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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> d.c. fans showing off their natitude as the nats play their biggest game in team history. we are live at nationals park. but we begin with a fox 5 weather alert. tonight temperatures are tumbling. if you're heading outside, you'll need a coat. so how low will it go?
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the first of many times i'm sure we'll be asking that question this time of the year. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm will thomas. >> i'm brian bolter. the entire d.c. area under a freeze warning, the first sign that the season is here. fox 5's gary mcgrady in the weather center now. >> thanks, brian. everybody out there dressed like it's a little winterish out tonight. temperatures are dropping. let me show you current temperatures right now as we suspected, out in the suburbs is where the temperatures are dropping first. gaithersburg 37, frederick 37. here in town we're still sitting at 51 degrees in manassas, 39. you mentioned that freeze warning. it is in place for montgomery county, back over to loudoun county, back down to prince william county, frederick county in it as well. so are carroll and howard. right here in d.c. and fairfax county, prince george's county and anne arundel county you're just talking about a frost advisory. so we're not expecting temperatures here in the district to drop as low,
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especially those western in northwestern neighborhoods. 41 tonight in town, but notice gaithersburg right down to freezing, frederick 28 degrees, so well below freezing, dulles 34 right on the cusp there and i think areas right outside the beltway have a chance of dropping down, too. just keep that in mind it. looks like some places in the region will have their first freeze of the season so far this year and it looks like we're kind of gradually warming up through the within. however, it will feel fallish out there for tomorrow. so full forecast is coming up. ♪[ music ] go nats! >> the road to the world series is paved with cheering fans, music bands and crowded metro
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ride as the washington nationals take on the st. louis cardinals in a must win game five to move on to the national league championship series. it's a pivotal point in the playoffs. it's one fans in d.c. have been waiting for nearly eight decades if they're still around. anticipation levels are through the roof tonight. sports director scott smith joins us now with a check on the game and historic fan hype. >> reporter: we'reunder way from nats park. the offense has suddenly come alive. nats lead 6-1 in the fourth, three national home runs, zimmerman, morrison, harper had a home run and a triple. gio gonzalez has been great on the hill. let's see if they can hang on. we'll have an update in the news edge at 11:00. let's bring in bob barnard at the stadium, plenty to cheer. about how have those fans been tonight, bob? >> reporter: it's been electric from before the game till now. this started out with a double by jayson werth, a triple by bryce harper and a home run by
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ryan zimmerman. it was unbelievable without even the first out in the 1st inning. these folks here are catching a cigarette break, but i'll tell you what. it's a cool night, but it's warm in there and it was fired up before the game even started. >> go nats! [ cheering ] >> reporter: the anticipation was building more than an hour before the first pitch. nats fans gave the place the feel of a big time major league baseball playoff game. >> i am thrilled. i'm beyond thrilled. i waited my whole life for this. i'm glad it happened in his lifetime. >> i wasn't around when the senators. that's a long time ago. i'm just excited to see major league baseball back in the washington area. >> reporter: how are you feeling about tonight? >> i think we're going to win it. >> let's go nats! >> reporter: it's a do or die game and these fans couldn't be more optimistic. >> i'm going to watch us go on to the next level and my whole
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family is here. we're really excited, happy to be here. >> reporter: you think we're going to win. >> of course we're going to win, yeah, because we bought all the tickets. so we want to use them all. >> i think the nats are going to win. >> reporter: how confident are you? >> very confident. >> reporter: then what happens next? >> i don't know. probably world series. >> reporter: i like the way you think. >> go nats! >> reporter: inside the ballpark that's 96-year-old eda darnell on the left happy to be here. so is this young fellow, his face painted. the cooks have been working over their hot grills, thousands of dogs for the taking. this guy stocking up on wings, other fans stocking up on nats memorabilia. >> i'm wearing my baseball ring from d.c., 1987 they gave it out. >> reporter: tell me about this shirt. >> this is dad's senator shirt. he's watching at home. we're counting on them to do it tonight. >> reporter: tell you what. we're not nearly done with this game yet, but shannon from lake
