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hall. melanie alnwick is live with developments. >> it might no be a bad idea to have an extra cup of coffee this morning. fox 5 news at 7 starts now. there is a live lookout side, the sky is beautiful, nice start to the day all be it a cool start to the day. wednesday june 6th. 2012, good morning i am tony perkins. >> i am allison seymour happy you are with us when we start off this morning right. we do that with the help of our main man tucker barnes. >> good morning allison, tony, partial sunshine to start your day, and that will be the theme around here. might be a shower. most of today will be dry temperatures in the 70s. right now we are cool, 59 regan national, humidity 75%, not much wind to speak of currently out of the north, 0 miles per hour and your pressure, 2.99
inches. looking at radar, showers overnight, one or two left over showers across east of the bay, down towards easton and cambridge, and out to the west, but most of the area nice and dry. a few showers redevelop this afternoon in the daytime heating. nothing to worry about here. don't cancel outdoor plans based on rain chances. temperatures cool, highs mid- 70s warmer than yesterday. 74 washington 72 warren on the. more details on the forecast including a look at the weekend. nice warm up on the way. if you like warmer temperatures, you will love it. then traffic and julie has your latest. >> good morning tuck. we started off northbound i-95 as you work your way out of woodward, pace remains heavy, slow and steady. delays past newington headed northbound franconia, springfield parkway. 395 traffic slow headed out toward king street downtown
accident activity, inbound across the bridge, that right lane is blocked that continues on to pennsylvania avenue, you can make the exit up on to the freeway and continue back out into virginia. travelling 395, here are delays leaving duke street continuing northbound, seminary road and king street. the slow down continues across the 14th street bridge. no problems southbound, 270, german town delay approach 370, shady grove road out towards the split. thank you. new this morning tragedy on the roads in fairfax virginia. a woman and her young daughter are killed. this happened last night around 11:00 p.m., police say the woman, driving a honda civic, sideswiped a vehicle and hit a honda odyssey. the woman and her 8-year-old daughter died at the scene her other child suffering life threatening injuries the driver
of the other car is in serious condition. speed played a role in this crash. >> police on the hunt for a man seen running from the scene of a deadly shooting at southern avenue metro station in temple hills. officers found a man shot in the head on a bus bay around 9:30 p.m. last night. the victim is said to be in his 40s, officers say a man ran through the station and out see the parking lot at the time of the shooting. service at the station is running on a normal schedule today. now to our big story this morning new developments regarding an investigation into the chairman of the dc council. >> talking about the ongoing federal investigation into kwame brown's 2008 campaign. melanie alnwick is live with the latest now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison. well, will he or won't he that is the question that has been swirling around council chambers here, at the wilson building regarding the
potential resignation of council chairman kwame brown especially after we are hearing federal investigators may be close to wrapping up their case. that federal investigation was launched after an audit by dc council, of dc office of campaign finance. brown's election campaign failed to e are port, $200,000 in expenditures and money wound up in the hands of a consulting company, controlled by brown's brother. here is what the council chairman had to say . i have no plans to resign. i have no plans at this time to resign and i apologize for putting residents even in a situation where we are have to stand here and talk about this as opposed to the good work council and my colleagues finished.
ward 3, mary che would like dc council to get on with the business of running the city instead of dealing with distraction after distraction, you may remember there were two other federal investigations into the dealings of dc politicians both of those resulted in the suspects -- subjects of those investigations, cutting deals and pleading guilty in federal court. you know i have to say all eyes are here on the wilson building this week wondering, whether we are going to hear something about the case into kwame brown's campaign finances back to you. >> melanie alnwick for us. live thank you. developments in the brown investigation come as mayor vince grey makes a move to clean up city government. he announced his pick for a new ethics board. meantime dc council gave final approval to a new budget. the spending plan will pay back city workers for a four day furlough last year. soon police in prince
georges county will have an easier way to keep track of anyone convicted of a gun crime. county council unanimously approved a bill that h require offenders to register their name, address and place of employment with the police chief. supporters say it will help keep firearms off the streets. now the a big vote in northern virginia today, metropolitan washington airports authority board of directors is set to decide whether to keep a controversial, union friendly con fact for phase two of metro's silver -- contract for phase two of metro's silver line to dulles airport and beyond. it would set working conditions. opponents argued it violates virginia's right to work law. governor mcdonald and supervisors in louden county threatened to withhold $350 million in pledged funds if the union incentive is not removed. six minutes after the hour.
following breaking news out of prince georges county. sky fox is giving live pictures over the scene of an apartment fire in suit land it is happening on regency park court. firefighters have been on scene for 40 minutes we aren't hearing of injuries at this time, however we will stay on the story for you. of course we will bring you any updates as we get them into our newsroom. governor of wisconsin makes history as the whole nation watches. republican scott walker became the first sitting governor to survive a recall. doug lewisesser reports it was a heated -- luzader reports it was heated. >> reporter: just the third time in history, a governor faced a recall election. this time it didn't work. >> voters want leaders who stand up and make the tough
decisions. >> reporter: and those voters simply jammed many polling sites around wisconsin through the day. turn out 65%, numbers you rarely see outside of a presidential election. but this race really began last year, with a massive protest, that followed governor walkers decision to clamp down on public sector unions to help balance the state's books. unions in turn, heavily funded the effort to toss out the governor who ended up as a rematch between walker and his 010 opponent, milwaukee mayor bare let who lost this time by a 7 point margin. >> this is not an end tonight this is an end of another chapter of wisconsin's history but there are many chapters to come. >> reporter: that is a tough point to argue against. republicans are already taking a fresh look at wisconsin. >> it is clearly going to put wisconsin into play in november. >> not so fast says the obama campaign even though voters
backed their republican governor yesterday, according to exit polls a slim majority of them still said they support the president so for wisconsin voters wary of protracted political fights this is just the beginning. president obama did endorse the democrat but did it on twitter never campaigning for him keeping his distance from a difficult race in washington doug luzader fox news. president obama will spend the day in the golden state trying to raise money the president kicks off a two day campaign through california this morning in san francisco. tonight mr. obama will attend a gala for gay and lesbian supporters in los angeles. the west cost has been friendly territory for the white house. tomorrow he heads to nevada for a speech about student loans. someone hacked mitt romney's private e-mail this morning there is an investigation to find out who did that. a website is reporting an
anonymous hacker got into his account. the romney campaign isn't commenting except to say quote authorities are investigating this crime. taliban strikes again saying it is behind two sue site bombings that -- suicide bombings that killed 22 people in afghanistan. it happened near the coalition air base in kandahar and targeted a parking area for trucks. cia drone strike deals a major blow to al qaeda, u.s. officials confirmed the terror groups operations chief was taken out monday in pakistan. foxes chief intelligence correspondent reports. u.s. officials now confirming that a drone strike monday killed a senior al qaeda leader in part of the tribal belt between pakistan and afghanistan. the white house offering a measured response. >> there is now no clear
successor to take on the breadth of his responsibilities. the death is a major blow to core al qaeda removing the number two leader for the second time in less than a year. >> he was known for escaping from a u.s. military prison in afghanistan in 2005 he was elevated to senior leadership when he replaced osama bin laden as the group's leader. he was responsible for running day today operations in pakistan's tribal areas and managed outreach to the groups regional affiliates. the u.s. drone program has removed a string of leaders. the pentagon says the u.s. will continue to hunt for leaders of al qaeda. >> no matter where they are, by virtue of what they choose to do for a living our threat to our security, security of the american people and security of our friends and allies around the world. >> his death comes as the u.s. intensifies the covert drone campaign in pakistan and leaves seven strikes in less than two
weeks. in washington, fox news. a fight to make sure women are paid for the same work as men. why senate republicans said no to equal pay. big night for legalized gambling in the state of maryland. one of the nations largest casinos is set to open. did you check out the transit of venus last night? these are some remarkable pictures from sky fox. just ahead we have some other spectacular images of this once in a lifetime event that is the traffic on 14th street bridge, coming into the city there, nice looking day, i expect julie will be along with the details on the roads, we will be right back we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas.
