of former president george w bush at the white house. >> after the break, we are going to take a closer look at yesterday's memorial service for chuck brown. ♪ >> as we head to break, here's a live look outside. this is -- i'm not sure where that is. we're going to get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie coming up. right now, it is 7:11. it has changed, so i'm sure that is it. i-95 at the woodrow wilson bridge. >> i don't think that's what it is. ♪ ♪ ♪
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wrestle with tough decisions, you will now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, what would george do? >> that is funny. >> very funny. >> well delivered, too. former president george w. bush making the crowds laugh during his first visit to the white house in more than two years. former president george h.w. bush was in the crowd. in his speech, bush thanked his father for his unconditional love. >> nice portrait. >> that was nice when he thanked his dad. >> whatever party affiliation they are or you are, what have you, i always like seeing the former presidents together. they can let their guard down a little bit. >> the camaraderie between this
small, small group. nice moment. anyway, tucker, good thing it was yesterday and not today. >> yesterday worked out well. today not the case, as we're going to have the potential for strong storms later today. be ready for it. your fox 5 weather app, you can check that today. we'll show you the storms as they develop. right now a few light showers. most of the area dry. cloudy and this is the warm front that's lifting through and showers towards annapolis, probably across the bay. for the rest of us, we're looking just at clouds for the first half of your day. might see a little sunshine today, but not the kind of sun we want, because that will drive the storms later this afternoon. cold front marching towards the washington area and many ingredients are coming together for good storms around here later today. we'll have increasing temperature, more humidity than yesterday, and later this afternoon with a favorable jet stream, potential for strong storms. probably will come through in waves. one of the things we haven't
talked about is the potential for a lot of heavy rain, as we'll likely see thunderstorms 4:00 to 5:00, and continue 8:00, 9:00 tonight with potential for some pretty good downpours. officially, under a slight risk for severe weather. look out for the potential for hail, gusty winds, and even, believe it or not, an isolated tornado or two later today as the whole system moves through. eventually the weekend forecast will improve here. a lot of sunshine starting tomorrow. today, look out later this afternoon. high of about 83. >> can we say one thing on that slight risk? i want to point out, that's what the weather service puts out early in the morning. >> right. >> it's always a slight risk early. even though that risk is likely to increase during the day. >> or possibly. >> you'll want to check in. >> so what are you telling us? >> i'm telling you it's a slight risk, but don't let that fool you. >> going to be stronger than what we thought earlier? >> more or less, yeah. >> i have no idea of what
either of you said. figure it out. >> what i said makes sense. >> julie, he didn't say what we might see instead, is it less or more? >> more, more. >> that's what i was trying to get out of you. >> just call tony and say, tony, i saw a rain drop. >> just trying to get the truth. >> over a thousand people have joined our fox 5waze group. our big story this morning, the inner loop construction at the wilson bridge, where it's down to one lane on the virginia side approaching telegraph road. we have people checking in. heavy volume now, below 7 miles per hour headed to the wilson bridge and continuing in towards virginia. again, if you are traveling the inner loop, this is the picture from our fox 5 wazer. you can see it is gridlocked, bumper-to-bumper traffic out of oxen hill, working over towards telegraph road. stick with the local lanes and use that as your work around. downtown, suspicious package
reported at the reagan building, 14th street blocked off between constitution avenue and pennsylvania avenue. also a portion of pennsylvania avenue shut down between 12th and 15th. expect heavy volume on 395, already slow headed to shurlington. more delays crossing over the inbound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. ♪ need someone ♪ ♪ it don't mean a thing ♪ that set the tone there, when the host comes out and starts it like that. thousands gathered to honor chuck brown during a four-hour music filled memorial at the washington convention center. >> joining us more to talk more about it, is kenny kunga martin, who is a big part of our fox 5 family as one of our
assignment editors. also an excellent musician. >> yeah. >> you were there yesterday. your overall impressions of the event? >> overall, unbelievable. couldn't believe being there, seeing all the musicians. the entire go go community was there. and all the go go man fans. it was unbelievable how many people were there. the atmosphere was so festive. i couldn't believe the smiles i was seeing on people's faces. i couldn't believe seeing kwame brown dancing with the biggest smile you've ever seen, like a kid. mayor gray, the same thing. dancing like you wouldn't believe. it was so festive. lots of hugs, lots of smiles. great music. i really enjoyed -- i was really proud more than anything to just be a part of the go go community and to see all the artists, all the band mates. it was d.c. through and through. i want to thank the brown family for allowing us to be a
part of this. this was awesome. >> i got to say, because we said sound of the city, and that's true, that's not a go go band, though. and i know go go is all in your dna. can you tell us about that? the divide is big. it's d.c. only. it's not anywhere else, it's not maryland, it's d.c. >> you're right. >> most people may not understand, when i was growing up, you know, it was go go. my parents may have played stevie wonder, marvin gaye, something like that. but i couldn't wait to get my first go go tape. i couldn't wait to go to the go goes. everybody else was listening to, you know, maybe gospel music, maybe motown, whatever they were listening to. i was listening to gogo. >> and you were playing go go later. >> how old were you? >> maybe 13 or 14. that's all i wanted to do.
that's all i did. i didn't listen to any other music. it's in me. as i continue on as a musician, you know, i went from a go go percussionist, and i tried to get into being a total percussionist playing afro cuban rhythms and latin rhythms. when i would get on a gig, for example, marcus johnson, hey, kenny, put it in the pocket. >> it always gets the crowd going. >> always gets the crowd going. >> the thing you said about yesterday, and i remember yesterday morning i said, you know, this is going to be a party. and it really, really was. that was extraordinary. i expected it to be that, but i've never seen a memorial service that was that festive. depending on the person you're remembering, you know, some services have humor and all that kind of thing. that one, it really was a celebration. >> it really is. chuck brown is an institution. it's a way of life. it was a way of life for me and
the rest of the go go community. it was just something you did. i didn't really think about it. it's just what we do in the inner city, i know it's a smaller thing. we think about this and we say, did this even register nationally on any other newscasts? but here in d.c. we had thousands of people there to celebrate this man. >> it is interesting, as you and allison said, it is uniquely washington. i thought donny simpson set the tone right at the beginning and it flowed. kenny, thanks for sharing your thoughts about it all and memories as well. >> thank you. >> we appreciate it. it is 7:23 now on this friday morning. still ahead, a popular hotel chain is taking a new approach to cleaning those things that visitors can't see. >> really? >> i don't know -- i haven't read that story yet. we'll see what that is. >> holly is live at empire graphics and signs in waldorf, maryland this morning. she will travel for a good
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i'm not unhappy about this story, tony. tweeting may become a thing of the past. >> what did i tell you? >> according to a new survey, only 8% of people say they check their twitter accounts daily. while that number is up from years past, the group says it is nowhere near the numbers they tally when asking about other social media networks like facebook or even linkedin. >> all right. a major hotel chain wants to make sure you know its rooms are clean. best western says housekeepers will wrap pillows, blankets and towels to show they're new and fresh.