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ridge, prince william county is hanging out. what's it like in there? >> it is absolutely mazing in there. the crowd is -- absolutely amazing in there. the crowd is phenomenal. the nats have blasted the game the first couple innings. it's so much energy and excitement. i'm having a ambulance. >> reporter: those players are fired up. >> oh, yeah and very good looking as well obviously from a female. >> reporter: these are the folks catching a quick break out here and i tell you, what it appears to be a blowout. they're not going anywhere. neither are we. back to you. >> it's going to be a late finish. thank you. the nats and cardinals not the only elimination game tonight. the orioles are fighting to keep the yankees to keep their season alive tonight. bronx game five was the location, winner facing the tigers. no a-rod tonight. bottom of the 6th, yangs up 1-
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desorbs ichiro -- yanks up 1-0. ichiro with a runner off. derek jeter comes around to score. yankees add another in the 7th and go ahead 3 -0. big opportunity in the 8th. down two, o's with bases loaded, j.j. hardy, slow roeder to short. jeter makes the play in time to first. so top of the 90 now, o's down to their final out. last chance matt wieters grounds out, ends the ballgame c.c. sabathia is the first yankees pitcher to complete the game, orioles fall 3-1 the final. >> as much fun as i've had in the big leagues watching how they've played the game every day and the standard they held themself to and the way they raised the bar in baltimore with each other. it was about them. they cared about pleasing their teammates and playing to a certain standard and want to congratulate the yankees. they're great team and wish
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them well in the next round. >> a quick turnaround for the bronx bombers, an 8:00 start against the detroit tigers tomorrow night. the o's can hold their heads high, baseball's best turnaround season, 95 wins and their first postseason in 15 years. it's 6-1 nats heading into the top of the 5th. i metro is accommodating nats fans traving home tonight by delaying scheduled -- traveling home tonight by delaying scheduled track work. looking ahead to the weekend, work is scheduled on the red, green and yellow lines, single track on portions of the red and green. on yellow lines trains operating only between huntington and mount vernon square. travelers north of mount vernon may use the green line. with the one and only vice presidential debate now history the top of the ticket president barack obama and mitt romney are spending time in virginia, a key battleground state. romney was in richmond today and the president heads to williamsburg tomorrow.
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fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following the campaign stops. >> of touching down in virginia -- touch down in virginia mitt romney firing up his -- touching down in virginia mitt romney firing up his supporters. >> he laid out our five-point plan to get this economy going and the other candidate just attacked. >> but after watching the debate on air force one the president emerged with a different winner. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. i thought he made a very strong case. >> the polls differed. a cbs news poll said biden won 50% to ryan's 32%, but cnn's poll had ryan winning 50% to biden's 41% and much like the polls the candidates' styles also clashed. >> that's a bunch of marlakey. >> they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. >> for an hour and a half the
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vice president brought bluster, big grins and verbal broadsides. >> what are they talking about? >> oh, my goodness, where did it come from? >> while paul ryan delivered a lawyerlike prosecution of the obama administration's record. >> they haven't put a credible solution on the table. this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. >> but does a vice presidential debate impact the presidential race? some analysts say biden's debate tactics helped the president. >> he's been around politics for a long time. it fits with his persona. i don't think it stepped outside who joe biden is. >> while others say biden's expressions and interruptions came off polite and inappropriate. >> it's pretty amazing how often he was interrupting and laughing and smiling and grimmation and grinning. it's heck -- grimacing and grost like they put joker juice in the water. >> from now on the focus will
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stay squarely on the president and mitt romney in a race that is tight and running down on time. president obama will be heading to williamsburg, virginia, for an intensive preparation session for the next presidential debate tuesday. mitt romney's campaign today meanwhile said virginia will remain a permanent mark on hi for the next three weeks leading up -- on his schedule for the next three weeks leading up to the election. >> we want to hear from you. tweet us your thoughts about the race for the white house, the senate race in virginia and more. use the hashtag fox 5 d.c. you decide. the cases have stumped investigators for years. now d.c. police are trying out a new technique on youtube hoping to bring killers to justice. we'll take a look next. >> plus this week we told you about a local leader trying to live on $30 a week to highlight an important calms how's it going? did she -- cause. how's it going? did she sheet?
