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>> player: no disrespect. a great baseball player. you know hitters like that, really hardly ever swing and miss. a guy that does a good job of putting the ball in play, especially when the pitcher is ahead in the count. that pitch trying to get a slider out there. in the batter's box. hit a double. tough when a guy is able to do that and get you in trouble, in situation when i had no outs. magic wand, figure out a tempt way to get them out. >> ken: matt carpenter off the bench, he hadn't played since friday. how impressed were you by the two-run homer? >> player: we do a good job of guys stepping up if somebody goes down. a theme all year. all last year. he is waiting for his chance. hasn't had a lot of a.b.s in the post season. to step up and get a big hit is huge.
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>> ken: how about a rain delay and coming back. how does a team stay ready? it's been three-and-a-half hours. >> player: we had a good time. watched funny videos and watched carpenter dance. that's entertaining. singing kept us loose. >> ken: a tense playoff atmosphere. >> player: that's what we do. we get tight in the situation. >> ken: >> ken: thanks. back to you. >> joe: kenny, he has to refer to carpenter who is mocking the situation. every time we interview a cardinal, another guy is critiquing the interviewee. >> tim: we interviewed adam wainwright earlier in the game and rafael furcal next to him and adam wainwright gave us his first, that i heard, rafael furcal imitation. chris carpenter is the genesis of that whole thing. >> joe: they travel is pairs; is that the deal? >> tim: they seem to have a good time. >> joe: they do.
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so let's talk about this. we had an interesting situation. first, cain was taken out. second and third, two out. in a minute, bruce bochy came and got matt cain, with lopez coming in the game. the rain hit, they pulled the tarp on. and we were in a -- at the beginning of a three-and-a-half-hour delay. an announcement came over the speaker in the booth especially when you bring a pitcher in, he has to face a batter. because of the situation and the lengthy delay, he didn't have to. but lopez, it appears is going to go out there. meanwhile on the other side, i will guarantee you that it was mike matheny's intent to have boggs work the rest of the eighth. rest of the seventh and then go through the eighth. to get to jason motte. now with the layoff, after boggs came in and struck out the two hitters he faced he has fernando salas up with
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boggs in the dugout. or in the clubhouse. and jason motte next to salas in case there is a hiccup in the next half-inning. >> tim: it's nothing against fernando salas, but boggs is your main eighth inning guy. so, that eighth inning, the cardinals could be a little more vulnerable without mitchell boggs. so we'll see. a key at-bat by jon jay here with two runners on. >> joe: the runners will be at second and third with two out. lopez will get that little meeting from the crew chief yossgary darling before he got o the mound. maybe they let him take the time he needs. again, lopez brought in. then the tarp came on. lopez did not have to face a batter, if the giants didn't want to do that. but they're going to stay with their sidearming left-hander, making his first appearance of this nlcs.
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it will be that confrontation with jon jay, with runners on at second and third. descalso and kozma. so basically three-and-a-half hours later. we're going to resume play with jay at the plate. one for two on the night. lopez was such a big part of it in 2010. now they're going to repaint the batter's box. >> tim: i know we forgot something. what was it? >> joe: and this grounds crew. they have been busy tonight. they've done a great job. you can see erin andrews actually -- erin andrews asked before the rain really hit how this field is drainage wise. and the answer is it's drained extremely well.
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for the amount of water that was dumped on it. so we will at the batter's box put -- have the batter's box put back around home plate. lopez will get a chance to continue his warmup toss. >> tim: most of the new ballparks have great drainage facilities. and here in st. louis, it's no different. >> joe: this ballpark that became the home to the cardinals in 2006. it's just south of where the old ballpark was in a scenario north of here they are going to try to develop and do retail space, which was part of the original plan. the economy went south. and so did the plans for what they call ballpark village. that is now back on. so while posey goes out to
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talk to lopez. we'll give you tonight's state farm get to a better state recap. kyle lohse made the start for st. louis. 5-2/3, one run, seven hits. got in to and out of trouble and matt carpenter with the single biggest swing of the game so far, two-out, two-run shot. that happened after the giants got a run in the top half of the third. state farm for auto, home, life and banking. get to a better state. all right, we're glad you stayed with us. now here we go. second and third. two out. jon jay at the plate. strike one. >> tim: you said xavier is a sidearmer and that is what makes him so difficult to hit if you're a left-handed batter. he drops down and you want to bail out. >> joe: lopez trying to keep it a two-run game.
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got two quick strikes on jon jay. officially a three-hour, 28-minute rain delay. a few have left. majority have stayed. kontos the right-hander getting loose. it's an 0-2 count on jon jay. ball one. the giants in their half of the eighth inning will have the bottom three in their line-up. gregor blanco, brandon crawford, a pinch hitter. >> joe: the 1-2. slow roller up the first base line.