remote controls will also be wrapped and housekeepers will be armed with black lights and sterilezation wands to check phones, bathroom fixtures and light fixtures. the wands show everything. >> i wish i had a wand. >> no you don't, it would scare you. 7:28 now. still ahead, there's a new spelling bee champion this morning. the winner and the winning word is coming up. >> in the fight against obesity, new york is proposing a ban on some sugary drinks. not everyone is on board. a nutritionist will join us live to talk about this controversy. >> as we head to break, here's another live shot of that traffic on 95 as it approaches the woodrow wilson bridge. we're going to have the latest on traffic from julie and the wazers and tucker barnes will tell us what's happening with weather in just a few moments. stay with us, fox 5 morning
s. guetapens. >> with that, a new national spelling bee champ is crowned. 14-year-old snigdha nandipati from san diego won a by spelling the word guetapens correctly. the french derived word means ambush, snare or trap. the teen says she knew the word and had seen it before, but still she asked the moderator all the information she could before spelling it. she was a semi finalist in last year's competition. as this year's champ she will get $30,000, a $2,500 savings bond, and a $5,000 scholarship. that's fantastic. >> smart and beautiful. >> uh-huh. that's great. >> wonderful. i love the picture, i guess i saw it online, when her brother first hugs her, and it's sweet. at that point they're like, kid brother and older sister. >> so happy for her. that's great. >> love the fact she came so
close last year and won this year. >> perseverance. i think i would be like, it's too much. not her. congratulations. tucker, some serious weather today. potentially serious weather. it's not a guarantee. all the ingredients are coming together for pretty good thunderstorms later today. got to be cautious. >> i have a lot of running around to do about this time. >> then that's a guarantee. >> guarantee. >> we're all busy friday afternoons. the timing it's not going to be perfect, will hit in the afternoon rush hour, and early evening hours. now light showers and clouds. this is the warm front that's starting to lift north and east. it's setting up the first stage here of our possible event later this afternoon. you can see most of the area is pretty quiet. i've got the district, and i'm in your way, but a few showers to the east, lifting up there and out to the west. as we await the arrival of the
main event, there's a cold front to the west. a lot of clouds in the forecast today. probably working a little sunshine. humidity on the increase, as we're getting the southerly flow in the atmosphere. the cold front to the west. now no advisories. there are no warnings, no watches. that's good news. later today as it pushes into a humid atmosphere and the dynamics are just right, looks like we could have pretty good thunderstorms around here. we all know the drill in the summertime, the potential for cloud to ground lightning and gusty winds and heavy rain with the storms. got to look out for that later this afternoon. i mentioned the warm front for you, that's lifting off to the north and east as we speak. as we get into the afternoon hours, i'll put futurecast in motion. by 4:00 or 5:00, here come rain showers and potential for a few thunderstorms. and 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, the main event, and notice the dark yellows and reds, that's
indicating good thunderstorm activity here about 9:00, 10:00 tonight. all east of us overnight. in the meanwhile, got to look out, because we could be dealing with flooding and of course the dreaded cloud to ground lightning here later this afternoon. here's your forecast. mostly cloudy skies today. showers and storms likely. some could be severe. 83 the daytime high. winds out of the south and east at 5 to 10. showers and storms continue early tonight and clearing out late. here's your weekend forecast. good news, it will get out of here overnight and saturday and most of sunday look beautiful. temperatures in the 70s. low humidity. this is going to be a nice weekend. even into early next week, our temperatures stay in the moderate range. hang in there. got to get through this afternoon and much improvement for the weekend. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. >> we've got problems headed into downtown. traveling along lower 14th street, it's shut down between constitution avenue and pennsylvania avenue. we had received word of police activity near the reagan
building. you'll find a portion of pennsylvania avenue blocked off between 12th and 15th street. this means travel coming across 395 slowing from the beltway, and also crossing over the 14th street bridge and headed into downtown d.c. traveling on the other side of town, heavy delays, along 66 coming in through manassas and centreville. tied up leaving 95 and headed past georgia avenue and the inner loop. construction on the wilson bridge has narrowed to one lane. better bet stick to the local lanes traveling from maryland into virginia. that's a check of our fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you. new york city's mayor has backed a controversial plan to ban the sale of super sized sodas at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theaters. it's an effort to make a dent
in childhood obesity. joining us to talk about this is nutritionist robin webb, award winning nutritionist. thank you for coming in. good to see you. >> thank you. >> this is getting a lot of talk, particularly in new york city. from your view, is this plan, is that an effective way to deal with this obesity problem and the nutrition problem? >> of course we have a big obesity problem and we have to acknowledge that. i think the mayor's heart and intention are in the right place. we need to have the conversation started but we need to continue it. i don't know. i think this might be a band- aid approach to a much larger problem. the problem is, you tell children you can't have candy, what's the first thing they want? candy. i'm not quite sure. i give him kudos for fighting obesity and making it large scale, thinking about the sodas. then you have to start with the
milkshakes, then the hamburgers and this and that, and where does it end and what is going to really work here? i'm not quite sure. >> that's one of the things i've heard in conversation about this, and you mentioned milkshakes, this focus is on sodas and there are a lot of other drinks out there that are also high calorie, including in particular milkshakes. >> yeah, there are. i think the sodas, i think they're so out there, and people drink them more because they're cheaper perhaps than the milkshake. the volume of sodas is so high, so i think his intention was starting with that. i think starting the conversation to get it out there to stop it is important. i was raised in the 60s, and i remember the ban the cigarettes and people may have thought, that's a band-aid approach. in a way, when you look back on it, if you're a smoker now, you
know, you're kind of a parya. i understand people's reaction it's controversial and may be a band-aid approach, but maybe we have to start somewhere. i understand what he's trying to do. >> we have graphics that will show drinks, and the common calorie counts. slurpees. i thought they would be much worse. 210-calories for a big one. a soda, a pepsi, 300-calories. red bull, which is common, a lot of young people drink this, 320-calories. starbucks, a frappuccino, they range widely, from 150-calories to 700. this particular one is the salted caramel mocha, 420 calories. what might be a better approach, or what might be another approach that a mayor, a city, others could take to try and combat this problem?