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the diamond jubilee celebrations for her majesty have officially ended now. you are looking at the last event from yesterday. the queen and senior members to family on the balcony of buckingham palace. check it out >> chef i don't think i have seen that before with the different colors later her majesty addressed her people in a taped message broadcast around the world. the queen said she was humbled and touched by the outpouring of good wishes, marking her 60 years on the throne. beautiful. >> you've got to say they all look really good there together and have really rebounded from some tough times. >> mm-hmm. >> and people are thrilled. >> i think everybody can relate to that. >> sure. >> all family haves problems or what have you even the royal family. >> all right. >> now let's talk about what happened in the skies last night tony. >> we are talking about the transit of venus where the
planet passed between the earth and sun. we want to show you some really cool images captured by nasa. look at that. >> look how perfect the image -- the circumference is. >> just when venus first appeared at the edge of the sun. later nasa equipment, captured venus as a distinct black dot, that is impressive. check out this image of the transit taken from the international space station. very cool. >> all right. >> yeah. >> won't see it again for 105 years. >> none of us >> may not see it again. >> we are pretty much not going to see it. >> yeah. >> that was great. glad we saw it when we did. >> awesome. turned out better than i thought it would too. really impressive. forecast impressive too. we can see, unseasonably cool air but no complaining. keep the windows open. save on the air conditioning, low humidity. 51 washington. lots of 50s and 40s locally 50s
and 40s. not too far outside the belt way, 53 pittsburgh and 55 chicago. so most of us here in the mid- atlantic northeast out to the west enjoying cool temperatures for this time of year. looking at our satellite radar across the country, much of the country quiet. tropical rains miami, here in washington area, continue to be under the influence of big area of upper low pressure off the new england coastline. that will keep things dry for another day. out to the west, wild fires burning but we leaf as breezes help a little bit and moist air off the ocean. here is your forecast today more of the same high temperatures mid-70s. warmer than yesterday and a warming trend with more humidity for the weekend, lots of sunshine nice and dry highs 90 by sunday. also want to mention quickly coastal flood warning for high tides running 1 to 2 feet above normal. alexandria, high tide, 10:16 a.m. turn now to julie wright she is watching the roadway along with our wazers. >> good morning again, i love
this girl's name, hi carly one of oreweedsers who checked in, -- wazers who checked in, 10 miles an hour. no problems to report travelling southbound baltimore washington parkway. the car in the roadway moved over to the shoulder. other side of town lanes are open southbound along 270, leaving rockville headed out toward the lane divide. thank you so much. well, the future of the pay check fairness act could be in flux after it failed to pass in the senate yesterday. supporters fell 8 votes short of 60 they needed to send the bill to the floor for debate. now if approved supporters say the measure would help close the pay gap between men and women allowing women to sue employers, if they don't get equal pay for equal work but critics argued equal pay is already covered by current law and the bill instead allowed the government to impose rules on private business.
for some reason, it is acceptable women do not need to be paid as much as men, for the exact same work. and this is unacceptable. >> both presidential candidates say women's votes will be key come november but yesterday, democrats criticized presumptive republican nominee, mitt romney for failing to say whether more not he supports this bill. the latest census data shows women earn 77¢ for every $1 earned by male workers. let the games begin one of the largest casinos in the u.s. opens tonight in hanover maryland. maryland live is next to arun dell mills mall as bill as three football fields includes 4700 electronic gaming machine, no dealers. it opens tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> tucker and i will be late to work tomorrow. >> yes. with bunches of cash. >> hopefully. >> white house teams up with colleges to make sure you know what you are getting into when
it comes to student loans. how this will help you next. also ahead, brew for your brain what new research says about coffee and alzheimers. coming up later, how can you use pizza to make kids like those vegetables. holly morris is finding out. we will check in with her. 7:21 a.m., 59 degrees on wednesday morning ♪ ♪
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here is good news about our morning pick me up. cup of joe. coffee could help lower your risk of developing alzheimers according to the study patients 65 and older who drank more than 3 cups a day stood a better chance of avoiding the memory debilitating disease. the team behind the research credits caffeine and an unknown coffee component. another health scare for singer cheryl crow, the 50-year- old says she is battling a brain tumour.
the good news, crow told a crowd at a recent concert the tumour is benign. nothing to worry about. she made the discovery after a trip to the doctor because of memory loss. she is also a breast cancer survivor. civil rights icon will deliver a commencement address in our area today. reverend sharpton will speak to dunbar high school's class of 2012. is ceremony gets under way 10:00 a.m. this morning, howard universities auditorium. dunbar is the nations oldest high school, originally established for african americans. white house wants to make it easier for new grads to understand college costs yesterday vice president biden announced a partnership with dozens of state universities including university of maryland. schools will give students information on financial aid optionhow much those will likely cost them down the road. white house also had its
eye on wisconsin tuesday. >> the big recall election there, was seen by many as an indication what many voters could send in november. our bipartisan duo of peter feen and jim innocenzi give their take. >> checking out the commute today, not looking too bad really, 7:26 a.m., on wednesday morning the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie next how did this small colorado town get
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it's 7:29 a.m., making headlines in sports, mets and the nets, they tyke a home run lead. bottom of the inning, desmond tied it on a base hate down the third baseline and then, bryce harper would step up with the bases loaded delivers the walk- off hit to left, to win it 7-6 and to the delight of his teammates, game 2 of the series is later tonight. the mets out fielder pretend like he caught the ball. >> did he really? >> why not. >> it wasn't even close. >> when in doubt, fake it. >> what else could you do.