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it's foul. the ball had so much spin on it, jay had to run in case it decided to veer back to the left and go in to fair territory. stays 1-2. >> tim: there is that side arm delivery of javier lopez. that is a two-seam fastball. in on the hands of jon jay. throws the two-seamer inside, the four-seamer away, and that wicked slider. he's tough. >> joe: part of a very good bullpen for bruce bochy. another 1-2. and a ground ball to first. easy for belt. to the bag. and to the eighth inning we up. trailing in game three by tw two. announcer ] this is the age of knowing what you're made of. why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra.
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♪ ♪ >> joe: double switch. as adron chambers takes over in right field. shane robinson makes the pinch hitting appearance. he is gone. robinson bats in the number four spot. the pitcher is back in number
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nine spot for st. louis. and the pitcher, even though salas was up, is mot jason mott. the numbers for the post season, two saves. cardinals and mike matheny asked for a two-inning save from motte, who leads by two. the first pitch is high for ball one. motte had a two-inning save opportunity on june 17 against kansas city. and blew that save. he saved 42 in the regular season. he saved game one of the nlcs and he deals with gregor blanco leading it off in the eighth. in to center. jay is there. one out. it goes without saying if you're mike matheny and/or tetedlilliquist, the pitching
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coach, not only do you want a scoreless eighth inning you want a quick eighth inning against the bottom part of the line township not wear out the closer for the next frame. >> tim: 15 pitches or less would be just fine with the cardinals. >> joe: kontos the left-hander ge getting loose. motte will deal with brandon crawford who has been on base three times. takes a strike. on deck is aubrey huff. top of the order will bat again for the giants before the end of the night. they will need one base runner. to guarantee that buster posey gets to the plate. strike two. crawford walked in the second. singled in the fourth. singled again in the sixth.
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that was all against kyle lohse. he was in line for the win if the bullpen can hang on to the lead. the 0-2. ball one. >> tim: joe, you talked about jason motte. june 17, the only two-inning save this year. he did pitch two innings in game five of the l.d.s. he got the win in that game. giving up a run in the eighth inning. and then a perfect ninth. >> joe: fouled back. there is matt cain, who was very good. 6-2/3. he allowed three runs on six hits. >> tim: not a lot of trickery from mot jason motte. here it is. hit it. here is what you have to hit. 98-mile-per-hour fastball. >> joe: broken bat. fly ball to right. chambers coming to get it.
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just in the game. two out. full swing. crawford broke his bat. that ball didn't travel far, for out number two. here is aubrey huff. not much in the regular season. hit under .200. just the one home run. for a guy that was a focal point and a clutch performer for the giants two years ago when they won it all. >> tim: one of the real leaders on this giants' club two years ago. >> joe: that puddle is in fair territory. strike one. >> tim: there are two of them in fair territory. down the right-field line. anthere they are.
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>> joe: bottom of the eighth inning rolls in. jose mijares will take over his fourth game of the post season. and he has been impressive. picked up from kansas city. a guy that has got some big outs for san francisco out of their pen. matt carpenter first up, then holliday, then adron chamber chambers. st. louis leading 3-1. bottom of the eighth inning. ball one, outside. >> joe: here is a 1-0. one ball, one strike. george kontos, the right-hander, got a lefty to start the inning, then a
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right-handed hitting holliday, then the lefty chambers. the 1-1. strike two. beltran left after one. carlos injured his knee. carpenter got the opportunity. in his first at-bat in the third inning hit a two-out, two-run shot to right. to make it 2-1 st. louis. they lead 3-1. now a 1-2 pitch. got him looking! one away. >> tim: good slider to get matt carpenter. and that may have kept mijares in the ballgame. had carpenter gotten on, i doubt he would have been pitching to matt holliday. >> joe: instead, he will. holliday ,0-3. just 2 of 11 in this nlcs.
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eight for 35 this post season. one home run. >> joe: in case you're joining us late, matt holliday was involved in that controversial slide at second base the first inning of game two. and during the pre-game introductions with the teams lined up, along the two baselines, the thumbs up from holliday. holliday gets hit with his own foul ball. the thumbs up was to scutaro. said, "play good today" and then something along the lines of "my bad." and those two, particularly scutaro has handled the whole thing so well that we talked about earlier in the telecast. bruce bochy on that list as well. of handling it with class and
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what you would expect from the organization and those two guys in particular. this got a lot of matt holliday. back of the left ankle. >> tim: yeah, not everything when you are big and strong is good. he has great bat speed. a big guy. but the ankle, it's tender now. >> joe: ground ball to tect. -- ground ball to second. scutaro gets the out. two out. mlb playoffs continue tomorrow is game four of the alcs. 4:00 eastern, 1:00 pacific, yankees-tigers. because game four tonight was postponed. then later, after the game, we'll be here. game four of the nlcs. here in st. louis. coverage begins at 7:30 eastern, 4:30 pacific on fox. and a matchup we know the cardinals side for sure is adam wainwright.