>> you know, it's interesting, i remember several years ago, i believe it was, i could be wrong, but i believe it was the mayor of philadelphia, they had such an obesity problem that they started a city-wide exercise nutrition program. they really went for it in education. not necessarily a ban on something, but an education. and statistics show the people who participated in the program, lost their weight, prevented diabetes. it was a full scale tilt educational program city by city. >> one movement we've seen is soda companies working with school districts in some states to change what's in vending machines. has that been helpful? >> i don't know the statistics yet of what's happened, but it's a step in the right direction. a lot of the soda companies provide a lot of money to school systems for their sports programs and what not. yeah, schools need the money, absolutely. that's a whole other conversation. but you want to be careful when they're in bed with them, are
they also giving them money for that and sodas are still prevalent. >> interesting. >> you want to watch that kind of thing. i think this is the beginning of a great conversation. i think government can play a role in nutrition, but it comes down to what goes on in the home and keep children away from things that aren't good for them or keeping them small. what's it to prevent people from getting two mediums and a small soda? you have to think people are going to skirt around this as well. >> very good information. always a pleasure having you here. >> thank you. >> allison, back to you. 7:41, 72 degrees on a friday morning. ahead, an uninvited guest causes quite a scare for students and faculty at one california middle school. we have the video for you next. >> and a federal crackdown that affects bus routes from new york city to d.c. to miami. dozens of bus companies yanked off the road this week. we'll tell you why after the
making headlines this morning, the federal government is cracking down on discount bus companies. they shut down 25 carriers and bus ticket seller this week due to their safety records. the companies transported about 1800 passengers daily along i- 95 between new york and florida. the agency also introduced a new app called safer bus. it allows you to look up bus companies to inspect their safety records and see whether they are legit. yeah, that's a black bear caught on surveillance video, sprinting across campus at a california elementary school. >> middle school or elementary school? >> you'll hear in just a moment. he stayed for a minute. but the elementary school was placed on lockdown and the
middle school's graduation was suspended. he was tranquilized and released back into the wild. >> that one picture looks like a cub, and that one he looks pretty big. >> what i find interesting is you said he was a black bear, and he's brown. >> maybe it's a special bakersfield bear. >> i'm showing my ignorance. >> are black bears brown? >> i thought they were black. it's okay. we'll look it up. i'll yell it out -- >> i appreciate it. just curious. light showers across the area. shower activity light. warm front. later today cold front moves in and look out, this cold front will mean business. likely to see heavy rain, potential for pretty good thunderstorms this afternoon. you can see that rain shower activity now in the ohio valley and west virginia. no warnings or watches at the
moment, but the dynamics in our atmosphere is conducive to severe weather later today. between 4:00 and 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. here's a look, this low pressure will pass to our west, allowing us to get a good southerly flow, and the cold front tonight. behind the front, conditions look better. as we get into the weekend, check it out, lower humidity, lots of sunshine tomorrow. temperatures in the mid-70s. sunday looks fantastic. even monday and tuesday temperatures stay relatively cool. so we're entering the first week of june without extreme heat. no 90s on the horizon. definitely stay tuned later today. use that fox 5 weather app, tune back in later this afternoon with the latest on any severe weather. >> i have consulted with the american bear association. not all black bears are black. some are brown. >> all right. >> they were called black bears by settlers who came over and initially on the east coast just saw black bears. when they got in, they saw different color bears. >> perhaps they were a
different species and left it brown black. >> they were not a different species. >> fascinating. there you are. >> julie wright, what have you got for us? >> please don't tell me an interview with a bear. only you can prevent forest fires. >> remember smoky? >> yeah, smoky. >> i loved smoky the bear. >> good bear. tucker is talking about his weather app and i'm talking about waze, because the waze craze is hitting everybody and i'm loving it. thank you so much for joining and helping us out as we interact with our commute. top stretch of the beltway a slow go, traveling in towards silver spring. outer loop of course down below speed from our wazer reports in with heavy volume. inner loop of the beltway, trouble. stalled tractor-trailer tying up the second lane working over towards university boulevard and back out to new hampshire avenue. downtown, it was reported as a suspicious package near the reagan building.
