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a new comedy club opening in gaithersburg where he is performing this weekend. >> is your pooch ready for halloween? a few dogs in studio this morning modeling cool costumes. plus, we'll tell you about a spooky event you can take part in together, as in with your dog. good friday morning. i'm alison seymour. >> and i'm tony perkins. >> we're going to get to all of that in a few minutes. first, all eyes on hurricane sandy. the storm losing strength, but ripped through the carribean last night, killing 21 people, including a 4-month-old baby. >> it's weakened a bit, but its path is still in the air. likely will hit the east coast somewhere. tucker barnes is live with an update. >> good morning. watching sandy here, and let's get to the satellite picture.
storm evolving basically overnight. starting to take on some of the characteristics that were forecast. you can see it's undergoing wind shear now. the eye feature we had yesterday, that's a thing of the past. still a category 1 hurricane, tracking off to the north and west at about 13. it will interact with a cold front to the west, and that will likely cause issues across the mid-atlantic. time frame monday and tuesday. the rain will start late sunday afternoon. main event i think will be monday and tuesday. a lot of question marks about the intensity and eventual path of this storm. but there is cause for concern across the mid-atlantic. could be dealing with some of the issues relating to sandy by early next week. local weather and little fog this morning. no problems for friday. highs up to 70. now, it's 64 in washington.
62 at dulles and bwi marshall. forecast today, highs about 70 degrees later this afternoon, with sun developing after we burn off the fog later today. that's a look at the forecast. having a good time down here, back up to you. >> i heard the laughing in the background. thank you, tucker. local crews are preparing for the worst with this storm and plan to work throughout the storm to ensure everyone is safe. >> officials in virginia say the state is on increased readiness plan, meaning crews are ready to respond at any time. sherri ly is live in prince george's county, maryland, with how crews there are preparing, too. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. prince george's county had already brought in road crews this morning for a preplanned snow drill. but with hurricane sandy barreling towards the east coast, they now found themselves in the midst of hurricane preparations. as snow plows headed out this morning for a dry run, they had
a secondary mission, clear backed up storm drains and check for trees that could be a threat to power lines. the command center will be ready and they'll have extra man power at pumping stations in case of flooding. the hurricane is expected to pack high winds, pounding rain and heavy surf up and down the east coast, as it heads through the area in the coming days. virginia, the state of emergency operation center is prepared to implement emergency operation plans. it's the same across the region, as emergency planners get ready should the hurricane deliver a devastating blow. >> it can be projected to be a horrendous storm and it veers and goes away. so it makes it a little bit precarious for us to know when to bring staff. staff is on standby now. >> reporter: here are some things you can do as well to prepare for the storm. charge your cell phone. make sure you have a full tank
of gas. and get an emergency kit ready. it should have batteries, flash lights, nonperishable food, prescriptions, as well as cash. around the region power companies are preparing for the hurricane as well, looking at the possibility that we could have millions of people without power. here in prince george's county, they also have tree crews on call to clear any downed trees along roads, and if hurricane irene from last year is any indication, this area could see widespread flooding and damage from trees. so everyone is urged to be ready. that's the latest here in forestville, back to you. >> sarah, thank you. we want you to be sure to stay with fox 5 as we continue to track hurricane sandy. in addition to our weather app, you can also follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. that's where you will find
enhanced satellite images, interactive models, a live chat and more. a woman is found dead in an apartment in leesburg, virginia. the discovery was made by police early this morning. the woman's relatives had called investigators after they hadn't heard from her in a few days. police aren't saying how she died, but call the incident isolated and stress that there's no threat to the public. president obama will be at the white house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to virginia. a new fox new poll of likely voters in virginia shows governor romney with 47% support compared to president obama's 45%. and president obama is now first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day.