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here is chambers. takes ball one. down and away. we are speculating it's lincecum, the right-hander and two-time cy young award winner for the giants on the other side. with two out, chambers, one ball one strike. >> tim: chambers is the fourth right-fielder of the ballgame. we're only in the eighth inning. how many nine-inning games -- the cardinals hope it's a nine inning game. but how many nine-inning games feature four outfielders in one position? this one has. >> joe: chambers, the latest. it started with beltran. for more on beltran, let's go to ken rosenthal. >> ken: joe, he left the game with a left knee strain. i'm told the injury is not that serious. he could play tomorrow. i'll add the disclaimer, we won't know more until tomorrow when he reports. >> joe: thank you, kenny. so, mike matheny, at least it's not in the category of something that puts him on the shelf without a doubt.
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they're not too concerned about it. mijares lost his footing. and he planted that front foot. now digs in the area in front of the pitching rubber, his landing spot. cardinals end up going to matt carpenter. he delivered. in the ninth inning. the giants will have the top of their line-up. pagan, scutaro, sandoval. as chambers takes a two-out walk. that should be it for mijare mijares. kontos is ready to go. molina is coming up. pitching change here in the bottom of the eighth. in game three. are you ready ?
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>> joe: lohse in line for
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the win. right now it's kontos trying to keep it a two-run game.alk hy mijares will bring in molina. and give kontos, who is now in his sixth game of this post season an opportunity here in the eighth. >> tim: he has been a real surprise for bruce bochy this year. traded for stewart, the catcher with the yankee, the backup catcher. the yankees-detroit game is postponed and they will play at 4:00 eastern time tomorrow afternoon on tbs. >> joe: molina 1 for 3 with a single, two groundouts. career high 22 home runs during the regular season. none so far in the post season. chilly night. might be tough to drive one out of here. because of that, kontos and posey will keep an eye on
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chambers at first. he can run. >> tim: a big lead by chambers. >> joe: big. i was just going to say the same thing. ball one, high. >> joe: on deck, david freese. right now it's molina. kontos. trying to give the top of the order for the giants their best chance in the ninth. >> joe: fouled away for strike one.
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>> joe: kontos follows cain, lopez, mijares, to the mound for the giants. good pitch, strike two. jeremy affeldt, the left-hander is getting loose. with descalso lurking, but that's after freese. it's up to kontos to end this eighth. >> joe: chambers even with that big lead i has not even attempted to get a start over at first base. >> tim: diving back to the outside of the bag. makes it tougher.
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first baseman has to go three feet farther to make the tag. >> joe: got an even bigger lead now. >> tim: mm-hmm. >> joe: almost a half-hearted pitch out. >> thinking the same thing. almost a quasi pitch-out. buster posey stepping to the outside, actually in the left-handed batter's box. kontos threw it high. no chance for molina to make contact. >> joe: there he goes. chopper to the left side. crawford, plenty of time. and out at first as belt almost came off the bag. good play by belt. on the back end of that to dig it out.
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>> joe: motte not had a 1-2-3 eight eighth inning. threw only five pitches. trying for a two-inning save. he will deal with the top of the line-up for the giants. right guys coming up. pagan, scutaro, sandoval, if anybody gets on, buster posey. a two-run game.
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they are no longer packed in here at busch stadium, but loud nonetheless. pagan one for four. shows bunt. takes a strike. talked to jason motte prior to game two of the nlcs in san francisco and asked him if he has consciously slowed himself down on the mound, because he was just frenetic when he was out there in the past. pop-up. left side. freese. foul ball. one out. [ applause ] >> tim: that is a common problem with a lot of closers. they come in overly amped. that was the case with jason motte. that is so important in the
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post season to take a step back. >> joe: he used to waste so much energy around the mound, behind it, getting the ball back, bouncing around. now he is like a different guy. here is scutaro. strike one. >> tim: there is an expression in baseball. hurry to lose. slow to win. that is certainly applies in the post season -- that certainly applies in the post season. >> joe: scutaro has had another good night with the bat. two more hits. he has had two hits in every game. now in the hole ,0-2. 99 from jason motte.