portion of pennsylvania avenue blocked off between 12th and 15th streets. a portion of 14th street shut down between constitution avenue and pennsylvania avenue. 395 traffic gridlocked. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. making first impressions easy. that's the motto behind a graphics facility in maryland. >> holly is learning more about the business this morning. hey, holly. >> reporter: good morning. it's quite a first impression when you drive up in a car that is a total billboard in and of itself. we are live at empire graphics and signs and marketing in waldorf, where we are indeed learning all about the auto wrapping business. what it is, how it works and where you can find the best people who do it, live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. q
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vehicle wraps and vibrant signs, there's nothing the team at empire graphics can't do. >> holly is there to put that to the test in waldorf, maryland, good morning. >> reporter: auto wrapping has put them on the map here. it is a big job, and apparently a lot of people need it. at least that's what these guys tell me. this is eddie and jerry. eddie is the coowner and jerry is gm. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: how does one get into the auto wrapping business? >> we saw a niche market in this industry. no one here was doing it at the time about nine years ago. we were the first one to step up and buy the printers. once we got that going and got through the trial and error, we were rolling. >> reporter: there's a lot of clients out there? >> yeah, there's a big market for it. it's a good way to advertise,
to put your company name on your vehicle. you get a lot of exposure that way. >> reporter: it's almost like creating more surface area, right? >> correct. >> reporter: instead of one billboard in one location, as you're driving around, you're moving your signage. >> lots of people once they get one wrap done, they get phone calls saying, we have seen your car and truck, they think there's multiple vehicles because of that one wrap. >> you've become certified, what does that mean? >> ul certified allows us to build electrical signs inhouse. we have to meet their standard, their code, and they drop in and do random inspections and if our signs aren't built to their standard, they'll pull our license immediately. >> reporter: whether you're a small company or big company, the process is the same. we want to go through the process this morning. i come into your shop and i say, hey, good to see you guys. [ phone ringing ] >> reporter: there's another
person calling. but i'm the first customer. where does the process beginning? >> typically when they walk in -- >> reporter: i was supposed to be the customer right now. >> i'm sorry. >> reporter: put them on hold. i'm kidding. >> once the customer comes in, nichole figures out what they're looking for, whether it's a banner, magnet, auto wrap, building sign, anything you see on a building anywhere, we can do it. >> reporter: you can put it on a car? how long does it take? >> to do a wrap on a vehicle, takes about a full day, two guys, eight hours. >> reporter: it's a quick turnaround in the grand scheme of things. >> the longest part is the design. that takes about a week to 10 days. once we get that, we ask them to drop the vehicle off and they can pick it up -- [ phone ringing ] >> reporter: don't answer that
now. if you're calling now, she's going to talk to me first. tell me how this works. >> the first thing we do is see what materials i guess you guys are wanting to put your signage on. the key thing we do with our designs, we focus on colors are the main thing. we try to make stuff as gaudy as possible. we're trying to grab your attention, especially flying down the road. you're passing a sign, you have to make it quick, to the point of the. >> reporter: also probably want the main basic information. not a lot of details. because you could cause an accident. >> exactly. the name of the company, you know what they're doing here, putting the flames and stuff like that in the background gives you a hint into that as well. then the phone number. they have to have the dot number as well. >> reporter: very cool. i think that person was watching fox 5, because the phone stopped ringing. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to their business here if you want to find out more about all they do. we're going to continue the process this morning. [ no audio] >> oh, holly, say you'll come
back later. >> lost the slot at the last second. we'll have holly again. also coming up, breaking down the verdict in the john edwards' trial. attorney a. scott bolden is here with more on that. and we have john edwards' reaction to the trial. >> also ahead, she's a regular on e! 's chelsea lately and has appeared on other shows. natasha leggero joins us instudio. [ mechanical humming ] [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪
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five children in critical condition after they were hit by an suv in front of a prince george's county home. we are expecting an update on the investigation this hour. and we're going to bring you the very latest. >> the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards comes to an end. the jury decides the evidence accusing him of using campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress was not strong enough. good morning, everybody, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. we have a lot for you. later this hour, comedian
natasha leggero will join us instudio. she has an impressive resume, and you can check her this weekend at the arlington draft house. >> also, which cities made the list of best and worst dressed in the nation. >> look forward to that. someone who is nearly always well dressed is tucker barnes. >> i thought you were going to say nearly always dressed. well dressed. >> well dressed is tucker barnes with a look at today's weather. >> i feel like we'll win best dressed in d.c. >> i feel like we have that. a lot of folks have to wear suits in d.c. >> yeah. and a lot of lawyers and stuff, power suits. >> stay tuned for the list. also stay tuned for the weather later today. could have the potential for strong storms. we've been talking about it the last day or two. looking more likely storms this afternoon. not much action at the moment. one front lifting through. gray start to your day.
doesn't look like yesterday, when it was perfect around here. we'll be mostly cloudy here for a good portion of your day. warm and humid up ahead of our cold front, which will get in later this afternoon. satellite radar, i'll show you that front out to the west. you can see the rain showers into west virginia and ohio. that is that cold front we've been concerned about for the last couple of days. and an area of low pressure that will ride to our west. we'll get good spin in the atmosphere later this afternoon and that will help brew up pretty good storms around here. want to time it out, i'd say after about 3:00, 4:00 today, through 9:00 or 10:00 tonight the focal point for the storms. i'll have more details on the potential for strong storms coming up. 83 this afternoon, with scattered storms developing after 3:00 or 4:00 today. thanks, tucker. >> let's go to julie wright for an update on the traffic. >> good morning to you guys once again. what we're focusing on now is lower 14th street traveling off
the bridge, northbound traffic has been released past the reagan building. southbound tied up between constitution avenue and pennsylvania avenue. still a portion of pennsylvania avenue blocked off between 14th and 15th streets at this time. meanwhile, inner loop of the beltway, big delays now. this is ongoing construction. it will be with us throughout the weekend. they have narrowed your threw lanes to one lane on the virginia side of the bridge. that's why it's so gridlocked in the threw lanes. don't commit. use the local lanes out of oxen hill headed to alexandria. this is ongoing construction that will be with you throughout the weekend, so plan your weekend trip accordingly. slow going 95 around georgia avenue. this is unusual traffic, inner loop of the beltway leaving university boulevard heading eastbound towards 95 college park. incident tying up the left side of the road past university boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we begin with breaking news
from afghanistan. afghan officials say a bomb has exploded at a u.s. led base in the eastern part of that country. nato is only saying insurgents are to blame, and nothing about injuries. afghan police official claims six civilians have been hurt. we have a check of some of the top stories now from our area. we now know one of five children hit by an suv last night in prince george's county has died. she was an 8-year-old girl. that's according to a man who lives in the home where the accident happened. the kids were hit outside the home on hannon street in hyattsville. police say a woman was backing up, didn't see the children, and it crashed into the garage. some disturbing details not appropriate for everyone. kids especially, so they might want to leave a room. involving a murder in maryland.