he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home yesterday. illinois is one of several states that has early voting. the campaign camp says his participation will send a strong message to voters. a lot of money pouring into the race. as of yesterday both campaigns have raised $2 billion. the eye popping figure puts the election on the track to be the costliest ever. the outpouring of donations is coming from both ordinary citizens and the richest americans, hoping to influence the election. the 37th annual marine corps marathon and the 10k race take place sunday in northern virginia and d.c. runners from all over the world take part in what's now one of the top marathons in the nation. >> fox 5's sarah simmons is live at what will be the finish line of this year's race. hey, sarah. >> reporter: it's always exciting to see when the
preparations are underway. i was driving home yesterday and seeing everything that was going up. it's always exciting the weekend of the marathon and there are a lot of things surrounding it. basically a whole weekend of events that people are able to take part in. with me to talk more about that is the director of the marine corps marathon. thank you for coming by. >> we are excited. we are pumped. the runners are pumped. we opened up the doors to the expo yesterday at 4:00, and they are coming to town. >> reporter: how many again? >> we have 30,000 runners between the marathon and 10k, and they are excited to come to washington, d.c. and run on the streets and see our monuments and some of the things we sometimes take for granted, how lucky we are to live here. >> reporter: so true. as i was mentioning, runners start coming into town thursday and friday. then tomorrow is kind of when
the things get going. you have things for kids to do and other fun things. tell us a bit about it. >> we have our largest healthy kids fun run tomorrow. 3600 children will show up. if you were there last year in the snowstorm and saw the enthusiasm, these kids are coming. they only run one speed. unlike the marathon runners who come in different speeds. they're so excited. we not only want to teach them about health and fitness and running, the sponsors teach them about habitats, growing trees. reading books. so many good lessons. >> reporter: l's talk more about the race itself. there are new things you have. tell us about that with social media and different things. >> that is going to explode on sunday. we're doing a runner broadcast where the runner, their times and accomplishments on race day
is going to go out on their social media on their facebook and all their friends will get updates automatically. we have a locater. if you're walking around and you want to find mile markers, you want to find where the food stations are, you can go into our locater, which is brand- new, and you can get directions, gps directions on how to find it. and then tracking. the runner can sign up and allow people to know their pace times and split times. if you're back in tennessee, you can actually track if they're on pace. >> reporter: we have a runner here who actually ran here to talk with us this morning. this is his second marine corps marathon he'll be running in. you ran to meet us here. how far did you go? >> eight or 9 miles this morning. >> reporter: my gosh. just a little warmup for that. you're from seattle yourself. you've ran this one twice. what is different about this
one that's so special you think to people? >> this is a beautiful city. it's one of my favorite cities to run in. you're running the entire race outside these gorgeous monuments and water ways and veterans running with incredible stories. emotional appeal to this race, so i'm back again. >> reporter: you've ran how many marathons, six? >> seven or eight. i think it's eight. >> reporter: you get to meet a lot of people, you think you don't meet at the other marathons, like you mentioned the veterans out here. >> yeah. i work with a lot of the military groups, so i personally know a lot of these people running and some of the incredible stories. yeah, it's very emotional. it's emotional standing here in front of the memorial. a well put on event. >> reporter: steve and rick, thank you so much for talking with us. again, this will be happening all week long, and there's going to be road closures, that
always happens when we have events on the weekend. you can find out a list of the closures, and it is a list of them, by heading to myfoxdc.com to get the latest on that. back to you, tony and allison. >> sarah, thank you very much. endless e-mails, voice mails, back to back meetings, pick up the kids. for a lot of us there aren't enough hours in the day. >> i know. we may not be able to change time, but according to a new book, we can manage it better. i'm sitting down with the author of this book where great things to tell you when we come back. right now, it's 9:11. 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... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids...
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and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. welcome back. 9:14. if you've found yourself working long days but never seem to accomplish much, you might be in a productivity slump. robert pozen says there are changes you can make to boost your performance at the work
place and elsewhere. his new book is "extreme productivity: boost your results, reduce your hours" he joins us now. thank you for coming in. good to have you here. >> glad to be here, tony. >> everybody needs this book. here in the washington area, i love what you say in here, and here's what it seems to me it's all about, we feel simply like there are not enough hours in the day to get done the things that we need to do. is that our own fault pretty much? >> i think so, because we're very focused on how many hours we're putting in as opposed to what we're achieving. the real point of our clients, friends, consumers, what are we getting accomplished, not how many hours we're spending at the office. if we can shift our mindset to what we're doing instead of the hours we're putting in, that's the first main step forward. >> i want to get to the concrete things you talk about in here. one of the things you talk about, which i love and i've always said this, meetings. meetings in the work place. i have always said it seems to