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a court appearance today for two men accused of a vicious attack on capitol hill. after the brief hearing tommy branch and sunny kuti were sent back to jail. the men are accused of robbing and beating thomas maslin near eastern market in august. maslin suffered a traumatic brain injury and is facing months, if not years of physical therapy. a third suspect michael moore was in court yesterday. d.c. police using a new technique on youtube to help solve cold cases posting video from victim's family members to help generate leads. >> when it comes to solving cold cases any bit of publicity goes a long way. d.c. police hope this new approach will bring attention to profile cases and closure for families. >> i just miss him and his kids miss him. >> i need you to care. >> so anything that you could do to help me to find my daughter. >> three mothers each asking for help solving their child's
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case. >> please just come forward and tell what you know about marcus' death. >> their pleas playing out on youtube in videos produced by d.c. police. it's a new effort to bring more attention town solved cases in the district. among -- to unsolved cases in the district. among the cases profiled is of that 35-year-old marcus johnson. he died in may, 2006 after being shot in the 1400 block of first street southwest. his mother mildred johnson wants justice. >> it's only right that i have a place to go and say to marcus i can let you go. you're free now and i need that and his brothers need that and his children need that. >> 30-year-old melvin seals was fatally shot in april, 2008. it happened in the 1200 block of moore street northeast. his mother debra seals craven still struggles to come to terms with his death. >> it's hard for me as a mother to accept that i won't see my child again.
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i won't see that beautiful smile or that beautiful face. >> the last victim profiled is 24-year-old unique harris, a missing mother of two young boys last seen at her home in the 2400 block of hartford street southeast. valencia harris made it her life mission to find her daughter. >> she was a very, very active mom in the children's lives. she loved people. she loved going doing things with her boys. >> the pain in each mother's appeal is heartbreaking. d.c. police hope the public will watch the videos and perhaps someone will have a tip that can solve a case, a tip that can give three grieving mothers long awaited closure. as warnings d.c. police offering up to $25,000 -- as always, d.c. police offering up to $25,000 for information leading to arrest or conviction. a key ruling in the university of maryland beating case today. a judge decided jurors can view other video from that night of two prince george's county police officers allegedly beating a maryland student.
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the attack happened after the terps beat duke in a basketball game. that triggered this huge wild celebration in college park. the officers, reginald baker and james harrison, were caught on tape hitting the student. defense lawyers argued jurors need to view that tape in con ex it of what happened that -- in context of what happened that night. a former school bus driver in prince george's county found out her punishment today. theresa douglas was convicted of assault and destruction of property after she rammed already school bus into a trailer last year. a judge sentenced her to 10 years in prison, but she'll only have to serve half of the sentence. state's attorney angela alsobrooks says douglas was targeting a co-worker when she crashed into the trailer. the trailer was used as an employee lounge for bus drivers. >> miss douglas' conduct in my mind was absolutely absurd. rd. she was exacting revenge against an individual who was not even present in the building at the time that she rammed her bus, her school bus,
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into the side of this building. >> fortunately no students were inside the bus at the time of the crash. several people in the trailer suffered minor injuries. douglas will be on probation for five years after she's released. leased. earlier this week we went grocery shopping with d.c. council member mary cheh. she wanted to bring attention to how little money some people have to put food on the table, so cheh decided to take what's called the food stamp challenge, only $30 for an entire week of food. that was monday. tonight fox 5's matt ackland checked back in. >> reporter: what if you only had $30 to pay for food for an entire week? wouldn't be easy to do, especially if you think about a sandwich like this costing $8, but one d.c. council member is putting herself through what is called the food stamp challenge and today she's on day four. it took nearly an hour to shop. council member mary cheh had to choose her food carefully,
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things that would make several meals and items that were inexpensive. she counted every cent along the way. >> let's put these back and i'll just take four. >> reporter: the grocery bill was close. it went just over the $30 mark. so cheh had to put something back. >> something has to go. >> if i take a banana off, would that work? >> that might work. >> reporter: we wanted to know now council member cheh was holding up on the challenge. >> i think it's challenging to have a nutritious diet on this amount of money. >> reporter: cheh said there was no other way around it. she had to choose meals full of carbohydrates instead of more expensive healthier meals with more protein. >> i had to admit this, but the last three nights i've had spaghetti for dinner. >> reporter: through the journey cheh has thought about hungry parents and their children who need food stamps just to get by. she referred to it as food insecurity. >> if i had small children, not only would i be concerned about what i was going to eat, but i
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would be eserinessed about how i was going to make it for -- especially concerned about now i was going to make it for them. >> reporter: this experience leads her to believe help should happen at moment as well as at school. >> it redoubles my incentives to make sure we have kids not going to school hungry. >> reporter: council member cheh says she's been doing a pretty good job trying to stick to the challenge. she cheated a little yesterday at the nats game when she had a handful of her friend's popcorn. in the district matt ackland, fox 5 news. let's talk about the state of the redskins. before the season began this upcoming game looked easy, but the vikings surprised the league with some tough play. we'll preview sunday plus update you on how rg3 is doing. stay close. we're coming right back. when i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay...