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>> joe: defensive swing by scutaro on a pitch that jumped in there at 99. >> tim: some pitchers you have to make them get it up. with jason motte, hitters try to make him get it down. very difficult to handle that letter-high fastball. even if you know it's coming. >> joe: here is an 0-2. right side. carpenter stops it. two away. [ applause ] >> joe: carpenter came up as a third baseman. earlier in this game, was in right. and now over at first, just
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knocked it down. and then fed not mott for the -r an out. >> there is a big difference between having two runs as opposed to one. that puts the third baseman and the first baseman off the line. boches he was off the line, carpenter was able to make the play. >> joe: here is sandoval. two out, nobody on. big threat for the giants in the on-deck circle. in buster posey. strike one. high strike and motte has been getting that from the home plate umpire bill mil miller. sandoval with two hits and an rbi tonight. trying to extend it. bring up buster.
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>> joe: it's been all heat from motte. >> tim: don't expect him to lower it either. >> joe: picked up five outs with 18 pitches. he is 1-2 on sandoval. posey just wants a chance on deck. that is up to pablo. in to center. jay. game over. cardinals take game three. up two games to one, as they win it 3-1 behind lohse.
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and jason motte. >> joe: three hour, two minute game. lohse is 2-0 this post season. matt cain pitched well but suffered a second loss. he got his third save this post season. >> tim: i thought you said he slowed things down. >> joe: now he is speeding up. and mark mcgwire goes through motte's beard on his way off the field. interesting tradition. you talk about a guy that puts everything he's got in a pitch. >> tim: 19 fastballs in a row. for six outs.
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most of them high. >> joe: this loose group here in st. louis almost feel like they're playing with house money. up two games to one. go to erin andrews. >> erin: joe, thanks so much. matt, not only were you asked to fill in for injured carlos beltran but you have a huge hit against matt cain. what is it about you facing matt cain? 5 for 5 with a homer now? >> erin: he is a good pitcher, obviously. >> player: i have had success. i go up there and bat. get a hit. and today i was fortunate to get those. >> erin: you do it with your mom and dad who woke up at 2:30 in the morning and drove nine-and-a-half hours to get here. what is it like to know your parents were in stand? >> player: that's awesome. my dad is the reason i made it to this point in my career. to have them here tonight was fun. >> erin: your dad is a big-time baseball coach in high school and in the texas area. what is the first thing he
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will say to you is? >> player: congrats. a goal we accomplished together. today was a dream come true. >> erin: thank you. congratulations. over to ken rosenthal now. kentucky her >> ken: a long rain delay. when was it determined you'd go for the two inning save? >> player: in clubhouse. if we didn't score i was going out there. i haven't had to sit around like that. the most nervous i've ever been. out of the bullpen doing all kind of junk. >> ken: eight inning, nine pitches. how much did it help? >> player: it's big. big to get the first guy out. execute pitches and get the rest of the guys out there. >> ken: ready to go two innings tomorrow? >> player: sure. sign me up. >> joe: it took 33 minutes to complete game three after a three-hour, 28-minute
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delay. reminder coming up next, except on the west coast, local news. then we ask you to join us tomorrow night from here in st. louis. game four of the nlcs. our coverage starts at 7:30 eastern. 6:30 locally. and then 4:30 pacific. for more information on tonight's game and other major league baseball news log on to powered by msn, the world's favorite sports site. for tim, kenny, erin, i'm joe. join us tomorrow night for game four. we say good night after a long evening in st. louis. here is jack white and the white stripes. captioned by closed captioning services, inc ♪ ♪ ♪ 
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. a developing story in new york city. a man arrested after trying to set off a car bomb. what we've learned about the suspect and the local target he considered. >> plus, parents demanding answers after several toddlers wander off into a street. >> presidential candidates take their campaign messages to the swing states, including a stop in battleground, northern virginia. good to have you with us tonight, i'm will thomas in for shawn. >> foiled in new york city, tonight, that 21-year-old man is in federal custody accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve building.
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it's just blocks from the world trade center. audrey barnes is following the story in the newsroom. audrey. >> quazi nafis was arrested after he parked a van filled with a thousand pounds of explosives outside the federal reserve building in manhattan. he tried to detonate it in a suicide mission, a plan that was foiled by under cover agents that was tracking the would be terrorist for months. >> federal investigators say 21-year-old quazi nafis moved here a year ago, specifically to carry out a terrorist attack. earlier today, investigators say nafis went to a warehouse and assembled what he thought was a 1,000 pound bomb. the materials were all fake, provided by under cover agents. after driving the bogus bomb to the federal reserve bank this morning and trying several times to detonate it from his cell phone, agents moved in and arrested nafis.