police say a 21-year-old morgan state university student, alexander kinyua, confessed to killing his house mate and eating parts of his body. earlier this week detectives found some of the remaining body parts in the house alexander kinyua shared with his family and the victim. police arrested alexander kinyua. he is being held without bail. the latest now from the campaign trail. president obama heads to the midwest this morning. he'll speak at a plant in minnesota, then heads to chicago later this day for campaign events and a fundraiser. another endorsement for republican presidential nominee mitt romney. yesterday former first lady nancy reagan announced her support. romney and his wife visited mrs. reagan at her home. in a statement, mrs. reagan said romney would provide
leadership that our country so desperately needs. none of the people who came to court and testified are responsible. none of the people working for the government is responsible. i am responsible. >> extraordinary statement after the trial was over. john edwards, that's him taking personal responsibility for what he calls his sins, but not legal responsibility. and a jury agrees. after nine days of deliberations, the jury acquitted him on one count and deadlocked on five others. joining us now is defense attorney and former prosecutor a. scott bolden, managing partner of the d.c. office of reed smith, with some insight. thanks for coming in again. >> thanks for having me. >> i don't recall seeing many cases that were more sordid in the details that came out about his personal behavior and all that kind of thing. >> right. >> but the jury could not agree on most of the charges and now we have a mistrial and one acquittal. were you surprised by the
outcome? >> not really, actual. most of us in the criminal defense bar thought this was a thin read and a stretch to put a criminal fraudulent false statement overlay to some possible campaign finance violences. remember, the fcc, even the experts and former chairman came out and said they weren't convinced these were even civil or administrative discretions or violations and therefore, there were no administrative charges brought against edwards or his campaign. the standard for administrative violations is much lower than the higher standard, being the criminal standard here. whatever policy, whatever agenda the department of justice had, it failed miserable here, and most of us in the criminal defense bar predicted that. >> now, attorneys are smart and the prosecutors are smart as well. given all that information, why would they bring the case to begin with? >> you have to ask the department of justice that. there are some policies, some agendas, some cases that have to be brought.
this was not a case that had to be brought, not a case that had to be tried. in the end, the jury denied the prosecution of a victory with a novel theory that was brought to them. too hard to sort through. you can have campaign violations, you can be a bad person, you can do awful things in this life. none of us endorse it. but it doesn't make it criminal. it doesn't mean you can prove those claims against a human being beyond a reasonable doubt, and you know, the department of justice will often say, we'll let a jury decide or a judge decide. there are still some cases that are so significant, but out of bounds, it probably ought not be brought. >> interesting. i want to ask you about a couple of specific things, just struck me as odd. early in the deliberations they asked the judge if they could see transcripts from parts of the trial and he denied them that. why would they do that? >> it's the judge's discretion, that's the first thing. second of all, looking at all the transcripts probably would
have delayed this even further. they deliberated i think about nine days. then also a jury looking at transcripts, reviewing testimony, without the judge or the lawyers present to interpret, could be fairly dangerous in regard to what they extrapolate from it. some federal judges will let the jurors ask questions along the way, outside the presence -- or inside the presence of the courtroom, but outside their presence, as they write questions down. it really is a discretionary piece for judges. but i could see some risk there in not wanting to taint the jury based on their interpretation of those transcripts. >> interesting. did you make anything of the jury's behavior towards the end, you know, a couple of jurors seemed to start dressing alike. one juror allegedly they thought might have been beginning to flirt with edwards. it is odd. >> i make that it was bizarre
behavior. nothing i've ever seen in 25 years of practicing law in new york, d.c., prosecution or defense. but jurors are jurors. i thought what was more interesting was that the judge kind of went at it with abbey lowe quite a bit. probably different styles between them. more importantly, she let the alternates stay and deliberate, have lunch with the 12 jurors during the process, during the trial process. that's pretty unusual, because they could have undue influence on the ultimate outcome, even they they weren't going to be voting. the judge eventually let them go. but that was interesting. there were a lot of things that were interesting about this case. the jurors and their conduct and the flirting and the wardrobe apparel, wearing the same. but also the fact the case was even brought. a lot of sordid details. everyone now knows john edwards was many things, awful things, did awful things. he accepted responsible for them. but in a court of criminal law, it doesn't matter how bad you are. what matters is how criminal you are. in this case, john edwards is
many things, but he's not a criminal. >> very, very interesting. we could talk about this for a good while longer. thank you very much for coming in. we appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> allison, back to you. thanks, tony. 8:10on a friday morning. coming up, why former president bill clinton is weighing in on one state's governor's race. >> also, britain is ready for a party of royal proportions. details on the queen's up coming diamond jubilee.
8:14 now. here are the stories making headlines. in four days wisconsin voters will head to the polls for a recall election. governor scott walker is facing off against milwaukee mayor tom barrett. today, former president bill clinton is looking to fire up democrats in milwaukee on the mayor's behalf. meanwhile, walker will campaign with south carolina governor. the recall was spurred by walker's proposal last year that effectively ended collective bargaining rights
for most state workers. 60 years on the job is reason for anybody to celebrate. the same holds true even if you're the queen. this weekend is a huge celebration, will be held in london, marking queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. one of the premier events is a river pageant, where she'll lead as many as one thought boats on the river thames. on tuesday she'll greet crowds from the balcony of buckingham palace. an event that drew an estimated 1 million people when she celebrated her golden jubilee. >> 60 years. >> unbelievable. >> wow. good for her. >> i know it. you know, you can't get fired. >> i know you can't. >> well, you could, but it
wouldn't be pretty. >> i'm hoping prince charles will get two days. >> something, something. he must be going, come on! >> right. >> tucker barnes -- >> allison, you need to get a crown like that. >> i have one at home. >> you do? >> i wear it when i'm bossing the kids and mark around. >> what was that butter that used to have a crown? >> i remember. tucker doesn't remember, he's too young. >> oh, tuck. i did not get it from the butter. >> time for our fox 5 first photo of the day. >> look in the background! >> yes. >> we're going to talk about that. what a cute picture! >> adorable. >> great big happy birthday. guess what? he turned four years old yesterday. >> happy birthday! >> what a cutie. if you look carefully, tony caught it quickly, you can tell he's a big fox 5 fan. why? >> he's watching lauren demarco. >> our very own lauren demarco in the background there. >> yeah. >> how cute.