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buried beneath all the baseball headlines, scott? >> 6-2 in the 5th right now. nats lead. >> there you go. the redskins have a pretty big game this weekend. scott is back with a look at the match-up and rg3 on the mines of all of us. >> that's been -- minds of all of us. >> that's been the big item this week. he participated fully today in practice, said there's no symptoms or setbacks. >> he wants to play. >> if you ask him, he'll tell you he wants to play on sunday. it will be a game time decision. pierre garcon is questionable with a foot ailment. we'll see on him as well. how about the opponent this weekend? it's the minnesota vikings and this is one of the big surprises in the nfl this year. the vikings have been impressive under second year quarterback christian ponder. ponder struggled in his rookie season winning just two of his 11 games he played, but this
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year he's leading the team purple to a 4-1 record, six touchdown passes, just two interceptions. the skins' d knows not to take the young qb lightly. >> you know, in his rookie year you could tell he just learned on the go. now he's a lot more comfortable. he's recognizing his reads faster. he looks a lot more seasoned. >> he's very accurate and very athletic, also, doesn't get enough credit for his speed. he might not be a guy trying to run for 100 yards, but he'll break contain and get a first down or break contain and extend the play and make a good pass downfield. so his legs and accuracy are good. >> it's been eight consecutive losses at fedex field. hopefully they can snap this this week. it's going to be a 4:25 kickoff with pregame right here 11:30 on sunday and the update from nats park 6-3, the cards chipping away at that lead. >> i think a lot of us hoping
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the nats' winning ways will help the redskins, maybe rub off. >> it's kind of contagious. it's in the air a little bit. >> good time to be in sports in d.c. brian, back to you. coming up next which country could be the first to unleash cyber terrorism in america? the pentagon gives a warning. >> plus you've heard about these controversial ads that went up in metro stations this week. now we're getting a look at the counter-campaign. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. this is fox 5 news at 10:00. those controversial ads that went up at four metro stations now sparking counter- posters which will go up next week. the ads equate israel's enemies as savages, but as fox 5's john henrehan tells us the counter- posters will take a softer approach. >> reporter: in new york and washington there was a woman who forced both transit cities to display her pro israel
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poster which leads in part in any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. at d.c. metro station at u street many passers-by frowned at the message. >> who is the savage? no human being should ever be called the savage. >> reporter: somebody has already expressed extreme irritation with this poster by attempting to deface it. they pasted something sticky with the word hate on it. this has already been mostly scraped off. d.c. resident diane tefter who told us she's jewish read about the poster and hand scrawled a counter-message saying all human beings are created in the image of god. she stood with her sign for a few minutes in front of the poster and asked a stranger to take her picture so she could post it on her facebook page. now a more organized response to the poster is being mounted
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by care, the council on american islamic relations. a counter poster will quote a verse of the qur'an saying show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant. >> this message is for our children, for our community, but also for the public to know that islamic values are not different than christian and jewish values. >> that's really beautiful. and that can be applied in any religion or any culture. >> reporter: the counter posters with the quote from the qur'an are scheduled to go up at four metro stops on or about tuesday. john henrehan, fox 5 news. at least one member of congress wants people in our region to boycott metro over those controversial ads. democratic congressman mike
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honda of california called on metro riders to boycott the stations until the ads come down even though a court ordered metro has to put them up. honda has served six terms in the house and is the founder and chair of the congressional anti-bullying caucus. a dire warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he says the united states is facing a possible cyber pearl harbor that could virtually paralyze the nation. fox's jennifer griffin has the latest from the pentagon. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta warning of the growing threat of cyber attacks against the u.s. >> cyber attack perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be as destructive as the terrorist attack on 9/11. attack o >> reporter: this comes after a former government official said u.s. authorities believe iranian hackers are responsible for recent cyber attacks against major oil and gas companies in saudi arabia and
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qatar. >> the shamoon virus was probably the most destructive attack that the private sector has seen to date. these attacks mark a significant escalation of the cyber threat. >> reporter: secretary panetta saying if the u.s. detects an imminent cyber attack that can cause significant destruction, the military could take action. >> the department has developed the capability to conduct effective operations to counter there.s to our national interests in cyberspace. -- threats to our national interests in cyberspace. we will only do so to defend our nation, to defend our interests, to defend our allies. >> reporter: the pentagon chief also urging lawmakers to pass cyber security legislation. >> without it we are and we will be vulnerable. congress must act and it must act now. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the pentagon is investing $3 billion a year in cyber security. at the pentagon jennifer griffin, fox news.