that's great. >> all right. our temperatures continue to be unseasonably cool. we are loving it but should not normally be low 70s like yesterday. today a little warmer and then gradually get back that heat and humidity we all look forward to every summer. by this weekend. >> like it or not. >> 71 yesterday, regan national, dulles and bwi marshall. 70 our average daytime high, 82 degrees. we have all week long here been running below average and will do so again today temperatures expected to be back in the mid- 70s. we are very comfortable, 61 washington, 52 gaithersburg. 48 degrees last hour. 52 in frederick, let's see, 55 winchester, get out of your way, leonard town, 51 degrees 60 in annapolis. just a great source to your day. comfortable partial sunshine to start your day that is what we will see later today mix of sun and clouds from time to time, a few showers springing up here early this morning off to the south and west a little
disturbance coming through. that is getting lift. a few showers later today honestly i think most of your day will be like the last couple days partly to mostly sunny, from time to time clouda few showers developing particularly later this afternoon. partial sunshine scattered showers back in the forecast. 74 degrees, winds out of the north and east, 5 to 10 miles per hour. later tonight we will just be kind of partly cloudy out there, and cool overnight gain could be an early shower, 60 the overnight low, winds out of the south and west, 5 to 10. let's do a 5 day forecast, your warming trend nothing terribly extreme but by saturday, and sunday, just in time for our weekend, our temperatures will shoot back up to mid-80s and close to 90 around here more heat and humidity around the weekend. should be dry, plans just a perfect weekend for it. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie, on the roadways, julie. >> yeah, i was wondering have you been saving up your
quarters? maryland live opens up today. >> oh, yeah, tony and i are going. i'm going the retire. >> also the nickel slots. i know tony, he is not putting much more in them than a quarter : the crew in sky fox happens to be above route 100 just giving you a birds eye view. lanes open, bwi parkway. no problems to report. volume over the last couple days increasing in this area, we thing it could be because people are heading over there maybe to work maybe getting some training before the opening of maryland live but that is what we are seeing along route 100. back inside update the ride elsewhere travelling southbound, 270, lanes are open leaving rockville headed out towards the split. no problems here. lanes open on the belt way travelling between college park and your exit for 270, earlier incident cleared that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thank you very much. political spotlight shines on wisconsin this morning that
state's republican governor scott walker survived a recall vote yesterday, defeating his democratic challenger by 4 points or so but will the vote really be a bell weather for the november presidential election. joining us now are democratic political strategist, peter feen and republican strategist, jim innocenzi. jim, walker wins, obviously there is a lot beginning on here primarily about the collective bargaining thing for the state workers. what are the potential ramifications, and implications, of this win on the november election? >> i think there are a few red flags you know, everybody looks at it as if, well, this was just a local election. it was but the labor unions picked the fight and lost. they spent millions of dollars but the really interesting thing is the ground game. republicans really put a focus
on the ground game. they went against the labor unions obama's machine was up there and they lost big. what i think you will see this puts wisconsin in play gain. last time a republican won wisconsin was 84 with regan. bush lost it by i think 5,000 votes one year, and very close and in 2004 i think he lost by 7,000. so both of those -- all of a sudden wisconsin is on the map. that is a problem for to obama administration. the campaign has always had a calculation of how many electro call votes they have to win and win -- electro call votes they have had to win and wisconsin is no long era slam dunk. the other thing peter real quick republicans and scott walker took the message of the labor unions and collective bargaining and switched to jobs economy and taxes and thaw that is how he ended up flopping the numbers i think they did a very smart thing there is a lesson to be learned there i am sure
the romney people will pick it up. >> a couple points i will make here. first of all, the republicans had to out spend the democrats, 7-1. third these do overs don't do over very well for the challengerrings, so, you know, -- challengers, so i would question to be honest the decision to put all this money in all this effort into a recall, when the chances of winning these recalls is so minor. >> but second point historically, exactly. but the second point we have had two of them in 100 years. second point, to your initial question, the polls show, the exit polls, that obama is up by 8 points. now, after bare let lost by 7, the numbers are not very good, for romney.
romney lost -- mccain lost it by 14 points last. >> in wisconsin. >> but i would keep my eye on this. i think i wouldn't put my cheese head on if i were romney yet, but i think it will be a competitive race because as jim said, very competitive in 2000 and very competitive in 2004. >> to me, another interesting thing about it is the referendum on unions, is it -- could we see this translate nationally >> i don't think this is so much a referendum on unions it was a referendum on scott walker. i think union bashes whose fault was it that the tapers, you know, -- teachers, you know, retirement fund tanked. it was wall street. teachers are not getting rich. look i will stand up for teachers any day of the week but politically, this is not -- >> over reach by the unions is what it was and i think the situation is scott walker has
done a good job everybody, every executive in this country has a crisis right now because there is not -- they are spending more money than they have he took the tough road, he made some tough stands the unions didn't like it but voters did. >> and these are working in wisconsin. >> he sold it at that. >> you write in this week's u.s. news obama has gone on the offensive with negative ads against romney you say there is some criticism but you say he needs to do it. why? >> this is not going to be a referendum only on barack obama. this is a choice. every election is a choice. this campaign has started so much earlier than any other presidential campaign the money is there, you know wait until the conventions wait until the fall. ain't happening romney, is one thing these folks do well, they go negative they go hard they are tough. you know you play patsy, you
play i am the nice guy you are gone and so they need to make this contrast and especially on the issue which jim and i have talked about now for a year, jobs. who is the best guy for jobs you got to make your case. >> jim, peter says in this article, can romney campaign doesn't want this to be a comparison between what obama has done and what romney has done they don't want it to be a direct comparison do you agree with that? >> he doesn't want it to be a comparison of the two candidates and their records. >> as romney he just wants referendum >> it has to be. this is the president and why would you -- i mean, you have the look at what he has done for the last four years and decide whether you want him again. peter is right they don't have a choice they can't run on their record because their record stinks so what they have to do, is -- >> i am not sure that is what peter said. >> that is not what i said. >> so, what they have to do is run a negative campaign. it will be the devil you know versus the devil you don't know.
>> both sides, are going to be going at it. >> that's right. >> he will defend his record, a 4.2 million jobs. >> he will? >> absolutely. he will defend, the bailout as you guys will call it, of the car companies and mitt romney's decision to deep six the car companies. >> did he blame bush last week when the bad numbers came on -- >> american people blame bush. >> he was in the while house so i figured he blamed him again. >> we are moving forward. >> very quickly, roger simon political.com writes a fascinating piece about bill clinton and the obama campaign and how he kind of undermines the campaign with somethings he said including as recently as this weekend what is going on with bill clinton? >> peter is speechless. oh, my god. >> is he a help or a hindrance. >> bill can be a tremendous help he is out there raising money supporting obama, his wife has been a tremendous
help, to president obama, you know, bill is bill. bill is going to just let it roll and say what he thinks. some times i just want to say to bill, zip it. you know. >> it is fun to watch. i mean he said the other day >> i know you love it. >> that's right. the rumors are that he really wants his wife to run again. there was a lot of talk earlier this the spring he wanted her to step down, primary. >> get ready for 2016. >> no, primary to president perhaps but bill clinton was president of the united states for 8 years you can't get away from that spotlight >> bill thinks he is president some times. >> i am sure hillary is telling him to zip it. >> thank you gentlemen. >> she has been saying that for years peter. >> let's move along thanks for coming in. allison back to you. >> thank you. we are getting new insight into the night president lincoln was
shot. what the first medical report indicates coming up plus, the last voice of a famous group is silenced. up next remembering herb reid of the platters, as we head to break one of their great hits, great pretenders ♪ [ music ] ♪ ♪ excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool.