me the result of most meetings, you decide to meet again at some point. tell me your whole concept about meetings. >> well, to begin with, there are only a few reasons to have meetings. one is to debate issues. second is to come up with creative solutions, and third is to actually have personal relationship with a client or a colleague that you don't know before. so those are limited reasons. most meetings don't meet those tests. the most important thing is to avoid meetings, don't call them in if people tell you they want you to go to a meeting, one thing you can say is, look, i'm not going unless you give me an agenda and background material. another thing you can say is, how long is this meeting? my view is any meeting over an hour is suspect. any meeting over 90 minutes is totally worthless. i think we really have to be very tough on meetings. when you get there, the worst thing i hate is when the presenter stands up and goes
through 10, 20, 30 power points, reading literally off the power point. this is a total waste of time. >> and boring. >> it is boring. thepoint of the meeting is to discuss things. if you see somebody doing that, you should say, nicely, look, this is great stuff. why don't you finish up so we can debate it. >> how do you -- and again, i love how direct you are in the book, and you say, you know, we need to say sometimes to our superiors some of these things, but how do you do that in a tactful way and not get fired? >> first, you have to build up trust with your boss. managing your boss, which is a separate chapter here, is a very important chapter. and you have to get, have a good conversation with your boss. figure out together what does he or she want you to get done in the next week or month, and what are the metrics which you
can get it done. bosses are afraid people will go going to the baseball game or something. if you have a good set of objectives, your boss will let up and it doesn't matter whether you're in the office at 10:00 or 9:00 or 8:00. i'm proud of the fact, though i ran two large companies, i was always home at 7:00 p.m. to have dinner with my family and my kids. >> how about that. >> lots of people say they can't do that. >> but you can. >> you can. and you can because first of all, gives you an incentive to work faster and second of all, you have to do something, you can do it after 10:00 p.m. >> we're almost out of time. can you stress quickly the whole e-mail thing. this is something i have to say i get caught up in, reading e- mails, trying to figure out how to respond, who to respond to. tell me your concept of that. >> my concept is two-part, first of all you have to be disciplined to take 80 to 90% and disregard them right away. you can tell from the tags you're getting a standard thing or this is something that comes
every day. but second part is the things that are important, deal with then and there. don't put it off. if you put it off, you may forget it, and if you don't forget it, you say a week later, now i want to get back to this, then you'll spend an hour looking for it. that's the key to e-mails. the last thing i say is, if somebody says something nice to you or helps you in an e-mail, show your gratitude by not sending an e-mail that just says, thank you. those are the wasteful e-mails. >> fascinating stuff. in washington, d.c., this is a big problem, productivity using your time, fascinating book with real solutions. "extreme productivity: boost your results, reduce your hours" by bob pozen. thank you, sir, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> allison, back to you. t. all about those boundaries. don't let anybody bust them. coming up, an olympian crowd surfing in vegas, but doesn't take the gold. a look at the big fall ahead.
>> do cars really lose value as soon as you take them off the lot? i'm phoning a friend in today's ask allison. holly? >> reporter: you need to ask me what to do in terms of this weekend or the next several. the kids' largest arts festival in the nation is going on here. we have two different ambassadors coming out to talk to us about how important this festival is and how you can make the most of it. it's all live later on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. ♪ teteacher: this is west virgini, pennsylvania, delaware.
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lot it depreciates, but the dealer can put 1,000 miles on it, and can still sell it as a brand-new automobile? haven't we all seen those cars with the dealer plates? i am phoning a dear friend to answer this question. it is the one and only robert, owner of easterns motors. good morning, robert. >> good morning. how are you? >> better now talking to you. what is the deal with this? we have all seen those really pretty cars and the dealer tag. does it lose the same amount? of course it does, right, it's not on the lot anymore? >> difference between retail and trade in value, one, the dealers are in the business of selling at tail and taking trade ins for resale. as far as a vehicle going over a curb and falling off a cliff
is old wives' tale. it does go from being a new vehicle to a used vehicle if you were to make a u-turn and come back in the dealership. as far as a vehicle being driven by the dealer, there are guidelines by different manufacturers that keep the new car options, new car warranty, the new car financing up to certain miles, that if an employee of the dealership or factory to drive the car, it will continue to offer a new car warranty and new car options for financing. also demos, if they use it as a service loaner, up to 2500 miles, different manufacturers have different limits, will permit the car to stay with the new car options. those are the advantages, the zero percentage for example, on the new car only, not used car. >> it stays new as long as a