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he is now charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide support to al-qaeda. security expert, larry johnson, says nafis, who he calls a lone wolf wannabe isn't a serious threat. >> authorities say nafis proposed several key targets, including the new york stock exchange and a military base in baltimore before settling on the federal reserve bank. he wrote a let r about his intent to quote, destroy america. new york police commissioner says every threat has to be vigorously investigated. >> i think it shows again, that law enforcement is vigilant, certainly we understand that the public can become complacent. we've had no successful attack here in 11 years, but law enforcement can't be. i want to certainly congratulate the fbi and the
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joint terrorist task force for good work in this case. >> federal investigators are quick to say the public was never in danger during the investigation. neither was the president. police say nafis threatened him, too, but never moved forward with the plan. brian. >> some are questioning the timing of the arrest so close to the election. how are investigators responding to that? >> nafis said he hoped his suicide mission would disrupt the presidential election. maybe even stop it. his arrest today will ensure that it does not. brian. >> all right, audrey barnes tonight. >> new tonight, maryland regulators are investigating an incident at a bethesda daycare center. four toddlers wandered away from a playground and right into the streets this week. the mother of a two-year-old has taken her son out of the daycare center. karen gray houston spoke with her and karen, i imagine she had an awful lot to say. >> that's right, wendy is doing a lot of talking about
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this to the media, to other parents, and to officials in charge at the bethesda lynbrook childcare center. she says they have a responsibility to parents with children who are still there who answer more questions. the incident happened on monday, she and her seven-year- old son went to pick up her two- year-old and they were shocked to discover he and three other toddlers around the same age were not on the daycare center grounds. there's a fenced in playground where children normally play, but around 4:45 that day, four of the youngsters wandered off. many parents we spoke to said they think what occurred was a freak accident and won't happen again. wendy ryan remains shaken and angry that her son was found by a man out walking his dog. >> so angry i was shaking. i could not stop shaking as i pulled into the school parking lot, i heard this man yelling outside, lynbrook, you lost
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your kids. >> it's a very good facility. the teachers are very loving. the curriculum, there's a nice balance of play and structured activity. and i think this was just, you know, something really out of the ordinary. >> the daycare center is part of a chain run by the montgomery childcare association. it conducted an investigation and have terminated the teachers involved. it also says it reported the incident to the appropriate oversight agencies. the statement sent out to parents say they regret the incident and take the failure to follow established procedures seriously. sounds like they are taking responsibility. karen gray houston with the update tonight. thank you. northern virginia again return to the spotlight in the presidential campaign. fresh off the second of the debates, presidential debates. republican nominee, mitt romney, rallied with his supporters in leesburg tonight. tom fitzgerald was there and has romney's reaction to last
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night's debate. >> governor mitt romney says in their second debate, president obama in his words did not answer questions on stage tuesday night. here in leesburg, the former governor was brought on stage by a former cast member of saturday night. on stage in leesburg, virginia, a committee kicked things off with a joke at the expense of the vice president. >> i said, what is it with this coffee? it's so old and bitter. she said oh, that's just joe being joe. >> but miller was just the warmup act. headliner was the republican nominee. >> there's a north virginia welcome. thank you, virginia. >> on the heels of the second presidential debate, mitt romney moved to tap down reviews of an improved performance by president obama. >> i think it is interesting with two presidential debates going, the president still hasn't found an agenda for a second term. we have an agenda for our term
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and our agenda is going to get this working again. >> in northern virginia, romney criticized the president over possible cuts to the pentagon budget. >> unlike cutting the military, as this president would do by a trillion dollars, i would maintain our military strength because america's military must be second to none and so strong, no one would test us. >> romney has been a familiar face here in virginia. he made frequent trips since locking up the republican nomination and it's not over yet. romney campaign officials say with 20 days left, many of those days are going to be spent here in the commonwealth. >> romney supporters in leesburg appreciated the face to face time with their candidate. >> the first time live watching him, i saw the debate. this is the first time live. >> you get to see the man. you get to hear him. you don't get to hear the little sound bits. >> at this point for the romney campaign, winning or losing virginia may depend on just how many times they get to see mitt romney with their own
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eyes. >> we have 20 days. we need to take back america. it's up to you guys in virginia. >> while governor romney had northern virginia to himself wednesday, that will not last long. as people were filing in here for this event, the obama campaign announced that president obama will hold his own rally in fairfax on friday. in leesburg, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. president obama today focused largely on women's issues as he came campaigned in iowa and ohio. reminded voters of his efforts to make sure women can make legal complaints. he hit hard against mitt romney's economic plan. >> he has a tip. when a politician tells you that he's going to tell you what he's going to do after the election, but he can't tell you now, it's not because the plan is so good that he doesn't want to let you in on it.