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♪[ music ] that's good music guys. good music. the music world is mourning the last original matter of the 50s vocal group the platters. herb reid died monday in a boston area hospice after years of failing health. the platters best known for hits only you and the great pretenders he was 83 years old. one of the great vocal groups of all time. >> my grandma's favorite. >> mm-hmm. >> tucker barnes is with us
with an update on what looks to be a fine day. nice start to the day sunshine across the area, one or two sprinkles earlier today. a shower or two this afternoon most of the day partly sunny highs mid-70s. >> sounds good. >> love this. wish every summer was like this. >> not every -- >> really? >> yeah. >> so what you are telling me you like the heat and humidity. >> you like to have beach time, pool time. you can still have that at 70. >> no, we would rather do that when it is hot. >> tony has spoken move along. 53 ocean city nice cool start to the day. future cast together and put in motion. partial sunshine. there you are. 2:00 p.m., once abegan i can't tell you exactly where the -- once again, i can't tell you exactly where the showers will be. just a few showers to the rest of us this afternoon. lose the shower activity things will quiet down overnight.
here we are at 7 and do it all over again tomorrow before we get a nice warm up for tony, for the weekend. in fact, by sunday our high temperatures will get awfully close to 90 degrees. get ready for haze, heat and humidity. and pool and beach. thank you is much. >> julie wright with the latest on traffic. >> i am impressed some body said tony has spoken and i said when. >> you missed it. >> hey. >> i missed it well, don't miss this our waze craze continues friends are commenting on what is happening here. we actually have, this is one of the things lauren demarco was talking about in our smart phone ap you have the ability to safely post pictures, with your application, if you are passenger in the car, pulled over safely out of the roadway that is what we are talking about this person here has done that. our fox 5 wazer showing us police activity 14th and l street dc police on the scene, looks like not too much of a delay per se but it is a little
tight in the area to start off with. definitely something to watch out for 14th and l and the top stretch to have belt way, fox 5 wazers checking in, westbound 495, toward silver spring. slow traffic, inbound, pennsylvania avenue, here is traffic coming in from branch avenue, across anacostia. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. today marks the anniversary of the d day invasion of france during world war ii. in france today an unvailing of a statue of the pennsylvania man who inspired the band of brothers miniseries. major dick winters served with alleyed forces during the d day invasion he died last year at the age of 92. there is his picture and there is that statue a 12-foot statue is being unvailed near the beaches of the invasion that began june 6th. 1944. historic discovery at the nasial archives shedding new light on a national --
nationalarchives shedding new light on a national tragedy. >> a medical reported discovered hours after the assassination of president lincoln. papers explain the type of treatment the president received in minutes after he was wounded leo wrote that he found lincoln paralyzed, come toes and leaning against his wife the doctor ordered brandy and water to be brought to the president's box immediately, while the report does not provide much new information researchers call it a first draft of that historic event. >> what a find. >> extraordinary. yeah. >> okay. >> coming up next convincing kids to eat their vegetables, it is a tough job for most parents. >> one restaurant is proving that it can be done with the help of delicious pizza. holly good morning. that's right. it can be done because it all depends what you do with those veggies after you plant them. look at my little gardeners,
[ male announcer ] it started like this... i speak the language of business. i know how jobs are created. [ male announcer ] but it ended like this. one of the worst economic records in the country. when mitt romney was governor, massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs. a rate twice the national average. and fell to forty-seventh in job creation. fourth from the bottom. instead of hiring workers from his own state, romney outsourced call center jobs to india. he cut taxes for millionaires like himself... while raising them on the middle class... and left the state two point six billion deeper in debt.
so now, when mitt romney talks about what he'd do as president... i know what it takes to create jobs. [ male announcer ] remember, we've heard it all before. i know how jobs are created. [ male announcer ] romney economics. it didn't work then, and it won't work now. it can be hard to get kids to eat their veggies. mine do however eat their veggies. >> mm-hmm but a new program, encourages them one pizza at a time. holly i like the sounds of this. >> we are learning pizza is a powerful thing. right. it can teach kids a lot in this case all about veggies hopefully inspiring a life long love for eating healthy. it is a program called field to fuel it is a wonderful concept
but takes two partners to do it and here in dc those partners are fuel pizza, which with where we are live, and kids power dc i have two representatives from each group. good morning. >> good morning. >> there are worse ways to start a day than with pizza for breakfast. >> absolutely. >> this is mark with fuel pizza. tell me where it comes into this partnership. >> well, what we do, is we allow them to come in with the vegetables they grow in their garden and make pizzas out of them. it is the best way to get these kids to eat their vegetables using pizza. you are the field trip destination. >> absolutely. >> let's talk a little bit about kid power because that is really where this all begins. >> right so kid power is a nonprofit organization here in dc we provide after school and summer programming to 350 students, our mission is to give students the tools that they need to make healthy living choices for themselves and become informed and engaged advocates in their community.
>> with that you are having kids plant their own gardens in school. >> absolutely. >> how does that work >> sure we work with 11 schools, we provide after school programs in all those schools we have about 50 garden beds right now. >> wow. >> students today are from tub man elementary where they have 18 garden beds. >> what are they growing. >> everything from beets, tomatoes, fresh herbs like thyme and or leg know. >> when -- oregano. >> when did you owe they are learning. >> it is one of our most successful programs, young people learn getting our hands in the dirt, so to speak. we actually sell a lot of our harvest at farmers markets in the city and get to the farmers marks and some how half of our harvest disappeared because, kids are snacking on the way there. >> that is a good thing. so, one thing for you to say that they are learning it is another thing when i put them
to the test. >> absolutely. >> do you guys think you are up to the test? >> yes. >> all right i will be the judge of that i am going to ask tough questions you have to give an answer who can tell me why it is important to grow our own veggies. >> they don't have pesticides, or chemicals in them. >> if you grow them yourself you can make sure they are pesticide free right? very good. all right, who can tell me what it takes to grow vegetables how do you do it? >> you need to use soil, sun, and you need to have light, soil, water, oxygen. >> okay. so who can tell me the difference between soil and dirt? >> the difference between soil and dirt is that soil has more nutrients than dirt. >> it does. so soil is better for our veggies. can we grow vegetables like all kinds of different vegetables all in one plant bed or have to space them out? >> you have to space them out because maybe like they can't like -- if they are like gathered together they might
like get stuck and they can't go up and so they might die. >> how do you take care of them after you plant them. >> anybody know how to take care of them? what do we do. or you just plant them and that's it. >> water them. >> how long does it take for veggies to go usually? >> like a season or a month. >> you have to be patient. >> does anybody have a favorite they like to grow? >> carrots. >> you guys like carrots on your pizza? >> no. >> we will have carrots as a side to our pizza. but does that sound like good pizza toppings. >> good stuff to work with. >> here is the good stuff next hour we will take some of these veggies inside, go inside fuel pizza and learn how to make pizza as we continue to foster this life long love of eating healthy. we have a link to fuel pizza and kid power inc as well one more smile for the camera?
they are having pizza for breakfast, i would be smiling too. we are talking about another push to get kids to eat healthier next hour. >> this comes from disney. they are making changes to the way it advertises favorite foods on through dinner. we will have more on this push when fox 5 morning news continues, 7:57 a.m.