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a fox 5 health alert now, a medical examiner says a virginia man is dead after getting the rare form of fungal meningitis. 47-year-old douglas wingate of salem died last month after receiving a spinal injection connected to the outbreak. so far 14 people have died and 184 people remain sick. a minnesota woman is the first to file a lawsuit in connection to the outbreak suing the maker of the steroid after she was given an injection for back pain and experienced symptoms consistent with fungal meningitis. the woman says she's been tasted and is waiting for the results. it's -- tested and is waiting for the results. it's estimated 14,000 people could have been given that tainted injection. up next the viral video that's gone viral, a bus driver who punches a woman in the face. >> and coming up later tonight. >> reporter: they're walking to find a cure for breast cancer. i'm beth parker. i'll tell you what's different this year.
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a money streak for which we are all paying, the federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2012 topping $1 trillion, the fourth straight year we've seen it, but if you want to look at the grass half full, that is roughly 200 million bucks less than last year. meantime maybe shoppers will bring some holiday cheer to this economy because consumer confidence is now at its highest level since before the recession. spirits are rising along with our rising stock market and a slowly improving job market and best buy is doing its best to get more people buying. the electronics retailer will start matching some competitor's online prices in the store. most retailers avoiding those kinds of deals because online prices tend to be a whole lot cheaper. best buy's online price matching starts in november, but here is something that might slow those shoppers down, wholesale inflation rising last month led by a surge in gas
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even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? a prostitution scandal rocking the town of kennebunk maine. the woman pled not guilty to several charges of prostitution and invasion of privacy. her business partner also pleaded not guilty. police are about to release the first batch of names of men accused of doing business with the instructor, but the lawyer for at least two of those men are trying to get the names blocked. 99 years the sentence for a
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man taping her child's hands to the wall. police say she kicked her 2- year-old daughter in the stomach, beat her with a jug, glued her hand to the wall with super glue. the child suffered brain bleeding and information a coma for several days. a cleveland bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced of him punching a female passenger, even the sound of it a bit chilling. this video may be disturbing. here's how it all unfolded. >> you're going to jail. >> you heard that. another passenger recorded the moments leading up to the fight it. shows the two arguing and the passenger approaching the driver. you can't see what she did to him, but moments later you see the driver get up and punch the woman right in the face knocking her to the ground. the cleveland transit authority is now investigating. police we're told identified the woman and so far she is not pressing charges. tonight a warning for people looking to save a few bucks online, buying prescriptions on the internet. it may be risky. we'll tell you which three counterfeit drugs to watch out
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mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. despite the fall of lance armstrong's cycling career his cancer fighting live strong brand plans to move forward full speed ahead. top executives say the charity isn't about the bike and will continue fighting for the mission to help cancer victims. right now armstrong is scheduled to appear at a handful of events in texas next week in honor of the foundation's 50th anniversary. the susan g. komen's foundation fundraising walk kicked off this morning taking participants through maryland, d.c. and virginia. here's fox 5's beth parker. >> reporter: next to the fountain at georgetown's waterfront park they hit mile 13 of their 60-mile journey. this is the komen three day to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. >> this has been fantastic. the comradery is unbelievable.