that's why that smile is on his face. >> clever way to get your child on the air. >> though his face does it, too, because he's so cute. >> he is handsome. >> great smile. jericho, we hope you have a happy birthday. go to myfoxdc.com to send us your child's picture. click on mornings. all right, let's get to the forecast. we have a lot going on. now we're fine. warm front has been trying to roll through early this morning. that brought in a few light showers. generally, cloud cover to start your day. there's the main event to the west. that's a cold front that will get in here, and if you want it time it, i'd say 3:00 to 4:00 this afternoon, to 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. the focal point for pretty good thunderstorms that could develop. still a lot of question marks about how the ingredients will come together. we're not sure where a line of severe thunderstorms might set up. certainly a possibility across the mid-atlantic later this afternoon, as we're going to have plenty of warm, humid air in place. the jet stream somewhat favorable to spin up the
atmosphere, and the potential for lots of gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning and torrential downpours with the thunderstorms later today. already we're under a slight risk for severe weather, that includes all of virginia and maryland and the district of columbia. that put out by the storm prediction center yesterday. potential for severe weather around here later today. here's your five-day forecast, gets out of here tonight. tomorrow fabulous, low humidity for saturday. sunday looks good, too. monday and tuesday, upper 70s to about 80. so no extreme heat. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie. looks like she's wazeing it. >> it's the new thing. everybody wants to do it. we're finding people that keep adding on to our fox 5 waze group. and we love it. check this out, tucker, this guy gives us a heads up. he's a wazer and says, georgia avenue here at forest glen, accident activity. the right lane is tied up at the scene.
thank you very much. he gave us the heads up and joining our waze group. slow going traffic traveling the inner loop of the beltway. this is where we had the stalled tractor-trailer tying up the second lane from the right here on the inner loop of the beltway. coming off the inner loop slow going from before georgia avenue headed eastbound around 495 college park. outer loop below speed leaving 95 headed to georgia avenue before you shake loose. southbound 95 on the brakes headed to the beltway. 66 congested. with the construction on the inner loop of the beltway headed for the wilson bridge, this ongoing construction will be with us throughout the weekend. they have narrowed the threw lanes on the virginia side to one lane getting by only. over the course of the weekend they'll shut down the threw lanes as they continue that project. out of oxen hills to alexandria, commit to the local lanes only leaving maryland into virginia. that's a check of your fox 5 on-
time traffic. thank you so much. the big news from the campaign trail this week, mitt romney clinches the republican presidential nomination. where does his campaign go from here? one of his senior advisors will be a guest on fox news sunday and host chris wallace joins us for a preview. good morning. >> good morning. >> mitt romney is the man. what does happen now, now that he has gotten the delegates he needs? >> well, frankly not a lot different. ever since santorum dropped out of the race over a monday ago, he's basically been running as the nominee, and the obama campaign has been treating him as their opponent. and you know, clearly they're both focusing on the economy. romney made a surprise visit yesterday to solyndra, the solar panel company that the obama administration gave half a billion dollars in taxpayer money to that went bankrupt.
and he is attacking what he calls public equity, the idea that obama and his administration have been trying to pick winners and losers with taxpayer money. meanwhile, the obama campaign is continuing to undercut romney's record both in private equity and now as governor of massachusetts. the problem is, they went there yesterday, and let people know, and of course it's the headquarters of the romney campaign, and the romney campaign had hundreds of protestors out there who shot david axlerod down. finally got so bad, that axlerod said, you can't handle the truth like jack nicholson. never good when you're em percent nateing colonel jessup. >> i guess he felt like he would nowhere else to go. a lot of people have been making a lot about the negative ads and this sort of behavior. why are we surprised about this, chris? kind of been going on the last
three and a half years. >> it's been going on longer than that, 20, 30 years. people complain about the negative ads. why do these smart people spend millions of dollars? because they work. particularly with president obama, who doesn't have the greatest economic record to talk about, one of the things he's going to have to do, because he can't campaign just on what a great job he's done as president is try to beat down romney and say look, this guy isn't the economic savior he pretends he is. i think it will be a down and dirty campaign. fasten your seat belts till november. >> want to say a personal thank you for coming in the studio last week with your lovely wife, lorraine. we enjoyed it so much. thank you, chris. >> yes. i hope we fed everybody and as long as you're giving me the opportunity for a plug, mr. sunday saturday night chicken, you can get it at amazon, local book stores, doing very well since our appearance. >> we have a copy of the book.
thank you. >> what a good husband. >> he is a good husband. >> thank you much. 8:22 now. it is a friday morning, and still ahead, can you spell guetapens? >> you don't spell it the way it sounds. one14-year-old-- >> it's french. >> one 14-year-old from san diego could spell it with no problem. this morning she is a national champ. >> also, you've probably seen them driving around town, the cars with what's called vehicle wraps. this morning holly will show us how the ads are made in the first place. >> all right. ♪
and she says it is a physically accepted method of getting rid of unneeded papers. the police union raised objections, claiming it was not handled properly. >> still ahead on a friday morning, we're going to tell you why cities made -- which cities made the list of the worst dressed in the nation. >> and comedian natasha leggero is live in our studio, and we'll tell you where she's performing and we'll get to meet her, coming up next. it's 8:27. when mitt romney says "planned parenthood we're gonna get rid of that."
romney is saying he'll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on. when romney says "do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes." he's saying he'll deny women the right to make their own medical decisions and when his campaign can't say whether he'd support equal pay protections. "and we'll get back to you on that." romney's putting your paycheck at risk. planned parenthood action fund is responsible for the content of this advertising because mitt romney is out of touch and wrong for women.
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d.c.'s mayor gray said works are in the way to honor him in the form of a public park. >> guetapens. >> g-u-e-t--- >> a new spelling bee is crowned. it came down to 14-year-old snigdha nandipati and her final word is guetapens. she'll receive $30,000 in cash, and a trophy among other prizes. and that big old hug from her daddy. so sweet. congratulations. >> i'd never heard the word before. >> me neither. >> it's french. what did we say it meant? to snag or trap or ambush. probably don't want it associated with you. >> not today. we don't want our weather to, what's the word? >> our weather is going to snigdha nandipati us. surely that's not how you use it. >> way to work it in.
temperatures now reagan national, 73 degrees. you'll notice the humidity on the increase today. it's back after a one-day vacation. potential for pretty good thunderstorms around here later this afternoon. 69 at dulles. dew point temperatures on the rise as is the humidity. our highs later today in the low to mid-80s. we'll be nice and warm later this afternoon. lots of clouds for the first half of the day. had a few showers overnight. but here's the main event, the cold front which will get in later today. low pressure passing to our west. can spin up the atmosphere and our jet stream favorable to develop thunderstorms later this afternoon. let me show you futurecast. much of the day cloudy, with the possibility of a few peeks of sunshine. by 3:00, 4:00 today, we'll see the storms move in. at noon, cloud cover.