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not because he wants to give you this great surprise later on. it's because he knows it won't work. >> the focus on women was because polling data shows that there are more undecided female voters than male in every battleground state. we are joined by fox 5 political analyst to talk all things politics. mark, we'll start with the presidential debate number two in the books. and a reminder of the saying, the more things change, the more they stay the same. conventional wisdom says president obama won the second debate, but not seeing the bump in the polls that mitt romney got the first time around. what do you make of this? >> he had to resees tait his campaign. nobody is calling him lethargic, listless, he came back. he did what he needed to do and he is just hoping that he
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stopped the bleeding. >> what do you make of these polls in general? i think you are of the opinion, i would imagine, you can sort of frame them to make you look good regardless of the numbers. >> it's called cherry picking. the national nower pollster is the pledge. i love to be a pollster. when things go wrong and you don't, the event does not occur like you predicted, oh, that was a snapshot in time. i'm saying all these things and sailing the profession because there are 20 polls that come out every day. we don't know the method. we don't know how great the sample is or the composite of the sample. so really, have it towards them and the candidates in the end are probably right. the real poll is on election day. >> we saw the so-called undecided voter on display in the presidential debate.
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but i guess it's not soccer moms this time around. >> it's a new term. it's called the waitress moms, or if you want to get into the demographics, supposedly the people that are undecided are the following, unmarried, white women who are not college educated. and that is not a slur or slam on that demographic group, but that is who they have identified has not made up its mind, whether it be obama or romney. >> we have 30 seconds left. if you're a voter in maryland, you oftentimes don't feel like your vote counts because it is heavily skewed democrat, but there is one contested seat this time around. >> the state legislature drew the line so they could elect one more democrat and that is john delaney who has a lot of money on his own and they put him in with roscoe bartlett.
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delany will knock him off by virtue of what the district is composed of. democrats wanted to do this and they'll probably succeed. >> mark tonight. we invite you to tell us what you think. tweet your thoughts with the hash tag, fox35dc you decide. fox 5 will do a 30 minute political special starting monday. fox 5 news edge, you decide 2012. over you candidates and issues that will help you in the voting booth. see you monday night right after the news edge at 6:00. >> a twist in the trial of two officers accused of beating a college student. why a judge dropped some of the charges. plus, one of the biggest local road projects in decades is close to wrapping up. if you're a commuter like me, you have to be happy about that. tonight, you'll find out what it will cost you to drive the new beltway express lanes. keeping us up a little bit later tonight. >> that was a doozy and we have it on viper. that rain that delayed the st.
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louis giants game by 3 1/2 hours is heading toward washington. it will get here tomorrow. i'll let you know when to expect it and what it's going to do when it arrives. the rest of the forecast and all the days news still to come. come on back. investments, personally, about paid 14% in federal taxes, is that fair to the guy higher rate than you did? romney: "yeah, encourage economic growth." us. is that the way to grow america? this message.
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anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. marywe invest in them.umber one in america because but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools.
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as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. five people are found dead inside a denver bar after a fire broke out. tonight, police believe the fire may have been set as a murder coverup. firefighters responded to farro's bar and grill. the bodies had injures not caused by the blaze and possible bloodstains were found on the sidewalk in front of the bar. police say there's nothing to indicate the deaths are a murder suicide. so far, no suspects have been named by police. two prince georges county police officers on trial for the beating of a university of maryland student are facing one less charge tonight. the judge threw out first- degree assault charges against the cops. fox 5's paul wagner explains
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why. >> with a riot helmet on his held and a shield on his arm, reginald baker demonstrated how he pull mckenna up against a wall and hit him with his baton. baker told the court he saw mckenna running down the street with a clenched fist while yelling, fearing he had a projectile in his hand. baker said he got in front of the horse while yelling for mckenna to get down. baker testified he was looking through a foggy and shield, trying to see mckenna's hands, that's why he struck him on the arm he. earlier in the day, the state had just rested its case when the defense attorneys representing baker and james harrison, the other officer, argued prosecutors had not proved its case for first degree assault. judge beverly woodard was siding with the prosecution, but backtracked after looking at the statute, taking a brief recess and hearing the state's
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argument a second time. the judge said she was dismissing the most serious charge because there was no evidence john mckenna had suffered a permanent injury and the video shown to the injury did not show the officers striking mckenna in the head. prosecutor, joseph, said mckenna had a concussion and a serious laceration to the head. the officers appeared to strike him in the head and the injury could be viewed as permanent. but judge woodard said based on the video shown to the jury, she wasn't buying it. the defense attorneys were pleased. >> anything that gets put out is good. >> baker testified he was hyper vigilant as he walked up knox road. earlier in the evening, he and his fellow officers were pelted by snowballs, rocks, and bottles. baker told the court he thought his supervisors had done that. in upper marlboro, paul wagner,
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fox 5 news. >> baker and james harrison are still facing charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. the trial continues thursday. to the district now where eight people were sent to the hospital after a metro bus collided with a van this afternoon. the incident happened here in the intersection of vermont avenue and u street in northwest. authorities say the bus was struck on the rear driver's side. metro reports several passengers had minor neck and back injuries. still, a few more months until the express lanes on the virginia beltway open up. the companies building the new lanes said how we can expect how much to use them. john hanrahan has a closer look. >> at any hour on any given day, the beltway in virginia can get clogged with traffic, soon, however, there will be a quick reliable alternative where traffic will always roll at least 45 miles an hour. although finishing work is still being done, this five- year construction project to add four lanes to the eight
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lane beltway is nearly complete. >> we are very pleased to report that the project is on time, it's on budget, and on track to open later this fall. >> the project cost $2 billion. 80% of that money came from transurban and floor to private companies which will operate the lanes as a very different kind of toll road. first of all, cars who use the express lanes must have an easy pass transponder for toll collection. second, the tolls will vary. this is called dynamic tolerates, as the express lanes get more crowded, the tolls published on electronic message boards will climb higher, so traffic will ease off. the average speed on the express lane will remain at a minimum of 45 miles an hour. to ride for free, hov3 car poolers must have the newer, easy pass flex transponder. >> you will have the switch where you can switch from toll mode to hov mode.