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i absolutely love it. >> reporter: debbie hula was diagnosed last year months after the foundation was embroiled in controversy over withdrawing funding from planned parenthood. komen reversed the decision and apologized. the controversy did not change debbie's view. >> i'm for susan g. komen no matter what. the bottom line is they're doing excellent research in protest cancer. >> three years ago my mom passed away from breast cancer at age 63. she battled 13 years and went away, came back, went way four different times and finally at 63 she passed away and i decided that it was time to do something and try to make a change so that no other sons have to deal with what i was dealing with. >> reporter: the proceeds from the walk fund breast cancer research and public health outreach. if you're wondering how the controversy involving the komen foundation is affecting events like this, to give you an idea last year 2,500 people walked
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this walk. this year it's down to 1,600. >> we have seen a difference in our participation numbers this year, but you know what? the three-day community is stronger than ever. we are appreciative of any participation numbers because every dollar we raise makes a difference in our fight to end breast cancer. breast cancer never takes brake and neither can we. we-- a break and neither can we. >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. turning now to weather, i guess you were talking about the first possible freeze of the season, gary. >> freeze warning, right? >> there's a freeze warning basically north of the district. it's a frost advisory in town which is to be expected. the suburbs can easily get much colder than we can in town. it will probably be another few weeks before we get a freeze in the city the way it looks now. tell you. what in terms of what is going on out there overnight tonight, this will be it looks like a
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pretty much widespread temperatures in terms of what we'll have with clear skies and light winds, relatively light winds. it does look like it's going to be a very cold night and tomorrow looks like it's going to be a beautiful fall day out there with temperatures warming up into the lower 60s. we'll start off cold, though. freeze warning in effect for the purple counties. that's montgomery county, loudoun county, prince william county, fauquier county and everybody along i-81 and down towards the shenandoah there. the light blue including d.c., including fairfax county, prince george's county and anne arundel, too, is under a frost advisory, won't get so cold in town tonight. we're not expecting a freeze, maybe a little frost threat out there by early, early tomorrow morning. temperatures right now here in the city dropping off to 51 degrees, gaithersburg 41. that's actually come up a little bit. 36 now for frederick. that's actually dropped a bit since we first started at 10:00, quantico 46 and manassas
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39 degrees. over by the bay temperatures are a little warmer for annapolis. they're sitting at 55. for tomorrow really good. i mean we have lots of sunshine tomorrow, high pressure in control, still a batch of cool weather on top of us. we're talking 60s for highs tomorrow and it looks like we're talking about lower 60s for just about everybody. things will change, though, for sunday. warm front begins to come on through. that will warm up the mid- atlantic. so from the 60s tomorrow we'll warm right up to the lower to maybe even mid-70s on sunday depending on how much in the way of sunshine we get. i want to point out this frontal system because it will come through monday. in advance of that front we'll have some showers and maybe a few thunderstorms. here's your weekend forecast. looks real nice, beautiful fall day tomorrow, temperature of 62 degrees. again we warm up sunday. we're going to go 72 here, but it wouldn't surprise me if we get enough sunshine on sunday
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some of our southern communities may be pushing the middle 70s, so much warmer sunday. in terms of where we're going to be right now and tonight, just real clear skies here. the front has pushed through. that's left high pressure in its wake. so nothing but clear skies. the only thing that will keep temperatures tonight from bottoming out will be some wind. here's big thunderstorms in texas. i wanted to show you this. these are thunderstorms here. this is advancing with the same system that will come through on monday. we'll be tracking severe weather the next couple days coming out of the central plains, again high pressure in control here. we're just talking about clear skies tonight, low in the city of 41 degrees. we'll have some freezing conditions and the threat of frost just outside the beltway overnight tonight. sunny and cool tomorrow, 62, looks real nice to start the day, but on the cool side. lower 40s, upper 50s by lunchtime and lower 60s for highs tomorrow afternoon and
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tomorrow evening. futurecast will show you we're in real good shape and on sunday as we take you through just a few clouds on sunday and nice and warm, too. your fox 5 accuweather seven- day forecast shows a warming trend, 72 sunday, a chance of some showers and thunderstorms monday with a high temperature of 74 and we cool back down into the 60s to right around 70 for the middle part of next week. >> thanks, gary. as we continue tonight, fox news sunday airing right here on fox at 9 a.m. will be dissecting the vice presidential debates and looking ahead to the next big debate between mitt romney and president obama. host chris wallace joined me earlier to give us his take and what we can expect on fox news sunday. we started off with the vp face- off. >> i think on substance it was pretty close. you know, certainly close enough that if you like one guy, you're going to think he won and vice versa.