maybe a little sunshine. 3:00, 4:00 today we'll start to get showers and storms, and some of these storms could be on the strong side. then a line, likely a line of convergence here, where we get pretty good storms by 8:00, 9:00 tonight. these storms could be strong. bottom line, potential for a lot of rain, cloud to ground lightning. gusty winds, and severe weather later this afternoon. once we get it clear of us and to the east, things will clear out. weekend looks fantastic. saturday and sunday, low humidity. and temperatures topping out in the mid-70s tomorrow. there's your five-day. later today, 83. weekend forecast a good one. could be a late storm sunday. ten, 20% chance. most of your weekend nice and dry. look out later this afternoon. tune back in later this afternoon and you'll get the latest. that's a look at the forecast, allison. over to you. i'm ready for you, tucker. our next guest tours the nation headlining packed comedy clubs with her own brand of glamor
and humor. comedienne and actress natasha leggero is in town at the arlington cinema and draft house this weekend. so if you are needing laughter, looking for a fun night, you have to check her out. but first, joining us here, natasha leggero herself. good morning. >> hi. >> you said not to make fun of your outfit. i think you look adorable. >> i feel like it seems like i'm dressed for something specific. >> like what? >> like hunting or some sort of safari. i just couldn't do my hair. i can't do that early. >> some people have the gift of looking cute always -- >> this helps. >> so thank you for coming. >>on why more people don't wear hats in the morning. >> on the weekend i am hatted up all week long. i'm happy you're here. >> thank you. >> normally we see you on chelsea lately. how much stress is it to be sitting up there, because you know you have to deliver that line or you will be, like chelsea will say something, because i have seen that with
other guests, not you. what's it like, having to come up with it? >> you know, i like it because i know it's happening in the news that day. >> right, right. >> i don't know if you call that news. >> well, yeah. >> it's fun. we all know each other so well, so it's pretty organic. >> right. >> and easy. >> i love it. seems like it would be hard. i guess that's the nature of comedy and improve. >> chelsea is great at improv. you can always see the teleprompter. she's never saying -- >> what's on it? >> it makes it more fun, kind of like a party. >> kind of like what we do sometimes when we get super loose late friday mornings. >> i would love to see you guys get super loose. >> get loose. don't say that. >> i like your weather man. he's so sophisticated. in l.a. they look like they're
clubbing. >> washington is conservative. have you been here before? >> i have been here. that mitt romney looks awesome, too. he's the one that eats the money. pictures of him in the '70s eating money. >> let me -- >> he wants to get rid of the women's movement, right? >> i have to be totally -- you cannot ask me these questions. i want to ask you, what is funny these days? what's funny to you? >> what is funny to me is the queen. she has so many jewels on, her posture is being affected by her jewels. >> i like the purse she carries. >> all the time. >> what's in it? it's a little purse. what could be in it? no car keys, she doesn't drive. no money. what's in that purse? >> probably more diamonds. >> i bet that is it. >> i bet she's going to choke on a diamond, soon. >> don't say it. >> oh, sorry. >> you are in everything, even in an animated series on comedy central now. >> yeah. >> how does one fit all of that
into just 24 hours in a day? i'm serious -- >> animated series are very easy. you show up. i wouldn't even dress up this much. >> sure. but still, when you -- >> cartoons are fun. >> when you could be resting. right, ha ha, that's funny, right? when you're not traveling, doing the late shows and when you're not on chelsea lately and doing movies, like "he's just not that into you." >> you have to balance it all out, i guess. are you trying to get the subject off of romney? >> no. i would have to sit here and listen to you and not politely and agree, or disagree. >> it's 2012. >> it is 2012. what i find crazy is more people aren't involved in everything that's happening and we kind of believe what we see in 30 or 62nd ads and what politicians say and we don't go deeper into it.
>> we're worried about the kardashian marriage. >> is she getting married again? >> i don't know. i don't know how that armenian family tramp was able to take over the country. >> i heard she's moving in with kanye. you would know more about that living in l.a. >> i don't know the difference between these people. >> forgive me for saying your last name wrong earlier. >> you also said the sames river. >> no, i said the thames river and tony corrected me. i appreciate that. let's never have natasha back. >> no, no, you're doing great. >> arlington cinema and drafthouse is where the lovely natasha will be, and that's in arlington, hence the name, tonight and tomorrow. please see the lovely and
talented natasha leggero. >> thank you, darling. >> okay. you're welcome. tony, over to you. >> funny, funny. thank you very much. 8# 38:00 now on this friday morning. still ahead, well, not so funny, the new unemployment numbers are out. they were released a few minutes ago. we're breaking them down after the break. >> but first, here's another that's my take. this morning the ambitious plan to improve the state of d.c. schools. >> a few weeks ago d.c. schools chancellor announced a five- year plan to boost the achievements of the public schools and raise the high school graduation rates. the goals of henderson's plans are aggressive. they include raising the math and reading proficiency rates from 43% to 70%. increasing the proficiency rates of the 40 poorest performing schools by 40%.
boosting graduation rates from 53% to 75%. adding a pilot program to expand the school day at some schools. but henderson has already gone on the record saying that this aggressive plan cannot be achieved given the current size of the district's public school system. we have too many schools with low enrollments, creating an inefficient system. 45 schools have less than 300 students. d.c. averages 382 students per school. compared with fairfax county, with 915. closing schools as the chancellor has called for, after the 2012/13 school year, is the most effective way to increase the efficiency of the school system. we agree with henderson. we can no longer afford to run 123 public schools. closing schools is the third rail for all school officials. chancellor henderson surely knows this. but to her credit, she has proposed a series of community discussions regarding the number and location of the schools that should be considered for closing,
renovation, or replacement by charter schools. chancellor henderson's office tells fox 5 that a series of state of the schools meetings will be held in each ward over the next few weeks. if you care about making the district's public school system better, this is your time to share your thoughts about this critical issue. but understand this, as long as all those vested in the process of improving the district's public school systems know that there is no gain without some pain. we can all look forward to a more successful and efficient public school system in the future. that's my take. let me know what you think. go to myfoxdc.com and click on that's my take or send me an e- mail. graduation, huh ?