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this communicates to us as the operator. i have three people in the car and you won't be charged a toll. >> the new lanes will be available for 14 miles of the virginia beltway. solo drivers during rush hours will likely be charged somewhere between $3 and $6 for a one way trip. off peek, transurban guesses drivers will be charged $1 or $2. >> a command center will monitor the express lanes to adjust tolerates and to respond immediately to traffic incidents. it is pretty well known, there are already hov violators in virginia, especially on i-95. routinely, in fact, what's to prevent people from going on the express lanes and switching their easy pass to hov mode while riding alone. enforcement, the operator plans to hire as many as six virginia state troopers to count the people in cars using the hov signal. repeat offenders could be fined as much as $1,000.
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john hanrahan, fox 5 news. >> a former mayor caught up in the zumba prostitution scandal. the latest on the client list and why innocent people are getting harassed. plus, a video shows drunken u.s. security contractors in afghanistan. there are tries to our area next. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty... million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes...
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where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do.
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. maybe you're wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood.
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[ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. a former mayor of south portland is among the 21 men named in the maine prostitution scandal. james was in office in 2008. he faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge, but maintains his innocence. the release of names of alleged customers may be implicating innocent men who shared the same name. one has been getting hate e- mails and insists he's not one of the accused. >> my first and foremost thought was to get my sons and daughter and let them know that
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it wasn't me. >> those people that know me, they'll know the real truth. >> alexis wright ran a prostitution ring and secretly video taped the encounters. she pleaded guilty to several charges. the 21 men named in the case will appear before a judge in december. a security scandal caught on camera. abc news has identified these men as employees of jorge scientific working in cobble, afghanistan. abc says they got the video from two former scientific employees. a $47 million government contract to train afghan police. the company says it has taken decisive action to correct the unacceptable behavior. lance armstrong's fall from grace continues. coming up, his ressic resignation, and what all this means for the future of his cancer fighting charity. plus, rg3 talks about their first division game of the year and it is against super bowl champs. we're back in a few. if you see a story you
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> more fallout over lance armstrong's doping scandal. nike fired him saying he misled the company for more than ten years. he also stepped down as the chairman of the live strong cancer charity. we'll bring in a crisis media expert in a moment. first up, fox's rick. >> he was once a champion. winning the tour de france seven times and overcoming cancer. but now, lance armstrong is in damage control mode amid allegations of widespread doping throughout his career. today, armstrong stepped down as chairman of his cancer fighting charity, live strong. to avoid the scandal from affecting the foundation. >> he had such an incredible affection to this organization that he decided it would be better for him to step away as chairman and turn those duties
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over to jeff. >> armstrong will remain on the board of the charity. >> his expertise as a cancer advocate, as a cancer survivor are invaluable as we continue to work at the foundation. >> minutes after his announcement, nike cut its ties with the embattling cycling icon. nike releasing a statement saying quote, due to the insurmountable evidence that lance armstrong participated in doping and misled nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we terminated our contract with him. the shoe giant not the only corporate sponsor leaving armstrong. radio shack also announcing its severing ties with armstrong. the u.s. antidoping agency released a report last week detailing allegations of widespread doping by armstrong and his team during his tour de france domination. in august, armstrong said he would not fight the doping case and waived his right to a hearing.