ahead at 8, rumors swirl at dc city hall about the future of chairman kwame brown. he says he is not resigning but some actions indicate big changes afoot. kids are influenced by everything around them right including what they see on tv. disney says it is changing its commercials to help teach kids healthy. but will banning ads for unhealthy foods help the nations obesity problem. >> later if you are still planning your summer vacation, you should know there are deals but, there are also some steals, what you should save for and pay for, when we check
in with consumer reporter, steve. good morning i am tony perkins. >> i am allison seymour. i like the sounds of that. >> pictures too. >> wish i were there but i would miss today's great weather. >> perfect around here. nice to get outside, feel like a vacation. vacation from the heat and humidity. >> you are right. that is coming back. >> it is. let's get to temperatures regan national, 61 degrees, nice start to your day 40s overnight low 50s very comfortable keep those windows open for another afternoon highs only mid-70s. right now humidity 72% and pressure on its way up, very slowly, 3.00 inches looking at our satellite radar not a lot of changes from yesterday, we continue to watch this area of low pressure off the new england coastline that is keeping things generally dry around here. we will see a few showers pop up later this afternoon and enjoy these temperatures mid- 70s. shower or two south and west of
the city most of that not muching the ground. possible down towards culpepper and charlottesville. you can encount era few showers. more details on the warm up for the weekend. nice and cool, average daytime high, 82. we will enjoy highs low to mid- 70s. >> julie wright for more on this mornings rush hour traffic. good morning you guys checking out the ride along 66 eastbound headed for the tr bridge, heavy, slow and steady off the gw parkway as well as making your commute inbound this morning accident activity, on the dc end of the bridge before you commit to the parkway. accident activity follow police direction to get squeeze by. on the other side of town delays as you travel inbound 66 leaving manassas, eastbound toward the capital belt way, 40 minute commute, 36 minutes as you travel manassas to the belt way. all lanes are open. slow ride southbound baltimore washington parkway. reports of delays approaching and passing route 100 and slow
down, 198, laurel, headed down toward route 50. 45 minute ride complicated by the accident activity here right side of the highway. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. some top stories police say a mother and her young child were killed when she sideswiped a vehicle and hit another car coming out of a drive way. this happened 11:00 p.m. last night lee highway near german town road, fairfax virginia the woman's other young child and driver of the other car were seriously injured. police say speed did play a role in the crash. the. the hunt is till on for a man who ran from the station in temple hills, officers found a man shot in the head in a bus bay. the victim is said to be in his 40s. the suspect ran through the station and out into the parking lot at the time of the
shooting. ongoing federal investigation into dc council chair kwame brown's 2008 campaign is our big story. fox 5s melanie alnwick is live at the wilson building with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison. well, some sources are saying that kwame brown has met with federal prosecutors and has struck a deal that would have him stepping down as early as today. but other sources are saying, that brown and the u.s. attorney have indeed met and spoken, but that there is no deal, brown himself said yesterday, he has no plans to resign. the if he rad investigation -- the federal investigation launched a year ago after an audit by dcs campaign finance, found 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $200,000 in contributions and expenditures and $239 wound up in the hands of a consulting company, controlled by his brother. the u.s. attorney is about to
release information on the case. emergency legislation regarding immigration, the council chairman was friending off rumors. >> i want to apologize for any distractions clearly it is a distraction, clearly i would rather talk about what we passed in the budget, clearly i would like to be talking about how we will get our legislators back to work and reform. tony and allison, brown found himself apologizing for a physical confrontation with a reporter who wanted to talk to him about those investigations yesterday. more on that, coming up at 9:00 a.m. back to you. >> thank you so much. >> kwame brown's press conference came just after the council passed a $9.4 billion budget the new budget extends benefits for needy families for a year. extends bar hours and pays city workers their 4 furlough days
back. tony. wisconsin's governor wins that recall election. scott walker became the first sitting governor in history to survive a recall election. he spoke with a crowd of supporters late last night as the audience erupted into chants of thank you scott. tom bare let addressed supporters in milwaukee. >> thanks to all the people who yet again entrusted in me your vote as governor to be the 45th and continue to be our 45th governor of the state of wisconsin. >> it was up to all of us our side and their side to listen to each other and try to do what is right for everyone in the state. >> governor walker is inviting lawmakers to meet over burgers and brats to try to resolve their differences. mitt romney, racks up more delegates with wins in all five primarywith the wins in california, new jersey, south
dakota, new mexico and montana he adds more delegates to his total. he now has 1400 delegates more than the 1144 needed for him to qualify for the republican nomination for president. coming up on 8:07 a.m., wednesday morning, did you see it? venus passed between the earth and sun last evening for the final time this century. this spectacular shot from sky fox coming up. >> disney changing its ways to help your kids eat healthier how it is revamping commercials. will this work? a nutritionist weighs in next pgh >> as we head to break the wait is over one of the largest casinos in the u.s., opens tonight in hanover maryland. maryland live is next to arundel mills mall, has hover 4700 electronic gaming machines. we will be right back right ba
amazing pictures of the transit of venus, video taken from sky fox helicopter. venus is a small back spot on the upper right part of the sun. millions of people from the u.s. to south korea were able to see this event. it won't happen for another 105 years. >> do you think sting was talking about the transit of venus? >> the words are perfect. >> okay. >> that is perfect. all right. >> king of pain is the name of the song. speaking of pains here is tucker barnes. >> hey tuck. >> we have to wait 30 years to find out what that song meant. down to business. you know what times the, cuteness factor of the day, time for my first 5 photo. cute smile. all right everybody, hope i am getting your name right. >> leilani. >> hawaiian. >> she just turned 5 months old. >> so cute. >> yeah, mom says that she
loves watching fox 5 and apparently, shows a lot of interest in the news by some of her reactions to our stories. >> she is throwing up a five right there. >> yeah. >> adorable. >> get her a ratings box. >> great smile too. to send your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and chick on mornings and leilani thanks for sending in your picture. >> let's get to numbers take a look at our warming period, temperatures 50s many spots, gaithersburg, frederick, 57 degrees, 61 leonard town and across the bay, in cambridge. let's talk jet stream. dipping across the mid-atlantic for most of the week. that is why we have been enjoying the relatively cool air, and the pattern set continues for another day or so. as we get into the weekend, the
jet stream will shift, allowing warmer air out to the west in. friday, saturday and sunday, around here, temperatures jump into the 80s and eventually get awfully close to 90 with humidity back in the forecast by sunday. get ready for heat, cold weather will return. beach weather will return just in time for the weekend. 74, a little warmer than yesterday, and your warm up looks great. hundred sign, high temperatures t -- high temperatures, near 100. >> finally i get what i have been asking for. >> yep this is your time of year. >> it is. not only do you have the cuteness factor we have our wazers we love checking with these guys and gals on the top stretch to have belt way this is where we have problems, westbound 495, miss e liz bit 85, says the outer loop is at a complete stand still. inner loop of the belt way, where we also have delays
headed across the wilson bridge, telegraph road. accident activity has the right through lane tied up. fox 5 wisers checking in, -- wailsers checking in. douglas bridge heavy volume there as well. back on the roads no accidents, annandale and merry field, eastbound 66, accident activity, tieing up the right side of the highway delays inbound pennsylvania avenue from branch avenue all this slow traffic headed over toward the bridge accident there clears. thank you very much there may be a big advancement in the fight against breast cancer. scientists say a simple blood test could soon lead to a better diagnosis and streetment for patients at an early stage. earlier research found, a certain kind of tumour cell circulates in the blood of breast cancer patients when the cancer spreads to other parts