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may jobs report just came out, and it's a huge disappointment. employers added only 69,000 jobs this month. unemployment rose to 8.2%. before the report came out, experts had estimated u.s. employers were going to add somewhere around 150,000 jobs. of course, it didn't happen. this is the worst jobs report we've seen all year. we'll have more analysis of these numbers next hour.
today marks the official start of the atlantic hurricane season and federal and state government officials want you to be ready. they'll kick off a public service campaign today to urge people to plan ahead. we've already had two named storms even before the official start of the season. looks like people living in virginia dress to impress. >> all right. >> not one city in the state made travel and leisure magazine's list of least stylish cities. >> other places in our area and around the country may have a thing or two to learn. according to the poll, anchorage, alaska is the worst. baltimore rated number three. washington, d.c. came in number 14 on the worst dressed. what is the criteria? >> i don't know. maybe it has to do with maybe
we're too conservative. you mentioned washington is a conservative town. maybe that's it. >> do you think? but number 14? >> maybe they include tourists in that. i shouldn't even say that. >> right. >> you know. >> they're coming to dress -- >> they're dressing for comfort. >> right. i don't agree with that list at all. >> neither do i. and i love tourists, by the way. 8:46on this friday morning. >> holly is hanging out with a talented group of designers this morning. >> reporter: we are hanging out with talented people. have you ever seen those cars that look like billboards? it's all about auto wrapping. we are live this morning in waldorf, checking out the process. start the printer up there. we're going to see how it works and maybe how you can get your own vehicle wrapped, next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. [ male announcer ] what if you have potatoes?
pour chunky sirloin burger soup over those mashed potatoes and dinner is served. four minutes, around four bucks. that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. for half the calories plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. more and more you see vehicles driving around really serving as big billboards. >> they are a wrap and special graphics to get the word out.
but how are they made? holly morris is in waldorf this morning finding out all the secrets. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this really is the epitome of self-promotion, when you're talking about making your vehicle into a billboard. it's super popular, economical and gets your name out there. the people that do it best that started it all here in the greater washington area is empire graphics where we are live this morning. one of the co-owners, eddie is here. i see it's the ladies that do the real work here. >> that's right. >> reporter: nicole, you do the graphic design and you bring them here in shawna and you impress upon her the things you want to stand out? >> this is kind of like our key to everything we do. job sheet, a list of the customer information, actual visual of what the sign we're making, the type of material,
all that good stuff. it's very important, you know, for shawna to match colors so she knows where the file location is, making sure we're printing the correct one. >> reporter: one lovely lady hands it off to the next lovely lady and you do the printing job. she talked about color matching, but what does that mean? >> she lays everything out on the proof sheet. when i come into the program to print it, i make sure all the presets where set, so when it sends it to the printer. it's the color it needs to be. >> reporter: these look like heavy duty printedders. >> they are. they print up to 6 feet of material. we have the glossy auto wrap material. >> reporter: i know there are different materials. how do you decide what materials to use? >> the different materials stick to different mediums, depending with a you're working with. auto wrap has an air release,
so as you're putting it on the vehicle, it goes on smoother without bumps or bubbles. >> reporter: how often do you have a problem, like in the middle you'd have to redo it? >> not often. usually as long as all the presets are set, all the material is loaded in straight, we don't really run into problems. but sometimes when you get, especially with grays, you have to mess around with color presets to make sure in here it might look gray, but when you take it outside, it's green. >> reporter: the different lighting affects it. that's the printing deal. let's walk over here, because we're going to move on to lamination. i'm interested, when people start this process with you, eddie, do you prefer for them to have some kind of idea of what they want, or do you like it better when they say, i don't know what i want, you help me out? >> i prefer for them to keep an open mind and not have expectations. >> reporter: then you can work together? >> yeah. they come in, set on something, a lot of times they really don't know what they need.
it's what they want. we got to kind of fill them in and adjust accordingly so it can be read quickly. not like a newspaper where you can hold it for a second. it's moving, 50 miles per hour, and it's got to be spot on. >> reporter: what's going on here? >> once we get the printing done, we laminate and this basically puts on a gloss clear coat, or we can put on a matte finish. matte is -- >> reporter: like a photo. >> yeah. glossy is good for outside, especially on the vehicles. then-- >> reporter: oh, my gosh! you all are too funny! they had this whole thing about how you had to come over here and see the laminate. you know what, that might be just the right size for the side of the live truck. i love it! y'all are too funny.
this works in all weather, right? >> yes. >> reporter: never going to wear off the live truck? >> it's rated for about five years, depending what part of the vehicle. if you put it on the hood, only rated about two and a half. >> reporter: oh, okay. >> 100% removable. after a while you can take it off and your car will look fine. >> reporter: do i want to be there another five years or two and a half years? max and the truck are going, 100% removable. that's what i wanted to hear. myfoxdc.com is our web site. you guys are good. they're funny here. we have a link if you want to find out more. coming up, we are going to talk about -- we really don't need to see me this large -- anyway, we're going to talk about putting it on the vehicles. back to you all. >> it's beautiful. it looks great. >> it is. holly-- >> reporter: i have to find a space for this in my house. >> frame it and put it in your closet. >> reporter: great idea. >> you're welcome.
>> love it. thank you, holly. time now is 6 minutes before 9:00. it's a friday morning. coming up next hour, the latest jobs report was released moments ago. >> yeah, not pretty numbers. what they reveal about where the economy is heading now. >> also ahead, how is this for a nice break from reality? the hit movie "how to train your dragon" is coming to the stage, and you can catch it at the verizon center. some of the stars will join us live this morning, may i say, including a dragon? >> great. what's happening to this day, tony? >> it's getting grayer and grayer. tucker will have the details. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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george's county home. we'll head back out live to sherri ly for an update straight ahead. >> a push for better safety standards and enforcement of traffic laws as well, an effort from a coalition of safety advocates looking to cut down on deadly crashes. coming up, we'll speak with a spokesperson from the montgomery county police, who also has a personal reason to be part of that coalition. >> the movie "how to train your dragon" is coming to life in a big way. we have special guests this morning to talk about the live spectacular, which is now heading to town. >> imagine the scene out on harrison -- >> driving by. >> yeah, today. >> hope he's not about to pillage us. >> i hope no