dealer is driving it around, stays technically new, the benefit is to us? >> exactly. they get some use out of it, they're going to cut a better deal on that demo, on that service loaner, and the benefits does go to the customer. as far as a vehicle turning around and losing value, there's always a difference between retail and wholesale, or trade in value that a consumer will do, similar to a pawn shop. if you buy a new watch and turn around and go to a pawn shop, they're going to offer you a lot less for it. >> okay. all right. it makes sense to me. and thank you for doing this on such short notice. we had a good time giving away cars in years past. it's good to talk to you this morning. >> absolutely. look forward to doing something this year. >> love it. robert bassam of eastern motors. if you have a question for me, send it to me at myfoxdc.com, click on the morning tab for a
link to ask allison. i guess it works in our benefit is what robert is saying. >> i do understand you get a better deal. but to me, i still, to me, if you drive the car off the lot, make a u-turn, drive it right back in, that should not be a used car. >> right. >> all right. i like robert. robert is a good guy. coming up, there is a new comedy club in town. that's good news. and comedian j.j. walker is the first comedian to hit the stage there. he did a sold out show last night. he is there through the weekend and he's here in the studio with us this morning to talk about his shows, the new club, his book, he's a busy man. we'll talk to him in a little bit. first, tucker is keeping an eye on hurricane sandy. >> you got it. there's a live look at sandy. maximum winds 80 miles per hour. category 1 hurricane. i'll give you details on our weather and how it relates to sandy this week coming up after
welcome back. it's 9:30 now. tucker barnes is here. >> little fog to start your day. temperatures in the 60s. today will be fine. mild, about 70 degrees. tomorrow will be fine, too. >> the other good news, we have today, we have saturday to prepare for whatever is going to happen. >> most of sunday, too. >> there you go. >> again, many question marks, one being the eventual path of the storm, and the second the intensity. we're not quite clear on how strong it will be. we know the potential, but don't know that will happen. >> i feel a little better now. i'm sure i'll feel worse in two minutes. 64 in washington. low sixties all morning. slow to budge. the maritime layer holding tough here. 63 culpeper and 64 in fredericksburg. here's a look at your satellite
radar. that milky gray you see, starting to get breaks in the cover. i think we'll see afternoon sun. mostly cloudy start for your day the next couple of hours and afternoon sun with highs about 70. that green you see, that's a cold front. it will be a big player in our forecast as we get into the weekend. here's the latest with sandy. it looks like it's getting sheered apart. not a pretty sight if you're a hurricane. but that's temporarily good news for us. starting to lose some of its structure. what is happening here, it's transitioning into its extra tropical nature. this was forecast to happen. over the near term, this storm won't be terribly strong. track off to the north and west at about 13. will push off to the north and east and now the forecast is to pull it back into the mid- atlantic coast by sunday, monday and tuesday. here's the latest. category 1 hurricane with 80- mile-per-hour winds. tracking to the east and pulled
back to the mid-atlantic and if this track were to verify, still big cone of uncertainty, could track further to the north, still question marks. if this were to verify as a category 1 hurricane, we would be impacted very hard here monday and tuesday, with extremely heavy rains. could be talking about winds gusting, sustained winds 50, 60 miles per hour. even here in washington. remember, isabel when it came up the coast last year it tracked just offshore. we were on the western fringe in washington. this one will get all of us. the wind field will expand as this storm becomes a hybrid. maybe 300 miles across tropical force winds. this will be a major story here early next week. futurecast, fine today. moves up the coast and by sunday afternoon, the banding
taking place in washington. the real event gets in sunday night and early monday. monday morning at 6:00 and getting heavy rain across the area. beach erosion, that's a guarantee. surge, flooding, yeah, unfortunately high tide, our moon is full monday, the tidal surges will be extra high by monday and tuesday. power outages, always a guarantee around here. and flooding rain. looking at potential for 5 to 8 inches of rain across parts of the area here by tuesday afternoon, tuesday night. there's your accu weather seven- day forecast. many question marks about the monday, tuesday time frame. in it does occur, primetime monday and tuesday. until then, we're fine. highs monday and tuesday upper 40s to about 50. chilly around here. now let's have fun with tony. let me mention quick, the fox 5 weather app, free, and will give you weather information 24
hours a day. the best part, we actually hit twitter on the fox 5 weather app and we'll update and tweet what's going on in the world as the storm approaches. that's the latest tony, back to you. thank you very much. a brand-new comedy club in our area plans to feature classic old school comedians and they're starting with j.j. walker, who performs there at laughter hours through saturday night. walker is not just a comedian. he's also an author. he's quite politically active and has his own app. he joins us now. hello. >> nice to be here. thank you. >> nice to have you here. there's the book. "good times, bad times, our times, dine dyn-o-mite" describes your early days.