of the body. this study found women who have those cells in their blood were five times more likely to relapse and die than other patients. allison. >> well, if your kids pester you for sugary snacks they see advertised on television you are probably happy to know disney stations will turn down ads for some of the worst offenders starting in the year 2015. joining us for a look whether that decision could make a dent in the obesity epidemic is director of nutrition policy at center for science in the public interest. so happy you are with us. >> thanks for having me. >> as a person who is in this field of expertise, how excited are you about this push by disney? >> i have to say when disney came in to tell me about this i gasped i was so excited we have been talking to them about this for awhile. they had already agreed to nutrition standards for some of their marketing mostly use of their characters on packaged
foods like disney princesses on a cereal box but now they are taking it a step forward and going to address all of their advertising on disney xp. saturday morning tv on abc, and their website. >> that is a huge money maker a huge step. >> absolutely this is really big now we are hoping cartoon network and nickelodeon and other big media companies follow suit. >> you know how if the big guy goes and does it the other people normally follow suit too. >> absolutely. >> i would imagine that might not be far off. let's talk about somethings they are planning on implementing, not until 2015. >> it takes time they already have existing contracts and also, what will happen is companies will reformulate their products they will change how they are made to meet disney standards because they want to be associated with their characters want to advertise on disney marketing is so important they want to
cultivate kids food preferences they want them this like their products over others and like their cereals instead of another. >> i will see those gummy snacks or fruit snacks princesses are there, versus something else when the kids were younger that is what they wanted. definitely it is real. >> they are not going to allow their characters to be shaped into those fruit snacks any more those are like gummy bears, more like candy than fruit. >> let's talk about other things we have a graphic for folks to follow at home breakfast cereal this is a tough one but they are looking at 130 calories, 10-grams of sugar per serving. it is tough to stick to that we like our big old feeding bowls of cereal with sugar on top. also snack, 150 calories, 220- milligrams of sodium, also juices i will let you speak on that, that is a huge offender. >> yes, they are only going to allow 100% none of these fake
juice drinks like sunny delight orca pray sun it is like a soda -- or capri sun it is like a soda pop, you want to limit juice, no more than one a day. they will be marketing juice but in smaller container sizes. >> nuggets have become like okay, lunchtime staple, right, no more than 250 calories, 480- milligrams of sodium which still sounds high to me. >> it is better. i think what disney isn't going with like only purely healthy food you know like not only grilled chicken breast, fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread it is a transition they will be moving toward healthier food marketing getting rid of the candy, the sugary drinks the salty snack foods, it will be a next step forward, in reducing junk food marketing but they still have some work to do. >> and the theme parks too just to note they have done some work with their theme park food and also they have announced 25% reduction of sodium, at the parks, and that they are hoping to put into place by next year.
let me ask you in your opinion, will this really help? i am not being cynical, but what do parents have to do to partner with this? >> you know this is really important marketing has such a profound effect on children's eating habits. not only them pestering their parents for whatever food has characters on it or what they see advertised on tv but shaped the whole way they think about food, what they think of as food with they are willing to eat not only at home, but at school, you know there is a reason why, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and french fries are so popular in schools those are the foods most marketed to kids we need to change marketing so we can cultivate good eating habits in kids not only so they will eat well now but so they will eat well the rest of their lives. >> last seconds together margo could you pass along tips for parents now i am one of those parents we are so over scheduled and over booked during the school year now the summer is coming they are not doing ballet not in gymnastics
every other day how do you maintain good healthy eating habits during the summer when we like to eat our you know, whatever popcorn at the carnival or cotton candy >> it is all most easier during the school year when life is more structured kids have pe, recess after school activities during the summer make sure you don't use the television as your main summer activity get out be physically active and also, make sure healthy eating is still important it is a good time to grill, chicken and vegetables on the grill, make sure that the kids have healthy snacks, really, you know, summer often times i think we relax and think it is summer we don't eat at the table don't cook as much but it is an important time to get lots of activity in as a family and for the kids and to eat healthy. >> great advice. it was a joy talking to you hope you come back and talk to us, margaret wooten tony to you. >> thank you very much. 8:20 a.m., wednesday morning
coming up ticket trouble. red light cameras and speeding cameras snap pictures of your license plate and a new measure says the owner should pay up regardless who is driving the vehicle. more details ahead. >> coming up later this hour, holly morris is learning about a program that uses pizza to encourage kids to eat vegetables. helpful tips ahead stay with us, 8:21 a.m.
funding for phase two of the silver line, of metro could hang in the balance now. the metropolitan washington airport authority board of directors will take a pivotal vote on whether to keep a union friendly contract intact. the project labor agreement or pla insures certain wages working conditions and flexible work schedule, opponents argued pla does violate the virginia right to work law though. both governor mcdonald and supervisors in louden county, threatened to withhold, $350 million in pledged funds if the incentive isn't removed. driving in dc already pretty difficult. >> seems everywhere you turn there are red light for speeding camera, they have
allowed two dozen speed zones today, speed cameras will start issuing tickets to motorist, safety is not the driving force behind the move. >> we don't think law enforcement ought to be done for profit we think that policing ought to be about safety. this is really we believe corrupting law enforcement to use it, to fill a budget deficit. >> there is also a new law in the works that could make it harder for drivers to fight camera tickets the bill which has already gotten preliminary approval from dc council will make you responsible for all tickets issued to your vehicle whether or not you are the one driving. coming up police caught on tape violently beating an 18- year-old man. why he was under arrest in the first place. plus, hear from the mother arrested at her child's graduation for cheering. >> if you are trying to save money listen up a few things you don't want to get at bargain prices this summer. things you don't want to get at
a bargain price. consumer reporter, steve joins us live after the break with a break down, 8:25 a.m. we will be right back [ dog b barking ] mom! breakfast? in this house? in the morning i can use all the help i can get. that's why i love nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast and even whole-wheat waffles. it's a quick and easy way to give my family a breakfast they'll want to eat. and nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. they love the taste
8:29 a.m., here are stories making headlines a violent arrest in philadelphia making headlines. this video is graphic and disturbing as you can see here, officers are beating an 18-year- old man with a baton, police say the man resisted arrest after they witnessed him walk away from his crashed car. the four police officers involved are on desk duty now pending an investigation. california's proposition 8 will likely go before the supreme court, an appeals court yesterday declined to review its recent ruling a ban on same- sex marriage violates rights. sponsors of the proposition now have 90 days to ask the supreme
court to review the case if the supreme court refuses same-sex marriage could become legal in california end of the year. >> this might be the talker of the day. a south carolina mother speaking out after she was taken away from her daughters graduation in handcuffs she let out a cheer as her daughter received her diploma. police slapped on the handcuffs and booked her for disorderly conduct. >> i can't fight -- i can't use no arguing with the police but i am like are you serious? i didn't do anything -- any more than others did. you know, which i feel like no one should have went to jail. >> well, police say parents were warned about cheering before the ceremony. >> they were warned so they have to go to jail? >> why can't you cheer at graduation? it is a happy occasion. >> right. >> okay. >> florence, south carolina.