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battling the charges would have taken too much of a toll on his family and his work with his foundation. in new york, fox news. >> so where does armstrong go from here? is there any way to salvage a career? let's bring in ryan stanton. he's a crisis management agency. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> first, the obvious, is armstrong done as far as being marketable? >> first and foremost, he pioneered a sport and done so much for a charity. he raised millions of dollars for cancer and inspired millions of people around the world. that being said, the situation makes it so much more troubling for him and he has done damage to his brand. he is in shambles right now. >> he stepped down as chairman of live strong, but those yellow bracelets are everywhere. do you think people will keep wearing them or ditch them for fear they may be supporting a
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fraud? >> it will be hard pressed for people that didn't identify the yellow bracelet with cancer. the sad reality is the damage done over the last few weeks is just something that is insurmountable for the brand. at one point it was sterling, it was bullet proof. we have seen today with his resignation from the foundation that he has done damage that i don't think many people will want to associate with the yellow bracelet. >> let me put you on the spot here. let's say armstrong is your high profile client in the middle of this crisis. what do you tell him to do? does he get in front of the cameras or keep a low profile? >> we represent and we council high profile celebrities and corporations around the world. and the first thing that we would tell him was, he did a good job by stepping down. he needs to distance himself from the foundation. his reputation is shot for the
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time being. unlike many sports figures that come before him, specifically michael vick or roger clemens, they have been able to come back and play and remind folks out there why they loved them to begin with. >> do you need an apology from armstrong? he hasn't said, i did it and he's wrong. >> for lance armstrong at this juncture, he has not admitted guilt. he has not been proven guilty. the court of public opinion has ruled. if he is still innocent, then i don't know if he will come out and say that. he needs to km out and he needs to say he is sorry for this and to wipe the slate clean. >> final few seconds, will he be commercial again? sort of asking you to look in your crystal ball, if you will. >> the best thing for him to do right now is to take some time off, get out of the limelight. let the foundation recover. we have seen all these brands
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abandoned him today. i don't think they are coming back any time soon. >> it will be fascinating to see how this all plays out for lance armstrong. ryan, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. the redskins face a major challenge this week. it's their first chance to find out how they stack up against a division opponent. sports director, scott smith here with the story. >> it is week seven and the skins are just now starting their slate of nfc east opponents. sunday's visit to face the giants marks the longest they have gone into a season before playing a divisional pow since the merger in 1970. these two teams have plenty of history, but the redskins controlled the series. despite the g-men's super bowl run a year skins swept the regular season series in 2011. those wins came with rex grossman. so sunday's meeting will be the nfc east debut for robert griffin iii. >> both of these teams have played each other a bunch. they know each other really
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well. coaches know each other really well. so it will be fun. get to play against division folks, the new york giants, super bowl champions, and i look forward to it. >> it's different, but it makes it more fun. i think that's what they are going for with the schedule. so you know, it's good to see a familiar opponent and it's good that we got a chance to be in the division lead with this first division game. >> the 3-3 redskins are a game behind the 4-2 giants. both of new york's losses came against nfc opponents. it's 1:00 kick on sunday, ryan. >> scott, thanks. a bizarre story playing out in a courtroom. a man is using his diabetes as a defense in a murder trial. we'll explain that one coming your way next. also ahead tonight. >> on the run for two years. coming up, the amazing story of how this dog reappeared.
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looks like builders are building again. more than four years, but, construction is still well below what is considered a healthy level for a full housing recovery or normally the stage of recovery. meantime, amazon is trying to get its e readers into more classrooms. online service to help schools manage ereaders, including blocking internet purchases and social websites. amazon is trying right now to make roads into the fast growing electronic textbook market. and target is targeting online bargain hunters for the holiday rush. the retailer is saying it's going to match prices on its rival's websites. right in the store. that's what we are going to start in november. and it might be time to stock up on your favorite wine. a new report saying the european grape harvest could be
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the worse. a combination of drought, coal, and hot weather. potentially higher prices. cheers. that's business, i'm neil.  as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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marywe invest in them.umber one in america becauseogether but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
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it's an excuse you have to hear to believe. a florida man on trial for shooting his family says his dei diabetes made him do it. pregnant daughter and her boyfriend are arguing his glucose levels were so high, he didn't know what he was doing. >> one of the symptoms of a high glucose level is that it affects consciousness.
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he blacked out. >> daughter and boyfriend survived. prosecutors argue the attack was premeditated. they showed the jury surveillance video of buying several gift cards. he had been getting cash advances and bought a pistol. the trial continues in florida tomorrow and a key medical witness takes the stand to testify about the effects of high blood sugar in a diabetic person. hip hop and reality tv star, flavor flav is behind bars after getting into a fight with his fiance and his son. a police report says he threw his fiance to the floor twice and had two knives in his hands while chasing and threatening to kill her 17-year-old son. the 53-year-old whose legal name is william drayton denies threatening the teenager. he is pending an initial court appearance come tomorrow. metro is supposed to have improved wire lesser vis by now, but the agency missed a major deadline. we'll tell you what that means for you coming up on the news
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edge. and we'll tell you which areas are facing a grape shortage coming up. 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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