you're from new york city. >> yes. >> hard life early on. >> still going hard. [ laughter ] >> it's always a battle. >> always a battle, yeah. you found out that you could make people laugh at a young age, almost by accident. >> i was attending an urban college setting and wanted me to do an oral presentation, and dick gregory stuff and people started laughing. that is the best feeling in the word it make people laugh on a consistent basis, by i've been trying to do for 45 years. >> can you believe it's been 45 years? >> i can't even think about it. 45 years of doing this is unbelievable. you look at people and they have kids and you remember when they were born and they're 30 and 40 years old. and you're like, my darn, how did that happen? >> when you look at the book cover and you see young jimmie
walker there, and you could go back in time and tell him anything, what would you tell him? >> mainly business stuff. mainly business stuff. that's what i would tell him. and tt would be it. gabe kaplan, who we started with, said look, we're all going to be successful. don't spend any money. >> that's what you want to know. your rise to success was, i won't say it was quick, but when it happened, it was big. >> i think that i was in a school of guys and girls, from richard pryor to jay leno to david letterman, david brenner, and whatever happened, happened at one time. it was a strange kind of thing. freddie prince was in that, gabe kaplan was in that. a lot of people in there. seemed like an explosion of guys at the same time. usually doesn't happen like that now.
that's a whole dou are, in addi you're still on the road 35, 40 weeks? >> probably 40 weeks a year at least. the rest of the time is spent in vegas. you know, it's always good. it's good to come back here to do stuff. i love to work all over the country. doesn't bother me. i'm used to it. >> some people may be surprised if they haven't followed you closely, you're quite politically active and outspoken. do you describe yourself as a conservative? >> as an independent. you take a lot of heat. the minorities are voting for obama and no discussion about that. i think we should start looking at the issues and become policy oriented, rather than race oriented. that's really what's happening now. you know, obama, i'm proud of this guy. the first black guy in there. i cannot believe it. but i think the majority of the
country, and the majority is highly, highly disappointed. because they expected much more. and some things have been done, but a lot hasn't. and a lot of people are suffering. a lot of people are hurting. even though he came in in a tough situation, when you volunteer to do it, then let's do it. and it hasn't been done. >> our show is tight this morning. >> i'm gone. >> don't go, yet. laughter hours, brand-new club, opened last night of the sold out. >> sold out. i was fortunate. had a great crowd. great people. big laughter. come out and laugh. it's a great spot. the golden bull. >> the golden bull. tonight, 8:00 p.m. saturday 8:00 and 10:30. you can check out, they're about to announce their schedule. i know there are big names coming. laughter hourslive.com. great to have you here. >> thank you for having me. >> see you again some time, hopefully. actually, we'll be back with very cute pets, some of our own pets coming up in a lint.
topping the buzz bin today, bobby brown is facing dui charges again. his friends say this could help him. >> according to tmz, people close to brown say he finally realized he has a drinking problem. one source says he is considering checking back into rehab. sad video there with whitney houston. it's been more than two months since the olympic games in london wrapped up. but apparently michael phelps is in party mode. take a look at this video obtained by tmz. he took a spill while crowd subbing inside an inflatable raft at a nightclub in las vegas. we were told he was not seriously hurt, or possibly not aware of where he was. >> he's done. he can relax a little bit.
a celebration of european arts and culture for kids coming up. holly is taking us there. >> check out these spooky pooches. up next, a look at some halloween costumes for dogs. hello, lady bird. plus, you you and your canine friend can celebrate together. we'll be right back. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does.