>> tucker barnes is here. >> no cheering for this weather forecast >> i am going to do it. >> don't make me call. >> we will see what happens. >> see if allison is here at 9. the weather forecast, temperatures nice and cool to start your day back in the 50s. mid-60s. washington, 55. low humidity decent amount of sunshine should be another great looking afternoon, 65 washington, 61 in leonard town, some 50s off to the north and west, frederick 57, so yesterday's daytime high was 71 in washington. we will be a little warmer than that today, 73, 74, low pressure, parts here to the east of boston, still under the influence here, jet stream has dipped down south of us for one more day we should be enjoying very cool temperatures, cool for this time of year, and moderately low humidity levels, but as we get into the weekend things will change as high
pressure will build from the west and our jet stream will retreat to the north. warming trend on the horizon. today and tomorrow, back into the 80s. light showers off to the north and west, maybe a few showers this afternoon. future cast together and see what we got. 2:00 p.m. this afternoon just a couple sprinkles popping up with partial sunshine. most of the shower activity remeans out the our west and then as we lose that daytime heating, lose the sunshine lose the showers as well. and then start it all over again one more day tomorrow and then, as we get into the weekend we will have that nice warm up. if you like the heat and humidity hang in there, by saturday and sunday, it may be back. there is your 5 day, 74, your warming trend by saturday, 86 by sunday. 90 for the first time this month. heat and humidity observing the horizon. that is the weather tony and allison. all right tucker thank you very much. most of us are looking to save
money in this down economy but before you head to the store looking for a deal, fox consumer reporter, steve says there are a few things that are worth paying full price for. he joins us live from dallas to explain. really steve? let's start with summer projects. >> believe it or not yeah, there are things you should actually buy quality for. please don't go cheap because it will only cost you more money in the end. for example diy projects all about getting a good quality tool we got this laser level from black and decker. while i want you to buy quality you don't necessarily have to pay full price. we found the brand we wanted on offers.com and got 75% off, this guy only cost us 5 bucks. now, let's talk about the home, take a look at the video, because i am officially waving the white flag on patio furniture. look here is the bottom line if you want it to last you have to invest but, here is good news why while you shouldn't go
cheap that doesn't mean you have to pay top dollar either particularly at stores which are seasonal furniture stores a huge amount of reason for negotiating and haggling you should be asking for a better price, than what is on the sale sticker. negotiate anything that you can including free delivery that way you get the best quality at the best price. >> hmm, all right. very interesting. summer travel you say there is a time to save and a time to pay. tell me about that. >> absolutely. make sure that you don't ruin your summer travel, by going so cheap on the hotel, that you hate being there. take a look at video, these are from a website called oyster.com, they have a great section on their website where they take picture from the brochure, and then they go visit the same place and take the same photo, candid to show you what the actual experience will be like. make sure you know what you are getting yourself into, and if it means paying a couple extra bucks for a nicer hotel, then i
think it is worth it on your family vacation particularly those once in a lifetime experiences, go ahead and invest in a nice camera. i know that you think your iphone takes incredible pictures and video, but trust me, it doesn't. the quality of a photo from a good camera is well worth the price. >> all right. and spring and summer are business see times for home sales, is this a place where we can save? >> you know, there is all sorts of places to try and save money when buying or selling a house. shop around your rate look at your fee structure i would not try and cheap out on the realtor. i know that 3 to 6% looks like a lot of money but, another the end of the day, -- but at the end of the day it is because those folks do a whole bunch of work for you. if you try and sell your home yourself you will have to do your own marketing, negotiating, paperwork you will have to be available every time some body wants to come over and take a look.
the 3% you are going to pay a realtor will do wonders for your stress level during this experience, not to mention the listing on the mls for a realtor and trust me you can make up that money when it comes time to sell that house or buy your next house, by negotiating a good price. we have links to cool diy tools on the cheap, offers.com they are offered on your station website. >> helpful information. see you soon. funny he has been shopping for patio furniture so have i. i have been waiting and i am a little disappointed. somethings you cannot cheap out on. >> okay 8:36 a.m., wednesday morning. coming up space shuttle enterprise heading to its file destination. but there was a bump -- final destination but there was a bump in the road that caused damage. >> more pomp and pageantry to mark the final celebrations i can't stand these spots.
scraped a piling. it will arrive around noon today and hoisted on to the deck of the intrepid which is an aircraft carrier floating off manhattans west side. that will be a sight to see. the queen gives a final farewell at her diamond jubilee. >> she waved. there she is from a balcony at bucking ham wallace to crowds marking her 6 -- palace, to crowds, marking her 60 years on the throne. the airforce honored her as she made her file live appearance at the diamond jubilee. she closed with an address to the nation. >> the events that i have attended to mark my diamond jubilee, have been a humbling experience. it has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends, celebrating together, in such a happy atmosphere. >> crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of her majesty, showing
appreciation for her 6 decades on the throne. all right, it is 8:40 a.m., coming up sneaky thieves. we are all paying them but how can you avoid them. well, janet with kiplingers, personal finance is here with tips. >> first let's check back with holly. good morning. >> right now allison we are learning exactly how you put the sauce on. everybody got it? all right. because we are having our own pizza party this morning live, at fuel pizza in northwest as we are learning about a program called field the fuel all about getting kids to love those veggies. easier said than done when pizza is involved it was like a red rash...
very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i was a firefighter for 24 years. but, i have never encountered such a burning sensation until i had the shingles. i remember it well. i was in the back yard doing yard work. i had this irritation going on in my lower neck. i changed shirts because i thought there was something in the collar of the shirt irritating my neck. and i couldn't figure out what was going on. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. i always thought shingles was associated with people... a lot older than myself.