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style, i think was not as close. i think that biden was over the top with all the smirks and the grimaces and i think it probably fired up the base, a base that was down after obama's poor performance last week, but i'm not sure it's going to play as well with independent voters who may just see it as rude. >> any surprises in your opinion? >> well, i certainly was surprised, not that biden was aggressive but the theatrics when he wasn't speaking. that certainly surprised me. i thought they both did okay. in the end i don't think it makes much difference. it was fun to watch and millions of people did watch it, 40 million or so, but i think that by sunday, which i'm obviously concerned with, it will have been largely forgotten and people will be focusing on next week's presidential debate. in the end people vote for the top of the ticket. they don't vote for the running mate. >> let's talk about next week's
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presidential debate, mitt romney, president obama. what can we expect in your opinion? >> well, i would be shocked if obama doesn't have a much better night than in the first one. i expect him to be much more aggressive and assertive in explaining and defending his record and his policy for the future and going after romney for what he says are lies or misrepresentations of where he really stands, that he's kind of doing a moderate makeover now that we're three weeks from election. for romney i would think his campaign staff and advisors would say do it again, you know. you were just perfect in the first one. do the same thing. be respectful, but make your case as to why obama does not deserve four more years and why you would take the country in a better direction, basically sell the choice. here's what we have now. here's what i'm offering. >> let's look ahead to fox news sunday. what can we expect? >> we'll have a debate between two top officials, on the 1
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hand obama -- one hand obama senior strategist david axelrod, on the other senior advisor ed gillespie in the romney campaign. we'll look at this continuing controversy about libya and whether the administration both before and after the fact did everything it could. >> chris wallace, thanks for joining us and happy birthday, my friend. >> thank you very much. i guess it's better than the alternative. >> certainly is. see you sunday. >> you bet. coming up next we're coming up on flu season. should you get a shot to protect yourself? the cdc breaks down some common myths about the flu vaccine. >> at 11:00 the ipad mini about to be unveiled, when we get our first look next. ♪ ♪ ♪
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down some common myths that keep people from getting the annual vaccine. >> reporter: the flu shot is a must this year for eric dacac, a new dad to a little girl only 3 days old. >> got a newborn in the house and just to be extra special to keep our health up. >> reporter: not everyone shares his enthusiasm. >> i just feel like people get sick when they get it, so i try to avoid the best i can. >> reporter: the flu vaccine raised other concerns on our fox 5 facebook page. jessica says many vaccines are made with boaterred fetal cells. true? >> i'm not aware of any human cells used. we're talking serum from cows. >> reporter: tom skinner says there is no data to indicate any harmful effects associated with serum from cows, but this woman is not convinced. >> i feel like yes, it is unsafe. i feel you should use other methods like eat healthy. >> reporter: jessica believes
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it's hit or miss with flu vaccines and writes. >> there's a 1% chance they use the right strain in the vaccine. >> i would say we have a very good track record, much higher than 1% success rate. >> reporter: another says i haven't had a hot and don't want one -- shot and don't want one especially after the shots that gave so many people meningitis. >> there's absolutely no connection whatsoever to the current situation involving meningitis and people having gotten flu shots. >> reporter: someone else worried about formaldehyde. >> there are minute amounts of formaldehyde in the vaccines, but knees levels are very, very low. >> reporter: skin -- these levels are very, very low. >> reporter: skinner says there are minimal side effects which include possibly a low grade fever and inflation around the injection site. would you ever get a flu shot? >> never. >> the cdc says people with severe allergies to


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