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sorry. >> silly. that's what we love about you. >> holly has more details from northwest. take it away, please. >> reporter: have you started drinking already. >> yes, he has. >> reporter: on a friday. let me tell you about. eu countries. it's 27 different countries represented here. it really is coming together and it is supported from the top. i know that, because i have the top standing right next to me. this is the eeu ambassador to the united states and the ambassador from the republic of cypress. good morning to boeing -- both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: thank you for coming out. when you have 27 european countries helping with this, it means they all think it's important. >> absolutely. i think this is our favorite initiative we do throughout the
year, dealing with kids, and bringing european artists, it's a great operation. >> reporter: any time we deal with spirits it lifts our spirits. >> absolutely. >> reporter: it's aimed for kids ages 2 to 12. why do you think this exchange is important? >> engaging way to allow kids to discover the cultural diversity of europe. we have 27 countries, all have their own tradition and they bring it to the kids in an engaging and fun way. i think that's way to attract the interest of the kids. >> reporter: it's fun, because we have video of the puppet company that came out for us this morning. they're telling little red riding hood through their eyes. it's fun to see a story that we are familiar with told in a new and different way, which perhaps happens a lot in this instance. >> absolutely. europe is diversity. 500million people. we just received the nobel peace prize, by the way, and we
are happy for that. we are the expression of building peace. try to build a future together. this sends a strong message for kids. >> reporter: do you think when we start this young, we can instill that message and young people grab that? >> i think so. if it's presented in the appropriate way. more peaceful world for our kids. so we allow our kids to partake in this cultural activities and discover the positive aspects of cultural traditions. >> reporter: do you think child entertainers are that different around the world or there's a similarrality? >> i think there's a similarity, because kids have a universal language they understand. but i think we bring maybe a slightly different way. it's good for kids in this region to see and look and engage with artists coming from
europe. it's a great program. more than 250 occasions for people to watch. >> reporter: free occasions. >> free. >> reporter: thank you very much for coming out. it runs through november 17th. look for a publication like this, because this will have a list of the performances. get out and take advantage of this amazing opportunity. look through a child's eyes, and from a different point of view maybe. that's the beauty of it. back to you. >> all right, holly, thank you so much. pet owners will spend about $370 million on costumes this halloween. bone jour pet boutique sent us some costumes. to tell us more about the event is our friend rebecca singer, the youth audience manager at
hill wood. hello. >> hello. >> this is a great event. we're going to be showing -- these are our fox 5 family pets here. this is -- all dressed up in some of these costumes. tell us about the event saturday. >> it is going to be so much fun. it's a great time to get out with your family pet. get them dressed up and go enjoy the gardens at hillwood and the fall color. a lot of things to do, tricks for treats for the dogs. >> this is not normal, right? this is one day to bring your pet, your dog, to hillwood. this is not like a normal destination for our four-legged friends? >> absolutely right. it is the one day a year for those two hours that you can bring your pet and enjoy the fall gardens at hillwood. we're excited about that. it was the founder marjorie post who lived there and she loved her dogs. >> we often go to the museum and look at it.
simply so beautiful. it really is. >> stunning place. >> i know that you hit on it a little bit there, but if you can tell us more about the activities that are going to go on, so pet lovers can know. there's a costume contest, right? >> costume contest. all of your dogs from your family can show off their finery. there will be a costume, bone jour donating some of the prizes and other pet stores as well. tricks for treats and the dogs will get refreshments. a dog ice cream truck even, and a dog comedy show will be there. >> that's cute. fifteen dollars per dog, and one to two human companions can come for that price, right? stick around. i want to give love to the dogs that are here today. these are all fox 5 family dogs. our producer, julie, these are your two puppies. julie, pronounce your baby's
name for me. [inaudible] now we'll call her lady bird, lady bug, sorry. then we have down here, this is max, right, julie? max is a big fellow. the costumes come in all sizes, from max to lady bird johnson, this is our dog here. lady bird, turn this way. she's a little witch. you don't have to be that way for long. this is bogey, right? this is lauren demarco, whom you know and love from the morning show. what is bogey supposed to be? a tomato? >> i think he's a chili pepper. >> thank you. and last but not least, the 9:00 producer, katie's dog, bernie. bernie is, yell it to me, i'll say it. a football. look at the goal post in front. adorable. thanks to my fox 5 family members for bringing in your pooches. i know it's not easy to do
that. these are from bone jour. they're one of the proud sponsors of the event. tickets still available? >> absolutely. >> how can we get them? web site? >> [inaudible] >> we get the tickets through the web site? >> through the web site. >> all that information will be on our web site, myfoxdc.com. lady bird is gone. thanks, everybody. happy halloween. tony, back to you. oh, okay. never mind. tony, back to you in a minute. let's go to break first. right, lady bird? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade.
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late sunday the rain will start to develop. monday and tuesday the time frame on our event, our sandy event. still question marks about the eventual track, how intense will the storm be. but the potential is there for it to be a significant weather event around here monday, tuesday with heavy rain and lots of gusty winds. have to continue to watch that forecast this weekend. of course, soon gary will have the latest for you coming up at 5:00 p.m. >> okay. we're celebrating the pet in the cute costume. we want to show a couple of your photos you sent in. sorry, i don't have the information. here are some that are going on. how festive are you? king of the mardi gras. look at that pirate. thank you for sevenning your photos in. seem like a captain america type figure? >> i don't know. is it possible dogs are getting more used to costumes? they used to freak out. >> i think the fox