the white house wants to make it easier for new graduates to understand college costways to pay for higher education. yesterday vice president biden announced a partnership with dozens of state universities including the university of maryland. under the new transparency agreement, schools will give students information on financial aid options and how much those options will likely
cost them down the line. a billionaire investor is weighing in on the state of the economy. warren buffet says chances the u.s. will slip into another recession are in his opinion very low despite the recent signs of weakness. but he warned that could change if the european financial crisis spills over in the u.s. in a big way. buffet recommends raising taxes and cutting spending to help reduce the u.s. government budget deficit. allison. if you are tired of those pesky fees that seem to drain your wallet there are ways to eliminate them from your life. july issue of kiplingers, personal finance there is a great article. joining us with more information, the editor, janet bodner. welcome back to the show. >> thank you. >> those pesky fees can really make a difference. >> yes, they can. >> right. >> they can add up literally also you don't always see
themcoming, so like adding insult to injury. >> i love it just as they used to say educated consumer. >> bingo >> today we are talking about this specifically, travel fees that aggravate us, sneaky cell phone fees and irksome car fees. ing a have a rating travel fees, -- aggravating travel fees it is a drain to travel any where, especially air travel. >> that is probably the most annoying fee, baggage fees which keep getting bigger along with baggage. one thing to remember about that, if you are taking a big trip and you are packing heavily so that you will be hit with over weight baggage charges, probably cheaper to just ship the suitcase or ship the stuff you want to spend. that way you will save fees, more and more people will be charged seat fees. my husband and i just experienced this flying to australia to see our son there
as an intern we paid our tickets on quantas you know quite a lot of money to go all the to australia, then had to pay $20 extra, to reserve a seal. >> to sit next to each other. >> right. >> so any way, -- a seat. to sit next to each other. >> right. >> so any way, it has always been extra to sit in the exit aisle but now more and more a fee to reserve your seat ahead of time . there is a way to beat it, one way if you are willing to take your chances, you can wait until the day you fly, because the airlines will hold backseats to give to people on the day, they are going to assign you, your own seat and you won't pick it they will pick it for you if you are willing to take that chance if it is a short hop flight, you may just want to get there a couple hours early, get a good seat. >> tough, i experienced it with the kids i wanted them to be together you got to pay some times. the usage fees for online booking and most of us book online these days.
>> right. this isn't totally universal but on some airlines, spirit has its business model is that it offers rock bottom fares but charges you for everything else. you have to be careful. it will charge you for booking your ticket online the way around that if you book through kay yak or one of those other travel aggregation sites you are able to avoid that and spirit doesn't charm you for buying a ticket at the airport -- charm you for buying a ticket at the airport. >> sneaky cell phone fees what are the highlights how do we get around them. >> the interesting thing is everybody when you get your bill you always look at the bill itself, how many calls text messages et cetera, et cetera. look at the very bottom often there are additional charges that are stuck on there, that you may be totally unaware of maybe they are charges for international calling or ring tones. i did another interview a couple weeks ago the person who
was interviewing me said they got charged for ring tones they didn't sign up for. immediately get in contact with the provider and say i don't want -- i am not going to pay for this. don't charge me any more for third party services i don't subscribe to third party services. the car fees, the big one with the question is, do you want insurance and i am always like i don't know do i? so, what are the major ones with the sneaky fees with the car fees. >> well, the major thing is the biggest at least dollar wise one is the collision damage waiver which is basically insurance. now the short answer to that is, if you are a driver and got insurance on your car you really don't need this because you are going to be covered. that is the short answer some people, now days, say well, they don't want to risk having an accident and having it be on their regular insurance policy. in that case they purchase the
cdw. you don't have the do that if you already have coverage. >> there is much more entertainment fees, credit card, investments, go and pick up the latest edition of the kiplingers personal finance this is the editor, janet bodner thank you. >> my pleasure. a lot of vegetables are in season as we head into summer perfect time to encourage children to eat healthier, this morning holly morris is at fuel pizza learning about the field to fuel program. hey, holly. >> hey, tony. nothing like having a pizza party before 9:00 a.m. we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to making these pizzas the mission behind it, is really what is so maizing called field to fuel like you said and it has everything to do with kids growing their own vegetables and they canning toes and learning how to make healthy pizza, they do it thanks to fuel pizza locate .
jeremy flew in just to be here. thank you for this wonderful partnership you have. behind every great idea is a great woman that would be your wife. >> very true. >> tell me about that. >> well, my wife was inspired by michelle obama's gardening program, she wanted to -- we wanted to give some think back to the kids and the community, besides just doing business, and we are really all about health, and trying to do things right. >> you know what is amazing you all have a lot of restaurants charlotte north carolina where you do this. but when you launched it here in dc you found out about kid power. >> it was great. it made life better, easier, you know, they already have the garden set up, which is a real biggest part of the whole thing, and then, you know these kids get the ownership of this whole thing of growing their vegetables, gardening their food, and then they come in here and they taste it. and they say wow. vegetables are good. >> who knew. >> exactly.
>> here is the thing we obviously know you are teaching them to love their vegetables teaching them importance of organic gardening what are you learning from them? >> we are learning that, if you have fun, you know, education is that much easier, doing things, are just that much better. >> teaching doesn't have to be hard. >> no. >> finding the right avenue. thank you so much. i want to come back over here to mark. he is our master pizza maker here this morning. all right mark what are you teaching the kids. >> first, i started off showing them how to stretch the dough, make the crust. >> now i understand, that we have another pretty good pizza dough thrower around here. >> oha yeah, right here. >> tell me your name. >> mikiah. >> can we see mikiah in action. >> here we go. let's see. oh, look at her. okay so what is the key to tossing up the pizza.
throwing it back. >> the key is to keeping it a kilometre an hour system, because if it -- circle because if it gets oblong it doesn't stretch right. >> okay so after they do the dough. from there these kids are doing whole wheat. >> they are. >> so from there we do what? >> then you sauce the pizza. >> i thought this was a good tip. >> you got to make sure you leave an inch of space around the edge. >> one finger width. now we are putting on the cheese. what is the key to putting on good cheese. >> start on the edge, make sure you get it all over the pizza and then fill in the middle. >> the pizza. are we ready to put veggies on. as we start to do that, i 578 going to ask you, what is your -- i am going to ask you what is your favorite vegetable topping. >> tomatoes. >> that's good there is a lot
in the sauce. >> your favorite vegetable toppings. >> sorrel. >> wow that is like an herb. wow. >> very impressed with that. >> sorrel. okay. let's come over here. how are our pizzas coming along. what are you putting on there? >> basil. >> basil on and you grew that basil? >> no. >> but you could right? >> yes. >> in your herb garden. why is it so important for us to put vegetables on our pizza. can anybody tell me? >> we should put veggies on our pizza so we can be strong and healthy. >> strong and healthy. how many people could eat that -- oh, you have something to say. >> so you can get good muscles and strong bones. >> let me see? oh. look at that. right there. she ra princess of power makingher pizza here. can everybody here eat this pizza themselves? i will put you to the test next
hour. myfoxdc.com our website we have a link to fuel pizza if you want to find out more and their mission, field to fuel and kid power. in our next hour we are making our pizzas, eating our pizza and finding out more how to get your kids to eat veggies. >> holly you are making us hungry. thank you. hey, it is time to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. patricia garner davis there is her lovely picture she writes she loves fox 5 news and the morning crew. she follows julie on twitter and happenty to be fan of the day but more proud of her son malique who graduates from dunbar high school. >> all right. >> congratulations to him. that's great and you mom. >> really and to you mom. 8:55 a.m., 65 degrees, a wednesday morning and coming up in our next hour the 9:00 a.m. hour, hurricane season too. power companies are preparing you should do the same thing live at dominion power headquarters with a look at
>> good morning welcome back to fox 5 morning news i am tony perkins. >> i am allison seymour. we have a lot to bring you. in the news a tragedy on a busy road on northern virginia a mother and her -year-old daughter -- 8-year-old daughter lose their lives in a late night accident. another child is fighting for her life this day. more on where and how this happened straight ahead. >> the season for storms, even possibly hurricanes is upon us that can often lead to big power outages. >> we have what you need,